The Dare to Scale Show

The Dare to Scale Show

Have you got what it takes to scale your business forward? Are you ready to take on greater heights in your entrepreneurial journey? Tune in to the Dare to Scale Podcast and find out the best practices, tactics, and strategies industry leaders and experts use to grow and scale their business successfully.Join hosts Warsha Joshi and Evan Le Clus as they discuss the framework that has helped many founders and entrepreneurs achieve incredible feats in their business.Everything from finding the courage to dream bigger and bolder to determining the right goals, developing an abundance mindset, unlearning practices that no longer serve the business and replacing them with useful ones, to hiring the right team, managing finances and operations to ultimately achieving growth in sales and revenue within the company, as well as practical tips on dealing with the intricate complexities that come with each stage – we’ve got all these covered.In each episode, we provide actionable steps you can take to propel your business upward and forward – no matter which stage you’re at in your Dare to Scale journey - Dare, Unlearn, Prepare and Scale. Whether you are a small business owner ready to scale up, or you’re a leader of a big company wanting to conquer your next big business venture, or you are somewhere in-between, the Dare to Scale Podcastis for you.


December 6, 2023 63 mins

Business Scaling, Building Valuation and Wealth

Let’s continue the conversation on building value and building wealth in your business. Do they mean the same or are they different sides of the coin?

If you are a founder and CEO, been running your business for about 3 to 5 years, these topics are probably already taking centre stage. If you are now strategising for scaling success, these conversations are critical...

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Struggling with maintaining consistent cash flow?
Emphasis on hard work above cash management?
Associating self-worth with financial success?
Over-emphasis on frugality or debt aversion?
Growing broke?

Any (or ALL) of these resonate with you as a business owner looking to scale? Well, you have come to the right place then.

You asked, we deliver!

Click here to watch the conversation on Li...

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November 16, 2022 19 mins

Welcome to our 55th episode of the Dare to Scale Show!

Starting our podcast has been one of the most gratifying experiences: we've learned a lot doing it, and it's been a load of fun.

Today, we share the five most important lessons that have come out of our 55 episodes which can apply as much to your business scaling journey as launching your own show.

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Last episode, we discussed the importance of strategic thinking. Today, we’re going a level higher, which is actually making things happen. We’re talking about the operations phase, where we turn our ideas into a plan to turn them into reality.

Keeping your company on track for success is almost impossible without proper planning. Without a plan, it is hard to gauge where your company is at and what your next move should be. The mai...

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Constantly putting out fires (management by reaction) is one of the key causes of burnout in a SME founder or CEO’s life, affecting not just their business, but their health and loved ones too.

But how does your business have persistent fires that require all your time? It probably all started with you. 

You probably did not strategically plan your business, and that’s what we are talking about in this episode. Le...

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October 5, 2022 22 mins

If you get hit by a bus right now, what do you think will happen to your business? 

This is a question that will urge you to evaluate your business. If you are an entrepreneur who thinks that your business will go downfall when you are not around, you should listen to this podcast to know exactly what aspects of your business are at high risk or needs improvement. Adapt the balanced scorecard, and take the 12 Scalability Q...

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To most people, cancer is a scary word to hear. It's an illness that many don't like to talk about but it's a reality for so many different people. One of those people is Warsha Joshi, who just recently discovered she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer for the third time.

But unlike many others who might see this situation as a challenge, Warsha chooses to view it in a completely different light. Listen to he...

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September 7, 2022 10 mins

Go ahead, dare to be authentic. Be the best version of YOU. Each day is a new chance to be more YOU!

Have you ever wondered why certain milestones, such as a 50th birthday, are celebrated? Well, aside from the fact that you have crossed the half-way point of a century, it is also because you have come so far: accumulated a lot of experiences, knowledge and successes while overcoming pitfalls and persevering through many cu...

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August 17, 2022 26 mins

How frequently do you declutter your business or your personal matters? We are all so busy that we forget to spare some time to reflect and declutter. This leads to an often more complicated and tougher-to-solve situation and called organisational debt.

