96 episodes

Welcome to the ‘Scale Up Your Business’ podcast. 
 In this podcast, we will show you how to go from start-up to scale-up and beyond!; how to significantly grow your business; how to develop the right mind-set for growth and to re-ignite with your purpose; how to create effective commercial plans driving predictable revenues; how to leverage and systemise to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment, especially from VC’s and PE firms; how to design a lifestyle business, a performance business, or an empire!; how to build up for an exit and a significant capital event!; ultimately, how you can create freedom, build wealth, have fun ... and live life more on your terms. Introducing your host, entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley.   “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up”.   Contact details: nick@fielding.global www.nickcbradley.com

Scale Up Your Business Podcast Nick Bradley

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    • 4.9, 107 Ratings

Welcome to the ‘Scale Up Your Business’ podcast. 
 In this podcast, we will show you how to go from start-up to scale-up and beyond!; how to significantly grow your business; how to develop the right mind-set for growth and to re-ignite with your purpose; how to create effective commercial plans driving predictable revenues; how to leverage and systemise to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment, especially from VC’s and PE firms; how to design a lifestyle business, a performance business, or an empire!; how to build up for an exit and a significant capital event!; ultimately, how you can create freedom, build wealth, have fun ... and live life more on your terms. Introducing your host, entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley.   “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up”.   Contact details: nick@fielding.global www.nickcbradley.com

    15 Minutes To Action - Build Your Empire

    15 Minutes To Action - Build Your Empire

    After start-up and then scale-up, what comes next?

    The level above these places is an empire; a concern that thrives and grows naturally, and which allows us to make a more meaningful impact on the world. In this week’s show, Nick talks you through the six peaks of value creation, one of the best ways of reaching this destination in your business life.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    An empire allows us to make a more significant and quantifiable impact upon the world. It usually stokes feelings of negativity, but this is misplaced.
    Vision and initial strategy are the fundamental elements of beginning an empire. Every great empire understands this implicitly.
    A crucial component in every empire is the consistent flow of recurring customers providing revenue. Empires are not built upon constant states of “market-to-sell”
    It’s vital to have a business that is metric-driven and insight-driven all the way through. This allows us to look for constant, achievable improvement and efficiency.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’The reason people scale their business is that they want to create freedom’

    ‘You’ve got to have a clear vision of where you want to get to’

    ’The eco-system is what can drive recurring revenue’

    ‘If you break it down into small parts, you can actually see the cogs in the machine'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

     

    ABOUT THE HOST 

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 15 min
    How To Rapidly Pivot Your Business Online - with Sebastian Bates

    How To Rapidly Pivot Your Business Online - with Sebastian Bates

    Sebastian Bates, the founder of The Warrior Academy among others, talks to Nick about the ways in which you can face down the challenges being presented to us these days, and pivot rapidly towards a more online business model. 

    Over the past four months, Sebastian has helped countless entrepreneurs and business owners to make the change and thrive, and today he’s here to offer his insights to you!

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 
    Sports and martial arts force us to focus our thinking and live in the moment. They allow us to channel our thoughts into a more macro approach and experience time and events more differently.
    The key to attracting an audience is not to apply guesswork, but to pinpoint the exact thing that people want, and then advertise that message clearly and effectively.
    The recent events in the world have shown all of us that multiple streams of income are essential in order to avoid pressure, and that cash really is king.
    Look closely at the problem you are trying to solve. Why are you doing what you’re doing? If we step back and take an outside perspective, it allows us to see where that solution fits in the world.
    Vital tasks are the ones that only the key person of influence in each business can perform. Functional tasks are the opposite; tasks that can be outsourced, and which keep the wheels turning.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘You’ve got to really have a very strong, confident outlook with no hesitation, and make decisions very quickly’

    ‘Ultimately, I committed to taking the business global’

    ‘A goal is not something you work towards. It’s something you come from’

    ‘We’ve got to help them think long term. They have to think “visionary”'

    ‘It’s fundamental that you find a way to push your personal brand'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

    Sebastian Bates LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-seb-bates-4b70412b?originalSubdomain=ae

    Personal website:

    http://www.sebastianbates.com/


    ABOUT THE HOST

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 1 hr 12 min
    15 Minutes To Action - Turning Fear Into Power

    15 Minutes To Action - Turning Fear Into Power

    Most of us never get to do the things we truly want to do in life because fear holds us back. This is especially damaging in business, where the results of this fear can be seen in many ways. But how can we turn powerful fear into power itself?

    In this week’s 15 Minutes To Action episode, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can transform fear into a force for positivity.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Fear is our brain’s way of trying to keep us safe. It’s a perfectly natural physiological response, and in many ways can be helpful in terms of survival. But we must always recognise the places in which we must seek mastery of it.
    We can only ever influence the present and the future. Do not be influenced by events of the past, and concentrate on the things we can control.
    Seek to surround yourself with positive influence. Fear and negativity are everywhere in our society, and by osmosis, our association with it can grow our fears.
    We can use meta-conditioning to help us through hesitation. Count backwards from 5, and then just do whatever it is that has caused you to hesitate.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Repetition is the route to mastery’

    ‘Gratitude is the antidote to fear’

    ’The moment that you feel you are hesitating, it’s because fear has popped its head up’

    ‘Fear does actually serve you, It’s when it becomes overwhelming that it doesn’t'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 18 min
    Either Grow Or Go Broke - with Jay Allen, Business Growth Specialist

    Either Grow Or Go Broke - with Jay Allen, Business Growth Specialist

    It’s a duo of growth experts this week, as Nick talks to entrepreneur, speaker and business growth expert, Jay Allen, in a show dedicated to growing and scaling your business successfully!

