43 episodes

Kate Toon – Copywriter, SEO lover, Hula hooper and Misfit Entrepreneur. #BEMORESHARK
While most small business owners network before breakfast and hustle 24/7, Kate Toon took a different approach.
She built her business empire from her back garden shed while wearing pyjamas, watching Netflix and eating crisps.
Kate isn’t your stereotypical entrepreneur. But she created not one but three highly successful businesses without any master plan, rich investors, or input from smarmy sales gurus.
In Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur, Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of business owner YOU want to be.
So if you’re sick of trying to do ALL THE THINGS, optimising the crap out of everything and wasting money on expensive six-figure-business schemes, this is the podcast for you.

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    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

Kate Toon – Copywriter, SEO lover, Hula hooper and Misfit Entrepreneur. #BEMORESHARK
While most small business owners network before breakfast and hustle 24/7, Kate Toon took a different approach.
She built her business empire from her back garden shed while wearing pyjamas, watching Netflix and eating crisps.
Kate isn’t your stereotypical entrepreneur. But she created not one but three highly successful businesses without any master plan, rich investors, or input from smarmy sales gurus.
In Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur, Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of business owner YOU want to be.
So if you’re sick of trying to do ALL THE THINGS, optimising the crap out of everything and wasting money on expensive six-figure-business schemes, this is the podcast for you.

    TID31: Daily Podcasting: How it transformed my business (Solo Toon)

    TID31: Daily Podcasting: How it transformed my business (Solo Toon)

    I was in the car listening to podcasts. (It’s what I like to do.) And on my favourite show Reply All, P.J. and Alex were talking about COVID-19 (episode 159) and interviewing people from around the world.
    And it struck me. Why don’t I do a show like that?
    I launched the first season of The Kate Toon Podcast when I was publishing my first business book, Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur: How to Succeed in Business Despite Yourself.
    I’d been planning a second series for my new book. But life got in the way, and it never happened.
    So that day in the car I decided to go for it – a daily podcast where I’d talk to friends and business owners about how they were handling COVID-19 and how it was affecting their businesses.
    Easy right?
    Well, no. It was a totally dumb idea.
    (And also a totally brilliant one.)
    In this podcast, I’m going to explain how I did it, the challenges I faced, and how it rocked me to my core and ultimately led me to make some seriously tough business decisions.
    Let’s get started.

    • 22 min
    TID30: Mum’s the word (Guest Freda Toon)

    TID30: Mum’s the word (Guest Freda Toon)

    So for my final proper episode of the podcast, I wanted to choose a really special guest.
    Someone who I look up to, admire, someone who has guided me through this strange world.
    My confidant and best friend.
    MY MUM!

    My Dad was on the first series of the Kate Toon podcast, and it's one of the most popular episodes so now we’ll talk to my mum.
    I’m nervous, I’m sure she’ll say something that will embarrass me but hey, who cares.
    We’ll be chatting about motherhood, parental guilt, family ties and also if she ever wishes I had a real job!
    This is a super personal episode that I'm a tad nervous to share, but here goes nothing!

    • 56 min
    TID29: Why we can’t all be entrepreneurs  (Guest Sharon Chisholm)

    TID29: Why we can’t all be entrepreneurs  (Guest Sharon Chisholm)

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    TID29: Why we can’t all be entrepreneurs  (Guest Sharon Chisholm)
    I see it every day online. 
    The entrepreneur dream being packaged, preened and pedalled for the paltry price of a $27 bundle.
    You too can be a 7 figure business owner.
    You too can work from home in your pants.
    You too can have the course, the book, the podcast, the membership.

    It’s easy.
    But it’s not. 
    Not for most of us.
    And if we don’t enjoy the struggle, if we don’t have the motivation and the mindset to see it through, trying to have an online business can be soul-destroying and exhausting.

    Today I’m talking with Sharon Chisholm about her business journey and about how both of us are getting ever closer to understanding the true “why” behind our business goals.

    • 47 min
    TID28: Being a real boss - (Guest Marieke Van de Rakt)

    TID28: Being a real boss - (Guest Marieke Van de Rakt)

    Okay I’ll be honest.
    Even though I’ve been doing this “running a business” thing for a while.
    Even though I make a sufficiently impressive lump of cash.
    Even though I’ve done all the things.
    I still don’t feel like a real business human. I’m still playing.
    Because I don’t have a giant team, an open-plan office, a ping pong table and a company culture document. All the things that make me feel like a real boss.
    But I know someone who does. Marieke Van De Rakt is CEO of Yoast - the super famous WordPress SEO plugin. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk about what it’s like to be guiding a company through stormy times.
    And if being a boss is really all it’s cracked up to be.

    • 44 min
    TID27: Effective Email - (Guest Celeste Robertson and Jennifer Gayle)

    TID27: Effective Email - (Guest Celeste Robertson and Jennifer Gayle)

    I’m so old I remember when email came into being.
    At my first job we used to pass memos around in an envelope and sign our name on it when we’d read them.
    Then came email - and one of the first ones I sent was to my boss, by accident, calling him a fat little shit. Fun times. But email was so new I was able to pretend it was an IT error and got away with it. Sorry Andrew.

    Since then I’ve been an EDM Producer O2, worked on countless email campaigns for big brands and developed my own email list.
    I’ve used a fair few platforms, set up automations, sales funnels, campaigns and killer conversion emails.
    And today I’m going to share a few tips, along with my guest EDM specialist Jennifer Gale, and ecommerce store-owner Celeste Robertson.

    • 47 min
    TID26: Are Facebook Groups good for business? (Guest Kara Lambert)

    TID26: Are Facebook Groups good for business? (Guest Kara Lambert)

    TID26: Are Facebook Groups good for business? (Guest Kara Lambert)


    I run four different public Facebook groups.
    Two free.
    Two as part of my paid membership.
    And over the years I’ve learned a thing or two about making them work for me. But it hasn’t been easy. And pretty much every week I toy with trashing all my groups (especially the free ones) because they can be such a headache. But I don’t, cos they work!

    Today I’m going to be giving my tips on how to run great Facebook groups: how to create them, get engagement and keep them enjoyable, profitable and manageable.
    I’ll also be talking to my special Guest Kara Lambert, who’s an expert in the psychology behind using social media for engagement and biz success ( why it drives so many of us round the twist.)

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Jessica_clarke ,

TID 15 -woeful websites

This was amazingly helpful, loved it thanks

DCQ AU ,

ISO Binge Afternoon

Thank you Kate and guests for entertaining me for 5 hours as a binged on you podcasts whilst doing a massive clean up during ISO. Learnt lots, had plenty of laughs and made a yucky job bearable.

Kym OGorman ,

Great, wide-ranging chat on interesting issues

I've loved tuning into Kate's podcast during our social distancing. With a HUGE backlog of podcasts to listen to in my subscribed list, I've been madly deleting those that didn't catch my attention, but I always listen to Kate's from start to finish, as I know there'll be great info and tips.

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