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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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Aug 30, 2021

Rebekah Campbell is a serial entrepreneur who has played a lead role in the disruption of two industries.

She's best known as the Co-Founder of Hey You, Australia's number 1 order ahead platform used by 900 000+ Aussies in cafes and quick service restaurants (QSR)

Hey You grew out of the combination of Rebekah's Posse.com and another business called Beat the Q.

She tells the story of how the 2 officially became 1 company in 2015.

Hey You is evolving the way that people order and pay at cafes and QSR.

Posse.com was founded in 2013 and was a social search engine that helped people find and recommend their favourite places and interact with storeowners. Posse at the time was used by 45,000 merchants worldwide and is backed by leaders from Google, Facebook, Twitter and E-Bay.

Prior to Posse.com Rebekah founded Scorpio Music, one of Australia's most successful music companies. Scorpio developed the careers of Evermore, George, Lisa Mitchell, Matt Corby and many others.

Rebekah also talks about writing her book - and why this was so important to her. She says "When I was writing, I just thought about one person and if I could help that one person to have the change that I have had in my life, it was worthwhile."

Sounds familiar doesn't it? When thinking about our ideal client - think of that 1 person.

 

Where to find Rebekah:

Website: https://rebekahcampbell.com

"138 Dates" the book: https://rebekahcampbell.com/138-dates/

New York Times weekly column "She's the Boss":

https://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/author/rebekah-campbell/

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 23, 2021

Kenzi Wood is a full-stack marketer turned content writer, writing for businesses. She took her side hustle and made it a full time viable business.

Kenzi has helped more than 150 agencies and entrepreneurs. She's written more than 1 000 pieces of content - one thousand! for more than 300 000 readers! You know how much I, Ingrid. love data and stats so I just had to include this right here! 😊

In today's episode Kenzi takes us through her business story going from writing as a side hustle to realising it is a full time business and growing that into a truly viable and successful business.

She says: "I made $50 and that became $500 and then $2000 ... and I had to start paying taxes because I was making so much money. The IRS considers this a business then it was time for me to as well"

She shares practical and actionable steps you can take today in your business - whatever business you are in

You can find Kenzi here:

website: https://kenziwrites.com/

Her preferred social media links:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kenziwrites

https://twitter.com/kenziwrites

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 😊

 

Aug 19, 2021

Kelli Komondor was our guest on episode 158 and in that episode she explained imposter syndrome in a way I’ve not heard previously.

Imposter syndrome affects so many people which is why I want to bring you this episode with:

  • Kelli's explanation of imposter syndrome
  • how she found that she could start to overcome imposter syndrome
  • the activity I work through with clients to help them realise their worth and to beat imposter syndrome

In this episode I invite you to let me know how you go with the activity or if you need some help to please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

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 😊

Aug 16, 2021

Katie Chonacas is a multi disciplinary artist who utilises her voice to inspire change and transformation in people who want to make an impact on the world

Katie Chonacas is the first NFT artist to release a poem on love on blockchain. "A Lover’s Fairytale" was released on World Poetry Day and is available on Amazon.

Katie Chonacas writes for Huff Post.

Katie has appeared in many TV shows and films including Law & Order: SVU, Cols Case, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, CSI: NY.

She has a popular podcast: She’s All over the Place

When I asked Katie why she wanted to be a guest on the show she said: 

"Educating and sharing over two decades of experience in entertainment and business.

How I got started, key facts and gems, books, mentors, mentality, sharing, communicating, having a team, not doing it all alone.

Being open to the unknown & the unexpected, having a blueprint to guide but allowing space so the ego and control do not ruin the vision, the hope, the dream.

Mindfulness, what, who and what we are listening to, noise pollution.

The importance of culture, travel, listening, and how to take massive action every single day. Here's to a great start. :) Thank you!"

I knew this would be a memorable conversation - and it is!

You can find Katie:

website: https://www.chonacas.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chonacas/

Pick up her Poetry Book: http://www.aloversfairytale.com

Podcast Website: www.shesallovertheplace.com

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Take Your Business Financial Health Check click here

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 always keen to hear how you are going. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I answer all my own emails 😊

 

Aug 11, 2021

Money scares many people. But it doesn’t scare Ean Price Murphy. 

She doesn’t want business owners to have to worry about their “crazy” finances anymore!

People who are nervous or confused about money work with Ean to become confident, comfortable and knowledgeable around money.

She wasn’t born a bookkeeper. She learned it slowly.

Ean graduated with a Liberal Arts degree, so it wasn’t until her 20s that she started becoming educated about money. She says: “After all, it’s just another language, and with a little guidance, you’ll be fluent”

Can runs Moxie Bookkeeping and is a Profit First professional.

If you’re wondering what is profit first then listen in.  

Ean describes profit first as “a way of handling your business income in order to make sure you’re actually earning a good living from your business or freelance work.  And if you’re not there yet, it is a really impactful way of working your way towards that good living in the most effective way.”

You can find Ean and Moxie here:

Website:

www.Moxiebookkeepingandcoaching.com

Facebook:

PF for Creatives: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040071306370464/ 

https://www.facebook.com/MoxieBooks/ 

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/moxiebookkeeping/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/eanpricemurphy/

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 😊

 

Aug 5, 2021

"Business is a Roller Coaster" says Nicki Krawczyk who we met recently in episode number 156

This is one of our short sharp standout episodes - 10 minutes!

Nicky says:  "By its very nature Entrepreneurship is scary

And you have to be willing to Get outside your comfort zone"

Nicky tells us how she deals with the role coaster and describes being an entrepreneur – being a business owner "is Terrifying and at the same time thrilling"

In addition I have 2 suggestions of ways to help manage the highs and lows of being a business owner - solid method for making decisions and working towards financial stability

To help you assess where you in regards to financial stability I've put together a Business Financial Health Check: click here to take Your Health Check

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 😊

Aug 3, 2021

Myrtle and Maude creates natural wellbeing products for pregnancy.

Julia d'Albert Pusey is the Co-Founder and a super smart business woman. 

This episode is packed with about as much as can be packed into 40+ minutes. I think Julia is probably one of THE most prepared guests I've ever had on the show.

Julia says: "Don’t be scared of failing – just don’t put a lot of money behind it" and explains how this applied in her previous business. "Set a financial limit"

She also says: "You cannot go to the market with perfect option. Test the market on the cheapest option and see if there is a bite"

She describes the early days in "Myrtle and Maude" when it was "not pretty" because getting something out there was most important.

She describes the impact of Google shopping and then Amazon on their business.

Myrtle and Maud is certainly a business to watch over the next few years.

Julia is certainly a business woman to watch.

If you want to find out more about Myrtle and Maude head to their website:

https://myrtleandmaude.com

IG: @myrtleandmaude

FB: https://www.facebook.com/myrtleandmaude1/

 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts 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 😊

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