Scale Up Your Business Podcast

Scale Up Your Business Podcast

By Nick Bradley

Welcome to the ‘Scale Up Your Business’ podcast. 
 In this podcast, we will show you how to go from start-up to scale-up and beyond!; how to significantly grow your business; how to develop the right mind-set for growth and to re-ignite with your purpose; how to create effective commercial plans driving predictable revenues; how to leverage and systemise to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment, especially from VC’s and PE firms; how to design a lifestyle business, a performance business, or an empire!; how to build up for an exit and a significant capital event!; ultimately, how you can create freedom, build wealth, have fun ... and live life more on your terms. Introducing your host, entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley.   “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up”.   Contact details: nick@fielding.global www.nickcbradley.com

Episodes

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.
05/11/201h 0m

15 Minutes To Action - Incredible Lessons From Loss

Scaling and growing in business is not just about the practical things we do to develop our business. It’s also about the ways in which we develop ourselves.   With this in mind, Nick offers a different episode today, a personal edition, and one that centres around loss, and the positives that we can take from the darker moments of life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Loss is painful, but it also crystallises our focus. It amplifies the need for course correction and allows us the strength of will to follow that course. You can’t stop an event. It is what it is. But you can decide the way in which you react to these events. The quality of our lives are dictated by the quality of these decisions. People obsessed with their businesses often do not achieve the correct balance between that and their personal lives. There are times when this is permissible, but they must always be short periods. Look again at the values that started us. If you’ve been at the bottom, and you’ve hauled yourself out of it, then you know deep inside that already have the tools to do it again.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘It’s about who you are and who you become through that journey’ ‘I had to live a life much more aligned with my intentions, my values and my standards’ ’Are you settling for something mediocre? And if so, why are you doing that?’ ‘If you’re grateful for what you have then it’s the most amazing power you can 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   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.
02/11/2016m 51s

Building A Better Relationship With Money - with Catherine Morgan

In this very special show, Nick talks all things money with guest, Catherine Morgan, the host of the In Her Financial Shoes podcast, and multi-award winning financial coach and trainer.   Nick and Catherine discuss the best ways in which we can juggle the delicate balance of money in our lives, where our relationships with money begin and how they are shape our financial aspirations, and how developing a healthy emotional relationship with money can in turn lead to more positive outcomes in not just business but life itself.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The focus in the financial services industry needs to recognise that it is about people, not products. We must empower people to recognise their worth, and to not be afraid to value themselves correctly. Entrepreneurs who begin businesses must take into account, from the beginning, the prospect of one day exiting through sale, or the prospect of how scale can be achieved. Exit strategies need to be inbuilt from the start. We form our relationships with money in childhood. It generally relates to some pivotal situation in which money has played a crucial role. The effects of this relationship last through life.  Our relationship with money uses our emotional side, rather than our logical side. Some see it as a form of comfort when life hits the rocks. Others find themselves influenced by the ways in which money was presented during youth. Many entrepreneurs are driven by a dearth of money in their youth. This has been the driving factor in much of their success, as they battle to build the wealth they never knew.   BEST MOMENTS   ’The limit of where you can go is kind of untapped' ‘Often when we start businesses, we don’t think about selling it’ ’I was actually self-sabotaging my own financial success’ ’What impact did that have, and therefore what meaning did you attach to 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 Money Panel - www.themoneypanel.co.uk In Her Financial Shoes - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/in-her-financial-shoes-podcast/id1449065629 Catherine Morgan LinkedIn - https://uk.linkedin.com/in/catherine-morgan?trk=people-guest_people_search-card   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.
29/10/2040m 50s

15 Minutes To Action - Build Your Sales Process

The key to building and scaling successfully is to structure your business around systems, processes and predictability, and one of the most valuable ones you can build is sales. How can you make sure you’re converting strangers to clients every time?   In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through the importance of having a sales process, and how you can build one from scratch.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   A sales process are the steps you need in your business whereby you take a stranger and turn them into a customer. The more that you can iterate and improve it, the more revenue you’ll make. It has to be customer-centric. This isn’t about you. It’s about your target audience. What are their needs, and how best can you solve them? Being likeable and competent, and displaying your capacity for empathy, are the cornerstones of building trust and faith between you and your client.  Elegant closing is an art form. If you’ve done the work, put in the time, and built the rapport, as well as demonstrated how you can solve your customer’s problem, then closing becomes merely an invitation instead of a hard sell.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘One of the definitions of scale-up is how you build teams and bring processes into your business’ ‘It’s not about the people you have - it’s about the process’ ‘Lots of business gets done between people who like each other - it’s as simple as that’ ‘Closing is really about asking for the yes'   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.
26/10/2020m 49s

Intentional Growth And Value Creation - with Ryan Tansom - President Of Arkona

In this episode, Nick talks to Ryan Tansom, the president of Arkona, who help business owners and entrepreneurs increase the value of their business with the end in mind.    Ryan’s is a story of value creation, having turned around his family business, resulting in a sale that netted an eight-figure sum. Since then, Ryan has taken the lessons learned, and has helped other entrepreneurs to focus on long term value creation.   Ryan discusses his ‘Intentional Growth Five Principles Framework’, designed to add structure to your own value creation and maximise your business, and why your mind-set should be the first thing you work on.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   When it comes to sale, many businesses are hampered by not knowing how to articulate their requirements from the sale itself.  90%+ of entrepreneurs are solving for annual income. Truly understanding the value of a business allows you to shift your mind-set and see the potential value. The number one problem in the merger and acquisition marketplace, is financial education. Those who have grown a company have no idea how to best maximise when it comes to sale, or even of the metrics required. The five intentional growth principles are: Your drivers - What is important to you? Your financial targets - Annual income, outside net-worth, and net value of your company. Your exit options - Internal transfers, search funds, ESOPs, private equity, and strategic buyers. Grow value by creating a sustainable, predictable cash-flow machine. Hire the right team of advisers.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘You’re playing around with scarcity and certainty' ‘Corporate Finance isn’t even a word that most entrepreneurs know’ ‘It was like a lot of people building a puzzle, with all the pieces upside down’ ‘It’s not us teaching owners what to do - it’s teaching them how the game works'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Ryan Tansom Twitter  Arkona - https://arkona.io/ryan-tansom Ryan Tansom LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-tansom-4a440710/ Intentional Growth Podcast - https://arkona.io/podcasts   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.
21/10/2052m 18s

15 Minutes To Action - 5 Proven Ways To Increase Value

In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through five proven ways in which you can add value by growing your revenue and accelerating your profits by focusing on pricing and leveraging.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Growing your business and scaling it successfully is just as much about your mind-set as it is about your skill-set. It is about who you become as a leader.   We often find ourselves suffering from impostor syndrome when it comes to clients, but a great way to grow is to play on a bigger pitch.   Don’t be afraid to increase your price. If you’re pitching and getting a yes too quickly, then it’s likely that you’re far too cheap. Never undervalue yourself.   It’s far easier to retain a client that’s happy, than it is find a new client. Look at the ways in which you can increase your client’s happiness, and make yourself invaluable.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘A lot of business growth is about who you become as the leader’ ’Sometimes we play too small’ ‘It’s the identity of who we are and how we show up that can really define how successful we are’ ‘You’ve got to get yourself into those rooms is you want to evolve and become the best that you can be'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
18/10/2015m 38s

A Masterclass In Generating Leads Through LinkedIn - with Matt Clark

In this very special episode, Nick is joined by Matt Clark, founder of The Virtual Edge, and the architect of the ground-breaking “Rainmaker” system, for a masterclass discussion on generating leads using the power of LinkedIn, and the strategies you need to consider in order to scale your business.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Context and positioning are key. The mistake that people make is that they lack focus. By accurately targeting your ideal customer, your hit rate will increase. Connection messages should always lay out your intentions clearly. Tell new connections the reason for your interest, and be honest about what you can offer. We should always value our time above all things. Never undersell yourself, and remember that your time is worth something.  Conversion is driven mainly by the product-fit itself and the process involved. Leads are easy to obtain, but connections and conversions are entirely different. It is here where the value is found.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘LinkedIn is a platform that you must master’ ‘I got on there and I realised that I could virtually knock doors’ ‘We have a super-secret formula. It’s called “Ask them what they want and then give it to them”' ‘I’m a major believer in “process”' ‘Connections are not leads'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Matt Clark LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattclarksa/?originalSubdomain=za The Virtual Edge - https://thevirtualedge.com/about-us/   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.
14/10/2051m 55s

15 Minutes To Action - The Principles Of Success

In this week’s 15 Minutes To Action, Nick covers the three things you need in order to achieve success in business, or indeed life, when it comes to any goal, and the practical ways in which you can implement them immediately!    KEY TAKEAWAYS   You need to have a clear goal. The more unclear and ambiguous your goal is, the less likely you are to achieve it. A specific plan is crucial in order to achieve your goal. Be as precise as possible. The more detail you have, the easier it will be to stick to. Discipline will allow you to invest time the time, energy and effort into making your journey towards success possible. Success is never really about our education levels, or the experience we have. It is always about how we think about ourselves.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Clarity is a super power!’ ‘You need the discipline required to make that goal happen’ ‘Repetition leads to mastery’ ’Anyone who thinks that the adventure is something they’ve done themselves - they’re very misguided'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
11/10/2012m 54s

How To Grow Your Socials And Increase Sales - with Travis Huff, CEO of Real-Time Outsource

Growing your social media reach is one of the most powerful ways to reach your audience, and increase sales!   In this episode, Nick talks to Travis Huff, the founder of Real-Time Outsource, about the best way to get results through social media growth, how to wield this phenomenal tool to transform your own empire, and why storytelling should be at the core of your strategy.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Social algorithms reward consistency, variety of content, content that forces users to remain on the platform, and ultimately content that encourages engagement and motivation. Businesses today must not focus purely on one outreach program. They must embrace all disciplines, such as social channels and email, establishing reputation, and making sure they add value from the outset. Storytelling is incredibly powerful, and will help to draw in your audience. People love humour, and they love the sense of connection formed when you express your personality. New platforms have a greater potential in terms of turning your content into viral hits. This is because engagement relies on users, and not on advertising. When monetisation begins, engagement usually withers.   BEST MOMENTS   ’Take the phone out - start telling the story - beyond that, start being funny!' ‘People are holding on to their money right now - banks aren’t making money on late fees’ ’The more value you add, and the bigger the vision, then there is that return that comes from that’ ’Never give up folks! This is the time to step up'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Real-Time Outsource - https://www.realtimeoutsource.com/ourstory Travis Huff LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/travishuff/ Travis’s 30-Day Brand Tracking Offer can be found at www.realtimeoutsource.com/bereal The 6 Peaks Assessment   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.
07/10/201h 2m

15 Minutes To Action - Get Disciplined

There are two types of pain in life - the pain of discipline and pain of regret. In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, discipline is the focus, with Nick explaining why although we may find it hard to talk ourselves into better habits now, the rewards down the line will be far greater if we do.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Discipline is a short-term pain. Overcoming something difficult now is something we have to talk ourselves into. But it is far better to battle that reluctance now. You may not see the results of your business efforts right now, but it is the discipline that will keep you on that pathway. We should base our disciplines around clarity, goal-setting, managing your time effectively, courage and energy. Disciplining practices into our daily routines force those practices to become habits. Once they become habits, the need for discipline dissipates.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Having mentors in life is absolutely one of the secrets of success’ ‘Discipline weighs ounces, while regret weighs tons’ ‘How you do anything in life is how you do everything in life’ ‘How disciplined you are makes the difference between someone who has high amounts of success versus people who don’t'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
04/10/2018m 21s

