Category Archives: So You Want to Start a Business Podcast Interviews

This is another in the series of my talking about a business and the founder. I’m keen one day for Kate Morris of Adore Beauty to be a guest on this show – meanwhile here is my version of her story … You can listen  on iTunes click here. You can listen  on Stitcher click here. Or read my version of Kate’s business startup story here: How would you feel if you opened a cosmetic package you had ordered on line and inside the products were beautifully wrapped in tissue, with a bow – and there was also an extra
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Kimberley Chan devoted over a decade to a career as a senior lawyer in international corporate organisations – which meant long, hard hours, high pressure and no room for failure. Whilst she had a solid, well-paying job, lived in a beautiful house in a gorgeous part of Sydney and was surrounded by a loving family and friends, she felt drained of life and by life. She was spent. After completing a major corporate restructure that took almost a year to complete, Kimberley felt absolutely depleted, leading her GP to send her off for the usual myriad of blood tests. When the
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One of the definitions of entrepreneur that I recently heard and really like is: “Where once there was nothing, there now is some thing. The entrepreneur is the person who makes some thing where previously there was nothing” This episode is all about entrepreneurship by this definition. Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic were just 2 blokes in south east Queensland. They looked for an idea for a business and they grew it into a $40million + business n just 3 years. Where there was nothing …. and now there is Hi Smiles! Theirs is a terrific story. One day it
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Dr Sonia is a dental practitioner with 12 years of experience, business owner, learner entrepreneur and a pilot in training for her recreational license. She is a well-known personality in women dental forums in Australia and NZ. Her Mantra in life is “Do it”. You can always do it better and faster so do not wait, take the risk, take the plunge. “Be scared, be nervous, be excited, be positive” Her first taste of business was co owing a dental practice at the age of 24. Just 3.5 years ago she bought a nearly closed business and has built it up
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Settle in for a terrific conversation with Kate Toon. Kate Toon is an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with almost two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing. Originally from the UK but now based just outside Sydney. She has worked with big brands such as eHarmony, Curash and Kmart. And she’s helped countless small businesses produce great content and improve their copywriting and SEO. Kate is also the founder of The Clever Copywriting School and The Recipe for SEO Success eCourse, as well as co-host on the Hot Copy Podcast. She presents the Write for
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Hamilton Perkins is the founder and President of Hamilton Perkins Collection, an e-commerce retailer, offering designer travel bags at an affordable price, while holding the highest standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Hamilton Perkins Collection has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, The Washington Post, and Money Magazine. Hamilton Perkins Collection has hosted trunk shows at Bloomingdale’s and was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Velocity Tour business pitch competition hosted by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Prior to starting Hamilton Perkins Collection, Hamilton was an Investment Advisor at Merrill Lynch and, earlier, worked as
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Hayden Cox is the designer and founder of Haydenshapes Surfboards and the inventor of FutureFlex technology. Best known for his award winning (3 x Surfboard of the Year – USA and AUS) and global best selling surfboard design, Hypto Krypto, Hayden and the brand are also recognized for notable brand projects both within and unconventional to the world of surf. Check out the Haydenshapes website here.  This is the first in the series of “Business StartUp Stories and lessons learned” as told by me, your host Ingrid Thompson Hayden is on my list of people to interview in person and
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Jacqui Pretty is the Founder of Grammar Factory, a publishing company that turns entrepreneurs into authors. Many of her clients have become Amazon bestsellers, been featured on national television, landed paid speaking engagements and doubled their revenue. In short, she has witnessed first-hand the power of publishing to transform a business. Jacqui has combined her love of writing with a solid business model. Jacqui is holding an accelerator event and you can find more here http://entrepreneurtoauthor.com and if you use promo code NUMBERS you will receive  40% off the ticket price. Remember: Ideas without action…. Well they are just that … ideas. What action are
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Dr. Ben Carvosso is a High Performance Coach with 28 years experience starting and running businesses. At the age of 23 he started his entrepreneurial journey, creating one of Australia’s biggest allied health care practices.  He then went on to build one of Victoria’s premier bulk billing radiology companies, and within 7 years, had 4 practices in SE Victoria, employing over 35 staff, and turning over 3.5M+/year. Because of his age and personal experiences navigating mid-life, Dr Ben has had a focus on stuck and how it relates to mid-life. (mid-life stuck = mid-life crisis). Ben now owns a company
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John Lee Dumas is the host of EOFire, an award winning Podcast where he interviews today’s most successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week. JLD has grown EOFire into a multi-million dollar a year business with over 1500 interviews and 1.5 million monthly listens. He’s the author of The Freedom Journal and The Mastery Journal, two of the most funded publishing campaigns of all time on Kickstarter. All the magic happens at EOFire.com!   To listen in to our conversation: You can listen to the full interview on iTunes click here You can listen to the full interview on Stitcher click here You can listen
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