Build Your Own Business
By Andrew Ford
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Andrew Ford is a corporate escapee turned entrepreneur. After years working in large global businesses and assembling a mountain of knowledge in the digital, marketing and branding areas, he decided to follow his heart and launch his own consulting business Social Star. Now he helps other successful corporate employees develop their own passion businesses using his e-ttraction model of marketing. In the Build Your Own Business show, Andrew interviews ordinary people who have left a job they hate to run a business they love. What worked, what didn't and the nitty gritty details of how to start a business based on your knowledge and passion.
||CleanBYOB31 - From good girl Accountant to lifestyle entrepreneur and Personal Brand Consultant, how to create a side hustle and make it a full time business||Elliott works on a different flavor of project management. He drives positive organisational change through the delivery of fit for purpose services & solutions for companies. He has worked with well-known companies to transform their finance, IT...||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB30 - BYOB Social Club, more social, less media. How to build natural referrals in 2019||In this solo episode of the Build Your Own Business Podcast, Andrew talks about his plans for the launch of the BYOB Social Club where aspiring business owners can get involved, catch up with peers and like-minded people to form a community...||30 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB29 - How much does an MBA help you become a corporate escapee?||Elliott works on a different flavor of project management. He drives positive organisational change through the delivery of fit for purpose services & solutions for companies. He has worked with well-known companies to transform their finance, IT...||16 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB28 - Leveraging your digital profile step 3: pitching is the tip of the sword||In this episode, Andrew discusses step 3 of leveraging your digital profile which is pitching. He goes through the Etraction pitching methodology and how it relates to the sales and content models. What is covered in this episode: What is...||2 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB27 - From business owner to coach: Find out how Lynn ended up doing what she really loves||Lynn Garbers, President of Eagle Achievements, shares her story from being an enterprising kid at the age of 8 to having a business and becoming a successful coach. She has educated herself through the process and has gone through several career...||19 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB26 - Leveraging your digital profile step 2: producing remarkable content||In this solo episode, we cover the step 2 of leveraging your digital profile by producing content that is helpful, valuable and creates traction. We discuss the importance of what, where and why we need to post your content. In this episode I...||5 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB25 - Is there ever a right time to start a business? Mandy Nolton, shares her journey and the experiences which helped her continue to pursue her dreams||Mandy Nolton, Founder of Rec Relief and Managing Director at Rec People, shares her story in this episode and talks about her journey from university to building her own business and the experiences she went through getting to where she is today....||21 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB24 - Leveraging your digital profile step 1: build your connections||In this solo episode, we will continue talking about the 12-step process of building your own business, becoming a corporate escapee and building the lifestyle you want. We will focus on the first stage of leveraging your digital profile and what we...||7 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB23 - How do you learn to love sales: A lesson in mindset and resilience from the Cold Call King||Jordan D’Urbano, Director of Independent Closers Agency, joins us in this episode as we talk about his journey from starting as a coach, discovering his love for sales and then building his own business. In this episode I cover: Jordan’s...||17 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB22 - A true corporate escapee, hear Tracey's vision for the future of her career due to a remarkable family story||In this episode, Tracey Rojko, owner of The Philosopher’s Stone, joins me as we talk about her journey and business. We discuss how she helps people open their minds to alternative ways in managing their emotions and gives them the advice and tools...||3 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB21 - Understanding Google and SEO is vital to your business a beginners guide||In this episode, we’re going to talk about the very important topic of SEO or Search Engine Optimization. I will also touch on the topic of the Google universe at is it such an important part of the way you set up your business and the way people...||19 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB20 - Starting out online from his parents house Connor Gillivan built a remakable online business before shifting focus to freelancing talent||Today on the podcast I talk to Connor Gillivan who is the CMO of Freeeup.com. He is a young entrepreneur who has been successful in the internet space. In this episode I cover: Connor’s introduction about himself and the services of...||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB019 - Building your digital assets, what about Facebook and other social media?||Today on the podcast I talk about all personal social media - Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. I exclude LinkedIn which is our primary business tool while everything else is optional. In this episode I cover: Why Facebook...||22 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB18 - Taking multiple pivots is normal in a career, but Ben does it more extreme than most||Today on the podcast I talk to Ben Carvosso, a coach for business owners, about his coaching business, taking pivots in your career and life and doing your life’s work. In this episode I cover: Work-Life Balance and why he doesn’t believe...||8 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB17 - Building your digital assets, start with LinkedIn||Today on the podcast I talk about my favorite social media, LinkedIn. We will talk about why LinkedIn is the best social media for aspiring entrepreneurs’ personal branding, how to use it and how to use it in conjunction with your other social...