From Professional Athlete To Successful Entrepreneur - with Chris Gronkowski - Founder Of Ice Shaker

This week, Nick talks to Chris Gronkowski, a former professional athlete who’s made a huge impact in the world of business with the revolutionary Ice Shaker. As seen on ABC's Shark Tank, Ice Shaker has exploded in popularity. From a 1-bottle company to over 80 different SKU's, Ice Shaker has grown from $80,000 in sales before Shark Tank, to over $3,000,000 in less than a year after airing.   Chris discusses the transition from sports to business, and the lessons he transferred from the former that have helped him to shoot to success.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   A work ethic is a vital component in teaching discipline, value and responsibility. By instilling this as early as possible, we maximise out potential for each day. Identifying a need is crucial in developing an idea to take to market. Focus on the needs around you and identify the gap in the market that isn’t serving those needs. Marketing is an art. Having a large audience isn’t a guarantee of business success. Reaching your customers is a process of research and applying data creatively to your marketing plans. Being a professional athlete requires determination and grit, achieved through a focussed mind-set. Business is the same. We must train ourselves in determination, building a determined mind-set that allows us to overcome the challenges ahead.   BEST MOMENTS   ’Treat your coaches with respect. You never know when they will help you down the line’ ‘We were able to source a lot of the products that we already had, and the journey began...’ ‘At this point I knew I’d got ‘em!’ ’There’s a theme here about showing up when you need to show up'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Ice Shaker - https://www.iceshaker.com/pages/about-chris-and-the-gronkowski-brothers Chris Gronkowski LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-gronkowski-053374124/ The 6 Peaks Assessment   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.
30/09/201h 10m

15 Minutes To Action - Preparing Your Business For Sale

In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’ episode, Nick talks you through the process of getting your business ready for sale, and how to achieve “exit readiness”. It’s all about preparation, and in this show, Nick talks you through the best ways of maximising your company’s value along the way.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   If you want to achieve something amazing, then it’s always preceded by a period of preparation that can sometimes seem unexciting. But it’s absolutely necessary. Always keep your focus on maximising your business’s value. If the long term aim is to sell and exit, then write that into your DNA from the beginning. In the run up to selling your business, allow yourself a period of triage, during which you can optimise it for sale. Generally this period should last between six and eighteen months. Optimisation for sale should always leave a little breathing room for new investors to take it forward. There should always be some potential for development, that new hands can exploit.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Being focused and disciplined can sometimes be where the challenge is’ ‘Great businesses are focused on making sure each area is optimised’ ‘It’s crucial that you go through your business, looking at it through these lenses’ ‘Make your business remarkable, Make it stunning. Make it predictable. Make it look like it’s a well-run machine'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   6 Peaks of Value Creation Scorecard - https://scaleupyourbusiness.scoreapp.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 ver107Nick BradleyScale Up Your Businesssion 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.
27/09/2017m 52s

How To Be 10x In The Talent Economy - with Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg

This week, Nick is joined by Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg, the co-authors of ‘Game Changer: How To Be 10x In The Talent Economy’, a work designed to help you "identify, attract, vet, employ, manage, and retain—or become—the game-changing talent that will make a difference in the work world of tomorrow”. Now more than ever, there has never been a more important time to refine the talent we acquire, and to become the valuable talent that others hope to attract.   KEY TAKEAWAYS If you are determined enough to succeed and play the long game in any kind of business, then eventually things will lean into your favour, and allow you to be a force for good in your sector. It is not enough for a person to simply add value in terms of revenue. To truly integrate, they must also seek to align with a company’s values. 10x’ers always work best when they are not treated as a simple cog in the machinery. Leaders must strive to treat their organisations as human beings in order to generate the best from each person. There will always be a need for bureaucracy, but it must never impede progress or competitive advantage for an organisation. If this occurs, then the organisation runs in a detrimental way. We must streamline bureaucracy in order to put forth the right message and gain agility.   BEST MOMENTS ’The art is in the execution' ‘When you want something done, you go to the busiest person in the room’ ‘Luck is the cross-section of opportunity and preparedness’ ’It’s really about a people-centric management policy as opposed to a “cover your ass” management policy' ‘Rent fast – hire slow!’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Michael Solomon - https://www.10xmanagement.com/michael-solomon/ Rishon Blumberg - https://www.10xmanagement.com/aboutus/rishon-blumberg/ Game Changer by Michael Solomon and Rishon Blumberg (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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23/09/2059m 37s

15 Minutes To Action - My Mentors

One of the most important factors in your success will be the voices that guide you through your journey. No matter what stage you’re at in business, you can always benefit from the wisdom of those who’ve trod the path before you. In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick pays tribute to the incredible people who have helped him to ascend to the top in business, and how they helped him get there.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  When embarking upon our journey, we must crystallise our goals. Decide on the things we hope to achieve, and visualise the place we want to be. Physical health leads to mental wellbeing. If we improve our physical energy, then we can achieve more. Personal branding, social media and marketing are essential tools in building our business and our unique stamp on the world. Asking yourself the tough, probing questions can unlock new worlds of creativity. It unlocks the issues that hold us back and presents new solutions.   BEST MOMENTS ‘One of the biggest changes in my life was realising that I needed to surround myself with people who could help me get to where I wanted to get to’ ‘I’m not a self-made man. I got a lot of help’ ‘If you have more energy you can do more. You can be more’ ‘It’s the people you meet in these environments that can change everything'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Dent Global - https://www.dent.global/ Daniel Priestley LinkedIn -https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielpriestley/?originalSubdomain=uk Dealmaker Wealth Society - http://450spr3.com/click.track?CID=431654&AFID=462829 Carl Allen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamcarlallen/ Rob Moore LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979/?originalSubdomain=uk Rob Moore - https://robmoore.com ‘Money' and 'The Disruptive Entrepreneur' - https://robmoore.com/podcast/  Rock Thomas LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rockthomas/ M1 - https://rockthomas.com/m1/ Rich Litvin - https://richlitvin.com/ Lee Bearley Fitness - https://lee-bearley.co.uk/ Tony Robbins - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ John DeMartini - https://drdemartini.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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/09/2020m 12s

The Art Of Making Things Happen - with Steve Sims

This week sees Nick in conversation with the incredible Steve Sims, a man who’s worked with the likes of Elon Musk, Andrea Bocelli and Elton John in turning dreams into a reality. Known as the “real life Wizard Of Oz”, Steve is a man who can turn the impossible into the possible. In this quite unique show, Steve talks about the art of relationships, and how by cultivating them effectively, you too can “make anything happen".   KEY TAKEAWAYS Nothing is ever impossible. The greatest challenges come through being told that an aim is unachievable. The more extreme the task, the greater the sense of fulfilment.  Our ability to convince someone else to do something amazing is increased exponentially if we convince them that we believe in it. When we want something, we often ask for it using questions that can easily be shut down. Ask investigative, open questions that can influence the answer, and you’ll see far greater success. Before focusing time and resources on technological solutions, identify the solution itself, and then present yourself as the solution to the clients who need it. This is the path to a scalable model. Asking “why” can unlock a whole new pathway towards opportunities. Often the answer can throw up a different way of thinking, and whole new set of motivations and insights.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘My superpower is ignorance. I’ve never understood that anything isn’t possible’ ’People know when I walk into the room what I’m after!’ ’They always laugh at you before they applaud’ ‘I want people to have a great “I can” than an “IQ"'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   The Bluefish - https://www.thebluefish.com Steve Sims - https://www.stevedsims.com Bluefishing: The Art Of Making Things Happen – Steve Sims (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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/09/2058m 25s

Leading With Gratitude - with Chester Elton, World Renowned Leadership And Organisational Culture Expert

Nick talks to Chester Elton, author, speaker, founder of The Culture Works, and leading global expert on leadership, culture, and engaging your people. Chester joins Scale Up Your Business to talk about his book, ‘Leading With Gratitude’, and why gratitude in business is so important in effective leadership. If you’re struggling to build great teams and instil your culture, then this week’s show is a must-listen!   KEY TAKEAWAYS Travel, spending time in different cultures, and getting out of your comfort zone, grants you a series of life lessons and teaching that you simply can’t get from academia. When taking on a new responsibility or pursuit, the more you do it the better you get. You can’t expect to walk into a new skill. It’ll be hard at first, but stick with it. We are never too advanced in our field to stop receiving guidance from coaches or mentors. Even the top athletes in the world still retain the services of coaches in order to keep growing. You can’t be fearful and grateful at the same time. Focussing on the positives in our life not only eliminates fear but promotes a positive state and mindset, and encourages productivity. 99% of the world turning up in the hopes that they’ll do a good job, but mistakes will inevitably happen, and that’s okay.    BEST MOMENTS ‘You treat everybody well. You be good to everybody. Everybody’s having a tough day’ ‘Who are you grateful for that’s not at the table. Who are you grateful for who’s at the table, who hasn’t been thanked yet?’ ‘Your job is to wake up every day and make someone’s day a little better’ ‘Anything that you start, that you’ve never done, is difficult’ ‘We call it “little wins along the way"'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Chester Elton - https://www.chesterelton.com/welcome Chester Elton LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chesterelton/ Leading With Gratitude (Amazon) www.leadingwithgratitudebook.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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
09/09/2050m 39s

15 Minutes To Action - How To Create Your Social Pitch

Pitching is at the heart of almost all business, but social pitching is a little different, as it explains what we do in a more elegant and effortless way. In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through how to create the social pitch that will open doors and build relationships for your business, and why listening might be the crucial component you’re missing.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The different levels of pitching, and what they are designed for are: The ‘Change The World” pitch - The “I have a dream” pitch Investor Pitch - Centred around money, time and resources Partnership Pitches - To build more products, develop brands, and bring in distributors Customer Pitches - Sales pitches or promotional pitches Networking Pitches - Building rapport and developing your network, incorporating the Social Pitch The social pitch is generally a 30-45 second pitch that’s largely unplanned, in a social setting, describing the thing that you do, and designed to hook the right person in, so that they’ll want to know more about you. Listen first, and then design your pitch around what you’ve heard, You can alter and add nuance to your social pitch by learning a little about the person first. This is called the “listening window” Closing your social pitch on your ambitions for the future, and your vision for what’s ahead, mark out the impact that you want to make in the world and on the world.   BEST MOMENTS ‘It’s what you say in a social setting, given the opportunity to mention what you do’ ‘If someone is distracted, you’re not going to get the best outcome’ ‘Always end with a bigger vision - a bigger mission’ ‘We don’t apologise for being awesome. You’ve got to step into your identity if you want to be successful'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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/policies/listener for privacy information.
06/09/2014m 7s

How To Raise Venture Capital - with Brad Feld, Prolific Investor of Fitbit And Guitar Hero

