Ingrid is the founder of “Healthy Numbers”. She is passionate about small business start-ups and helps them set foundations while ensuring they are under no false illusion about cost and commitment. Ingrid is also a consultant, podcast and webinar host, and author having just finished her first book So you want to Start a Business.
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- [01:11] – Ingrid works mostly with people in the health profession
- [01:48] – She comes from Sydney, Australia
- [02:31] – Her area of expertise is in transforming complex concepts into easy-to-understand information
- [03:36] – One BIG and Unique Value Bomb: Get started as soon as you can
- [03:52] – “Start doing the groundwork”
- [05:02] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Ingrid was working with a local developer for her website. Her site looked very good and she was proud of it. She told the developer they were ready to list her e-products for retail, but the developer couldn’t successfully add an e-commerce feature to the site…
- [07:53] – Be clear on your specifications from the get-go
- [09:25] – Sometimes your disappointments are going to break your relationships
- [09:39] – Make sure when things don’t work out, you don’t break relationships
- [09:47] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: About 5 years ago, a friend of Ingrid’s was selling a motel in Tasmania. Despite coming **this close** to buying, Ingrid walked away from the purchase, and that decision shaped the rest of her career.
- [12:18] – “If it’s not a ‘Heck, YES!’ in life, then it’s a NO”
- 12:38 – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “Without a doubt, it’s my book (So You Want to Start a Business?)”
- 13:14 – Ingrid has a special deal for Fire Nation at HealthyNumbers.com.au/Fire!
- [13:44] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Trying to be everything to everyone”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “The only real way to know if your business is viable is if there are actual sales
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “My weekly planning and focus”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Voxer
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Self-Help Messiah – “This books tells Dale Carnegie’s story, while at the same time includes excerpts from How to Win Friends and Influence People”
- [17:51] – Follow the voice within
- [18:10] – Find a way to check if your business is viable
- 18:43 – Check Ingrid’s business startup package for Fire Nation at HealthyNumbers.com.au/Fire!
- 19:06 – Send Ingrid a message at [email protected]
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