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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

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    • 4.8 • 45 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.

    Jay Jay, Founder of Ace of Spades Agency, On How To Attract A Following On Social Media

    Jay Jay, Founder of Ace of Spades Agency, On How To Attract A Following On Social Media

    After having helped countless clients to establish their own personal brands, and attract huge followings across social media platforms, Jay Jay, the founder of the Ace Of Spades Agency, joins Gavin to tell you why it's so important, and practical ways that you can do it!

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Views and engagement stats don't tend to disappear. You're always accumulating, however slowly. When you hit a number that turns heads, it follows you across social media.
    Consistency is the key to building an audience. Don't be put off by slow growth at the beginning. Keep working and the numbers will come.
    It's not enough to simply pump out mediocre content. You have to put heart and soul into everything. There has to be a strategy behind each piece.
    Speaking is the number one way to build authority. By putting yourself out there, and providing a results-based narrative about yourself, you become a voice that people that will listen to.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'I learned to leverage the power of the internet to get opportunities'

    'Give them no reason to doubt you'

    'It's always about "What is the result?"'

    'Build that tribe and then leverage it from there'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    Jay Jay Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jayjaylive/?hl=en

    Jay Jay LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayjaylive/

    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.

    Founder of Maixter, Alejandra Carreno Garzo on building a platform to bring students and teachers together

    Founder of Maixter, Alejandra Carreno Garzo on building a platform to bring students and teachers together

    Gavin talks to the founder of Maixter, Alejandro Carreno Garzo, about her inspirational and motivational tale of strength, resilience and will power – a journey that brought her back from the brink of defeat to the heights of success through the development and building of a brand new tutoring platform.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    We must remember to give gratitude and acknowledgement to the people who help us to achieve greatness.
    Emotion invoke within ourselves through the stories of others are what drive us towards transformation, innovation and progress.
    We are only ever limited by our own mind. Even when physical limitations occur, we can still achieve our dreams with the help of others and the determination to succeed.
    People always wish to learn new skills. Sometimes it is far better to trade skills than to pay for a skill. This creates an incredible exchange.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘It’s the stories in life that move us as human beings’

    ‘Whatever team I’m in, I’m always looking for a way to go further’

    ‘I knew in my heart that I could not picture the rest of my life not walking. I didn’t know how. That’s what I needed to find out’

    ‘Let’s find creative ways to do this as best I can’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    Meixter – www.meixter.com

    Alejandra Carreno Garzon - alejandra@meixter.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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Claire Dale and Pat Peyton - Authors Of Physical Intelligence

    Claire Dale and Pat Peyton - Authors Of Physical Intelligence

    Gavin talks to Claire Dale and Pat Peyton, the authors of the incredible new book "Physical Intelligence: Harness your body's untapped intelligence to achieve more, stress less and live more happily", about the book's philosophy, and how you can get the most our of being physically intelligent in your own life.

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Hormones and neurotransmitters largely dictate how we think, how we feel, how we speak and how we behave.
    We can strategically influence the balance of certain key chemicals so that we can achieve more, stress less, and work more happily.
    Our bodies function better is we stick to the REST system:

    Retreat
    Eat
    Sleep
    Treat
    Breathing exercises can help us to regain ourselves in the moment, and take control of ourselves physically and mentally.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'I've always been fascinated by the physiology - the biology - of what enables us to perform well'

    'Most of us operate at the mercy of our chemicals'

    'Physical intelligence is the ability to detect, and then actively and strategically manage the balance of those certain key chemicals'

    'Our bodies need REST: Retreat, Eat, Sleep and a Treat'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    Physical Intelligence (Amazon)

    Claire Dale - claire@companiesinmotion.com

    Patricia Peyton - pat@companiesinmotion.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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service - with Dr Kelly Henry

    Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service - with Dr Kelly Henry

    This week, Gavin talks with Dr Kelly Henry, a chiropractor who's built up his own string of practices, and who has now published a book on effective customer service strategies, entitled "Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service"

     KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Great customer service is the cornerstone of any business, and helps to establish trust, value and a basis for scale.
    Coaches, consultants and mentors can help us to grow by offering a whole new perspective that we as business owners do not have.
    Systems and processes allow us to accelerate business growth. By creating a template for operations and systemising our workflow, we create a seamless formula for efficiency.
    When you improve customer service, you improve the perception of customer service for your client base. When you do this, you create increased retention, referrals and profits.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'I built my practices on the basis of great customer service'

    'Get a system!'

