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Business Growth Secrets
18 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Crush and Make 2022 Your Year
The year 2022 is here and for the past two years, the entire world changed in life and business. In this episode, Adam Stott reflects on the past years and talks about the changes they brought. Adam explains how communication has changed, the challenges businesses face and how to overcome them. He shares his learnings and experience when starting a business during an economic recession and explains how to utilize the new digital world in growing a business. Adam believes that anyone who takes action will crush 2022 and make it their year.
26 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
#AskAdam - Twenty-five Minutes of Business Advice
As entrepreneurs, starting a business can be challenging, and we seek advice from other successful people in order to grow the business. In this episode, Adam Stott focuses on answering the questions from LinkedIn. Adam gives advice to people who are just starting in business. He dives deep into raising business funds, mindset, and business strategies. Listen as he shares his learning and his experience building a successful business.
29 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
Making Fashion Sustainable with Sian Gabbidon
The best feeling for a designer is to see their work worn by other people. Sian is so passionate about her craft that she manages to work full-time while making fashion sustainable. In this episode, Adam Stott and Sian Gabbidon talk about how to start a business, create a premium product without the premium price, do marketing, and grow organically with social media. Sian Gabbidon is the 2018 and first black female winner of the BBC show The Apprentice, winning a £250,000 investment and backing from Lord Sugar in the show’s 14th series. She is the founder of the celebrity favorite loungewear brand Sian Marie with 65K followers. Sian is also a natural and confident public speaker and presenter, having previously worked with numerous clients including Good Morning Britain competition host, National Reality Television Awards host, Urban Music Awards host, The Voice Newspaper columnist, Ford Mustang UK wide introduction, and much more.
32 minutes | Dec 23, 2021
The Focus and Passion for Skating with Alex Murphy
Building a business is like playing your favorite sport. It requires a lot of focus, passion, discipline, and challenges to overcome. Alex has always loved skating, and with her previous experiences with stroke and heart surgery, she has become more appreciative of her life and more passionate about what she does. In this episode, Adam Stott and Alex Murphy discuss how an athlete's challenges, mindset, and attitude can apply to business. Alex Murphy is a professional skater who won Dancing on Ice two consecutive times, went to Disney on Ice, joined the Royal Caribbean cruise, appeared on different TV shows, and took part in the Dutch version of Dancing on Ice. At the age of 24, she suffered from a stroke and went into heart surgery. Now, Alex is building her brand on social media and broadcasting her message through her podcasts.
26 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
#AskAdam - Your Questions about Business Answered!
Questions are essential, especially in growing the business. We ask questions in order to learn more information and use it to build our business. In today’s episode, Adam Stott answers the burning questions from social media asked by business owners and people who want to start a business. Adam is very generous in sharing his knowledge about building and growing a business. He covers everything from business ideas to marketing strategies that build client relationships and emphasizes the importance of giving value to people.
43 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
A Dragon Driven by Life with Sarah Willingham
The ability to combine passion and work is a wonderful feeling. Sarah did this during her twenties when she combined her love of food, drink, and travel with her role in leading the global expansion of Pizza Express and Planet Hollywood. Now she is a proud mother and investor who inspires and motivates entrepreneurs by sharing her learnings. In this episode, Adam Stott and Sarah Willingham talk about business mindset and investment. Sarah Willingham is one of Europe's most well-known female entrepreneurs and investors. In 2021, she launched her first IPO on Nightcap PLC with a mission to become the UK's leading bar group and subsequently acquired 2 market-leading bar groups. Sarah is also a recognized media personality, a judge, and investor on Raymond Blanc's The Restaurant and joined the team of Dragons on the popular BBC 2 TV Show Dragon's Den.
