50 episodes

Welcome to Your Best Kept Business Secret Podcast, helping you get the business you deserve.

Join Business Coach, Author and Media Contributor Marc Ford MBA, (aka) Your Best Kept Business Secret and our presenters, as we make the most of what you already know, do what needs to be done and turn your business into the business that your hard work truly deserves.

There is so much competition in your marketplace, industry or niche for your customers and clients. The podcast is here to help give you a competitive edge against those businesses that continue to be mediocre in your market place and help you grow your business in a sensible, no-nonsense, sustainable way...and be well enough to enjoy the spoils of your hard work! I'm on a mission to help you get the business you set out to get when you started.

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Welcome to Your Best Kept Business Secret Podcast, helping you get the business you deserve.

Join Business Coach, Author and Media Contributor Marc Ford MBA, (aka) Your Best Kept Business Secret and our presenters, as we make the most of what you already know, do what needs to be done and turn your business into the business that your hard work truly deserves.

There is so much competition in your marketplace, industry or niche for your customers and clients. The podcast is here to help give you a competitive edge against those businesses that continue to be mediocre in your market place and help you grow your business in a sensible, no-nonsense, sustainable way...and be well enough to enjoy the spoils of your hard work! I'm on a mission to help you get the business you set out to get when you started.

    Grow Your Business - We Lost Half Our Business and ThenWe Grew 200% with Ryan Wellmans from SoPro YBKBS Ep113

    Grow Your Business - We Lost Half Our Business and ThenWe Grew 200% with Ryan Wellmans from SoPro YBKBS Ep113

    When the world emergency started, for many people their business stopped, Ryan's growing business was the same. Overnight he lost half of his marketing clients as many didn't know what to do, where to turn to, and what the future held. They weren't alone.
    But Ryan, turned the whole situation on it's head, turned it around, and despite everything went in to battle for his customers and clients. It's a small business leadership story that helped his business grow a whopping 200% in the last 12 months by doing the right thing for customers and clients and it's opened his eyes to what is really possible when your back is up against the wall.
    Links - SoPro: www.sopro.io
    Follow YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners Here:
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    Follow Marc Ford MBA:
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    📸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebestkeptbusinesssecret
    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-ford-mba
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    • 35 min
    Mens Mental Health in Business with The Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

    Mens Mental Health in Business with The Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz

    It's no surprise that many small business owners mental health has been battered, bruised and shattered because of the global pandemic. The uncertainty and pressures that it has caused piled on top of the usual trials and tribulations of running a business have intensified feeling for most people.
    However for many men the thought of talking about their issues and mental health fills many with a sense of dread. (There's one presenting this.) But thanks to this man there are thousands more that have had the space and time to talk of their issues over the last twelve months. And what a twelve months it's been.
    Today’s guest and one of the UK’s Best Kept Business Secret’s is the Man Whisperer, Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz where we talk about male mental health business, masculinity in the business world and his very unique perspective of lockdown and how it helped him, help men in business during it.
    Follow Kenny Here:
    🖱Website: https://www.kennydcruz.com
    📽 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/kennydcruztube
     
    Follow YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners Here:
    🖱Website: https://www.bestkeptbusinesssecret.co.uk
    🎯 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcfordmba
    🐦Twitter: https://twitter.com/YBKBSonline
    📸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ybkbssmallbusinessmedia
    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/your-best-kept-business-secret/
    📽 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/freshideaspodcast
     
    Follow Marc Ford MBA:
    🖱Website: https://www.marcford.uk
    🎯 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcfordmba
    🐦Twitter: https://twitter.com/YBKBS
    📸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebestkeptbusinesssecret
    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-ford-mba
    📽 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/freshideaspodcast
     

    • 39 min
    Anneka Hicks - Why I Had To Leave ExcludedUK and Fighting for the 3 Million - YBKBS Podcast Ep111

    Anneka Hicks - Why I Had To Leave ExcludedUK and Fighting for the 3 Million - YBKBS Podcast Ep111

