52 episodes

Take a peek behind the scenes with the most prolific leaders of good businesses who have people, planet, and profit at the core of their missions.

Follow Chris Edwards - founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers - as she sits down for exclusive interviews with business leaders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to understand how to create businesses that have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the world.

Join her for stories of struggle and strife, testimonies from leading entrepreneurs with a passion for their mission and yet untold tales of turning failure into success. When she isn't talking to business leaders, she dishes her own advice via "How To" episodes that discuss everything you need to know about starting up.

We go deep into the entrepreneur’s journey of creating heart-led businesses and conscious companies in the hopes that we can inspire more to start their own good businesses.

Good Business Launchpad

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Take a peek behind the scenes with the most prolific leaders of good businesses who have people, planet, and profit at the core of their missions.

Follow Chris Edwards - founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers - as she sits down for exclusive interviews with business leaders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to understand how to create businesses that have an overwhelmingly positive impact on the world.

Join her for stories of struggle and strife, testimonies from leading entrepreneurs with a passion for their mission and yet untold tales of turning failure into success. When she isn't talking to business leaders, she dishes her own advice via "How To" episodes that discuss everything you need to know about starting up.

We go deep into the entrepreneur’s journey of creating heart-led businesses and conscious companies in the hopes that we can inspire more to start their own good businesses.

    The Fight of My Life with Rich Thompson

    The Fight of My Life with Rich Thompson

    Sometimes, a story comes along that truly impacts you. For many, that story is Finding Ruby, a six-part immersive podcast created by Rich Thompson, a creative agency owner who took a sabbatical to bring this powerful narrative to life. Finding Ruby follows a 16-year-old girl's harrowing journey through the hell of online sex trafficking, a growing global crisis with over half a million cases reported in the Philippines alone. Rich chose podcasting to tell this story, aiming to raise awareness and inspire action. 
    In this episode, Chris Edwards sits down with Rich to discuss the motivation behind Finding Ruby, its impact, and the ambitious goals Rich hopes to achieve through this narrative. If you're looking for inspiration to take bold action and make a positive difference, this conversation is a must-listen.
    Featured voices
    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcastRich Thompson, creator of Finding Ruby and founder of Cadence Media. 

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    • 30 min
    What I Have Learnt: Growing a 700 member community

    What I Have Learnt: Growing a 700 member community

    To celebrate our special 51st episode, Chris shares her journey of creating Launchpad, a thriving community for conscious entrepreneurs. With over 15 years of entrepreneurial experience, Chris shares 11 key lessons learned from building and nurturing a membership-based business from the ground up. From the importance of continuous evolution and fostering a supportive community culture to embracing feedback and investing in people and systems, Chris provides valuable insights for anyone considering launching or growing a membership business. 
    Discover how Launchpad has become a hub for innovation, connection, and impactful support, driving positive change in the lives of its members and beyond. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or seasoned business owner, this episode offers actionable advice and inspiration for building a thriving community of your own.
     
    Time codes
    00:00 Introduction and Background
    02:06: Having the Right People 
    03:10 Identifying your Goals 
    05:14 Defining Values and Creating a Strong Culture
    06:06 Systems and Processes are Key 
    07:18 Setting Boundaries
    08:11 Power of Word of Mouth
    10:10 Using Feedback to Improve and Serve the Community
    10:54 Impact of community
     
     
    Featured voices
    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcast
     
    Good Business goes behind the scenes of the leaders of good businesses, who have people, planet and profit at the core of their mission. Follow the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 13 min
    The Ceiling is A Mirror: Jingjing Zhong’s journey building Superbench AI

    The Ceiling is A Mirror: Jingjing Zhong’s journey building Superbench AI

    What if the ceiling of success is just a mirror of your own beliefs? 💡 Dive into this profound insight and more in our latest episode of the Good Business Podcast featuring Jingjing Zhong, the innovative founder of Superbench AI. Together with host Chris Edwards, she delves into entrepreneurship, fundraising, resource optimization, hiring strategies, and the transformative potential of generative AI.
    Join us as we unpack actionable strategies to challenge your beliefs and break through the limitations holding you back.
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    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcastJingjing Zhong, founder of Superbench AI 

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    • 33 min
    From Pain to Purpose: Beau Wangtrakuldee's Mission to Reduce Waste in Healthcare

