Scale Up With Nick Bradley

Scale Up With Nick Bradley

By Nick Bradley

Welcome to “Scale Up with Nick Bradley”.

In this podcast, we will show you how to scale up your business and your life! So you can achieve greater freedom, wealth and impact, and live life on your terms.

Ranked #1 business podcast in the U.K. on iTunes and Spotify, we will help you go from start-up to scale-up and beyond:
How to significantly grow your business; how to create commercial strategies that drive predictable revenue; how to leverage systems and processes to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment; how to generate fast scale via business acquisitions; how to exit your business for life-changing money; ultimately, how to build your empire!

You can only scale a business to the level of your identity, so week in and week out we'll be bringing you inspiring guests to help you on your journey. You see, it's not just about spreadsheets and strategies ... it's about mindset, skillset, purpose and belief - learning from people doing extraordinary things, and making a bigger impact - so you can too.

Introducing your host - entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley:
- Over 10 years in Private Equity
- 117 acquisitions
- 25 business exits
- $5.3bn in deals
- #1 ranking business podcast in the UK … over 300,000 downloads in 130 countries
- “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up!"

Contact details:
- nick@fielding.global
- https://suyb.global/
- https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaleupyourbusinesscommunity

Episodes

Simon Duffy On Starting, Scaling and Exiting Global Brands

Simon Duffy is the founder of hyper-popular men's grooming product powerhouse, Bulldog Skincare, one of the most recognisable brands around the world, having expanded into 31 countries. Simon joins Nick for this high-impact episode, in which he takes you on a direct journey from start-up to scale-up to exit strategy - a masterclass on the business journey itself, and how you can create and grow a business, as well as achieve the exit of your dreams. KEY TAKEAWAYS We can always disrupt a market, because the incumbents in any space generally tend to be rooted in the past. There are always opportunities for innovation. The entrepreneurial spirit must always be heeded as it tries to steer us through business. Follow your instincts, or you may reach the end of your career with regrets. True innovation comes from proving that an idea germinated at a table surrounded by thinkers can precipitate change in an industry. Partnering with those who wish to take the brand to the next level can often provide hitherto unexplored levels of innovation and growth. Always look for the positives in what others can bring. BEST MOMENTS 'The opportunities that interest me the most are the ones that involve disrupting a big market with a more sustainable version of the future' 'We have to build something that can take on these juggernauts' 'There is a healthy tension between strategy and execution' 'A lot of brand screw it up, and we thought "We don't want to make that mistake"' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Simon Duffy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-duffy-mbe-753306a/?originalSubdomain=uk ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/05/2249m 51s

Do No-Money-Down Deals Really Exist?

Many assume that in order to acquire profitable concerns, that a strategy known as "No Money Down" can be used. But as Nick explains in this episode, there's a difference between "No Money Down" and "Other People's Money" KEY TAKEAWAYS No-Money-Down is a term that originated mainly in the property space, denoting a scenario in which investors were able to begin their journey without the need for money of their own. Other People's Money is different from No-Money Down, as it explicitly means that other people's investment capital is being leveraged. When people invest their lives into a business, then they have done so with the intention of gaining some kind of reward in the long run. If you are fixating on a No Money Down deal, then you must be prepared for potential letdowns. Remember that it's better to spend a little and get something that works, than take s chance on something that might be fundamentally broken. BEST MOMENTS 'It's dangerous to buy into the marketing without doing your due diligence' 'I prefer to use the term "Other People's Money"' 'Leverage is such an important term' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/05/2213m 14s

Clint Emerson On The Art Of Self-Reliance

Clint Emerson is a retired Navy SEAL, survival skills expert, and the New York Times bestselling author of 'The Rugged Life - The Modern Guide To Self-Reliance'. Clint joins Nick to talk about why relying on ourselves is one of the most important traits we should foster in life, the ways in which we can build confidence and coping mechanisms, and how being prepared may hold the key to our existence in the world of today. KEY TAKEAWAYS Current world events have gone to prove that we can never take life for granted. Events can take a drastic turn in the space of a day, so it pays us to be prepared. The key to making sure we aren't taken out by unforeseen circumstances is in ensuring that our key enablers are kept safe and guarded. Complacency has become far too commonplace, and this is largely due to the rise in use of technology, that makes life comfortable, but also dulls our senses. We may feel that time and money spent on being prepared is wasted, but the costs of repair far outweigh the small investments made in preparedness. BEST MOMENTS 'Preparedness is the primary focus of everything I do' 'You don't know what tomorrow will bring' 'Imagine if the sky filled up with red parachutes? What would YOU do?' 'Complacency kills' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Clint Emerson - https://clintemerson.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/05/2257m 8s

Identity

In this highly insightful episode, Nick talks about identity, and why it is such a crucial concept to understand completely when trying to grow and scale a business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mindset, and how you think about things, how you identify with yourself, how you show up - all of it is business itself. You can't grow and scale a business if there are chinks in the veneer - gaps in who we are, who we think we are, and who we are becoming. If our businesses are not moving in the direction we want, then the first step is to acknowledge that problem. We must evaluate our current identity, and then identify the identity we wish to embody. It's a case of looking at where you are and where you wish to be. BEST MOMENTS 'What I'm talking about today is who you are becoming as the business leader, the driver of what you are ultimately trying to create' 'You have to first work on yourself and define who you are becoming' 'You create the image of who you are based on your values' 'This is not about trying to pretend you're something that you're not' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/05/2214m 12s

Seth Godin On How To Make Things Better

Seth Godin is a former dot com business executive and the author of twenty best-selling books that have been translated into over 40 languages around the world, and which have helped to empower others to become the best version of themselves. His blog was named by Time among its 25 best blogs of 2009. Seth joins Nick today to talk about the answers to some very crucial questions - namely how we can increase our impact in the world by doing the things we're truly passionate about, and how to turn that passion into a scalable enterprise of which we can be proud. KEY TAKEAWAYS  A true teacher is someone who can recognise the light in others, and who do all they can to make it burn brighter, without regard for their own personal glorification. Marketing and advertising used to be the same thing, leading to a misunderstanding that still exists to this day. An advertising campaign is not the same as a marketing campaign. The core principle of marketing used to be to make average stuff for average people at scale. What has shifted is that scale is no longer a plus but a minus. The finest way of reaching your customers is to create something sp special that they will run to tell others. This is a dramatic shift in the way we reach people. BEST MOMENTS  'I'm trying to turn on lights for people' 'It is cheaper and more effective to make something for someone than it is to make something for everyone' 'I would rather applaud people who are doing extraordinary things, than win any given competition' 'Spend money to make a product or service that people want to talk about'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global "Scale To Sale" Workshop ... join my FREE training on how to scale your business to a life-changing exit - register here: https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/live-workshop Seth Godin - https://seths.blog ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/05/2244m 4s

Ben Newman On Uncommon Leadership

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organisations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA. He is also the author of the #1 Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Seller, UNCOMMON Leadership. Ben joins Nick to talk about his incredible book, as well as how you can apply the principles of UNCOMMON Leadership to your life, your career and your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Success comes from first finding out about ourselves, and discovering the strengths that reside within us through challenging adversity. Adversity and challenge lights a fire beneath us that allow us to identify the "why" and the purpose that drives us onwards. Those who successfully lead are the ones who show up no matter what. If our purpose is strong enough, nothing can hold us back. Never accept the accepted wisdom from the world at large. Far too many preach that adversity and challenge are there to stop us in our tracks, instead of providing valuable lessons in what we are capable of surmounting. BEST MOMENTS 'You have the strength in you, to battle through adversity' 'They talk about why and purpose, but they forget to talk about the burn' 'Every time he wins he gets hungrier' 'The world tells us to think smaller, to not take massive action' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Ben Newman - https://bennewman.net/about/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/04/2232m 3s

How To Scale To 7 Figures

Building a business to scale in order to provide a healthy exit usually means aiming for an 8-figure concern. But in order to get there, you have to have a clear plan for how to first get to the 7 figure mark. This is a period that can prove somewhat tricky... In this episode, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can ensure that your business reaches that 7 figure milestone, in order to ensure that life-changing exit. KEY TAKEAWAYS Six figures of revenue does not necessarily equal six figures of profit. You still have to sensible in terms of what you want the business to be so that you ultimately end up with what you want. Momentum is important and drives the speed of your operations. But without scale, you are merely moving faster without moving forward. Cash flow is vital. This relies on predictability of leads, predictability of sales, and from these two factors you get the predictability of cashflow. Structure matters more than you might think. You should always build your company's structure around the strategy that you want to pursue. BEST MOMENTS  'Building a 6 figure business is still awesome' 'We become entrepreneurs because we don't just want to hustle' 'You want to be in the situation where you have a business that allows you to have an amazing life' 'You've got to have the right pond with the right fish and the right bait' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/04/2222m 15s

John Bates On Making Your Communication As Mighty As Your Ideas

As business owners, effective communication is paramount in ensuring that our messages are received, translated and implemented. But many find their grand ideas stymied by an inability to better communicate them, leading to frustration and unnecessary challenge. Joining Nick this week is John Bates, founder of Executive Speaking Success, and a man who has helped countless leaders and executives to dynamically improve their business results through his unique communication education and training, based in the fundamental evolutionary biology and neurophysiology of human communication, connection and interaction. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we are given opportunities to speak, we should prepare rigorously. We may not always be aware of what can lead from engagements. Treat every opportunity as special. Leadership is a function of great communication, and great leadership is a function of great communication. The reason why formats such as TED work so well is because they understand this, and give their people the chance to reach others through tried and tested means. Structure can have an enormous impact on the way we reach others. The "in media res" technique plants us squarely in the action, and provides a hook that draws people into the rest of the message. There are certain markers that we can provide, which allow another person to realise that a story is being told to them. This affects them on a chemical level and makes them more receptive. BEST MOMENTS 'I call it the "Valley Of Awkwardness"' 'If I started at the beginning, it would have been a very different experience for people' 'That moment deserves preparation and practice' 'Our brains release the same chemical we release when we expect to get a reward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Executive Speaking Success - https://executivespeakingsuccess.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/04/2259m 46s

5 Reasons Why Successful Businesses Fail

Even the most successful business concerns hit bumps in the road, and generally tend to find that larger problems await us further down the road. Some succeed, but some fail, but why? In this episode, Nick talks you through the five main reasons why successful businesses can fail, and how you can avoid the same fate. KEY TAKEAWAYS As entrepreneurs and investors, the reward gained from solving a challenge is usually finding that a bigger challenge or problem awaits us on the other side. Sometimes, as we become successful, we stop thinking about the gains we make in terms of relativity. This means we feel as though we are growing significantly slower, even though the gains are still big. When it comes to strategy, we can become far too obsessed with taking action in and of itself, the implementation, that we forget about the strategy. We must never forget to help others in attaining their desired place in their own journey. If someone is not the right fit in your business, it could actually be the best thing for their growth if they break away. BEST MOMENTS 'As you start to build something bigger, the problems and challenges become bigger' 'Remember, that is what you are signing up for' 'The faster we grow, the more difficult it can become to top our previous successes' 'You've got to have strong systems and processes' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/04/2219m 39s

Mollie West Duffy On How To Be Okay When Things Are Not Okay

Mollie West Duffy is an organisational designer at IDEO New York and she teaches an undergraduate Design Thinking class at Stanford's New York City Design School. She has helped companies and startups such as Casper develop good workplace culture, and has authored the best-selling book, 'No Hard Feelings'. Mollie joins Nick today to discuss her new book 'Big Feelings: How To Feel Okay When Things Are Not Okay', as well as how to deal with uncertainty, despair, anger, envy, and the other topics that might be holding us back when it comes to achieving more. KEY TAKEAWAYS We cannot hope to surmount the problems that hold us back from greatness unless we first admit they exist, and then allow others to support our overcoming them. In the wake of the pandemic, the need for a more open discussion upon the ills of emotional imbalance, especially in the workplace, are far more relevant. Success is often due to our energy, talent and commitment to a task, rather than some desire to be the best, or to provide perfection. Fear can be easier to deal with because its roots usually lie in something specific. However, anxiety is non-specific and therefore can be tricky to be deal with. Therefore, by channelling our broader anxieties into something more specific can be helpful in our learning to deal with them. BEST MOMENTS 'When we keep everything bottled up, we suffer in silence' 'We want our leaders to be emotional, but not too emotional' 'The reason we allow ourselves to think this way is that we believe that it serves us' 'Fear is when we believe that something specific will happen' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Mollie West Duffy - https://molliewestduffy.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/04/2251m 38s

Business Buying In 2022

Nick talks all things business buying and acquisitions in 2022 - a state of the industry update - so as to help refine the information out there, and debunk some of the rhetoric available, ensuring that you have the most up to date and accurate data to hand in order to realise your buying and acquisitions aims for the year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS Main street are businesses beneath the realm of £2m in revenue. The lower middle market range from the £2m mark all the way up to £50m. The state of the world and its many economies, as well as upheavals and political events, all have a marked effect on business buying. Going through the traditional routes of buying through brokers and agents means that a lot of people will be doing the same thing leading to high levels of competition. This means your ability to negotiate will be hampered. 54% of transactions are closing successfully. This is an extraordinarily high rate of acquisition success, meaning there is economic confidence around scale. BEST MOMENTS  'Markets change all the time' 'I still think it is a buyer's market, but it's a buyer's market if you are prepared to look off-market' 'Over the next decade you are going to get the baby boomers coming through' 'Go out there and do partnerships, joint ventures and acquisitions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/04/2217m 8s

Jason Harris On Marketing With Science And Soul

How important is branding to you? How much in the way of time and resources are you spending on making sure that your brand represents you and your company accurately, and in a powerful way? In this episode, Nick is joined by Jason Harris, the co-founder & CEO of award-winning creative advertising agency Mekanism, co-founder of the Creative Alliance and author of national bestseller, The Soulful Art of Persuasion, to talk about the empowering ways in which you can harness the powers of science and soul in order to accelerate your marketing ambitions. KEY TAKEAWAYS Brands allow us to be a part of a hero's journey. When we see and respect sports personalities, associating ourselves with their brands allows us to feel like we are part of their story. As business owners we must sometimes come to terms with the fact that the ideas we have aren't always plausible. This can require input from an outside perspective. Companies aren't what you buy, and they're not about what they sell. Companies today are more about the idea that the consumer buys into. Around 82% of consumers don't care if a brand disappears, as they can easily find others that fill their need. Around 53% of consumers will buy products from a brand that does something positive. BEST MOMENTS 'I wouldn't just watch the ad and have it wash over me. I'd really dissect it' 'When you're not thinking about jobs, futures or careers, then what are those instant passion points you have?' 'By standing for something you're going to build long term love, equity and relevance' 'Soul has never been more important' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Jason Harris - https://www.thesoulfulart.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/04/221h 0m

20 Ways To Scale

As an expert at scaling-up in both private and corporate business situations, Nick is here this week with a definitely business-centred episode, sharing with you the twenty most powerful ways that you can achieve accelerated scale in your own business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Once you've made a decision, own the decision. Be brave enough to take a risk, but also be brave enough to be accountable for it. Examine you customer base and ascertain whereabouts within that base your most value is being generated in terms of revenue and profit. Always follow up on your leads. Far too many people spend huge amounts on marketing, but only look at the top level results they gain. Look for ways in which you can bundle more value and add to your existing product or service. By making small, incremental value-adds, you increase the value of your whole offering. BEST MOMENTS 'You need to be thinking organically' 'You have to have a process for follow up!' 'You've got to look at this through the lens of the value you provide' 'The key thing here is to add small level of incremental value' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/04/2233m 45s

Scott Danner On The Real Meaning Of Wealth And Impact

Scott Danner is the CEO of Freedom Street Partners, a practice that supports financial advisors in their next career step and helps them explore all available paths to secure a fulfilling future. Scott joins Nick to discuss the true meaning of what wealth really is from a perspective of rich relationships, including how you can define your own personal definition of wealth, of impact, and of legacy, how discipline creates the freedom to pursue success, and how to build a rich life that achieves true balance. KEY TAKEAWAYS Discipline creates systems that allow for order. We cannot hope to achieve success if we live alongside chaos. Discipline guides you to your best life. If we confront the truth at our core - the essence - then what truly matters in life are the relationships we build and foster. Ego is often driven by scarcity. We are led to believe that only so many people can win in life. When we shift our abundance mindset, this perspective changes. Many of us judge success by the result of an action. In reality, we should consider the input that got us there. Look at all contributing factors, for that is where the true value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'Discipline guides you to your best life' 'Being able to do what you want when you want is the recipe against success' 'It's developing the conversations - having a lot more of them, and helping to learn and grow along the way' 'I'm much more of a leader that focusses on principles, values and actions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Scott Danner - https://scottdanner.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/03/221h 1m

The Three Levels Of Value

Nick talks about the ways in which we can understand our client's needs, and better serve them, by recognising the three levels of value, and deploying them in the right order. KEY TAKEAWAYS Decisions are sometimes made by the unconscious, but in order to process them fully, we must allow them to break through the conscious mind, which always seeks to protect and shield us. The first level of value is to help your customer to fully understand their challenge. Many feel the challenges they face, but fail to effectively identify its implications. Once the problem is understood, we must supply the quickest path or method towards eradicating that issue. The last level of value is demonstrating how your unique offering actually removes or eradicates the problem being faced. BEST MOMENTS 'It's about how you can start to influence someone by understanding their highest need from their biggest challenge' 'The subconscious mind is where a lot of our decisions are made' 'A lot of people know they have a challenge, but don't know what it is' 'If you can show that you understand their problem better than they understand their problem, then the next level of value becomes super easy' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/03/2212m 29s

Azhelle Wade On Why Following Your Passion Isn't Overrated

Over the past 10 years, Azhelle Wade has worked for companies like Toys R Us, Party City, and Madame Alexander, climbing up and across the ladder in the toy world. After building and mentoring a diverse and talented team toward success, she had the vision to do the same with newcomers to the toy industry. Today Azhelle is known industry-wide as The Toy Coach. Azhelle is proof that there is always a career path to be had that is aligned with your true passions in life, and in this episode, she talks to Nick about why these aims aren't overrated, how to turn your ideas into multi-million dollar brands, and how to keep fun at the centre of what you do. KEY TAKEAWAYS  We often assume that success comes from iterating on the triumphs of others. But often, we can achieve staggering success through looking for the new ways to break ground. One of the more interesting effects of the pandemic has been the sudden uptick in playtime. With less travel happening, people are focussing on how to enrich their lives in playful ways closer to home. We often have our dreams derailed by those who cannot see the potential in them. Building a business based on what you love allows you to assert positivity into not just your ambitions, but the lives of others. The truth of the matter is that success doesn't become easier the more you have. The higher you reach, the more difficult the issues that you face. This is why being passionate about your idea or central conceit can push you to overcome even the toughest challenges. BEST MOMENTS 'That helped me to get in touch with my own creativity and get in touch with the purpose behind toy creation' 'Don't try to mean a lot to everyone. Try to mean a lot to someone' 'I want to build a business where I feel good about it, and I feel like I'm uplifting myself' 'You have to stay true to who you are, and if you have faith in that decision, then ultimately you will be successful' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Azhelle Wade - https://www.azhellewade.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/03/2253m 20s

Accelerated Change

Nick talks about why scale matters now more than ever - in terms of business and life - and how in order to shield ourselves from the external factors, and achieve accelerated change, we need to ensure that we embrace a growth mindset. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When it comes to life, there are things we can control, and things we can't. The key is not to spend too much time focussing on the things we can't control. The pace of accelerated change is putting more emphasis on scale itself. This is clearly evident through the proliferation of partnerships and collaboration. Be more strategic, think bigger and don't be distracted by all that is going on. Embrace digital, apply across your business, and subsequently embrace the world as your marketplace. Niche down on who you are endeavouring to appeal to. Look at the target groups that mean the most to what you do. Consider not just those people but their customers. BEST MOMENTS 'There are certain things that you can affect and there are certain things that you can't' 'If you're neutral or grey then you don't mean a lot to anybody' 'Scale is a strategy that mitigates risk as much as it brings the benefits of more resources' 'Niche down on who you really serve. The people you want to wrap your arms around' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/03/2216m 1s

Justin Schenck On The Power To Create Your Own Happiness

Justin Schenck is the host of the top rated podcast the Growth Now Movement and founder of Growth Now, LLC which is a full service podcast production and coaching company. He has been named a Top 8 Podcaster to follow by INC Magazine and chosen as an ‘Icon of Influence’ in the new media space. He now helps individuals unlock their passions and live life fully. Justin joins Nick this week to talk about the ways in which you can take control of your own destiny and create your own happiness in business and life, the importance of constant growth, and how by serving others we raise the quality of life for other people and ourselves. KEY TAKEAWAYS Forgiveness is a quality we must instil within ourselves. It's okay to slip up sometimes, so long as we practice self care in the aftermath. We are in a constant state of growth, development and flux. If we accept this and allow ourselves to grow at all times, then enlightenment follows, both spiritually and emotionally. We are all infinite beings. Many believe that when we pass on we leave the world, but the footprint and legacy we leave behind allows us to live on. When we live to serve others, it creates an intense sense of fulfilment, and can serve to show us that life is enhanced endlessly by raising others up. BEST MOMENTS 'My goal within spirituality is to make sure the energy around me is flowing with me instead of against me' 'I can literally manifest any life that I want' 'Instead of being a cynical human being, I'm very much more positive with a positive outlook on life' 'You have to do this from a place of wanting to give and not wanting anything in return' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Growth Now - https://growthnowmovement.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/03/2252m 23s