This week, Nick is taking a deep dive into the world of venture capital with special guest, Brad Feld, one of the most prolific investors in the world, having marked himself out as an early stage investor since 1987 in such diverse businesses as Fitbit and Guitar Hero!   There are few people in the world as experienced in investing as Brad, and on this special episode of the show, he talks you through the ways in which you can raise the venture capital you need to energise your scale-up plans.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Brad’s investment strategy has always focused around two things: the people and the product. The product must be innovative and provide an affinity for investors, and the people behind it have to be put on this planet to work on this product. Creating an entrepreneurial company is about creating a constant series of experiments, many of which fail. When they fail you learn from them. When they succeed, you experiment further. Investors don’t need to strike the jackpot with their entire investment fund. Sometimes all it takes is a few companies that return meaningful economic returns, in order for the investment fund to be covered. The parts are not the important thing in any start-up community. The interaction between the parts are the crucial element. The dynamics between the parts cause new things to happen.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘I learned the difference between zero times your money and a hundred times your money’ ‘If you don’t care about the product, as an investor you can’t stay in there and do the work’ ’The way you learn how to fly is to throw yourself at the ground and miss’ ‘What happens at every step along the way feeds into what happens next'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   The Foundry Group - https://foundrygroup.com/team/brad-feld/ Brad Feld LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/bfeld/ Feld Thoughts - https://feld.com Brad Feld Twitter - https://twitter.com/bfeld brad@feld.com Books by Brad Feld - https://feld.com/books-on-startups-entrepreneurship-and-venture-capital   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.
02/09/201h 1m

15 Minutes To Action - How To Avoid Entrepreneurial Burnout

Beginning an entrepreneurial journey requires passion, hard work, and time, but too much can lead to rapid burnout. In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick shares some tips that’ll keep that crash at bay.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  It’s far better to concentrate on five, deep hours of flow, on the key areas that you wish to build on, than it is to spend an entire day on minor tasks. Focus on your “eulogy virtues”, Do you wish to be remembered as a workaholic, or do you want to be the person that made a difference. How will people think of you in the future, based on the you that you are now? Creating structure in your day is essential to beat overwhelm and overwork. Set time for work, and time for family and leisure in order to create balance. Don’t fall in love with every idea you have. Remember that depending on what your goal is, one idea or insight can change everything. Focus on the best ideas and execute with precision.   BEST MOMENTS ‘When you are scaling your business it’s about longevity’ ‘Five good deep hours of intense flow is the maximum you need to do in a day’ ‘Getting stuff out of your head first thing in the morning starts to give you clarity and focus’ ‘It’s better to go one mile deep and an inch wide'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
30/08/2016m 51s

Scaling Up The Right Way - with The Disruptive Entrepreneur, Rob Moore

It’s the 100th episode of Scale Up Your Business, and to celebrate this momentous event, Nick has invited a very special guest indeed.   Rob Moore, known to the world as The Disruptive Entrepreneur, could be said to have planted the seed that would one day become Scale Up Your Business. As well as being one of Nick’s mentors, he is known throughout the business world as one of the most successful disruptors out there, holding three world records for speaking, authoring several best-sellers, founding the UK’s largest property education business, and still finding time to own and manage over 750 properties with his business partner.   It’s a mindset masterclass this week, for this very special 100th episode!   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Life and business are a series of opportunities and decisions that can take our journey towards infinite possibilities. The ability to see the possibilities of each decision come from developing a growth mentality. Far too often we get hung up on investing in material possessions that do nothing to advance us. Investment in one’s self is the best investment we can make. When we begin, our desire for security and assets is understandable, and should be encouraged. But as we progress, we should always seek to lean towards growth and altruism. If we design our scaling ambitions to be much larger than we need, we are able to easily surpass the smaller checkpoints along the way. Disruption is a positive thing. Progress has always been made by the outside thinkers. Societies change and new orders have arisen repeatedly. It is the disruptive thinkers who lead the charge.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘If I don’t see the reason in something that’s happening, I’m not getting the lesson' ‘What you feed your mind - your thoughts become’ ’The investment in yourself is the best investment you can make’ ‘My vision and my mission needed to be much bigger than myself’ ‘When people listen to you, they should also honour your uniqueness'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   The Rob Moore Foundation - https://robmoore.com/robmoorefoundation/ Rob Moore LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/robmoore1979/?originalSubdomain=uk Rob Moore - https://robmoore.com ‘Money' and 'The Disruptive Entrepreneur' - https://robmoore.com/podcast/    ABOUT THE GUEST   Rob Moore is a triple best-selling Property Author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and multi-million- pound Property Investor.  He co- founded the UK’s biggest property education company Progressive Property in 2006 with Mark Homer and has since helped over 100,000 entrepreneurs towards achieving the same, including consulting for many established multi-millionaires and keynoting at some of the UK’s most important business events.   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.
23/08/2054m 47s

Boosting Productivity and Performance - With Mike Szczesniak

Sometimes we all need to realign our purpose and our goals in order to reach those outcomes we’re trying to achieve. Clarity gives us focus. With this in mind, what can we do to boost our productivity and performance in order to get there? High performance sales coach, Mike Szczesniak, joins Nick this week to talk you through the ways in which you can dynamically energise your performance and productivity in order to scale your results faster!   KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s the result that matters. Getting to that result in as swift and as painless a way as possible, and avoiding overwhelm along the way, should be the goal for everyone. It’s not about the amount of time we spend on a task. It’s about the task itself. We should spend our time on the tasks that matter, and stop worrying about the time we’re taking. 90% of results come from around 30% of the things we do. By identifying the key areas, we can trim down the list of tasks and greatly increase productivity. In business and in life, sometimes all we need is a brief shift in order to gain a whole new perspective. We can open this new view up by asking questions that challenge us. Clarity is the key to hitting your peak in productivity and performance. Clarity rids us of overwhelm and crystallises our goals.   BEST MOMENTS   ’Doing things doesn’t matter if the things we’re doing don’t matter' ’The biggest lie everyone says is “I don’t have time”' ‘People try to get all the bells and whistles going when they don’t even have the chain on their bicycle’ ‘What am I notseeing?'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads  Mike Szczesniak LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeszczesniak/ Mike Szczesniak - https://www.mikeszczesniak.com Mike Szczesniak - https://www.instagram.com/mikeszczesniak/?hl=en The Results Engine - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-results-engine-podcast/id1490500905   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.
19/08/2056m 22s

15 Minutes To Action - 8 Proven Ways To Increase Sales Conversion

You’ve built the business and you’ve got the leads. But how can you make sure that you’re nailing your sales conversions at a much higher rate? In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through eight actionable methods that will send your sales conversion rate skyward!   KEY TAKEAWAYS Make sure your team is made up people who are passionate as you are. You need people who know how to “show up”. Calibrate your offer. Test price. Test your offers. Test your terms. Iteration is key. Striking gold immediately is tough, and if you do, you can always make your offering better. Scarcity creates demand. Creating scarcity instantly gives your product an extra level of desirability. Don’t ever lie, but clearly stating that there is a cap to everything can create a psychological need for speed. Get better through sales training for your team, even if that means that you’re the only one being trained. Invest in making you and your team better through practice!   BEST MOMENTS ‘You drive for show and you putt for dough’ ‘Influence isn’t trying to get someone else to believe. It’s about convincing people that you believe’ ‘It’s not really failure, it’s simply learning’ ‘You get paid in public for the hours you put in, in practice'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Practice Room Online - https://practiceroomonline.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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
16/08/2019m 2s

The Lens Through Which We Define Our Futures - With Philip Thomas

Philip Thomas is one of only a handful of people to have truly made a lasting impact upon the business journey of Nick himself, and in this very special episode, you’ll find out exactly why. Philip’s is an iconic name in publishing, media and marketing; the man behind such prestigious brands as Cannes Lion, FHM and Empire. During his association with Nick, he has passed on lessons about such subjects as authenticity, vision, leadership and integrity. In today’s conversation, Philip shares his insights and experience with the goal of helping you to build relationships and strong leadership in order to find success.   KEY TAKEAWAYS There is no more powerful marketing tool than focusing in upon your ideal customer, and making them seem as attractive as possible to all other customers. This was the belief behind FHM, which marketed to 25 year-old men, and made all other men desirous of their status. Attraction comes through focus. By pinpointing your specific archetype, you increase not only awareness, but interest. So much of business is about relationships. If you have time to spend on any pursuit, it should always be in building the bridges and foundations that can take you higher. Zeroing in on our core values is crucial, as are the behaviours we adopt. But when we define our business strategy, we should not ignore it. It should be the lens through which we see each decision.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘If you’re in a market that’s floating up, it’s always a good place to be’ ’25 looks like a hell of a lot of fun!’ ’The more focused you are, the more you please everyone’ ‘We need to encapsulate in a sentence, our purpose. What is it that we as a company do?'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Philip Thomas LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-thomas-127a541/?originalSubdomain=uk Philip Thomas Twitter - https://twitter.com/philthomas?lang=en Cannes Lion - https://www.canneslions.com/about/news/the-campaign-for-creativity   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.
12/08/2043m 17s

15 Minutes To Action - Build Your Empire

After start-up and then scale-up, what comes next? The level above these places is an empire; a concern that thrives and grows naturally, and which allows us to make a more meaningful impact on the world. In this week’s show, Nick talks you through the six peaks of value creation, one of the best ways of reaching this destination in your business life.   KEY TAKEAWAYS An empire allows us to make a more significant and quantifiable impact upon the world. It usually stokes feelings of negativity, but this is misplaced. Vision and initial strategy are the fundamental elements of beginning an empire. Every great empire understands this implicitly. A crucial component in every empire is the consistent flow of recurring customers providing revenue. Empires are not built upon constant states of “market-to-sell” It’s vital to have a business that is metric-driven and insight-driven all the way through. This allows us to look for constant, achievable improvement and efficiency.   BEST MOMENTS ’The reason people scale their business is that they want to create freedom’ ‘You’ve got to have a clear vision of where you want to get to’ ’The eco-system is what can drive recurring revenue’ ‘If you break it down into small parts, you can actually see the cogs in the machine'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
09/08/2015m 49s

How To Rapidly Pivot Your Business Online - with Sebastian Bates

Sebastian Bates, the founder of The Warrior Academy among others, talks to Nick about the ways in which you can face down the challenges being presented to us these days, and pivot rapidly towards a more online business model.  Over the past four months, Sebastian has helped countless entrepreneurs and business owners to make the change and thrive, and today he’s here to offer his insights to you!   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Sports and martial arts force us to focus our thinking and live in the moment. They allow us to channel our thoughts into a more macro approach and experience time and events more differently. The key to attracting an audience is not to apply guesswork, but to pinpoint the exact thing that people want, and then advertise that message clearly and effectively. The recent events in the world have shown all of us that multiple streams of income are essential in order to avoid pressure, and that cash really is king. Look closely at the problem you are trying to solve. Why are you doing what you’re doing? If we step back and take an outside perspective, it allows us to see where that solution fits in the world. Vital tasks are the ones that only the key person of influence in each business can perform. Functional tasks are the opposite; tasks that can be outsourced, and which keep the wheels turning.   BEST MOMENTS ‘You’ve got to really have a very strong, confident outlook with no hesitation, and make decisions very quickly’ ‘Ultimately, I committed to taking the business global’ ‘A goal is not something you work towards. It’s something you come from’ ‘We’ve got to help them think long term. They have to think “visionary”' ‘It’s fundamental that you find a way to push your personal brand'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Sebastian Bates LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebastian-seb-bates-4b70412b?originalSubdomain=ae Personal website: http://www.sebastianbates.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   Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB   Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
05/08/201h 12m

