Podcast – Bouncing Back – EP 5 – Growth
Episode 5 considers the ups and downs that come with business growth and the challenges one must overcome to achieve it. It explores the additional strain that growth can place on business owners and asks how we can look after ourselves when faced with more things to do, and less time to do them.
“Sometimes you are able to prepare for business growth and sometimes it takes you by surprise. Before you know it you are juggling more stakeholders, more demand and less time to manage the challenges that arise. Growth can also create a period of change with restructuring or relocating sometimes necessary to deal with the increase in demand. Throughout it all it is important to look after the most important asset to your business; you. “ – Leanne Berry
This episode is an in-depth conversation about business growth, how it may not always feel like success and the difficulties associated with an expanding business from employing new staff to taking on new technology.
Listen to Australian small business owners and experts including:
- Julie Muir, celebrant
- Melissa Horvat, founder and graphic design artist at Graphika
- Helen Tricarico who founded Health on the Inside (HOTI) – a home-made, organic kombucha
- Ellen Jackson, workplace psychologist
- Roland Hanekroot, small business expert.
I hope you’ve enjoyed listening to Episode 5 of this podcast series on Bouncing Back.
Below are links to further resources for small business people helping you to look after yourself and your business.
My Business Health
My Business Health
Ahead for Business
Beyond Blue Support small business owners to improve their mental health and wellbeing at work guide
Five Minute Mental Health Check Up (Ahead for Business)
It’s such a pleasure to host this wonderful series on Bouncing Back and speak with all these amazing Australian small business people about there journey and experiences.
- Setbacks and challenges are an inevitable part of running a small business.
- There is no one-size-fits-all approach and mistakes happen.
- Failing is a normal part of life and often teaches us the most important business lessons.
- ‘It’s not failure holding us back – it’s our view of failure’.
- It is important to reach out for support when you are struggling.
- It is normal to need to ask for help from time to time.
Thank you to Sound Cartel and the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources