Caroline McQueen is a Personal Image & Brand Consultant from London. She’s also the chief provocateur at Industry Avenue.
In this Podcast, we discuss ( SPOILER ALERT )
- [03:10] Caroline explains her motivation for becoming an entrepreneur
- [06:30] We learn how Caroline got started with Industry Avenue & Virgin Startup
- [08:35] Caroline shares how and why she pivoted her business
- [11:10] “The most important person you can satisfy is your viewer, your audience”
- [12:20] We learn how Caroline got involved with Virgin Startup
- [16:07] Caroline explains what it’s like to apply for funding
- [18:10] Caroline shares tips on how you can get funding
- [19:10] We find out if you actually need a business plan
- [ 21:24] “Sometimes people get bogged down by the business plan, and it’s just an excuse to procrastinate”
- [23:40] Caroline shares how “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, could influence your business plan
- [25:10] “How to eat an elephant, is a bite at a time”
- [27:59] Caroline explains why it’s important for brands to produce great content.
- [30:31] We ask Caroline if startups should do both content marketing and paid ads.
- [35:44] We find out what the first thing you and Phil should do, to get your idea off the ground.
- [36:40] “You can’t build a property on rented land”
- [39:53] What to do, if your not talented enough to make good content
- [43:00] “You can’t be afraid to fail”
- [43:30] We learn more about testing and validating your idea
- [46:08] Caroline explain how a mastermind can help your business
- [50:10] Caroline shares what she has learnt from Sir Richard Branson
- [51:10] We find out what Caroline wishes she knew, before starting in business
- [55:38] We learn from Caroline’s experience with failure, and how to have the right mindset
You will learn
- What first steps to take in business
- How to prepare to find funding
- Tips on how to market your business cheaply
Links and resources mentioned
- More from Caroline McQueen
- Recommended reading
- Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert (affiliate link)
- Websites mentioned
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