    From Pain to Purpose: Beau Wangtrakuldee's Mission to Reduce Waste in Healthcare

    Embark on an enlightening journey with Beau Wangtrakuldee, the visionary force behind AmorSui. In this episode, we delve deep into Beau's inspiring mission to revolutionize the medical industry's approach to waste reduction and safety enhancement. Learn about the experiences, including a personal injury, that fueled Beau's passion for creating positive change. She also shares vulnerably the struggles of creating a business, believing in yourself, and how to keep moving forward. So jump right in with us on this amazing conversation.
    Time codes
    00:00 Introduction
    01:42 Beau's Background and Inspiration
    04:03 The Problem and Opportunity with Disposable PPE
    08:14 The Journey of AmorSui
    10:09 Challenges Faced by Bo
    15:41 The Impact of Participating in the Launchpad Pitch Festival
    24:30 Beau’s Advice to Younger Self
    26:18 Key Takeaways
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    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcastBeau Wangtrakuldee, founder of AmorSui 

    Good Business goes behind the scenes of the leaders of good businesses, who have people, planet and profit at the core of their mission. Follow the show on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

    Visit the Launchpad website for the full show notes on today’s episode and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

    • 26 min
    From Idea to Impact: Tali Goldman's Journey building Market for Good

    From Idea to Impact: Tali Goldman's Journey building Market for Good

    How does one turn an idea into true impact? Join us on the Good Business podcast as we dive into the journey with Tali Goldman, the founder of Market for Good. From the inception of Market for Good to its profound mission of supporting sustainable development goals, Tali shares her insights into transforming ideas into meaningful businesses. Discover the innovative quantification model behind Market for Good's measurement of social and environmental impact, and glean valuable wisdom on navigating challenges, securing support, and creating positive change. Get ready for a deep dive into the world of purpose-driven entrepreneurship with Tali Goldman. Let's explore how ideas become impactful businesses!
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    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcastTali Goldman, founder of Market for Good 
    Visit the Launchpad website for the full show notes on today’s episode and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

    • 27 min
    Travin Singh’s recipe for success: Start at 70%

    Travin Singh’s recipe for success: Start at 70%

    Join us in a candid conversation with Travin Singh, the visionary founder of LESS & CO., a company transforming food waste into delightful beverages. From crafting beer to soft drinks, Travin's mission is clear: significantly cut global food waste and create value for everyone involved. In this engaging chat, Travin unveils the real, raw journey of the past few years—a journey far from linear. His authenticity shines as he shares the challenges and triumphs of navigating the unexpected, from launching at 70% to downsizing his team to growing into Japan. Tune in to glean insights from an entrepreneur dedicated to sustainability, honesty, and making a positive impact. A conversation that's as refreshing as his upcycled creations!
    Featured voices
    Chris Edwards, founder of Launchpad and The Honeycombers, and host of the Good Business podcastTravin Singh, founder and CEO of Less & Co
    Visit the Launchpad website for the full show notes on today’s episode and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Meli8645 ,

Refreshingly Good!

I love that Chris spotlights different businesses who are doing good in the world. It’s not only about how they’ve grown their brand, but how they’ve done so in an intentional way. Highly recommend

LJ71mummy ,

Fascinating people and journeys.

Let me start by saying that I love this podcast.

The easy-to-listen, relaxed style that Chris Edwards has makes it so appealing and a pleasure to listen to.

From the first episode, it seemed like the people in the podcast were old friends, and didn’t even seem aware that a microphone was listening to everything they said.

I had not heard of Nikoi Island, a private island off the coast of Indonesia, but Aussie entrepreneur Andrew Dixon, found it, bought it and turned it into a barefoot luxury, sustainable holiday get away. Now, normally this type of place would have me worried about the mosquitoes, humidity and drinking water but it’s very clear that Andrew seems to have found a way to have a sustainable holiday resort without all the plastic and environmental damage. His stories are making me desperate to go, and I’m particularly inspired by the fact that during the Covid pandemic, when they were closed, his staff collected 300 tons of plastic from the ocean. His idea of an ambassador in the lowest level of each department is brilliant, and he truly understands his staff and how to motivate people.
Hearing good business tips from someone like this, who also fully paid for his staff during the entire pandemic, is inspiring and a refreshing change in from people in business, who are only about the money.

The second podcast with Vikas Garg and his journey to launch and build the website and community abillion had me hooked and I have actually picked up a few business ideas from him that I think I’m going to roll with. Thanks Vikas!
The third podcast featured Christine Amour-Levar, who I was not familiar with, however, after listening to her story, I will definitely be forwarding this podcast on to some of my friends in the Philippines and some that work for Nike and others that love, hiking and climbing. Her story was fascinating and she is undeniably a very inspiring woman.

And now? Well, now I’m hoping that there are a lot more podcasts! Chris has a great voice and accent for podcasts and I’m looking forward to more.

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