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Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!

Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!
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Welcome to The Carl Reader Show podcast. I’ve created this podcast not just because I love the sound of my own voice, but because I have a mission: I want to de-mystify the world of business. Business is over-complicated by too many people, and the whole point of this podcast is to cut through the nonsense out there. This nonsense is mostly designed by those who just want to charge you money – whether for a course, a book or anything else that they’re selling – to solve a problem that they’ve built in your mind. But it’s all rubbish - business doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it’s dead simple. I’m going to show that through three different types of episodes in The Carl Reader Show – - Bulletpoint Business (where I’ll distil complicated business concepts into bulletpoints that you can take away and action) - #BeYourOwnBoss (where I interview unique guests, business leaders, true heavyweights in their respective worlds, to discuss all things entrepreneurship, success, their journeys and lessons they’ve learned) - Unlocking the Magic (where I’ll share straight-talking, no-nonsense, common sense thoughts on taking your biz to the next level, based on experience working with real businesses just like you) Leave a review and let me know what you think!

Twitter:

@CarlReader

Language:

English

Contact:

01793741600


Episodes

Running a Non-Profit, Sustainable & Successful Business

6/12/2019
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Recently, I've taken over as vice-chair at Hungerford Town Football Club. I have come into the club not only to give my business insights, but also to help make the club, which is a non-profit organisation, sustainable. My main aim for HTFC is simple: I want to keep football as it should be - something for the community, rather than something for property developers to make a few quid off. But at the same time, sustainability is essential. In this episode, I share the key principles on how...

Duration:00:11:38

Interview with Iona Bain - Managing Your Money, Young

6/5/2019
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Iona Bain is the founder of The Young Money Blog. In this podcast episode, Iona talks about her music career, freelancing and writing about money! On her blog, Iona gives young people advice on how to better manage their money, based on lessons she's learnt herself. As a full time musician, it was pure luck that would get that 'big break'. Iona then started writing about managing money because she wanted to do something where she got recognition for her hard work. We also get insight into...

Duration:00:34:51

The 10 Minute Guide To Franchising Your Business

5/31/2019
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Thinking of taking the next step in your business? Franchising might just be the answer. Don't worry if you've never researched into franchising - I've got you covered in this episode! I touch on branding, legislation and investment - all key factors within franchising. Shameless promo time - if you find this helpful and want more information, my book 'The Franchising Handbook' (available on Amazon) covers *all* topic in far more depth (or drop me a message and I'll hook you up with d&t, who...

Duration:00:08:19

Interview with Vana Koutsomitis - The Apprentice, Dating Apps & Vino!

5/29/2019
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New Yorker Vana Koutsomitis joins me on the podcast this week. Vana, who was runner-up on the 11th series of The Apprentice in 2015, talks about her time on the show and her businesses, DatePlay, Deep Dating Coaching and Vino by Vana. It was the possibility of publicity from The Apprentice that attracted her to take part - she'd never watched it prior to applying for it! Her passion is the networking and branding, and that's what drove her to create DatePlay. A great listen - and if you ask...

Duration:00:30:39

Interview with Dougie Brimson - One Man's Journey from Hooligans to Hollywood

5/20/2019
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Author, military man, and Hollywood screenwriter Dougie Brimson has had a very colourful journey! He served 18+ years in the RAF, has a successful career in publishing and film and is now writing his 16th book (as well as working on a movie!)...but Dougie says he still doesn't know what he wants to do with his life! A longer, brilliant episode with a fascinating guest - you'll need a cuppa for this one! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your...

Duration:00:53:46

Interview with Jason Rickaby - Building An Empire The Right "Whey"!

5/17/2019
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Entrepreneur, nutrition geek & genuine nice guy! I talk to Jason Rickaby on this episode and we discuss all things nutrition and business. Jason first set foot into a gym at 17. 26 years later and he's built an empire - PhD Nutrition. We talk about the most important parts of his brand, the positive effect that social media has had on the fitness and well-being industry, and the misconception of gender and the gym! We also touch on brand ambassadors and how they've boosted the authenticity...

Duration:00:40:01

Interview with Penny Power - Why Being The Leader of Your Life Is Important!

5/15/2019
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Penny Power OBE, the woman responsible for Ecademy, shares her story. The first social network for business people, with 650,000 members, Ecademy sadly closed its doors in 2012. Penny now focuses on helping other business owners achieve their dream. In this episode, Penny and I touch on everything from the "Instagram lifestyle" and marketing to mental health in business. A very real, down-to-earth episode, with key points that sometimes - we all need a reminder of. This podcast is brought to...

Duration:00:34:05

Harnessing the power of saying YES! (Interview on Share Radio)

5/3/2019
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This time around I'm the guest! This is me on Share Radio with Georgie Frost discussing 'The Year of Yes'. In an episode full of positivity and energy, we talk about how to leverage the power of saying yes (both in business and in life), the opportunities that could arise and how to get into the momentum of saying yes. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their...

