The Fintech Scaling Show
Episode 133: Building a Community and Attracting Talent  Guest: Sebastiaan van den Ouweelen, Founder SCLR Talent Solutions

Episode 133: Building a Community and Attracting Talent Guest: Sebastiaan van den Ouweelen, Founder SCLR Talent Solutions

August 15, 2022

Guest: Sebastiaan van den Ouweelen, Founder SCLR Talent Solutions. Expert in setting up and rolling out global strategies to attract, select, onboard, and retain talent

SCLR Talent Solutions helps businesses grow by equipping them with the right talent and supports them in optimizing their talent operations. They work alongside leaders and talent teams to help them locate, acquire and foster the right talent to further their overall business goals.

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Adventures in scaling and acquiring talent

Sebastiaan and Richard talk about the inherent difficulties associated with trying to scale. The differences between a 100-person company and a larger one. Things become more complex as you scale, the game changes: you don’t know everyone’s name, colleagues are in different locations, etc. Communication becomes more complicated.

Methods of operation that worked as a smaller company no longer work to support a large team. As you grow you must be prepared. 

HR must adapt to fit the needs of the organization at each stage of growth.  Attracting talent today takes more than advertising for someone to fill a position. To learn how to attract talent, join us in this episode. 

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) The fastest way to scale a company of any size

2) How caring for your employees is necessary in today’s market and will boost your brand

3) Using community to play a vital role in accessing talent

 

Resources:

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

Guest Profile: https://nl.linkedin.com/in/sebastiaan-van-den-ouweelen-4375441

Guest Website: https://sclr.nl/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 132: The Truth about Scaling Startups with Guest Nick Lumsden, Co-Founder & CTO at Tenacity Cloud

Episode 132: The Truth about Scaling Startups with Guest Nick Lumsden, Co-Founder & CTO at Tenacity Cloud

August 12, 2022

Guest: Nick Lumsden, Co-Founder & CTO at Tenacity Cloud

Tenacity Cloud Tenacity Cloud is an easy to implement, agentless cloud security and cost management platform. It is the only cloud security platform that automates security and compliance, as well as cloud cost optimization.

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Unraveling the secrets to growing a startup

Is it true that startups can go from idea to product to market in a matter of weeks and be successful? 

Is it true that startups don’t need organization charts, frameworks, or consultants to scale? Why? Because processes, org charts, and reporting lines only calcify the arteries of the organization? 

Is it true that each iteration of your company growth can happen in the span of a few hours. The build, test, deploy cycles can be as short as minutes.

All the things above are true, right? Well partially. In this episode Richard and Nick discuss the true nature of startups and what needs to be done so you don’t end up in the category of failed business after a couple of years.  

The reality is as you grow and start scaling operational structures need to be designed in such a way that you’re still able to flex your execution engine. Tune in to learn more!

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How to develop a philosophy of generating great ideas to help you scale

2) Why it is critical to have an intimate feel for the market you are in

3) Three components (that leaders can miss) needed to successfully scale your product 

Resources:

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

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

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 131 : Winning with Digital Transformation   With guest Gary Crawford, Chief Innovation Officer, Waracle

Episode 131 : Winning with Digital Transformation With guest Gary Crawford, Chief Innovation Officer, Waracle

August 8, 2022

Waracle make patients & customers lives better through mobile technology. Their 300+ strong team of industry-leading technologists collaborate to create innovative applications that leverage the sensor-rich devices that people use. They connect the best people with the most innovative companies in Financial Services & Digital Health.

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Keys to Unlocking Digital Transformation Initiatives   

Digital transformation is a reality for old and new, small and big companies. Problem is, DT can be a real challenge (to put it lightly). 

Richard and Gary discuss how executives and employees need to shed old habits, update cultural norms, upskill, and adjust their way of thinking to thrive in digital business, all while keeping the show on the road.

Learning to connect the dots between digital initiatives, strategy, and business enablement is critical and will be even more so moving into the future.

Big players such as apple are developing fintech products, JP Morgan continues to invest heavily in this space as well as Citi bank. To survive and thrive you must stay ahead of the curve.

