Scale Up With Nick Bradley

Scale Up With Nick Bradley

Welcome to “Scale Up with Nick Bradley”. In this podcast, we will show you how to scale up your business and your life! So you can achieve greater freedom, wealth and impact, and live life on your terms. Ranked #1 business podcast in the U.K. on iTunes and Spotify, we will help you go from start-up to scale-up and beyond: How to significantly grow your business; how to create commercial strategies that drive predictable revenue; how to leverage systems and processes to free you up from day-to-day operations; how to raise funding and investment; how to generate fast scale via business acquisitions; how to exit your business for life-changing money; ultimately, how to build your empire! You can only scale a business to the level of your identity, so week in and week out we'll be bringing you inspiring guests to help you on your journey. You see, it's not just about spreadsheets and strategies ... it's about mindset, skillset, purpose and belief - learning from people doing extraordinary things, and making a bigger impact - so you can too. Introducing your host - entrepreneur, investor and scale-up specialist, Nick Bradley: - Over 10 years in Private Equity - 117 acquisitions - 25 business exits - $5.3bn in deals - #1 ranking business podcast in the UK … over 600,000 downloads in 130 countries - “In business and in life - be grateful, be brave, have faith, show up!" Contact details: Work with Nick: Nick’s Facebook page: Nick’s LinkedIn: Nick’s Instagram:


November 23, 2023 50 mins

Nick welcomes Chip Conley, a renowned speaker and author, about the concept of midlife wisdom and the transformative power of embracing new opportunities.

Chip shares his personal journey of transitioning from a successful CEO to becoming a modern elder and mentor at Airbnb. He discusses the societal stigma around aging and how reframing our mindset can lead to a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Chip also highlights the import...

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Nick welcomes Jeremy Snape, a former cricket player for England and now a sports psychologist and leadership consultant. They delve into the parallels between sports and business leadership, focusing on mindset and the importance of a winning mindset.

Jeremy shares personal stories from his cricket career, including moments of despair and triumph, and discusses the power of staying present and in control of one's thinking. He also...

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    Nick is joined by Purdeep Sangha, an expert in business growth, scaling, and leadership, with a specific focus on family businesses. Purdeep shares his personal journey, growing up in an immigrant family and working in the agricultural business. He discusses his transition from the corporate world to entrepreneurship, driven by a desire to align his values and make a bigger impact.

    The conversation delves into the impor...

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      Nick is joined this time by Ryan Tansom and Walker Deibel, for a lively discussion about the complexities and misconceptions surrounding buying and selling businesses.

      They address the rise of misleading marketing tactics that promise easy success in the world of acquisitions, highlighting the importance of understanding the true value of a company and the practical steps needed to achieve a successful transaction. They...

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      Nick talks to David Lesperance, a tax advisor and international tax expert, about the complex world of tax mitigation and strategic planning for entrepreneurs and business owners looking to optimise their wealth and minimise tax liabilities. David shares his extensive experience in helping clients navigate the intricacies of residency, citizenship, and domicile options in various jurisdictions, and emphasises the importance of unde...

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      September 13, 2023 45 mins

      Nick is joined by guest Brooke Casanovas to discuss the significance and intention behind mastermind rooms. Brooke shares her journey of attending and hosting masterminds, starting from seeking knowledge and proving herself, to realising the importance of building a network and collaborating with like-minded individuals.

      They delve into the different tiers of masterminds and the transformative power of being in a room with high-fr...

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        Nick welcomes Joseph Durnford, an expert in M&A transactions with over 30 years of experience. They delve into the world of deal making, building value, and exiting companies. Joseph shares his insights and expertise, drawing from his extensive background in private equity and investment banking. They discuss the changing landscape of private equity over the years, the rise of distributed entrepreneurship, and the im...

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          Nick delves into his past experience in private equity and shares the disciplines and mindset that can be applied to any business. He discusses the practicalities of private equity, including the analysis of markets and potential, the development of a focused strategy, the importance of talent and incentives, leveraging resources effectively, and creating processes for continuous performance improvement. 


