Confessions of a Business Owner Podcast

Confessions of a Business Owner Podcast

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Hosted by Charley Valher and Kim Barrett, founders of The Association, these chivalrous gentlemen hold nothing back as they give a first-hand experience of how they do business. In each episode, you get to be a fly on the wall as the boys confess what’s really happening in their businesses. The highs, the lows and everything in-between!
EP:060 How Do You Know What To Do Next: From Being Reactive to Proactive Business Owners
Nov 12 • 29 min
With all the hustle and bustle of running a business, people sometimes lose track of their plans as they become too busy with handling day-to-day affairs. Charley and Kim, co-hosts of Confessions of a Business Owner, talk about why being a reactive…
EP:059 From a Corporate Day Job to Entrepreneurship with Paul Higgins
Nov 5 • 32 min
The corporate life can become monotonous after years of working a 9-to-5 job. For many people, entrepreneurship can provide them with a greater variety of experiences, but it also comes with its own challenges. Higgins, the founder of Build Live Give,…
EP:058 How itGenius founder Peter Moriarty acquired his biggest competitor in just 48 hours
Oct 29 • 45 min
Competition can be very intense in the IT industry, but there are effective ways to use competition to your advantage. Peter, the founder of the technology consultancy itGenius, discusses how he was able to use data analysis and some quick thinking to…
EP:057 Charley Turning 30: Lessons Learned In His 20’s
Oct 22 • 38 min
Business people hitting their 30s can learn a lot from reflecting on their experiences in their 20s. Charley, a serial entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia, talks about what he learned about dealing with failure, managing professional relationships,…
EP:056 Extensive Community-Based Learning Through Mastermind Meetings with Ronan Leonard
Oct 15 • 29 min
The Internet has enabled unparalleled social connectivity, allowing people from different continents to communicate in real-time with each other. Ronan, the founder of Eccountability, talks about how this technology can be used to apply extensive…
EP:055 The Love Hate Relationship In Building a Team and Growing a Business with Barry Magliarditi
Oct 8 • 32 min
Well-performing teams comprise the soul of any business, but that doesn’t mean that working in teams will always be easy. Barry, the founder of The Game Changers, shares his experiences in building and working with teams, as well as how to navigate the…
EP: 054 The Most Important Tech Tools for Business Owners with Amy Keys
Oct 1 • 26 min
Amy Keys walks us through some of the most popular tech tools in the business world today, and how properly leveraging their functions can dramatically increase your workplace productivity. Get to know more about how virtual CTO services work in this…
EP: 053 Build Your Business to Fit Your LIFESTYLE, Not the Other Way Around with Leticia Campbell
Sep 24 • 27 min
Leticia Cambell, founder of Women’s Success Domination and Campbell Success Network, gives us a look into the life of a full-time mom AND businesswoman, and how she has created a career and lifestyle that balances both roles, alongside her goal of…
EP:052 VALUE Yourself and Your Business with Sam Lees
Sep 19 • 32 min
Sam Lees of Auxano Marketing tells us about her first few years as an entrepreneur and how this brought forth one of her best life lessons: why valuing herself, her skills, and the services her business provides is CRUCIAL to her and her company’s growth.…
EP:051 EFFECTIVENESS over Efficiency
Sep 17 • 29 min
Getting the most out of our time is one of the most vital skills any business owner can have. There are many factors surrounding this, but what truly determines how well you can maximise the time you have is EFFECTIVENESS. That is, determining if what…
EP: 050 The Ultimate 48 Hour Author with Natasa Denman
Sep 12 • 52 min
Natasa Denman, the mastermind behind the 48 Hour Author System, gives us some excellent nuggets of wisdom in this episode, from how establishing strong personal connections still creates the best impact for your business growth, to all her best and worst…
EP:049 The Theory of Constraints— Working Out The Kinks in Your Business
Sep 10 • 30 min
If you’re experiencing or finding limitations in certain parts of your business, this episode may be for you. In this episode, Kim and Charley will walk you through the Theory of Constraints as popularised by Eli Goldratt, and how it applies to…
