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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: October, 2021
Oct 27, 2021

My guest today is Keli Spanier and more than 12 years ago she started making funny and creative cards – for a whole bunch of reasons

In this episode she tells us all about how she has grown Colette Paperie from those first cards into a global company

As Keli says: "After spending several years at a corporate job I began Colette Paperie in 2009 to solve two problems: lose the soul-sucking job, and create funny cards."

It became her goal to revive snail mail in a way that made it impossible to resist - by creating cards that you simply have to send.

Her cards are located in over 500 stores worldwide after a decade of hard work, dedication + grit to making this thing work and she tells us the highs and the lows in this episode.

Her cards are in floral shops, boutiques, museum shops, salons, and even restaurants.

The best feature of the cards (aside from their irreverent sayings) is the brightly covered envelope sure to stand out in anyone's mailbox.

Keli does it all herself: draws, prints, cuts, folds + packages all of her cards, stickers, notepads + keychains all in her Cincinnati studio. Keli says "It's pretty ridiculous."

Personally I think it is amazing! as is she!

I love cards and I think you will love Keli's cards and really find this episode extremely enlightening about how to take a create pursuit and enjoy a viable business.

You can find Keli:

Website: https://www.colettepaperie.com

IG: @colettepaperie

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

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

 

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.

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:

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!

AND

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

 

Truly, I'm always keen to hear from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

Oct 14, 2021

"Whatever it is you are waiting for - is keeping you in a state of limbo!"

That's Michelle Okwudiafor and she adds "Put all the excuses aside because you are capable"

Michelle is an advocate for visibility and inclusion and in this conversation she speaks about how she has grown this business while working a full time job - and that point where she knew the business could sustain her.

She talks pricing and shares data and stats - she tracks her pitches, the acceptances and the conversions.

Research is vital she reminds us

Michelle is an inspiring and interesting guest and this is a terrific conversation

You can find Michelle:

website: www.careerinvest.co.uk

Instagram: @career_invest

 

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! "So You Want to Start a Business"  is 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 personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

Oct 5, 2021

Stacey Hylen is my guest today and she started her first business when she was in third grade and then an even more successful business when she was 11 years old.

Stacey says: "Many people feel they are getting paid well, just not enough to reflect their brilliance at what they do and the kind of results and support they create for their clients. I help people Raise their Rates"

In this conversation she talks about how she works with clients to help them Raise their Rates.

She describes herself as a “natural optimiser” and all the way through our conversation you can hear how she optimises!!

No matter what business you are in – Stacey has a message for you.

She started her business when she and her husband moved to Quebec in Canada from the US.

  • in a new country
  • speaking mostly French - 99.8%
  • with a young baby
  • and in a small village

Her husband used to joke that "If it doesn't work out you could always go work at the local hot dog stand" and Stacey says "There is NO WAY that was going to happen"

So she made it work. How often are we inspired to make something work because some one tells us it won't work!!

The French expression she used is “Casse-croûte literally translates to 'break-crust' but it's really a snack.”

Stacey has a recently released book "Hidden Profit: more clients & cash" and she mentioned her "Raise your Rates Masterclass" and you can register for the next one here:

https://www.raiseyourratesmasterclass.com

Her website is:

https://www.staceyhylen.com

 

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 from you. Please send me an email ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

I personally answer all my own emails 😊

 

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