The Fintech Scaling Show
Episode 114 No Platform. No Scale with David Carmell

Episode 114 No Platform. No Scale with David Carmell

May 16, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

𝐇𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐆𝐮𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐲 ?

Recently, J.P. Morgan listed #fintech as an enormous competitive threat to banks

Fintech’s such as Revolut, Stripe, Robinhood and PayPal have seen high growth and success in recent years.

And this has fuelled the IPO market across the spectrum

With companies in insuretech, consumertech, card networks, remittance, POS and online payments all making the leap.

Fintech’s ability to..

  •  Merge social media
  •  Use data smartly, and
  •  Integrate with other platforms rapidly

 

Is helping them win significant market share

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐠 𝐆𝐮𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐲

So, in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow

David Carmell, Founder & CEO, of DealRockit and I talk about...

𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒂𝒏𝒌𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒖𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒈𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒑𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒄𝒕 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒔𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎.

 

Episode Highlights:

  •  How to build an inclusive & accessible financial system
  •  How platforms can help you connect and grow
  • Why ecosystem building is fundamental to gaining the new breed of customers
  •  How connecting the dots leads to partnership growth

 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/hansosnabrugge

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcarmell/

Guest Website: https://www.dealrockit.com/ 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 113: No Data, No Scale with Yves Mulkers

Episode 113: No Data, No Scale with Yves Mulkers

May 13, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

 

Why is data critical?

For most businesses, data is at the core of all operations and processes.

Therefore, data must be efficient, secure, timely, and accurate.

And I believe in this simple mantra: no data, no scale.

But not all data is created equal.

So look for the most useful – and most cost effective – data you can, at each phase of growth.

The fact is: data is critical to scale.

There’s really no path without it.

And this is a subject we dive into today on the #fintechscalingshow, with Yves Mulkers, founder, of 7WData.

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why a data savvy team is vital to scale
  •  How data helps you focus
  •  Why leaders should have a data-first strategy
  •  3 frameworks to use to extract the most out of your data

 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://be.linkedin.com/in/yves-mulkers

Guest Website: https://7wdata.be/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 112: Social Impact through Fintech with Hans Osnabrugge

Episode 112: Social Impact through Fintech with Hans Osnabrugge

May 9, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

"Projects have the power to make a better world

To create new jobs, advance diversity, equality and inclusion

Every day, projects help the world take one more step toward a more inclusive society

But such change doesn’t happen by chance.

To truly make a difference, you must examine the social impact of your projects from the start.

Only then, with meticulous planning, can companies deliver projects that generate benefits across the enterprise—and the world at large."

That's how I started this episode of the #fintechscalingshow, with Hans Osnabrugge, Founder & CEO, of Talk360. Where we jumped into the topic of social impact and how your fintech can make a difference.

Join us we dive into talk through what really matters in life, and how this can be translated to business, growth and inclusive profitability

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why leaders should think about social impact for their projects
  • How to turn talk into action
  • Why you should be considered in your approach to opportunities
  • How to make an impact on your community

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/hansosnabrugge

Guest Website:https://www.talk360.com 

 

Scaling Now?  

Want to speed up your scaling journey with my help? Get in touch with me here to see how I can help! richard@scaleupconsulting.co or visit our website https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/

Episode 111: Leadership in the Age of Connectiveness with Joe Yazbeck

Episode 111: Leadership in the Age of Connectiveness with Joe Yazbeck

May 2, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

The financial services sector is facing widespread upheaval as a result of the transformative power of FinTech

With existing business models and traditional job roles increasingly under threat from disruptive start-ups.

The Big Guys have Noticed the Small Guys

But as the new tech comes in

So to does the search for new C-Suite of talent hot up

Talent that embraces new leadership styles and disruptive tech

 

Financial Services Firms Need:

1)    Leaders with the vision to deliver effective solutions to new business challenges.

2)    A range of C-suite skills and backgrounds to prepare for the disruption ahead, and beyond

3)    Leaders who drive disruption, ferment new cultures and can connect, positively, with the outside world

4)    Leaders who care about their team, their clients and how society can better access all the new tools there is on offer

 

In today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Joe Yazbeck, CEO & President, of Prestige Leadership Advisors and I  talk about how to leaders in the age of connectiveness

Join us us we unravel what it takes to be a better leader today

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • Why inspiring & motivating others is the catalyst to prosperity
  • How freedom of expression should be embraced
  • Why vision is vital but action is what matters
  • What you should be doing to be more connected 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile:https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeyazbeck/

Guest Website: www.nofearspeaking.com

Other Social Media Accounts: 

www.facebook.com/nofearspeaking

www.facebook.com/PrestigeLeadershipAdvisors

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=joe+yazbeck+no+fear+speaking

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 110: How to Stay Mentally Strong as You Build & Scale Your Business with Janthana Kaenprakhamroy

Episode 110: How to Stay Mentally Strong as You Build & Scale Your Business with Janthana Kaenprakhamroy

April 25, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Business will always test you. 

It might be the loss of an account, conflict with others, or much smaller issues that can ruin your confidence and chip away at your self-esteem.

So what’s this about mental toughness?

And how can we get more of it?

In today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Janthana Kaenprakhamroy, founder & CEO, of Tapoly talk about how to stay mentally strong as you build and scale your business

Join us us we dive into how mental toughness can improve the quality of performance 

And how this translates to victory on the tennis court, football pitch and  entrepreneurial playing field

The mentally tough are indeed at a huge advantage.

That grit helps them persevere to overcome challenges that would lead most to throw in the towel for good.

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • The benefits of being agile and not rigid according to a plan
  • How to stay present in your communication, at all times
  • How to put into action what matters and get your team to follow 

 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tapoly/

Guest Website: https://www.tapoly.com/

Other Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/TapolyUK

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 109: Why Corporate Experience isn’t a Necessity as a Founder with  George Kushner

Episode 109: Why Corporate Experience isn’t a Necessity as a Founder with George Kushner

April 18, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Starting a new business is not at all like working in a large company.

Yes, experience is a great teacher but old habits and mindsets can be difficult to overcome.

How do you switch from having an employee mindset to having an entrepreneurial mindset?

Do you need to gain years of experience in your chosen field before taking a leap and launching your startup?

Or is your determination, passion, and courage enough to help you succeed in business?

I ask all these because, in this episode of the Fintechscaling show, I sat down with George Kushner, CEO of H2cryptO, and we discussed why corporate experience is not a necessity as a founder.

In this enlightening episode, learn the power of personal branding and communication on your startup success, and how these skills can help move your company further than corporate experience.

 

Episode Highlights:

  •   How to shift your mindset from corporate employee to founder
  •   The vital attributes you can leverage from your corporate career
  •  Why your personal brand is essential
  •   How communication helps you lead your community

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-kushner/

Guest Website: www.H2cryptO.io

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 108: Manage Talent in a Networked Age with  Rebecca Hastings

Episode 108: Manage Talent in a Networked Age with Rebecca Hastings

April 11, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Imagine it's your first day in your new job.

You’re excited, to meet the team and get started.

Your new manager greets you and welcomes you to the team.

Then you go off to complete all the HR stuff.

In your onboarding, almost without expression, HR tells you that you’re now in a 90-day probation period.

You take it on the chin, as you’ve heard this before

But deep down you’re stress levels have gone up.

You think “F*ck… I got to make this work!”

Well, my friends, you’ve just experienced the fundamental disconnect of modern-day employment.

In today's episode of the Fintechscaling show, Rebecca Hastings, founder of Lucent Group, and I talk about how to manage talent in a networked age. We discuss attracting and keeping talent and improving relationships with them to increase employee retention and loyalty.

Find out practical ways and strategies that business owners can employ in order to find ideal candidates that match their requirements.

Episode Highlights:

  •   How to build a new employer-employee relationship
  •   What strategies should you be using to find talent
  •   How communities and alumni networks help facilitate your talent search

Episode Resources

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 107: Prioritizing Health, a Prescription for Prosperity with Richard Dupree

Episode 107: Prioritizing Health, a Prescription for Prosperity with Richard Dupree

April 4, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

In the past two years during a global pandemic, it has become clearer than ever that the health of the workforce is directly linked to better business results.

