You want to launch a business but where do you start? In this episode Kai Angelet of Can You Handle It Tours shares his story of starting an international tour business from nothing. I met Kai ion one of his tours in Berlin, and after hearing his story I had to share it with you. This is grass roots entrepreneurship at it’s best!
You have decided that you want to make something happen. You have decided which idea to go for, but now you are feeling overwhelmed! There is so much to do, can you do it all? You start to doubt yourself and your idea! This is part of the entrepreneurial journey. You are not alone! We all go through it.
When you start a small business what roles do you take on? Co-founder, head of sales, marketing, finances, HR, and all this whilst still looking after the family, doing home schooling in lock down, and maybe even a full time job! How do you stay on top of all this? In this episode Alan meets David Allen the author of Getting Things Done, and has a small fan boy melt down as they discuss making progress and lazy productivity.
The paradox of choice is a huge problem for creative entrepreneurs. How many ideas for businesses do you have? Where do you start? How do you make progress? Simon, Katie, and Alan work with Digital Artist Jaymie Dylan to work out where to start with her project.
How do you spend your days? What percentage of your time do you think is spent in productive activity? In this episode Robert Peake from Next Action Associates coaches Simon, co-founder of Rebel Business School, on the tools for stress-free productivity.
Where do you start with your business ideas? Digital Artist Jaymie is so creative and overwhelmed with ideas that we don’t know where to start! In this episode Katie Coombes and Alan work with Jaymie to identify the starting point and how to get going.
Does multi-tasking exist? Can you get more done by doing it? In this episode Dave Crenshaw, author of the Myth of Multi-tasking, explores the biggest challenges facing new entrepreneurs, how to overcome them, deal with the overwhelm, and make more progress with your business.
You are thinking of going full time on your side-hustle?Â What do you need in place? This episode Alan works with Christina to prepare to leave her employment and go full time on her business.Â This is where the magic really starts to begin building! We talk smoothing income, things that could go wrong, and being your own supervisor.Â
Is it time or energy that is the limiting factor in your life? So many people tell me that it is time that stops them from starting a business. But then they return home from work exhausted, slump on the couch, and watch Netflix because they just don’t have the energy to do anything. How good is your energy? In this episode I talk to Tanessa Shears about increasing energy and feeling better throughout the day. What else do you have other than energy and time?
What’s it like quitting your job to go full time on your side hustle? How does it feel? In this episode we get to talk to Christina as she has just quit her job to go full time on her own business Fresh Print Media, and to work to build her dream life!
How do you know your mini-experiment worked? You have sold some things, you have some hope, but is it enough to keep going? Following on from Episode 24 of Season 1, we talk to Keith Hunt again about his restaurant’s mini-experiment and whether or not he’ll be doing it again! This episode will help you work out if you want to continue your side hustle!
How comfortable are you cold calling people? Sending out cold email? How much of your time do you spend selling, marketing, and growing your business? Sales are the underlying activity that will build your business, and it is something that you need to get comfortable with if you are growing a small business!