The Back Yourself Show presents a leading conversation within the startup community globally that is actively helping over 10,000 founders and entrepreneurs in the first phase of their journey as business operators.
Featured guests include investors and senior operators behind global businesses such as Google, Microsoft, Deliveroo, Coca Cola, Skype, Giphy, Babylon Health, BBC iPlayer, SeedLegals, Channel 4 Ventures and more.
The Back Yourself Show: Epilogue
The Back Yourself show has been about giving would-be founders the insight they need to take the plunge into the start up world.
On the final episode of the show, we thank all everyone who helped make the show, everyone who appeared on the show, and of course everyone who listened as well.
Tom also teases a very exciting new project - enjoy!
Answering YOUR start up questions
The Back Yourself show is all about giving would-be founders the insight they need to take the plunge into the start up world.
On today’s episode of the show, we are answering questions that our audience have put to us on start ups, growing a business, and what it takes to be a founder.
If you’re interested in the infancy and launch stage of a business or want to know how to nurture a culture of success, this episode is for you!
How to be a CEO at 16
This week’s episode of the show features our youngest guest yet, Suhit Amin.
Founder of Saulderson media, an influencer agency representing prominent gaming and YouTube content creators, Suhit founded the company at just 16.
In this episode, Suhit talks about building a successful business after battling a life threatening illness, how and why he started entrepreneurship at such a young age, and gives insight into the influencer marketing industry.
On next week’s podcast, our host Tom will be answering any start up questions you may have, so send them in via the comments on TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
The Back Yourself Show Live: Sifted Summit 2022
On this week's episode of the Back Yourself Show, we were live at the 2022 Sifted Summit in London.
The panel of guests include Lottie Unwin, Founder of The Copy Club, David Foreman, Co-Founder of Prateura Ventures, Molly Johnson-Jones, Founder of Flexa and Patrick Ryan, Founder of Odin.
In this show the panel will be discussing a range of topics like why raising capital is like going on a first date, what VC’s are easiest to work with USA vs Europe, why not to say “these numbers are conservative” to an investor, and why you should post selfies on LinkedIn.
For tips on how to navigate the VC ecosystem, how to hire the right people and what not to say to Investors you’ve come to the right place!
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Back Yourself Show Live!
Horses, Hurdles and an app with 3 million hits in its first week
My guest this week is former jockey turned founder Andy Bartlett. His Roam local app allows people to access an array of local knowledge of food, drink and things to do across the world.
He knows a thing or two about being quick out of the blocks and dealing with hurdles in both his horseracing days and now as a business owner. In this episode, Andy speaks about how his childhood shaped his self-awareness and ability to be authentic when marketing his product. How the network he built whilst in the racing industry has helped him to generate 3 million hits in its first week.
If you’re looking for practical tips on how to build and market an app. Utilising your network to raise money and drive downloads, you’re in the right place!
From England Rugby to CBD start up
My guest this week is George Kruis, former England and Saracens rugby star turned founder of FourFive.
In this episode, George shares insight into how being a professional Rugby player taught him the invaluable skills he needed to become a founder and business owner. He also shared secrets into how he networked and built a team of employees, as well as why he ventured into the science focussed pharmaceutical side of the CBD industry despite having no experience in the field.
00:55 At what point in your career did you start looking into starting a business?
03:40 Was being second row (a position most prone to injuries) what made you get into the CBD/recovery industry?
7:20 What were the first steps you took into the pharmaceutical industry despite no real experience in it?
10:10 What was the hardest thing you had to come up against whilst starting a business?
16:40 How does the pace of being a founder compare with that of an athlete?
20:10 How did you use marketing to differentiate your product?
28:00 Where do you want the business to be in future?
33:30 The Barbarians backheel conversion kick story
36:20 What advice would you give to other athletes looking to make the transition into business?
45:00 Start up Sin Bin
Founders who are still in the process
Great to hear the stories and advise from people who are still in the process of building and making it big. Most podcasts give you the view of someone who had already made it which is a completely different perspective (often not entirely true as they tend to only focus on the big highlights instead of the day to day reality they had to go through) whereas this show actually digs into the reality of building start ups which gives a much more practical perspective and inspiration. Much needed in the startup community.
Helping me in my entrepreneur path!
I’m enjoying this podcast so much!
Really helping me with my personal goals of maybe becoming an entrepreneur at some point!
Really well produced and thought-out production and topics!
A must listen.
Inspirational! An important listen for anyone looking to propel themselves to new heights!