Once companies started prioritizing the health and well-being of employees, business outcomes started soaring.

The link between health and performance is not unknown to most businesses. 

However, most business owners still fail to take advantage of the productivity and profitability benefits of having a healthy and fit workforce.

In today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Rick Dupree, CEO & Founder of Riskliance, and I talk about how the productivity of yourself and your workforce can be uplifted through investing in your health & fitness.

We also discuss the many ways employers can help usher in productivity and prosperity through conscious efforts in prioritizing mind and body health.

 

Episode highlights:

  • How to lead by example How to hire digitally
  • Why it's important to clear your mind during the workday
  • How to build initiatives that go beyond the 9-5
  • Why community and relationships are vital to productivity

 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richarddupree/

Guest Website: https://riskliance.com

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 106: Why Embedding Education as a Service in Your Fintech is Vital with Meredith Odgers

Episode 106: Why Embedding Education as a Service in Your Fintech is Vital with Meredith Odgers

March 28, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

What does being financially literate mean?

It is having the knowledge and confidence to efficiently and effectively manage, save, and invest money for you and your family.

And this can include everything from getting out of debt to budgeting to investing in insurance, real estate, and college to paying taxes to retirement and estate planning.

We all have different levels of financial literacy and lack of knowledge often leads us down an unclear path to get the know-how.

In general, we don't just login to our high street account to get an understanding of crypto.

But what if we could?

Welcome to today's podcast where I sat down and had a brilliant conversation with Meredith Odgers, Founder of BambooWorx, regarding why embedding education as a service in your fintech is vital.

Join us as we look at both the B2B and B2C opportunities when it comes to financial literacy.

Find out, amongst other things, what the likes of GoHenry, Coinbase, and SwissBorg, Murex are doing to educate their customers (and users) and how this same approach can be taken into the high street.

In this insightful episode, we also touch on why B2B providers should invest in their know-how (IP) in parallel to building their product.

 

Episode Highlights:

 

  • What exceptional customer service looks like now
  •  How to accelerate customer adoption
  • Why taking the responsibility for financial literacy should be part of your purpose

 

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meredith-odgers/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 105: Steps to Become Healthier & Fitter As You Scale with Jon Sharpe

Episode 105: Steps to Become Healthier & Fitter As You Scale with Jon Sharpe

March 21, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

A quick search for "best diet" brings 3.5 million results on YouTube and 447,000 results on Google.
There are thousands of diet options out there, yet there is no one-size-fits-all approach that can support each individual's lifestyle goals.

I highlight these points as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Jon Sharpe, Founder of Mind & Body Mentor, and I talk about how a change in your habits to boost your health can help you unlock hidden benefits in life & business.

Furthermore, we discuss how a healthy mind and body can elevate your bottom line performance.

Find out, amongst other things, why behavioral changes are fundamental in taking control of your health and fitness.

In this insightful episode, discover the three easy steps that you can start now to make way for a better and more productive you.

Episode Highlights:

  • How to change your health habits daily
  • Tips to get more energy through behavior changes
  •  The correlation between performance and nutrition

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mindandbodymentor/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 104: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones with Jim Valko

Episode 104: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones with Jim Valko

March 14, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

How do you find and take advantage of profit zones in your business?

What sales strategies are effective, and how do you remove the stigma associated with selling?

How can finding and keeping the right talent contribute to a productive and successful business?

I ask these questions as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Jim Valko, CEO of Story World Marketing, and I talk about how to unlock hidden profits in your business.

Find out, amongst other things, why communication is a vital technique to continuously hone, and one that can help your business generate significant  income.

In this insightful episode, I also share my views on how to create a purpose and turn it into action as it is the key to navigating complex, ambiguous, and volatile roads in entrepreneurship.