    'It has easy principles, rules and actions'

    'Simple actions, simple strategies done consistently create a great return on investment'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    Define And Deliver Exceptional Customer Service by Dr Kelly Henry - https://www.amazon.com/Define-Deliver-Exceptional-Customer-Service/dp/1954024002

    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.

    • 40 min
    Buy Build and Sell - Rob Jones On Increasing The Valuation Of Your Business Upon Sale

    Buy Build and Sell - Rob Jones On Increasing The Valuation Of Your Business Upon Sale

    This week Gavin talks to Rob Jones, a multiple CFO and founder of RJF Business Services, about the things you can do in order to increase the valuation multiple of your business upon sale.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    There is an innate value in quality, and clients remember the value we offer. When dealing with anyone with whom you hope to build a fruitful relationship, add value now to reap the benefits later.
    The areas in which to examine when looking to buy a business are the financials and fiscal management elements. Some owners do not seem to think this important enough to take care of properly.
    When selling a business, remember that you are not selling a set of figures. You're selling the potential of a business.
    Seller confidence is gained through honest forecasting without too wild a variance in the actual figures. Those who project honestly, and meet those forecasts, are far more attractive to investors

    BEST MOMENTS

    'If you get these things right in your business, you can be looking at an increased valuation'

    'It's a long term project - it's about being along on their journey'

    'If you just take a profit figure as a multiple then you're going to get a low valuation'

    'You're trying to sell the potential of a business'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    RJF Business Services - https://rjf.uk.com/knowledge/team/rob-jones/

    Rob Jones LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/startup-accountant-rob-jones/?originalSubdomain=uk

    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.

    • 41 min
    Branden Lark- Marketing and Brand Strategist On How Consultants and Coaches Achieve $10,000 per month In Revenue

    Branden Lark- Marketing and Brand Strategist On How Consultants and Coaches Achieve $10,000 per month In Revenue

    This week, Gavin is joined by marketing and brand strategist, Branden Lark, for a look at how consultants and coaches maximise their potential incomes, and the marketing strategies that can dynamically energise your fortunes.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Effective marketing strategies are built upon looking ahead, not just at the now. We must be thinking many steps ahead at all times.
    A business's revenue is just another metric used for measuring success. It is the barometer by which we can tell if the plans we put in place are taking hold.
    Life is all about moving forwards and adding new knowledge to our toolbox. Never be afraid of growing older, as it means you have the chance to find more out!
    Don't be too eager to reach the next level as quickly as possible. There is power in a pause - there is strength to be found in reflection.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'As good as I got, he could always see so many steps ahead of me'

    'I look at money as a measuring tool'

    'If you work hard and apply yourself you can accomplish anything'

    'You're never not able to learn'

     VALUABLE RESOURCES

    The Business Mastermind Podcast 

    To get 20% off at Knowable, go to www.knowable.fyi and enter the code GAVIN

    Get your copy of Survive And Thrive NOW at https://www.surviveandthrive.cc

    Keep Your Boat Afloat - https://www.survivetothrive.biz/keep-afloat

    gavin@gavinpreston.com    

    Branding By Branden - https://brandingbybranden.com/company/

    Branden Lark LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/branden-lark-97002944/

    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.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Ideasmanuk ,

UK meets US with great results

Gavin engages with a varied range of business thinkers to great effect. I love the style, with Gavin allowing his guests room to get their messages over. A great follow!

Fergus M ,

Insightful interview with Justin Breen

Really enjoyed the episode with Justin Breen . A great line of questioning. Some great insights about relationship building .

Zuzana Dobro ,

More people need to listen to these lessons

I truly enjoyed your episode with Daniel Tolson and got hook immediately when heard that 'many middle-class people live in comfortable-zone and get stuck in it. Yes, I've seen that in so many places.
This was so obvious when I was growing un in a communist country where people were given jobs to and lived their lives without inspiration.
imho, emotional intelligence should be taught in schools.

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