154 episodes

Business has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it.

In this podcast, we hear stories from business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create their own business success.

As we delve into their lessons learned we offer easy business life-hacks and debunk common business myths giving you tangible and tactical tools, tips and tricks to revolutionise how you build your own business.

I’m your host Ingrid Thompson – renowned business educator & mentor with more than 30 years’ experience and author of the book So You want to Start a Business. This podcast aims to inspire, empower and transform the way we build a business.

This is a lively and thought provoking podcast.

When we pursue business and entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity, and at the same time build a financially successful business – we live richer, fuller lives.


Find out more about Ingrid Thompson https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/podcasts/
Follow me on linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson https://www.facebook.com/GrowingBusinessesHealthier/ and https://www.instagram.com/healthynumbers.com.au/
Find Ingrid’s internationally published book So You Want to Start a Business https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/about-the-book/

Conversations on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more

I hope you enjoy listening

Just so you know, I read chapters of the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90

So You Want to Start a Business Ingrid Thompson simplifies how we build a business.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

Business has become overcomplicated. I aim to simplify it.

In this podcast, we hear stories from business owners, entrepreneurs and leaders who think big and who take action to create their own business success.

As we delve into their lessons learned we offer easy business life-hacks and debunk common business myths giving you tangible and tactical tools, tips and tricks to revolutionise how you build your own business.

I’m your host Ingrid Thompson – renowned business educator & mentor with more than 30 years’ experience and author of the book So You want to Start a Business. This podcast aims to inspire, empower and transform the way we build a business.

This is a lively and thought provoking podcast.

When we pursue business and entrepreneurship based on core values and deepest integrity, and at the same time build a financially successful business – we live richer, fuller lives.


Find out more about Ingrid Thompson https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/podcasts/
Follow me on linkedin.com/in/ingridthompson https://www.facebook.com/GrowingBusinessesHealthier/ and https://www.instagram.com/healthynumbers.com.au/
Find Ingrid’s internationally published book So You Want to Start a Business https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/about-the-book/

Conversations on this long running podcast include EOF podcast host John Lee Dumas, Founder of Happy Skin Co Dylan Mullan, Founder of Tribe Kayla Houlihan, Nicole Baldinu co-Founder of $100 MBA, Pilates Goddess Jenna Zaffino, Entrepreneur Kelly Roach, Australian artist and entrepreneur Valerie Khoo and so many more

I hope you enjoy listening

Just so you know, I read chapters of the book in episodes of the podcast, check out the book reading episodes between episodes 70 and 90

    E154 Throw your Backpack over the Wall; Nothing happens till you decide

    E154 Throw your Backpack over the Wall; Nothing happens till you decide

    How do we create the future we truly want?
    In today's episode I explore one of my favourite models - The 2 Future's model and share 3 actions for your take to create the future you desire.
     
    When you truly understand how money works in your business your life changes completely and forever.
    You make more money in your business
    Importantly – not just more revenue, you make and keep more profit AND you pay yourself the salary you deserve
    My guess is that you are here because you want to build and grow a successful and profitable business
    I’m here to help you.
    Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question:  will this make a difference? will this help you, my listener- will this help you to create and build a successful, viable and profitable business.
    This is why I do what I do.
    I wrote this book: “So You Want to Start a Business”
    It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions whether you are just starting out or are already in your first few years of business. It is Back to Basics.
    It is your step by step guide to launching and growing your business smarter and faster,
    You can find out more about the book here on my website: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    Order your copy wherever you buy your books online or Head over to Amazon
    It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.
    Happy reading!
    Already read the book and looking for more?
    I regularly run webinars on a range of money related topics:
    Managing Cash Flow so you never run out of money Understanding where your money goes - getting those expenses sorted out Understanding the Profit First book Pricing - getting it right for your studio The things you need to know before signing a commercial lease How to make more money  ... and many other topics If you’d like the replay of any of these recent webinars, please email me ingrid@healthynumbers.com.au and put "Replay" in the subject and let me know which one you'd like to watch. I’ll send you the link to the replay

