310 episodes

Welcome to “Scale Up with Nick Bradley”.

In this podcast, we will show you how to scale up your business and your life! So you can achieve greater freedom, wealth and impact, and live life on your terms.

Ranked #1 business podcast in the U.K. on iTunes and Spotify, we will help you go from start-up to scale-up and beyond:
How to significantly grow your business; how to create commercial strategies that drive predictable revenue; how to leverage systems and processes to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment; how to generate fast scale via business acquisitions; how to exit your business for life-changing money; ultimately, how to build your empire!

You can only scale a business to the level of your identity, so week in and week out we'll be bringing you inspiring guests to help you on your journey. You see, it's not just about spreadsheets and strategies ... it's about mindset, skillset, purpose and belief - learning from people doing extraordinary things, and making a bigger impact - so you can too.

Introducing your host - entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley:
- Over 10 years in Private Equity
- 117 acquisitions
- 25 business exits
- $5.3bn in deals
- #1 ranking business podcast in the UK … over 300,000 downloads in 130 countries
- “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up!"

Contact details:
- nick@fielding.global
- https://suyb.global/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaleupyourbusinesscommunity

Scale Up With Nick Bradley Nick Bradley

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 283 Ratings

Welcome to “Scale Up with Nick Bradley”.

In this podcast, we will show you how to scale up your business and your life! So you can achieve greater freedom, wealth and impact, and live life on your terms.

Ranked #1 business podcast in the U.K. on iTunes and Spotify, we will help you go from start-up to scale-up and beyond:
How to significantly grow your business; how to create commercial strategies that drive predictable revenue; how to leverage systems and processes to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment; how to generate fast scale via business acquisitions; how to exit your business for life-changing money; ultimately, how to build your empire!

You can only scale a business to the level of your identity, so week in and week out we'll be bringing you inspiring guests to help you on your journey. You see, it's not just about spreadsheets and strategies ... it's about mindset, skillset, purpose and belief - learning from people doing extraordinary things, and making a bigger impact - so you can too.

Introducing your host - entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley:
- Over 10 years in Private Equity
- 117 acquisitions
- 25 business exits
- $5.3bn in deals
- #1 ranking business podcast in the UK … over 300,000 downloads in 130 countries
- “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up!"

Contact details:
- nick@fielding.global
- https://suyb.global/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaleupyourbusinesscommunity

    10 Processes To Optimise Sales and Customer Experience

    10 Processes To Optimise Sales and Customer Experience

    Nick is in tactical mode this week as he delivers a masterclass upon the processes you should be focussing on in order to optimise your sales, maximise revenue, while still retaining the highest quality customer experience possible.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 


    If a brand is a promise of consistency, and you are failing to be consistent, then there's going to be a point when that person you want to work with feels that something is wrong.
    If you're not creating systems that build awareness of what you and your business does, then the subsequent steps will not be effective.
    Building awareness of you, what you offer, and what your unique offering is, is crucial. You can do this by raising awareness at all time. Always be growing!
    Leads come from marketing or something you've put into the world. If they say yes to this action, then we must remember to nurture their experience from the beginning

    BEST MOMENTS

    'Someone may not know who you are and what you do. You have to have things happening that make them aware'

    'Prospecting is like going out and spearfishing'

    'You're paying for that lead once it's converted!'

    'It's about getting leads, but importantly it's about nurturing leads' 

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  

    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  

    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min
    Walker Deibel On Acquisition Entrepreneurship

    Walker Deibel On Acquisition Entrepreneurship

    Walker Deibel is a serial acquisition entrepreneur, WSJ & USA Today bestselling author, an Emmy-nominated film producer, and an award-winning M&A advisor. He is the creator of Acquisition Lab, the premier business buying accelerator for entrepreneurs.

    Walker joins Nick to talk about the concept of acquisition entrepreneurship, and how you can effectively buy businesses in 2023!

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Sellers holding out for moonshot valuations are inevitably in for a disappointment if they hold out too long, The cost of capital is rising, recessions are coming and the trends are down.
    Your business is the single most valuable asset you own, even if it's not doing that well. It has the potential to be turned around and energised. People won't just give them away.
    Messaging that's invaluable to business owners needs to kept front and centre and away from sensationalist agendas.
    Following the building and incubation phase of a business comes the harvest. You typically find businesses far sale when they're in this phase or later.

    BEST MOMENTS

    'Everyone's been pounding the table about recession'

    'What is the average valuation is going to be less and less meaningful'

    'It was beyond the plating phase. it needed incubation'

    'Running on autopilot is not real' 

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    Walker Deibel LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/walkerdeibel

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.

    CONTACT METHOD 

    Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  

    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  

    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 54 min
    Scale Back: The Mindset Of Money

    Scale Back: The Mindset Of Money

    Nick and Mark present another edition of Scale Back designed this month to help you fix your money mindset - including the differences between different cultural ways of being paid and paying out, scarcity and abundance, what's been happening in the world of finance, and your burning questions answered!

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    The FTX saga has shown that regulation and governance are there to protect investors. The system is now holding it up as a perfect example of why regulations matter.
    There is a genuine phenomenon these days, where real money is traded for unreal money so as to allow people to purchase goods that do not exist. Common sense is required.
    Entrepreneurial spirit is founded upon risk and innovation, but it must also be tempered by structure that allows regulation through which people may find security.
    People with high net worth incomes tend to lack the emotional attachment to money that many other do not.

    BEST MOMENTS 

    'The secret is to own your own business, sell it, and then never worry about money again'

    'I came from an environment of scarcity'

    'That's not something I would put my cash into'

    'There has to be the least amount of structure possible to allow innovation and risk taking'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    Mark Drager - https://www.markdrager.com

    ABOUT THE HOST  

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.

