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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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Jul 13, 2022

What happens when a hair stylist says "Enough! of this"

... and decides to become a Feng Shui consultant?

That’s exactly what Candice Berlanger did and for a whole lot of reasons – start8ing with more freedom and flexibility to spend more time with her family 

Feng Shui is often thought of as the art of placement, where we put things in the house or the office

The REAL practice of Feng Shui is one of the oldest in the world and has a fascinating history!

Candice gives a little of the Feng Shui history and background as she takes us through her journey from hair stylist to Feng Shui consultant

We answer all the regular startup questions in this conversation and Candice dishes out some solid wisdom for anyone thinking about getting started:

"It takes longer than you think it will" AND “just start with what you’ve got at the time”

I love this!

Where you can find Feng Shui with Candice

Website:

https://www.learnfengshui.com/home

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/learnfengshuinow

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/learnfengshuinow/

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-berlanga-0023bb164/

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCy2AzSu6iMJodeQODNSlnnQ?view_as=subscriber

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Understand your Business Financial Savvy:

In just 2 minutes you can take your free personalised Business Financial Health Check to increase your financial safety in business. Are you ready to discover your score?

Click here for Your Business Financial Health Check

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

... you are a business owner and you really want to build and grow a successful business - whatever this means to you.

You want to

  • feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.
  • make business decisions using reliable information
  • understand the numbers
  • use the 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.

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 😊

Jul 11, 2022

Ziinkle is unlike any other dating app on the market. 

Fronted by two fed-up females Melanie Leahy and Elisse Alexander, Ziinkle is an innovative platform that allows users to see where other singles are out and about socially and in real-time.

Founders Melanie and Elisse are using Ziinkle to encourage daters to swap from swiping on the couch to locking eyes across the bar!

In this conversation they talk about:

  • their pricing model
  • How they raised funding
  • who is on their advisory board
  • where the idea for Ziinkle came from
  • how they came up with the name - and THAT is one of the biggest challenges for all new startups today

.... and much more!!

Who are Melanie and Elisse?

They have combined their years of experience and expertise and especially when it comes to developing and taking apps to market:

Melanie Leahy is a brand and marketing specialist with a passion for technology, digital innovation, and behavioural science.

She has worked in creative agencies and large corporate businesses for over 13 years. Throughout her career, she has had a range of hands-on experience developing and taking to market app-based solutions - just like they have done with Ziinkle!

She has worked closely with some of the world’s most valuable brands, including Google, Microsoft, Samsung, CommBank, Mastercard and KMPG, and has also worked with joint venture start-ups Wiise and Beem.

As Co-CEO of Ziinkle, Melanie’s responsibilities include strategy and marketing and supporting the CTO.

 

Elisse Alexander is a married mum of two with a background in technology, humanities and sociology.

She has over 14 years of marketing experience in agencies and corporate businesses.

Over the course of her career, she has developed several app-based solutions that have helped solve internal business issues and increase consumer advocacy and engagement with various global and domestic brands.

Her marketing specialisation is driving retention through 1:1 comms, content, experiential activations, and sales enablement.

As Co-CEO of Ziinkle, Elisse’s responsibilities include operations and finance and supporting the CTO.

Where to find Ziinkle:

Instagram - @ziinkle

Website - https://ziinkle.com/

 

You can find me, Ingrid Thompson:

website: www.healthynumbers.com.au

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Understand your Business Financial Savvy:

In just 2 minutes you can take your free personalised Business Financial Health Check to increase your financial safety in business. Are you ready to discover your score?

Click here for Your Business Financial Health Check

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

... you are a business owner and you really want to build and grow a successful business - whatever this means to you.

You want to

  • feel more confident when it comes to the money side of business.
  • make business decisions using reliable information
  • understand the numbers
  • use the 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.

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 😊

Jun 24, 2022

Crystal Sanford is a Speech-Language Pathologist who supports families, children and young adults with unique needs.

Crystal has built her successful consultancy completely from scratch and today she tells us the steps she took and her lessons learned.