15 Minutes To Action - Turning Fear Into Power

Most of us never get to do the things we truly want to do in life because fear holds us back. This is especially damaging in business, where the results of this fear can be seen in many ways. But how can we turn powerful fear into power itself? In this week’s 15 Minutes To Action episode, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can transform fear into a force for positivity.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Fear is our brain’s way of trying to keep us safe. It’s a perfectly natural physiological response, and in many ways can be helpful in terms of survival. But we must always recognise the places in which we must seek mastery of it. We can only ever influence the present and the future. Do not be influenced by events of the past, and concentrate on the things we can control. Seek to surround yourself with positive influence. Fear and negativity are everywhere in our society, and by osmosis, our association with it can grow our fears. We can use meta-conditioning to help us through hesitation. Count backwards from 5, and then just do whatever it is that has caused you to hesitate.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Repetition is the route to mastery’ ‘Gratitude is the antidote to fear’ ’The moment that you feel you are hesitating, it’s because fear has popped its head up’ ‘Fear does actually serve you, It’s when it becomes overwhelming that it doesn’t'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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.
02/08/2018m 4s

Either Grow Or Go Broke - with Jay Allen, Business Growth Specialist

It’s a duo of growth experts this week, as Nick talks to entrepreneur, speaker and business growth expert, Jay Allen, in a show dedicated to growing and scaling your business successfully!   Jay and Nick discuss the true meaning behind the term “ethical growth”, why a whopping 80% of business owners are doing it wrong, and how you can take an invaluable outside perspective on your business.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   All businesses can be categorised in five ways: The 1% - Those who disrupt and cause others to ride on their coattails The 4% - Those who are doing very well, but who haven’t quite systemised their way to the 1% The 15% - Those on a more standard, incremental growth trajectory The 60% - Those who plateau, stall and struggle The 20% - Those who fail, go bust and expire If you do not have the systems and processes first, as the foundations on which your business is built, then we are building on “wet sand”. We must have robust support beneath our feet from the outset. Too many businesses employ a “survive to fight” mindset, instead of a “fight to survive”. We must give full consideration to the impact on the bigger battle ahead, and focus on thriving, not just surviving. Focusing on our “why” is crucial, as our businesses should be seen as a resource. We must constantly reflect upon the effectiveness of what we do in business, compared to what we want from A good business plan is one that can be picked up by anyone, inside or outside of the business, and when read, cause that person to understand it and be inspired by it.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Eighty percent of business owners clearly get it all wrong’ ‘It’s so much more important to step out of the business and reflect on “Am I still on course?”' ‘Fight to survive is “what do I need to do right here in order to guarantee my survival?”' ’Simplicity has to be the key to any good business plan’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Jay Allen - https://jayallen.uk Jay Allen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayallen-mytruenorth/?originalSubdomain=uk Jay's AddAZero Audit - https://www.mytruenorth.biz/addazero_audit/   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.
29/07/201h 0m

15 Minutes To Action - The Rockefeller Habits

This week, Nick looks at Verne Harnish’s book, ’Mastering The Rockefeller Habits’, a guide to increasing the value of your business by following steps that have proved successful for some of the world’s largest companies over the past hundred years.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Goals are essential, but without action they are insubstantial. A clear vision and the discipline to put routines into action, are the pathways to success. We need to have alignment at the highest levels in our business. Frequent meetings, active participation and constructive debate are the keystones to aligned management. Accountability is crucial. A Function Accountability Chart can help you to assign tasks, and to ensure that the right people are taking care of them at the right time.  Treat your reporting of customer data as importantly as you do your financial data. Frequent accurate analysis will give you greater insight into your direction.   BEST MOMENTS ’The core principles of success don’t really change’ ‘Goals without routines are wishes, and routines without goals are aimless’ ‘You can never communicate enough!’ ‘Core values need to become behaviours'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Mastering The Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish   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.
26/07/2018m 34s

Entrepreneur In Focus - Lisa Cumes, How To Create Your Brand Story

Lisa Cumes is a freelance copywriter and StoryBrand Certified Guide, dedicated to helping business owners develop their own unique brand story, one of the most powerful tools in developing a narrative around the work you do. In this week’s show, Lisa talks to Nick about the power of telling your own business story, the importance of teams who believe in your vision, and why now might be the best time for you to strike out and realise your business ambitions. KEY TAKEAWAYS One of the smartest things we can do as business owners right now is to invest in marketing and product development. Those who have done so, have seen remarkable gains, even through the COVID lockdown. A growth mindset allows us to see the opportunities that may be in front of us at all times. A closed mindset is almost like turning our back on them. People often don’t follow the financial aspirations behind something. They follow the narrative. They follow the heart and soul of a project. They want to be part of the story. StoryBrand removes the noise, the confusion, and the overwhelm of copywriting, in terms of presenting a business to a customer. It is about concentrating the point and assuring your customer that you can solve their problem. The best idea isn’t always the clearest choice. The idea that can communicate itself in the simplest, most resonant way, will often be the winner. BEST MOMENTS ‘He got out of his head. He invested. And he’s got the result!’ ‘If one person voices it, then others are out there who need it!’ ‘Any component of success, going forward, requires a team’ ‘People need to be sold on the fact that you understand the problem that they are facing' VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Lisa Cumes LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisacumes/ Simple Story Solutions - https://simplestorysolutions.com Lisa Cumes Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lisacumes/   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.
22/07/2058m 58s

15 Minutes To Action - How To Invest £50k Into Your Business, To Bounce Back

In this week’s short, sharp, dynamic ’15 Minutes To Action’ episode, Nick talks you through the best ways in which you can put your government's ‘Bounce Back’ loans to good use, and catapult yourself back to success!   KEY TAKEAWAYS If you can leverage debt in a wise way, in order to help you grow your business, then it’s a great opportunity to do so, as long as you recognise that what you’re really doing is investing in yourself. Creating content, such as podcasts or YouTube videos, will help you to build rapport and trust with your customers, and can act as a hugely influential marketing tool. Business plans can create clarity and engagement, but they can also provide much needed outer perspective on the business that you may be far too engrossed in, to see properly. Technology has proved that business today is reliant upon it. Look for the areas in your business where technology could be adopted in order to grow your systems, processes and services.   BEST MOMENTS ’This is what we call an “evergreen” piece of marketing’ ‘Help someone. Inspire someone. Build an audience. Engage’ ’Thoughtful investment into technology will unlock scale and profitability’ ‘One of the most costly things you can do is try to reinvent the wheel through trial and error'   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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/policies/listener for privacy information.
19/07/2018m 58s

How To Stop Being Stupid With Your Time And Resources - with Paul Akers

Paul Akers is an expert in the concept of Kaizen - the art of continuous improvement - and has since authored several works on the benefits of Lean Living, building a multi-million dollar business along the way. Paul joins Nick today to talk about how continuous improvement can strengthen and improve your life and business, how to nurture and develop culture, productivity, efficiency and much more!   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Paul describes himself as a carpenter, as the concept of taking something raw and unrecognisable, and then transforming it into to something useful and beautiful, is one that can be applied to any pursuit; personal or business. Success isn’t always about money or growth. Sometimes it’s about achieving the thing you set out to do in the first place, and then honing that success into a purer form of quality. The formula for increasing efficiency is to recognise the many ways in which we can reduce waste and making incremental changes, using the teams at hand, so as to tighten and make lean, our systems and processes. Life as we live it each day, is really just a series of processes. All that Lean seeks to do is, is to look at any given process and refining away the waste. Consistent refining leads to a Lean life.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I’m just a curious carpenter - how do I fix this and how do I make it better?’ ‘I want a quality life. I want a quality company. And I want quality people’ ‘I figured out the formula, and then I started experiencing the benefit' ‘Lean believes that the greatest asset is people'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   To learn about Paul’s incredible ‘2 Second Lean Play’ app go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxB-oAsNpFI&feature=youtu.be 2 Second Lean Play iOS - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/2-second-lean-play/id1503694993 2 Second Lean Play Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.leanplay Paul Akers LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulakers/ Paul Akers - https://paulakers.net Paul Akers YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA694NgEo6Oh09gnNrZ02eg   ABOUT THE GUEST  Paul Akers is the founder and president of FastCap, a product development company specializing in woodworking tools and hardware for the professional builder. FastCap was started in Paul’s garage in 1997 when he simply “fixed what bugged him” and developed his first product: the Fastcap Cover Cap. From humble beginnings, and no MBA, FastCap has thousands of distributors worldwide in over 40 countries. Paul’s intense curiosity on how things could be improved paved the way for him to become a prolific innovator and today he holds many US and International patents. FastCap launches approximately 20-30 innovative products per year and has won business of the year in 1999 and 2010.   In June 2011 Paul won Seattle Business Magazine’s prestigious Business Executive of the Year award. He wrote his first book, 2 Second Lean, about creating a fun, Lean culture, that, is now available in 15 languages. In 2015, he wrote his 2nd book, Lean Health, in 2016, he wrote Lean Travel and in 2019, he wrote Lean Life and Banish Sloppiness. In 2016, Paul’s book, 2 Second Lean, was recognized by the Shingo Institute and won the Research and Professional Publication Award.   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.
15/07/2050m 35s

15 Minutes To Action - Who Is Your Ideal Customer

In order to make sure your marketing strategies are effective, you need to focus on who your ideal customer is.  Many entrepreneurs form their businesses around a product or idea, and then try to find the customer to fit. But as Nick explains in this week’s '15 Minutes To Action', it might be time to flip that thinking...     KEY TAKEAWAYS A business founded upon a product-centric approach instantly fails to take into account the most important stakeholder: the customer. What are their needs?  If a brand an understand the archetypes of its ideal customer, and can align with their values, it can engender a sense of trust, whether consciously or unconsciously. Aim for an 80/20 split when it comes to marketing. 80% of your revenue should be coming from your core audience or archetype. The other 20% should come from another. We should appeal to our customer’s sense of risk, and attempt to solve problems that are high-stake. Identify the need that’s keeping your customer up at night.   BEST MOMENTS ‘We tend to align with things that align with us’ ‘Archetypes are the heartbeat of a brand’ ‘You need to understand that person or persona intimately, so that you understand their problems’ ’The more generalist you are, the more you don’t stand out'      VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Brand Archetypes at Medium - https://medium.com/ebaqdesign/brand-archetypes-the-ultimate-guide-with-48-examples-44b39eb41c8f   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.
12/07/2015m 31s