How To Build A High-Impact Advisory Board

Nick discusses advisory boards, and the governance you may need in order to scale your business. Many see the growth of a business as a gradual shift in your identity, and in this episode, Nick explains why the identity of the business itself must also grow, including at the highest level. KEY TAKEAWAYS Businesses that have some level of advisory governance, tend to work out to be more valuable in the long run. Having an external perspective can also help with execution and strategy. An advisory board is a group of subject matter experts who provide the company leadership team with a new perspective upon factors such as innovation, risk management, growth, profitability and other areas. When you bring in someone to sit on a board, you must always compensate. This can take the form of perks such as travel or accommodation and dining, but can also stretch to equity shares. Advisory boards are there to not just offer guidance on the areas you do know about, but to offer support and mentorship in the areas in which you are unfamiliar. BEST MOMENTS 'You can only scale a business to the level of your identity' 'If you're going to pay for expertise and expect a result, it is an investment' 'You need people who've been there and done it. Who've got the t-shirt' 'It's about understanding the value of having that support network around you' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/03/2218m 58s

Amberly Lago On Grit, Grace And Perseverance

Amberly Lago is a leading expert in the field of resilience, transformation, and health and wellness. She is the best-selling author of “True Grit and Grace” and empowers people around the world by sharing the story of how she turned a tragedy into triumph. She is a former professional dancer and athlete bringing a new perspective on what it takes to persevere. Amberly joins Nick to discuss her incredible story, and talks candidly about the ways in which you can enrich your life and accelerate your growth through sheer force of will. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Pain is life's biggest teacher. We learn more about ourselves when we are knocked down than we do from riding high on success. We all have the ability to grow, heal and come back stronger. What holds us back is our ability and willingness to tap into it. We can find great sources of healing by not just committing our thoughts to words, but by then taking those words and sharing them with others. By empowering the voices of others, we change the world in powerful ways. We must seek to give volume to those with life-changing stories. BEST MOMENTS 'I want to live a life of joy, set an example of resilience, and keep moving forward' 'Gratitude really, truly saved me' 'It's important to share from a scar and not an open wound' 'Through this journey pain has been my biggest teacher'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Amberly Lago - https://amberlylago.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/03/221h 2m

People, Processes and Automation

Nick discusses a crucial part of scaling up - the art of creating solid scaleable foundations through people acquisition, implementing processes, and achieving a state of autonomy. KEY TAKEAWAYS People, processes and automation are often referred to as "The Golden Triangle". They are the fundamental underpinnings that are considered to be essential to all businesses. Start with the end in mind and be clear about what you're building towards. What is your freedom number or "get rich once" number? Next we have to formulate a plan to work towards it. We must optimise foundations. This is where people, processes and automation sit. It's also where structuring capital and investment directions sit. Scale fast and build value. This is the phase by where organic growth takes places, but we supplement by adding external factors such as partnerships, joint ventures - the things that build value quickly. BEST MOMENTS 'You need to start with vision, mission and what the endgame is' 'It's owning the process. It's building the team' 'It's about getting in front of the process and leading it, proactively' 'Businesses that exit for the highest value are the ones where they have great people' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/03/2223m 14s

Dean Karnazes On Dedicating Your Life To Achieving The Impossible

Named by TIME magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. Among his many accomplishments, he has run 50 marathons, in all 50 US states, in 50 consecutive days. He’s run across Death Valley in the middle of summer, and he’s run a marathon to the South Pole. Dean joins Nick to talk about his incredible running career, the ways in which he has conditioned his mind and body to adapt to the toughest challenges, and how by dedicating yourself to a pursuit completely, you too can achieve the impossible. KEY TAKEAWAYS As we grow older, we start to develop different rhythms when it comes to energy levels. This can largely be due to our intake, and require constant adjustment. These days, many treat running as some kind of objective-based activity in which a certain metric has to be attained. But running, or any physical activity, should also be fun. Remember to use activity as an enjoyable form of play. Our bodies are machines. If we view ourselves as limitless in potential, and work to achieve greatness, then the way we feed ourselves and treat ourselves, as animals, can shape the potential we achieve. When you have harmonious inner personal relationships with those around us, your performance is better. Everything is better. If you have discord, it disrupts your performance. BEST MOMENTS 'People quantify every run. For me, the only purpose for a lot of my runs is just to run' 'I view myself through the lens of trying to be the best animal that I can be' 'I like to say that if I can't pick it from a tree, dig it from the earth, or catch it with my hands, then I don't eat it' 'Look to optimise your relationships. Discord can affect your performance' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Dean Karnazes - https://ultramarathonman.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/03/2243m 45s

How Much Is Your Business Worth?

One of the most common questions business owners wish to know is exactly how much their business is worth. In this week's episode, Nick talks about the ways in which you can determine your own magic number. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Sometimes it takes an outside perspective in order to ascertain your business valuation, as we can be so wrapped up in our offering, that our own vision is skewed. You as the seller, may have an expectation when it comes to a sale. If you've created something that's difficult to replicate, and it appeals directly to your potential buyer, they're likely to see a lot more value in it. You can base your valuation on revenue - how much the business generates through sales. Calculate this and look at how much a typical business in your industry may be worth based on a certain level of annual sales. Never base your business's valuation simply on number crunching or formulas. Consider the value of your business based on factors such as geographical location, its potential strategic value, quality of customer base, and alignment of systems and processes. BEST MOMENTS 'People have such a broad perspective about what they're creating' 'Valuation is cryptic and ambiguous' 'The business is probably worth more than its net assets' 'You need to go beyond all of these financial formulas' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/02/2214m 31s

Robin Sharma On How We Can All Be Heroes

Robin Sharma is a Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series. Sharma worked as a litigation lawyer until age 25, when he self-published MegaLiving, a book on stress management and spirituality. Robin joins Nick to talk about the philosophy surrounding what we think we can then materialise, his mentor work which has helped some of the world's most powerful thinkers, and all about his incredible new book, 'The Everyday Hero Manifesto'. KEY TAKEAWAYS Our daily behaviours reflect our deepest beliefs, and we all have a psychological story. It is this story that determines the things we do each day. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and are often not lionised as much as those who shape the world. If we install the right philosophies and seek to improve the world in small ways, then we can count ourselves as heroes. We often mistake wealth for having large reserves of money in the bank. What the past years have taught us is that wealth comes in many forms, including connections, savouring life and self-respect. Fear creates cortisol, which contracts our perceptions. In the world of today, many live their lives in fear. This means we can miss opportunities through the reduction of our perceptiveness. BEST MOMENTS 'Things are created first in the mind, and then are created in reality' 'Society seduces us with wealth is having a lot of money in the bank' 'Synchronicity is destiny's way of remaining anonymous' 'The paradox is that we do less to achieve more'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Robin Sharma - https://www.robinsharma.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/02/2256m 36s

Winning

Nick reflects upon the business wisdom of Jack Welch, the author of 'Jack: Straight From The Gut', and 'Winning', with a particular focus on leadership, and why we must make the tough decisions in order to ensure that our businesses can grow, and that we remain on a winning path. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we transition to our scale-up phase, it is the movement between being able to work independently versus the ability to build a team and lead effectively. As leaders, we must be able to coach people so that they can advance. Everyone at your organisation is not necessarily thinking about business goals from the viewpoint of a founder. Honesty and transparency in communication is vital. There's no point in sugar-coating a message when it requires clarity of communication. Our jobs as leaders are to define thew ways in which we intend to win. Our values and behaviours demonstrate how we will get there. BEST MOMENTS 'I was a real geek for business' 'You have to make the tough decisions in order for the business to grow' 'You have to have core principles that will allow you to be successful' 'You need to say things in a way that cuts through the crap'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/02/2223m 26s

Tony Whatley On Becoming A Side Hustle Millionaire

Tony Whatley is an entrepreneur, business mentor, best-selling author, podcast host, and speaker. He is best known as Co-Founder of LS1Tech, an online automotive community which grew into the largest of its kind. This website grew to over 300,000 registered members, and was later sold for millions, in only 5 years. Amazingly… it was just his part-time business! In this incredible show, Tony talks to Nick about the ways in which he achieved the feat of becoming a millionaire through his side hustle, how a near-death experience caused him to re-evaluate his life completely, and how you can build a a side business that creates financial freedom. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we travel through the business journey on the rails of the corporate model, we often aim for promotion or salary increases, not realising until we achieve them that these things rarely bring fulfilment. When we recognise our talents, and learn to assess them using our own autonomy instead of waiting for others to validate us, we create the kind of energy we need to start reaching higher and moving faster. Determining to become a success is about asking ourselves the question - am I where I want to be? And if the answer is no, then it's about finding the discipline to do more. Consider the legacy that we would leave behind if we were to depart immediately. Is the story that others would tell about you, the one you would write? If the answer is no, then it's time to start rewriting that story in your own words. BEST MOMENTS 'I'm a teacher. I love to learn, but I love to teach' 'I can visualise things, I can create the action plan, and go and execute that to get results!' 'I was really honest with myself. I asked "Am I where I want to be?"' 'There was a blinding spotlight that this was not enough' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Tony Whatley LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tonywhatley/ ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/02/2255m 29s

Copy That Sells

Perhaps more than any other skill you can have in business, writing copy that sells your product or service is one of the most essential. In this episode, Nick explains why it matters so much, and how effective copy can accelerate your business growth. KEY TAKEAWAYS Conversion copy is all about the way you articulate your message, the emotional and psychological journey you take your prospect on, and how it can make a true difference. Having an amazing product or service isn't everything when you come to the market. It matters, but what also drives growth and take-up, is the message. Messaging should aim to satisfy a key outcome for your client base, but should also communicate that the only way this outcome is possible is through your offering. One of the most important questions that should be answered by your messaging is why should action be taken now? We must communicate that if action isn't taken, then the world will change quickly BEST MOMENTS  'I like to get into the detail' 'If you can't communicate your message in an impactful way, then it won't matter how good that product or service is' 'Write the cover line and then find the story' 'A very simple phrase, articulated brilliantly, has the power to change everything' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/02/2221m 44s

Tony Horton On 100% Committing To Your Health

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, and Ten Minute Trainer®. He is also a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books “Bring It”, Crush It!” and his latest motivational book, “The Big Picture” 11 Laws that will change your life. Tony joins Nick to talk about why health should always be at the forefront of life, and how it can impact, negatively or positively, the plans we have for the future. KEY TAKEAWAYS We can gain an instant boost int he lifestyle we lead if we stop focussing on outcomes and look to improve our consistency, accountability and surround ourselves with the right tribe. Self development must evolve over time, because we grow and age over time. Never assume that what worked for us in our youth will work for us now. Most people are in "survival mode" and they seem to be okay with it, but if we are diligent enough, and are tested frequently, we can mitigate and sometimes head off health problems before they have to become manageable. Mindfulness and mental health is equally as important as physical health. We must take time to recharge and reset. There's nothing wrong with hitting pause on our activities and taking some time to heal our minds. BEST MOMENTS 'Consistency is the name of the game for me. Accountability is the name of the game for me' 'I'm always paying close attention to whether something's working' 'You want to be as versed in as many things as possible so you can avoid the boredom, the injuries and the plateaus' 'Mindfulness allows your body and mind to settle, to heal, to relax' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      Tony Horton - https://www.tonyhortonlife.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/02/2252m 33s

How To Exit Rich

This week, Nick is in training mode, and here to talk about exiting and exit strategies, with a particular focus upon the mechanics behind the process, how to navigate your own path to freedom, and why every business should be built to sell. KEY TAKEAWAYS During the start-up and scale-up process, many business owners discover that the freedom they were hoping for in running their own business, is scarce. The true freedom comes from the exit. There are two types of exit. You can exit but choose not to be involved in the day-to-day running of the operations themselves. The second exit is the "life changing exit", and involves selling completely. Never assume that the world will look the same in the future as it does right now. Circumstances can change in a moment, so instead of looking to the very long term, try to shorten your plans. Plan your exit from the beginning. It doesn't have to be your sole focus, but it helps to have a North Star that you can always be working towards. BEST MOMENTS 'The freedom really comes from the exit' 'These are all external things that you need to evaluate' 'The pace of change right now is so full on' 'You need or require a change in your thinking - your mind-set' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/02/2218m 40s

John Assaraf On Unlocking The Power Of Your Mind

John Assaraf is the founder and CEO of NeuroGym. He is also a philanthropist and brain researcher who is best recognised for his podcasts, lectures, and his New York Times best-selling book 'Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain's Hidden Power'. John joins Nick this week to deliver an empowering masterclass on how you can unlock the power of your mind, and use the results to accelerate growth and realise your potential. KEY TAKEAWAYS Our goals in life are always a matter of answering a single questions - whether we are simply interested in achieving them, or committed to achieving them. When we are truly committed to achieving greatness, then we will upgrade our identity, our knowledge, our behaviour, in order to align with that destiny, and therefore achieve it. Choice means not just showing up, but also saying yes to the opportunities that present themselves. Serendipity and happenstance only account for a small part of the journey to success. We are not born with fears, associations or memories. Therefore, limiting beliefs are little more than reinforced neural patterns that went from conscious to sub-conscious. BEST MOMENTS 'If you take care of cause, then effect takes care of itself' 'Our brain is actually a prediction machine that also deletes and distorts anything that doesn't match with the current map of our reality' 'If you are committed, then you will upgrade your identity to match this destiny' 'I believe in the power of choice' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      John Assaraf - https://johnassaraf.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/02/221h 0m

Are You Giving Up?

With the beginning of the year, we generally tend to make promises to ourselves. But as time passes on, sometimes we lose our grip on these assurances, and veer towards giving up. In this episode, Nick talks about the different strategies he has used in his own journey, that have helped him to break the cycle of giving up. KEY TAKEAWAYS We set out to achieve things, and if we go through life making promises but failing to execute them, it can have a huge impact on who we are. Science states that failure doesn't come from making the wrong choice in your goals. It comes from failure in the path of executing those goals. Mindset, and mental toughness, are what separate the great entrepreneurs of the world from the average ones. They are the ones who embrace resilience and grit. Limiting your priorities is essential. Between 3 to 5 is a good number. Then make sure you execute those priorities first before you do anything else. BEST MOMENTS 'It's a really important cycle to break' 'What happens if this is the year that you absolutely stick to everything you said you'd do?' 'It's not about changing your goals. It's about changing the way you go after them' 'I'm very focussed on the things that are going to move business forward and my life forward' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment      ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/01/2227m 26s

Howard Behar On Leadership Lessons From Starbucks

Howard Behar's career in business spans over 50 years, all in consumer oriented businesses, and most recently as a speaker, advisor, mentor, and bestselling author. He is also the former president of Starbucks - one of the world's largest and most popular brands. Howard joins Nick to discuss the leadership lessons he learned while acting as the overseer to such an empire, including why culture matters so much, and why people should be kept at the heart of things. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The most successful business enterprises are the ones who remember that while products are essential, the people who come for them, and the problems that it solves for them, should always be at the heart of matters. Every organisation has its own culture. They usually arise naturally. The question we must ask is if the natural culture there is the one we strive for. If it isn't, then we must change it from the top down. The great leaders are the ones who like to challenged, and want to be held accountable. If our people are doing either, then we as leaders are doing the right thing. Nothing in life happens without persistence. In the rivers of life there are rocks, and we strike them below the water line, but the most important thing is that we traverse them and keep moving on. BEST MOMENTS 'It wasn't meant to be a brand. It was meant to be human in nature' 'I got right away that it wasn't about the coffee. It was about the people' 'We wanted to be able to walk down the hallway, look everyone in the face, and say "We're in it together"' 'The question to ask yourself is "Is this the culture I want?"' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community To download a free gift from Nick - The 5 Reasons Why Your Business Will Never Get To 8-Figures ... How To Fix It Fast! - https://www.scaleupmastermind.com/free-guide1 Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment     Howard Behar - http://howardbehar.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/01/2251m 29s

Doing Deals! How I Personally Structure Acquisitions

This week, Nick shares a very special training session containing details of some of the deals he has personally completed, as well as the ways and means through which he accomplished them. It's a chance to get a real insight into the mind of a true deal maker, and a masterclass in how to structure acquisitions correctly. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Buying a business is very much like buying a house. When we purchase a house we get a mortgage - therefore using other people's money. Buying a business can be structured in the same way. When valuing a business, take into account any debts that it may owe, the cost of which must be removed from the buying price. Any remaining capital to be paid as part of the purchase can be taken from the profits from the business itself. Wealth is created by selling businesses. It isn't created by running businesses. More billionaires have been created by private equity than from any other industry. There are over 1600 businesses closing in America every single day because there is no succession plan. Owners who retire have no plan for post-retirement, and so many businesses close when the time comes, even though they are profitable. BEST MOMENTS 'You are going to build significant wealth from business acquisitions' 'None of this is your own cash, whatsoever' 'The huge payday is when you sell the business in the future' 'So much better to buy a good profitable business than to try and start one up yourself' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/01/2224m 27s

James Altucher On The Impact Entrepreneurship Has On The World

James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. James joins Nick to talk about the definition of entrepreneurship itself, how technology is impacting the way we think and learn, how mind-set and risk management can help us to make better decisions, and why failure should always be seen as the first step towards achieving success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Entrepreneurship is often defined as a great idea taken to market through careful investing and promotion, but there are many facets to entrepreneurship. Even revamping existing concerns can be defined as such. We only have so much time on this earth, and so it is always best to apply our finite resource of time to pursuits that matter to us, personally, and which bring us the greatest rewards. Investing is a path to wealth, but we have to temper our ambitions with a good deal of risk management. We can't win big without speculation, but always do your best to make the bets as safe as possible. When we fail, we learn. Lessons stick with us if they are gained through failure. Sometimes, the power of these lessons is far greater than if they had come through a win. BEST MOMENTS 'I learned so much more from YouTube videos than I ever did from my teachers in school' 'You have to try a lot of things to know what you love doing' 'You only live once' 'Failure is the pathway to success? Failure sucks!'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    James Altucher - https://jamesaltucher.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/01/221h 2m

Changing Your Game In 2022

Nick is joined by serial entrepreneur, international speaker and best selling author, Adam Strong, to talk about how you can change up your game for 2022 by looking at the insights provided by 2021, and to discuss the incredible Game Changers Summit taking place in January. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Effective collaboration can only truly occur when the values of all parties involved are in complete alignment. Sales and negotiation are the beating heart of all business. If we develop these skills at the outset, then we set ourselves up for lasting growth. Preparation is the ultimate key to making sure your time is spent wisely, and that business transactions always end with a win-win. Many are entering the world of entrepreneurship after the upheavals caused by COVID. But those who do must remember to adjust their mind-set, their skill-set, and to surround themselves with the right people. BEST MOMENTS 'I'm a believer in that if something is working then rinse and repeat' 'Always know when to walk away' 'Ask more questions - intelligent questions' 'We want to get you on the right rails so that you can create exponential growth in 2022' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Adam Strong LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adamistrong/?originalSubdomain=uk The Game Changer Summit - https://www.thegamechangerssummit.com/gcs2022-registration-page49997234 ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/01/2239m 48s

Phillip Stutts On The Secret Formula To Transform Your Marketing

With the onset of the new year, everyone is pouring fuel into their business intentions for 2022, especially when it comes to marketing. In this episode, Nick talks to Phillip Stutts, the best-selling author of 'The Undefeated Marketing System', and a man who has used his considerable talents and skills in marketing to aid in over 1400 election victories and 3 presidential victories. Phillip joins Nick to talk about the art of marketing, and how you can truly influence minds and decisions in order to not just reach your target audience, but to convince them of your message. KEY TAKEAWAYS  We excel when we aim high. There is no sense in playing it safe in order to score mediocrity. If we push ourselves then we try harder, fly higher, and achieve more. Many people who do extraordinary things are fundamentally flawed in other areas. Nothing pushes us harder to succeed than feeling as though we might fail entirely. Relying on one single channel when it comes to sales and marketing is never wise, especially if we do not own the data or the system. Competitors can always use processes to keep us down or affect sales. Look for ways of centralising your output and owning the data. We lack empathy in our society. People across the world seem currently obsessed with telling their own stories. Empathetic marketing begins with looking at data and coming to understand what matters to the world around us instead of ourselves BEST MOMENTS 'What I loved about it is the game - the marketing game behind how politicians get elected' 'A lot of people who do extraordinary things are flawed characters' 'The marketing world is rigged for almost every single business out there' 'My mission in life is to wake up business owners' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Phillip Stutts - https://www.winbigmedia.com/phillip-stutts ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/01/2254m 13s

Failure To Say No

One of the main roadblocks we can face when trying to achieve more, is the failure or inability to say no, which can lead to overwhelm and a lack of momentum. In this week's show, Nick tells you why the key to productivity might be to say no more often... KEY TAKEAWAYS Many do much work on building the plan, the process and the strategy. But we must recognise that the real key to success is in the outcome. When we become overwhelmed, it makes identifying the next logical step forward that much more difficult. We have to focus on the tasks that move us forward and say no to the ones that stop our momentum. The difference between successful people and VERY successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything. There is always one task you can do first, which will allow the others in your life to be successfully completed more effectively BEST MOMENTS 'Develop an amazing ability to say no' 'If we don't focus, we get ourselves into a position of overwhelm' 'That creates a cycle which allows you to iterate, improve and go on'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/01/2211m 30s

Sonja Wieck On Why Everything In Life Serves You

As an endurance athlete with a zest for adventure, Sonja Wieck explores the bigger questions in life and while pushing the boundaries of what is possible.  Sonja joins Nick for a very special episode, in which she talks about her perspective when it comes to achievement, why struggling against adversity is a gift in itself, and why focus and persistence are the key to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Running towards acceptance and love from those we value most, can provide an extra level of dedication that allows us to reach higher than we may suppose Whatever goals you have set for 2022, we only fail if we stop trying. Dig in, get focussed, and be clear about your why. Visualisation can make the difference between breaking through the finish line and becoming an also-ran. Be clear about what you want, and try to visualise the challenges you may face along the way in order to help you prepare beforehand. Often we do not recognise that the fruits of the race come from not winning or even competing, but from the efforts we put it before. The journey is where the value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'What I know now is that I really only take action if something lights me up inside' 'The struggle is the gift' 'I can be pretty stubborn when it comes to my own internal light' 'When you win and when you lose, you have to come to terms with who you are as a person' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Go Sonja - https://gosonja.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI  Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/221h 5m