Finally, discover how talent acquisition plays a vital role in the entire business development process and why building the right team, honing their skills, and establishing connection to others are key ingredients to your success.

Episode Highlights:

  • What is Care Sell
  • How to generate talent demand in 2022
  • How to become the best striker (i.e. exec)
  • Why purpose is not only a boardroom exercise

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 103: How to Get the Best Out of Your Business with Kimmo Rytkönen

Episode 103: How to Get the Best Out of Your Business with Kimmo Rytkönen

March 7, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Growing a business is never without the accompanying growing pains.

Adjusting to the changing demands of a bigger team or greater deliverables that come with scaling up always entails sacrifices and compromises.

If you are in the process of growing one or a number of businesses, what sacrifice have you had to make as you grow your businesses?

Did you seek help in the early stage of building your business?

What are the realities of running a business and turning it to scale?
I ask these questions as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Kimmo Rytköne, founder of Income Marketplace, and I talk about how to get the best out of your business as you grow through the different stages of the process.
In this insightful episode, Kimmo shares his views on the importance of living the life you want while striving towards your end goal.

Discover unique and interesting techniques to effectively and enjoyably move through the different stages of growing a business without neglecting your life.

Episode Highlights:

  • Why having “crazy” belief in yourself is an essential ingredient
  • The key to smart scaling
  • How to move through the build, traction and scale phase
  • How you can leverage text messaging to get closer to your customers

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimmo-rytkonen/#experience

Guest Website: https://getincome.com/

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 102: The Building Blocks with Chirag Jetani

Episode 102: The Building Blocks with Chirag Jetani

February 28, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

How do you set a new business up for success? How do you survive the challenges of starting up and growing your team? Do you have foundations in place early on to help prepare your business for scaling up?

I ask these questions as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Chirag Jetani, founder and COO of Diamante Blockchain, and I talk about how building a good foundation at the early stage of your business can hold you in good stead as you scale up.

We also discuss the importance of understanding your customers’ pain points and how it can help drive your business to growth and expansion.

In this episode, you will also learn why trying to scale too quickly might harm your business. Discover how to best connect with your internal and external customers, allowing you to take actions that will move you closer towards your goals.

Episode Highlights:

  • Why purpose and pain points are critical to your success
  • How to hire digitally 
  • How to maintain a global team with members from different locations

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chirag-jetani-8a7224101/

Guest Website: https://diamanteblockchain.com/

Other Social Media Account: https://www.linkedin.com/company/diamante-blockchain/mycompany/

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 101: The Essential Ingredients with Chad Jardine

Episode 101: The Essential Ingredients with Chad Jardine

February 21, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

As many business owners shift to becoming a digital enterprise, it becomes more and more challenging to get noticed..
Let alone stand out, in cyberspace
If you have just launched your business online or are a few years into the journey...
How do you compete with the big players that have already established their digital presence?
How do you make your brand stand out to your public?
I ask these questions as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshowChad Jardine, CEO of CMO Zen, and I talk about how your brand plays a significant role in the direction of your business, and how it impacts your profits.
In this episode, we discuss how you can transform an idea into a viable product or service and cultivate it to further boost profits in your business.

  

Episode Highlights:

  •  Why founder-led selling at the initial phase helps you control your business as you build
  • How your personal brand impacts your growth and profits
  • Why continuing the learning journey is essential as an entrepreneur

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/chadjardine/

Guest Website: cmozen.com

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 100: Why Focus is Essential with David Carmell

Episode 100: Why Focus is Essential with David Carmell

February 14, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Have you ever been in a situation where a major multi-national recognised your platform as “the one” that could make a significant difference?
What would you do?
How do you think you would address their needs, problems, and concerns?
I ask as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, David Carmell, founder of DealRockit, and I talk about the importance of focusing on your customers in growing your business. Whether you’re starting or expanding, learn why solving customers’ problems is vital to your business’ success.
In this episode, David shares what happened the day Wells Fargo came knocking on his door and with it an opportunity to expand if the platform could scale.
Find out how innovation and disruption can help founders and executives handle effective customer acquisition and retention.nd disruption can help founders and executives handle effective customer acquisition and retention.

