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Date: 15/05/2019 | By: Kevin Brent

Last Updated 19/05/2020

If you aspire to ScaleUp your business then this is the podcast for you.  Listen in as we uncover key lessons and experiences from business owners just like you as they ScaleUp their businesses

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Over the past 12 months, Kevin Brent has interviewed numerous business owners about their own scale up journey, hearing about the challenges that they have faced – and the lessons that they have learned.

 

Within almost all of those interviews, the question ‘What advice would you give…?’ has come up, so we thought that it would be nice to compile all of those little nuggets of great business advice into one episode.

 

Here’s an introduction from Kevin to explain more about ScaleUp Radio and what it is about: 

 

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The goal of the show is to share successes, mistakes and learning experiences from people who are closer to where you want to be. These are successful business owners at a level you can relate to.

 

They’re on the ground, dealing with the day-to-day challenges of running a business, including managing staff and handling cash flow.

 

They’ve been where you are and they’re going through the same business ups and downs as you. We select people who have valuable lessons to share. With luck, they’ll help you avoid the mistakes they’ve made as well as learn from their wins. If you can take on board what’s working in another business and apply it to yours, it can be a very useful shortcut.

 

The format: One key business area and three different perspectives

 

There are four areas you need to get right when you’re scaling up:

 

  • Strategy – A truly differentiated strategy and scalable business model
  • People – Attracting, hiring and retaining the right people
  • Execution – Getting the right people to ruthlessly and religiously execute the strategy
  • Cash – Ensuring great cash management along the way.

 

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Listening and learning is good, but it’s implementing that will lead to you scaling up. It’ll help make sure you’ve got the right foundations in place to grow.

 

 

Previous Episodes:

 

  • If you’re business isn’t growing, it’s just going backwards Neil Lloyd – FBC Manby Bowdler

 

  • Being In Sales Is Like Being In Sport – It’s All About The Desire To Win! Luke Rawlins – S2 MPS

 

  • Cash & Profitability Panel – Kevin Brent talks with two business owners who bring their own unique take, along with their experiences and lessons learned, about cash and it’s relationships with their business.

We hear from: Helen Bower, Adder Bookkeeping and Matthew Jackson – Jackson Family Funeral Directors

 

  • When you’re starting out – Knock on a lot of doors and kiss a lot of frogs! Dave Perrigo – Perrigo Consultants

 

  • I’m A Big Believer In Cross-Skilling! Kim Routley – Diamond Branded

 

  • It’s More About Personality & Skills, Than Qualifications. James Halstead – Freetime Care

 

  • Work On The Business & Your Goals Will Take Care Of Themselves. Will Copley – Armstrong Bell

  • 3 Year Plan Panel – If you’ve listened to ScaleUp Radio for any length of time, you’ll know that one of the big things you need to do as a business owner is plan. Whether it’s planning for growth, or planning your lead generation, or planning your hiring process – planning is key.
  •  – Peter Roper from Family Business Practice
  •  – Giovanni Finocchio from Midven
  •  – Kul Sanghera from Worcestershire Business Central

  • My Hobby That Turned Into My Business.  Sam Bailey – SL Shop

 

  • Behave Like The Business You Want To Be.  Hannah Haffield – Make More Noise PR.

 

Scaling Up Panel.  In this episode of Scale Up Radio we’re going to do something a little different. Normally we would look at one aspect of scaling up your business, whether it’s growth or lead generation or the hiring process. However, we’re going to take a broader view this time – and talk about scaling up as a whole.

 

  • Make Sure To Keep Asking ‘Why?’  David Lynes – Unique IQ

  • Rosie Henderson from Business & Innovation Magazine
  • We’re In It For The Long Haul. Himmat Rai from Sentinel Safety Solutions

 

  • Lots and Lots and LOTS of Business Advice! Over the past 6 months, Kevin Brent has interviewed numerous business owners about their own scale up journey, hearing about the challenges that they have faced – and the lessons that they have learned.

 

  • Make Sure To Keep Asking ‘Why?’  David Lynes – Unique IQ

  • I Didn’t Know The First Thing About Running A Business – But I Do Now! Paul Rhodes – Green Gorilla Software

 

What is at the centre of your business?  What is at the centre of your business? I don’t mean physically, I mean the core values and the core purpose of your company – what is it? Do you know it? Have you even thought about it? Your core values and core purpose should be the foundations of your business. They should drive everything that you do, the direction of the company, the aims, the customer focus – all of it is built around your core values and core purpose.

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

  • Everyone Should Have Fun.  Ania Naughton – The Magic Tractor 

  • Tax Accounting is Terrific Fun.  Karen Lowen – Turl & Co Accountants 

  • It’s All Very Herlig!  Vanessa Anderson & Anita Marles – Herlig Marles

 

 

The right person for the job – Hiring Process Discussion – You will have all heard, and possibly used, the phrase ‘the right person for the job’ at some point in your scale up journey. In this episode, though, we talk about finding that ‘right person’. How do you go about it? What are some of the lessons that we can learn from other businesses. As always, Kevin Brent is joined by three enthusiastic business owners to talk through their experiences with The Hiring Process.

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

  • I’m One of Fifty in My Marketplace.  Ian Burnett – It’s Easy Websites 

  • The Fall & Rise Following The EU Referendum.  Nick Bradley – Quantum CC 

  • A Fluke, A Lawyer and No Research!  Ian Priest – the Independent Banking Consultancy

 

 

Let’s talk about Action Planning – When you first started in business – did you have a plan? Maybe it was a grand master plan that would cover the next 20 years, or maybe you kept the plan short and manageable, just the next six months.  Whatever it looks like, thinking through and capturing a plan is one of the first things that many business experts say you should have.

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

  • It all Started with A Dell 486.  Matt Parsons – Surftech IT

 

  • The Quick Turnaround.  Andy Harper – Set & Match

  • Every Customer Can Be Summer Up In One Word.  Nigel Busby – Incontrol Marketing

 
 
Let’s Talk About Lead Generation – No matter where we are on our scale-up journey, it’s vitally important that we’ve got a reliable source of new clients, of leads coming through the door. Doesn’t matter whether we’re a start-up and we’ve literally just got our logo and we’ve got some stationery or whether we’re quite a large business, but we’re looking to get to that next stage in our scale-up journey.

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

 
May 2019 ScaleUp Radio- Let’s Talk About Roles and Accountabilities in Your Business – When you’re scaling a business, one of the main things that you need to get clear is who does what – roles and accountabilities need to be crystal clear if you are going to be able to scale effectively?

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

 
April 2019 ScaleUp Radio – Let’s Talk About Key Performance Indicators for your business – When it comes to your business, how ‘in touch’ are you with every aspect of it?

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

  • Tim Pearce from Haines Watts Accounting – Click Here
  • Andy Phillips from AP Insurance – Click Here
  • Debbie Mann from Parallel Lines Ltd – Click Here
 
March 2019 ScaleUp Radio – Let’s Talk About Growth – Listen how our panel get to grips with  business growth – how important is it, how does it fit into their businesses?

Listen to the interviews from each of our panel guests individually and hear more about their business journey.

  • Debbie Farr, ISO Quality Services – Click Here
  • John Pooley, John Pooley Consultancy Ltd – Click Here
  • Breda Hadley, Citrus Computing – Click Here

 

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