Entrepreneur In Focus - Mike C-Roc Ciorrocco - Turning Setbacks Into Rocket Fuel

Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco’s mission is to find out what you’re made of. It’s a mission he’s working towards each day by using the art of "people building", and by establishing himself as one of the great business leaders out there.    Having recently been voted as one of the Top Business Leaders To Follow In 2020 by Yahoo Finance, Mike joins the podcast today to talk about his entrepreneurial journey, and how you can turn setbacks into rocket fuel to keep driving yourself forward, and by doing so, turn the hurdles into finish-lines.     KEY TAKEAWAYS   The challenges we face in our formative years can give us the armour we need to battle through adversity in business, and in life. All obstacles are lessons. Conceptualise challenge as rocket fuel, a driving burst of energy to drive you upwards and forwards, instead of a detrimental occurrence. Change your perception and you change for the better. Sales are a form of leadership. We are using methodologies of leadership in order to “lead” our customers towards decisions.  Be as consistent as you can be. Even if you feel as though something isn’t working immediately, trust the process and see it through. It requires discipline and belief. Build your team out with people who you can help and develop, so that they can become the best version of themselves. Sometimes enthusiasm and willingness are far more important than experience.   BEST MOMENTS   ’People need to be built' ‘When you start being aware of that concept, it changes everything!’ ‘It’s your duty to be successful. Not just to pay your bills, but to help other people’ ‘I will help you grow - you just have to be willing’ ‘You’ve got to get out of obscurity'     VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco YouTube Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco Instagram Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco LinkedIn Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco   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.
08/07/2053m 8s

15 Minutes To Action - How To Raise £100k For Your Business

In this week’s ‘15 Minutes To Action’ episode, Nick talks you through the best ways to find that initial burst of funding for your business that can set you off on the road to success.    KEY TAKEAWAYS Remember not to be afraid to use your own cash at the beginning instead of investor capital. By spending your own cash, the fate of your business remains in your own hands. If your idea is high-risk, and you’ve chosen to seek investment from friends or family, you need to consider how the fallout will look in the event that they lose their money. Taking on debt is not a bad thing, so long as you view it in the right way. Banks and traditional lenders should always be considered, as costs may be lower, and the guarantees may be greater. Grants are an invaluable way of boosting your cash reserves, so long as you are solving the problem that the grant has been designed for. Essentially, they provide free money that doesn’t need repaying.   BEST MOMENTS ‘One of the scarcest resources you’ve got is time’ ‘You get what you pitch for, and you’re always pitching’ ‘Entrepreneurship is not for the faint-hearted. It’s a roller-coaster journey’ ‘Money alone can’t always get a business running. Sometimes you need help’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   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.
05/07/2017m 11s

Winning Now, Winning Later - with David Cote - Ex CEO Of Honeywell

David Cote is the business mastermind who took industrial giant Honeywell from a valuation of $20 billion to $120 billion during his tenure as CEO! David joins Nick today for a very special discussion about his incredible new book, the power of mind-set, how to maximise short term performance while still planning for the long term, and the challenges of managing complexity and stress.   KEY TAKEAWAYS To advance in any business you need two things: performance and visibility. You have to do a great job, and you need to make sure it’s being recognised. Many believe that short-term or long-term are mutually exclusive. This thinking is fundamentally flawed, and can be subverted if we realign our perspective. The most important part of taking control of long-term and short-term goals simultaneously, is to capture the correct mind-set. Planning and promises are all part of strategy, but we should never promise something we can’t deliver. We inspire and motivate by showing up and keeping our word. We need to nurture a culture in our organisation that will encourage people to execute strategic decisions, but this begins with recognising the behaviours we wish to engender.   BEST MOMENTS ‘You have no idea how much good you did yourself by how you handled this thing’ ’Sometimes you have to take a risk in business and life’ ’Success is about accomplishing two seemingly conflicting things at the same time’ ’No matter what it is you’re trying to get done, mind-set is the fundamental thing that has to change’ ‘Value is one thing. Behaviour is how you do it'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads WINNING NOW, WINNING LATER: How Companies Can Win in the Short Term While Investing in the Long Term (Amazon): https://amzn.to/3fGqTEm   ABOUT THE GUEST David Cote is Executive Chairman of Vertiv Holdings Co, a global data center products and services provider. Previously, as CEO of the industrial giant Honeywell, he grew the company's market capitalization from around $20 billion to nearly $120 billion, delivering returns of 800 percent and beating the S&P by nearly two and a half times. He is the author of, WINNING NOW, WINNING LATER: How Companies Can Win in the Short Term While Investing in the Long Term (HarperCollins Leadership, June 2020). https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmcote/   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.
01/07/201h 6m

15 Minutes To Action: Preparing Your Start-Up For Scale-Up

Many start-ups are keen to begin scaling up, but what’s the best way to make sure you business is ready to do so? In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’ episode, Nick talks you through the areas you need to look at in order to make sure your business is fit and ready for growth.   KEY TAKEAWAYS The fundamental elements to making sure your start-up is in a good position to scale, are systems and processes that can grow with you. Ensure you have as much automation in place as possible. These areas can include marketing, training, performance metrics, payroll and invoicing. Marketing cannot be overstated. No one can invest in your brand if they’re not aware of it. Outsource if needs be, but make sure you’re marketing effectively and perpetually. Bring in the right people and only the right people. Take the time to put the interests of the business first, and put aside personal feelings. Hire the people that you know will make your business better.   BEST MOMENTS ‘You can’t spend enough time making sure that you have the automation things in play’ ‘Word-of-mouth is not a scaleable solution’ ‘You want to be able to use this as a tool to sell your story’ ‘A business is only scaleable when it has the right people on board'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads   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.
28/06/2017m 56s

How To Measure The Value Of Your Business - With Tim Koller, Partner At McKinsey And Company

The number one question that Nick finds himself asked each day, is “How can I raise money?”, and “How can I increase the value of my business through investment?”.  Today’s guest is Tim Koller, a partner at McKinsey & Company and an expert on value creation and corporate strategy, who’s joined the show to discuss the all-important topic of valuation, and how you can put investment finance to the very best use, in order to see your business’s value soar.     KEY TAKEAWAYS Scale-up is certainly about leveraging finance and investment in order to be able to address more needs, to grow and to develop. But it’s also prudent to use your money wisely, and to make sure it’s being utilised effectively. What ultimately drives the cash-flow of a company is the combination of how fast it can grow its revenues, and what kind of return-on-capital it earns. The market is generally very smart about distinguishing companies based upon their performance. Those with faster growth prospects and higher returns on capital, will typically end up with higher multiples. In the current climate, businesses should be focussing upon ensuring that customers and suppliers are being well taken care of.  A good investor will always bet on the business, and not you as an individual. Selling yourself is useless if you don’t have the correct economics behind your idea.   BEST MOMENTS ‘What ultimately matters is how big it can get and how profitable it can be’ ’Do you bet on the jockey, or do you bet on the horse?’ ‘It’s the strength of the brand that drives the cashflow’ ‘An economy like this accelerates the decline of weaker businesses'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business – scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community: scaleup.vip/community Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads Tim Koller at McKinsey - https://www.mckinsey.com/our-people/tim-koller# Tim Koller LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/timkoller/ Valuation - by Tim Koller (Amazon) tim_koller@mckinsey.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  Nick’s website: https://scaleup.vip/NB  Scale Up Your Business website: https://scaleup.vip/suyb     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/06/2059m 10s

15 Mins To Action: How to Break Through Your Business Plateau

There are few scarier words in business than “plateau” which is generally associated with a lack of momentum and slow stagnation of progress. In this week’s 15 Minutes To Action, Nick provides a short, sharp shock of advice that can make sure that line keeps moving upwards!     KEY TAKEAWAYS Stagnation and plateauing are not signals that your business is in trouble. They’re completely normal. They generally mean that you need to reinvigorate, which is always a good idea. Take another look at the people you’re bringing in to your business. Make sure your hires are technically and emotionally Focus on what your strengths have been, and how they’ve gotten you to where you are now. Look at what gave you your ignition in the first place, and see if that proposition needs tuning. Look for adjacent markets. Your plateau may have been caused by the fact that you’ve solved your customers’ needs so well, that the problem no longer exists in that specific market. Begin to investigate other markets that may have issues you can address.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘I like things to be working like clockwork - like a precision instrument’ ‘Pit-stopping allows race cars to recalibrate' ’To get to where you’ve got to, your company has strength’ ’This is the best way to start pushing boundaries and getting things working'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - scaleup.vip/podcast Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  scaleup.vip/community  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  scaleup.vip/20leads     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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1bt Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21/06/2017m 13s

Entrepreneur In Focus: Sean Callagy - One of America's Top Trial Attorneys, Speaker, Philanthropist, Adventurer ... and Legally Blind! A Masterclass in Self-Belief & Mindset

Sean Callaghy is an entrepreneur, a world-renowned speaker, philanthropist, one of America’s top trial attorneys, and the creator of various peak performance technologies. Remarkably, Sean has achieved all these things while being legally blind. Sean has joined Nick to talk about his incredible life, his endless resilience and strength of will, and his empowering life’s work; a system that Sean refers to as integrity-based human influence.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Control is about taking ownership of fear. But further than that, it is the way in which we dance with, and leverage that fear. We can empower ourselves greatly by distilling efficiency, and focusing upon the optimal use of one’s time in order to maximise impact. Humility has its place, but it’s also vital that we ensure people know who we are and what we’re about. If people aren’t aware of what you’re about, then how can they possibly become part of your story? Integrity-based human influence is based upon a four-step formula: The opening of listening and the creation of emotional rapport Connecting people to their pain and discovering their strategy for solving their relevant pain Qualifying a mission through relatable experience Agreement formation or closing   BEST MOMENTS ‘Personal development is just an extension of everything we do from the moment we’re born’ ‘I knew what it was like to impact lives by watching the coaches who impacted my life’ ‘It’s not just a label; it’s something I believe in very, very much’ ‘Influence has become about the unveiling of truth'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y Sean Callaghy Website: http://unblindedmastery.com/ Sean Callaghy Facebook: [Sean] https://www.facebook.com/seanrcallagy Sean Callaghy Facebook: [UNBLINDED] https://www.facebook.com/unblindedmastery/ Sean Callaghy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unblindedmastery/ Sean Callaghy YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SeanCallagyLaw Sean Callaghy LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unblinded/ Sean Callaghy Blog: https://unblindedmastery.com/blog/   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/06/2059m 14s

15 Minutes To Action: Leadership During Challenging Times

During these times of unease and unrest, it’s vital that we display healthy leadership. In response to a question from the community this week, Nick discusses his approach to diversity in the workplace, and the importance of empathising with, and amplifying, the voices of those who must be heard at this crucial time in world history.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Those who wish to build empires, must embrace the fact that we can’t do it alone. It is incumbent upon us to make those people feel motivated and encouraged, no matter what their background. The world has changed forever. People have chosen this moment to draw a line in the sand. They are far more aware. The rest button has been pushed on society, and we need it to affect society in other positive ways. Though our standards and beliefs may be different, we must always allow ourselves to empathise and appreciate difference. We must not ignore what is happening. Now is the time to show up and demonstrate strength of will, by backing the causes we know to be right.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘I do have a voice, which means I need to have opinions on things when they hit’ ‘Growth comes from working together’ ’This is an opportunity as a leader, to step up and make change’ ‘Ask yourself the question - are you showing up as the leader you want to be?'     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
14/06/2015m 42s