    CONTACT METHOD 

    Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  

    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  

    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Channing Hamlet On Successfully Selling Your Business

    Channing Hamlet On Successfully Selling Your Business

    Channing Hamlet is the Managing Director and founder of Objective, Investment Banking & Valuation. He serves as an execution leader for the firm’s M&A and Valuation Practice and leads the firm’s Business Services Practice. He brings more than 25 years experiences with investment banking and business valuation to our clients.

    Channing joins Nick this week to discuss what you need to do in terms of driving value and saleability into your company so as to best ensure the most rewarding outcome when it comes to selling.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 


    There's only so much an advisor can do when it comes to shaping your sale. You as the business owner must be the one to implement and action these plans so as to ensure the best outcome
    There is a real upswing in the amount of acquisitions taking place, mainly due to retirement of business owners, but also due to the shift in the business landscape brought on by the advent of the pandemic. Business has changed.
    Having a well thought-out financial plan that includes a clear identification of what your fiscal goals are, makes the whole process a lot easier when it comes to selling, and ensures that everyone receives the sums they require in order to move on to the next phase of life.
    Ascertaining market value and previous transactions of similar stature coupled with an external perspective, are the best ways to get a sense of the value of intangibles and branding.

    LINK to "How To Not Leave Money On The Table When Selling A Business": https://objectivecp.com/how-to-not-leave-money-on-the-table-when-selling-a-business/

    **Registered Representative of and Securities Products offered through BA Securities, LLC Member FINRA (www.finra.org) SIPC (www.sipc.org). Objective Capital Partners, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate and independent entities. Any testimonial or endorsement may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    'The test is easy if you do your homework'

    'It's often hard to figure out how to do those things, and if it were easy then our clients would have already done it'

    'There are a number of valuation processes that can determines a business's value'

    'Doing the formal homework on valuation is super helpful'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES 

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    Channing Hamlet - https://objectivecp.com/our-team/

    LINK to "How To Not Leave Money On The Table When Selling A Business": https://objectivecp.com/how-to-not-leave-money-on-the-table-when-selling-a-business/

    **Registered Representative of and Securities Products offered through BA Securities, LLC Member FINRA (www.finra.org) SIPC (www.sipc.org). Objective Capital Partners, LLC and BA Securities, LLC are separate and independent entities. Any testimonial or endorsement may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.

     

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.

    CONTACT

    • 58 min
    What One Role Will Transform Your Business In 2023?

    What One Role Will Transform Your Business In 2023?

    As we move into the new year, Nick turns his focus towards what might be the most crucial role of 2023 - the one that will drastically transform your business in the new and exciting landscape of 2023.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    Look at the things you achieved in 2022, and work out how much progress you've made towards the goals you've set for yourself.
    It's not up to you to do everything in your business. Scaling can never happen unless you start assembling the team who can perform the jobs for you and allow the business to grow.
    Think about which role, and which person (including their characteristics) would be the one defining person who can make the greatest positive impact to your business in the year ahead.

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Give yourself a number based on your performance'

    'Everything is about measurement'

    'The truth will set you free'

    'Think about who, not how' 

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. 

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  

    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  

    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 17 min
    Jenn Lim On Creating A Culture Of Happiness

    Jenn Lim On Creating A Culture Of Happiness

    Jenn Lim is a global workplace expert, bestselling author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO and Cofounder of Delivering Happiness.

    In this episode, Jenn joins Nick to talk about the value of instilling a culture of happiness, and why we need to focus upon not just the best for our clients and people, but also ourselves.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS


    The best leaders are those who remain curious enough to feel comfortable with exploring a new set of decisions. That is when the greatest growth occurs.
    These days we have to be far more mindful of the state of the world than ever before. External factors are affecting people far more then they did pre-pandemic. We need to raise our awareness levels.
    Always celebrate the wins when they happen, but don't take your eyes off what you can fix in the long term to make life easier.
    If we truly want to see things in a more progressive way, then we need to be able to have conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

    BEST MOMENTS 

    'Listen very attentively to what is going on'

    'The difference between a great and good leader is their level of curiosity'

    'People are tired of hearing the same old spiel. They want real talk'

    'People are actually investments'

    VALUABLE RESOURCES 

    Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business

    Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1

    Are you ready to create your high-value exit? 

    Apply to work with us today at https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment 

    Jenn Lim - https://www.deliveringhappiness.com/jenn-lim

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

    His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

    Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

    His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

    His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  

    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  

    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  

    Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global

    We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
283 Ratings

283 Ratings

MickyDonnelly ,

Just wow!

Immensely valuable for anyone involved or interested in entrepreneurship and business. Thank you for sharing.

MattyG123E ,

Great advice for free!

Good day!

I don’t normally do reviews, but this podcast deserves a 5 star.

Going through scale up at present, shifting my psychology, and now getting coached to remove myself from operations!

Cheers dude, Thank you 😁

Andy xx ,

Top Podcast

Nick clearly has deep knowledge of the ins and out in Private Equity and how to Scale a business with military precision.

I have really enjoyed the episodes and the stimulating conversations that I have listened to so far.

In one episode Nick had a conversation with Vishen from Mindvalley which included a meditation technique called the 7phase meditation that I implemented to my daily morning routine the next day and kept doing since.

In a world with tons of podcasts, I am even thinking about doing one myself for fun, but this is one of the very best podcasts for entrepreneurs, M&A deal makers and anyone who wants to scale their business to the next level.

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