Sonja Wieck On Why Everything In Life Serves You

As an endurance athlete with a zest for adventure, Sonja Wieck explores the bigger questions in life and while pushing the boundaries of what is possible. Sonja joins Nick for a very special episode, in which she talks about her perspective when it comes to achievement, why struggling against adversity is a gift in itself, and why focus and persistence are the key to success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Running towards acceptance and love from those we value most, can provide an extra level of dedication that allows us to reach higher than we may suppose Whatever goals you have set for 2022, we only fail if we stop trying. Dig in, get focussed, and be clear about your why. Visualisation can make the difference between breaking through the finish line and becoming an also-ran. Be clear about what you want, and try to visualise the challenges you may face along the way in order to help you prepare beforehand. Often we do not recognise that the fruits of the race come from not winning or even competing, but from the efforts we put it before. The journey is where the value lies. BEST MOMENTS 'What I know now is that I really only take action if something lights me up inside' 'The struggle is the gift' 'I can be pretty stubborn when it comes to my own internal light' 'When you win and when you lose, you have to come to terms with who you are as a person' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Go Sonja - https://gosonja.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/01/221h 5m

Focus

It's a new year, and with the fresh start that it brings come new opportunities. In this short, sharp kickstart to 2022, Nick talks about how focus can help to accelerate the plans you have for the year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS The more laser focussed you are on what you are trying to achieve, the more transformational the results are. Consistent action creates consistent results. You need to make sure you build systems to allow this to happen. Sometimes you win, and other times you learn. If things don't go your way, then allow the experience to aid in your optimisation. BEST MOMENTS 'Focus is a super power' 'Be consistent in whatever you do' 'You don't lose - you learn' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/01/226m 57s

Chris Duffin On Building Resilience And Inner Strength

Chris Duffin is the founder of Kabuki Strength, and an inventor dubbed "The Mad Scientist Of Health". He's also a thought leader and entrepreneur in the health and fitness space. Chris joins Nick for the final show of 2021, to talk about how you can face life's challenges using strength, both physical and mental, and prepare yourself for the new year ahead. KEY TAKEAWAYS We are built to adapt to our environments. If we place ourselves among challenging circumstances, then we can either overcome and thrive, or be defeated. When we focus on our value system and concentrate on just the things that are most important to us, then it forces us to drop extraneous distractions and get rid of the baggage that holds us back. If we put ourselves out into the world, and keep our honesty about who we are, then we are far more likely to attract the things that we're truly in search of. Far too many people accept mediocrity and remain in their comfort zone. But life is not about relaxing and accepting that. It's about listening to the voice of our hearts and following the direction in which it takes us. BEST MOMENTS 'You can be a stronger and better version of yourself' 'You need to truly refine your value system and what's important to you in your life' 'Life is about working out how to pare things down' 'I ask people if they want to be part of changing the world' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Chris Duffin - https://christopherduffin.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/12/2159m 58s

Exponential Growth In 2022

With the end of the year in sight, it's a period where many will reflect upon the achievements and milestones reached across the past 365 days. But as Nick explains in this week's show, it's also a time to look at the year ahead. It's a time to think about the ways in which you can achieve exponential growth and have the best possible 2022 for your business and life. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those who achieve the most in life and business are those who set goals. These become habits, which influence behaviour and provide a structure that allows them to grow effortlessly. All people can have vision, but unless they execute a plan to move towards it, and take action in order to reach that vision, it will never be a reality. Use SMART goals in order to maximise impact - Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound After setting goals, we need to prioritise them in terms of what we want our year to look like. Do the thing that is the most challenging first. BEST MOMENTS 'The people who achieve what they want to achieve in life - they set goals' 'The vision is what you want to create' 'If you start commit to habits, then those habits will quickly turn into behaviours' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/12/2115m 36s

Anthony Trucks On Shifting Your Identity To Accelerate Success

Anthony Trucks is a former NFL Athlete, American Ninja Warrior on NBC, international speaker, host of the Aww Shift podcast, and the founder of Identity Shift coaching. Anthony joins Nick to discuss his mission in life - to help others to understand their past and present so as to shift their identity and elevate their life and business. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Your failure or your success is determined by your identity, and you are only one shift away from creating your ultimate life. Success is about matching our identity to the dreams we have and the goals we pursue. If we can change our identity to match our vision, then success can be realised. When we suffer from setbacks or shame, we tend to want to seclude ourselves further - to silo away from the world. If we don't like ourselves, then seclusion only makes this state worse. If we can find a way to love the small things in life, and positively anticipate their effects upon others, then no job is a task. BEST MOMENTS 'I like to make sure that everyone else has fun with me - that's the goal' 'If you don't have an identity that matches the dream, then the dream doesn't get realised' 'Sometimes you might like where you're headed, but you don't like the speed' 'The destination is the journey' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Anthony Trucks - https://anthonytrucks.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/12/2142m 4s

How To Connect With The Clients You Want (vs The Ones You Get!)

Nick is joined by Steve Sims, known as the “real life Wizard Of Oz”, and a man renowned for turning the impossible into the possible. Steve talks about the art of problem solving, with a specific focus upon how to attract not just the clients we need in order to keep our businesses thriving and growing, but the ones we want most to work with. KEY TAKEAWAYS The art of entrepreneurship is to identify a problem that is being underserved and create a solution that works not just for us, but for the world at large. Far too many businesses overcomplicate their offerings and thereby reduce their own appeal. This is usually down to fear and lack of confidence. In order to best appeal to the customers we want, we ned to put ourselves firmly in their shoes and solve the problem with empathy and consideration. BEST MOMENTS 'We find other people who have got that problem and then sell them the solution!' 'When COVID happened you had the opportunity to say "was this done to me, or was this done for me?"' 'Selling a million dollar house takes the same amount of effort as selling a ten million dollar house' VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Steve Sims - https://www.stevedsims.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/12/2131m 43s

Mel Abraham On Creating Affluence And Legacy

Mel Abraham is dedicated to a new way of thinking and a new way of life, of helping others to pave the road to financial independence and affluence through entrepreneurship, and by doing so, helping to leave legacies that live longer than we ever could. In this episode, Mel talks to Nick about his empowering story of resilience, the ways in which you can create true affluence and wealth, as well as his incredible book 'The Entrepreneur's Solution: The Modern Millionaire's Path To More Profit, Fans and Freedom' KEY TAKEAWAYS People choose a path that often brings disillusion and a lack of fulfilment, but then choose to stay on that path, believing that the choice is a one time offer. It's never too late to change for the better. We make the greatest difference by using our legacies and positivity to connect at a meaningful level, and using our business, services and ideals to impact lives. Financial success is not necessarily about the acquisition of more. By constantly chasing the next dollar we can lose our connection to what makes us truly satisfied. Creating plans is not about making one rigid structure. It is about creating several different approaches so that we mentally store alternative routes in the mind. BEST MOMENTS 'When they tell me I can't do something I say "Let me show you"' 'We are all placed here to create a legacy' 'We lose our connection to contentment. We lose our connection to what's important' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Mel Abraham - https://melabraham.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/12/2159m 9s

Words Equal Power

Life has changed drastically for many in the wake of the tumultuous world events since 2020, but we must remember that while we cannot control much of what has taken place, we can control the way we feel about things. In this episode, Nick talks about the power of words themselves, and how by gaining mastery over the words we use, especially internally, we can positively impact our environment and the life we live. KEY TAKEAWAYS We need to speak to ourselves in empowering ways, even in moments that may seem trivial at first. Positive reinforcement from within helps us to take more positive action. We often filter our speech so as not to come across in certain ways to certain people, and yet we do not seem to naturally grant ourselves this privilege. If you have big goals and big ambitions, then this can present a string of challenges. Therefore, we should endeavour not to bring extraneous external challenge to ourselves. Examine the habits and routines that drive your behaviours. An effective practice is to keep a journal and be as honest as possible, taking out your inner thoughts and externalising them. BEST MOMENTS  'Words have more power than maybe you appreciate' 'The things that you say and what you think, becomes real' 'You've got to take control of the words and communication in your head' 'Fear is something that is created'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/12/2116m 18s

Zach Bitter On Achieving World Class Performance

Zach Bitter is an American ultramarathon runner who holds world records for the 100-mile run and the 12-hour run. As one of the planet's greatest athletes, there are few who know better how to achieve excellence through hard work, discipline and determination. In this episode Zach talks about his incredible athletic career, his subsequent coaching activities and the ways in which he is helping new generations of runners to go from beginner to advanced, regardless of experience or their starting point and lifestyle. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are huge parallels between what can be achieved in business and what we achieve in other areas of life. Countless lessons can be carried over from the world of self-development, and into the world of entrepreneurship. Developing consistency and performing at a high volume is the key to building our resilience, allowing us to move gradually towards bigger and bigger targets and goals. Optimisation is about being persistently diligent and performing constant analysis upon ourselves. By doing so we can incrementally tweak and adjust until we find our optimal setting. It's far better to focus on delivering quality when you put your message out into the world. By trying to be everywhere your message can sometimes become diluted, and you can misplace the reason why you began in the first place. BEST MOMENTS 'One conversation, heard at the right time, can change everything' 'That consistency, and doing it at a high volume, is conducive to really developing that lower-end intensities' 'You make slight tweaks and you make them individual to you, and that's when you find your sweet spot' 'I remember looking at my splits and thinking okay, if I maintain this pace then I'll break the American record by six or seven minutes...' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Zach Bitter - https://zachbitter.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/12/211h 2m

Earned, Owned and Paid

This week, Nick talks about a strategy known as "The Digital Marketing Trifecta", made up of three elements - earned, owned and paid - and how it can provide you with not just the tools for growth, but also with the most comprehensive marketing strategy out there. KEY TAKEAWAYS Earned is the stage whereby you are putting content out into the world, and building your brand. You are driving people towards you and your business through the content that you are creating. Owned represents your "list" - the literal names of those who have connected with your content and have given over their details to you in exchange for a deeper level of connection. Paid is the act of receiving payment for your work. This can come from display advertising, re-targeting, paying influencers, paid content promotion, and also from affiliates. BEST MOMENTS 'If you're going to grow and scale a business strategically, you can't do it on poor foundations' 'You've never had a better time in history to be able to go out there and share your message' 'It's about having a strategy around each of them, if you're going to leverage the most comprehensive digital marketing strategy possible' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/12/2113m 58s

Josh Linkner On Unlocking Creativity To Drive Explosive Growth

This week, Nick is joined by tech entrepreneur, New York Times bestselling author, and keynote speaker, Josh Linkner, a man on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention. Josh discusses his belief that all human beings have incredible creative capacity, and talks about the ways in which you can unlock your own latent innovation genius in order to grow and scale your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS A creative troublemaker is someone who is unwilling to accept the status quo in the world - someone who is always looking to break free of the norms and see what is possible beyond them. Leadership used to be viewed as the conductor in an orchestra leading his musicians in the pursuit of perfection. But the world has changed. It's a world where the chaotic can be embraced. Creativity comes not just in traditional means, but in all aspects of business, from the way we hire, to the way we structure financially, from the way we approach deals to the culture we establish. The inherent flaw in brainstorming is that our inhibitions sometimes shut us down. To fix this we need to practice "role storming", the art of brainstorming in character - pretending to be someone else while coming up with ideas. BEST MOMENTS 'The confidence comes from knowing you're going to screw things up multiple times, but you figure out how to course correct' 'The fastest breakthroughs always happen when you're working in a group of top performers' 'We need to think of ourselves as jazz musicians where you're trading the baton of leadership' 'The company that projects as innovative gets all the things that in turn create real value' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   Josh Linkner Twitter - https://twitter.com/joshlinkner Josh Linkner - https://joshlinkner.com ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD  Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/12/2146m 53s

Value Beats Price

Many advise that increasing prices can lead to healthier profits, but as Nick discusses in this week's show, the real key to successful growth may lie in the value you provide, rather than the price on your ticket. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many in the start-up phase carry fear along with the excitement, and as a result may set prices lower in order to ensure interest from their client base. Outside perspectives are sometimes invaluable in seeing the gap between your pricing and the value you may be offering. Value based pricing is where you consider the value of what your services will give to your client. Your pricing should be based upon that. If your price is significantly lower than the value being offered, your customer will be less emotionally invested. The less you pay, the less it means to you. BEST MOMENTS 'It's a simple thing to advise, but always an easy thing to execute' 'If you are offering a higher level of value vs what you are charging, then it's easy for someone to say yes' 'If I gave you £10m and you gave me $500,000, would that be an interesting exchange for you?' 'If someone gives me something for free then I don't value it in the same way' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/11/2117m 56s

Greg McKeown On Why Things Don't Have To Be So Hard

Greg McKeown is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of 'Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less', and an expert on why some people in teams succeed when others don't. Greg joins Nick in this episode to talk about his incredible book on essentialism and his new book, 'Effortless', why success must never come at the cost of our happiness and energy, and how best to achieve more by not burning out along the way. KEY TAKEAWAYS Essentialism is the art of eliminating the non-essential elements of our lives, and then creating systems in order to do what matters most. It is about exploring, eliminating and executing that vision. As high achievers, we have been conditioned to think that the pathway to success is paved with relentless work, and that if we wish to achieve anything, we have to overwork. But this is not the case. In order to make higher and higher contributions, and to remain at the pinnacle of success, the key is to identify the ways in which our efforts reap the most rewards in a sustainable way. To do lists are all well and good, but making lists can be far more productive and satisfying if we change the game. We should endeavour to create lists of tasks that, if we complete them, will guarantee satisfaction by day's end. BEST MOMENTS 'Explore, eliminate, execute!' 'A part of what success is, is to be able to continue to make a higher contribution over a very long period of time' 'We shouldn't say that success is completing our to-do lists. That's a really impossible game' 'Your ability as a leader to be able to listen through those layers and get to the core is an essential leadership attribute'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   Greg McKeown - https://gregmckeown.com/books/essentialism/ ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/11/211h 1m

Generalist vs Specialist

Nick discusses the crucial difference between generalist and specialist businesses - those who cater to a broad range of customers through a broad range of skills and offerings, and those who use a more crafted approach to appeal to more niche client base - and which might be worth your focus. KEY TAKEAWAYS  As businesses grow and teams and revenue grow, complexity is bound to follow. But the businesses that scale successfully and quickly are those that remove this complexity. Smaller generalist concerns will have far more trouble in competing with larger generalists, who have built a more streamlined approach to their offerings, and who can offer it for less. Specialists, who work on a far more niche product, are not always forced to seek customers out. They are usually the ones being sought for their specialist skills. BEST MOMENTS 'It is the simplicity that matters' 'A specialist is someone who is really good at one thing or a small set of things. They are masters of their craft' 'There is not time-for-money equation happening here' 'The riches are in the niches' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/11/2115m 39s

Dave Hollis On Why We Are Built Through Courage

Dave Hollis is a New York Time best-selling author, the host of the Rise Together Podcast, a keynote speaker, as well as a life and business coach, plus the CEO of the Hollis Company. Dave joins Nick to talk about his new book 'Built Through Courage: Face Your Fears To Live The Life That You Were Meant For', as well as how to make failure work for you, how to discover your core values, how to stop chasing someone else's dream, and how to develop next-level resilience. KEY TAKEAWAYS The journey of life is one that forces us to recognise when we must make the hard choices between the comfortable places that keep us from achieving, and the higher levels that make us stronger. For many, events in our early life have led to an inner programming that determines our outlook on how life should be. Those definitions are never necessarily connected to our personal values. Milestones without inner fulfilment are not worth as much as the achievements that light our inner fire. When we identify our purpose and align each goal with that purpose, then we attain inner fulfilment. In order to determine what "next" looks like, it can be powerful to travel back to the you that you inhabited before you became the person you are today. Reconnecting with an earlier version of yourself can provide insight into where the next step lies. BEST MOMENTS 'If you don't have fulfilment on the inside, if you're not clear on your purpose, the other achievements that you create don't really matter' 'In my journey of becoming, I have recognised that there were inflection points where courage was necessary' 'Courage often ends up being the ingredient that's necessary to challenge the programming we're raised with' 'For me there was a wholesale reset on what "next" looked like' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Dave Hollis LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-hollis-b5a48671/ The Hollis Company - https://thehollisco.com ABOUT THE HOST   Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/11/2148m 48s

Your Offer Matters

Often the simplest things in business are the things that we neglect. This week, Nick takes you back to basics, to talk about an element of business that can make all the difference to success - whether at the outset of your journey or near the exit - your offer: how to create the perfect offer and how to fix an offering that may have run aground. KEY TAKEAWAYS The simpler you can make something, the better. Often, we overcomplicate things in order to feel that we are somehow enriching it, when in reality simplicity always wins. The offer includes the terms of the agreement. It must include the method of transacting with the person who goes along with you on your journey. When you create an offer, consider that the value you are putting forward must exceed the price. If people are turning you down, then there must be an issue with the value exchange. Around the core offer, think about supplementing with offers of bonuses or guarantees - the extra material that adds value, along with the certainty that what's being bought has less risk. BEST MOMENTS 'Sometimes we like to add complexity to things because it makes us feel better' 'Make people an offer so good that they would feel stupid to say no' 'Never underestimate what it takes to pry some cash from someone's hands' 'You've got to be very clear that you're offering something unique' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/11/2122m 52s

Evan Carmichael On Why You Need To Believe

To kick off this powerful new season of the show, Nick talks to Evan Carmichael, a speaker, author, self-professed introvert, and fierce proponent of the principle that we can all be who we want to be if we put our minds to it. Evan has been described by Gary Vaynerchuk as the "DJ Of Inspiration", while Ed Millett has called him "The Modern Day Napoleon Hill", and Forbes have named him as one of the word's Top 40 Social Marketing Talents. In this extraordinary conversation Nick digs deep into Evan's mission - to solve what he describes as the world's biggest problem: that people do not believe in themselves enough. It's an inspiring discussion centring on focus, discipline, and most importantly, belief. KEY TAKEAWAYS Finding your purpose in life comes from the pain points that you'd like to solve in your own life. There are people out there suffering from the problems you can solve, and they need your guidance.  When we meet challenge and find ourselves defeated, then we have to find another way around in order to defeat it. It's far better to think differently and find another solution, rather than live with the regret of having never conquered. Consistency is the key to growth, but many fall victim to overwhelm and burnout. The key is to find a topic that lights your fire, one that appeals directly to your passion. And always try to connect directly to the audience you have instead of the one you don't have yet. If all you do is chase an opportunity that you don't love, you'll end up losing in the end because eventually you'll find yourself up against people who do love it. You find your next truly successful venture in the intersection between what you love and where opportunity lies. BEST MOMENTS 'Your purpose comes from your pain' 'There are millions of people who are currently who you used to be, and they need your help' 'I want to serve, so even though I'm introverted and shy, I still have a message' 'The most successful entrepreneurs are the ones who love the process of what they're doing' 'I focus on who I have instead of who I don't' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Evan Carmichael - https://believe.evancarmichael.com/homepage Evan Carmichael Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/evancarmichael/?hl=en Evan Carmichael Twitter - https://twitter.com/EvanCarmichael Evan Carmichael YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKmkpoEqg1sOMGEiIysP8Tw ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.  CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/2157m 43s

Welcome To Scale Up With Nick Bradley

In this very special milestone show, Nick returns with an all-new show – Scale Up With Nick Bradley – designed to inspire and motivate you towards achieving your scale-up ambitions in not just business, but life. Nick explains the shift in emphasis that the new show’s direction will be exploring, as well as the incredible journey that’s led to this remarkable milestone.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Scale Up Your Business has become Scale Up With Nick Bradley, and yet the beating heart of the show remains the same – to empower business owners and entrepreneurs to scale their business so that they can create a valuable legacy. Scaling up is not just about business. It’s about people coming to a decision – a choice to change. Scaling up can take place in multiple areas of life. We can all learn and be inspired from people themselves, as well as the mechanics of how they have achieved success in business.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I want to share the journey I’ve been on for the past few months’ ‘I think you learn more from the conversations that feel more real’ ‘First and foremost this is a business podcast to help you scale and grow your business, but it’s also about scaling yourself to be the best version of yourself you can be’     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/219m 41s

Get Ready to Scale Up with Nick Bradley

After 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits during his experience in the private equity industry, there are few better placed to advise on how to achieve more when it comes to your scale-up ambitions. Scale Up With Nick Bradley is a series of inspiring conversations with people doing extraordinary things in business and life, with a focus on the tips and strategies that you can apply in your world, as well as the mind-set you need in order to make your dreams happen.     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up with Nick Bradley: scaleup.vip/podcast Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the SUYB Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment   ABOUT THE HOST  Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert. His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield. Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars. His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries. His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick's Facebook group: scaleup.vip/community Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business, coaching/consulting: https://suyb.global We help business founders scale their business to a life-changing exit within 36 months. Please feel free to get in touch if we can assist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/11/211m 23s

