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Date: 01/10/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    When you think of accountancy and accountants themselves, I wonder what comes to mind? The sweeping generalisation is that it’s pretty boring. Rooms full of ledgers and nothing but columns and columns of numbers and discussions about credits and debits. Well, I want to introduce you to Karen Lowen from Turl & Co because she is going to help change that view. She loves being a tax accountant and she makes it fun. In this episode… Read More
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Date: 01/10/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    Ania Naughton was living the life in Sydney, Australia. She had a successful career in graphic design & marketing, working with some of the biggest brands in the world - but, unlike many of our other guests who have come to the realisation that they can do the job better than the company their working for so go out on their own’ Ania was told this by a former boss! So - she returned to the… Read More
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Date: 01/10/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
It can be tempting to offer shares in your company to finance its growth. These days, there are plenty of investors chasing promising new companies and, in today’s tight labour market, employees are getting more brazen in their demands for equity-based compensation. However, using equity as a form of currency dilutes your position and may not be necessary with a pinch of creativity. How David Hauser Bootstrapped His Way To a 9-Figure Exit David Hauser has been an entrepreneur for… Read More
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Date: 24/09/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
    NEW EPISODE……    What is at the center 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… Read More
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Date: 24/09/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    For most of us, if you mention Turkey - we immediately think of either a holiday destination - or Christmas Dinner! However, for Ian Burnett, it meant business opportunity, because that was his destination after he had been working in the corporate world for some time. He ended up spending several years out there, eventually coming back to the UK, whilst retaining an online presence in Turkey, to re-enter corporate life. As you’ll hear in Ian’s… Read More
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Date: 24/09/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    Banking has always been a part of Ian Priest’s life. Given the option of banking, accountancy or street sweeping upon leaving school; he went into banking. However, it took him 31 years before he decided to leave working for the big banks, and to go out on his own and join the Independent Banking Consultancy back in 2011. In this episode of ScaleUp Radio, Kevin Brent talks to Ian Priest from the Independent Banking Consultancy. Ian… Read More
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Date: 24/09/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    Nick Bradley’s scale up story starts with his father. It was his Dad who took him onto construction sites as a youngster, and it was this exposure to the atmosphere, the culture, the legacy, the teamwork, that put Nick on the path to owning his own construction company. The final step for Nick to starting Quantum Construction Consultants was one that we’ve heard a few times during this podcast; he was working for a larger company… Read More
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Date: 02/08/2019 | By: Kevin Brent
  NEW EPISODE……    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.… Read More
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Date: 02/08/2019 | By: David Lynes
Hot on the heels of securing significant investment from venture capital firm Midven, Redditch-based software company Unique IQ has enjoyed rapid expansion, welcoming eleven new members to the team since the start of 2019. The new hires strengthen Unique IQ’s capabilities across all areas of the business, with bolstered development and customer service teams, a bigger sales division, newly-formed marketing team, and additional resource in business management and finance. Amongst the new starters, three senior developers join the product team; Richard… Read More