When you listen to this episode her passion shines through.

Crystal’s goal is to move fellow special needs families from overwhelm and frustration to confidence and hope.

In her advocacy role, she has successfully helped numerous families to persistently pursue what their children deserve at school.

We cover pricing and how to get everything done - especially in the early days when Crystal was juggling a full time job with her new business - who else can relate to this? :-)

You can find out more about Crystal at

her website:
https://www.sdautismhelp.com

social media links

FB: www.facebook.com/sdautismhelp

IG: www.instagram.com/sanfordautism

Podcast: Thriving Special Families – proving insight, humour and hope for the special needs family journey

You can find me Ingrid Thompson at:

www.healthynumbers.com.au/

or on Linkedin at: linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson

Buy The Book: So You Want to Start a Business

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” where ever you buy your books - from independent bookseller or online

Jun 14, 2022

Dr Artika Tyner is an amazing woman, a human rights lawyer, book publisher and book store owner! Planting People Growing Justice

She lives by the credo: When you see a problem, find a solution.

She tells us that she realised that "a reader is more likely to find a black dog on the cover of a book than a black person" and set about to find a solution. She started publishing books

Her first book stores were pop-ups - at festivals and markets, offering the early books she published.

In 2017 Planting People Growing Justice was named as small business champion which was extremely fortuitous as this gave them access to business training and a mentor.

She says having this mentor as well as others has been indispensable to their success. And successful they indeed are.

She talks honestly about in the beginning she dreamt of "buying a building for her book store" and then didn't have step 2 ... no pricing plan, no overall strategy for financial viability - which is why the mentors were so important.

Dr Artika realised "I had to reconcile in my mind: this is a business, this is not a hobby. For this to last for the generations to come meant that we had to have a very sound strategy in place from the outset!"

She tells us some pretty disturbing data from the US:

"1 in 4 children are not reading at grade level by 4th grade

If you're not reading at grade level by 4th grade you are 4 times more likely to drop out of school

And if you drop out of school you are 3 and half times more likely to enter into the tangled web of incarceration and be arrested

Planting People Growing Justice is NOT just about selling books alone it’s about increasing literacy and engagement"

Dr Artika is truly on a mission and when you listen to this conversation I believe you will be as inspired and uplifted as she is to bring about change in real time.

In recognition of her leadership and service, she is the recipient of more than two dozen awards that include: Women in Business, American Small Business Champion, International Educator Citizen, and American Bar Association Difference Makers.

She has been featured in a variety of media outlets.

She is a prolific, award-winning author of adult and children’s books that includes: Amazing Africa: A to Z and The Inclusive Leader: Taking Intentional Action for Justice and Equity.

She serves as a global citizen by supporting education, entrepreneurship, and women’s leadership initiatives in Africa. In furtherance of her philanthropic efforts, she created Planting People Growing Justice Leadership Institute, a nonprofit organization committed to promoting literacy and diversity in books.

You can find Planting People Growing Justice here:

https://www.ppgjbooks.com

https://www.artikatyner.com

Instagram:

@ppgjbooks

@plantingpeoplegrowingjustice

Jun 8, 2022

Hello and welcome to Episode 177

Recently I found myself saying to a friend "I feel like I've lost my voice"

I hadn't written a newsletter in a while and there was a gap in my podcast episodes and I was mostly off social media .... I told my friend "I don't know what to say"

She said: "We procrastinate as a response to fear - we develop the habit of procrastinating to protect ourselves"

Wow!! That was a lightbulb moment

I hadn't realised that this is procrastination!!

What am I frightened of?

In this solo and very personal episode I share with you how I dealt with it - and it is NOT about having more willpower

We are in business - we have tons of willpower

This calls for something much deeper - and totally different

In this short (less than 15 minute) episode I walk you through the steps I took

Am I completely "cured" ... time will tell 

I'm guessing it could happen again AND next time I'll be ready!!

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode 

You can email me at ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au

or please leave a review wherever you listen to your podcasts

The Book: So You Want to Start a Business

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: Buy The Book

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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