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So You Want to Start a Business with Ingrid Thompson

Business has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it. In this podcast, I lead thoughtful and fun discussions with business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create their own business success. As we celebrate their stories and learn the lessons from their lives this podcast offers business wisdom with tangible, tactical tools and tips. We debunk some of the common business myths supporting you to build and grow your own business. I’m your host Ingrid Thompson – renowned business educator & mentor with more than 30 years’ experience and author of the book So You want to Start a Business. This podcast is here to inspire, empower and transform the way we build a business. This is a lively and thought provoking podcast - and fun too. When we pursue business and entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity, and at the same time build a financially successful business – we live richer, fuller lives. Find out more about Ingrid Thompson https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/podcasts/ Follow me on linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson https://www.facebook.com/GrowingBusinessesHealthier/ and https://www.instagram.com/healthynumbers.com.au/ Find Ingrid’s internationally published book So You Want to Start a Business https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/about-the-book/ Conversations on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more I hope you enjoy listening Just so you know, I read chapters of the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90
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Now displaying: July, 2021
Jul 29, 2021

"Find your Niche" they say

and we resist saying "I can help everyone" or "Oh, I don't want to exclude anyone" 

I've just finished a terrific conversation with Dana and David Hagstrom about the business they started when they "retired" and moved to Mexico.  They call it their Encore Career

This is one of my Stand Out episodes and is all about Finding your Niche and the questions to ask yourself and the steps to take to truly drill down to find your niche.

This is a practical episode and you can take these steps right now and get started to help you find your niche.

The full episode of our conversation will be available shortly - stay tuned. I have a few other terrific conversations lined up to help you build and grow your business.

To find out more about the work Dana and David do with their clients click here

https://www.davidndana.com/

My guess is you are here because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

Truly, I'm keen to hear how you go with this activity. Please let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Jul 26, 2021

Kelli Komondor says her motto might well be "Why not now?" 

Why wait another 5 years or 10 years - why not now?

In this rich and rewarding conversation Kelli tells her story - and much more.

2020 - the year of necessary changes for small businesses, nonprofits and corporations.

Kelli Komondor found the courage to follow her dreams to have a business of her own and to become a published author.

Kelli's motto could be said to be "Why not now?" because it was these 3 words which changed her life last year.

We all know that feeling "The time is not quite right"

Is it ever exactly perfectly right?

Kelli took that leap and now runs a successful and growing business providing content, PR & marketing and branding to small businesses and nonprofits.

As if starting a business wasn't enough Kelli decided to create an anthology of 21 business women sharing their stories of resilience: Twenty Won

You can find Kelli's book here: www.twentywonbook.com

You can find Kelli Komondor here: https://www.k2creativellc.com/

 

My guess is you are here because .....

My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 

Will this make a difference? Will this help you, my listener - will this help you to build your business? will this help you to create your successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?

This is why I do what I do

There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:

  • Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio
  • The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease
  • How to make more money
  • ... and many other topics

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions.

This book is designed to help you build your business - whether you are starting from scratch and creating something new or you have been in business for a couple of years and want to build from your foundations.

The book is your step by step guide to building a business smarter and faster.

"So You Want to Start a Business"

Order your copy now from Booktopia, Amazon or Book Depository

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

If you prefer the kindle Head straight to Amazon

Happy reading!

 

What is your biggest question right now? Let me know - send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

Jul 19, 2021

This is a completely different style of podcast episode.

Today I'm in conversation with Ian Whitworth as we discuss his book "Undistruptable. Timeless business truths for thriving in a world of non-stop change"

Ian describes himself as "Failed vet student, amusement ride operator, audiovisual technician"

He started his own advertising agency so he could give himself the creative director job he yearned for.  That business won some awards which helped him start audiovisual business Scene Change - partly to test marketing ideas that his corporate clients felt were too weird. It worked, becoming a successful national firm in the event industry.

Ian believes: "So many talented people want to give it a shot, yet they’re held back by the big business myths. But success is simpler than your crusty CEO wants you to think."

Ian built his businesses on simple rules, Year 6 maths, basic decency and no jargon.

The book is terrific and is certainly written in Ian's very Australian writing style.

Regular listeners know I ask similar questions of my guests. IN this episode Ian's questions are specifically about his book and the recurring themes he covers:

  • the importance of building and nurturing relationships - with everyone
  • selling is a skill and vocation that is vital to success
  • good customer service is the foundation of good business
  • money and measuring results is where true success comes from
  • decency and common sense prevail

Ian's book is published by Penguin and can be found wherever you buy your books. In fact he suggests you go find your local independent bookshop for your copy.

"The independents need our support"

You can find more about Ian Whitworth click here: https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/ian-whitworth

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 
Here are the ways you can access all my best material:

I've been running webinars on the following topics:

  • Cash Flow
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! This book  Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.

“So You Want to Start a Business”

You can order your copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

Or wherever you buy your books on line.  If you prefer Head over to Amazon

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

Happy reading!

My guess is that you are a business owner and what you really want - is to build and grow a successful business - whatever that means to you.

We know that business owners want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

Having a successful business might mean making business decisions with reliable information - facts & data as well as your "gut feel."

…  ultimately you want to do what you do best AND have a successful business AND make a difference.

I’m here to help you.

 

 

 

Jul 12, 2021

Nicki Krawczyk created a storm when she named her business Filthy Rich Writer - in fact she was surprised at the response.

Nicki Krawczyk is determined to destroy the myth that writers don’t make any money. After earning her degree in Public Relations and reading a book her mother gave her about how to become a copywriter and earn 6-figures, Nicki propelled herself into freelance work.

She has worked with high calibre clients like Hasbro, TripAdvisor, and Adidas.

Today, she heads her own training program and podcast, where she instils the proper skills writers need to reach their ultimate potential as self employed copywriters. It's this business she named Filthy Rich Writer - whatever "Filthy Rich" means ... 

In this terrific conversation Nicki gives us some solid and well thought through business philosophy - about pricing, about hiring others to help "as business owners we think we can do it all ourselves and we'll wait till we have more money before hiring someone. Truth is we need that person in place in order to make more money and to take biz to the next level"

Nicki has her own way of dealing with the tough times and there certainly are tough times in business - "it's scarier than you think it will be and it's better than you think it will be and everything can happen in the same day."

Nicki is a fun and lively guest and shares her stories and wisdom with generosity and a genuine desire to help you build and grow your business - whatever business that is.

Settle in - whether with a cuppa T, driving along or out with your dog for a walk ... wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Nicki Krawczyk can be found at:

website: www.filthyrichwriter.com

Twitter: @nickicopy
Facebook: @filthyrichwriter
Instagram: @filthyrichwriter

Nicki's podcast is: Build Your Copywriting Business

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 
There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:

I've been running webinars on the following topics:

  • Cash Flow
  • Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out
  • Understanding the Profit First book
  • Pricing - getting it right for your studio

If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

AND

Read my book! This book  Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.

“So You Want to Start a Business”

You can order your copy right here: http://bit.ly/ThatBook

Or wherever you buy your books on line.  If you prefer Head over to Amazon

It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.

Happy reading!

 

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