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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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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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