Creating A Life-Changing Exit - My Keynote From Family Reunion, Tampa 2021

In this episode Nick is presenting live in the US and asks his audience to think about the three questions that really matter when you are in business. What is your life changing number? Why does that number matter? And is what you are doing now in your business going to get you to your life changing number? Nick has built, scaled, and sold multiple  businesses and explains the strategies that can be adopted to drive growth exponentially for your business   KEY TAKEAWAYS What is your life changing number? The number that creates freedom for you A key driver for many is achieving freedom-being able to do what you want, when you want without any restrictions Is what you are doing now in your business going to get you to your life changing number? If you don’t make serious money when you are in your business, you can make serious money when you sell it There are strategies you can adopt in your business to drive a different type of growth You can grow a business through organic growth one customer at a time, its intentional but slow and a rite of passage Overlay strategic growth, which is faster, more focused and creates more growth to create exponential  growth Structuring capital is about strategically placing capital to drive a higher value With a leveraged buy-out you take the asset value of the business and negotiate with the seller paying for the asset over a prolonged period from the profit of the business you are buying You need to consolidate and build the story of the business before the exit In order to make life changing money you must work towards life changing impact You can only really scale to the level of your identity   BEST MOMENTS ‘How you have built your business to date is only half the story’ ‘You need to start with the end in and optimise the foundations of the business’ ‘My driver is ‘team Bradley’ many of the decisions I’ve made in the last few years have been about them – creating a life for them and being the best role model   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global    ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought, and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience, and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                           See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/11/2134m 24s

Empowering Leadership Through Inspiring Education - With Awfa Mustafa

Awfa Mustafa, Founder and CEO of Najahi Events, who bring the world’s best motivational speakers to the UAE shares  the incredible story of her escape from Iraq and how her experiences have shaped the person she is today, dedicated to the provision of accessible education across the world This is a truly inspirational episode as Awfa shares with Nick why you have to be grateful every day, be brave in your decisions and have faith and show up every time you are needed because ultimately it’s about fixing things   KEY TAKEAWAYS I spend money on experiences whether its learning experiences or travel experiences with my family I believe the memories you make and what you learn from travel and exposure to educators is worthwhile Every day was a scary day because you didn’t know what was going to happen When it’s human to human regardless of your background or your job you will help someone in need In 2004 Dubai were offering visas and I was finally able to move my Mum and Dad to safety Every person in Bagdad of my generation has a story We grew up in a world where politics played a big role in our lives – you could live today and die tomorrow It was hard to be positive for a very long time, living the fear every day I used to mentor myself – saying nothing could last forever and that I could do this I believe in a greater good and purpose and that sometimes things happen for a reason You move to being in a reactive mode, just wanting to fix things Have a plan and if something goes wrong fix it. A decision is better than no decision You have to be brave; no one is going to make the decisions for you and the hardest decisions are those that define your destiny You have to have faith and show up every time you are needed Don’t judge or blame just show up and fix it   BEST MOMENTS ‘We reached a point where if you went out you said goodbye to everyone because you didn’t know if you’d be coming back’ ‘The hardest decisions are those that make you who you are’ ‘If people can binge-watch they can binge learn’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global   awfa@najahi.com     ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/10/211h 9m

Why We Do Hard Things - With Mark Drager

Mark Drager once built a highly successful seven figure business but it became a trap he created for himself.Now a hugely successful brand strategist, fellow podcast host and founder of his own growth agency his ethos has transformed to promote and build others to their ultimate potential. In this episode he shares his fascinating journey.  He has chosen to do the ultimate hard thing and has gone all in doing what he loves and is good at whilst believing that everything else will work itself out in the end It’s moving from the version of life where you do things out of obligation, to a life where you put yourself first, chase down your passion and fight through the fears to be truly you. KEY TAKEAWAYS It was a grind that became hell I began to feel like I was someone who talked a lot but didn’t do anything Having the impetus to start something and not even finish it is enough Your ability to focus on the thing you want to create and your ability to manage your emotional state through the journey is key Everyone is on a path and paths may cross for an amount of time but it’s not forever You can be whatever you want to be but there are things that will be comfortable and some that will not Do not do the things you have to do so you can one day do the things you want to do The ultimate hard thing going all in with what you love, it requires you to put yourself first, it requires that you are clear about what you want People aren’t brave enough to try what may not work out but could lead to something exceptional All your previous experiences lead you to the place you need to be Going from whatever makes you money to what you love and want to do is the real transition If you feel like you need to have an answer before you make a move understand that sometimes you need to move to find the answer BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s taking a leap of faith when you don’t know what the outcome will be’ ‘We worry that we are wasting time if we are doing something that is not connected to an outcome’ ‘The Pandemic and everything shutting down was the first time I felt really free VALUABLE RESOURCES Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be Scale Up Your Business Global Mark Drager  ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page Nick’s LinkedIn Nick's Instagram Scale Up Your Business website   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/10/211h 25m

How To Overcome Failures & Setbacks - With Warwick Fairfax

How do you go back from failure and build a life of purpose and significance? Nick is in conversation with a man who has done just that, Warwick Fairfax Founder of Crucible Leadership grew up as the heir to a multi-generational media group but following his takeover, the company failed and as Warwick explains it was a crucible moment in his life because ultimately things don’t happen to you, they happen for you In this compelling listen, he candidly discusses the lessons he learnt and  how he found his purpose along with success and significance because crucible moments in life are tough but they don’t have to be the end of your story   KEY TAKEAWAYS I didn’t grow up wondering what I was going to do in life it was always set for me With hindsight as soon as I launched the takeover, it was doomed to fail I didn’t listen to the good advice, people said it was a bad idea but because I didn’t want to hear it I didn’t listen and went to the people who told me what I wanted to hear I felt as I was in a gilded cage and when it ended it was very painful. Things don’t happen to you, they happen for you Wealth doesn’t make you happy, there is no number that will make you happy but if you use money to help others it changes everything We are only fulfilled when we serve a bigger purpose, a higher cause or serve others Significance can be defined as  a life of purpose dedicated to serving others, this is about a higher purpose Most businesses that have long term success have an aspect of altruism If you want to be successful long term you need to tie your vision to doing something that will make an impact in the world and links to your values  and beliefs I’m a great believer that a life of significance will not only make you feel more fulfilled it will in the long term it will make you more successful The crucible moment for me was losing a 150-year-old two-billion-dollar business and the process of coming back was drop of grace by drop of grace, brick by brick Understand your  values and beliefs and find a calling that fits with that In the business world, people don’t like talking about failure but its real and people connect with it The smart entrepreneurs are the ones who learn from their mistakes and want to do it better next time   BEST MOMENTS ‘I went there and did exactly what you shouldn’t be doing’ ‘Success and significance are not at odds with each other they can be in harmony’ ‘Your life is not defined by your worst day or mistake’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scale Up Your Business Global Crucible Leadership https://www.linkedin.com/in/warwick-fairfax-8902081   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/10/2143m 25s

Million Dollar Joint Ventures & Partnerships with Sohail Khan

Joint venture world expert Sohail Khan talks with Nick about how joint venture and strategic partnerships can bring individuals together to create collaborations that can scale in a phenomenally short amount of time. This is an amazing opportunity to hear about  joint ventures and how you can compound and get incremental growth in less than twelve months with Sohail sharing some great examples from his own journey along with tips and invaluable advice about what makes  joint ventures and strategic partnerships successful   KEY TAKEAWAYS Joint venture is a phenomenal concept where you don’t pay any money upfront, you only part with money when there are results Joint ventures and strategic alignment partnerships bring collaboration and the opportunity to leverage other people’s audiences and communities It’s the ability to make partnerships and strategic alliances and piggyback right into the flow of money Wherever someone is making money there is the ability to make money if you are in the middle of the equation Go into any equation asking how you can help that person first Making connections and building trust in your relationships is what makes the difference You need to build rapport with others It’s all about innovation and leveraging the assets a company already has. It’s the impact you leave on the world that is really important Open your understanding to see the opportunities If you don’t take action you will never get a response Most people start with a product but the money is in the distribution I’ve always been a connector of people and we have built an amazing community Projects that give back, are impacted related and philanthropic can really make the difference   BEST MOMENTS ‘Money flows and you have to create a conduit between A and B and then put yourself in the middle so the money goes through you’ ‘Get everything you can out of everything you’ve got’ ‘Scaling up your life and your business go hand in hand’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment    Free Joint Venture Book   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/10/211h 3m

Selling Your Business For Maximum Value - With John Warrillow

John Warrillow founder of The Value Builder System and best-selling author talks to Nick about what it takes to build a value business for exit He discusses the nuances that really make the difference to acquirers and why top-line revenue is important but only one of the metrics that make the difference when selling a business This is a masterclass in understanding more about the elements that are valued by acquirers and how to effectively position your business when selling it KEY TAKEAWAYS We’ve moved away from the transaction model to the reoccurring business model and this is reflected in the valuations of companies Low debt and low-interest rates currently mean there will continue to be pressure upwards The Value Builder System is driven by eight unique metrics which are proven to be important to acquirers Top line revenue growth is important but there are other metrics that make a difference Most SME’s sell lots of things to a small number of people, the valuable SME’s sell a few things to lots of people Growth potential is important because it’s about what the company can become in the future The Switzerland structure is about the company not being dependant on a particular supplier or customer The point to sell a company is when you reach the freedom point. The desire for personal freedom and independence is a common underlying thread The reasons owners regret making a sale are focused around push factors such as illness, you need to offset your push factors with pull factors Pull factors are the things you want to do when you have exited the business When you have lots of pull factors valuation is not the dominant factor When an acquirer purchases a business they write two cheques, one to you and one to fund the working capital of the business Having a positive cash flow cycle is an important part of the picture when selling a business BEST MOMENTS ‘We are part of the subscription economy now’ ‘If you sell a few things to lots of people you can build a valuable company’ ‘The acquirer is toeing the start line of their journey when you are looking to exit they are looking to grow’ ‘Savvy sellers are thinking about the narrative of their company’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment BUILT TO SELL RESOURCES Built to Sell Scale Up Your Business Resources ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/09/2153m 13s

Become The Leader You Would Follow - With Scott Jeffrey Miller

Nick is in conversation with Scott Jeffery Miller, leadership maestro, multi bestselling author, podcast host, leadership coach and global keynote speaker. In the world today every business is both a people company and a technology company so getting the leadership and the culture right has never been more important and now as the world moves forward again everyone is reassessing what’s important to them with people wanting meaningful work in a winning team within a culture of trust Nick and Scott discuss how in any business you need to begin with the right leaders, those who understand that their job is to achieve results within and through other people, if you want to create a culture of trust that people want to work in.   KEY TAKEAWAYS People don’t quit their jobs they quit bad bosses and corrupt cultures Culture is the way the vast majority of people behave most of the time. Culture is how we get stuff done and is everything People are not the most important asset in a company it’s the relationships between those people that form the culture. It’s always about the relationships To build culture you need to get very clear on the behaviours you want to see  exhibited and the decisions how people treat each other Leaders are the lynchpin of every culture so you need to start with the behaviour and mindset of your leaders To be an effective leader you need to understand that it’s your job to achieve results within, through other people, you have to build capability in others There is a difference between efficient and effective. You cannot be efficient with people, you can only be effective Most of us spend our lives fulfilling the identities others put on us, your job is to go out and create your own identity Vulnerability is being confident enough to talk about what you do and don’t know so that   others are encouraged to do this as well Humble leaders are more concerned with what is right rather than being right There is a new type of leadership that is about being relatable and having the vulnerability to be confident enough to share what they know and what they don’t know Great leaders love their people enough to have a high courage conversation, with some diplomacy, to save people from themselves   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s a group of unimpeachably trustworthy  people who are passionate about changing the world’ ‘When you have the right people with the right mindset in leadership it’s much easier to get fifteen hundred others to follow’ ‘What cannot be replicated is culture, people come to companies and stay with companies because of the culture’     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Scott Jeffrey Miller   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                               See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/09/2147m 32s

Cultivating Relationships to Maximize Well-Being and Boost Business Performance - With Jen Fisher

How do you design your day to integrate work and life in a way that works for your wellbeing and health? Jen Fisher, Deloitte’s chief well-being officer in the US empowers people to prioritise themselves so that they can optimise their performance and in this episode, she talks about how to manage your life and work in a way that works for you and why in reality  balance is about the rhythms over time She also talks with Nick about the pros and cons of technology and what the future may look like if we effectively use technology to enhance and augment our human relationships   KEY TAKEAWAYS There is no need for life and work to be balanced it’s about integration and managing your life and work in a way that works for you, it’s about rhythms over time In some ways technology has had a positive impact meaning we can connect from wherever we are in the world As humans, we haven’t adapted to the technology and taken control of it Technology will never be able to do some of the things humans do that make them uniquely human We need to make a shift about what we reward in the culture of the workplace We need to look at the right way to effectively use technology The first step in changing organisational culture is to take a step back and identify what is holding back wellbeing The people who you work with and come into contact with every day are those who have the biggest impact on your wellbeing Leaders and managers can create the right environment but ultimately everyone has personal accountability for their own well-being and health It’s important to always engage your workforce and asking them will create its own uplift because people feel heard Empower your teams to ask the right questions and discuss what they need Going to the office should be about collaboration with others There is always going to be a need for face to face meetings because humans are social creatures and need the connection. We need to use technology to enhance, sustain and augment those relationships   BEST MOMENTS ‘Burnout shouldn’t be the price we pay for success’ ‘We want to understand how people are feeling and how supported they feel’ ‘The future will be hybrid and it’s about how we come together in the moments’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Work Better Together - Jen Fisher & Anh Phillips Work Well Podcast Series   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/09/2146m 22s

The Playbook to Fast Business Growth with David B Horne

David B Horne, founder of the Add then Multiply consultancy who work with business founders who want to grow fast and author of the award-winning book by the same name talks with Nick about how small business can think like big businesses They discuss some of the many ways deals can be structured and what David looks for in the businesses he works with, creating impact beyond growth and the creation of wealth David also discusses the mission of Funding Focus who work to level the playing field for female and under-represented entrepreneurs when raising capital.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The share for share structure means an exchange of shares with potentially a small capital payment Agglomeration is creating an entity to be floated on the stock exchange. You are putting your business into the group for the expected payday When it’s a private company you can control who you offer your shares to, when it’s a listed vehicle anyone can become a shareholder When a company is listed on a public exchange there is never any dispute over the value of the company When a company is well managed and growing you have virtually limitless pools of capital you can access I like to go deep inside the business and deep inside the head of the business owner to understand their motivation, what they want to do and why I want to understand what people are going to do with the money I like to work with people who have an idea about what they want to do when they have grown and made their money I like to see people who are aligned with the UN global goals and know that if I’m helping people to earn tons of money they will do something useful with it I prefer to work growing businesses rather than restructuring. It’s about the steps along the road, understanding the flow and integration steps to grow Its big company thinking for smaller companies who may  think it’s not accessible to them or realistic  and is an underleveraged opportunity The level at which you can scale a business is about the mindset and understanding of the founder   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s fascinating the number of ways you can structure deals’ ‘There aren’t enough smaller businesses thinking about this’ ‘It’s about impact as well as wealth creation’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment dbh@addthenmultiply.com Add then Multiply by David B Horne Focus Funding     ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/09/2149m 25s

How To Scale Yourself So You Can Scale Everything Else! - With Stephen Scoggins

Stephen Scoggins is a multimillionaire serial entrepreneur with six businesses who went from homelessness and a chaotic past to a nine-figure business leader He discusses how there are moments in life that you think are going to cause you pain but they are actually there to shape you and why when in the moment things can seem insurmountable they can be overcome if you understand how to move from being stuck to unstoppable. Stephen also explains how if you are building any business you need to also be building yourself and be intentionally curious every day if you want to achieve impact and legacy KEY TAKEAWAYS Going from stuck to unstoppable is about resilience People get used to living their life and forget that they can create a new one So much more is possible but you have to learn to look at things differently You have to be willing to do today what others wont to have tomorrow what others don’t You need to be intentional and always make others feel seen, heard, valued, and appreciated Principles govern promises and when you understand this you can have an impact Ask yourself – what’s right?, what’s confusing?, what’s missing and what’s wrong? In all areas of your life What’s right - you amplify, the things that are missing you discover, find, and explore. The things that are confusing you clarify through outside advice and mentorship The things that are wrong are very rarely wrong, they are more likely to be misdiagnosed and from there you can shape the principles that move you from being stuck When you are the real you, you expel from around you the people who are holding you back and attract those people who can help you move forward You need to treat everyone around you as a customer and be intentional about finding out what they want and how you can help them You need to be intentionally curious in your life and you only find purpose if you are working on it every day and being intentional When you are building businesses you need to build yourself as well   BEST MOMENTS ‘It takes curiosity to create something’ ‘My number one principle now  is impact over income’ ‘My superpower is I can see potential in people that they can’t see in themselves   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment https://stephenscoggins.com/transformulive/ Stephen Scoggins Instagram   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/09/2144m 48s

How To Control Your Attention & Choose Your Life - With Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal has spoken on some of the world’s biggest stages and his expertise focuses on the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is a behavioural designer who works with companies to build the kind of products that build good habits in people’s lives. He discusses how distraction and traction can be applied to anything in life and how anyone can learn the habits and tactics that mean they can be "indistractable". What do you think is distracting you? Nir shares great content about why it might not be what you thought, and how to build habits and tactics that focus on traction, in a fascinating episode that every entrepreneur should listen to. KEY TAKEAWAYS Focus is one of the things people struggle with the most but we can all build good habits. You can’t buy customer retention and engagement it has to be designed into the product. You need to understand the fundamentals of how to bring people back and the psychology of habits. The opposite of distraction is traction. Traction is an action that pulls you towards what you said you were going to do, things you do with intent, things in line with your values that help you become the person you want to become. Distraction is any action that pulls you further away from what you planned to do, further from your intentions and values, and the person you want to become. Distraction and traction can be applied to anything in your life. We allow ourselves to be distracted by prioritising the urgent and easy over the important and hard work because we rationalise it all needs to be completed anyway. Anything that is not what you planned to do with your time in advance is a distraction. Traction is what you have planned to do. 10% of distraction comes through external triggers, 90% are internal triggers - an uncomfortable internal feeling that we want to escape such as boredom, loneliness, stress, anxiety, and fatigue. If you don’t learn how to control your emotions so they are serving you not controlling you, you will always be distracted. Learn to master your internal triggers, make time for traction, hack back your external triggers, and prevent distraction with pacts - making a pre-commitment to not be distracted. The human species is not designed to be happy all the time.  We are designed evolutionarily to be perpetually perturbed.  The solution is to move towards traction and away from distraction. The way we talk to ourselves is absolutely critical. Visualise and affirm not the outcome but what you will do when you are potentially distracted from doing the thing that will get you the outcome. BEST MOMENTS ‘We have a whole generation of entrepreneurs, who have all the intellect, the insight, and know exactly what they need to do; who are running real fast in the wrong direction, spending all their time with busyness not business.’ ‘Everything is a distraction unless it’s something you have planned.’ ‘It completely changed my life. Now I have personal integrity and I’m indistractable.' ‘Time management is pain management.' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment RESOURCES FOR THIS EPISODE Link to the book "Indistractable": http://geni.us/Indistractable "Indistractable" summary article: https://www.nirandfar.com/skill-of-the-future/ Distraction guide: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/ Habits vs Routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/ Why schedules are better than to-do lists: https://www.nirandfar.com/todo-vs-schedule-builder/ Timeboxing article: https://www.nirandfar.com/timeboxing Values article: https://www.nirandfar.com/common-values/ The schedule maker tool mentioned in the interview: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/ ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/08/2145m 49s

Leadership, Wellbeing and Balance with Andrew Sillitoe

Andrew Sillitoe, business psychologist, performance coach, public speaker and author talks to Nick about his 4-Keys method and learning how to sustain performance for maximum success With a background as a professional athlete, Andrew brings the winning psychology and mindset of athletes to the business arena with his 4-Keys method and explains how having a vision, game plan and legacy in key areas of your life can bring  the sustained balance you need to succeed   KEY TAKEAWAYS I discovered my mission when I talked about my own story and people leaned into it The thing that made the biggest difference was changing my diet it brought more clarity and more energy Everyone could benefit from an elimination diet When you scale a business, you need to also be able to scale the leadership You need to have not only a vision but also a purpose You need to have intent about what you want to achieve Having the passion, the heart and the drive are really powerful in getting where you want to be Business, body, relationships and mindset form the basis of the 4-Keys method You need a form a vision, game plan and legacy for each area of the 4-Keys There is an element of transformation and becoming the best version of yourself can change your life It’s about taking action and forming new habits Mindset is about understanding what you want to change and moving to a point where you take action and move forward You need to do three things really well - be goal orientated, manage your emotions under pressure and develop self-awareness In business having clarity in your vision, processes and who you are serving is key Business is not a linear pathway; the trajectory can be straight but the journey can be messy When you start expressing your genes in a way that is more in line with our ancestor’s change can come quickly   BEST MOMENTS ‘We have a mantra that is ‘slow down to speed up’ ‘The 4-Keys method sent me in a different direction but I realised it was my true passion’ ‘It’s about being proactive and present in your relationships’    VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Andrew Sillitoe The 4-Keys Quiz   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                             See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/08/2153m 59s

Building a Fast-Growth Online Business with Kevin Urrutia

Nick talks with Kevin Urrutia, successful entrepreneur, author and expert in growing and scaling online businesses. They discuss why the combination of marketing combined with technology and data is hugely effective in growing and scaling a business and how artificial technology and automation can help to achieve the best results. With a background in Silicon Valley Kevin shares great content about how marketing and technology are the ultimate combination for any business that wants to create a targeted approach that is highly effective KEY TAKEAWAYS Resilience is an important element for any entrepreneur Marketing combined with software to generate leads is incredibly effective Your data is there and a huge amount of data out there is being used, the question is who owns the data? There is a difference between organic and paid marketing Paid marketing is becoming much more sophisticated with geo-targeting Founder focus always needs to shift from organic to paid  marketing because that’s the only way to grow With paid marketing, you can target the people you can serve and not waste money on those who aren’t potential customers for you The tools on social media platforms can really help you to have the data you need Automation and artificial intelligence  can help but it needs to be in combination with a human To begin automating in a business look at the core tasks you and your staff do every day and then break it down and use Zapier, which is a recipe book for the automation of tasks It’s about taking the core tasks and looking for an automated process that can fulfil these tasks Every business needs a CRM so that you can track your customers and how they come to you There is now a creative focus on marketing and you need to build the creative process from  inside your business to support your brand BEST MOMENTS ‘There are a lot of people out there following concept marketing and personal branding but the real differentiator going forward is paid as it becomes more sophisticated’ ‘Having data means you have an insight into your business’ ‘Automation should be there to help you with the user experience’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Digital Marketing Made Easy - Kevin Urrutia & Wilson Lin Voy Media ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/08/2147m 17s