EP:048 The Five Levels of Leadership with Travis Jones
Sep 5 • 60 min
Many business owners have a certain idea of what Leadership entails, but a lot of us have found ourselves stuck in some level of it for quite a while, somehow not able to progress and grow our company along with ourselves. In this episode, Travis Jones of…
EP047: Our Best Referral Strategies and How YOU Can Emulate Them For Your Business
Sep 3 • 32 min
Digital marketing can be a powerful machine for lead-generation, but algorithms and policies are ever-changing, and they can get very expensive. For Kim and Charley, smart business strategies should always include a very organic foundation— REFERRALS.…
EP046: Building a Thriving Digital Marketing Agency with Ilana Wechsler
Aug 29 • 34 min
Coming from a 10-year career as a data analyst, Ilana Wechsler was the perfect candidate for starting a Pay-Per-Click/digital marketing agency. She started with one account that she completely rebuilt and turned into a thriving lead-generation machine,…
EP045: YOU are the Biggest Problem in Your Business
Aug 27 • 23 min
Many business owners hit a certain peak in their growth and find themselves staying there, with no progress in sight. One can blame it on their staff, on their framework, on their clients, or on the business itself, but what if the problems in a different…
EP044 The 7 Levers of Business with Pete Williams
Aug 22 • 28 min
How do you get on the fast track to business growth? In this episode, Pete Williams gives us a very clear-cut strategy through the 7 Levers of Business and the Compound Effect— two excellent frameworks that are discussed further in his book, Cadence: A…
EP:043 Are You Running an Adult Day Care Centre?
Aug 20 • 30 min
Many business owners unwittingly find themselves neck-deep in an “adult day care centre”— where they spend eight hours a day attending to their staff instead of growing their business. How do you get out of this rut? Kim and Charley talk about their…
EP:042 How Matt Jones Built The Site Shed by Targeting the Tradie Market
Aug 15 • 52 min
Matt Jones went from working in the tradie industry to heading his own marketing and web development business catering to tradies all over Australia. In this episode, he tells us how he used his experiences and specialisation to build one of the best…
EP:041 “Five Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started My Business” with Linh Podetti
Aug 12 • 26 min
Linh Podetti, outsourcing specialist and recruitment extraordinaire, shares with us her best realizations as an experienced business owner— 5 things that would definitely help anyone starting out their own ventures or going through their first few years…
EP:040 Why Money Alone is Not What You Should be After
Aug 8 • 48 min
Why does Martin Ebongue consider Peace of Mind as ten times more valuable than money and time? Learn from the International Man of Mystery how to get out of your business and let the business run without you. Mentioned in Podcast: Find Your Why: A…
EP:039 The Consequences of Running a Business While Ignoring Risk (Part 2 on Risk)
Aug 6 • 18 min
In Part 2 of our series on Risk, Kim and Charley discuss how to deal with it, as well as some very effective counters that work with different types of business risk. To learn more about The Association, go here: https://founders.theassociation.club/apply
EP:038 The Secret Behind Successfully Engaging Communities with Diana Tower (Part 3)
Aug 1 • 56 min
In the last episode of our 3-part interview with Diana Tower, she talks about engaging with communities as a member: the strategies for getting maximum value, successfully networking, and establishing lasting relationships that go beyond online…
EP:37 The Consequences of Running a Business While Ignoring Risk (Part 1 on Risk)
Jul 30 • 23 min
Kim and Charley talk about the consequences of starting a business without taking into account the five different types of risk you most commonly encounter, along with some cringe-worthy real-life scenarios that drive the point home. To learn more about…
EP:036 The Secret Behind Engaging Communities with Diana Tower (Part 2)
Jul 25 • 69 min
Diana confesses her biggest fears and the challenges she faced while building her business, from wondering if she was “good enough” to finding just exactly how much the value of her expertise can be, with the right client. Grab your FREE downloads pack…