    • 17 min
    E153 Jack Tanasi; starting an e-commerce store completely from scratch

    E153 Jack Tanasi; starting an e-commerce store completely from scratch

    There are a few things that are truly exceptional about Jack Tanasi and here are just a few that stand out from this conversation/ interview:
    * he started his e-Commerce store completely from scratch. He did not have a product, didn't have a store. He created something from nothing
    * during the early days of the enforced Melbourne lockdown – one of the longest lockdowns – Jack spent his time interviewing entrepreneurs who had started e-commerce brands “instead of playing Play Station like most people.”  He asked questions and "was a total sponge soaking up all their information."
    * He tells of how he learned the most from the smallest of the 10 business owners he spoke with and it was a lot of the little things – that some of the bigger brands didn’t have issues with. This matters to a startup business.
    This is so insightful – we look at the large companies for ideas and inspiration – and in fact small business is where many of our best lessons are. 
    * He talks about taking that 1 product and creating 7 different SKUs – so smart! 
    * Finding a name that he could have both here in Australia and across the globe – and that has not all been smooth sailing – there were some big challenges and fortunately that has all been sorted out. He tells us about it in this episode.
    * He has a 3 days action plan and holds himself accountable to implement an idea within 3 days.
    * Jack is big on Time Management and has fixed ways he organises his day and that how he gets so much done in a day, in a week, in a month.
    * Feedback comes from customers and they pride themselves on a fast response. They fix problems quickly.
    * He says: "Be a sponge, learn as much as you can – constantly"
     
    I think you are going to really find this episode helpful and informative as you look to grow your business.
     
    Would you like to work with me directly to learn the financial framework I use for all of my clients?
    Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence starts next month and is a 6 week program + 2 follow up sessions that tackles the 3 greatest challenges most business owners face when it comes to understanding how money works in their business. 
    So if you are sick of not making enough money, of not making a profit and of not paying yourself what you what you deserve ... take a look at www.healthynumbers.com.au/money
    NB: This is NOT a sales page - information and explanation of the Accelerate program
    About Ingrid Thompson:
    I'm super passionate about helping business owners - and especially women - to pay themselves what they deserve, to charge their value, to make a healthy profit in their business and to understand the numbers!
    I'm the founder of Healthy Numbers and the author of So You Want to Start a Business. 
    We know that when you truly understand how money works in your business - you life changes completely and forever.
    We're changing lives here - for the better! One healthy business at a time!
    There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:
    Come join us in this FB Group: Healthy Numbers Profit Lab the community for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a profitable business.
     https://bit.ly/HNProfitLabGroup
    AND
    Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.
    “So You Want to Start a Business”
    You can order your FREE copy right here – you only pay for postage and handling: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!

    • 34 min
    E152 Next Steps - hear what's coming up!

    E152 Next Steps - hear what's coming up!

    Welcome back to 2021.
    Having taken a bit of a break to enjoy sunshine and the wonderful surf in the morning and some "laying on the couch reading with cats" time in the afternoons - now I'm back.  Thank you for tuning in.
    In this episode I talk about what's coming up for this 7th year of the podcast. It's going to look a little different - there will be more from me.
    Thank you so much for continuing to listen, for being here, for spending your precious time with me and my guests. I am honoured! Thank you
    The interview conversations are definitely continuing - and there are some terrific guests lined up. Interviews I have already recorded and they are ready to go!
    More from me = more mindset, more practical nitty gritty of finance and money and numbers - made simple! and more stories and case studies - of course honouring client confidentiality.
    If you want to hear more about what's coming up - tune into this welcome back episode.
    Would you like to work with me directly to learn the financial framework I use for all of my clients?
    Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence starts next month and is a 6 week program + 2 follow up sessions that tackles the 3 greatest challenges most business owners face when it comes to understanding how money works in their business. 
    So if you are sick of not making enough money, of not making a profit and of not paying yourself what you what you deserve ... take a look at www.healthynumbers.com.au/money
    NB: NOT a sales page - information and explanation of the Accelerate program
    About Ingrid Thompson:
    I'm super passionate about helping business owners - and especially women - to pay themselves what they deserve, to charge their value, to make a healthy profit in their business and to understand the numbers!
    I'm the founder of Healthy Numbers and the author of So You Want to Start a Business. 
    We know that when you truly understand how money works in your business - you life changes completely and forever.
    We're changing lives here - for the better! One healthy business at a time!
     

