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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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Nov 8, 2021

Like many business owners Angela Ficken reached a point where she was burning the candle at both ends. She took the plunge to start private practice … and thought she would “hang out her shingle” and that’s all she needed to do.

It didn’t work out that way and in this episode Angela tells us how she overcame the “hustle of being in business which is a constant grind”

She says that she learned very fast that: “Your pay check is as much as you hustle”

Angela has built her business Progress Welness into a worldwide brand. She offers online products that take her expertise out into the world for a wide range of clients.  She tells us that creating the brand allowed the creativity side of her personality.

In this episode Angela walks us through the process she used to build her brand and the entire suit of online products – so helpful for every business person.

Angela Ficken, LICSW is a full-time psychotherapist in private practice. She specializes in OCD, eating disorders, and anxiety-related concerns.

She started her career at McLean Hospital, which is one of the top-ranking psychiatric hospitals in the country and affiliated with Harvard University. She was the head social worker on an inpatient unit that focuses on anxiety and depression.

During her time at McLean, she trained in exposure therapy and became certified in CBT and DBT. Shortly thereafter, she worked at Harvard University as a primary therapist for undergraduate and graduate students.

During her time there, she taught students CBT and DBT skills to help them manage a range of challenging emotions that young adults face daily.

 

Angela has focused her attention on working with young adults and entrepreneurs primarily after noticing that both groups struggled with anxiety disorders and stress-related issues due to life transitions and the uncertainty of what was coming next in their lives. The struggle, as they say, is "real".

She has spent years fine-tuning her practice and building her business into something more than a standard full-time private practice.

In this conversation she tells us how she has achieved this - with practical and actionable steps we can all implement.

She began writing for Huffington Post as an expert, which then catapulted her into writing for other major online sources which include Marriage.com where she is a verified expert, YourTango.com, ThriveGlobal.com, and has been quoted in Oprah Magazine, and on Fastcompany.com, Inc.com, Forbes.com, MSN.com, Bustle.com, Popsugar.com, Buzzfeed.com, Nylon magazine, Getstigma.com, and Justluxe.com. She has also been a guest on Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner where she talked about OCD and intrusive thoughts, as well as on the radio in Chicago and Reno speaking about stress and anxiety.

Through her writing and hearing from her clients how difficult it was finding an understanding therapist—one who could actually teach coping strategies to manage difficult emotions—she decided to create the Worried to Well-Balanced: Practical Skills to Deal With Everyday Stressors: Worried to Well-balanced course to reach more people other than those she could meet within her office.

The course is designed to help those who have significant stress in their lives and struggle to find ways of coping and managing their emotions.

You can find Angela Ficken and Progress Wellness:

Pinterest.com/progresswellnes

Facebook.com/progresswellness

Instagram.com/progresswellness

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book here 

 

My guess is you are listening to these podcasts because .....

.... you have a vision to build and grow your successful business - whatever that means for you.

Maybe you want to feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business?

Having a successful business means 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 😊

Nov 4, 2021

Stacey Hylen is my guest today in this short Stand out episode because what she has to say about how to overcome the pricing barrier earns its own episode!

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

She describes herself as a “natural optimiser” and you can listen to her talking about this if you scroll back to episode 171.

Stacey says: "In business the pricing barrier is not usually between ourselves and a client or customer – the pricing barrier is usually between our ears …"  all about mindset

She gives us a terrific pricing example from her own business and also a general example of resources vs resourcefulness - and especially when it comes to mindset and profit.

In this Standout she mentions 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

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book 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 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 😊

 

Nov 1, 2021

When it comes to having a sales conversation with prospective clients - have you ever taken it personally when they say "no" or do you try really hard to be "liked" so that they will say "Yes" ??

I know I certainly have and am guessing you maybe have as well...

In this episode Sharon Kitroser who is one of Founders at Team Kat  & Mouse shares her wisdom about her unique approach to sales, selling and fund raising.

Sharon and her business partner and long time friend Amy Mauser work with clients to support them in their fundraising strategies.

They believe that:

Tangible fundraising results are created by hiring great people, training them how to do their job, and coaching them continually. Sharon and Amy are nonprofit fundraising consultants committed to all three.

This is a fabulous conversation with Sharon and is for anyone who is looking for help with how to have a successful sales conversation with prospective clients. 

We hear the business startup story of Team Kat & Mouse and lessons learned.

You can find Sharon Kitroser and Amy Mauser and the Team Kat & Mouse here:

Website:

https://www.teamkatandmouse.com

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/75875107/admin

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/TeamKatandMouse/?ref=pages_you_manage

 

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

The Book:

So You Want to Start a Business: purchase your copy of the book 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.

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 😊

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