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Business NoBS is a show about what it's really like to start a business, only, we're not interviewing the founders of Facebook, Twitter and co. Instead, we're speaking to startup founders just like you, without the BS.

Hosted by Eddie Whittingham, who recently sold his first startup business to a NASDAQ listed company, the series shines a light on what it's really like to be at the helm of a startup company. You'll hear all about the struggles, failures and occasional successes of everyday startup founders, without the Hollywood filter; ranging from topics such as mental health, the transition from being an employee to the CEO of a one man band and all the the way through to selling a business.

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Business NoBS is a show about what it's really like to start a business, only, we're not interviewing the founders of Facebook, Twitter and co. Instead, we're speaking to startup founders just like you, without the BS.

Hosted by Eddie Whittingham, who recently sold his first startup business to a NASDAQ listed company, the series shines a light on what it's really like to be at the helm of a startup company. You'll hear all about the struggles, failures and occasional successes of everyday startup founders, without the Hollywood filter; ranging from topics such as mental health, the transition from being an employee to the CEO of a one man band and all the the way through to selling a business.

    Dan Kelsall (again!) | Startup investment

    Dan Kelsall (again!) | Startup investment

    Episode Notes
    Dan Kelsall returns for a second episode. Why? Well, because Dan and Eddie both have an axe to grind with the weird obsession with investment in the startup community. Dan is the founder of Offended Marketing. He's straight talking, northern and a somewhat divisive marketing 'expert' (although don't let him know we described him as one) and author of F*****g Good Content.

    This episode is packed full of brutally honest reflections and anecdotes on startup investment, as well as an honest look at the pros and cons.

    What do Eddie Whittingham and Dan Kelsall talk about?


    Why they think there's an obsession with investment in the startup community
    Whether most startups need investment
    The pros and cons of investment
    The realities of getting investment
    And much more…

    Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://gofounder.com/podcasts/business-nobs/investmentment.

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/.

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

    Alice Stephenson | Resilience

    Alice Stephenson | Resilience

    Episode Notes
    Alice Stephenson is the founder of Stephenson Law - a law firm that she started in 2017, despite being told she'd never be able to. But, Alice has been told a lot of times through her life that she couldn't do things. She's been told:


    She'd never manage a baby at 18 years old
    She couldn't go to university with a 1 year old
    She couldn't go to law school with a 7 year old
    She'd never have her own law firm

    ...only to prove her doubter wrong.

    This episode is a must listen to anyone thinking about starting their own business, as Alice provides an open and honest account of the challenges she's faced along the way and how she overcame them.

    What do Eddie Whittingham and Alice Stephenson talk about?


    How the challenges they faced has helped shape them into who they are today
    How to take negativity and turn it into a positive driver
    The drive, determination and often sacrifice needed to succeed
    Advice for people looking to start their own business, but not being sure where to begin
    And much more...

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

    Mike Winnet | Seeking success

    Mike Winnet | Seeking success

    Episode Notes
    Mike Winnet is the founder of IAM Productions and the much acclaimed Contrepreneur series on YouTube. Prior to that, he was the co-founder of a business which he went on to sell for a seven-figure-sum.

    This episode is packed full of honesty on what it's really like to sell your own business and what 'success' means to two people, who have sold their respective business, which you don't want to miss.

    What do Eddie Whittingham and Mike Winnet talk about?


    What selling a business is really like and how it impacts you
    Why people seek 'success' in the wrong places
    The problems with 'get rich quick' shortcuts to success
    The realistic factors that come into play when selling a business (spoiler... it includes an element of luck!)
    Advice for people looking to start their own business, but not being sure where to begin
    And much more...

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here  - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

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    Craig Brookes | Making mistakes

    Craig Brookes | Making mistakes

    Episode Notes
    Craig Brookes is the founder of Correct Choice Windows. He's a normal, working-class bloke who wears his heart on his sleeve and tells it just like it is.
    This episode is rammed full of honesty (and swears) on what it's really like to start your own business, which you don't want to miss.
    What do Eddie Whittingham and Craig Brookes talk about?


    How mistakes made along the way to starting your own business often help shape it
    What pressures founders face when starting and running their business
    What emotional attachment founders have with their business ideas and the impact failure can have
    Why founders place pressure on themselves to succeed, especially other people's perceptions
    What it's like going back into employment having had a failed business venture
    And much more...

    Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://gofounder.com/podcasts/business-nobs/making-mistakes/

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

    • 56 min
    Shelina Begum | Employee to CEO

    Shelina Begum | Employee to CEO

    Shelina Begum is an award-winning journalist - a title she’s held for over 20 years. Only, Shelina isn’t an employee anymore. She’s founded her own company, Shelina Begum Media.

    We join Shelina just weeks into her journey as a startup owner to talk about what it’s really like transiting from being an employee to the CEO of a one-man band, overnight.

    This episode is packed full of open and honest reflection, as well as a heap of anecdotes on what it’s really like to start your own business, which you don’t want to miss.

    What do Eddie Whittingham and Shelina Begum talk about?


    What reservations founders are likely to have when thinking about leaving their job
    What the triggers are that make you likely to start your own business
    How that perception of starting a business differs from the reality
    The early-stage concerns and fears when starting a business
    Whether it’s possible to find a work-life balance when starting a business
    How starting your own company compares to the pressures of being an employee
    And much more...

    Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://gofounder.com/podcasts/business-nobs/employee-to-ceo/ ‎

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

    • 54 min
    Dan Kelsall | Mental health when starting a business

    Dan Kelsall | Mental health when starting a business

    Episode Notes
    Dan Kelsall is the founder of Offended Marketing. He's straight talking, northern and a somewhat divisive marketing 'expert' (although don't let him know we described him as one) and author of F*****g Good Content.

    This episode is packed full of brutally honest reflections and anecdotes on what it's really like to start your own business, which you don't want to miss.

    What do Eddie Whittingham and Dan Kelsall talk about?


    What the perception of mental health within the startup scene is
    What mental pressures founders face when starting and running their business
    How that pressure can take an effect both mentally and physically
    Whether it's possible to find a 'work-life' balance when starting a business
    How starting your own company compares to the pressures of being an employee
    How to deal with self-doubt, imposter syndrome and isolation
    And much more...

    Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://gofounder.com/podcasts/business-nobs/mental-health.

    Signup for access to the GoFounder platform - our online tool to help you start, grow and scale your business, without the BS - at https://gofounder.com/early-access/.

    Like this show? Please leave us a review here - even just a quick one liner helps a lot! If you want to leave your Twitter handle, we can thank you personally!

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