Chat With Titans - Matt Andrews

Matt Andrews is an investor, philanthropist and entrepreneur who is talking to Nick about collaboration and its importance. He has taken the concept of collaboration and scaled it exponentially and talks in-depth with Nick about his journey and why he is energised by collaborating with other people and championing them to do their best in something they truly believe in. This is an opportunity to hear great content about what a great collaboration is and why there are always key questions you should ask yourself before beginning any collaboration Connecting, nurturing and empowering can bring you the intentional relationships that lead to great collaborations, listen in and find out more   KEY TAKEAWAYS Putting yourself out there opens you to both the good and the bad but if you are leading and living by your principles they shouldn’t change When I collaborate with people and hear about their ideas, I get energy from them and am excited about it I’m at my best when I’m helping and championing others to do their best in something they truly believe in The ability to pull people in from my business world and connect them with our charity work really solidifies our relationships in a way business never could The money and the business come when you put the right collaborators together Collaboration can bring another level that you can’t put a price on and can’t put a value on the difference it makes in your life Connect, nurture and empower is a framework for building intentional relationships You need to be purposeful about who you want to move to the nurturing phase. Creating communities can speed up the nurture process Real empowerment is when you have such a candid relationship that you can have the difficult conversations With every opportunity, you should first look at whether it’s in alignment with your values and get you closer to your goals Always ask yourself - do I value the person and being with them? Does it help people and drive revenue? Is it fun? Understanding who you are means that you are able to value and appreciate your relationships more You have to be intentional with your days, do stuff you love and hang out with people who empower you and you respect and those you can help   BEST MOMENTS ‘Collaboration has brought everything good into my life’ ‘I’m instantly energised by people who are doing great things’ ‘Pulling from my business communities I’ve built an amazing group of friends who have a heart for sharing’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Matt Andrews Instagram   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/08/211h 6m

Expanding the Possibilities with a Growth Mindset

Sam Harris host of ‘The Growth Mindset’ podcast and the founder of the podcast platform Reason FM (previously Syncify), talks with Nick about all things mindset and how a growth mindset can change everything Having the belief that you can change things and overcome the challenges along with curiosity and being open to the possibilities are what make the difference and in this episode, Nick and Sam share great content about the role growth mindset plays in achieving the outcomes you want. KEY TAKEAWAYS         Acquisition entrepreneurship  is about buying a business that has good foundations then optimising and improving If the outcome you are looking for is financial freedom, wealth and the ability to do what you want when you want you can achieve this much more quickly and precisely through acquisitions It’s about a compelling opportunity versus starting something that hasn’t got a proven market or proven customers The psychology for people retiring is that they don’t want the business anymore so you can get these businesses for very little money With a leverage buy out you can leverage the assets in the business to pay for the business I normally have 20-30 deals in process at any one time and expect to close 1-2 of those deals Reason FM is a podcast community platform that enables you to engage with the podcasts you enjoy and discuss the content of podcasts If you can help people to connect it’s a much more interesting media The strategic side of growth is partnerships and acquisitions There are many different ways of thinking about things  and listening to others can help you to see the possibilities Most of what we achieve or don’t achieve is connected to our view of ourselves and our identity A growth mindset is a much more empowering way to live You need to step out from your own self-limiting beliefs BEST MOMENTS ‘It's about active engagement around social media and discussions around the content’ ‘Acquisition entrepreneurship it looks hard but it’s actually simple and works well with the right mindset’ ‘Responsibility for your success is only on you’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Reason.fm Growth Mindset Podcast ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/07/211h 0m

Lessons on Leadership – with Brian Covey

Nick is in conversation with Brian Covey, Wealth Advisor and host of the highly successful ‘The Brian Covey Show’ podcast discussing the ways to grow and scale businesses and achieve your goals. Brian shares great content about why empowering others and collaboration is the ultimate key to achieving sustainable and successful growth that has value and culture at its heart. The more you connect with people the more you grow and it’s vital to remember you are always potentially only one conversation or connection away from changing your life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Start with the end in mind and understand what you want the business to be and look like in 5-10 years Identify other leaders on your team because at some point during scaling you will need to empower others Get clear on what you want to build and understand in detail what you are both good and not so good at You can have wonderful collaborations with people who are not in your office Attractive leadership is about letting people know how you are working and if you don’t go out across social media and ask  proactively it’s not going to happen In the early stages, it’s about creativity and everyone having a voice that’s heard that fuels growth Leaders empower others and recognise that helping others to think critically is about supporting them to get out of their comfort zone and creating a collaborative environment Being intentional about your growth is everything Values and culture underpin everything and there are values that should be discussed early on and shared clearly, honestly and often When you are intentional about growth you seek new learning every day If you are a high achiever you are going to do the things that others aren’t prepared to do The more you connect with people the more you grow   BEST MOMENTS ‘Without trust, integrity and character at some point, things will crash and burn’ ‘You are always one conversation, one connection away from changing your life’ ‘The more people have their voice heard and input felt the more ownership they feel’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Brian Covey     ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                         See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/07/2149m 23s

Marketing Transformed with Chris Lawson and Samuel Monnie

Nick’s  guests, Chris Lawson and Samuel Monnie are the co-hosts of the podcast ‘Across the Pond, Marketing Transformed’ and in this, in-depth discussion they talk about the importance of narrative, optimising your marketing strategy, inspiring success and the importance of a growth mindset in business This is a fascinating opportunity to understand how at the heart of good marketing there needs to be a  great storyteller creating a narrative and telling a story with empathy that connects with others.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Storytelling is about painting a picture that is very human With storytelling, emotion is felt and transferred Storytelling is natural to humans and the struggles are very vivid The people that you ultimately connect within business are those who are great storytellers At the heart of good marketing is good storytelling and applies whether its analytical performance-based  marketing or developing a proposition Can you tell the brand story from the perspective of the customer where they are the hero? It was a transformational shift in marketing when the customer started to have a voice Peer to peer groups are about humans connecting on a social and emotional level Listening  as well as telling and talking is a powerful construct Peer to peer learning, sharing and collaboration is a huge opportunity   There are now  multiple ways for content creators to be rewarded and compensated You have to understand your marketing strategies and the audience you want to connect with You need to understand, reflect and listen with empathy and it is this that gives you the right to inspire and paint a picture of the future Be a curious detective, listen carefully and go with where they want to go   BEST MOMENTS ‘Whether you are a rising star, experienced professional or entrepreneur we wanted to tell a story around marketing because it isn’t rocket science’ ‘There is a lot of noise out there so you have to stand out’ ‘It’s about connecting in an authentic way with communities on their terms’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment     ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                             See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/07/2153m 26s

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an Entrepreneur? - with Gino Wickman

In this very special episode, Nick is in conversation with Gino Wickman author of the book ‘Traction’ and founder of the entrepreneurial operating system (EOS) a practical method for helping people achieve scale-up in their businesses. As a successful scale-up entrepreneur Gino shares hugely valuable content on the traits of true entrepreneurs and why you need a clear vision and to stay focused on your values if you want to create and scale a successful business. This is a great chance to hear from someone who has impacted on thousands of entrepreneurs in the making across the globe and whose goal is to reach another million in the next ten years   KEY TAKEAWAYS The entrepreneur in the making assessment identifies whether you have the traits of an entrepreneur You shouldn’t be talking about starting a business until you have first confirmed if you are an entrepreneur All entrepreneurs share six essential traits – visionary, passionate, problem solver, driven, risk taker and responsible These traits can’t be taught they are innate within an individual I believe 4% of the population have these traits and I’m on a journey to help those who are entrepreneurs The entrepreneurial range goes from those who are true entrepreneurs through to those who are self-employed The goal is to impact on a million entrepreneurs in the making over the next ten years When you start your business you have to have a crystal clear vision. The vision will change and it’s different for each entrepreneur The first plan is never the final plan, there is  always change and the six essential character traits mean a true entrepreneur can make the changes Before you hire anyone you need to make sure they fit with your core values The ideal person is someone who has the same core values as you and has the skill set required for the role. As you become a successful entrepreneur a range of opportunities will show up and it can be easy to be distracted. If you want to build something great you have to stay focused   BEST MOMENTS ‘I like to create and build stuff and when EOS got to a stage where it was growing up and I was looking at big company issues I sold’ ‘You have to stay true to your goals and focused on your values’ ‘Anyone who has built a business will have had to change their vision’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Entrepreneurial Leap     ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/07/2147m 26s

Overcoming Your Greatest Challenge with Sean Swarner

Sean Swarner is an inspirational public speaker, adventurer and  2x cancer survivor who has completed the explorers’ grand slam and is the first cancer survivor to stand on the top of the world. He talks with Nick about his journey and why it’s all about making the most of the present and striving to give something back and offer hope to others. This is a truly inspirational listen about grit, resilience, mindset, values and why having a purpose is the key to being present in the world and overcoming the challenges   KEY TAKEAWAYS The past has gone and there is nothing I can do about it, tomorrow may never come so no matter what happens today is the best day ever In that moment I knew I had two choices either fight for my life or just give up and die I didn’t want to focus on not dying I wanted to focus on living I wanted to focus on what I did want not avoidance of what I didn’t want It was a combination of everything at the same time – modern medicine, prayer, not giving up, a sense of humour, visualisation and family all contributed It’s not just the visualisation it’s tapping into the emotions ‘how do you feel?’ I wanted to give something back and offer hope to other cancer sufferers and kept searching for higher and higher platforms until it became climbing Everest I’m more afraid of not living than dying Many people play it safe but crossing the line of fear is where life begins I’m afraid of not doing enough, that I won’t ever accomplish enough so when I do something I have to then move on and do something else From the instant, you are born your brain takes in everything around it If you are not careful what you consume can program your brain instead of you programming it for yourself If you understand what your key values are you able to focus on how you spend your time effectively Being in the world without a sense of purpose is pointless There are no guarantees today and the now are all you actually have   BEST MOMENTS ‘I want to make the best out of the 24 hours ahead of me each day’ ‘I visualised being inside my body and destroying the cancer cells’  ‘When I got to the summit I unfurled that flag and wrapped it around the top of the world’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment Sean Swarner website         ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                                   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/06/2146m 43s

Chat with Titans – Ashley Shipman

Ashley Shipman has become known as the ‘King of Clubhouse’ creating a significant brand in a few months through the platform. In this conversation with Nick he talks about the fundamental approaches and values that he brings to any situation and why preparation, hard work and consistency are the keys to success. Often referred to as a ‘Man of the People’ Ashley explains why you can only go so far on your own and how collaboration and building the right network is what will get you to the place you want to be.   KEY TAKEAWAYS You need to prove that you are open to learning, understand when you get something wrong and know when to ask for help. When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe then you will succeed You have to be there consistently if you want to see the opportunities In life, momentum is one of the hardest things to achieve and one of the easiest things to lose. Clubhouse has given me the opportunity to have 400 to 500 accountability partners If something is coming up you need to face it and put in the preparation Those who are successful are those who are consistent and put in the work If your life isn’t where you want to be you need to make the changes to get to where you want to be. Make sure you capitalise on any area in your life that you spend time on. There is immense power in collaboration because you can only go so far on your own. Look forward and have people around you who are better than you Try and seek the right advice from people who have been there and have the expertise and experience A client journey is one of the most important things in any business and you need to get the foundations, marketing and conversion right You need to make sure you are using the right platform for marketing, the one where your potential clients are hanging out   BEST MOMENTS ‘Invest in yourself  and understand how you can learn’ ‘People call me lucky but it’s hard work, consistency and preparation that creates luck’ ‘The power is in your network and you are the people you hang around with’ ‘Everything comes to you in life if you are ready for it’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Predictable Growth Assessment™, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus next to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/PredictableGrowthAssessment     Ashley Shipman Instagram    ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                             See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/06/2151m 8s

Why Startups Fail – with Tom Eisenmann from Harvard Business School

Tom Eisenmann is a professor at Harvard Business School teaching entrepreneurship and is the author of ‘The Fail-Safe Startup’ He discusses his book and the stages a business goes through in its creation along with the potential challenges across the start-up period. Bringing together the value proposition, the go-to-market plan, the technology and operations along with a cash flow formula are all elements that need to work together dynamically and Tom and Nick discuss all things startup and share great examples in this informative episode that is a must-listen for any entrepreneur.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Finding ideas and validating the concept is the first stage for any business followed by bringing together all the resources required An entrepreneur is someone who pursues an idea without all the resources initially Resource mobilisation and exploring the opportunity go side by side When you have a product-market then you can start to scale Big company people in start-ups can interrupt the rhythm Entrepreneurs can be so focused on getting ahead they skip the up-front market research. Customer discovery before you engineer the product is a better approach Your success with early adopters of your product may not be replicated with mainstream customers Every entrepreneur needs early adopters but mainstream customers will require marketing spend. If you are in an industry that requires expertise you need to make sure you or someone in your team has the expertise necessary. Make sure you do the upfront research and be aware that the success with early adopters may not be indicative of a mainstream customer. One of the hardest decisions as an entrepreneur is knowing when to shut down If the odds of turning it around are increasingly small and you aren’t enjoying it then it’s time to shut down gracefully. Having failed you can learn from the experience and move forward.   BEST MOMENTS ‘For some people, an idea will just pop into their minds for those there is a search’ ‘In a start-up, you have to make things happen’ ‘Entrepreneurs are often like Peter Pan and don’t want to grow up’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          The Fail-Safe Startup - Tom Eisenmann       ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                               See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/06/2145m 7s

Real Estate Wealth Creation with Dave Seymour CEO of Freedom Venture Investments & Host of ‘Flipping Boston'

Dave Seymour is one of the United States top investors in commercial multi-family transactions and in this episode talks with Nick about his journey and what motivates him and brings him joy Having been involved in millions and millions of dollars of real estate scaleup to exit deals he is truly an expert in his space and discusses how he got started and why understanding yourself and the power of foundational concepts is key in bringing what you want into your life. Making a conscious decision to do something different and leaning into it making the best of what you have with positivity can bring rewards and this is a great insight into how if you have faith and put in the work you can create the wealth you want   KEY TAKEAWAYS If an opportunity shows up you have to take action Whenever there is chaos in the market there are good opportunities Follow those who are doing what you want to do at a higher level, don’t ask stupid questions and implement. I have invested in personal development and learnt about the processes and systems for real estate You need to replace fear with faith if you want to level up your business and it’s all about those who work with you and are around you. The two most powerful words are ‘I am’ because this will be followed by the words that set your intention and your future. It was more than I expected because I didn’t have any expectation Massive passion combined with massive action brings massive results It’s so easy to blame others for what’s going on in your life Having unconditional love, support and accountability are what make the difference I just kept going and grinding it out because I knew the future was positive Personal development and wealth creation takes time it doesn’t happen overnight   BEST MOMENTS ‘I’m not religious but I am a man of faith and believe those who seek shall find’ ‘I doubled down and kept going’ ‘On my own, I’m weak with others I’m strong’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks                ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                         See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/06/2154m 45s

A Fireside Chat – Change and transformation with Lee Houghton

Nick talks with Lee Houghton, change and transformation coach and host of the ‘Business Problems Solved’ podcast. They discuss their journeys and following a pivotal event in Lee’s life the three key life lessons that he applies in all areas of life on both a macro and a micro-level. People are key to everything and as we all move towards a different landscape for working leading change and transformation in a way that enables people to be themselves and communicate freely in a positive environment is a model for change that encompasses Lee’s key life lessons.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Sometimes things happen in life that you don’t want, you can’t change what happens but you can change your response I’ve had the most random journey to get to where I am, but every experience has been a learning opportunity. Always be yourself whatever happens – your values are the foundation of who you are. Make good friends because you never know when you might need them  - it’s vital to make connections in every area of your life. Times limited, act now – if you really want to do something you’ll start straight away I learnt that when I’m at my darkest I begin to write and am most creative. I’m frustrated that I had to lose Chris to understand these three vital lessons. Any event can be deemed neutral it’s the response that is either positive or negative I have a burning desire to share Chris’s three lessons with as many people as I can. It’s about enabling everyone to be themselves, to be able to speak freely in a positive environment and get where they want to go. There is a lot of assessment required in business as people will not go back to work in the same way. The idea that people can be effective working from home is forcing a systemic change. As a leader, you should have the emotional intelligence to understand everyone is different and will experience change in different ways and times. The most important characteristics for any leader are confidence and empathy.   BEST MOMENTS ‘The podcast has been a way for me to share my learning’ ‘Everyone has to go through an individual journey, I went on a journey of discovery’ ‘The pandemic has forced a lot of improvement on business’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be:       ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/06/2153m 20s

How To Close Every Deal - with Spencer Lodge

Spencer Lodge, founder of the Blue Sky Thinking Group and host of ‘The Spencer Lodge’ podcast is known as one of the world’s most dynamic trainers and in this episode, he shares great content about the importance of getting a ‘no’ and the value of transparency and honesty in sales. He reflects on his own journey and the events that have defined the direction he has taken and explains why ultimately it’s all about being brave, having belief in yourself and understanding that you need to be able to build rapport and find and solve other people’s problems if you want them to say yes to you.   KEY TAKEAWAYS You are never going to get a ‘yes’ until you understand the importance of getting the ‘no’ People can become so affected and intimidated by rejection; it can paralyse them because they fear what the outcome may be. There are three ways to get prospects – cold call, network and referrals When you are in the mode of taking on new clients and doing more business with existing clients your income can multiply very quickly If people can give you one referral then they can give you three or four referrals if you bring value. Everyone can give referrals because everyone is connected. People need to tell you the problem and then you need to find the right solution If you offer honesty and transparency  people are  kind if you give them the chance to be Some people have an issue with the ask and this comes back to the fear of rejection The rule of 21 - always have 21 prospects because 7 will say ‘yes, 7 will say ‘no’ and 7 will say ‘maybe’ The problem most companies have is that they believe their salespeople need to be better but 99% of the time it’s the owner and the management that are the issue. In any business, the top 20% are hugely motivated and just need love and recognition The bottom 20% are in the wrong job and should be got rid of and the middle 60% could be good if they are trained as a group and allowed to be successful Every company needs a process and a system that everyone can learn People are people but the way people consume information and create trust with someone else has changed. There are now opportunities to create familiarity and trust with those people you may not have reached previously.   BEST MOMENTS ‘When you are in the mode of taking on new clients and doing more business with existing clients your income can multiply very quickly’ ‘In sales, you just have to be brave enough to believe in what you are doing’ ‘There are gazillions of people who have a problem you can solve and you need to make it your mission to find them’   VALUABLE RESOURCES  Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          The Spencer Lodge Podcast   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global                 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/05/2156m 6s

Chat With Titans - JT Foxx

JT Foxx, Number 1 Business and Wealth Coach, talks to Nick about why persistence, a work ethic and the right attitude are key if you want to grow your wealth and shares some great content on his business experiences and how they have shaped him in this fascinating insight. He also explains why now is the time to be prepared and how the speed of implementation will be what determines your success in today’s global economy but only if you can also say you are the most persistent person you know.   KEY TAKEAWAYS If you have the persistence,  the work ethic, the attitude and want to make it happen you can. There is a difference between acquiring a distressed company for a big discount with a lot of problems and buying a company for what it’s worth and adding value It should always be more money for less work Understanding and being informed about trends is important to help know what you should  get involved in Anything that is getting rich quick doesn’t work it’s about playing the long game When you get to eight figures you either triple down and go all-in with your empire and get to a billion or you hedge and diversify and get to nine figures Consumer behaviour has changed to grow strategically you need to work out what the end goal is and work back from there. You have to be good at testing and be prepared to adapt. People look at marketing in terms of how much it has cost not how much it can make them You need to understand advertising online and operating virtually It’s about the speed of implementation - from the moment of the idea through to the moment you implement this is what will determine how successful you are   BEST MOMENTS ‘I made my first million at 24 years and my second at 25 and a lot of zeros in my thirties’ ‘I wouldn’t do anything differently if I was a billionaire’ ‘What goes up must come down’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks            ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global           See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/05/2125m 38s

15 Minutes To Action - Lessons From Lockdown

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick reflects upon the lockdown period, how it has affected the business landscape - what we can learn from the last 12-18 months, and what we can take forward as business owners and entrepreneurs. KEY TAKEAWAYS The world has gone through unprecedented change, and we must appreciate what it will mean. The system has been altered forever. Being agile really matters. One of the main takeaways from lockdown has been that those who respond and adapt quickly have survived and thrived. We have proved that we can work effectively and efficiently without being in a static place of work, and without having to meet people face to face. People have always seen home as a refuge - an escape from work. With the rise of remote working, this has been re-evaluated. We need to make sure we strike a balance in this new world. BEST MOMENTS 'There is a certain degree of certainty and confidence coming back' 'To reinvent is now a critical component of any business' 'We're seeing entrepreneurs looking at these business trends and coming up with some brilliant business ideas' 'It's going to be interesting to see how people adjust to those different dimensions' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/05/2117m 44s