16 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
The Business Roadmap on the Gold Circle
Do you want to change your business for the better? Have you ever thought of using a business roadmap? In this episode, Adam Stott talks about the upcoming Gold Circle meeting. He shared the business roadmap they developed and will introduce it at the event. He discusses some of the 14 steps they are going to teach to build a million-pound business. The Gold Circle strives to help entrepreneurs create and build a thousand seven-figure plus businesses. They are establishing a network and alliance of friendly business owners that support each other's business journey. Goal Circle is for business owners looking to grow and scale a million-pound business or just starting to have that dream.
24 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
The Determination to Build Asset for Life with Jay Munoz
Having the determination to achieve his goals, Jay Munoz left his home in Colombia and went to the UK to learn English and have a master’s degree. He works full-time doing unskilled jobs to fund his study to have a master’s degree at Surrey University. Jay loves building houses and is obsessed with helping people. In this episode, Jay Munoz talks with Adam Stott about the journey of building his life and career in the UK. Jay Munoz is the author of the best-selling book Property Metamorphosis and the Co-Founder and Director of Asset For Life Ltd. an award-winning property investing and training company. He grow in an environment that shaped his work ethic and his love for building. Jay worked on some great projects including The London Underground, Construction of the Wallbrook in London, and more. He used to aim to climb the corporate ladder, but one book changed his view of entrepreneurship. With the help of his business partner Liam, Jay started his own business and now shares his knowledge with people.
16 minutes | Nov 18, 2021
Sneak Peek on the Ultimate Three Day Business Event
What are your mindset and identity when you started a business? Are you a person who wants to try a business idea or are you an entrepreneur that owns a business and wants to grow and succeed? In this episode, Adam Stott walks us through the Ultimate Three-Day Business event that they are running. Adam talks about topics they discuss, the relationship building with other entrepreneurs, and the amazing speakers you’ll meet in the three-day business event. Adam Stott shares the different business growth secrets that help him across his journey to create multimillion-pound businesses in different sectors, his experience from being an ordinary business owner to someone who goes out there to build a business and grow. He also explains the importance of knowing and owning your identity as a business owner and shifting your mindset to success.
24 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Turn Confidence to Success with Mr. Motivator Derrick Evans
Our life has been a sequence of events that are often led by the need to put food on the table. This is what happens to Derrick Evans, he faces challenges in his life before gaining the confidence to achieve success. In this episode, Adam Stott and Derrick Evans talk about how to develop opportunities, build relationships, advertise your business, and establish standards so that people are eager to learn from you. Derrick Evans, better known as Mr. Motivator, is a British fitness instructor born in Jamaica. After appearing on the UK breakfast television show GMTV in 1993, he became well known through his fitness sessions and advice for viewers. Now, he travels the world and continuously releases a number of fitness, workout videos, and talks about life.
50 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
How Selling an Idea is like Selling a Joke with Nicci Take
While being a man in the boardroom is common and being a woman in the boardroom is extraordinary, being a transwoman in the boardroom is what Nicci Take is. Nicci is a master in creating sales presentations and has 25 years of business consultancy experience under her belt. She is an author of 3 books and has a second career as a stand-up comedian. During those years in business, Nicci Take helped over 8000 people win deals and sales by creating show-stopping presentations. Nicci is known as the Corporate Drag Queen who isn’t afraid of being her true self inside and outside of work. In this episode, Nicci Take shares her secrets and tips on how to ace a sales pitch to win more sales for your business.
13 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
How to Turn Social Media into a Business Machine
Spending time on lockdown for the past year got Adam Stott thinking about ways to improve his business machines. As more people call for help about their businesses, Adam, with the help of his marketing team, narrows down the steps in using social media as an effective tool for growing your business.