Organisational Debt is the accumulation of changes that leaders should have made but didn't—from a bloated hiring process, maintaining the company’s culture between em...

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There are days when we feel extra motivated. We want to be productive and finish the day with a lot of tasks completed. It's often challenging to figure out what to do first, what to do next, and how to finish the tasks without starting the others halfway. We find it hard to fight the urge to start another task when the first one is not yet finished. In this episode, you will laugh at yourself when you figure out that it’s eas...

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July 20, 2022 9 mins

We often think of the huge breakthrough that we want to happen but when it comes to taking action, we stumble. We start to doubt our capabilities, so we end up not doing it. Looking back to the previous achievements and successes you’ve made – both big and small – will very much help you regain self-confidence.

In today’s Dare to Scale show, you will reclaim your momentum as Warsha Joshi talks about the importance of valui...

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July 6, 2022 10 mins

‘I’ll do it now’ can literally become your war cry that will help you tackle that sense of overwhelm and sort out your priorities.

Welcome to this episode where Evan talks us through the emboldening expression of ‘I’ll do it now’ and his experience with using this thought to take control of your day and focus on that which needs your attention the most.

Join us on this journey of self-discovery, where we use great tips and even a 100...

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Welcome back to Part Two of our wonderful conversation about Studio Expo with our Studio Expo’s Executive Producer, Reim El Houni. She has been sharing amazing stories about what it takes to make the greatest show on Earth live on TV and make it an effortless success.

If you haven't listened to Part One in our previous Episode 44, we highly recommend you start with that, and then come back and continue listening becau...

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In this episode, we're joined by a guest whom we've already had on the show, Reim El Houni, as she recounted to us how she and her team managed to pull off such a long and worthwhile journey of daily live shows with global reach for six months and make it a seamless, enjoyable experience for everyone watching. 

Reim is the founder and CEO of the award-winning video production company called TI-22 and lots of othe...

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Life is not just about business. You can’t enjoy all the fruits of your labour unless you take time off occasionally to smell the roses. It's important to take a step back and enjoy life from time to time. This is one of the many brilliant nuggets we came up with while recording this episode that consist of our top 20 favorite quotes from the book ‘The Complete Tales of Winnie The Pooh’ written by A.A.Milne. 

The quotes from th...

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When you started your business, it will have been to follow your passion or fill a gap in the world with your service or product. Yet as the business grows there are so many things that need your attention. Finance, administration, operations, the list just goes on and on and it’s at that time when you start feeling anxious and stressed because these are not your areas of expertise.

Every entrepreneur who has built a business from t...

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Building a business is not just about creating job opportunities and having a great product that helps you move forward. It is mostly about building a community, this community extends from your family and friends to the employees who work for you and the end users who require your product and services. 

Being a steward for all these people, while maintain the course of the company are a few of the many hats that an entrepreneur has...

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In this brilliant collaborative episode with fellow podcaster Dhiren Bhatia, we are discussing the classic ‘Alice in Wonderland’. 

This wonderful children’s book was written in 1865 and has been enthralling readers ever since. So how can this children’s book help you in your entrepreneurial journey. Well allow us to break it down for you. 

This book has some wonderful lessons to share with each of us, no matter where we are in our li...

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There may be many reasons that led you to become an entrepreneur yet that one compelling reason, your big ‘Why’ sometimes gets lost along the way. It could be because you are more invested in creating a great business plan rather than focusing on creating a thriving business or it could just be that you are afraid to ask for help. 

There is no better time than the present to be brave, for you and your business. Gather your courage a...

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February 16, 2022 22 mins

In this episode, we are departing from our usual format to bring you a delightful narration of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy. It is beautifully written and so lovingly put together about a curious set of friends facing their biggest fears in the middle of an uncertain world as they explore kindness, hope, friendship, and loyalty. The four friends share adventures and i...

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