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Starting and growing your business as an expat will test you to the limit but the rewards can more than compensate. Become a business hero for your customers, your family and of course yourself. But first you have to navigate your fears and concerns, adopt the right mindset, learn from others mistakes, build a supportive network and have a smart plan. Join Alex Congdon, a UK expat in Switzerland, as he interviews expat business entrepreneurs and experts from around the world as they share th ...
 
“Software eats the world”, as one famous investor once said it. However, our Earth runs on resources and is based on atoms rather than bits. Our true progress therefore depends mainly on our producing, selling innovative physical products, that is hardware. Hardware is...different. Challenges abound in designing, manufacturing, getting funding, hiring, innovating, delivering to the customers. Resources are scattered around and only a few exist. Where do you get real, practical knowledge? Thi ...
 
"Sigrun is like the FEMALE James Bond of Online Marketing! ...a True INTERNATIONAL Woman of Mystery...and Inspiration!" - James Wedmore, host of the Mind Your Business podcast. ... Discover through inspiring stories, case studies, and interviews how you can create your own lifestyle business. Sigrun shares the ‘7 Stages of a Profitable Online Business’ and other proven strategies that help you turn your passion into profits. Her featured experts include entrepreneurs like James Wedmore, Kimr ...
 
In The Loop are a series of business or personal development podcasts for and by Zurich Networking Group members showcasing their work, knowledge or company activities. The group has a diverse composition of Swiss and non-Swiss members. We come together to keep you in the loop on trends, business and personal career or development topics. The podcast will be provided every two weeks and include members or simple informational episodes to help solopreneurs and small business owners with their ...
 
Daniel Kunz from the Nerd Entrepreneurs team interviews the best and brightest startup founders and experts so you can be ahead of the curve with your own venture. Discover how you can quickly validate your startup idea, find problem - solution - fit and acquire your first customers so you can focus on building something that will drive revenue and profits and ultimately grow to become the business you’ve always dreamed of.
 
The Swisspreneur Show is a podcast series of in-depth, candid conversations with some of Switzerland’s most successful founders, business leaders and innovators. By getting to the heart of these leaders’ stories - their successes, their failures, their must-have advice and greatest regrets - we hope to both inspire and guide the next generation of Swiss entrepreneurs. Each episode deconstructs and showcases one person’s personal and professional background and provides advice and recommendat ...
 
Heidi Swapp, a wife, mom, entrepreneur and influencer of women, teams up with David Kozlowski, a licensed marriage and family therapist to create a podcast that brings light to tough topics related to personal and family relationships. This unlikely duo was brought together by the death of Heidi’s son Cory, who passed away from suicide in July of 2015. Heidi and David discuss information, tools and strategies that have helped her these past few years to learn, grow and understand the complex ...
 
Hear from expat families and experts around the world. Learn how to get visas, make money, find jobs and resettle abroad. Get a behind-the-scenes look at what everyday life with kids is really like in different countries, and get the answers you need to go from day dreaming to international move making... Because life is too short to settle! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
Barbara will uncover techniques of releasing old patterns that are unconsciously made and bring them up to the conscious mind to help you let them go! Barbara will also help you find the way to clarity, peace, and how to live a successful life on your terms, by turning negative experiences into positive ones! All the way from Switzerland, an ultimate Renaissance woman, BARBARA SCHEIDEGGER, C.Ht., wife, mother, entrepreneur, life coach, author, host, philanthropist, visionary but most importa ...
 
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Timestamps: 1:22 - Starting a student project 8:32 - The team behind sun'n'go 16:15 - Tips for making remote teams work 17:34 - Advice for future entrepreneurs 22:07 - The French-speaking Swiss startup scene About Anaïs and Sun'n'go Anaïs Matthey-Junod obtained a BA in Environmental Science and Engineering and an MA in Energy Management and Sustain…
 
When I started my online business, I had no idea I was going to have a multiple 7-figure business 7 years later, or that I would achieve one million in revenue in 4 years. I remember not even having these aspirations. I didn’t see myself as someone who could achieve that. I saw other people doing it, but me? I hadn’t even started my online business…
 
Timestamps:2:30 - Meeting future co-founders9:19 - Deciding to go up against Nike and Adidas21:35 - Finding a business partner47:14 - Dealing with competition49:47 - InvestorsBiography:Caspar Coppetti is co-founder of On, one of the world’s fastest growing sports brands. Caspar started On together with his two co-founders Olivier Bernhard and David…
 
Are you a person who is scared of sales? Many entrepreneurs have brilliant business ideas, but when it comes to selling their services, they are overcome with doubt. They are worried about being too pushy, or charging too much, or being perceived as sleazy. Melissa Pharr, my guest this week on the Sigrun Show, has made it her mission to help women …
 
Timestamps: 10:22 - Understanding your clients (needle question) 14:55 - Getting your customers to use your product more often 17:00 - Achieving negative churns, incentivizing referrals 24:51 - The best lifetime value vs customer acquisition costs ratio 36:53 - When to pull the plug on a certain channel The Episode in 60 Seconds How to find, optimi…
 