    • 15 min
    E151 How you can achieve anything you truly want

    E151 How you can achieve anything you truly want

    I've never really been a "goal setter" and have to admit the whole Great Big Hairy Goal discussion makes me squeamish! In this "just me" podcast episode I describe my personal approach to business today.
    Inspired by a few different things that I've been thinking about and working on in the past few months, I'm taking a very singular view and focussing on The One Thing that I can do right now to achieve my daily, weekly and monthly goal.
    Please notice that I use the singular goal - not the plural goals! Having too many goals, I have found, leads to nothing being done particularly well. 
    Please also notice that in this episode I tend to use "can do" rather than "must do" or "need to do" (well, most of the time) do let me know if you hear a "need to" sneak in!  Language is one of my other projects i.e. as regards the language I use - all aligned to my One Goal.
    Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence is starting soon - 6 week Accelerator program that will change your life completely and forever  https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/money/
    When you understand how money works in your business your life changes completely and forever !!
    As always, there is deliberately no advertising on this podcast.
    My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and you want to increase your financial intelligence & business acumen.
    You want to have confident conversations when it comes to talking about money
    You want to make business decisions based on data and facts
    … so that ultimately you can build financial autonomy through business success.
    I’m here to help you.
    Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 
    Will this contribute to help you, my listener take the steps to create a successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?
    This is why I do what I do
    There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:
    Come join us in this FB Group: Healthy Numbers Profit Lab the community for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a profitable business.
     https://bit.ly/HNProfitLabGroup
    AND
    Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.
    “So You Want to Start a Business”
    You can order your FREE copy right here – you only pay for postage and handling: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!
     

    • 15 min
    E150 Gabriela Rosa; Naturopath & Fertility Specialist is changing lives for couples across the globe

    E150 Gabriela Rosa; Naturopath & Fertility Specialist is changing lives for couples across the globe

    Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence is starting soon - 6 week Accelerator program that will change your life completely and forever  https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/money/
    When you understand how money works in your business your life changes completely and forever !!
    Gabriella Rosa graduated as a Naturopath with a Bachelor of Health Science almost 20 years ago and has been running her business pretty much since graduating.
    Gabriela is the author of 4 books.
    She has a Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health and Human Genetics) from The University of Sydney and has recently completed clinical research program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health where she was awarded The Scholar Award for academic excellence.
    She is currently working towards a Masters in Public Health.
    It's not all academic, Gabriela has a world wide impact:
    In the past 10 years she has run free online events that have helped educate more than 140 000 people across more than 100 countries. One of here events was for more than 12 000 people in a 12 day free online event – this cost $80 000 to put this event together and run online.
    The reason that Gabriela is able to run her free events for so many people is because her business is financially successful.
    If you have been listening to previous conversations you know that one of my favourite questions is “when did you feel your business was real?” and Gabrialla’s answer is completely different to any other we have heard – she said “Last week” and laughs.
    She goes on to explain what she means “As your business progresses you face different challenges”
    "In that moment the business is real and then it becomes unreal again."
    Gabriela is really honest about how she made the huge change from the entire business being in a physical location as well as relying on her individual effort – hours for dollars - and building something that was one to many. The changes happened in 2013 – she closed her physical practice and "took everything online."
    She speaks really honestly about the thinking process about choosing a niche and tells a truly helpful example of how she has landed where she is today in her business - the pathway to finding the people she works with and solves their number 1 issue
    I am personally inspired by what she says about her focus on THE MOST challenging cases that led her to where she is today. 
    Gabriella asks a really powerful question: what is the highest price that you can comfortable ask for?
    This underpins her premise that Pricing is a self image question.
    Gabriela is the author of 4 books:
    NEW! Fertility Breakthrough: Overcoming infertility and miscarriage when other treatments have failed