EP:035 There’s Riches in Niches (Part 2)
Jul 23 • 19 min
HOW do you find your niche? Kim and Charley discuss different, valuable steps in finding your area of expertise and transforming it into a profitable, sustainable business niche. Check out The Funnel Division here: https://30.thefunneldivision.com/ To…
EP:034 The Secret Behind Engaging Communities with Diana Tower (Part 1)
Jul 18 • 61 min
Diana and Charley discuss the strategies behind successful community building and management, the Dos and Don’ts of managing communities, and the secrets that help you create and maintain engagement. Grab your FREE downloads pack from Diana Tower here:…
EP:033 There’s Riches in Niches (Part 1)
Jul 16 • 22 min
Kim and Charley talk about the importance of having a niche, why it increases your expertise as well as the quality of service you provide to clients, and other benefits of focusing on ONE particular field of business. Download your free There’s Riches in…
EP:032 - Ben Simkin Confesses the Secret to Winning Facebook Ads “Emotions”
Jul 11 • 59 min
Ben Simkin Confesses the Secret to Winning Facebook Ads “Emotions” To learn more about the association, go here:https://founders.theassociation.club/apply
EP:031 Boost Your Business With a Mid-Year Check-In
Jul 9 • 26 min
Kim and Charley discuss what has and has not worked in the first half of 2018 as well as what they plan to do differently in the next 6 months. Download a worksheet to help you with your mid-year check-in:https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep031
EP:030 The Ugly Truth About Saying Yes to Everything
Jul 4 • 43 min
Den Lennie spent 3 years working by himself — stupidly saying yes to everything — until he realised that he was the bottleneck and problem. Den now gets support from The Association and you can too! Check out everything The Association offers including…
EP:029 If You Don’t Create Leverage Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later
Jul 2 • 38 min
Kim and Charley discuss 5 ways you can use leverage to give you more freedom in your business. Get your free download “5 Ways to Turn Leverage into Freedom” here:https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep029
EP:028 - When Your Business Destroys Your Life
Jun 27 • 41 min
Find out how Tristan Wright recovered from sticking his head in the sand and a 6-figure debt to successfully selling the business for a profit. To learn more about the association, go here:https://founders.theassociation.club/apply
EP:027 Why Working Too Many Hours is Ruining Your Business
Jun 25 • 47 min
Charley and Kim confess how going all-in and working too much in your business can create an unhealthy, imbalanced life and actually ruin your business. Go here to download “3 Steps to Rescue Your Time”: https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep027
EP:026 - Growth Hacking Your Way Through 7 Figures With Jared Codling
Jun 20 • 55 min
Find out some of the struggles Jared had in growth hacking his businesses and how he missed out on an extra million dollars. Email us at support@charleyvalher.com for information on DollarBizClub.com. To learn more about the association, go…
EP:025 - Are Messenger Bots the Next Big Thing?
Jun 18 • 36 min
We think so and in this episode, Kim and Charley share their top 3 ways to use messenger bots. Be sure to get your free download “Top 3 Ways to Use Messenger Bots” here:https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep025/
EP:024 - From living in his gym to 12 million in revenue with Travis Jones
Jun 13 • 62 min
Travis holds nothing back as he confesses what it was really like in his first 12 months of business. At one point he was living in his gym with his dog, Hercules, and has gone on to take RBT gyms to 12 million in revenue and 21 locations. To learn more…
EP:023 Flying Blind - Why Every Business Owner Needs a Dashboard
Jun 11 • 39 min
Would you ever drive a car without a dashboard? How would you know how fast you were going? Or if you needed gas? Kim and Charley discuss 7 things you need to track on your first dashboard. Be sure to grab your free download “7 Things You Need to Track on…
EP:022 - Mikael Dia confesses how his million dollar agency was destroying his life
Jun 4 • 66 min
A nightmare vacation in San Diego led Mikael to shut down his marketing agency that was doing over a million dollars a year. This ultimately lead to what he does today with his software company, Funnelytics.
EP:021 Is your business model broken?