I’m so excited to speak with this week’s guest on The Sigrun Show, Eleanor Beaton. Eleanor and I met in Ali Brown’s premier program over a year ago. She stood up and spoke so elegantly in front of everyone that I thought she looked and sounded like a queen, and I just had to invite her on my podcast. Eleanor is a business coach helping women entrep…
 
Timestamps: 12:56 - Turning a company tool into a product 25:00 - Developing a brand with 25 other people 34:53 - Dealing with the complexity of a growing company 43:23 - Being laughed at by more traditional companies 56:38 - Finding work-life balance Biography: Jeremias Meier is the co-founder and managing director of Bexio, a company offering Saa…
 
In this first podcast series, today you will learn more about Maria Ryder and her decision together with her husband to start a new business in Switzerland, to relocate and more. Having both been in the meetings, events and conference organising industry for over 15 years, it was a logical move to start again when they arrived in Switzerland. Maria…
 
In this episode, David and Heidi talk about the rapper Drake and how Heidi's son showed her the music video for his song "God's Plan" and how it made her emotional. David refers back to Tupac's "Dear Mama" and how you can't take a screen shot and label an artist by one song.By Elevate Podcasting
 
I’m in the middle of transforming my team, and there couldn’t have been a better moment for Kris Plachy to come on to the Sigrun Show. Kris is an expert for entrepreneurial management and her work revolves around guiding leaders in learning how to lead their own team. Having worked in a corporate start-up environment, she quickly made a name for he…
 
Timestamps: 5:11 - Getting fired 18:42 - The business model behind vertical farming 22:19 - Having to change your founding team 32:40 - Having an employee steal data from you 37:17 - The ETH Entrepreneur Club Biography Mark Essam is the co-founder of YASAI, a vertical farming startup and ETH spin-off. The idea to pursue vertical farming originated …
 
Tobi Fairley, my guest this week on the Sigrun Show, has a lot in common with me. We have both made it our mission to empower women and get them to step up and be successful with their business. But while I mainly focus on service-based entrepreneurship, Tobi is concentrating on helping creative people make money online. Tobi isn’t just a creative …
 
Timestamps: 3:54 - Most relevant digital marketing channels 13:50 - How do you know you're on the right track? 19:33 - Talking budget 31:15 - When should you switch to an offline marketing channel? 38:41 - Best tool setup Biography: Lukas Stuber is the Managing Director of Dept, a digital agency. Previously, he had founded Yourposition, a digital m…
 
I want you to be honest - have you ever NOT done something because you felt you’re not good enough or because you were doubting your abilities? So many people, especially women, get stuck because they lack the self-confidence to go after their dreams. Lisa Hyde, my guest this week on the Sigrun Show, has made it her mission to help such women get u…
 
Timestamps: 8:03 - When to expand to Asia 17:54 - Knowing how to change your mentality 19:21 - Will English take you far? 28:26 - What can Europe learn from Asia? 30:25 - What can Asia learn from Europe? The Episode in 60 seconds Why expand your business to Asia - Asian markets are growing rapidly, with a strong increase in purchasing power. - Asia…
 
If you’re a writer, you can’t make a living - this was the belief Kira Hug grew up with, so rather than pursuing a writing career, she became an artist. By 2015, Kira had tried out many ideas, even started a business in the wedding industry, but nothing quite fit. It wasn’t until a friend told her that she could actually make money writing copy for…
 
Timestamps: 2:25 - Turning a translation company into a profit center 15:21 - Finding your core values 19:48 - Dealing with employees who don't fit your culture 25:13 - Going international 46:34 - Working with investors Biography: Doris Albisser is the founder and executive Chairwoman of Evaluglobe AG. Through Evaluglobe, she focuses on board manda…
 
I’m so excited to air the 400th episode of the Sigrun Show! I started The Sigrun Show on August 2nd, 2017, with 100 episodes in 100 days. Then I went over to three episodes a week and eventually to two, and for a long time now, I’ve been doing one episode a week. This is the 400th episode and for this special occasion, I’ve decided to switch seats.…
 
Timestamps: 0:55 - Common mistakes with bootstrapping 2:40 - What's the right channel for you? 12:43 - Offline vs online ads 17:12 - Green Friday sale 24:13 - Scaling your social media presence The Episode in 60 Seconds: Bootstrapping your marketing from scratch The first commandment of bootstrapping: do it yourself. Don’t pay agencies or lawyers f…
 
Throwback episode! One of the key fundamental principles here at Light The Fight is being able to recognize shame and how it can affect us on the day to day and especially in our parenting. As a 40-something, mother-of-five … Heidi was surprised to learn that there was a major difference between “guilt” and “shame”. In episode 2, Heidi explains how…
 
Adding passive income streams to your business is a great way to stop trading time for money. But how do you create leveraged income? When Lisa Johnson was tired of working hours and hours without seeing the results she wanted, she discovered passive income streams and has now become an expert in creating leveraged income. It all started when Lisa …
 