36 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
Bringing Food into Sports with Omar Meziane
After working 25 years as a professional chef in hotels and restaurants, Omar Meziane got bored of cooking and even thought about quitting. Being considered as a great chef, Omar found his way back and was presented with an opportunity that led to many more. Omar decided to put himself out of his comfort zone and take massive risks as an attempt to achieve success. In this episode, Omar talks with Adam Stott about his journey as a professional elite sports chef, the reasons behind his success. Omar is a professional elite sports chef and entrepreneur whose mission is to inspire personal, positive change through a fusion of great taste and science. Understanding that there is so much more to food after years of working as a chef with the best pro athletes, pop stars, and entrepreneurs, Omar believes that everyone deserves to eat deliciously healthy, performance-focused food that is tweaked to meet their goals and nutritional needs. Driven with passion and wanting to achieve something more, Omar, along with Michael Naylor, decided to conceptualize and launch Tweakd in order to make tailor-made food easily accessible to anyone who wants to build muscle, get lean, fuel their endurance, or even just to stay healthy.
28 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Turning Side Hustles into Full-Time Business with Elizabeth Ogabi
If you believe that a side hustle and passion project can branch out on its own as a full-time business, then this episode is for you. Our guest for this episode is a multi-hyphenated boss lady, Elizabeth Ogabi. She’s a podcast host, entrepreneur, author, business owner and founder of two women-focused businesses: 1) For Working Ladies, a digital platform to support women who want to start their own business, and 2) Leicour, an organisation aimed at helping women progress to leadership positions. She also recently published a book entitled “Side Hustle in Progress'', a simple guide on how to start a business when you don’t have all the time in the world. Elizabeth worked before in a communications agency where she worked with female founders to employ digital communications to build their business. This became something she is fond of doing which eventually became her hobby and then built a content-based online website around it. Tables turned when she was approached to do some branded content and got paid thousands and saw the website’s impact on other people and businesses. And as the saying goes, the rest becomes history.
28 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Questions About Business from Real Entrepreneurs with Coach Ross Temple
In our Birmingham leg of the recently concluded The Business Machine Business Coaching Event, Big Business Events Founder Adam Stott and Big Business Events head coach Ross Temple answered questions from participants who attended the 3-day event. Business owners took turns in asking the hard and real questions that can make or break any business—from turning online advertising into profit, finding the right connections and network, building a business with the right people, and the struggles in ecommerce marketing, to fighting the work slump and going out of your comfort zone. The Business Machine is a 3-day business coaching event exclusively for entrepreneurs and business owners who want to grow their business in their respective fields by getting personal advice, tips, and tricks from business coach Adam Stott and other industry experts.
29 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Conquering The World Through Dancing with Neil Jones
Learning how to dance at an early age, Neil Jones went on to make dancing his career. Determined to become the World Champion, Neil had to persevere and make sacrifices which helped develop his attitude and mentality that later became beneficial to his success. Approaching what others may call the "finish line", Neil managed to cross over a different avenue in dancing and even started a business around his passion. In this episode, Neil talks with Adam Stott about his journey and sacrifices as a professional dancer, his transition to entrepreneurship, and the mentality and attitude he had in navigating his career. Neil is a professional Dancer, choreographer, and multiple World dance championship title holder whose mission is to give a modern, fresher look to Ballroom dancing and teach it in a fun and exciting environment. Being in the industry as early as the age of 3, Neil witnessed how dancing evolved. Fueled to bring a new dance flavor, Neil created the UrbanBallroom where he manages an online dance community and holds dance lessons to students of different ages, backgrounds, and skill levels. Wanting to deliver the latest dance trends, Neil posts videos on different social platforms including Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and TikTok.
43 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
World Class Basics with Ollie Phillips
After retiring as a professional Rugby player and being in the field for 12 years, Ollie Phillips went on to run his own business and worked as a Director of PwC. Transitioning from the sport of Rugby to corporate, Ollie struggled to navigate the new lifestyle for the first couple of years, which eventually made him go through a life-changing switch in mindset. Having the gift of high emotional intelligence and the ability to see others' potentials and weaknesses, Ollie found his passion in challenging people's way of thinking to ultimately improve their mindset and performance. In this episode, Ollie talks with Adam Stott about the correlation between sports and business, the importance of having an optimist mindset, and pushing self boundaries.
