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The Business Mastermind Podcast is for business owners and leaders in small to medium-sized businesses.

If you are running a business with revenue between £100,000 and £20 million, and are looking for inspiration, insights, lessons learnt, resources and growth strategies from down to earth, relatable business people then this podcast is for you.

It is a meeting of minds between everyday business people and specialists on their journey to master business growth. You will find these discussions both engaging and relatable, covering topics such as marketing, leadership, systems, strategy, scaling, culture, resiliency and mindset.

Your host Gavin Preston, a student of what works, facilitates a flowing conversation that uncovers the gems of his guests' success strategies, insights and hacks.

There is richness in the variety of the guest’s expertise, sector and their own story. These conversations are interspersed by episodes from Gavin as he shares the growth strategies and insights from working with clients across numerous sectors. Insight, strategy and action points that will help you Survive and Thrive in business and life as you scale your business and achieve a bigger impact for your customers, colleagues and communities.

Business Mastermind Podcast Gavin Preston

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Business Mastermind Podcast is for business owners and leaders in small to medium-sized businesses.

If you are running a business with revenue between £100,000 and £20 million, and are looking for inspiration, insights, lessons learnt, resources and growth strategies from down to earth, relatable business people then this podcast is for you.

It is a meeting of minds between everyday business people and specialists on their journey to master business growth. You will find these discussions both engaging and relatable, covering topics such as marketing, leadership, systems, strategy, scaling, culture, resiliency and mindset.

Your host Gavin Preston, a student of what works, facilitates a flowing conversation that uncovers the gems of his guests' success strategies, insights and hacks.

There is richness in the variety of the guest’s expertise, sector and their own story. These conversations are interspersed by episodes from Gavin as he shares the growth strategies and insights from working with clients across numerous sectors. Insight, strategy and action points that will help you Survive and Thrive in business and life as you scale your business and achieve a bigger impact for your customers, colleagues and communities.

    Buy, Build And Sell - Adrian Knight Who Has Completed 6 Acquisitions In The 12 Months Since Completing The Harbour Club Training

    Buy, Build And Sell - Adrian Knight Who Has Completed 6 Acquisitions In The 12 Months Since Completing The Harbour Club Training

     

    In the latest edition of Buy And Build, a series of conversations with experts in acquisitions, deal-making and investment, Gavin talks to Adrian Knight, the founder of Knight Franchises, who having recently completed the incredible Harbour Club training programme, has used the knowledge to make six acquisitions in the space of single year!

     

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Reflection after the intense training is essential. You must find time to work through what you have learned and verbalise it for yourself in order to get the best from the many lessons.
    Installing an effective, proven management team in your newly acquired business will allow you to work on acquiring more, and provide either a sense of continuity where needed, or a fresh start.
    One of the challenges in acquisition is that you are sometimes blessed with too many opportunities. The temptation can be to follow them all, but we must use our filter at all times.
    As a founder, your vision is everything and you buy into it, never sure of how much other people buy into it, too. But by allowing our management teams to access the freedom to create their own paths, we not only set them free, but allow our visions to coalesce, empowering and energising them.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’The biggest lesson for those who have managed to do subsequent deals is to develop the discipline to keep themselves out of it'

    ‘If you find good people, set them free’

    ‘I was trying to be a lot more strategic in my approach’

    ’You may have to have a couple of awkward conversations, but if you have that level of rapport, you can help to see it through'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    Knight Franchises - https://www.knightfranchises.com

    adrian@knightfranchises.com

    The Harbour Club - https://www.harbourclubevents.com

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

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    • 35 min
    Get Your Marketing Strategy Ready For 2021 - with Ana Raynes

    Get Your Marketing Strategy Ready For 2021 - with Ana Raynes

    Gavin is joined by entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Ana Raynes, the founder of Simplified Impact, specialists in growth marketing strategies that drive digital traffic and sales. Ana discusses the ways in which you can get your business marketing strategies in order for 2021, the areas in which you should be focussing, and why now is the right time to get moving!