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How to adjust your mindset to unlock your digital future

2) How leadership, relationships and communication play a vital part in the digital future and your success

3) How to use experiences outside your comfort zone as a catalyst for success

 

Episode Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website https://waracle.com/contact-us/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 130: The Mindset of Scaling With Guest Nicola Breyer, CEO, Finleap Connect

Episode 130: The Mindset of Scaling With Guest Nicola Breyer, CEO, Finleap Connect

August 5, 2022

Guest:  Nicola Breyer, CEO, Finleap Connect

Finleap connect is the leading independent European Open-Banking Platform that, through its “full- stack” platform, enables banks, FinTechs, and other companies to engage mobile-first customers with the next generation of financial services by understanding how customers transact and interact.

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How the right mindset can help grow your business

Scaling a fintech company can be intimidating and exhausting. As a fintech leader it is important to have a grasp on the right mindset that will give you future growth.

Richard and Nicola discuss how fintech leaders can become overwhelmed or confused about what steps to take to grow their companies, and how this can speed up the scaling process with the right mindset. 

 

They discuss everything from funding an enterprise to marketing and building a team, and how each action requires the right frame of mind to get the best results. 

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How your mindset must change as you start scaling

2) 5 strategies for business growth that will ensure the outcomes you desire

3) A little known “mental formula” that can expedite business growth

 

 

Episode Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website: https://connect.finleap.com/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 129: Surviving and Thriving with Financial Institutions  with Guest Thomas Ball, CEO and Founder of BerFin

Episode 129: Surviving and Thriving with Financial Institutions with Guest Thomas Ball, CEO and Founder of BerFin

August 1, 2022

Guest Thomas Ball, CEO and Founder of BerFin, Anti-financial Crime Advisory.

BerFin addresses one of the largest threats to today’s society, Financial Crime. They accomplish this by offering their clients innovative and effective solutions. 

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Successfully partnering with financial institutions

Financial institutions and financial technology (fintech) companies are cozying up to one another. What does that mean? 

Richard and Thomas discuss the tenuous “marriage” between financial institutions and fintech. What companies need to consider as they continue on this path.

The arrangement suits both sides, but it’s not always rosy between them.

Fintech can offer banks and credit unions access to innovative technology they don’t have to develop in-house, in return fintechs get a ready-made audience of customers to use their service.

Yet, regulators give extra scrutiny to innovative technologies. Fintechs and the banks that partner with them need to be extra careful they are compliant with all regulations.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) Why execution & automation is important to focus on above policy

2) The most critical regulations a fintech leader must know and understand

3) How regulation and innovation can coexist to achieve mutually beneficial goals

 

Resources:

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

Guest Profile:www.linkedin.com/in/thomas-ball-095283a7

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 128: Tools to propel scaling with Guest Marco Ferrari, COO at Hammock Financial Services

Episode 128: Tools to propel scaling with Guest Marco Ferrari, COO at Hammock Financial Services

July 29, 2022

Guest: Marco Ferrari, COO at Hammock Financial Services.

Hammock is a property finance company that works with landlords to provide customized banking, bookkeeping and property tax statement software. Hammock’s founders are committed to their business being a force for good and giving back to the community.

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Using metrics and planning for steady growth

Most organizations understand that the concept of business development involves three pillars: PR, Marketing, and Sales. Running a finely tuned company, however, takes more.

When developing strategic goals and trying to scale, the challenge is aligning business development with customer demand and in-house capabilities. Richard and Marco discuss how to create metrics that provide leaders with the information needed to influence and steer an organization in a positive direction, even in a quickly changing market to assure constant scaling.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) Critical aspects of strategic planning that CEOs and COOs sometimes miss

2) How to precisely align business operations to client and sales demand

3) How to incentivize your team to achieve high morale and steadily scale

 

Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website: https://usehammock.com

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 127: Building a Community for Success  with Guest Max Rothery, the VP Community at Finimize

Episode 127: Building a Community for Success with Guest Max Rothery, the VP Community at Finimize

July 25, 2022

Guest: Max Rothery, the VP Community at Finimize. Max is responsible for engaging and serving Finimize’s one-million-member global audience. Max has a wealth of experience in community building and digital transformation. 

Finimize offers one-of-a-kind insights on the biggest news, opportunities, and strategies from a team of world-class analysts. When someone joins Finimize, they become part of something much bigger: a community of one million like-minded, success-oriented people. 

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Build it and they will come…and buy

What is community-led growth and how do you use it to build a business?

The usual way of doing business is to place your product at the helm and hope to attract customers to it. But is there a better way? According to Max there is: You build a community and then put your product or service front and center. Next, you foster this centerpiece through a specific growth strategy and distributed leadership. Do it right and you have a thriving, bustling and engaged community that exists at the center of your organization.

Max and Richard will discuss how, through your focused community, growth transpires organically and authentically.

Products and services are important, but they can only take business growth so far. Community propels a business further.

It’s through an intersection of quality products/services and authentic community that sustainable, meaningful expansion occurs.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) The do and don’ts when building a community

2) Why social media alone is not enough to have a bustling and profit-making community

3) How empowering community members is your secret weapon for long term sustainability

 

Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website: www.finimize.com

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 126: Follow the Money—What do Fintech Investors Want? with Guest: Sydney Armani, Chairman & CEO, FinTech World

Episode 126: Follow the Money—What do Fintech Investors Want? with Guest: Sydney Armani, Chairman & CEO, FinTech World

July 22, 2022

Guest: Sydney Armani, Chairman & CEO, FinTech World. Sydney has more than 30 years of experience in Silicon Valley, active in the community as an entrepreneur as well as an investor. 

Fintech World is an online platform featuring pertinent articles on recent issues and directions in the finance industry, providing profound insights into topics that really matter today. The contents deal broadly with specialist perspectives on the vast possibilities technology offers for the financial and end-to-end sectors. 

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What is hot in fintech, what’s not. News that will affect you

Up through 2021, Fintech has been the hottest area of investment for venture capitalists. 20% of funding flowed into fintech startups. But with a recession possibly around the corner, investors are writing fewer and smaller checks.

They are getting much more selective about the kind of companies they invest in. According to CB Insights, global venture investment in fintech firms sank 18% in the first quarter of 2022.

This podcast takes a deep dive into what is hot in fintech, what investors are willing to put money up for and what they are avoiding.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) What you, as a leader, should be concentrating on to secure a bright future

2) Why the continued building of the fintech infrastructure is vital to the ecosystem

3) How the big banks are consolidating their investments and how this may affect your success

 

Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website: https://fintechworld.com/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 125: Knowing Who your Ideal Customers are for Accelerated Growth with Guest: Hans Bunes, co-founder of Bunes & Ferenczi

Episode 125: Knowing Who your Ideal Customers are for Accelerated Growth with Guest: Hans Bunes, co-founder of Bunes & Ferenczi

July 18, 2022

Guest: Hans Bunes, co-founder of Bunes & Ferenczi. For 25 years Hans has worked for Fortune 50 companies, and as self-driven entrepreneur, to drive marketing initiatives. 

Burnes & Ferenczi specializes in smarter and faster ways for B2B Tech companies to acquire new customers.  They help companies create their Ideal Customer Profiles and Build a Serviceable Addressable Market based on the ideal customers and audit and recommend data/analytics tools for sales and marketing to support the acquisition of customers.

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Identifying and Nailing your Core Customer’s Values 

Perhaps the biggest mistake that many founders and CEOs struggle with is intimately knowing who buys their company’s products. In this show, Richard discusses with Hans how finding the right core customer could be the biggest single difference a businessperson makes to their organisation. They discuss how once you nail your core customers values it can result in doubling your business in sometimes less than a year. However, understanding the customers, and who they are is not easy and

most often requires a thoughtful analysis to identify them.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How to be on top of triggering events that are vital to success

2) How to focus in on the top 10% of your list to result in greater sales

3) How customer data needs to play an active role in guiding your company’s decisions

 

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/hansbunes

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

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 124: Tapping into the Rich Business Landscape of Africa  with Guest: Wayne Zwiers, CEO of Basalt Technologies

Episode 124: Tapping into the Rich Business Landscape of Africa with Guest: Wayne Zwiers, CEO of Basalt Technologies

July 15, 2022

Guest:  Wayne Zwiers, CEO of Basalt Technologies. Wayne was voted into the Top 50 Most Influential Business Leaders in Tech 2021. 