Entrepreneur In Focus: Patrick Bet-David ... Master The Art of Business Strategy - From The creator of Valuetainment, the #1 YouTube Channel For Entrepreneurs

In this week’s Entrepreneur In Focus, Nick talks to Patrick Bet-David, the creator of Valuetainment, the world’s #1 YouTube channel for entrepreneurs! Patrick’s entrepreneurial journey is an incredible story, which began at the age of ten years old when he arrived in America, and has seen him overcome challenges and barriers ever since. Patrick talks candidly about his fascinating rise to the top, and the reason behind his true mission: to shape the next generation of entrepreneurs and business-people through disruptive thinking.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   The best of the best are those who do not disregard criticism, but store it, and then go out of their way to prove that person wrong. People have the right ideas in mind; it’s their sequencing that needs work. The best route is to always take care of yourself and your family first, and chase your dreams hard afterwards. People who clearly define their standards, beliefs and values, are the people who tend to achieve more, and who end up helping others more. There are businesses who will not survive the coronavirus economic catastrophe because of bad planning, or because they failed to pivot. There are also those who will not survive, because their business models are not valuable enough to attract the slim investment opportunities out there. Leaders, more than ever, need to have competency and empathy more than any other skills. We need to be able to inspire and understand.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Competition can be scary, especially when you lose’ ‘I’m not stopping until I’ve made millions and no-one can tell me what to do’ ’Should I do what I love? Or should I do what makes me money?’ ‘Every business moving forward has to make sure they are pandemic-proof'    VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   Patrick Bet-David Instagram: @patrickbetdavid   Patrick Bet-David Twitter: @patrickbetdavid   Patrick Bet-David Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatrickBetDavid.Valuetainment/   Patrick Bet-David YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/valuetainment   To get your free chapter of Patrick’s new book go to yournextfivemoves.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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/06/2051m 52s

15 Mins To Action '3P3C'

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all formula for scale-up, but there are a series of systems and guidelines that can apply to any business in search of growth, that can act as a framework to accelerate your development planning. In this week’s ’15 Minutes To Action’, Nick talks you through his 3P3C framework for scaling any business.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  You’ve got to be decisive, focussed, disciplined, consistent, and you have to be productive. Repetition is the key to mastery. Purpose is essential in giving you the goals and milestones that allow you to see the blueprint of your future success. Proposition is the “elevator pitch”; the sum of all your ideas that allow you to give your customer the ideal experience. Your product should allow your ideal customer to easily say yes. It is the means by where a potential client can “kick the tyres” and see if you are someone they really want to have a relationship with.   BEST MOMENTS ’Scale up requires you to work in a different way’ ‘If you’re going to kill the monster, kill it when it’s small, not big!’ ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast’ ‘If you get these things right it makes everything so much easier, longer term’   VALUABLE RESOURCES To book your place on the special 3P3C Framework webinar on the 11th June 2020 at 20:00 BST go to www.suybacademy.com/how-to-grow-and-scale-your-business Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
07/06/2017m 18s

Entrepreneur In Focus: Dr. Bill Dorfman - The' Michael Jordan of Dentistry' ... How You Don't Wait For Opportunities, You Make Them!

Dr. Bill Dorfman’s passion for dentistry has grown into one of the most prestigious cosmetic dental practices in the world. Known to millions as “The Michael Jordan” Of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Dorfman has become a New York Times best-selling author and one of the only LA based Fellows in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.   In this episode, Dr Dorfman joins Nick to discuss the value of having a good team when it comes to scale-up, why everyone should be inspired to copy genius, and why we should always give back when we can.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   As an entrepreneur, you feel as though you need to be the core of everything that happens. Your main job is to see to it that you have the best team possible, so that you don't have to be the core. It is not just acceptable to take the best ideas from those you wish to emulate. It’s necessary. The best of us will always copy genius. The best way to influence people is to create the direction of that education, so that it flows from their peers. Peer-driven instruction has proven to be far more effective. The most successful of us are those who understand the guiding principle of sharing wealth, knowledge and experience once we have achieved it.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘When you get an opportunity, don’t just take it. Master it’ ‘Why reinvent mediocrity when you can copy genius?’ ‘Most dentists don’t know how to run a business!’ ‘I don’t create products. I create category-killers’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y Dr Bill Dorfman - https://www.billdorfmandds.com Meet The Mentor Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/meet-the-mentor-with-dr-bill-dorfman/id1472953696 Dr Bill Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DrBillDorfman Dr Bill Twitter - https://twitter.com/DrBillDorfman Dr Bill Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drbilldorfman/ The Leap Foundation - https://www.leapfoundation.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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/06/2044m 23s

15 Minutes To Action - What Running Ultra Marathons Has Taught Me About Building Resilience

Toughness and resilience are attributes we all need right now, but many believe that they can only be attained through long periods of failure or setbacks. Nick’s here this week to smash that thinking, with a special insight into how he prepares for the physical trials of marathon running, and how you can take the empowering lessons he’s learned, in order to build up your resilience reserves today!   KEY TAKEAWAYS If you want to grow, and to become the best version of yourself that you can be, you need to set tasks or challenges for yourself that feel impossible. By allowing ourselves to see our goals long term, and by developing the ability to look as far ahead as possible, we come to realise that any current challenges are merely moments, and will pass. The best way to overcome a fear is to face that fear. The best way to grow is push through a barrier, because if you do, your strength and resolve will expand exponentially. Meditation helps us to experience the moment. It is the practice of tapping into the layers of our brain, our psychology, and our emotions, and being able to call upon those things when it matters.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘Living life on your own terms is the key’ ‘In life, everything is about growth and contribution’ ‘If you want to build resistance, you first have to change the narrative’ ‘You’ve got to feel the fear and do it anyway’      VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31/05/2017m 19s

Building a Winning Culture - With JT McCormick, President & CEO of Scribe Media, Ranked #1 Top Company Culture in America by Entrepreneur Magazine

Nick’s special guest this week is JT McCormick, the CEO Of Scribe Media, ranked #1 in Top Company Culture In America by Entrepreneur Magazine! There’s no one in the world more qualified (officially) to tell you how, and why, you should be building a world-beating culture in your business today.   KEY TAKEAWAYS  Challenges and barriers in early life were taken not as roadblocks, but as lessons that helped JT to grow stronger. Sometimes the things that beat us down make us more determined. JT has always led by three principles: People, processes, profits. Good people will swiftly enable the following two principles.  We need to be constantly questioning everything. Those who inquire, discover. There’s no such thing as a stupid question.  There’s no such thing as failure. You only fail when you stop trying. The goal is to learn, not-repeat, and grow from the mistakes.  Great companies are never built by one person. They are the cumulative product of the collaborative efforts of great people.   BEST MOMENTS ’That chaos has actually helped me in business’ ‘With great people we can build great processes and make great profits’ ‘I never want to be the smartest person in the room’ ‘You only fail if you stop trying’     VALUABLE RESOURCES JT McCormick LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtmccormick/ JT McCormick - https://jtmccormick.com Scribe Media -  Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27/05/201h 2m

15 Mins To Action - 7 Things I'm Doing In My Businesses Right Now

In this week’s 15 Minutes To Action, Nick shares the seven things he’s currently implementing in his own businesses, in order to give himself, his employees, his customers and suppliers, the best opportunities for growth and scale once life begins to crank back into action in the coming weeks and months.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Stopping to think about every decision will give you a greater perspective on outcomes. We need to consider how different the world is going to be, and how each decision will play out in that world. Most people have now recognised the importance of having cash in the business. It has now become one of the most important and recognised factors in the failure of businesses. There are people out there who have gone through similar economic experiences before. Don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to those who know how to survive. It’s time to be brave. Test and trial the solutions, systems and processes that you’ve always wanted. You might find the next great growth accelerator. The more you can work on yourself right now, the more you’ll be enhancing what is sure to be a key part of how you lead, show up, and take action in the future.   BEST MOMENTS ’Things will slingshot back once people start to feel some confidence again’ ’Gratitude is the antidote to fear' ’The worst thing you can do is stay in your own head’ ’The quality of life is the quality of how you manage your decisions and emotions'     VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Save your spot on my FREE Business Growth Accelerator training hosted by Rock Thomas here:  https://buff.ly/2X9YEGr  Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24/05/2016m 46s

Entrepreneur In Focus: Gaurav Sinha: Best-Selling Author Of Compassion Inc. - Unleashing The Power of Empathy in Life & Business

The fabulous ‘Entrepreneur In Focus’ series continues as I meet with Gaurav Sinha, author of ‘Compassion Inc - Unleashing The Power Of Empathy In Life And Business’. Gaurav has become one of the world’s most respected entrepreneurs and anthropologists, working at the intersection of strategy and storytelling in order to help brands resonate and develop with distinction. In this week’s show, Gaurav discusses his incredible journey, the importance of self-belief, and the philosophies that can help you achieve your scale-up goals ... in business and in life!   KEY TAKEAWAYS Always look for a great boss; never look for a great job. A true leader can help you to realise the shape of your journey at the outset. At the outset of any entrepreneurial journey, revenue is king. Hustle all you can to put food on the table and aim for the small wins that elevate you each time. You always need people in order to climb higher. The key to keeping those people is to create a culture of collaboration in a transactional world. Altruism in brands has become far too scarce. It’s not about profit, it’s about prosperity. It’s not about shareholder value, but working with holders of shared values. A great business requires three things: the idea, the operations, and the money. Simplicity is the key to long-term success and most importantly, happiness.   BEST MOMENTS ’The word “more” has been hijacked’ ’Stars don’t work for idiots. They work for other stars’ ‘Insatiable curiosity is part of my DNA’ ‘Momentum is more important than direction’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 Gaurav Sinha - http://gaurav-sinha.com Compassion Inc - Unleashing The Power Of Empathy In Life And Business Save your spot on my FREE Business Growth Accelerator training hosted by Rock Thomas here:  https://buff.ly/2X9YEGr  Join the free Scale Up Your Business community:  https://buff.ly/2JR1cTF  Generate 20 New Leads in 20 Days - download your free 5-step guide to put in place my top-performing customer creation strategies:  https://buff.ly/2ZiN26Y   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20/05/2048m 49s

15mins to Action - How To Stop Procrastination

Nothing can hamper your ability to take action more than procrastination, the enemy of productivity.   In this week’s special episode, Nick talks you through the ways in which you can stop stalling and start stepping up!   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Procrastination is the force by which we are attracted to instant gratification, instead of our long-term goals. Instant gratification is more alluring to our present selves, as we can see the benefit immediately. By moving the future rewards closer to our present, we can better focus on, and achieve them. The best way to beat the feeling of procrastination is by starting the work itself. Even incremental acts can begin momentum that will drive us forward. Temptation bundling, or the act of linking an activity that takes work with one that gives us pleasure, can increase productivity and prevent procrastination.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘Present self has the ability to take action, but future self has the ability to set goals’ ‘You make your future consequences become your present consequences’ ’The problem is not doing the work, but starting the work’ ’The key to procrastination is consistency'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Scale Up Your Business - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
17/05/2015m 35s

The Return of Kev Blackburn! The Life Success Engineer, with a Multi-Million Pound Amazon Arbitrage Empire

