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Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Shazzy Hunt as she sits down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

Lady Startup Stories Mamamia

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 807 Ratings

Do you have dreams of owning your own business or you just want to take a peak behind the curtain to see how other people have done it? Then join Shazzy Hunt as she sits down with some of the most inspiring and successful female entrepreneurs to discover how they built their businesses from the ground up.

    Alana Built An After School Program That's Now In 40 Schools

    Alana Built An After School Program That's Now In 40 Schools

    Quitting your day job. It's something most Lady Startups will have to do... eventually. 

    Our guest today, Alana had actually tried to quit her fulltime job and it didn't work. Soon after quitting she got a job offer for a gig that sounded too good to be true and went straight back to her corporate life in pharmaceuticals.

    But this time, she didn't love it. 

    So finally after years of brainstorming she made the leap and founded Eye Heart Science, a fast growing science education business based in Sydney.

    Today, Eye Heart Science is in 40 schools and Alana has a team behind her bringing fun science based classes to kids across greater Sydney. 

    So what I want to know is, how did she go about creating an education based business?  and and how did she upscale her business, when in the beginning it was just her teaching science to kids after school? 

    THE END BITS 

    Tell us what you think about Lady Startup Stories via our survey and you could go in the running to win one of six $100 Gift Vouchers!

    Want to start your own business but stuck on the idea? Try the Lady Startup Idea Kickstarter on ladystartup.com.au

    CREDIT 

    Host: Shazzy Hunt

    Guest: Dr Alana Wylie, Founder Eye Heart Science

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano

    Audio Production: Rhiannon Mooney

    Are you busting to start your own business but you don’t know where to start? Get info about The Lady Startup Activation Plan here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/waitlist/

    Want insider tips and tricks for your business direct from Mia Freedman each week? Get the free Lady Startup newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com.au/

    Want to help lift other women higher and maybe get a boost for your biz? Follow us on Instagram… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups/

    Looking for a community of kickass Lady Startups (and other women who want to start businesses)? We have a free one for you right here... https://www.facebook.com/ladystartups/

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    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 31 min
    BONUS: Our Best Tips For Your Tax Return

    BONUS: Our Best Tips For Your Tax Return

    Lady Startup Academy is out now!  Listen wherever you get your pods

    Tax time, it's something we all dread and probably try not to think about.

    But with June 30 around the corner, unfortunately it's time to start thinking about our taxes and how we can do more efficiently. 

    On today's episode Anaita shares with us her best tips for any business starting out at tax time, she shares the resources and programs she relies on and how to stay on top of your books all year round. 

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    You can find out how to how to register you business on www.ladystartup.com

    Trying to determine if you're business is considered a hobby or a business? Head to www.ato.go.au

    You can find the ATO's Small Business Tax Time Toolkit at www.ato.gov.au

    For Bookkeeping we recommend myob and xero 


    CREDIT 

    Host: Anaita Sarkar, CEO & Co-Founder Of Hero Packaging

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Susannah Makin

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou 

    Are you a business owner ready to take the next step? Check out our online courses for all types sizes and stages of business here…https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/courses

    Want insider info for running your business direct from the Lady Startup Academy Team each week? Join our FREE newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/lady-startup-insider 

    Looking for tips and tricks to grow your business on the daily? Follow Lady Startup on Instagram here… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups 

    Need a community of female business owners to bounce ideas off and ask questions? Join our FREE group right here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/LadyStartUp 

    For more Lady Startup in your ears, listen to Shazzy Hunt interview inspirational female founders and women running their own show on Lady Startup Stories. Listen here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts 

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 9 min
    BONUS: How To Pull Off A Product Launch

    BONUS: How To Pull Off A Product Launch

    Lady Startup Academy is out now!  Listen wherever you get your pods

    What's the best way to launch a product? 

    Should you go all out guns blazing or slowly introduce it your customers? Choosing the best type launch for your business is personal. But getting it right is the hard part. 

    Thankfully, Anaita share's her best kept secrets for successfully launching a new product she unpacks how to know what's right for your business and how to go about it. 

    THE END BITS 

    Join our email marketing course online www.ladystartup.com/courses/email-marketing

    Looking for Project management tools? Try monday.com/ or asana.com/ 

    CREDIT 

    Host: Anaita Sarkar, CEO & Co-Founder Of Hero Packaging

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Susannah Makin

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou 

    Are you a business owner ready to take the next step? Check out our online courses for all types sizes and stages of business here…https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/courses

    Want insider info for running your business direct from the Lady Startup Academy Team each week? Join our FREE newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/lady-startup-insider 

    Looking for tips and tricks to grow your business on the daily? Follow Lady Startup on Instagram here… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups 

    Need a community of female business owners to bounce ideas off and ask questions? Join our FREE group right here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/LadyStartUp 

    For more Lady Startup in your ears, listen to Shazzy Hunt interview inspirational female founders and women running their own show on Lady Startup Stories. Listen here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts 

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 11 min
    BONUS: Why A Virtual Assistant Will Save You Time & Money

    BONUS: Why A Virtual Assistant Will Save You Time & Money

    Lady Startup Academy is out now!  Listen wherever you get your pods

    A virtual assistant.