Basalt is a global Fintech studio focusing on designing and developing digital banking and insurance solutions for the future. They partner with clients as "one team" to build new products and processes using an ever-changing and improving tech-stack that utilizes modern architectures (such as domain-driven design, micro-services patterns) and cloud computing.

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How to navigate the Business Landscape of  South Africa for Success

With 1.3 billion people, Africa offers a “goldmine” for commerce. However, the route into this potential paradise is through South Africa and existing there are a few uncharted courses and landmines that could throw you off course. This broadcast includes one of the more predominant entrepreneurs and businesspeople in SA, Wayne Zwiers. Wayne dives into the do and don’t of trying to break into the South African marketplace, including the must-know cultural nuances that will make your inroads successful or not. 

 

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) South African cultural nuances you must know about before you go

2) Why having or displaying local expertise is important in South Africa

3) Three business setup tips that could be the difference between success and failure 

 

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/wayne-zwiers

Guest Website https://www.basalt.co/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 123: Staying ahead of the Digital Banking Revolution with Stephane Malrait

Episode 123: Staying ahead of the Digital Banking Revolution with Stephane Malrait

July 11, 2022

Guest: Stephane Malrait. Stephane leads Market Structure & Innovation activities for Financial Markets at ING and also has external partnership and development relationships with Fintech companies.

ING is a global bank with a strong European base of more than 57,000 employees that serve around 38 million customers, corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries. Their purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.

Digital Marketing has Disrupted the Market, now what?
The past two years of the pandemic have fast-tracked digital behaviors. People don’t interact with their banks like they used to. Customers have flocked to digital banking the world over and this is just the beginning. Big institutions are often the last to navigate big changes in the marketplace. But the big banks that aren’t keeping up today may soon be dinosaurs of tomorrow. What to do to stay ahead of the digital curve? What not to do? Please tune in and find out with our guest, Stephane Malrait. 

 

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) Why finance leaders should change their mindset from “success first” to “learning first”

2) How ING created an Innovative culture that formed a closer, more intimate relationship with their customers, and you can do the same

3) How customer needs must be understood and acted on as the catalyst for wholesale improvement 

 

Resources

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

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

Guest Profile: linkedin.com/in/smalrait

Guest Website: https: ing.com

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 122: The Elusive Search for Success starts with You with Zahra Alubudi

Episode 122: The Elusive Search for Success starts with You with Zahra Alubudi

July 8, 2022

Guest: Zahra Alubudi, Co-founder at Levenue. A company that provides capital allocators with an opportunity to diversify their portfolio, while enabling SaaS businesses to scale faster and solve financing issues once and for all.

Listen on Apple Podcasts 

The Magic Bullet to Grow your Business
We have been programed to look outside of ourselves for solutions. But after 20 years in business, Zahra has come to realize that we are looking in the wrong direction. The scaling of your business starts and ends with the founders/CEOs/executives. People that run the show must hone their mindset and attitude while increasing their knowledge. But how is this achieved? Tune in and discover for yourself! 

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

  1. Why adaptability is key for a leader and how to stay fresh and current 
  2. How to assure that you and your business constantly grow to achieve the ideal
  3. Why change is the only constant and how to use the laws of change for the better

 

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/zahra-alubudi/

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

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 121: The Secret Sauce for Startup and Scaling Success   with Guest Jose Graca

Episode 121: The Secret Sauce for Startup and Scaling Success with Guest Jose Graca

July 4, 2022

Guest: Jose Graca, CEO of Bizmoni. 2022 Winner of the Most Inspiring CEO Award and Gold Medal Fintech Award.

Bizmoni connects and trains aspiring founders on how to build a business in 2 years through a detailed curriculum based on actions of proven successful businesses. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts 

A Look into Entrepreneurial Success
Roughly 82% of online startups fail within the first five years of business. The pitfalls are many. But there are those who succeed. A lot can be learned from those inspirational entrepreneurs that have walked the walk and came through the other side. In this episode, we talk about some of those people with the guts and determination to start their own business, and how they succeeded. This is a look into and celebration of the achievements of entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

  1. 3 Secrets that every startup and slow growing business needs to know for sustained expansion 
  2. The #1 marketing proceedure that can make the difference between success and failure
  3.  How and why all your business plans must lead with marketing knowhow and expertise 