     

    Jay and Nick discuss the true meaning behind the term “ethical growth”, why a whopping 80% of business owners are doing it wrong, and how you can take an invaluable outside perspective on your business.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS

     
    All businesses can be categorised in five ways:

    The 1% - Those who disrupt and cause others to ride on their coattails
    The 4% - Those who are doing very well, but who haven’t quite systemised their way to the 1%
    The 15% - Those on a more standard, incremental growth trajectory
    The 60% - Those who plateau, stall and struggle
    The 20% - Those who fail, go bust and expire
    If you do not have the systems and processes first, as the foundations on which your business is built, then we are building on “wet sand”. We must have robust support beneath our feet from the outset.
    Too many businesses employ a “survive to fight” mindset, instead of a “fight to survive”. We must give full consideration to the impact on the bigger battle ahead, and focus on thriving, not just surviving.
    Focusing on our “why” is crucial, as our businesses should be seen as a resource. We must constantly reflect upon the effectiveness of what we do in business, compared to what we want from
    A good business plan is one that can be picked up by anyone, inside or outside of the business, and when read, cause that person to understand it and be inspired by it.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

     

    ‘Eighty percent of business owners clearly get it all wrong’

    ‘It’s so much more important to step out of the business and reflect on “Am I still on course?”'

    ‘Fight to survive is “what do I need to do right here in order to guarantee my survival?”'

    ’Simplicity has to be the key to any good business plan’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

     

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

    Jay Allen - https://jayallen.uk

    Jay Allen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayallen-mytruenorth/?originalSubdomain=uk

    Jay's AddAZero Audit
    - https://www.mytruenorth.biz/addazero_audit/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

     

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

     

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

     

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

     

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

     

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 1 hr
    15 Minutes To Action - The Rockefeller Habits

    15 Minutes To Action - The Rockefeller Habits

    This week, Nick looks at Verne Harnish’s book, ’Mastering The Rockefeller Habits’, a guide to increasing the value of your business by following steps that have proved successful for some of the world’s largest companies over the past hundred years.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 
    Goals are essential, but without action they are insubstantial. A clear vision and the discipline to put routines into action, are the pathways to success.
    We need to have alignment at the highest levels in our business. Frequent meetings, active participation and constructive debate are the keystones to aligned management.
    Accountability is crucial. A Function Accountability Chart can help you to assign tasks, and to ensure that the right people are taking care of them at the right time. 
    Treat your reporting of customer data as importantly as you do your financial data. Frequent accurate analysis will give you greater insight into your direction.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ’The core principles of success don’t really change’

    ‘Goals without routines are wishes, and routines without goals are aimless’

    ‘You can never communicate enough!’

    ‘Core values need to become behaviours'

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

    Mastering The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 18 min
    Entrepreneur In Focus - Lisa Cumes, How To Create Your Brand Story

    Entrepreneur In Focus - Lisa Cumes, How To Create Your Brand Story

    Lisa Cumes is a freelance copywriter and StoryBrand Certified Guide, dedicated to helping business owners develop their own unique brand story, one of the most powerful tools in developing a narrative around the work you do.

    In this week’s show, Lisa talks to Nick about the power of telling your own business story, the importance of teams who believe in your vision, and why now might be the best time for you to strike out and realise your business ambitions.



    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    One of the smartest things we can do as business owners right now is to invest in marketing and product development. Those who have done so, have seen remarkable gains, even through the COVID lockdown.
    A growth mindset allows us to see the opportunities that may be in front of us at all times. A closed mindset is almost like turning our back on them.
    People often don’t follow the financial aspirations behind something. They follow the narrative. They follow the heart and soul of a project. They want to be part of the story.
    StoryBrand removes the noise, the confusion, and the overwhelm of copywriting, in terms of presenting a business to a customer. It is about concentrating the point and assuring your customer that you can solve their problem.
    The best idea isn’t always the clearest choice. The idea that can communicate itself in the simplest, most resonant way, will often be the winner.



    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘He got out of his head. He invested. And he’s got the result!’

    ‘If one person voices it, then others are out there who need it!’

    ‘Any component of success, going forward, requires a team’

    ‘People need to be sold on the fact that you understand the problem that they are facing'



    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast

    Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community

    Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  

    Lisa Cumes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacumes/

    Simple Story Solutions - https://simplestorysolutions.com

    Lisa Cumes Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisacumes/

     

    ABOUT THE HOST

    My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.

    Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.

    I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.

    My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.

     

    CONTACT METHOD

    Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB  
    Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  
    Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG  
    Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  
    Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

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107 Ratings

Brendan McGurgan ,

Episode 75 Culture

Nick delivers another insightful, practical and inspiring podcast through his interview with JT McCormick from Scribe Media. Well done Nick, keep up the great work!!

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scaling mindset not only business resonates

Everyone should listen to ep. 4 Questions That Can Change Everything.
I'm always so curious to listen to a different perspective on these questions. thanks Nick, for sharing yours.

Katrina R. Wilson ,

Energy and great content!

Nick Bradley has the best energy. My favourite business podcast by far. He’s upbeat, motivational, relatable, and genuine. Awesome!

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