Duration:00:19:38

Interview with Ria Lincoln - A Fight For Survival

4/26/2019
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"The skills you use to survive will no longer serve you when it's time to thrive." Wise words from our special guest this week, Ria Lincoln. Ria is a survivor, and what she encountered has transformed into her survival story. WARNING - this one's emotional, with difficult themes. Ria talks about what she endured for many years of her life, while also managing as a new mother. Now finding her niche (as a licensed accountant within the beauty industry) - Ria tells us about all the amazing work...

Duration:00:39:29

Unlock The Magic - The Reality Of Buying A Business

4/23/2019
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Buying a business can be a great investment, but there are a lot of important factors to consider before you make the leap. Should you buy business shares or the sole business itself? How do you find a good business for sale? This is my guide to the real, nitty-gritty details of business buying. If you're considering investing in a business, this one's for you. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping...

Duration:00:14:29

Interview With James Cadbury - A Chocoholic's Dream - Turning Down the Dragons!

4/18/2019
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Delve in to the choc-filled world of James Cadbury, great-great-great-grandson of John Cadbury (of Dairy Milk etc fame), contestant on ITV's Dragon's Den and founder of Love Cocoa. We go into the history of Cadbury and what happened there, then he explains what inspired him to set up Love Cocoa AND why he turned down the Dragon's offer! WARNING: This one will make you hungry! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by...

Duration:00:47:04

Unlocking The Magic - Scaling Your Business To Its Full Potential

4/17/2019
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Welcome to your whistle-stop tour of scaling your business! Have you ever wanted to grow your business to its full potential? In this episode I explain the 4 key pillars of doing just that! From values and vision to management jargon - this is a run through of how to make sure you're making the most of your potential. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their...

Duration:00:12:31

Interview with Sarah Archer - Implementing Comedy Into Business and Life

4/14/2019
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Find out why you should go for B minus, not for A with this, my chat with performer, coach and writer, Sarah Archer. We discuss how our faults and errors are often actually our best tools - they mould us into who we are, define how we learn from our mistakes, and determine what we do with the learnings. Sarah talks about her working life, how she fell into comedy, and what she's learnt along the way. She also shares the secret ingredients of how to create a great joke. Watch out world, my...

Duration:00:34:52

Bulletpoint Business - My Content Creation Secrets

4/12/2019
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Ever wondered how I come up with my content for the Bulletpoint Business episodes? In this episode I chat about how I come up with ideas for the episodes, where I find inspiration and also the equipment I use. A little insight & knowledge that can help ideas form for any type of business. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl...

Duration:00:04:36

Bulletpoint Business - Time Management - Escaping the Email Time Drain

4/10/2019
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Emails - they're time-consuming and quite frankly, boring as hell. Not everyone in business has the time to sit and work through emails, so release yourself from your Outlook time-drain with my top tips. Find out how I manage mine and only spend time on the important ones, and watch as your productivity rockets! This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their...

Duration:00:05:36

Interview with Kiki - Tweeting Your Way To Success! - The Power Of Social Media

4/8/2019
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This episode we welcome back Kiki Stanton (The lady with one name). Kiki and I delve into the detail of social media platforms and how they work for our businesses. We chat about what works and what doesn't, and the tips and tricks that you can apply to your business. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl Reader Show, follow me on...

Duration:00:34:26

Bulletpoint Business - Cutting Costs Without Cutting Your Business

4/5/2019
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Every business can save money in some way. We've all got costs that we could be getting cheaper or a better deal elsewhere, but how do we know what we can effectively cut the cost of without it damaging our business? In this episode I talk about overheads you can cut without a negative impact. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more The Carl...

Duration:00:05:57

Bulletpoint Business - Crunch Down On Credit Control

4/3/2019
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A customer isn't our customer if they're not paying us - words I truly believe. (and many business owners need to come to terms with). I chat about how to keep in control of your money and keep good relationships with your customer. I offer tips and tricks which will keep you and your staff in control of your money. (The audio isn't great on this one but the content will be worth a listen!) This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and...

Duration:00:04:13

Interview with David Holland - Bringing The Dream Alive - How To Adapt Your Life To Fit Your Dreams

4/1/2019
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My personal mentor, coach and friend David Holland chats about how he started his life as a weapons engineer, ran a franchise in the UK then packed everything up and began a new life in the glittering lands of Las Vegas. Dave talks about the challenges of his journey and talks about the importance of adapting your mindset to 'go and do it' and open yourself up to bigger and better opportunities. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business,...

Duration:00:27:10

Going From £50k To £1.5 Million Profit - How A Man (And His Team) Transformed A Small Business

3/27/2019
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James Phipps... what a guy! James had the ambition of retiring before he was 40 and wanted to spend his life helping people (spoiler: he succeeded!). We talk about how he began his journey, built his career and now takes businesses sustainably from where they are to a more profitable, successful level. This podcast is brought to you by d&t advisory, helping you unlock the magic of your business, and sponsored by QuickBooks – helping UK small businesses stay on top of their finances. For more...

Duration:00:40:09