 

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/josegraca/

Guest Website: bizmoni.com

Other Social Media Account: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bizmoni/

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 120: Critical Steps to Growing a Fintech B2B and B2C  with Christophe Martins

Episode 120: Critical Steps to Growing a Fintech B2B and B2C with Christophe Martins

June 27, 2022

Marketing  to businesses and people
Scaling and marketing a fintech company can be a harrowing experience. Stormy weather and grim forecasts are always on the horizon. Knowing how to navigate around and through these dangers is a must for success. And that’s just if you market either to end-users or businesses. But what if you market to both? Today an increasing number of fintech businesses sell to both businesses and end-users. This week Richard discusses with his guest the pitfalls and adventures of marketing to both B2B and B2C. What to do. What not to do.

Guest: Christophe Martins, co-founder and General Manager of DeliverMe.City.

DeliverMe.City is the only green delivery service solution operated with 100% digital, zero paper, and their means of transport 100% electric, zero-emission.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How to develop and tailor an effective sales strategy (with marketing message) to the right public.

2) How to focus in on your public and constantly “stay in their face.” (Translated: keep communicating to them and them interested in you and your services/products.)

 3) The best way to approach the brand question for your fintech business so that you can stand out from the rest.

 

Episode Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

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

Guest Website: https://www.deliverme.city/?lang=en

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 119: The Explosion of Fintech and What to Do to Win with Mitchell Posada and Roger Toennis

Episode 119: The Explosion of Fintech and What to Do to Win with Mitchell Posada and Roger Toennis

June 20, 2022

Guests: Mitchell Posada, Managing Partner, Founder Advisors, and Roger Toennis, Managing Partner, Founder Advisors.

Founder Advisors is an exclusive global team of seasoned startup entrepreneurs and corporate executives, who together provide the highest quality timely advisory services enabling founders and their teams to reach their full potential.

Listen on Apple Podcasts 

The Fintech Explosion
In the last five years the fintech industry has exploded with roughly twice as many people using some form of fintech today than in 2017. (From 31% users to 60% today) This means the fintech industry is changing at breakneck speed. With this myriad of challenges continuously evolving as a founder or leader of a fintech company you are undoubtedly facing challenges. Here are a few of the subjects covered in the show, to help you navigate your Everest.

  • Organisational design
  • Audience Engagement
  • New product development
  • Data security and privacy
  • Financial regulatory compliance
  • Integration of emerging technologies

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How to develop new products while at the same time maintaining a high degree of quality service with your existing customers.

2) Emerging technologies, what to pay attention to, what can lead you down a wrong path. How to always stay ahead of the curve.

 3) How to achieve audience engagement with your fintech business, even if the subject matter of your business may seem dry or uninteresting to the average potential customer.

 

Episode Resources

E-book: Unlock Hidden Profit Zones: Download for free at https://www.scaleupconsulting.co.uk/sign-up/

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

Guests' Profiles:

Mitchell Posada: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mposada/

Roger Toennis: www.linkedin.com/in/rogertoennis

Guest Website: www.FounderAdvisors.tech

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 118: The Metaverse Will Change the World, Don’t Be Left Behind, with Guest: Aragorn Meulendijks

Episode 118: The Metaverse Will Change the World, Don’t Be Left Behind, with Guest: Aragorn Meulendijks

June 13, 2022

The Metaverse
The internet has changed the world. Technology is moving at light speed and another internet storm is on the horizon. It’s the Metaverse. Those at the forefront of the Metaverse growth are the frontiersmen of tomorrow. You don’t want to be left on the ground when the Metaverse takes full flight. Learn all about what’s coming with this week’s special guest.  

GUEST: Aragorn Meulendijks is the CMO at BeemUp and Your Open Metaverse.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

1) How and why the Metaverse is predicted to be a 800 billion dollar market in 2024 and the opportunities they can bring your fintech business.

2) What exactly is the Metaverse and what you need to know to prepare your business for it. 

3) How to be an early adopter and capitalize on the changes in e-commerce the Metaverse will bring so as to spot financial opportunities.