How To Make A Living With Your Ideas - with B. Jeffrey Madoff

This week, Nick talks to B. Jeffrey Madoff, founder of Madoff Productions, who collaborate with ad agencies, public relations firms and directly with clients to produce commercials, branded content and live streaming events, who's here to discuss the ways in which you can turn your ideas into your living, and how he achieved that very thing! KEY TAKEAWAYS Success is a matter of perspective. Only through experience do we come to realise what really matters, and how we should really define success. Successful people often carry a great deal of humility and credit luck as having facilitated their journey. But hard work is the foundation of every great success. Pioneers recognise the element of every business that's lacking, and take action. Even elements such as the customer experience, if developed and improved, can create a sea change. Those in the creative arts are never taken seriously, in that they are always asked what their back-up plan will be. This is unique to the creative sector. BEST MOMENTS 'The biggest value is placed on relationships, and the value and longevity of those relationships' 'The biggest difference between ignorance and stupidity is that ignorance you can learn and stupidity is forever' 'I saw all the different ways in which I could collaborate with people' 'What separated them from others was that there was something different about the way they did things' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Madoff Productions - https://madoffproductions.com/madoff-productions-jeff-madoff-b-jeffrey-madoff/ B. Jeffrey Madoff LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/b-jeffrey-madoff-5baa8074/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/05/211h 1m

15 Minutes To Action - Unleashing Your Marketing Mechanism

It's '15 Minutes To Action' time, and this week, Nick talks about the importance of perspective when it comes to your marketing strategy, and how to activate the marketing mechanism that will serve your customers in the ideal way. KEY TAKEAWAYS When planning our marketing tactics and strategies, you need to take a wide view of the business itself - to gain a far broader perspective about who you are and where you are. The whole reason that your business exists - its purpose for being - is that you're solving a problem for someone. You are taking someone from their current state to their desired state. The marketing mechanism is the vehicle by which you take your customer or client from their current state, to the state in which they desire to be. The "unspoken mechanism" is when there is nothing unique about your product or service, but no one is talking about it. BEST MOMENTS 'You've got to be able to see the landscape so that you can make better decisions' 'Your solution between those two dimensions is what's going to make the difference between you being successful or not' 'The marketing mechanism is what creates the differentiation for your business' 'What is your special sauce?' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/05/2116m 16s

Chat With Titans - Frank McKinney

This week sees a new edition of 'Chat With Titans', where Nick talks to Frank McKinney, a real estate artist, seven-time international best-selling author, philanthro-capitalist, actor, speaker, and a man who describes himself as a "modern-day renaissance man". Frank joins Nick to discuss his formula for success, his incredible humanitarian projects around the world, and how he became one of the world's most successful real-estate investors. KEY TAKEAWAYS The route to wealth and financial freedom, is more often than not built upon real estate and property investment. It's always worth educating yourself as best you can in this area, so as to maximise your strategical toolbox. Sometimes the best way to build your reputation is to sacrifice the bottom line so as to show the world that you care about quality. When we build a successful personal brand, people become far more invested in the story as it plays out, and will actively seek out the next chapters. Success begins with mind-set. We can't hope to achieve financial freedom if we doubt ourselves. Get the mind right and the money follows. BEST MOMENTS 'I sacrificed bottom line for reputation' 'Get the mind right and the money will follow' 'It has to be about success in the business of life' 'It's about more than scaling up your business. It's about scaling up your life' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Frank McKinney - https://www.frank-mckinney.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/05/2147m 39s

15 Minutes To Action - 4 Ways To Close A Sale

In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through one of the most crucial, but misunderstood parts of the sales process – closing – and the four techniques that'll help you to make sure you’re closing more effectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS If you spend time at the front end of your business – the marketing, trust and branding end – and you do that at scale, you’ll never have any trouble hitting the numbers. Sales is the lifeblood of business, but you must look at the entire experience from end-to-end. By studying the needs of the customer, we can present the idealised solution to their needs. A useful technique is to focus not upon the sale itself, but the benefits of what comes after the sale by supplying options centred around the post-sale process. BEST MOMENTS ‘There isn’t a day that goes by where I’m not pitching something or selling something’ ‘You’re getting people to know, like and trust your business, brand and service’ ‘They do their homework, which unlocks the ability to present great solutions’ ‘You’re getting their brain to think logically about what the next step is going to be’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/05/2114m 16s

How To Productize Your Business - With Raul Hernandez Ochoa

This week, Nick talks to Raul Hernandez Ochoa, the author of ‘Productive Profits, about the ways in which we can “productize” our services, the smarter ways to consider automation, and how best to implement systems and processes in order to scale more effectively.. KEY TAKEAWAYS Coming up with ideas is important at the start. It is equally important to build in systems as soon as possible. We need to ask, once habits have been established, what are the operating KPIs that matter to your business in order to move forward. A habit it something you do yourself, something done by your team, or something a machine does. We need to be continually evolving by looking at the way we lead, empower, enable and motivate teams to work autonomously. BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s looking at the creative pieces and the analytical pieces’ ‘Is there a signature way of doing this?’ ‘These are the little tiny things that add the magic’ ‘It’s the connection back to the connection that was made’  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Raul Hernandez Ochoa LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dogoodwork ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/04/2146m 3s

15 Minutes To Action - Acquisition Entrepreneurship

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick talks about acquisition entrepreneurship - what it means, how it works, and why this might be a strategy you need to consider on your scale-up journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS To make real money in business, you don't do it by running a business. You make it by selling a business. This is a capital event. Many thing that the entrepreneur journey runs from start-up to exit. But this is certainly the long way round. Start-up is not always necessary, and there is far less risk involved when you acquire and sell a business that already works. One in ten new businesses actually succeed. Only 1% of start-ups ever make it through to gaining the funding they require. Building a scaling a business that has a customer base and a product that sells, is far easier than beginning at year dot. Acquiring removes uncertainty. BEST MOMENTS 'I used to think back then that business growth was about marketing and sales' 'Building freedom, wealth and impact through business acquisition is a much more powerful and lucrative approach' 'It's a life-changing moment for any business owner' 'The path is littered with the wreckage of failed start-ups' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/04/2115m 23s

Entrepreneur In Focus - Sergio Tigera, Leadership Development Expert and Host of Gamechangers LIVE

This week, Nick's 'Entrepreneur In Focus' is Sergio Tigera, the host of the incredible podcast, Gamechangers LIVE - and an executive coach and leadership development consultant, who joins Nick to discuss the importance of a good work/life balance, how to break through limiting beliefs, and how to look at results in a far more practical way. KEY TAKEAWAYS The corporate life is certainly an attractive one and offers many benefits. This can be why so many get caught up in it, and find it difficult to strike out on their own. There comes a point in many careers, where the job can be done almost blindfolded. When we reach this point, we need to decide if our time can be used in more precious ways. We create true, positive, impactful change, by creating opportunities and change for others. The act of serving others is where true fulfilment lies. Playing in your comfort zone is comfortable. Stepping outside is like putting tension on a rubber band. You can feel pressure. But you'll never conquer your fear if you allow yourself to be subservient to it. BEST MOMENTS 'For 14 years I had the golden handcuffs on' 'I knew that I wasn't fulfilling my purpose' 'Impacting people's lives - that's where the passion is' 'We can't keep ourselves trapped by fear' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Sergio Tigera LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergiotigera Gamechangers LIVE - https://www.gamechangerslive.co ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/04/2138m 30s

15 Minutes To Action - Is Fundraising Or Bootstrapping The Right Choice For You?

In this week's '15 Minutes TO Action', Nick discusses a popular topic among the Scale Up Your Business community - should we be seeking external investment in order to scale, or should we use bootstrapping to get there? KEY TAKEAWAYS  Fundraising is the art of going out into the world of investors and raising capital in order to fund the scale-up ambitions you have. Bootstrapping is where you invest your own capital, or use funds from your founding team, or the profits from the business itself, in order to drive growth ambitions. Businesses have different cycles of growth, and so the need vary from time to time. It's not just the domain of start-up. We must ask ourselves if external investment is actually What will these funds actually do for your business? Can you survive and thrive without them? BEST MOMENTS 'Some businesses need a lot of capital to get off the ground' 'You're effectively giving up equity...' 'Do you really need to go after external investment?' 'You need to be clear right from the outset about what your exit strategy is' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/04/2116m 8s

Overcoming Doubts And Doubters - with Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of Hint

This week, Nick talks to Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of Hint Water, one of the most popular soft drink manufacturers in the world. Kara joins Nick to discuss her business career, and also the central theme of her book, 'Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters'. KEY TAKEAWAYS Never underestimate the power of a brand. All it takes is for you to be associated with a name that's recognisable, and your status is instantly invigorated by that. The best results are the ones you gain from steeping outside of your comfort zone. Embarking into the unknown magnifies and multiplies your potential returns. Entrepreneurs are not enchanted creatures. They are simply the result of a series of circumstances that have emboldened them, or spurred them on to want to do better. The world is never changed by people who doubt. The world is altered for the better by people who dare to believe that the impossible can be overcome. BEST MOMENT 'Brands matter!' 'You have to be okay with going into the unknown' 'There's so many things in here that are going to let people know that it's okay - particularly for entrepreneurs' 'If you believe that the dots connect, then this is all part of the learning' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Kara Goldin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin/ Undaunted by Kara Goldin (Amazon) The Kara Goldin Show - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-kara-goldin-show/id1327208777 ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/04/211h 5m

15 Minutes To Action - Growth vs Scale? What You Really Want Is Growth Precision

To kick this week off, Nick is here with '15 Minutes To Action', in which he talks about why "Growth Precision" might be the concept you've been searching for when it comes to your own growth/scale plans. KEY TAKEAWAYS Business growth is the outcome that everyone wants for their business. Growth is the lifeblood of business. Anyone can find a strategy that drives growth for a certain period of time, but it suddenly arrest and plateau, and we don't always know why. Growth precision is about having something absolutely predictable. You know what the actions are that drives growth, and can repeat them for similar outcomes. If you have growth that's erratic, you don't have growth precision. Consider your unique and remarkable value proposition. BEST MOMENTS  'If you're not growing, you're dying' 'What you really want is sustainable growth. Predictable growth' 'Businesses on the scale-up journey are demonstrating the more precise, predictable growth method' 'What you are driving is that level of predictability'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/04/2115m 16s

Chat With Titans - David Meltzer

In this edition of 'Chat With Titans', Nick talks to David Meltzer, the Co-founder of Sports 1 Marketing and former CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David joins the show to talk about his mission in life - to empower over a billion people to be happy - and the incredible journey of his life so far. KEY TAKEAWAYS People use money to buy their way into happiness, sometimes by purchasing things they don't even need. Ironically, they soon discover that all the money in the world can't get you there. The mindset that takes up upwards is the one that sees pain as an opportunity for growth and learning. A true friend is one that tells us "no". We need to be challenged by those who care about us. Without this, we cannot hope to be the best version of ourselves. The world is not filled with people out to stop you from achieving your goals. We need to see others as fellow travellers on life's road, and not as enemies to be defeated. BEST MOMENTS 'My journey is from a world of not enough' 'Everything happens for a reason' 'Pain is an indicator of a lesson to learn' 'You can lie to me, but don't lie to yourself' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          David Meltzer - https://dmeltzer.com David Meltzer Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/davidmeltzer/?hl=en ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/04/2134m 52s

15 Minutes To Action - Fixed vs Growth Mindset

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks you through the differences between a fixed and a growth mindset, and how they can play the largest role in the shape of your destiny. KEY TAKEAWAYS With the end of the lockdown in sight, people are beginning to feel more optimistic about the future, and the role they will play in it. The mindset in society is shifting towards the positive. We bring to life the things we imagine, whether that's success or position or achievement. We fix our conscious goals towards a point and whether we know it or not, we work towards them. Mindset, fixed or growth, are focussed around beliefs, effort, challenges, mistakes and feedback. Those with a growth mindset believe that failures are lessons, not the ends of something. No-one is always in a growth or fixed mindset phase. The mindset you need at any one time depends upon the things taking place in your life at the time. BEST MOMENTS 'People are starting think differently' 'Most of the things in your life today started off as a thought' 'You sow the seed in your mind and you do the work' 'Failure is actually a valuable lesson - it's not the end of something' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/04/2114m 41s

Scaling Your Impact Online - with Lauren Tickner

In this week's show, Nick talks to Lauren Tickner, a Forbes Top 10 Entrepreneur who has helped coaches, mentors, consultants and course creators to make a global impact by scaling online. Lauren joins Nick to talk about the ways in which you can make a bigger impact with your own plans - how to take your experience and scale it online. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many think that to be an entrepreneur, you need to be the one who has the ideas or the invention that kick of a business concern. In actual fact, to be an entrepreneur is to think differently, to have the mind-set to see bigger. Mentors and coaches are an incredibly empowering force for development, but we must be aware of an information paralysis. Sometimes we need to stop taking in information, reflect on what we have, and take action. By giving in to our weaknesses, we allow chinks in the armour to form. This can affect the way we deal with all aspects of life. Far better to actively consider each situation and keep up the resilience. If our "why" is powerful enough, it can spur us on to do things we did not believe possible. Our "why" becomes the driving force behind making a meaningful difference BEST MOMENTS 'I never saw myself as an entrepreneur' 'Mentors are something I've always seen as so important' 'It's dangerous to live in this state of feeling like I always have more to give' 'There's a big driving force behind making a meaningful difference' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Lauren Tickner LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurentickner?originalSubdomain=uk Lauren Tickner Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/laurentickner/?hl=en Lauren Tickner - https://www.laurentickner.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/03/2151m 2s

15 Minutes To Action - Three Ways To Grow Your Business

In this week's dynamic '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick reflects upon a piece of advice he received from Jay Abraham regarding three fundamental ways in which you can grow your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS The three ways to grow: Increase the number of customers Increase the transaction size Increasing the purchase frequency Far too many businesses focus on one of the three ways in order to grow. By focussing on more than one we exponentially increase our growth potential. There's a mathematical equation running behind all three ways. When combined they multiply upon themselves, maximising your growth. The simple answer is the best one. The solution staring you directly in the face is the one that will solve the most problems. BEST MOMENTS 'It's not so much about understanding what the three things are, but implementing them' 'Of course there are different ways of activating the three things' 'If you optimise all three together it reduces the risk of something not working, and can produce exponentially greater results' 'Sometimes we look to solve problems in a complex way' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/03/2112m 48s

Stop Living Other People's Dreams... Chase Your Own! - with Donnie Boivin

This week, Nick talks to Donnie Boivin, a four-time bestselling author and CEO of Success Networking, about the importance of identifying and pursuing the dreams in life that'll take you higher, and why you need to stop looking across at others when it comes to life's journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS  The mission in life is to push through challenges together, and create for others. If we can stick to this mission then everything ultimately works out. Sometimes we can consume too much in the way of external direction. This can lead to a confusion in our own direction. We need to stop and follow one single point. Nobody sets out to amass the stress caused by others in business. We set out to achieve our goals. The journey is never as easy as we imagine. Through conflict we build resilience. Many do as they are told when it comes to business, failing to see that by following the path of others, we do not live up to the potential we have. BEST MOMENTS 'You have to prepare through winter to reap the rewards that come in Spring' ‘Most people are scared of who they’ll meet if they really get to know themselves’ 'I always felt like I could sit on the stage with any one of those guys' 'Most entrepreneurs are insane' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Donnie Boivin - https://donnieboivin.com Donnie Boivin LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donnieboivin/  ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/03/211h 1m

15 Minutes To Action - The Ultimate Feedback Formula

To kick off the week, it's '15 Minutes To Action' time, and Nick is here to talk you through a practical formula for feedback drawn from Nick's very own story. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many assume feedback to be a simple process of offering positive or negative response to an action or situation, but there is a formula and an artform to it. To drive performance, lead teams, inspire, coach encourage or engage, you need to be good at feedback. The feedback formula is E-Squared-C-Squared: Evidence Effect Continue or Change Commitment Present the evidence of what has happened, and the resulting effect. Demonstrate if you want the behaviour shown to continue or change, and gain a commitment to endorse this. BEST MOMENTS 'Influence is really powerful if you know what you're trying to achieve' 'If you can't give feedback, you can't hope to help someone grow' 'Scale up is the ability to lead people with authenticity, congruity, and based upon what you want to achieve' 'Be candid - radical candour' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/03/2114m 36s

Prospecting Via Podcasting - with Hernan Sias

This week, Nick talks to Hernan Sias, creator of the Business Bros podcast, about the ways in which businesses can build your personal brand and prospect using the power of podcasting, or the media channel of your choice. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Podcasting should be viewed as time spent prospecting. In business we are happy to spend time on growth. The same ethic should be embraced in podcasting. When you're building a business, customer acquisition is a skill you have to master. This comes in three forms: Driving inbound prospects Traditional outbound - normally an interruption technique Partnerships When we gain a customer's trust, we gain permission to tap into their data. Once we can do this, conversations become so much more personal and resonant. If we provide service and value to others, we gain trust and recognition for our own brand. Work to establish the value you can give. BEST MOMENTS 'The whole point of it is that we want to have fun with whatever we're doing' 'This is my prospecting time slot! This is what I do to grow my business!' 'Limits are endless' 'People are beginning to see and recognise our logo through our service to other people'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Hernan Sias LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/businessbrospod Business Bros Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/business-bros/id1414753679 ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/03/2149m 5s

15 Minutes To Action - What Is M&A?

It's '15 Minutes To Action' time again, and in this edition, Nick talks about the true meaning behind M & A - the general term used to describe consolidation of companies or assets through various types of financial transactions, and why this might be the right path for your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Mergers and acquisitions hold different meanings. They are often used interchangeably but they are not the same. Essentially when a company takes over another and establishes itself as the new owner, this is an acquisition. Mergers occur when two companies of approximately the same size join forces to move forward as a new, single entity. Consolidation occurs when one entity is formed by combining core businesses and abandoning the old corporate structures that can exist from the previous entities. Tender offers is when one company offers to purchase the outstanding stock of a firm at a specific price, rather than at market price. BEST MOMENTS  'I think it's good to get into that detail so that you can see how it works' 'They agree that bringing the businesses together is going to be a better thing all round' 'Ultimately speaking, I am taking ownership - I am taking control' 'It's the whole idea of the one-plus-one-equals-three' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/03/2119m 8s

Leveraging Social Media To Scale - with Paul O'Mahony

This week, Nick talks to entrepreneur and four-time best-selling author, Paul O'Mahony, who specialises in digital marketing mindset and wealth management, about how businesses can best leverage social media in order to achieve scale. KEY TAKEAWAYS  If you can't manage your emotions, then the stock market is not an ideal place to play. With an online business, the only risk you take is giving over your time. The biggest risk that anyone takes in today's society, is not having a plan outside of the usual career path. Far too many settle into a routine and stay there. Get clear on your goals quickly. Decide where you want to be and start forming a plan that'll get you there. Every day you wait is a day you're losing out. Ascertain whether or not there's a real demand for your business. Do people want what you are offering? Always be sure that what you want to sell is something that will land, and not just an experiment. BEST MOMENTS 'With an online business, the only risk you're putting in is time' 'I had this incredible confidence, which you can only put down to massive levels of naivety' 'If you keep doing what you're doing, then you're one flu away from financial ruin' 'As soon as you get clear on your goals, you'll quickly realise that where you're going financially is not going to get you there' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Paul O'Mahony - https://www.paulomahony.com/start.php Funancial Freedom - www.funancialfreedom.com Paul O'Mahony LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulomahony1/?originalSubdomain=ie ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/03/211h 2m

15 Minutes To Action - Types Of Entrepreneurship

In this week's edition of '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks about why it's important to recognise not just your entrepreneurship, but which type of entrepreneur you are. KEY TAKEAWAYS There are essentially six different categories of entrepreneurship: The hustler The innovator The machine The prodigy The strategist The visionary No one is necessarily one type only. There may be a blend of two or more types of entrepreneur in you. Sometimes we can find that we have elements of all six. Visionaries tend to be elevated in terms of extroversion, and are regarded as those who inspire the masses and cause those close to them to see the dream behind the idea. Entrepreneurship or the ability to be entrepreneurial is an ability we all have to have at some level, no matter which type we turn out to be. BEST MOMENTS 'Perhaps you are an entrepreneur, but you haven't quite realised you are' 'If you help enough people get what they want in life, you will have everything you want and need' 'These are all entrepreneurs - they just have different characteristics' 'Just to be successful, you have to have some entrepreneurial traits' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/03/2114m 49s

Chat With Titans - Mario Nawfal

In this edition of 'Chat With Titans', Nick talks to serial entrepreneur and empire builder, Mario Nawfal, who in 2020 began to document his incredible rise to success. Mario chats with Nick about his amazing ascent in business, and why impatience is a good trait to have in business. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those who rise to success in business leverage their personality traits and use them as strengths. In Mario's case, impatience has led him to more rapidly find his way to success. We arrive at crossroads in life. We can either relax back and let life wash over us, or leverage the gifts we have and do something about the direction in which life is heading. Momentum is a crucial tool in driving us onwards. Building it by smashing through goals helps to make the path to success a more automatic one. When deciding upon the group we wish to surround ourselves with, imagine the people you could do without - the ones who maybe hold us back - and then imagine replacing them with people who drive you forward. BEST MOMENTS 'When you understand a weakness or a strength, play around with it and use it to your advantage' 'You can learn a lot from people's stories' 'Use the obstacle to your advantage' 'Momentum drives me' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Mario Nawfal - https://marionawfal.com Mario Nawfal LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mario-nawfal/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/03/2142m 48s

The Mindset of Leadership - with Nate Bailey

In this week's show, Nick talks to Nate Bailey, a leadership expert and coach, about the mindset you need to nurture and develop if you want to be the most effective leader you can be. KEY TAKEAWAYS Those in search of a leadership mindset are people looking for ways in which to maximise their abilities - to make the most effective use of each and every day. If the right balance is struck, then the results increase exponentially. By focussing on physical and mental wellbeing, we become more present in our work, and in our personal lives. How we present ourselves in any given situation, should reflect how we enter any situation. How we show up when it matters, is a true picture of how we show up in anything. "Extreme" for someone is always different for others. If we push harder and reach further, we excel in all areas, but do not compare your goals to other people's. BEST MOMENTS 'It forced me to be committed. It forced me to be intentional' 'I want to help them live to their fullest' 'You have to prepare to not quit - to continue to persevere' 'How you show up in anything dictates what you do with everything' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks          Nate Bailey - https://natebailey.org Nate Bailey Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/coachnatebailey/ Nate Bailey LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachnatebailey/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/03/2152m 51s

