How It All Started: Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast

Thursday 9 September 2021

Written by Lee Manning

How It All Started: Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast

How It All Started: Beyond The Balance Sheet Podcast

Whilst walking the dogs over at the woods listening to Rob Moore’s podcast, I thought it would be a good idea that Raffingers produce one, as we have some great clients who have some amazing stories to share. How hard can it be? Well, 18 months later we have produced noteworthy podcast episodes with some truly inspiring guests. Ranging from an old school friend who worked as an employee for many years and made the brave decision to start running his own business, to a client who continued to run a multi-million-pound business when her husband sadly passed away, and how she overcome the imposter syndrome.

I have learnt that it was worth the time and effort doing these podcast episodes if it helped one person achieve their goals, or helped them in some way personally or in their personal life. As we come out of the worst 18 months that any business has experienced, I personally learnt so much about business owners. One thing to remember is that it is OK to admit your mistakes, as long as you learn from them. It is OK to ask for help, we are all human and need guidance and support to help us through some difficult times. It is OK to ask yourself why have I done this? As long as you stay true to yourself and remember why you went into business in the first place, you will get through it.

The podcast really shows other business owners that there is always support out there, and it was those businesses that called on that support, that managed to grow and be successful. I always compare what happens in the sports world when it comes to improving and achieving your personal best, you wouldn’t hesitate to go to a sports coach for help and guidance, why would you not do the same in the business world? We have started to mentor businesses and help them set their goals, review their marketing plans and put a plan in place to get to where they want to be.

We are always looking to improve the podcast and the 2nd series includes sound bites with myself and Ashlee discussing the podcast episodes, I hope these were useful to listeners and we have more up our sleeve with series 3, so watch out for the updates, you can keep up with us on our social pages!

If you have any questions or are interested in possibly being featured in series 3, get in touch!

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