||25 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB16 - Setting clear intentions for your career and business||Today on the podcast I talk about Intentions - why it is a super important part of our process of setting our direction and achieving our goals. I also share information about how to set intentions, its impacts and what part of the 12-week process do...||4 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB15 - Building a business brand seems similar to a personal brand at first look, but on closer examination it's the opposite. Here the debate between Darren Taylor and myself on all things branding||Today on the podcast we talk to Darren Taylor, author, speaker and CEO of Taylor and Grace, a medium sized agency that invents or re-invents brands for small and medium sized businesses. Darren shares his story from being a regular employee and taking..||20 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB14 - An interview with the Business Coaches' Coach. How Darren Bourke escaped corporate and and unfulfilling business to create the ultimate lifestyle business: Coachtopia||Today on the podcast we chat with Darren Bourke, a business coach, mentor and consultant to small and medium business owners for 15 years and author of The Fourth Moon. Darren shares his story from his humble beginnings as a regular employee to...||6 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB13 - Understanding what resources you need to build your own business||Today on the podcast I talk about the fourth stage in the Attract process – Resources. There are three areas we focus on in the resources section - time, money and connections. In this episode I cover: The importance of focusing...||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB12 - From Building a Multinational Training Firm to Starting a Start-Up in Commedy, How to Transition Between Different Businesses at Different Stages of Life||Today on the podcast we have a laugh with Morry Morgan as we explore his entrepreneurial story and what led him to cofound a comedy school having never been a comedian himself. He shares his learnings from living and owning a business in...||2 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB11 - Understanding how your lifestage impacts your start up business||Over the last few weeks we have looked at values and personality as important aspects of creating a business that attracts people to you. Today we look at the third component - Life Stages. If you don't know where you are and where you want to...||18 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBYOB10 - Creating a team around your personality is essential to start up success||Elphie Coyle is master at knowing his strengths and how to build a team around his weaknesses. Hear his journey to entrepreneurship and how his particular background and style is reflected in all his businesses. We discuss how he uses 5freedom areas...||4 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09. Knowing Your Personality and how it influences your role in a start up||Last week we looked at values - the core foundation drivers of your business that you have to match to your business in order to persist. Persistence is the thing that gets your 1%. This week we look at personality and how to design a...||21 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08. Following your values isn't always easy||Rohan Kopfler is a man following his own path. From high school teacher to entrepreneur, hear how he made his mark in his industry doing it his way. As the owner of East Coast Kayaking, Rohan got started by purchasing an existing business rather...||7 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07. Core Values: the foundation of your brand and business||The concept of values is as old as Greek philosophy but we are not talking about right and wrong. More the core areas of life that determine how we spend our time, money and energy. There are seven that we explore and how they influence the choice of...||22 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06. Learn to pose in front of a camera from a Russian model and entrepreneur||Yana Martens has combined her Judo teaching skills and modelling experience to create a business on her terms. She understands both sides of the camera and now helps photographers and those in front of the camera to get the images they want in her...||31 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05. Life Traveler Discovers her Passion||Taruni Falconer created her own business from a young age and has travelled the world doing what she loves. During our conversation we explore the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and business ownership. We discussed the importance of self awareness..||24 1 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04. From Brick laying to being an entrepreneur||Today I talk with Hank Vander Zee who has been a bricklayer for 20 years but is now transforming his life with a new business, Exclusive Entrepreneurs. He is helping people to grow a business through their thoughts and ideas, rather than their hands...||20 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03. Juggling entrepreneurship and a day job, how to do it in style||From corporate escapee, to entrepreneur||16 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02. From Big Blue to Family time - how Carol made the jump||From corporate escapee, to entrepreneur||2 11 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01. The journey from corporate to building your own startup business with Andrew Ford||From corporate escapee, to entrepreneur||26 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Inspiring to bring this to you!
It’s my mission to help people who hate their job, to get into a career or business they love. If you have a passion to build your own business, full or part-time this is the show for you! Enjoy the show :)
Empowering and Refreshing!!
From the beginning you understand that Andy is a true expert in his field and knows what it takes to get the best out of being an entrepreneur. With his valueable insights and personal experiences you are sure to walk away from this with a better mindsight and understanding of yourself and the true potential of your own personal businesses. Great coverage and highly recommend!
Wow, Andrew, this podcast is awesome! Your experiences are relatable and gave me more insight on not only a personal and business level, but more insight on you! Your honest recount will resonate with anyone who listens and present a relevance, no matter what part of their journey they're on. Guaranteed to be a podcast people can refer to time and time again as a resource for growth. Thank you for contributing yourself and your journey; you being you is a wonderful gift to the world.
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