15 Minutes To Action - Delegate And Elevate

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks about the importance of delegation, and why effective use of this tool will enable you to save time and focus upon the tasks to which you are better suited. KEY TAKEAWAYS  As you scale your business, it becomes critical that we say no to opportunities from time to time. As we grow, more people want a piece of you. Therefore, delegation becomes crucial. If you want to break through the ceiling towards where you want to go, you need to learn to delegate, and in turn, elevate yourself. Define the absolute maximum number of hours you wish to put into the business each week, and still remain balanced. We must seek to be better at the things we're strong in, and not spend time trying to get better at the things in which we're weak. Double down on your strengths, and delegate your weaknesses. BEST MOMENTS 'You have to understand the things that you do, and the things you're going to get others to do' 'Smart people say yes a lot. But really smart people say no' 'There are times when we reach elements of balance. But there are times when you have to go all in' 'Make sure you are 100% intentional with how you're spending your time' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks         ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/03/2113m 22s

Creating A Culture Of Generosity - with April Shprintz

In this week's show, Nick talks to business accelerator, best-selling author and creator of 'The Generosity Culture', April Shprintz, about why the culture of generosity is so important to organisations, and how best to implement it within your workforce. KEY TAKEAWAYS The generosity culture is centred around giving someone your time, your experience, your focus. It must be given without expectation. Some people have a natural desire to create an impact due to their innate desire to create positive change and impact. Many organisations have cultures driven by the sales team. Therefore, this is the best place to start when trying to implement a new thesis. A toxic or negative environment can sometimes be the result of a single person whose discontent spreads slowly and surely. Leaders must be aware of these counterintuitive forces which work against a positive culture. BEST MOMENTS 'How fast can we help people scale, by using those principles?' 'I want you to give something so much more valuable - your time' 'It's almost like farming, where you plant seeds without knowing what will pop up' 'Who you fire tends to matter more than who you hire'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks         April Shprintz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilshprintz/ April Shprintz Twitter - https://twitter.com/AprilShprintz Driven outcomes – www.drivenoutcomes.com Standing O! Salute (Amazon) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/02/2156m 3s

150th Celebration Episode - 10 Great Conversations

To mark the incredible milestone of 150 episodes of Scale up Your Business, Nick has decided to present a specially-curated selection of some of the show's big-hitters - a retrospective featuring ten amazing moments from the episodes that Nick considers to be his personal favourites. KEY TAKEAWAYS  When we put everything we can into a task will exponentially increase the proceeds of that task. Remember that how we do anything is how you do everything. In times like these, when every moment is a challenge, the way in which we show up is more critical than ever. The lost art of sales is in talking to a buyer, and persuading them to want what you have without seeing the sales process happening. Scaling is all about data and mathematics. In every business, the leader and founder chooses the most important data point upon which to focus. We then produce the formula that gives the best result for that data point. BEST MOMENTS 'Marketing today is about getting your brand out there in as many channels as possible' 'If you want to become an entrepreneur, it is the best time in history to do that' 'Showing someone that you're an expert provides certainty' 'For me scaling is all math' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks        ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/02/211h 10m

Building A Highly-Profitable, Fast-Growth Company - with Kent Billingsley

In this week's show, Nick talks to author, growth specialist, and architect of The Revenue Growth Company, who have helped thousands of CEOs and business owners around the world to double and triple their sales and profits using existing resources. Kent discusses the importance of structure when it comes to building and designing a highly-profitable company, and the four phases that every business needs to go through when it comes to growth. KEY TAKEAWAYS People often want to become rich, but the concept itself has been hijacked. People now feel a sense of guilt for wanting to be wealthy, when this should not be the case. Generating wealth is the art of making money without spending money. It's about putting the tools and resources you have at hand to better use. Think about what you are doing for your people, and how you are making the world better. This is truly the legacy that will last, even when we're no longer around. Once we have a product, the temptation is to jump straight into sales and marketing. This turns the fledgling product into a spend, and not an investment. BEST MOMENTS 'There is no greater profit-shredder in a company than sales and marketing' 'In Texas we call them the "Thousand Dollar Millionaire"' 'Systems combined with the right people and the right seats is the stuff that's going to get you to where you want to be' 'You have to learn how to create wealth in your business. You have to learn how to make money without spending money' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks        The Revenue Growth Company - https://revenuegrowthcompany.com/author/kent-billingsley/ Kent Billingsley Twitter - https://twitter.com/KentBillingsley Ken Billingsley LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kent-billingsley-6b02a7/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/02/2157m 0s

15 Minutes To Action - What Is Clubhouse?

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick talks you through Clubhouse, the social media sensation currently taking over the world, and how you can use it to positively impact your business. KEY TAKEAWAYS The organic growth in Clubhouse right now is huge. It doesn't matter which area you're interested in, there are incredible opportunities to be had. In business the fundamentals you need to master are skill-set, the right mind-set, the ability to connect, and timing. Technology can never replace the face-to-face interaction of business, but it certainly isn't worse. In this world right now, the ability to connect and collaborate remotely is a gift. There are all kinds of niches and topics available for you to focus upon in Clubhouse, and communities are springing up constantly, featuring detailed, insightful conversations built around them all, and including some world-class experts. BEST MOMENTS 'Clubhouse is dominating things at the moment' 'Who you meet and collaborate with has a huge impact on what you create' 'These people may have been out of your reach. Now they're just a click away' 'Give value first, and ask for something later' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks        ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/02/2115m 48s

Chat With Titans - Gary Henderson

Chat With Titans is a brand new series from Scale Up Your Business, in which Nick interviews some of the most amazing and successful people in the world right now, focussing on those who are effecting lasting, positive change in the world. In the first episode, Nick talks to Gary Henderson, a digital marketing specialist, and one of the true innovators on the world's most exciting social media platform, Clubhouse. Gary talks to Nick about the ways in which he has engaged with such a large audience so swiftly, and some of the philosophies he adheres to. KEY TAKEAWAYS When we accept a position, either in a company, or for a client, we are accepting a role. In this way, we become a role-player, and it is our responsibility to perform in that role to the best of our ability. Growing large audiences on social media is a great thing, but there is far more value in a more focussed audience, even if it is smaller. Mastermind solutions and events are an incredible way of growing and developing, but with the world we live in, there needs to be a better way of supplying and attending them. If modern methods of communication, including social media, are embraced and used effectively, the results can be exceptional. BEST MOMENTS 'I'm a role-player, and I knew my role' 'I was here to work - I was here to build my personal brand' 'I want to be around some pretty epic people' 'It's been exceptional in terms of the ability to connect' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks        Gary Club - https://www.gary.club/ All The Way Up Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/id1495712728 ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/02/2132m 51s

Become A Franchise Millionaire - with Lance Graulich

In this week's show, Nick talks to Lance Graulich, the founder and CEO of ION Franchising, the industry-leading franchise consultancy and development group, about the ways in which you can turn your business into a franchise, and dynamically increase your reach and your wealth as a result, and how running a franchise may suit your business goals. KEY TAKEAWAYS Franchises are an attractive opportunity for potential business owners, as many of the initial headaches have already been solved, such as branding and marketing. Franchising is the legal relationship that allows you to use a brand and name in order to generate wealth. In franchising, there has to be a reasonable level of control in how this relationship works. The ways in which we can add our own creativity is in the human side of the business - in improving service and how our staff show up. This can make all the difference, and is also what sets one franchise apart from another. A franchise owner is someone who wishes to own and operate a business, but who does not necessarily have the right skill-set or mind-set in order to found a business. In this way, anyone can operate a company. BEST MOMENTS 'The average person does not have a burning desire to create a business in particular' 'Where you can get creative is in the human resources side of things' 'Entrepreneurship is not just about start-up' 'Find the thing you love doing, and you'll never work a day in your life' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks        ION Franchising - https://ionfranchising.com Lance Graulich LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lance-g-68b304118/ Lance Graulich @ Inspired Insider - https://www.inspiredinsider.com/lance-graulich-interview/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/02/2151m 48s

15 Minutes To Action - Creating An Innovation Culture

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick discusses innovation, and how to engender a culture that can grow, develop and maintain innovation in your organisation. KEY TAKEAWAYS Many believe the thing they create at the outset of their business journey will be there forever. But this is not the case. You must embrace the fact that dynamic thinking and ideas can come from anywhere in your organisation. Always be open to listening to others. Look for multiple ways to solve problems and create solutions. Never believe that there is only just one way. Think creatively and allow collaboration. Marketing is all about experimentation. It's not about following a single path. It's about testing and trialling until you get the result, and once you get there, you double down on the things that work. BEST MOMENTS 'Make sure your culture allows people to solve and offer ideas' 'Ideas can come from anywhere in your organisation' 'You have to think about reframing the problem' 'You either kill it, you move forward, or you tweak it to get it to something that can work for you' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks       ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/02/2113m 29s

Turning Your Passion Into An Empire - with DJ Irie

This week, Nick meets DJ Irie, one of the most prolific DJs currently working in the world today, for a discussion centring around how to turn your passion into a business, and that business into an eventual empire. KEY TAKEAWAYS A burning desire to follow your passions all the way to the end is never an easy one. It requires risk and sacrifice, but the rewards are that much higher. Many give up on their dreams through fear, or because they think the road is too difficult. The key to success is to build self-belief. We need to focus on what is important - the reason why we strive to turn our passions into our life's pursuit. Money is never enough of a reason. Happiness is a far more determining factor. Every day presents a new opportunity for success. We never know what is coming or who is in our audience, so make sure you show up as your best self. BEST MOMENTS 'The detail matters' 'I was just a crazy, energetic kid that loved some music!' 'One of the biggest things was that I didn't care about the money' 'I'm not going to let anyone define me or put me in a box, because I know I'm worth more than that' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks       DJ Irie - http://djirie.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/02/2158m 3s

15 Minutes To Action - How To Develop A Business Ownership Mindset With Your Team

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick talks about the difficulties that some business owners face in terms of equalising the mind-set between employer and employee, and how you can best help your people to realise, and align with, your vision and goals. KEY TAKEAWAYS Your people will, in general, view their role in your organisation as a job. This means they are less likely to want to take on risk, but it also means they fail to sometimes view the upside of what risk can produce. Many who join a small business are joining because they believe in the mission, and they want to be part of its success. Communicating your vision should also include an explanation of what that vision means for your team. Tell them what is in it for them. Honesty is key to gaining the trust required to invigorate your people. If things go well, tell people. If things aren't going well, have the courage to communicate that. BEST MOMENTS 'You've got to start putting things in place that will allow or foster that culture' 'You as a leader have to have a really strong vision' 'Be very open, honest, and vulnerable' 'You start to bring people in who understand that culture and awareness of what you're doing' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks       Tony Robbins Disc Assessment - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/disc/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
01/02/2116m 14s

Creating Meaning And Purpose - with "The Millionaire's Coach", Sarah Fruehling

In this week's show, Nick talks to "The Millionaire's Coach", Sarah Fruehling, a specialist in working with the best out there on ways in which they can create meaning and purpose in their lives. Sarah joins Nick to discuss the importance of implementing these driving factors within everything we do, what it takes to become the success you dream of being, and the belief systems that can help you on the journey. KEY TAKEAWAYS How you think how you behave and how you show up, are the factors that provide impact in lives. Encouraging this belief system is the foundation of successful coaching. The best are the ones who are always evolving, changing, growing, and searching for more ways to become better. Improvement begins with self-awareness. The second phase is to understand why we act the way we do. Supplementing this with coaching adds inspiration to go further. Deciding upon who you wish to be, and affirming the place in the world you wish to occupy, is the first step towards determining the ways in which we show up. BEST MOMENTS  'It's not enough to just have insight or accountability. Bringing both together is where the magic happens' 'Coaching today is very future, forward-focussed' 'That insight - those "a-ha" moments - are about understanding' 'You use different techniques to bridge the gap - to provide the pathway' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks       Sarah Fruehling LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/fruehlingcoaching/ Fruehling Coaching - https://fruehlingcoaching.com Fruehling Coaching Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fruehlingcoaching/  ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/01/2153m 26s

15 Minutes To Action - Rocket Fuel Your Morning Routine

The way we begin our days can shape our daily outcomes. In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks you through the ways in which you can super-charge your power-hour routines, and set yourself on the road to daily success! KEY TAKEAWAYS Making sure that we get our blood pumping as soon as possible can imbue us with a hit of energy that can take us through the most important part of the day. Take time each day show gratitude for the people in your life that make a positive experience for you. We can visualise this as a spiral. Take time to look back at the goals we have set, and how far along the road we are at that point. This realignment can help to prevent procrastination and serve to energise our resolve. Everything you need in order to succeed is within you right now. The faith, courage and commitment you require, are qualities you already possess BEST MOMENTS 'It gets my blood flowing - it makes me feel alive' 'Giving yourself the gift of gratitude in the morning is such a powerful thing' 'Fear is the thing that stops people from doing most of what they want to do in life' 'I had to find different strategies to create the platform for the life I wanted to build' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks       ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25/01/2115m 47s

How To Build A Successful Business And Amazing Family Life - with Jeff Lopes

In this week's show, Nick tackles the important topic of work/life balance, with special guest, Jeff Lopes. Jeff is a life coach and entrepreneur, who has helped countless clients to achieve the perfect balance between a successful business and a happy home life. In this insightful conversation, Jeff shares some of his greatest guidance on how you can achieve just the right equilibrium, and get the best out of both. KEY TAKEAWAYS  Many build their home schedule around their work life, but by reversing this, and planning business around family, we get the most from both worlds. By setting realistic goals and working hard to achieve them, we can inspire and motivate our children to instil that same work ethic in themselves as they grow and develop. Being a present parent is the most important role that we can fulfil in life. If we get the chance to take that role, then we must give our everything to make it a success. The time is limited. We have to break the fears our children have, and give them the will and courage to seize every opportunity. Lives are a series of lessons. First we learn, and then we teach. BEST MOMENTS  'I build my schedule around my children's schedule' 'I want them to understand that if they work their rear off, they're going to achieve those goals' 'I said you're not going to diagnose the future of my son. And that's where the journey started...' 'It's just about breaking that fear' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks      Jeff Lopes Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jefflopes/ Jeff Knows Inc - https://www.jeffknowsinc.com Jeffrey Lopes - https://www.jeffreylopes.com/1-on-1-coaching ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/01/211h 0m

15 Minutes To Action - Optimal Performance

Nick has always been about helping your business to find ways in which to scale effectively. but some of the methods may be more far-reaching than many realise. In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick discusses the importance of keeping things running at their optimal performance, both personally and professionally, and how this can super-charge our scale-up plans. KEY TAKEAWAYS We can scale more quickly by ensuring that all the parts of the business, ourselves included, are running at their most efficient and nimble - at their optimal performance - and most importantly in unison. Success is not the endgame. It is the byproduct of aligning all intentions with absolute precision to achieve a number of actions. Focus on what you can affect. We must seek to reduce distractions and stop working on things we cannot truly control. You can achieve more by working on the things that matter. Routines allow us to perform tasks until they become second-nature. by doing this, we make the processes far more efficient. BEST MOMENTS 'You should always be looking to improve. You should always be looking to make incremental gains' 'There's a big difference between success and the achievement of success' 'You've got to have a rigorous intention around goal-setting' 'To create routines that drive optimal performance, you don't want anything clouding you' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks      ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18/01/2116m 50s

A Fireside Chat - Business Planning For 2021 - with Gavin Preston

It's a meeting of masterminds today as The Business Mastermind Podcast's Gavin Preston meets the Scale Up Your Business Podcast's Nick Bradley, for a reflection upon the year that was 2020 in business, and the opportunities and trends that will make the biggest differences in 2021! KEY TAKEAWAYS  2020's effects, for many, showed how many people use different mind-sets in order to deal with change. This has led to a sense of exhaustion in some, but the results have been worthwhile. The upheaval of 2020 has also demonstrated the resilience that many have, but may not have been aware of. It has displayed the strength of will and purpose that many of us had not embraced until it was really required. There is a sense that the world has changed irrevocably forever in terms of business operation and remote working. But in the new world, although remote working will become far more common, there will never be a substitute for face-to-face dealings. It will have its place. Businesses that will leapfrog ahead in 2021 are those with increased adaptability. These are businesses with clarity of direction, flexibility of cost-base and capacity, and creating a pro-change culture. BEST MOMENTS 'We were just laughing about how wrong we were at the turn of 2019/2020!' 'I think we saw so many examples of how people deal with change' 'We can do more than we're capable of when we're focussed' 'What are the things that we can do to make sure that the people in your organisation run towards change and embrace it and accelerate it' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks      ABOUT THE GUEST Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach.  He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston Twitter ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/01/2147m 56s

15 Minutes To Action - The Productivity Apps I Can't Live Without

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick tells you all about the productivity apps that supercharge his working day and allow him to get even more done. By assembling your rack of tech tools, you can achieve far more in the year ahead! KEY TAKEAWAYS Taking too much time over choosing apps to dynamically improve your output, could well be a sign that you're simply procrastinating too much. Calendly is a marvellous way of organising your time, plus it integrates well with other apps, allowing you to create automatic workflows for scheduling and payments. Zoom has proved a miracle through the lockdown, allowing everyone to stay in touch, and also allowing businesses to operate with sometimes improved efficiency. Todoist is known as a digital action list. It allows tasks, actions and goals to be organised in terms of importance, plus integrates with calendars. BEST MOMENTS 'It doesn't matter when you start, so long as you get focussed' 'As a tool it's been incredible' 'It's a nice way to close the day, being grateful for everything that I have' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks      Calendly - https://calendly.com Zoom - https://zoom.us Todoist - https://todoist.com Calm - www.calm.com The Five Minute Journal - https://www.intelligentchange.com/products/the-five-minute-journal Blinkist - www.blinkist.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/01/2116m 34s

Using Advertising To Ignite Your Commercial Performance - with Rohan Sheth, Co-Founder Of GrowRev

It's the first big interview of 2021, and what better way to kick things off for the year than by talking about energising your marketing to grow your reach! Nick talks to Rohan Sheth, the co-founder of GrowRev, and a man who's handled over $100 million in ad-spend for thousands of companies, resulting in over $600 Million in returns! There's no one better to tell you all you need to know about the power of advertising, and how to use it to ignite your commercial performance! KEY TAKEAWAYS Ad-spend became a boom town of interest when the pandemic hit as marketers figured out the most effective ways to reach people who were far more connected online than usual. The effects of this connection are still being felt. Opportunities to market more effectively are out there, and more importantly, the techniques that have been created and refined through the pandemic have allowed for a far more successful and targeted reach. Many think that paid ads don't work. They do work. You just need to make sure they're finding the right consumer. You need to talk to the space between their ears instead of what you think they want. When you offer something of great value up front, people feel far more inclined to lean into the relationship and give something back to you. BEST MOMENTS  'It's the stuff that causes you pain that drives you to make the decisions' 'As soon as people got used to being at home, the spends went berserk...' 'The big thing is what do you have and what do you want to promote?' 'If you're not understanding the concept we're talking about tonight, then you need to listen!' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks      Rohan Sheth LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/therohansheth/?originalSubdomain=ca GrowRev - https://growrev.com/about-us/ rohan@growrev.com ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/01/2158m 44s

15 Minutes to Action - Supercharge Your Results In 2021

It's a new year with new possibilities ahead! Welcome along to Scale Up Your Business for the year ahead, and with a fresh start in mind, it's time for you to think about boosting those results and taking advantage of the opportunities ahead. In this week's '15 Minutes To Action', Nick gives you some practical guidance that'll energise your spirit and supercharge your plans for 2021. KEY TAKEAWAYS Goal-setting should not be restricted to the tail ends of any given year. Make it an ongoing practice that evolves as we evolve ourselves. We're all affected by the outcomes we've previously received. Results are feedback so keep an eye on what they are telling you and adjust accordingly. If you have strong goals, and you have the why behind the goals, you can get through anything if you take the action, driving you to accomplish. The only way we can decide where we need to be in the future, is to reflect upon where we are today. Take time out to consider and reflect. BEST MOMENTS 'What you know now and what you need to know absolutely affects your life and your goals' 'Seeking out knowledge, working with people who've been there and done that is going to be the catalyst to get me to where I want to be' 'Make sure the biggest pull on your life is not the past. It's the pull towards the future' 'Once you've set the goal, go out there and do something small that sets that pathway to you achieving it' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
04/01/2116m 26s

Reflecting On 2020 - Nick Is Back In The Hot Seat - Interviewed By Best-Selling Author April Shprintz

It's the end of one of the most tumultuous years in history, and a time to reflect on how life has changed for everyone during 2020. In this week's special edition of Scale Up Your Business, Nick takes the hot seat once more to offer his own thoughts on what this year has meant as well as the story of his own journey through time to the heights of success he enjoys today, interviewed by business accelerator, best-selling author and creator of The Generosity Culture, April Shprintz. KEY TAKEAWAYS The greatest achievements have always come from the results of the guidance of others. It is important that those who enjoy success, take time out to help others to find their own success. This is the true role of the mentor. When we achieve success, we should take time out to recognise our achievement. If it comes quickly, it can encourage a sense of impostor syndrome. Others might declare this success undeserved, but this says more about them than it does about us. You never fundamentally change who you are when you're on your journey of life. You improve and become the best version of you that you can be. It takes work. How we create impact, and how we absorb impact, is all about mind-set. We bring positive and negative approaches and emotions to every situation. By embracing the positives we embrace opportunity. BEST MOMENTS  'There's a lot of things you can learn from other people's journeys' 'I started to question myself even though I'd put the work in' 'The hard part was making the decision and then building the foundations to allow me to do it' 'The moment someone leans into that - that's when I see lives change in humungous ways'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     April Shprintz LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aprilshprintz/ April Shprintz Twitter - https://twitter.com/AprilShprintz ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/12/2058m 8s

