Tools to Grow is for anyone who wants to GROW their business.
I’m speaking to some of the most inspirational founders in my network, helping you to discover the marketing and mindset tools to grow and scale, all in one easily digestible podcast.
The entrepreneurs and coaches I interview here are all experts in their fields. Many know just what it takes to launch and scale a business from their spare room. They’re going to share their unique approaches which have taken them from starting out to smashing it.
And along the way, we’re going to cover essential digital marketing tools and techniques to selling online.
Whether you have an existing business and want to grow ? or you’re keen to ditch the 9 to 5 and launch ? this podcast is not to be missed. So, grab a coffee or pull on your walking boots and plug in!
EPISODE 1: HOW TO UNBLOCK YOUR BUSINESS DREAM
Welcome to the first ever episode of Tools To Grow!
I’m thrilled to interview Debbie Clarke, aka Debbie Dooodah, a 7 times award-winning business coach from the UK. She has been featured in Forbes magazine for her approach to business and in 2020 was the UK’s Digital Woman of the Year.
In this episode, Debbie reveals the strategies she uses with clients to unblock their business dreams.
She also documents her own business journey from being a ‘broke single mum’ and cancer survivor, to overcoming imposter syndrome to becoming an award-winning coach.
Today, Debbie hosts a private mastermind and has coached hundreds of entrepreneurs. She also runs women-in-business network called the Blue Stockings Society which has 2000 members. She has also recently launched a social enterprise supporting women on low incomes to build their dream businesses.
Discover what the number one skill is that Debbie says we all need to develop, plus ways to tackle self-doubt and grow in business confidence. Inspirational stuff.
EPISODE 2: HOW TO APPROACH YOUR GOALS WITH A CAN-DO ATTITUDE, WITH GEMMA WHATES
I have another awesome podcast episode for you! I’m speaking to Gemma Whates, award-winning founder who launched All by Mama.
Despite not having a background in ecomm, Gemma created the ‘world’s first ever marketplace supporting mums in business’. It’s a marketplace that’s seen hundreds of businesses grow through its membership and platform.
It all came a vision Gemma had when she was a young mum of enabling other women to earn a living whilst raising a family. This is someone who dreams BIG and pulls it off!
In the episode, you’ll discover:
- why Gemma believes experience is the best teacher
- tips to apply a Can-Do approach
- inspiration for thinking BIG
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EPISODE 3: HOW TO TURN YOUR PASSION INTO PROFIT, WITH SALIM AHMED
Ever wanted to turn your passion or sideline into a business? If so, this episode is for you!
My guest made the HUGE switch from working in the corporate world to starting a business based around his love of swimming.
His swim club has now been featured in the Times, the Telegraph and Elle magazine. Salim Ahmed takes his clients on swim treks in iconic locations abroad and to wild locations and upmarket hotels in the UK. He’s coached elite athletes – including Olympians! – and has been the swim coach on feature films, including the Rob Brydon comedy, Swimming with Men.
Before becoming one of the most notable swim coaches in the country, Salim was a businessman and marketer but felt he was missing “proper serious purpose in his life”.
Today, you’ll learn how he managed to leave his historic career of 25 years to bring his business dream to life.
Salim reveals how you can launch and scale a business which has your lifelong passion at its core (slowly and measuring the risks!). You’ll also learn:
- The essential marketing channels you need to launch
- How to tackle imposter syndrome
- Key elements to personal branding when you start a business based around you
EPISODE 4: HOW TO WIN AT BUSINESS BY FINDING CUSTOMERS WHO LOVE WHAT YOU DO, WITH IAN JONES
This episode features a REMARKABLE STORY. Discover how Ian Jones, developed an award winning farm to fork food business…
While working as a travel consultant, Ian had a bold vision of creating a working farm from scratch.
Starting with just a few pigs and some contacts, scaling took time. He learnt the ropes of farming, juggled his existing career, made food deliveries by hand, and spent weekends selling at food stands.
Now within just 4 years he’s won national contracts, developed a huge customer base, employed 28 people and won a British Empire Medal award for helping other businesses in lockdown.
Grab a pencil! This episode is packed with learnings for small business owners as Ian shares his marketing insights…
- How to grow by finding customers who are passionate about what you do
- Why an email list is vital
- How a personal network can be so powerful
- How, ultimately, to roll out a vision and scale