 

In the 80s people laughed at the concept of the Internet. Many of those that didn’t were ahead of the curve and enjoyed a subsequent windfall of business. The Metaverse is the Internet 2.0, don’t be the one left laughing! Join us for this important podcast. 

 

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/aragornmeulendijks/

Guest Website: yom.community

Other Social Media Account: Twitter: @MrMet4verse  and @Yometaverse  TikTok: Your Open Metaverse 

 

Scale your company faster and better 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 117: The World is Your Oyster, How to Use it to Grow Your Company with Alexander Hubel

Episode 117: The World is Your Oyster, How to Use it to Grow Your Company with Alexander Hubel

June 6, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Listen on Apple Podcasts 

Technology has made the world smaller. Today anyone can communicate to any other person on the planet within milliseconds. This can be a godsend for business growth, not only in reaching global customers, but building a distributed team that can benefit your company and the world in many ways.

GUEST: Alexander Hubel, Chief Strategy Officer and co-owner of Automation & AI focused startup, Turbotic. Alex’s accountabilities include strategy, business development, strategic partnerships and global expansion. 

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard Doherty is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies to attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

 

Top 3 Insight Bombs:  

  • How having a Global Mindset can bring about growth, and not having one in today’s world might be like building bars around your business.
  • How to gather a Distributed Team to garner community spirit and goodwill for your company.

  • The key actions to building a thriving distributed ecosystem that can raise the value of your business in the global community.

 

Today’s successful business giants incorporate a distributed team.  No matter the size of your business, you can, and should do the same. Join in on the success and fun by building a distributed team.

 

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/alexander-h%C3%BCbel-17176b22

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

Scaling Now?  

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Episode 116: The Most Important Mindset needed to Succeed in Fintech with Carl Versella

Episode 116: The Most Important Mindset needed to Succeed in Fintech with Carl Versella

May 30, 2022

GUEST: Carl Versella is the Leader of Capital Markets & Management Consulting practice, Convergence, Inc

Convergence provides clients with proprietary “Data as a Service” solutions by identifying, collecting, normalizing, structuring, and enriching raw and unstructured data into meaningful business insights. These help clients grow revenue, improve efficiency, and identify and manage risks.

HOST: In addition to being the host of the internationally popular Fintech Scaling show, Richard is the founder and CEO of Scale Up Consulting, A consulting business that helps scale Fintech companies attain stellar profits with their Key to Profits System.

Top 3 Insight Bombs
1) The superior mindset a company and leaders need to develop that will get them through the roughest of times.
2) How to create a company culture that will result in win/win/win outcomes for management, employees, and customers.

3) Why fintech companies fail—what is the “miracle drug” that can not only save them but propel them into a prosperous future.

You can have the best technology, the brightest minds, the most investment capital, but if you and your employees don’t have the right mental makeup your chances of success diminish by leaps and bounds. Carl and I discuss the mindset that every successful company must adopt to make it in today’s business world. 

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/versella/

Guest Website: https://convergenceinc.com/

Want to scale your company faster and better? Get in touch with Richard to see how he may help: richard@scaleupconsulting.co or visit https://scaleupconsulting.co.uk/

Episode 115: Investing in Communities with David Wagstaff

Episode 115: Investing in Communities with David Wagstaff

May 23, 2022

Here’s what we talked about:

Building a community, an ecosystem of connectivness is good for business

As business leaders, when we are able to reinvest into our communities and the people in them that we serve, wonderful things happen.

In decades past, advertising used to be the predominant form of businesses communicating with and attracting a large number of customers.

While still crucial, today, advertising has taken a backseat to the attention a business or brand can receive by connecting the dots in their ecosystem.

That care and inclusiveness, can provide leaders with the data required to lead movements, have an impact, and transform not only their community but society.

The age old saying of together is better, springs to mind

So, join me today on the #fintechscalingshow, with David Wagstaff, founder, of Eprenz.com. where we discuss why investing in a community as part of the scaling process pays forward dividends

 

Episode Highlights:

  • Secrets to create a bustling and value driven community

  • Critical factors to consider as you build your community

  • Inside track on how to leverage influences for growth

  • and much more

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/dwagstaff/

Guest Website: https://www.linkedin.com/company/entrepreneursnet/

 

Scaling Now?  

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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?  

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 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?  

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 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?  

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 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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