     

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    The companies who have maintained sales during 2020 are the ones who did not panic externally, kept marketing strategies in place, and held on tight. The results may not be growth, but sales do not seem to be down, which is encouraging.
    The inefficiency of ads are a great foundational place to start when looking at digital marketing. Subsequently, focus upon the websites, examining how people are moving through your online experience. 
    In-person meetings are set to rise in 2021 as we move away from the lockdown situation. Online conferencing will now be a mainstay in certain conditions, but in-person meetings will now be seen as a “perk”.
    With the rise of messaging and group task-delegation services, such as Slack, email inboxes are becoming more refined, leading to a greater sense of engagement.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Whatever we were doing before wasn’t working’

    ‘In-person is going to be really important’

    ‘Anything you’re doing on social has gone up!’

    ’The more action, the more well-received it is, for sure'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    Ana Maria Raynes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/anamariaraynes/

    Simplified Impact - https://simplifiedimpact.com  

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    • 27 min
    Selling On Amazon - Michael Begg On How You Can Optimise Your Listing For Prime Day, and How To Get The Best From Your Ad Spend

    Selling On Amazon - Michael Begg On How You Can Optimise Your Listing For Prime Day, and How To Get The Best From Your Ad Spend

     

    Gavin’s guest this time is Michael Begg, a specialist in working with business owners in the eCommerce space. Michael discusses the best ways in which you can optimise your Amazon Prime Day listing, and take advantage of the benefits that eCommerce sales such as this can bring.

     

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Many see eCommerce sales as a quick way to make money, but Amazon provides an engaging, empowering platform for businesses to grow their brands.
    Using foreign manufacturers for goods is wise as costs can be lower, but an eye must always be kept upon quality and rising shipping costs. Sometimes the trade-offs are not worth it.
    This year, sales are set to hit one after the other, so keeping inventory high is essential for those looking to take full advantage of shopping trends.
    Protect brand loyalty by implementing manual campaigns, examining search terms and including the top hits in any sponsored products campaign and sponsored brand campaign.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘It’s a lot of investment and you really need to be building something more than a one-off project’

    ’There’s a lot of interesting categories that people wouldn’t have expected to take off like they did’

    ‘Having enough inventory and marketing consistently is going to give you a huge opportunity to make a lot of sales’

    ‘You want to make sure your top sellers are showing up on all your product listing pages'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    AMZ Advisers - https://amzadvisers.com/author/amzadvisers/

    Michael Begg LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mbegg/

     ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 32 min
    Buy, Build And Sell - Embrace Change And Think About Life After Your Business - with Lisa Kipps Brown

    Buy, Build And Sell - Embrace Change And Think About Life After Your Business - with Lisa Kipps Brown

    Gavin is joined by Lisa Kipps Brown, the “business reimagineer” and “opportunity miner”, who’s made it her mission to help entrepreneurs transform their business model and increase their company’s market value using the web and strategic partnerships.

    In this episode Lisa talks about the ways in which we can embrace change in order to benefit the health of our business, the opportunities to be had once the business has been sold, and how you can make sure that your business is in the best possible shape for sale or acquisition.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Entrepreneurs often begin their journey because they do not wish to be overseen by a boss, only to then find that the customers themselves are the boss.
    Change can be scary, and many business owners refuse to embrace the benefits of technology due to their unwillingness to adapt to the new technological landscape. But they are missing huge opportunities if they do so.
    Business owners do not seem to realise that over the course of their journeys, they have accrued the knowledge and experience to turn consulting into a lucrative revenue stream upon retirement, allowing them the freedom to work anywhere, and selectively.
    Most people who buy a business want a concern that can be operated by someone they hire. Nobody wants to buy a job, so make sure your business is able to run through systems and processes that can easily be handed over.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘It can be really exciting to go back to what you want, instead of what you have to do'

    ‘What do you really want your life to be like?’

    ’Start thinking about how you can position yourself as the expert’

    ‘People work in their business instead of on their business'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    Lisa Kipps Brown - https://lisakippsbrown.com

    Use the code GAVIN at Lisa’s website to get a free copy of Lisa’s incredible book!