May 28 • 38 min
In this episode, Kim and Charley discuss how many business models are broken in today’s environment and why what worked yesterday doesn’t guarantee it will work today. To watch the full episode, go here:https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep021/ To…
EP:020 - Why you should close down your business
May 21 • 44 min
In this episode, Kim and Charley discuss why you should stop wasting your time and do the thing you wanna do. To watch the full episode, go here:https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net/ep020/ To learn more about the association, go…
EP:019 - How to build strong business relationships
May 14 • 34 min
Kim and Charley share their top tips for building strong business relationships. To learn more about The Association, go here:http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:018 - Reviewing the 1st Quarter of 2018
May 7 • 40 min
Kim and Charley talk about what worked and didn’t work for them in the first quarter of 2018. To learn more about The Association, go here:http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:017 Profit is Theory. Cash is Fact.
Apr 30 • 48 min
Kim and Charley confess their biggest lessons when it comes to pricing and cash flow. as well as discuss up to date strategies on how to improve pricing and cash flow in business. To learn more about The Association, go…
EP:016 - The Business Sandwich Formula
Apr 23 • 54 min
Charley and Kim discuss what’s working in their businesses with The Business Sandwich Formula — the good, the bad, and what they are both looking forward to. To learn more about the association, go here: http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:015 - Hanalei Swan confesses her biggest sin in business
Apr 16 • 23 min
Join us this week for 10-year-old Hanalei Swan’s confession. She’s learned from a mistake that many business owners still struggle with today. To see if you are cool enough to be in the association, go here:http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:014 - What Would You Do If You Had To Start Over Again?
Apr 9 • 48 min
Kim and Charley discuss what they would do in business if they had to start all over again with their skills and knowledge. To see if you are cool enough to be in the association, go here:http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:013 - Why in-person events are so important for your business
Apr 2 • 33 min
Charley and Kim discuss the amazing benefits of attending live events for your business. To see if you are cool enough to be in the association, go here:http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:012 - James Farren’s Biggest Mistake in Business
Mar 26 • 39 min
James Farren from Revenue Labs confesses his biggest mistake in business.
EP:011 Rhonda and Brian Swan Confess
Mar 18 • 43 min
This is the 1st guest episode of Confessions of a Business Owner with Brian and Rhonda Swan. Watch previous episodes and check out our new website here: https://confessionsofabusinessowner.net See if you are cool enough to be in The Association here:…
EP:010 - Update On The Year So Far
Mar 5 • 37 min
In this week’s episode, Kim and Charley confess and talk about their progress in 2018. Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:009 - Books That Changed My Life
Feb 26 • 43 min
Books That Change My Life In this week’s episode, Kim and Charley confess which books have / had the biggest impact on their lives and business Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:008 - What I Would Do If I Were You?
Feb 12 • 42 min
In this week’s episode Kim and Charley swap shoes and tell each other what they will do if the were the CEO of each others business Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:007 - The Business Sandwich Formula
Jan 31 • 38 min
In this week’s episode Kim and Charley confess: - The business sandwich formula - The “game-changing tool” for 2018 (loom) - Kim speaks about how he is documenting his systems and systemising his business - Charley talks about some recent wins with…
EP:006 - What We Will Be Doing Differently in 2018
Jan 18 • 46 min
In this week’s episode, Kim and Charley discuss what they will be doing differently in 2018 Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:005 Biggest Lessons From 2017
Jan 3 • 43 min
In this weeks episode Kim and Charley confess about the biggest lessons from 2017 in their businesses: - How to make better decisions - Not Settling for average - Putting a focus on the numbers Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind…
EP:004 Are We Putting Enough Effort into Finding Good People?
Jan 3 • 37 min
In this weeks episode Kim and Charley confess: - How much effort does Facebook put into hiring - Stopping “US” from being the bottle neck in our business Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:003 Lord Kim Barrett
Jan 3 • 49 min
In this weeks episode Kim and Charley confess: - Why Kim became a “Lord” - What to do when staff quit - Getting the most out of Join Ventures Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now
EP:002 She Quit while I Was Traveling
Jan 3 • 42 min
In this weeks episode Kim and Charley confess: - Handling stress in your business - The Dream of buying, building and selling a business - Hanging out with people who are striving to be the best Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind…
EP:001 Sometimes You Have To Start Over
Dec 28, 2017 • 38 min
In this weeks episode Kim and Charley confess: - The Purpose of this podcast - Why starting over is sometimes best - Holding High Standards Learn more about “The Association” Mastermind http://founders.theassociation.club/join-now