It’s a return engagement for Kev Blackburn, the life success engineer who created a multi-million-pound arbitrage empire through Amazon! Kev is the perfect example of someone who took a dream and turned it into a reality, spurred on only by his willpower, and through setting effective goals. In this week’s show, Kev discusses how you can turn your side hustle into a full-time gig, and talks you through an abundance of ideas that’ll get your imaginations firing on all cylinders, so that you can face the return to normality with newfound vigour!   KEY TAKEAWAYS Striking out on your own is scary, but it’s also a gift. Being in control of your own destiny is invaluable. The first step in going it alone is to work out what your ideal life looks like. Only by doing so can we see the path that takes us there. Systems and processes are the building blocks of every successful enterprise. By installing effective systems, we level-up its ability to run more autonomously. The journey of building a business requires a huge amount of sacrifice, and will ultimately impact your personal life. The best way of ensuring the damage remains minimal is to involve our loved ones whenever possible. The greatest thing about technology is that we can now reach those who need our help and our stories in order to empower them to persevere with their own dreams.   BEST MOMENTS ‘If anything’s going to give you a reason to control your destiny, then this is it’ ‘Buying and selling is simple, but so exciting!’ ‘I don’t like guessing and I don’t like gambling. It’s all about limiting risk’ ’The desire, the motivation and the energy; the only way we attain them is by recognising what’s important to you’ ‘You are creating your own story. The time to act is now'   VALUABLE RESOURCES Life Success Engineer - https://www.lifesuccessengineer.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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13/05/2049m 11s

15 Minutes To Action - The 12 Week Year

This week, Nick continues his ’15 Minutes To Action’ series with a look at the key principles behind a huge source of inspiration for his own thinking, ’The 12 Week Year’ by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington, a book that advocates the theory that the annual planning model, adopted by many entrepreneurs, may well be flawed.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Quite often we follow the paths laid out before us by others without deviating onto far more positive, constructive and personal paths to success. By using the annual planning theory to map out our goals, we run the risk of growing complacent. We are granted the right to procrastinate. We all take hits from time to time. Setbacks occur at every level of business. What marks us out is the ability to remain on course in the face of these issues. Focus upon the task that will most dynamically move the needle forward over the next 90 days. This should be the area of your main attention   BEST MOMENTS ‘If we did the things we are capable of doing then we would literally astound ourselves’ ‘If you’re working to a 12 Week Year, then every day matters’ ‘You can meditate in the corner all you like, but it’s not going to make your business grow’   VALUABLE RESOURCES The 12 Week Year - by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/05/2016m 47s

Entrepreneur In Focus: with “The Brand Doctor” Henry Kaminski Jr

In this week’s show, Nick talks to Henry Kaminski Jr, otherwise known as “The Brand Doctor”, a specialist in helping the best-of-the-best to be even better! Henry is here to tell you all about his remarkable ascent to the top; a tale of resilience, entrepreneurial genius, serendipity, and most importantly, identity.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Early success came for Henry because he focused on the needs and wants of his customer base. In this case, speed was the essential factor is building his brand. As we mature in business, we come to realise that the best strategy is to slow down in order to speed up. Focus becomes fixed upon quality. Scale-up doesn’t mean growing the actual business. It’s all about growing, developing and scaling yourself up so that you can energise your business. It’s about creating the best version of you. The best mentors are ones who are in the place we wish to be. When we reach a certain level, we must endeavour to find the people who can take us further. Too often we devalue ourselves or our products due to a lack of self-belief or confidence. Discover your value and don’t ever be afraid of declaring it.   BEST MOMENTS ‘Challenges are opportunities if you see them in the right light’ ‘Give yourself that time to think!’ ‘It’s about the person you need to become in order to create an amazing business’ ’I have a beautiful life. I have a beautiful business. I have all the time in the world to watch my son grow up'   VALUABLE RESOURCES The Brand Doctor Podcast - https://uniquedesignz.net/the-brand-doctor-podcast/ Henry Kaminski Jr LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-kaminski-jr/ Refuse To Give Up   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
06/05/201h 2m

15mins to Action: With John Lee Dumas, Host of 'Entrepreneurs on Fire' Podcast, Over 2K Episodes & 1m Downloads Per Month!

No-one knows more about how to ignite the entrepreneurial journey than this week’s guest, podcast legend, John Lee Dumas, the man who’s interviewed over 2,000 entrepreneurial legends, including Tony Robbins, Seth Godin and Tim Ferriss! With over one million downloads a month, John has become the go-to interviewer for business powerhouses wishing to share their journeys with the world, and hopefully to inspire countless others to take the journey themselves!     KEY TAKEAWAYS Being an entrepreneur is a rollercoaster of emotions. The great ones recognise the low moments as lessons that drive you forward. The best way of keeping the fire alive beneath your enthusiasm is to make sure you’re doing what you love. Success is achieved by lasering in on the things we really want, and not some vague monetary figure that we suppose will make us happy. Consistency, commitment and dedication are the components that have made the most difference to John’s success.   BEST MOMENTS  ‘I won a car on The Price Is Right!’ ‘I’m livin’ la vida loca, and I wouldn’t have it any other way’ ‘It’s about metrics. It’s about measurement. It’s about intention around that stuff’ ‘You can go a millions miles per hour in the wrong direction'   VALUABLE RESOURCES www.eofire.com Entrepreneur On Fire Podcast - https://www.eofire.com/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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
03/05/2016m 48s

Improving The Relationship Between Investors and Entrepreneurs - With Dr. Eric George, World-Renowned Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Investor & Philanthropist

Despite the current situation, there’s never been a better time to think about investment. The world has to go back to normal sooner or later, so what will your business portfolio look like when it does? In this week’s show, Nick talks to Dr Eric George, the world-renowned surgeon, entrepreneur and philanthropist about the best ways in which we can keep the channels of investment open by nurturing the critical relationship between the entrepreneur and investor. No matter which side you fall on, this is an incredibly insightful conversation that will open up all kinds of new perspectives.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Entrepreneurs and investors are such separate entities, but their power is increased exponentially when they unite in the same cause. Narrow-mindedness is a barrier to innovation. If we cannot achieve a certain goal through lack of technology or knowledge, then grow, develop or acquire someone in order to achieve it. There’s a real sense of collaboration between management and investors right now, who recognise that effective synergy brings rich rewards to all involved. Leaders emerge in times of trouble. Those with the natural instinct to thrive and survive are beacons to those in need of direction. The world is changed forever. It’s up to the thinkers and innovators to make sure that the world is changed for the better.   BEST MOMENTS ’The more connected that entrepreneurs and investors are, the greater success those two entities will have’ ‘Don’t be afraid to get in the water and swim!’ ‘In situations like this you’ve got to step up. You have to think differently’ ’There’s nothing like a common enemy to build camaraderie’ ’Something like this forces you to do the things you should’ve been doing anyway'   VALUABLE RESOURCES @erg163 Nick’s Twitter Scale Up Your Business Podcast  www.nickcbradley.com - https://www.suybacademy.com Dr Eric George LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-george-md/ ERG Enterprises - https://www.ergenterprises.net   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 Bradley’s Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3f1btLg Nick’s Bradley’s LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/2xYQbO2 Nick Bradley’s website: https://bit.ly/2zxSPKQ Scale Up Your Business website: https://bit.ly/35aU6TU See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29/04/2057m 4s

A Dealmaking Masterclass - With Carl Allen, Entrepreneur & Investor, Over 330 Acquisitions, Worth $48 Billion In Value

There’s certainly an art to dealmaking. Some seem to have a natural instinct and gift for knowing how to turn a handshake into a fortune. That’s certainly the case for Nick’s special guest this week, Carl Allen, an investor and entrepreneur who’s made over 330 acquisitions in his career, worth a staggering $48 billion! Carl is here to deliver a masterclass to you, in which he’ll talk you through his incredible journey so far, and the strategies that have made him one of the most respected and powerful dealmakers in the world.   KEY TAKEAWAYS Many businesses who want to sell aren’t necessarily doing it for financial reasons. Sometimes the preservation of legacies is of far more importance that figures in a bank account. The key to finding a worthy acquisition is to find a “distressed seller of a good business”, not the other way around, and then giving that seller a dignified exit. “Deal Heat” can occur when you have a single deal cooking at any one time. The more time you focus upon it, the more you want it to succeed, removing objective thinking. The best way to combat Deal Heat is to always make sure you have multiple deals operating. You can double your business revenue in a single day through careful acquisition. Merging a customer database to your own can expand your potential exponentially and instantly. Do your research into potential sellers before you start talking deals. A simple browse through social networks can give you an invaluable pathway into their trust and friendship, which makes negotiations a whole lot easier.   BEST MOMENTS ‘I needed something to feed my soul and to feed my brain’ ‘In a billion-dollar deal, it’s 90% financial engineering and 10% psychology. In a small deal, it’s the other way around’ ‘Always be a seller’ ‘You can double your business in a day, and 5X your worth just through one deal’ ‘If you want to buy a business, now is the best time!’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Carl Allen’s bonus - http://trainwithcarl.com/scaleup Carl Allen LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamcarlallen/ Special programme offer for SUYB listeners -  http://450spr3.com/click.track?CID=431654&AFID=462829 Dealmaker Wealth Society website - https://dealmakerwealthsociety.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   https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22/04/2058m 0s

Keeping Your Boat Afloat During COVID-19 - with Gavin Preston, Growth & Turnaround Specialist

In today's episode, Nick talks to a fellow podcaster and scale-up specialist, Gavin Preston (The Business Mastermind Podcast)! Yes, Gavin has been on SUYB before and both Gavin and Nick want to revist their previous discussion in light of the dramatic global changes since that episode dropped earlier this year. It’s an engaging, practical conversation that’ll give you a multitude of ideas to carry forward into your next business day! KEY TAKEAWAYS Now is most certainly a time to be consuming positivity in any form. The news can be informative, but it is also sensationalised, and tends to adhere to an agenda. Instead of focusing on the end point to this, we should be marking our progress incrementally. Measure your journey through this in moments, days, weeks, and not as entire experience. The main risk to your business is not taking care of yourself, and running yourself into the ground. Taking care of ourselves will allow us the energy and clarity to add value at the right time. All bailouts and aid must be repaid eventually, so it is prudent to remain active, and to do our part to bolster business in this time. Be proactive, not complacent. The businesses coping best right now are the ones focussing upon their employees, upping their games in terms of customer service, and looking for the opportunities instead of dwelling on the negatives. BEST MOMENTS ’Slow down to speed up’ ‘Mindset is about giving yourself the presence, the clarity and the focus to know what to do, and then take action!’ ’This is now is about family, contribution and community’ ‘Our actions as employers, suppliers and leaders during this time will define us, and will be remembered’ ‘It doesn’t matter what your business model is, there’s another way of doing it'   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.suybacademy.com/Survive-And-Thrive-In-Business?utm_content=buffer8151c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer The Business Mastermind Podcast  Nick Bradley Twitter - https://twitter.com/nickcbradley Scale Up Your Business Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/scale-up-your-business-podcast/id1453523566 www.nickcbradley.com Get your free copy of Gavin Preston’s invaluable guide now - 'Keep Your Boat Afloat: Business Survival Guide For COVID-19 Times' at: Bit.ly/keepyourboatafloat To contact Gavin about how he can help you and your business, email gavin@gavinpreston.com   ABOUT THE HOST Nick Bradley Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, Nick removed himself from day-to-day operations, his focus turning to 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. Nick is passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of himself ... every day. Nick's 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. ABOUT THE GUEST Gavin Preston 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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
15/04/2044m 10s