15 Minutes To Action - Way Of The Warrior Kid

In this week's festive edition of '15 Minutes To Action', Nick switches things up by focussing more on the family side of life, and discussing a book that's had a particularly positive effect upon his own home life in 2020, and which contains an insightful arrays of lessons that we can all take to heart. KEY TAKEAWAYS Way Of The Warrior kid is a novel designed to teach young readers to be the best version of themselves that they can be, from an early age. You can do anything in life if you do the work. We often label ourselves as failures, when all we really need to do is apply ourselves and gain confidence in our abilities. Controlling your fears is an incredible skill to develop. We can never truly master our fears and shouldn't as they keep us hungry, but controlling them is essential for meaningful growth. Instilling standards in ourselves is the way to imprint levels of growth each day until it becomes second nature. Anything on top of this in terms of development is a bonus. BEST MOMENTS  'To be disciplined, to work hard, to face fears, to be strong and smart and healthy' 'Raising kids is more challenging than growing and scaling a business' 'The warrior kid wakes up early in the morning. The warrior kid studies to gain knowledge' 'When he stands up to bullies...'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28/12/2017m 6s

How To Sell Without Actually Selling - with Roy Whitten and Scott Roy

Triple the insights this week, as Nick is joined by not one, but two guests, Roy Whitten and Scott Roy, co-founders of the Whitten & Roy Partnership, a sales consulting firm dedicated to transforming sales, management and leadership by prompting shifts in mindset, ability, and the power to change one’s own behaviour. Scott And Roy join the show their new book, 'Decision Intelligence Selling', and its underlying formula of Results = Attitude + Competence + Execution. KEY TAKEAWAYS The general consensus seems to be that selling involves the dark art of simply talking someone else into buying something. This tends to be because most people spend their lives in a fear state, and see anyone intrusive as a threat in some way. Sales people seem to stop listening after they hear the first need of the client. It is imperative that we listen on to understand the subtext beneath, and to identify the real need. The definition of influence is not you trying to convince someone that they should do something. It's about convincing someone about what you believe in, and taking them along for the ride The art of selling has nothing to do with spreadsheets. True selling is a conversation. It's the process by which we create a narrative that people want to be a part of. Our task as a sales manager is not to create the right selling environment for our sales people. It's about turning those people into sellers who can travers any environment. BEST MOMENTS 'That's a hundred million dollar idea if you can execute it' 'The one question that fish never ask each other is "Where is the water?"' 'The key thing in transformative learning is that the good stuff is always simple' 'Attitude actually has dimension. You can see it and you know what to do with it' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     Whitten & Roy Partnership - https://www.wrpartnership.com Scott Roy LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottaroy/ Roy Whitten LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/roywhitten/ Decision Intelligence Selling by Roy Whitten and Scott Roy (Amazon) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/12/201h 7m

15 Minutes To Action - Using Virtual Assistants To Leverage Your Life And Income

Putting your time to its best use is all about leverage, and there's no better way of doing it than to employ the use of Virtual Assistants (VAs) in order to make the most of your life and your income. In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' show, Nick tells you all about how to make the best use of this incredible resource. KEY TAKEAWAYS Leveraging the skills of other people gives you a super-power of sorts, and the costs aren't as prohibitive as you think. Remember that you are investing in making your output as streamlined and efficient as possible. Be really clear on why you need to hire a virtual assistant. Ascertain if this really will save you time and money. Think about the impact this will have on your business. Over the course of a week, take notes on the tasks you're doing, and how long they're taking you to complete. You may be surprised at how much of your time is taken up by tasks that can be easily handed off. There are parts of the world in which the costs of living are significantly lower than in the Western world. This means that you can find VAs at a much more affordable rate. BEST MOMENTS 'I adore systems and processes and the ability to be able to leverage certain tasks' 'Seeing the opportunities is massive. That's what you need to scale' 'Time is more valuable than money!' 'If you don't think you can afford a VA, then you're not thinking with enough resourcefulness' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     Resource Worldwide - https://resourceworldwide.co.uk ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/12/2021m 8s

Exponential Growth: A Masterclass With The $21.7 Billion-Dollar Man, Jay Abraham

In this week's very special show, Nick talks to the legendary Jay Abraham, the American business executive, conference speaker, and author. Jay is best known for his work in developing strategies for direct response marketing in the 1970s. In 2000, Forbes listed him as one of the top five executive coaches in the US. He is the founder and CEO of the Abraham Group, and widely considered to be one of the greatest marketing minds in history. As well as his incredible story and insights, Jay discusses the details of his latest innovation, Exponential Growth, a programme designed to compound different things together in order to create certainty around the result you hope to obtain. KEY TAKEAWAYS Universal principles are just that. If they're truly universal then they only require modification in small ways, and infrequently. Tying our understanding to these core principles gives us strength. It is entirely possible to be "successfully stuck" by accepting a growth rate or profit level that may seem suitable for your industry, when in fact your efforts should produce a lot more when compared to the business world as a whole. Leadership is not singular. Everyone in the business is a leader or a follower in a very dynamic way. We are students or teachers all at once, even those in a higher place in the hierarchy. Business, scale and growth are a matter of geometry, but the great minds are the ones who realise that there is geometry on top of geometry. There are always levels that can be explored and exploited beneath the surface. BEST MOMENTS  'I became the one-eyed man in the land of the blind' 'You have the ability as an entrepreneur to work on the geometry of your business' 'You're constantly growing not just yourself but all your people' 'It gives you a better context of understanding the psyche and the workings of your target audience's mind' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     Jay Abraham - https://www.abraham.com Jay Abraham Twitter - https://twitter.com/RealJayAbraham Jay Abraham LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayabrahamofficial/ Getting Everything You Can Out Of What You've Got by Jay Abraham (Amazon) ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/12/201h 2m

15 Minutes To Action - Do You Have A System For Referrals?

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' episode, Nick talks about the ways in which you can use referrals in a strategic way, in order to drive your business, grow your customer and client base, and build revenue. KEY TAKEAWAYS Asking for referrals can seem awkward, and even needy, but you need to alter your mindset on this. If you're providing quality, then asking for referrals shouldn't seem like a reach. Be clear with your clients up front about the fact that you gain new business through referrals, and ask them to spread the word if the service you provide is making them happy. Deliver on your promises. You can't expect referrals if you don't do great work. Amaze and delight your customers by going beyond. Look for ways to rewards your customers for sending referrals to you. This can be as simple as taking time out to thank someone, or it might involve some form of share deal. BEST MOMENTS 'If you don't do this, then you're missing an opportunity' 'You're giving them the permission to share that with others' 'Think of it as an affirmation. You now need to do something amazing!' 'Don't be scared of this stuff'  VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   ABOUT THE HOST  My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/12/2012m 36s

Are You Ready To Get Unstuck? - with Craig Lemasters, CEO Of GXG

Nick talks to Craig Lemasters, CEO of GXG, a management consultancy dedicated to solving traditional consulting’s execution problem by curating intentional, focused conversations with expert operators who share the advantage of their knowledge and experience. Craig's message is simple - to help senior leaders get unstuck on tough challenges. It's a problem affecting many businesses on the way to scale-up, and in this week's show, Craig gives you some practical advice on how to get unstuck! KEY TAKEAWAYS Being "stuck" is the feeling of being overwhelmed and stressed, usually as a result of your businesses decline in growth. This leads to a lack of ideas and inspiration, which in turn leads to a plateau effect. Profitable growth has a remarkably healing effect upon any area of business that is in decline. Even conversation that tend toward the negative can be assuaged by the empowerment that comes through profitability. Those who begin businesses are usually reluctant to bring new people aboard for fear of diluting their original vision. But this is a sure-fire way to hit that plateau. We must surround ourselves with new people, new insights and new perspectives. We must have the humility to recognise that there are people out there who know more than we do. It is our responsibility as leaders to harness their knowledge and guidance, and learn. BEST MOMENTS 'Profitable growth tended to heal all the other things we argued about in companies' 'Scale up is the ability to spot talent and capability and build teams, and it's the ability to work with structure and process' 'Confidence is one of the missing words in the leadership formula' 'If you go back to the history of education, it's always been a wise person teaching a less wise person' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   Craig Lemasters - https://craiglemasters.com Craig Lemasters LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-lemasters-72507321/ ABOUT THE HOST My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events. I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day. My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good. CONTACT METHOD Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/12/2051m 21s

15 Minutes To Action - How To Deliver A TedX Calibre Presentation

In this week's '15 Minutes To Action' show, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can energise your speaking, and give a TedX-calibre presentation when you need to!   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Facing your fears down is the first step in improving in areas that might seem terrifying. Speaking is an art, and it requires a leap of faith, followed by practice. Narratives engage us on a primal level. Since the beginning of time, man has communicated ideas through storytelling. It's a case of developing your own style and finding the story at the core of your message. You have a limited time to get any message across. Use that time wisely, concisely, and utilise emotional connection when you can. Make sure you're passionate about what you're talking about. If you find it valuable, then other people will pick up on that.   BEST MOMENTS   'I was once terrible at speaking!' 'Because I faced my fear in that way, I ended up getting significantly better' 'You have to have an ability to tell a story' 'It's not really about being perfect. The best people who present are the ones who show the most passion'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Scale Up Your Business website: www.suyb.global     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/12/2013m 46s

Creating More Good Jobs In Your Community - with Martin Babinec

Joining Nick on the show today is legendary entrepreneur, Martin Babinec, the man responsible for TriNet, about the concept of communities among businesses, and why and how sectors seem to come together in certain places in the world.   Martin also discusses the importance of the role and responsibility that comes with doing well in business, and why it's crucial for those who lead to give back to the communities we create.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   An idea is never quite enough. We need to find the customer to whom that idea fits best. It's far better to appeal to a smaller base for whom your idea fits well, than to dilute that idea in the hopes of reaching more people. People assume that communities such as Silicon Valley are the best place to begin a start-up because of the money available there. In actual fact, start-ups do well there because of the culture. Leaders plant their flag in the sand, sometimes in unknown or untapped places. People follow these ideas and leaders, and the more that follow, the larger these communities become. This phenomenon is known as a "magnet city" All relationships, personal or business, begin with shared creative collision or referral by trusted source. When seeking to build a community, we must tap into these primal requirements.   BEST MOMENTS   'I started to learn how to get relationships built that would lead me to those customers' 'Entrepreneurs who are successful give back to that next generation' 'They sit on the sidelines because they don't know how to help. They don't know how to plug in' 'Get the right people into the room' 'Culture is easier to influence in a smaller environment'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   Martin Babinec - https://babinec.com Martin Babinec LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinbabinec/   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/12/2055m 11s

15 Minutes To Action - What Is Private Equity?

In this week's edition of '15 Minutes To Action', Nick talks about the true meaning of private equity, and how it can help you recognise exactly what it is, and why it's important to understand it when it comes to your scale-up plans.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Private equity is a concept that sits within the financial landscape, known primarily as the private markets. It tends to be more complex than common banking. It is a form of financing where money is invested into a company in exchange for an ownership stake. Depending on where in the landscape your business operates, will depend on the private equity investment companies available to you. Each handles a specific sector. Instead of simply building a company and selling it, part of the strategy should be to make yourself known to reputable private equity firms. They key element in all areas of PE, is to ensure that there is growth potential. Whatever happens, the business must be undervalued in terms of what can happen when strategic growth and investment is applied.   BEST MOMENTS   'Private equity in that whole world has been changing considerably with the onset of digital' 'The more you build your brand in that investment space, the more powerful it is when that time comes' 'Private equity is a key part of the end stage of scale-up' 'Have the intent to sell your business to private equity at some point'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: http://www.suyb.global/ Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30/11/2017m 56s

Your Network Is Your Net Worth - with Sid Vaidya, Founder Of Switch Events

We often hear about the power of our network and the value it can bring, but how true really is this?   It doesn't matter which stage of your business journey you're at right now, your network can help you, whether you're in start-up phase, scale-up, or exit mode.   In this week's show, Nick talks to networking guru, and founder of Switch Events, Sid Vaidya, who explains the best ways to kick-start your business relationships, the importance of follow-up, why networking is a two-way street, and why your network really is your net worth in every stage of your business life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Building the right types of connections is fundamental to the type of person you wish to become. With this in mind, the power of networking has never been more important. Your network shapes and defines your outcome. Networking is a skill-set that you must develop. A network is a conversation that provides value for each participant. It's not just about what you can get out of someone. Fine tune your introduction and how you present yourself to someone. Tailor your opening elevator pitch to the event or meeting that you're attending. Make yourself as relevant as possible in the least amount of time. Following up is a bespoke process. The most important thing is to secure the meeting. From then, we can ensure we're using a more preferred method of communication, but get that meeting set in stone and take it from there.   BEST MOMENTS   'I know how to build good communities and good connections. At the end of the day, that's what networking is' 'Show me your friends and I'll show you your future' 'Take it to the next level. Talk to them about what their story is. Understand what their passions are' 'Following up is your way to making sure that person remembers you'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   Switch Events Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/switchevents1/ Network With Sid - https://www.networkwithsid.com Sid Vaidya LInkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sidvee/ C3 Chat Show Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c3-chat-show/id1476899388   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: http://www.suyb.global/ Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/11/2050m 56s

15 Minutes To Action - 6 Insights To Consider When Buying And Selling Businesses

In this week’s edition of ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks through the sometimes mystifying subject of how to best buy and sell a business. it’s a question he’s asked often, and so in this show, Nick shares with you the six insights that have taken him to the top of his game over the past fifteen years.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   In the world of business acquisition there are currently two dynamics:  Business owners who have been successful over the past decades, but who are reluctant to commit to another period of having to provide strength and growth. Businesses who are looking at acquisition in a much more focussed and strategic way, and who see the value in quickly scaling through acquiring a client base. If you’re selling a business, you need to make sure your areas of due diligence are working well, and if you’re buying you need to make sure there are no skeletons in the closet that will decrease potential value. Make sure you use your data in a very powerful way. Consider systems and metrics early, as you’ll be surprised later on, by how difficult it is to work without it when you need it. Keep records, implement systems and keep on top of it. You must manage the way in which you influence and negotiate all the way through a sales process. It’s case of framing. Remember that a deal isn’t done until the agreements have been finalised. The really hard work comes in the validation process.   BEST MOMENTS   ’The world we know is not going to back to the way it was’ ‘Pace and scale are important’ ‘Have the discipline and the metrics lined up!’ ‘You’ve got to be strong. You’ve got to be able to stay true to what you’ve created'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/11/2016m 16s

Lead Like Your Business Is On Fire - with Dr Sameer Hasija

This week, Nick revisits his Alma Mater, INSEAD, the world-renowned business school, in the company Dr Sameer Hasija, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD, who joins the podcast to discuss his latest research, based upon the question of what happens to business models in the wake of new technologies, as well as the way in which the world itself is changing.   At the heart of this discussion is an astounding new book, co-authored by Dr Hasija, entitled ‘The Phoenix Encounter Method’, a work dedicated to exploring the methods of leadership now required in the wake of global disruption.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The phoenix principle is based upon the realisation that disruption happens, and we must seek to reinvent and resurrect when this occurs. Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and robotics, are often used by firms in search of reinvention, giving them the edge of companies whose legacies are relatively siloed, or built upon processes that are not capable of leveraging these technologies. COVID threw up many sudden challenges, most notably in supply-and-demand. The ones who were able to conquer and thrive were the ones who had a nimble technology stack that allowed them to instantly partner with suppliers and logistics specialists. The core foundation of any scale-up ambitions are built upon effective processes. Robust structure is an essential component. But it is also crucial to recognise that once scale-up has been achieved, these frameworks can serve to stifle further growth.   BEST MOMENTS   ’You have to imagine burning your business to the ground - throwing yourself into a firestorm of change’ ’Operations and technology are the core, the centre of execution’ ’COVID led to a huge shock in demand-and-supply’ ’Once you’ve scaled up, structure is going to be like shackles on you’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks     Dr Sameer Hasija Twitter - www.twitter.com/sameerhasija LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sameer-hasija-47936b5/ The Phoenix Encounter Method - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Phoenix-Encounter-Method-Lead-Business/dp/1264257635   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19/11/2056m 53s

15 Minutes To Action - The Power Of Three

In this high-energy episode, Nick talks about the massive amount of overwhelm he’s seeing out there. We all experience that feeling of losing control, of impending failure, which generally drives us to work harder and worry more.   But as Nick explains, by using a simple technique, you can easily take back the control and dominate rather than suffocate.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Overwhelm is often created from fear. We feel we have too many things to do, each of them important, and that if we miss any kind of goal, we will have failed. This isn’t true. Take a step back and focus on three things. The brain has an uncanny ability to focus upon three things well. Step beyond three and we begin to lose clarity. For every ninety-day cadence, focus on the three results that matter most - the three results you’ll work on to attain. You must focus on the results and outcomes, not just tasks   BEST MOMENTS   ‘It’s not about doing more, it’s about doing less’ ’The base of success is this focus on three’ ‘It’s about what you say no to that’ll get you the best results’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/11/2011m 41s

A Fireside Chat - Entrepreneurship For The Next Decade - with Carey Ransom

In a new mini-series of more intimate discussions, Nick settles in for a “fireside chat” with Carey Ransom, the founder of OC4 Venture Studio, dedicated to investing in, and helping to develop, high-growth software companies.   Nick and Carey discuss the importance of collaboration and involvement, how including everyone can supercharge your scale-up plans, how to start and build high-growth companies, and why venture capital is becoming more popular as an investment model.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Growth levers have traditionally been financial. However, as the landscape changes, the levers are turning more towards system improvements, or process-based. Investors are far more drawn to people than they are products. If we can offer better people as part of the vision, then it has the potential to create far greater early outcomes. Just because you have the ignition to launch a company or idea, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the best person to take it forward. The great entrepreneurs are the ones who recognise the value in allowing a team to take an idea to the next level. Larger groups that sit upon vast resources and capital will have the wealth, but this monolithic bearing stifles innovation. Smaller groups retain more autonomy and can be much more agile.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘It’s about finding that need, that problem that a significant number of people have’ ‘Building great companies is a team sport’ ‘A person who is brilliant at starting a business is not necessarily the person who can take it to the next level’ ‘You can’t just sit in the middle any more. You’ve got to make a choice’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   Carey Ransom LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/careyransom/ Carey Ransom Twitter - https://twitter.com/ransomthoughts?lang=en Operate Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/operate-podcast/id1478775780   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/201h 2m

15 Minutes To Action - Where Do You Play?

It’s 15 Minutes To Action time again, and this time the focus is on markets.   Many businesses stall in terms of growth and scale because they haven’t been specific enough about the market they choose to play in. With this thought in mind, Nick asks the question, where do you play?   KEY TAKEAWAYS   If your message is failing to land, if your story is not getting out there, then the strategy that will help you get there is “niching” - getting super-specific about the market you want to play in. You have to understand how promiscuous the market is. How close knit are the potential buyers in your chosen market? Will partnerships and referrals spur on your growth? If so, then the path to success is clear. Identify the problem you’re trying to solve and take a broader look at the market in which it exists. If your idea only has a limited lifespan, then consider if you’ll be able to make it worthwhile in the time you have. People don’t make big decisions when they’re not in any pain. If something can be put off, then people generally will. Ask yourself if what you’re selling is crucial to your customer in solving their problem and if it will save them that pain.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘You need to understand the dynamics of the market that you want to serve’ ’The more promiscuous the market is, the more it feels like a tribe, then the more success you’re going to have’ ‘You’ve got to look more broadly. I call it the 50,000ft view’ ‘If you’re not getting growth or traction, it’s more likely because you haven’t been intentional enough with your decision making'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   David Jenyns - https://www.davidjenyns.com Systemology - https://www.systemology.com/about/ David Jenyns LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-jenyns/?originalSubdomain=au   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/11/2018m 11s

The Art Of Systemology And How You Can Use Processes To Energise Your Scale-Up Plans - with David Jenyns

In this week’s show, Nick talks to fellow Aussie, and author of ’Systemology’, David Jenyns, about the importance of processes and systems in order to achieve scale and success.   Through his incredible insights and experience, David has developed a system that helps you create time, reduce errors, and scale your profits with proven business systems, and he’s here this week to share the systems and processes with you.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Systems and processes are the key to freedom for anyone. By embracing the concept fully, we install the processes that allow us to express creativity and embrace the freedom to pursue other opportunities. Many talk about fear-related reason for not doing something or elevating in some way, but by simply committing, we force ourselves to achieve. We often find ourselves hitting roadblocks and wondering how to go around it in order to progress. We must instead learn to surmount it, conquer it, thereby increasing our resilience for further challenges. A system gives you a way to deliver something to a consistent standard and do so in the quickest and most efficient format. But we should always make allowances for the people we hire, who, ideally, will always be looking for ways to improve the systems.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘If you want to create freedom, then it’s systems and process that are going to enable that’ ‘I fell in love with the result of what systems can give’ ’I just want to give the podcast episodes to someone and for them to turn it into something magical’ ‘I like to think of systems more as a guide, or a set of rules, or a structure' ‘Now is the best time in history to implement changes and systems’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Take the Six Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard, to measure your current business performance and show you where to focus to get to where you want to be: https://scaleup.vip/sixpeaks   David Jenyns - https://www.davidjenyns.com Systemology - https://www.systemology.com/about/ David Jenyns LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-jenyns/?originalSubdomain=au   ABOUT THE HOST   My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor. My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.   Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.   I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.   My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.   CONTACT METHOD   Nick’s Facebook Page: https://scaleup.vip/FB   Nick’s LinkedIn: https://scaleup.vip/LI   Nick's Instagram: https://scaleup.vip/IG   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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