Episode Highlights:

  •  What MVP is and how important it is in business operations
  • Why solving problems is a route to success
  • Why platforms scale
  • How to stay cool and focused when acquiring 3 million customers

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidcarmell/

Guest Website: https://www.dealrockit.com/ 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 99 In 2022, What’s working, what’s dead and where next with Yorick Naeff

Episode 99 In 2022, What’s working, what’s dead and where next with Yorick Naeff

February 7, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Are you ready to scale your business this year? Do you know what strategies in the past year can you still take advantage of and which ones are not effective anymore? In 2022, what opportunities are vital to the growth and success of your business?

I ask these questions as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Yorick Naeff, CEO of BUX, and I talk about significant trends that have happened in the last 12 months and the potential opportunities we are seeing this year.

In this episode, Yorick shares his views on how financial services are moving towards a more connected ecosystem, and how they are expected to pan out in 2022. We also discuss specific areas of businesses that, once unlocked, can be vital to the advancement of your organization in the coming months and years.

Discover unique and interesting information about trends, strategies, and processes for business development that have been working out and which ones have started to shift to a different direction. More importantly, learn about opportunities to look out for in 2022.

Episode Highlights:

  •  Why it’s important to develop internal talent if you wish to scale successfully
  •  Tips on structuring your team in 2022
  •  What Yorick's excited about in 2022
  • Acquisitions: What’s happening now?

Episode Resources

e-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

Scaleup Diagnostic: https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/#single/0

Guest Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yoricknaeff/#experience

Guest Website: https://getbux.com/

 

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Episode 98: How Reflecting can be a Catalyst to Expansion  with Yann  Barbarroux

Episode 98: How Reflecting can be a Catalyst to Expansion with Yann Barbarroux

January 31, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Are you reflecting consistently, and taking action?

Should you take the worlds viewpoint as you look at ways to improve?

I ask as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Yann Barbarroux, Co-founder and CEO of OTONOMI, and I talk about deep reflection and how this plays a critical role in helping you achieve, as a founder or executive

Learn why being the best internally and concentrating on yourself might open you up to a Blackberry moment down the line

Discover why disruption and innovation only works if your purpose is strong, and the customer pain point you're solving is real 

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Why reflection is critical
  • Why you must take in outside views as part of your expansion goals
  • How passion plays a part in making you as great leader

 

Quotes: Make sure that you can reflect with humility - Yann Barbarroux

 

Links: 

LinkedIn Account:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/yannbarbarroux/

Website: https://www.otonomi.ai/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 97:  Why Being Connected Will Help you Expand with Dave Burns

Episode 97: Why Being Connected Will Help you Expand with Dave Burns

January 24, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

In today’s digital age, how do you leverage your online skills to help your business grow and thrive? How do you integrate different functions within your organization to ensure that everything is moving towards a common goal?

I ask as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Dave Burns, Expert Sales Leader, and I talk about winning strategies you can implement when you’re building your sales function. We discuss the importance of internal and external connections that will help your startup prosper for years to come.

Discover the key components necessary to enable various functions in your organization, including PR, Marketing, Sales and Customer Success, to work cohesively and effectively as you scale your business.

 

Episode Highlights:

  •   Why developing your digital skills, including Zoom, LinkedIn, and Metaverse among others, is vital to your business’ growth
  • The five factors that make a winning business development function
  •   How acquiring and analyzing your weekly stats will allow you to work on the business, not in it

 

Quotes:

“ Focus is on that improved collaboration” - Dave Burns

 

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidrobertburns/

Website: www.accenture.com

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 96:  How to Use DAO’s as a Secret Weapon with Casey Olsen

Episode 96: How to Use DAO’s as a Secret Weapon with Casey Olsen

January 17, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Is your organization capable of gearing up for a radical transformation to remove the need for constant restructuring as you expand? How do you take advantage of the opportunities present in the metaverse?