    Anneka Hicks - Why I Had To Leave ExcludedUK and Fighting for the 3 Million Small Businesses and Self Employed
    A year ago, people up and down the UK were told to lock their doors, stay home and protect the NHS.
    A year later we’re told to open our doors when we’re told, stay home if we can and thank the NHS.
    In-between that… millions of self-employed business and small business owners have had sleepless nights, pivoted so many times they look like classical business ballerinas and all of us watched on as the Government got to grips with dishing out financial support at break neck speed.
    Unless you’re in the 3 million that is.
    Excluded UK estimates that 3 million of us have been shunned, or left out of financial support because of standard circumstances or because of legal financial advice given to business owners inline with HMRC rules and regulations. But with every ‘perfect solution’ that the Government announces…comes a trouble maker…
    A trouble maker that gives a voice to a silent majority. A trouble maker with facts, figures and a dream that if a few simple things are adopted, the world would be a better place for 3 million business owners.
    Today we welcome Anneka Hicks, founder of ExcludedUK, the grassroots, non-profit organisation committed to providing personal, business and career support to those facing hardship as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In this podcast she reveals why she’s stepped away from one of the biggest grassroots movements in business the UK has ever seen, the toll it’s taken on her personally and how she’s found a true vocation in life moving forward.
    Follow Anneka Here: Younified: www.younified.co.uk
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/annekahicksmarketing/
    Excluded UK: https://www.excludeduk.org/excluded-uk-an-inclusive-alliance-for-the-excluded
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    On the Website Video Page: https://bestkeptbusinesssecret.co.uk/small-business-news-video-for-smart-business-owners/

    • 39 min
    Building An Award Winning Small Business in Lockdown - Jaimie Baird, Founder of Steeps EP110

    Building An Award Winning Small Business in Lockdown - Jaimie Baird, Founder of Steeps EP110

    On podcasts you usually find the mega rich, the mega successful and the mega ego's all lining up to talk about their new project. But ion this episode we've taken a different tack. We interview Jaimie Baird, Founder and Chief Steeper at 'STEEPS ONE SHOT' a fiery blend of seven natural, raw and sustainably sourced organic ingredients which is a powerful; once-a-day gut friendly wellness shot to get your metabolism and digestion firing on all cylinders. We thought we'd interview and talk to him about the beginning of Jaimie's Entrepreneurial journey as STEEPS is about to be launched into the big wide world and talk to him about the things you SHOULD do when building an award winning small business and the things you SHOULDN'T do, so you don't make the same mistakes.
    STEEPS: www.steepsoneshot.com
    Follow us:
    🖱Website: https://www.bestkeptbusinesssecret.co.uk
    🎯 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YBKBSOnline
    🖱Website: https://www.marcford.uk
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    🐦Twitter: https://twitter.com/YBKBS
    📸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebestkeptbusinesssecret
    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-ford-mba
     

    • 31 min
    YBKBS Podcast: An Interview with Chris Ducker - Youpreneuer - Personal Branding

    YBKBS Podcast: An Interview with Chris Ducker - Youpreneuer - Personal Branding

    Serial entrepreneur, family man, action taker, lover of fine whiskey, the blues, luxury travel and entrepreneurs that want to change the world… Well, that's how this fella describes himself on his website, but it's just the start.
    This Brit started his first business in 2008, helping businesses across the world working exclusively with B2B clients across a number of different industries, from around our glorious Globe, providing lead generation, appointment setting, customer service and live chat services to small and medium-sized businesses…making a very brief pit stop at a total burnout… writing his first book “Virtual Freedom’, creating the Youpreneur movement, writing another best-selling book called, “Rise of the Youpreneur'“, and calling people like Gary V, Tim Ferriss, Lewis Howes and Pat Flynn…friends… this man is on a mission to help future-proof yours, and every other entrepreneurs business by creating the business of you… Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Chris Ducker!
    Chris' links: www.chrisducker.com www.youpreneur.com
    Subscribe to YBKBS: https://mailchi.mp/d16f0a276e25/ybkbs-platform-landing-page
    🎯 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcfordmba
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    📸Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebestkeptbusinesssecret
    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-ford-mba
    🖱Website: https://www.marcford.uk
    🖱Website: https://www.bestkeptbusinesssecret.co.uk
     

    • 36 min
    Mike Michalowicz, "Fix This" - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners Podcast

    Mike Michalowicz, "Fix This" - YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners Podcast

    Today’s guest talking to Marc Ford, Editor in Chief at YBKBS Small Business News for Smart Business Owners, is multi New York Times best-selling author, Mike Michalowicz.
    His book ‘Fix This Next’ and it’s diagnostic tool draws on the five identified levels of needs shared by every single small business in the world. 
    His goal with the Fix This Next concept is to help eradicate small business owner poverty by showing business owners a simple system to uncover their greatest challenges. 
    Actually knowing those challenges, they can then systematically fix the issues that will give them the greatest impact on improving their business, without burning out trying to fix everything at once.
    Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Mike Michalowicz...
    Follow Mike here:
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    💻LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marc-ford-mba
    🖱Website: https://www.marcford.uk
    🖱Website: https://www.bestkeptbusinesssecret.co.uk 

    • 22 min

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