    Protecting Your Fertility: The Dangers of Conventional Pest Control and Natural, Safe Alternatives Revealed by Gabriela Rosa

    Eat Your Way To Parenthood: The Diet Secrets of Highly Fertile Couples Revealed by Gabriela Rosa

    The Awful Truth About Cleaning Products and Fertility Revealed by Gabriela Rosa

    You can find Gabriela at the following:
    website:
    naturalfertilitybreakthrough.com


    FACEBOOK Gabriela Rosa Natural Fertility Breakthrough
    https://www.facebook.com/FertilitySpecialistGabrielaRosa/

    INSTAGRAM
    @fertilitybreakthrough 
    @gabrielarosafertility 
     
    My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and you want to increase your financial intelligence & business acumen.
    You want to have confident conversations when it comes to talking about money
    You want to make business decisions based on data and facts
    … so that ultimately you can build financial autonomy through business success.
    I’m here to help you.
    Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 
    Will this contribute to help you, my listener take the steps to create a successful,

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E149 Self Belief: It is absolutely possible for you to understand how money works in your business

    E149 Self Belief: It is absolutely possible for you to understand how money works in your business

    Today I want to take us through the basic belief cycle – you may have seen this before or have had it explained to you before … and I especially want to use some of our beliefs about our ability to understand money as an example
    The basic belief cycle = we start with our beliefs and our thoughts - our thoughts and our beliefs lead to our feelings - our feelings lead to the actions we take - and then our actions determine the results we achieve - our results then impact our beliefs and out thoughts and so we go around and around
    In today's episode I use our beliefs about money and understanding how money works in our business and I follow the cycle through what happens to many of my clients.
    My gift to you from this episode is a way for you to shift that self belief - to jump the line from where you are to where you can be!
    This is my Christmas gift to you …. Your belief in yourself :
    It is absolutely possible for me to understand how money works in my business
    Listen in to this short episode where I give you the action to take to shift your beliefs and your thoughts. 
    1 action - that's all and repeated daily. Micro changes not massive changes are what we need right now.
    Micro changes
    Trust me, this works!
    Accelerate your Business Financial Confidence is starting soon - 6 week Accelerator program that will change your life completely and forever  https://www.healthynumbers.com.au/money/
    When you understand how money works in your business your life changes completely and forever !!
    My guess is that you are here because you are a business owner and you want to increase your financial intelligence & business acumen.
    You want to have confident conversations when it comes to talking about money
    You want to make business decisions based on data and facts
    … so that ultimately you can build financial autonomy through business success.
    I’m here to help you.
    Everything I do in my business, every decision I make is based on this question: 
    Will this contribute to help you, my listener take the steps to create a successful, viable and robust business so you can achieve Financial Independence?
    This is why I do what I do
    There are 2 ways you can access all my best material:
    Come join us in this FB Group: Healthy Numbers Profit Lab the community for business owners and entrepreneurs who want to build and grow a profitable business.
     https://bit.ly/HNProfitLabGroup
    AND
    Read my book! It is a Business 101 and can answer pretty much all your business questions. It is your step by step guide to build your viable and robust business - smarter and faster.
    “So You Want to Start a Business”
    You can order your FREE copy right here – you only pay for postage and handling: http://bit.ly/ThatBook
    It’s so exciting to be sharing it with you.
    If you prefer the kindle Head over to Amazon
    Happy reading!
     

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Trevor Oldham ,

Great show for inspiring entrepreneurs!

Ingrid is an excellent host who brings out the best of her amazing lineup of guests. Highly recommend!

skskdjfks ,

Wonderful Podcast!

We love this podcast! The host is so insightful and focused on kindness and positivity as are we at The Style That That Binds Us! The perfect place to come for advice and encouragement, whether you are starting a business or not!

candi_b ,

Wonderful insights

Wether you’re a business owner or just like to be inspired, the guests always have something interesting to say. Some things you wouldn’t have thought about applying to your own business are addressed as well. Great advise!

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