37 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
Changing The Way Our Children Eat with Annabel Karmel MBE
After a tragic experience as a mother and going through the difficulties of child feeding, Annabel Karmel MBE found meaning in her life, realizing she wanted to work with children. Wanting to give a legacy, Annabel published the first book that marked the start of her career. Determined to learn all about baby and toddler nutrition, Annabel remained persistent and did everything that, initially, no one thought made sense. Amidst the struggles and thoughts of giving up, Annabel has built a successful career and started a food revolution. In this episode, Annabel talks with Adam Stott about her early struggles as an author, the importance of passion, and becoming a confident decision-maker in business. Annabel Karmel MBE is a mother of three and the mother of all feeding experts whose sole mission is to raise the standards of children's diets. Recognized as UK's No. 1 Children's cookery author and best-selling international author, Annabel has pioneered the way babies and children are fed all over the world and has received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in the field of child nutrition. To continue on the mission, Annabel is a media commentator on food-related issues and works as a consultant for major nursery chains, leisure resorts, restaurants, and hotels worldwide.
41 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Quality Matchmaking with Paul C. Brunson
Growing up in New York and immersed with the rap culture and culture, Paul C. Brunson understood how his favorite hip-hop artists do business at an early age. While building his business portfolio and working for his charity, Paul C. Brunson came across an idea that seems crazy for people around him, matchmaking. Fueled by his desire to be different, he pursued the art of matchmaking that would put him in the spotlight in the future. In this episode, Paul C. Brunson talks with Adam Stott about the importance of creating meaningful relationships and being a matchmaker. Paul is a serial entrepreneur, television host, and columnist whose specialty lies in teaching others professional and social skills. An internationally recognized expert in interpersonal relationships, personal development, and entrepreneurship, Paul currently serves as a featured business columnist for USA Today, co-host of UK’s Celebs Go Dating television show, and host of the Better with Paul podcast and event series. Show Highlights: How Paul made ends meet when he was starting his career in New York How Paul’s non-profit charity for children unintentionally led him into matchmaking What glaring observations Paul had in his first matchmaker conference Oprah Winfrey’s discovery of Paul’s content that led to a lot of opportunities Having the courage on using his wife’s savings to create their company The importance of testing the market Paul’s obsession with creating high-quality content for his marketing Content is KING Showing up on new platforms in building a brand How Paul creates meaningful relationships and treats them as an investment Why Paul’s involvement with Celebs Go Dating prevented him and his family from living in Jamaica Links Mentioned: You can find out more about Paul C. Brunson on Instagram or LinkedIn
58 minutes | May 27, 2021
Doing The Most with The Least with Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell MBE’s career wasn’t as explosive before appearing in The Apprentice’s first season. However, what’s impressive is that his passion to help people was already there even before, working with the London Underground. His passion brought him into working with PM Boris Johnson, then Mayor of the City of London, in helping small businesses stand up on their own after The Apprentice. Tim was able to take advantage of his stint on the Apprentice where he grew his Portfolio of businesses. In this episode, Tim Campbell talks with Adam Stott about the importance of helping small businesses and winning the first Apprentice title. Tim became the first-ever winner of The Apprentice when it launched in 2005. He landed a £100,000-a-year job with Lord Sugar’s firm Amstrad and left after two years to found Bright Ideas Trust, a charity that helps young people to set up their own businesses. Tim received an MBE for Services to Enterprise and Culture in 2012. Show Highlights: How Tim Campbell and his businesses are bouncing back from the challenges of the Pandemic What essential tool did Tim Campbell learn after his stint in The Apprentice Importance of Research and taking risk as you move along in your entrepreneurship Showing up and responding when challenges face you Humility and searching for people who can be your mentor Earning his MBE on his work in serving various businesses Failing early and really hard On mentoring and educating others How do you avoid starting a business for the wrong reasons The value of seeing others grow Tim Campbell’s experience with working with PM Boris Johnson when he was the Mayor of the City of London Links Mentioned: You can find out more about Tim Campbell MBE on Instagram or LinkedIn
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