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          Nick interviews guest Nick Koumalatsos, a former military serviceman with a colourful life and a decorated career. The conversation delves into Koumalatsos' journey from a lucrative but stagnant lifestyle to his decision to join the military. Despite facing numerous obstacles and rejections, Koumalatsos persevered and eventually found himself excelling in the military, leveraging his knowledge of the system to his advantage.

          The e...

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          August 9, 2023 23 mins

          Nick delves into the darker side of private equity. While acknowledging the positive aspects of private equity, such as wealth creation and entrepreneurial freedom, Nick explores the psychological game of private equity M&A. He poses the question, "Are you the prize or the prey?" and explains how private equity views business owners as assets. 


          • Private equity firms play a game of buying low to sell high, a...
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          Charles Byrd is one of the most connected people in the online space and knows how to help set up lucrative promotional deals that have his clients and students booking multi 7-figures in new business. Charles's work on relationships, joint ventures, and frictionless systems, has been featured in the likes of Forbes, ABC News, SiriusXM and the Science Of Success.

          Charles joins Nick to talk about one of the most important drives of...

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          July 26, 2023 14 mins

          You don't always have to say yes to everything in order to get ahead in the world. Sometimes, this "entrepreneurial curse" can lead to great things, but as Nick explains in this episode, there's also a great power to be found in saying no from time to time.


          • As entrepreneurs, we often feel as though if we say no to something, that we will somehow be missing out. This fear of missing out can often land us with h...
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          Meet Cameron Herold, the visionary who, at the age of 42, engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s spectcular growth from a $2 Million company to a jaw-dropping $106 Million in revenue in just six years. Not only that, his companies scored over 5,200 media placements, including Oprah!

          Not simply a theory guy, Cameron teaches what he knows from experience and is passionate about sharing his expertise with today’s most dynamic business le...

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          What makes your company unique and remarkable when you're pitching? Which lessons could you take from the world-renowned business model pioneered by Apple?

          Nick answers these questions and explains all in this episode.


          • When it comes to pitching, many business owners struggle to crystallise everything they've created into a core concept and saleable snapshot.
          • A win-theme are the five bullet points that...
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          Justin Cooke is the founder of Empire Flippers, a company that he has taken from zero revenue, to selling over $450 million worth of businesses in just ten years.

          Justin joins Nick to discuss his incredible talent for acquisitions, as well as his new business, Webstreet, which aims to invest in online businesses as an asset class.

          Find out now if you’re building a high-value, exitable business (even if you have no immediate plans...

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          In the fourth part of his series on Breaking Through Business Growth, Nick discusses the platforming stage of scaling up, and how it ties into value expansion and strategic thinking.


          • You can only scale up through people, processes and systems. As a leader, your identity has to shift in order for you to be successful.
          • When a business becomes a platform, it's an acquisition that acts as a starting point for oth...
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          Brandon Steiner is a globally-renowned sports marketer, who published his first book, The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports in 2003.

          Brandon joins Nick this week to talk about his humble beginnings and how he learned the art of entrepreneurship through some very unique methods, the values he obtained from his family, and the most invaluable lessons he's learned from the world of sport.

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          Nick is joined by Ruari Fairbairns, the founder and CEO of One Year No Beer, to talk about alcohol - the impact it can have if you're a regular drinker, and what effects this can have on you as an entrepreneur.

          Nick and Ruari also talk about the journey that led to such a groundbreaking, innovative concept as One Year No Beer, and what we can change if alcohol is showing up in our lives in ways that fail to serve us.

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          In the third part of his mini-series on breaking through business growth, Nick focuses upon expanding value, and why it might be the most crucial part of your business exit strategy.


          • Most people think that they start a business and then exit a business, without really ever considering the crucial "expansion" phase that can dynamically increase the exit numbers beyond their initial expectations.
          • Value expansio...
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          Adam Coffey is the founding partner of CEO Advisory Guru, LLC. Best-selling author of The Private Equity Playbook and The Exit-Strategy Playbook.

          In this episode, Adam joins Nick to talk about how the world of private equity works, and how you can position your business to have a successful exit.

          Find out now if you’re building a high-value, exitable business (even if you have no immediate plans to sell it). You’ll get an instant...

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