I ask as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Casey Olsen, founder and CEO of Skeleton, and I talk about the Decentralized Autonomous Organization and how you, as a founder, can leverage these assets to avoid the traditional scaling problems.

Learn how doing business in a virtual setting can effectively break down physical and economic barriers that will enable your brand to flourish and your organization to expand.

Discover how web 3.0, crowdsourcing, and freelancing all play a role in decentralizing your business, and at the same time allowing you to grow the way your users want you to grow.

 

Episode Highlights:

        How to skip past the war on talent

        How to leverage web 3.0 and other platforms to scale your organization

        Why traditional structures are impeding your growth

 

Quote:

The advantage of being a startup in the first place is you can be on the cutting edge of innovation, you can be extremely dynamic, and you can move really quickly. - Casey Olsen

 

Links: 

LinkedIn Account:https://www.linkedin.com/in/casey-olsen-3b01b9168/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 95: How to Scale Up Your Leadership Team with Timm Urschinger

Episode 95: How to Scale Up Your Leadership Team with Timm Urschinger

January 10, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

How do you scale up your leadership team as your company expands?

What criteria should you consider when promoting team members or hiring external candidates?
 
I ask as in today's episode of the #fintechscalingshowTimm Urschinger, Co-Founder & CEO, LIVEsciences AG and I talk about strategies you can implement when you’re planning to expand.
As a founder or executive, learn alternative strategies outside "the command-and-control" leadership style..
Which allow teams to self organise, allowing your teams to increase productivity and adapt to changes with increased confidence and speed.
Moreover, discover how you can perform a role that delivers results and motivates team members to contribute to the overall success of your company without being in the business 24/7.

Episode Highlights:

        How leadership teams can exist without hierarchies

        Why hatting your roles is crucial to your expansion

        How to leverage new media communication channels to help you scale

 

Quote:  “ I find purpose and values are usually relatively well aligned.  ”  - Timm Urschinger

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timm-urschinger/

Website https://livesciences.com/

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 94:  How to Operate in a Digital Market Place with Nicola Tardelli & Andrea  Severino

Episode 94: How to Operate in a Digital Market Place with Nicola Tardelli & Andrea Severino

January 3, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Are you maximizing your brand’s potential to achieve your business goals?

In today’s digital world, how have you shifted your working practice to take full advantage of the online marketplace?
 
I ask as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshowNicola Tardelli & Andrea Severino, Co-Founders of Healthy Virtuoso, and I talk through creating relationships on Zoom to building a personal brand.

We discuss how an organization’s personality can help increase traffic, attract customers, build a loyal following, and set you apart from your competitors.
 
Furthermore, we outline the steps required to dive deep into a market and the importance of listening to your customers’ needs.

If you wish to build a strong personal brand that can contribute to your company’s growth and expansion, be sure to listen to this podcast episode.
 
Episode Highlights:
 
 4-step process to increase inbound traffic
 Why personality is important as you build your brand
 Why you must go from one-to-many to expand

 

Quote:  “What we learn is that from the worst moment that you face, you can learn the best. These make you stronger.   ”  - Nicola Tardelli/Andrea Severino

Links: Website: www.healthyvirtuoso.com

Nicola Tardelli: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-tardelli-0029aa8b/

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 93:  How to Live Life on Your Terms as a Founder with Peter Simeonov

Episode 93: How to Live Life on Your Terms as a Founder with Peter Simeonov

December 13, 2021

Here’s what we talked about:

As a founder, are you enjoying flexibility, convenience, and freedom?

Are you able to get what you want, and experience life as you build your business?

Are you living your life on your terms?

I ask as today on the #fintechscalingshow, Peter Simeonov and I dive into a discussion on what it takes to truly live the life you want to as a founder or an executive in a company. 

We talk about what it’s like to go through the peaks and troughs of building and scaling your business.

Discover the beauty and benefits of owning a business when it comes to supporting the lifestyle you choose to have. 

After all, what is the purpose of being a leader if you can't integrate your passions into the journey?

Episode Highlights:

        Why Your Purpose Should Integrate Life and Business Aspirations

        How Communication Skills will Help you Stand Out in 2022 and Beyond

        How Leadership + Communication + Relations will Result in Profits

 

Quote:  “it's important not to restrict yourself and to try new things  ”  - Peter Simeonov

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petersimeonov/

Website https://www.smartmigrator.com/

Other Social Media Account: https://twitter.com/peterksimeonov

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 92: How to Move Beyond Coping, and Strategically Lead your Growth with Sushant Chalipat

Episode 92: How to Move Beyond Coping, and Strategically Lead your Growth with Sushant Chalipat

December 10, 2021

Here’s what we talked about:

“Don’t Tune Out, Tune In”…

This is how I started the most recent episode of the #fintechscalingshow
 
Why?
 
Because we went all in and spoke about the not so fancy topic of organizational structure & design
 
And went a long way to answering…

How do you build a winning organizational structure for yourself and your team to thrive in?
 
In today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Sushant Chalipat, COO of Claro Money, and I share insights, strategies, and practical advice that will help you scale your business and grow your profits.
 
Discover how to create an effective organizational structure that functions smoothly, have open communication lines, and delivers results.
 
Moreover, learn the importance of “hatting” different roles that can help leaders hire the right talent.
 
By knowing the right strategies and best practices in structuring your organization, you can effectively lead your team to grow.

 

Key Discussion Points:

        The four steps to consider when building your organizational structure

        Why focusing on production and outcome will help achieve your goal

        Why teams should be empowered to hire talent

        How you can use conflict in the workplace to shift mindsets

 

Curious to find out what it takes to put in the structure to facilitate your growth?

 

Quote:  “  Retaining the best talent naturally leads into a better product and revenue proposition  ”  - Sushant Chalipat

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sushant-chalipat/

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 91: Show your Public where to Go with Robin Lee

Episode 91: Show your Public where to Go with Robin Lee

December 6, 2021

Here’s what we talked about:

How do you convince potential buyers to take action?

How do you convert visitors into loyal customers?

How do you promote your products or services in a manner that consistently attracts ready-to-buy customers to your business?

I ask these questions as in today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Robin Lee 李显龙 (Fintech & Regtech Executive) and I discuss...

The attributes and qualities that help Founders & Executives encourage their target audience to take action.

Learn how important purpose, credibility, and knowledge are in building up trust among customers, and how they will help you become a leader your public wants to follow.

 

𝗘𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀:

  • The three-step formula to getting your public to take an action
  • Why fully immersing yourself in the "problem" matters
  • How to leverage social tools to communicate to your public

Quote:  “And no matter who you are, whether you're that guy on the ground, or whether you're that,  that presidential vigor, think it's important to be listening.   ”  - Robin Lee

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-lee-李显龙-b8948a/

Website www.napier.ai

 

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 90: Why Trust is an Essential Ingredient for your Growth with Tom Van Der Lubbe

Episode 90: Why Trust is an Essential Ingredient for your Growth with Tom Van Der Lubbe

December 3, 2021

Here’s what we talked about:

How do you manage business growth?

How do you build teams and platforms that contribute to your organization’s success?

In today’s episode of the #fintechscalingshow, Tom Van Der Lubbe, co-founder of Viisi, talks to us about life and business.

He shares with us how being fully engaged in your team’s life and their success can provide a great platform for business growth and expansion.

Learn how you, as a founder, can add value to your team’s success by building trust that provides your team with the autonomy and flexibility to contribute skills, ideas, and insights to your organization’s operations.

With the right team by your side, trust at the core, expanding your business will be fun

And leave you time to enjoy the process and life…

Episode Highlights:

⦁        How to build a team that stays with you for life

⦁        Why trust shouldn't be earned

⦁        How founders can add value to the team

⦁        What to focus on when hiring new team members

 

Quote:  “ If you trust people, and also now they are much better at they're much better than than you are, because they're specialists, then scaling is an easy game”  - Tom Van Der Lubbe

Links: 

LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomvanderlubbe

Website: https://www.viisi.nl/

 

Scaling Now?  

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