Timestamps: 6:01 - Wie die Eisenbahnfrage die Schweiz für immer verändert hat 30:53 - Wer ist Alfred Escher als Mensch? 48:03 - Wie Escher mit Verlust klargekommen ist 59:42 - Umgang mit Krankheit 1:24:48 - Hat Alfred Escher ein tragisches Ende gefunden? Biographies: Joseph Jung Joseph Jung is a historian, consultant and the author of one of the mo…
 
Alexandra has been teaching nutrition and traditional Chinese medicine for years. As a doctor for holistic medicine, she was working offline in her practice in Vienna. Her newest project was developing an app for nutrition recommendations, but she had no idea how to market and sell it. Then the Coronavirus hit, and Alexandra had to close her practi…
 
Timestamps: 5:40 - Why go through college? 10:08 - Going from idea to execution 21:15 - Building a startup part-time 35:33 - Building a community behind a brand 48:54 - Turning investors down Biography: Nicholas Hänny is the co-founder and CEO of Nikin, a sustainable fashion startup. Nicholas started Nikin in 2016 together with his childhood friend…
 
When the Corona crisis hit Italy in March, Claudia Witticke wasn’t allowed to do her sewing classes anymore. She thought it would just be a short holiday, but then she had to close her fabric shop as well and couldn’t produce anything anymore. From one day to the next, she wasn’t earning a cent. This didn’t only affect her livelihood - Claudia also…
 
Timestamps: 4:00 - Hiring the best people 23:28 - The management team 28:02 - Dealing with investors 41:04 - Being Chief Culture Officer 45:04 - Are great CEOs born or made? Biography: Phil Lojacono is the co-founder and CEO of Advanon, one of Switzerland’s formerly fastest growing fintech startups. Advanon offers a platform for SMEs to bidge long …
 
This week I want to share Claudia Nichterl’s story with you. Claudia and I have been working together for a while, and this is the second year she is in my VIP mastermind. She is a nutritionist working in Vienna and looks back on 18 years of experience in her field. At first, her business was offline. She was doing one on one consultancies, had her…
 
Timestamps: 0:58 - Starting a company with your significant other 2:08 - How to evaluate the potential of a founding team 7:55 - Added pressure to your relationship 17:10 - Splitting roles 21:14 - Challenging situations The episode in 60 seconds: Starting a business with your significant other can be a rewarding experience. In this episode, Dorina …
 
Timestamps: 1:27 - Becoming an entrepreneur after an impressive student CV 8:48 - Discovering the vet market 19:47 - Convincing investors about your hardware tech 25:45 - Winning American clients remotely 31:19 - The trickiness of raising Swiss funds Biography Dr. Dorina Thiess is the CEO and co-founder of Piavita AG, a medtech startup that develop…
 
Vanessa is a psychologist who has worked as a consultant for corporate clients since 20 years. Her business was very successful offline, and even though she didn’t have a large number of clients, the client base she had was loyal to her. However, when COVID19 hit the businesses of these clients, Vanessa’s own business came to a grinding halt. Unabl…
 
Have you ever been in awe of people who have six figure launches and wonder what secret super power they possess to reach such results? When I started my online business, I deeply admired these online entrepreneurs. Never in a million years did I think that one day I would become one of them. The first 9 months in online business I didn’t have a cl…
 
Timestamps: 0:55 - Branding mistakes Swiss startups make repeatedly 5:56 - Building a brand as a group 10:02 - Steps to creating a strong brand 15:03 - Target client vs your personal startup story 20:14 - Rapid fire questions The Episode in 60 Seconds: Getting inspired for your brand - Building a recognizable brand is like building a character - it…
 
Does launching sound scary to you? You might lack launching experience, are worried about sign ups or don’t know how to reach a good conversion rate, but remember: Everyone starts from zero and the more you launch (and are willing to learn from mistakes), the better your launches will get. When Hildur Jonsdottir joined SOMBA, she had no idea how to…
 
Timestamps: 2:57 - Splitting roles between 5 co-founders 10:05 - Testing the market 19:24 - Having net promoter score as your main KPI 25:40 - Disrupting the market and facing opponents 35:31 - Starting to hire people full-time Biography: Peter Käser is the Founder and COO of VIU Ventures AG, a Swiss eyewear brand. He started VIU in 2013, together …
 
To build your business and brand, you need to launch. Launching is the foundation of my multiple 7-figure business, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t learned how to launch. Because launching is such an important part of any online business, I invited Marisa Schmid as my guest on the Sigrun Show today. Marisa is in my VIP Mastermind pro…
 
Timestamps: 1:48 - What can I do on my own and where do I need professional finance advice? 2:55 - What are the best tools to manage your finances? 5:00 - What's the best business credit card out there? 7:20 - Can I use my Swiss bank account to accept international payments? 8:56 - Managing international payments 10:51 - How does the Swiss tax syst…
 
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