    You've probably heard of them, but have no idea how they actually work. 

    On today's episode Anaita tackles why a virtual assistant could transform your business for the better. She walks us through how to find one, how to assign tasks and what a reasonable rate is. 

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    Check out our Virtual Assistant Job Description on www.etsy.com.au 

    Join the Lady Startup Lounge Group on www.facebook.com

    You can find Virtual Assistants in the Philippines on www.onlinejobs.ph/ 

    CREDIT 

    Host: Anaita Sarkar, CEO & Co-Founder Of Hero Packaging

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Susannah Makin

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou 

    Are you a business owner ready to take the next step? Check out our online courses for all types sizes and stages of business here…https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/courses

    Want insider info for running your business direct from the Lady Startup Academy Team each week? Join our FREE newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/lady-startup-insider 

    Looking for tips and tricks to grow your business on the daily? Follow Lady Startup on Instagram here… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups 

    Need a community of female business owners to bounce ideas off and ask questions? Join our FREE group right here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/LadyStartUp 

    For more Lady Startup in your ears, listen to Shazzy Hunt interview inspirational female founders and women running their own show on Lady Startup Stories. Listen here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts 

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
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    • 8 min
    BONUS: How Go-To Nailed A Price Increase

    BONUS: How Go-To Nailed A Price Increase

    Lady Startup Academy is out now!  Listen wherever you get your pods

    Price increases are inevitable.

    But nailing them, well that's the tricky part. 

    On today's episode Anaita discusses why Go-To's approach to price increases is a lesson for every business.

    Plus, she shares with us three ways to hike up prices without killing sales. 

    THE END BITS 

    You can find out more about the Lady Startup Rocket Plan on www.ladystartup.com

    CREDIT 

    Host: Anaita Sarkar, CEO & Co-Founder Of Hero Packaging

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Susannah Makin

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou 

    Are you a business owner ready to take the next step? Check out our online courses for all types sizes and stages of business here…https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/courses

    Want insider info for running your business direct from the Lady Startup Academy Team each week? Join our FREE newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/lady-startup-insider 

    Looking for tips and tricks to grow your business on the daily? Follow Lady Startup on Instagram here… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups 

    Need a community of female business owners to bounce ideas off and ask questions? Join our FREE group right here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/LadyStartUp 

    For more Lady Startup in your ears, listen to Shazzy Hunt interview inspirational female founders and women running their own show on Lady Startup Stories. Listen here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts 

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
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    • 8 min
    BONUS: The Parts Of Your Business You Can Save On

    BONUS: The Parts Of Your Business You Can Save On

    Lady Startup Academy is out now!  Listen wherever you get your pods

    When you're starting out it can feel like you're burning money.

    So are there any parts of your business that you can afford to save on? 

    In today's episode Anaita walks us through the three ways startups can save cash. Plus we reached out to the Lady Startup village for their best savings hacks. 

    THE END BITS 

    Listen back to our episode on influencer marketing on www.mamamia.com.au

    You can find the our 30 Minute Perfect PR Pitch on www.ladystartup.com

    CREDIT 

    Host: Anaita Sarkar, CEO & Co-Founder Of Hero Packaging

    Producer: Mikayla Floriano & Susannah Makin

    Audio Production: Madeline Joannou 

    Are you a business owner ready to take the next step? Check out our online courses for all types sizes and stages of business here…https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/courses

    Want insider info for running your business direct from the Lady Startup Academy Team each week? Join our FREE newsletter here... https://www.ladystartup.com/pages/lady-startup-insider 

    Looking for tips and tricks to grow your business on the daily? Follow Lady Startup on Instagram here… https://www.instagram.com/ladystartups 

    Need a community of female business owners to bounce ideas off and ask questions? Join our FREE group right here... https://www.facebook.com/groups/LadyStartUp 

    For more Lady Startup in your ears, listen to Shazzy Hunt interview inspirational female founders and women running their own show on Lady Startup Stories. Listen here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts/lady-startup/

    Need more lols, info and inspo in your ears? Find more Mamamia podcasts here... https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcasts 

    Feedback? We’re listening! Call the pod phone on 02 8999 9386 or email us at podcast@mamamia.com.au 

    Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
    Become a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribe
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 9 min

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807 Ratings

807 Ratings

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A must listen for all ladies in small biz

What a wealth of knowledge and inspiring content you have created. I love listening to your ideas, interviews and helpful tips to support women in biz. Keep up the good work.

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Loving this new season!

So many unique business models. Every episode leaves me feeling hopeful for the future of my own lady startup!

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