Fix Your Business Now! ... With Mike Michalowicz, World-Renowned Author & Entrepreneur

When your future suddenly becomes uncertain, and the business plans you had for the year are suddenly thrown into disarray, then you’re faced with a choice. You can either hibernate and wait for the troubles to blow by, or you can look for the many opportunities out there. That’s the message in this week’s show, where Nick talks to world-renowned author and entrepreneur, Mike Michalowicz, a man who’s built success through innovation and creativity, and whose latest book, ‘Fix This Next’, might just be the manual you need to see your business through tough times.   KEY TAKEAWAYS If we are feeling the need to take loans in order to see our businesses through, then we need to ensure we’re taking them for the right reasons. Are there underlying issues that will cause more cash-drain later? The businesses that are going to sail through this hardship will be the ones who innovate, pivot and most importantly, collaborate. Many businesses thrive on intentions, and plead honourable promises of philanthropy. But without solid foundations, structures, and the footing upon which to see these promises through, they eventually collapse and fail. Once you pinpoint the areas to work on in your business, Objective, Measurement, Evaluation and Nurture (OMEN) will be the pathway to helping you achieve it. Profit is more important than ever right now. Without profit, we do not have time to address immediate challenges.  People need leadership more than ever. Your team needs a light to show the way, but so to do your clients. Communicate more frequently, and keep it concise.    BEST MOMENTS ’The arrogance was building, along with the ignorance’ ’There ain’t no such thing as free money!’ ’Sales are the oxygen for business’ ‘We need to get in order to give’ ‘Entrepreneurship is a force for good'   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://mikemichalowicz.com/ https://www.suybacademy.com/Survive-And-Thrive-In-Business Fix This Next by Mike Michalowicz - https://mikemichalowicz.com/fix-this-next-book/ Mike Michalowicz - https://mikemichalowicz.com The Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast - https://mikemichalowicz.com/podcast/ Mike Michalowicz Twitter - https://twitter.com/MikeMichalowicz Mike Michalowicz Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MikeMichalowiczFanPage/ Mike Michalowicz Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mikemichalowicz/   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 https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
08/04/2044m 35s

Entrepreneur In Focus- Jeff Fenster From Everbowl

Jeff Fenster defines what it means to be a serial entrepreneur. Over the course of his entrepreneurial journey, he’s created and energised multiple business ventures in numerous diverse fields, from payroll to hospitality, and has achieved staggering success by sticking to his two core principles: to make friends and have fun. With his clear vision, abundance of energy and his healthy perspective on team-building and developing a creative culture, Jeff has marked out a disruptive path to success, and in today’s show, he talks about his inspiring outlook on business, and how you can harness his attitude for yourself.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Jeff began in law school, and aspired to be a sports agent, but the birth of his daughter, and the sudden realisation of the importance of family, caused him to pivot and re-evaluate his position.   Jeff’s two principles are making friends and having fun. These are mantras he’s stuck to since the beginning of his journey, and they’ve allowed him to achieve a high level of client retention, and a wealth of quality referrals.   Experience is the most overrated prerequisite to starting a company. An interesting statistic is that nine out of ten restaurants fail. Jeff chose to use this as proof that experience in an industry can still result in failure 90% of the time.   The approach is simple: Jeff is highly skilled at business, and enters industries using his ‘making friends and having fun’ principles in order to surround himself with experts who want to get behind the vision. It’s a disruptive method, but has resulted in remarkable success.   If you love what you do, and you’re passionate about it, then you’ll always find success eventually. Your passion will keep you coming back, and those who work hard will always get there.   Whatever scale or stage that you’re at, it’s vital to recognise the position you need to take in the business. The person who starts a business isn’t necessarily the person who should scale it.   Vertical integration is a concept that Jeff has embraced in all of his ventures. It is the method of adding value in order to make his client base happier, and hopefully induce them to invest more.   The definition of scale-up is to build teams and build culture. The first step is to lose the ego. If you’re the best at something, then make sure you’re doing it. But have the grace to admit when someone can do the job better than you.   Sometimes all we need is someone to vent our issues to. By the simple act of verbalising them, we can often see the solutions before us.    Mentors aren’t just useful on an advisory basis. They can often provide pathways and solutions through their own networks that are unavailable to us.   Personal branding is key to letting your customers know the “why” over the “what”. If you’re the face of your venture, and if your values and core principles are visible, then people will find it easier to identify those values with your product.   BEST MOMENTS ‘My wife will call me a degenerate entrepreneur’ ‘I focused too much on my mission and not enough on my technology’ ‘Me not having experience is a benefit here’ ‘If I go in, I’m all in’ ‘I never want to take my eyes off the prize’ ‘I want to be the dumbest guy in the room’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Nick’s Twitter Scale Up Your Business Podcast  www.nickcbradley.com Jeff Fenster LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jfenster/ Everbowl - http://www.everbowl.com Jeff Fenster Instagram - www.instagram.com/fensterjeff connect@jefffenster.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   https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
02/04/2058m 50s

Entrepreneur In Focus: Jeff Fenster From Everbowl

Jeff Fenster defines what it means to be a serial entrepreneur. Over the course of his entrepreneurial journey, he’s created and energised multiple business ventures in numerous diverse fields, from payroll to hospitality, and has achieved staggering success by sticking to his two core principles: to make friends and have fun. With his clear vision, an abundance of energy and his healthy perspective on team-building and developing a creative culture, Jeff has marked out a disruptive path to success, and in today’s show, he talks about his inspiring outlook on business, and how you can harness his attitude for yourself.   KEY TAKEAWAYS   Jeff began in law school, and aspired to be a sports agent, but the birth of his daughter, and the sudden realisation of the importance of family, caused him to pivot and re-evaluate his position.   Jeff’s two principles are making friends and having fun. These are mantras he’s stuck to since the beginning of his journey, and they’ve allowed him to achieve a high level of client retention, and a wealth of quality referrals.   Experience is the most overrated prerequisite to starting a company. An interesting statistic is that nine out of ten restaurants fail. Jeff chose to use this as proof that experience in an industry can still result in failure 90% of the time.   The approach is simple: Jeff is highly skilled at business, and enters industries using his ‘making friends and having fun’ principles in order to surround himself with experts who want to get behind the vision. It’s a disruptive method, but has resulted in remarkable success.   If you love what you do, and you’re passionate about it, then you’ll always find success eventually. Your passion will keep you coming back, and those who work hard will always get there.   Whatever scale or stage that you’re at, it’s vital to recognise the position you need to take in the business. The person who starts a business isn’t necessarily the person who should scale it.   Vertical integration is a concept that Jeff has embraced in all of his ventures. It is the method of adding value in order to make his client base happier, and hopefully induce them to invest more.   The definition of scale-up is to build teams and build culture. The first step is to lose the ego. If you’re the best at something, then make sure you’re doing it. But have the grace to admit when someone can do the job better than you.   Sometimes all we need is someone to vent our issues to. By the simple act of verbalising them, we can often see the solutions before us.    Mentors aren’t just useful on an advisory basis. They can often provide pathways and solutions through their own networks that are unavailable to us.   Personal branding is key to letting your customers know the “why” over the “what”. If you’re the face of your venture, and if your values and core principles are visible, then people will find it easier to identify those values with your product.   BEST MOMENTS   ‘My wife will call me a degenerate entrepreneur’ ‘I focused too much on my mission and not enough on my technology’ ‘Me not having experience is a benefit here’ ‘If I go in, I’m all in’ ‘I never want to take my eyes off the prize’ ‘I want to be the dumbest guy in the room’   VALUABLE RESOURCES   Nick’s Twitter Scale Up Your Business Podcast  www.nickcbradley.com Jeff Fenster LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jfenster/ Everbowl - http://www.everbowl.com Jeff Fenster Instagram - www.instagram.com/fensterjeff connect@jefffenster.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 https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global
01/04/201h 2m

How To Survive & Thrive During Uncertainty

With world events taking a sudden and drastic turn towards the uncertain, many business owners are justifiably anxious about their future. Despite the darkness of the moment, there are always opportunities to be had. It’s all about changing your mind-set, reflecting on the decisions we’ve made in the past, and powering through towards solutions that are definitely out there to be had. Now is the time to put measures into place so that when things inevitably improve, you can slingshot your way to an even more successful future. In this very special episode, Nick provides some practical, positive tips for doing just that. KEY TAKEAWAYS When the world is turned upside down, and we find ourselves in difficulties, it might be because we haven’t anticipated the worst. If nothing else positive comes out of this, then it might make us understand that effective contingency planning should be an essential part of any business. Everyone will get through this. This is the most important thing to remember. This will pass. You will recover and the world will return to normal. If anything, we’ll be a little wiser. Cash is king- This is a time for reviewing budgets and adjusting cashflow. Make easy cuts everywhere, and focus on achieving clarity around your budgets. Reset your goals- Re-examine your goals and plans for the year ahead. Things like travel will be near to impossible, but instead of letting those plans linger and create a cloud of negativity, best to nip them in the bud now. It’s okay to pivot! It’s also okay to realise that the reality going forward might be different. Double down on yourroutine - Diet, exercise, reading, absorbing information and culture, meditation and even getting out there for a walk can help you to keep your day in shape, as well as your mental and physical wellbeing. Fill your calendar- Use your time creatively and productively. Take a step back from social media and the news, as it can turn any positives into negatives, and the world needs positives right now. Put some tasks and goals onto that calendar and get excited about achieving them! Practice gratitude- Focus on the good things you have: health, family and relationships. If you’re looking back at what you had, you can’t be present for the opportunities of today. What are the positives in this?- There’s always something positive about any situation. Perhaps it’s more time with your kids? Perhaps it’s giving you the opportunity to work on something you’ve been wanting to devote yourself to for year, but have never had the time? It’s okay to feel uncertain- Believe it or not, the power to remain in a state of uncertainty is a tool that allows the bravest of us to win. Be a leader- This is a time for leadership, whether it’s at work or in your home. People need strength, and someone to aspire to.  See things for how they really are- The future is bright. You need to plan for that. This is a blip. People will travel again, and go to events again. Perhaps this is the time you should be looking at business models that could supplement the world as it is now? Provide more value- Your clients need to see how valuable you can be. Look for the ways in which you can help, and which can add value to the people in your life.   BEST MOMENTS ’There are opportunities even when things are really, really challenging’ ‘I always say live to 50% of your means’ ‘What I am focussed on is helping people’ ’Expect the best but plan for the worst’ ‘Double down on the things that are going to give you value’ ‘Gratitude is the antidote to fear’   VALUABLE RESOURCES Nick’s Twitter Scale Up Your Business Podcast  www.nickcbradley.com The Five-Minute Journal App - https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/five-minute-journal/id1062945251 (iOS) - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intelligentchange.fiveminutejournal&hl=en_GB (Android)   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 https://twitter.com/nickcbradley nick@fielding.global www.fielding.global See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26/03/2025m 4s