8: Emily de la Pena – rapid growth and hiring, private equity, startup weekends

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Podcast 54:36 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Emily de la Pena, founder of Coding Kids which runs programming tutoring, classes and holiday camps for children, based around the Brisbane area in Australia. In this episode: Emily’s background Making the leap from full-time work Setting prices Handling rapid growth and rapid hiring Managing profitability …

7: Carl Quested – post-failure, payment upfront, high volume, excess cash

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Podcast 30:39 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Carl Quested, who runs Agent Mail which helps real estate agents with direct mail and telemarketing. In this episode: Carl’s background Negotiating leases and taking on loans after prior business failure Moving to payment upfront in an industry that normally has 30-60 day terms Monitoring the …

6: Nigel Moore – fixing debtors, fixed-fee agreements, selling a business

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Podcast 42:28 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Nigel Moore, who runs My Technology Business which specialises in helping IT support entrepreneurs. In this episode: Nigel’s background How he convinced customers to pay in advance instead of 4 months (!) after service delivery Monitoring profitability of monthly fixed-fee agreements Why not to earn too …

5: Q&A – reports, top 5 numbers, bank accounts, cards

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Podcast 23:15 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes In this episode, I answer 6 questions submitted before this podcast launched by Dinesh Rudra from LightAnimations.com. In this episode: Which reports do I need to look at, and how frequently? Are there top five numbers I always need to be on top of? How do I make things easier for my …

4: Paul Higgins – ex-corporates, key drivers and more

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Podcast 34:22 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes Paul Higgins runs the community Build Live Give and associated podcast to help people build a business, live a great life and give back to the community. In this episode: Why Paul left a successful corporate career. Paul’s journey through coaching, outsourcing, business management software and communities. Two major business lessons from …

3: Meryl Johnston – client and team profitability

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Podcast 36:51 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest on this episode is Meryl Johnston, an entrepreneurial chartered accountant based on the Gold Coast, Australia. Meryl and I started the online bookkeeping service Bean Ninjas in June 2015, and then after 18 months of decent growth I sold my share of the business to Meryl. This episode was recorded …

2: Jarrod Robinson – making the leap, multiple income streams, grants and loans

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Podcast 41:48 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest on this episode is Jarrod Robinson, a teacher for PE teachers who want to use technology in the classroom at ConnectedPE.com and ThePEGeek.com, and his business TheAppMatch.com develops mobile apps for entrepreneurs. In this episode: His journey from PE teacher to entrepreneur with multiple income streams. Why he stopped doing …

1: Dan Norris – pricing, costs, reports, and startup flaws

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Podcast 51:30 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest on this episode is Dan Norris, a serial entrepreneur, 4X best-selling author and international speaker. In this episode, we go through lessons learned on his journey from HR employee, elearning/website agency, analytics dashboard startup, WPCurve a WordPress support service recently sold to GoDaddy, and Black Hops craft brewery on the …

Intro episode – Podcast is live!

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Podcast 2:06 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes I’m very excited to announce that the podcast is live! I recorded a short intro episode to describe what you can expect in future episodes. You can listen, subscribe and review on iTunes, or Stitcher. If you want to submit a question for the next Q&A episode, or want to get in …