100 episodes

Sharing the unspoken sides of running a business and showing up online, Starting The Conversation is for entrepreneurs craving honest conversations and practical advice.
Tune in each Tuesday for a dose of actionable expertise and inspiring stories from those who ‘get it’.

Starting the Conversation Alice Benham

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Sharing the unspoken sides of running a business and showing up online, Starting The Conversation is for entrepreneurs craving honest conversations and practical advice.
Tune in each Tuesday for a dose of actionable expertise and inspiring stories from those who ‘get it’.

    Defining a clear and compelling mission | SummerSchool #1

    Defining a clear and compelling mission | SummerSchool #1

    “What does your business do?!” - a question we should all be able to answer clearly and confidently… but can we?
    Your mission sits at the centre of your whole business - it impacts every action and plays a huge role in helping you achieve success. That’s why, whether you’re starting out or years in, there’s a lot of value to be found in taking it back to basics and refining our mission.
    In this lesson you’ll learn the 3 components of a great business, the importance of internal clarity and how to sum up your mission clearly.
    WORKSHEET: use these prompts to help you explore and define your mission.
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok

    • 20 min
    193 | Q+A - how to pitch, why I'd quit my business and whether it ever gets easy

    193 | Q+A - how to pitch, why I'd quit my business and whether it ever gets easy

    After the last Q&A episode went down so well I'm back and answering YOUR questions! Tune in to hear my thoughts on pitching for opportunities, utilising feedback well, being a 'good' client and launching a podcast successfuly.
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok

    • 37 min
    192 | How to save time and get sh*t done

    192 | How to save time and get sh*t done

    Time... the elusive thing we're all searching for more of. If you've ever found yourself wishing there were more hours in the day, this episode is for you.
    You won't learn how to get more time (that intel would make me a genius) but instead how to get more out of the time you've got. Listen in to dicover my (proven) 3 step method for upping your efficiency, so you can either get more done or just go watch Love Island sooner...
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok

    • 20 min
    191 | Ending a business... the challenges, regrets and lessons with Liam Cavanagh

    191 | Ending a business... the challenges, regrets and lessons with Liam Cavanagh

    We hear a lot about the stories of businesses that continue to grow... but what about the ones that get shut? What leads to a decision like that? And how does it feel to be ending something you've put so much into?
    Todays episode explores exactly that as I sit down with my friend (and office pal) Liam to discuss his recent decision to step away form his start-up, Bel. Tune in to hear why it's important to ignore ego and the 'sunk cost phallacy' when making a decision like this, be inspired to see 'failure' in a positive light and help us settle the debate on whether HSM or Pitch Perfect is the better franchice...
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok
    Liam | Instagram, TikTok

    • 49 min
    190 | How to get your first client (and continue to get booked!)

    190 | How to get your first client (and continue to get booked!)

    So you've figured out your services... but what now? How do you first get, and continue to aquire, paying clients? That was exactly where I was 6 years ago and a situation I've supported a lot of clients through.
    Now like everything in business it's not quite so simple as 1+2=3 but there are steps you can take to start attracting those dream clients. So whether you're looking to get client #1 or #100, this episode will help you put yourself in front of those who matter!
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok

    • 30 min
    189 | TikTok viral and juggling two businesses with Lucy Hitchcock

    189 | TikTok viral and juggling two businesses with Lucy Hitchcock

    Is it too late to join TikTok? Why start a second business? How does Instagram fit into your marketing strategy? Todays episode will answers those questions and more.
    Since Lucy last came on the podcast she's launched a second business and gone viral on TikTok, two things I was curious to hear more about. I find conversations with Lucy so inspiring (and full of tangents!) and this one was no different - I so hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I did recording it.
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    AB | Website, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok
    Lucy | LinkedIn, TikTok, Partner In Wine, Sassy Digital

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

vitalej17 ,

SO GLAD I FOUND THIS!

This podcast is for any and every entrepreneur who feels overwhelmed by not only the business side of things but the relationial side of owning your own business. Alice covers topics that aren't easy to talk about in a vulnerable way that teaches us how to deliver a clear and bold message with grace and certainty. This is a must-listen if you're feeling stuck in your messaging and communication and really want to refine how you tackle the tough stuff in your biz!

jazmin eliza ,

Love love love!

This podcast is great for any female who is entering the business world or already in it. It’s smart, it’s informative, and it’s interesting! I found my way here through a blog on social media algorithms and the rest is history. Definitely worth the listen!

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