    Lisa Kipps Brown Twitter - https://twitter.com/lisakippsbrown?lang=en

    Lisa Kipps Brown Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisakippsbrown/?hl=en

     ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Scale Your Business By Harnessing The Power Of Marketing - with Kevin Urrutia

    Scale Your Business By Harnessing The Power Of Marketing - with Kevin Urrutia

    Gavin is joined by entrepreneur and scale-up expert, Kevin Urrutia, the founder of Voy Media, a specialist in helping businesses to grow their revenue stream through creative digital marketing based around speaking “fluent internet”.

    Kevin discusses the ways in which the business landscape has changed, and how he grew and scaled his business into a multi-million dollar revenue concern.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    In the nascent days of the internet, many businesses discounted the value of SEO. Kevin was able to be more forward-thinking, harnessing its power, and creating a position as one of the more knowledgeable players when its popularity took off.
    We can only truly grow a business if there is a demand for the product out there. Too many build a product without first testing the market to see if it's required.
    The most important thing is to be happy. If you feel the need to begin again in some other business, then the wise thing to do is to hire someone who can run the business for you, so that you can free yourself to pursue other adventures.
    Systems and processes are the key to ensuring our businesses can run in the event of challenges. If we leave the running of the business to everyone without a roadmap, there is the danger of “too many cooks"

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’SEO is still the best thing!’

    ‘It’s really hard to make something when there’s no demand’

    ‘You need to hire people who are experts at what they’re doing’

    ‘Don’t let the business run you - you need to run the business'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    Voy Media - https://voymedia.com

    Kevin Urrutia Twitter - https://twitter.com/danest

    Kevin Urrutia LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/urrutia/  

     ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Jennifer Goldman On Increasing Productivity Through Integrating, Delegating, Eliminating, Outsourcing And Staff Recalibration

    Jennifer Goldman On Increasing Productivity Through Integrating, Delegating, Eliminating, Outsourcing And Staff Recalibration

    This time, Gavin talks to business consultant, Jennifer Goldman of Jennifer Goldman Consulting, about the ways in which we can positively transform our organisations, by using her IDEOS system, essentialism and how it can increase workflow, and the benefits of staff recalibration.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Leaders can follow the quantitative signs, and their gut instincts, when deciding to engage in business transformation. The gut instincts often come first, and manifest themselves in unhappiness and fatigue among the team.
    Taking a step back and looking at the themes remaining following listing is incredibly useful in identifying the most important areas to focus upon. It can also categorise the tasks beneath others.
    Delegation is essential in freeing up business space for yourself. There will always be tasks that remove you from the areas in which you excel.
    Brain-dumping is an incredibly effective way of simply documenting ideas and inspirations that come at all times, without removing you from the tasks at hand. Learn to remove these ideas in a practical way so that they can be resumed when the time is right.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’The idea of delegating is to delegate with control, but not having to micromanage'

    ‘Is this activity in pursuit of that goal?’

    ’We say that strategy doesn’t pay for itself, but we all know that it absolutely does’

    ‘We have to be aware of where we, as leaders and owners, need to evolve'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    Jennifer Goldman Consulting - https://www.jennifergoldmanconsulting.com

    Jennifer Goldman LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferagoldman/

     ABOUT THE HOST

     

    Gavin Preston

     

    Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and

    high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years.

     

    Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline

    Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance

    Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership

    Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder

    Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Gavin Preston Website

    Gavin Preston LinkedIn

    Gavin Preston YouTube

    Gavin Preston Facebook

    Gavin Preston Twitter

     

     

     

     

     

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Young Money with Tracey Bisset ,

Great interview style!

Love Gavin’s interview style – he’s a natural interviewer and the conversations flow well. Gavin interviews great guests that allow you to learn practical, relevant and easy to implement tips and strategies in your business. Well done Gavin!

Connor Clark 91 ,

Highly recommend

Gavin is an excellent host and I’ve learnt a lot from his podcast. The guests he gets in are always highly knowledgeable and I’ve learnt heaps from them also! Awesome stuff!

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