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The Entrepreneur Academy 020 - Software solutions to make your business easier to manage

The Entrepreneur Academy 020 - Software solutions to make your business easier to manage

March 17, 2021

On this episode Nick & James are talking to you via a Zoom video link again!

We all know how good software can make life easier for us, which is why it's essential to put systems in place that will save you and your business time (and therefore money!).  On this show, you'll hear about various packages and workflows Nick and James have in place to make their businesses flow.  Nick has more of a traditional approach (which involves a big metal filing cabinet!), where as James is always on the search for new apps to improve his processes.

Here are links to a few of the packages and cloud based systems they talk about:

 

Office 365 Suite & storage: https://www.office.com/

Google Suite & storage: https://www.google.com/intl/en_ca/drive/

Dropbox storage:  https://www.dropbox.com

WeTransfer file sending: https://wetransfer.com/

Calendly calendar management: https://calendly.com/

Facebook Business suite social management: https://business.facebook.com/

MailChimp Email marketing : https://mailchimp.com/

Trello Project management: https://trello.com/en-GB

Podio CRM and project management: https://podio.com/

Asana Project management: https://asana.com/

Monday.com Project management: https://monday.com/

Zapier Automation: https://zapier.com/

Accounting - Xero: https://www.xero.com/uk/

Accounting - Quickbooks: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/uk/

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy.

https://www.engagefinance.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossoverPropertyLtd/

The Entrepreneur Academy 019 - Business in 2021 predictions and a look back out last year

The Entrepreneur Academy 019 - Business in 2021 predictions and a look back out last year

January 25, 2021

On this episode Nick & James are talking to you via a Zoom video link again!

The fellas are looking forward to a positive 2021 in their own businesses and across other sectors too.  On this episode, they have a laid back chat about a MUCH BRIGHTER future for airlines and the hospitality industry, they also touch on the Clubhouse FOMO factor, and the app's potential affect of productivity.  As always, there's also plenty of property market talk, and a look back at the year from hell!

As always, Nick and James speak with credibility, citing and referring  their own personal experiences in business.

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy.

https://www.engagefinance.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossoverPropertyLtd/

The Entrepreneur Academy 018 - Jamie York

The Entrepreneur Academy 018 - Jamie York

November 25, 2020

The Entrepreneur Academy - with Nick Dutton of Engage Finance and James Cross from Crossover Property.

 

Jamie York is an entrepreneur in the true sense of the word, and completely self-made.  He's been hustling since he was at school; he even got the dinner ladies in on the action! On this episode, you'll hear all about his early business successes, the organic forming of a business partnership, why mindset is essential to his success, and LOADS more.

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Engage Finance) or James Cross (Crossover Property), get in touch via the links or use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy on social media.

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The Entrepreneur Academy 017 - Paul Dermody

The Entrepreneur Academy 017 - Paul Dermody

September 23, 2020

The Entrepreneur Academy - with Nick Dutton of Engage Finance and James Cross from Crossover Property.

 

Paul has a background in the pharmaceuticals industry.  He and 4 business partners setup North-51 in 2003.  They grew to company to over 150 employees, and sold it in 2015.  Paul stayed as an employee until 2017, after which time he started his journey into property. 

On this episode, there are plenty of takeaways; Paul talks about successfully building a multi-million pound company, how to hire the right people using through personality profiling , the importance of self-development and mindset within business, building your personal brand through social media, as well as discussing the investment strategies he's using in his successful property business. 

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Engage Finance) or James Cross (Crossover Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy

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The Entrepreneur Academy 016 - (Commercial conversions - UK Property)

The Entrepreneur Academy 016 - (Commercial conversions - UK Property)

August 19, 2020

On this episode Nick & James are talking to you via a Zoom video link again.

 

Commercial conversions is the big talking point on today's episode.  It's something Jim has LOADS of experience in, as his company is currently working on a number of projects.  He'll talk about what kind of properties make good (or bad) conversions.  He talks us through dealing with local councils, and with the downfall of the  high street, suggests some good future investment opportunites.  The fellas also talk about the importance of assembling the RIGHT power team for for projects.

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy.

https://www.engagefinance.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossoverPropertyLtd/

The Entrepreneur Academy 015 -  BRR (Buy refurbish refinance: UK Property)

The Entrepreneur Academy 015 - BRR (Buy refurbish refinance: UK Property)

July 29, 2020

On this episode Nick & James are talking to you via a Zoom video link again.

 

Today it's all about the popular buy-refurb-refinance model of property investing.  This is an area that Jim has particular experience and expertise in.  There are many take aways here, including the importance of understanding your rental market, as  different areas have different tenant demands.   The fellas also chat about 4/5 bed HMO's and the potential complications of deals on these properties.  There's also some great advice about setting up your refurb power team.

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy.

https://www.engagefinance.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossoverPropertyLtd/

The Entrepreneur Academy 014 -  Business during Covid-19 - July update

The Entrepreneur Academy 014 - Business during Covid-19 - July update

July 27, 2020

On this episode Nick & James are talking to you via a Zoom video link again!

They chat about how their sectors have changed over the past few weeks, since the outbreak of covid-19.  James' construction business has continued to trade, but with several obstacles (the availability of quality plaster for one).  The fellas talk online auctions and the associated pitfalls, how government funded bounce back loans are being misused in their industries. 

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy.

https://www.engagefinance.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/CrossoverPropertyLtd/

The Entrepreneur Academy 013 - Emily Hudson (Professional Introducer Network)

The Entrepreneur Academy 013 - Emily Hudson (Professional Introducer Network)

June 17, 2020

The Entrepreneur Academy - with Nick Dutton of Engage Finance and James Cross from Crossover Property.

 

Emily Hudson is a young Entrepreneur who set up "The Professional Introducer Network" (PIN for short).  Find out more here: https://www.professionalintroducernetwork.co.uk/

   

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Engage Finance) or James Cross (Crossover Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy

 
 
The Entrepreneur Academy 012 - Natalie Bailey (The confident entrepreneur)

The Entrepreneur Academy 012 - Natalie Bailey (The confident entrepreneur)

May 27, 2020

The Entrepreneur Academy is a place for entrepreneurs to learn from one another's experiences.

This week, it's all about Natalie Bailey.   She runs a property empire, has a confidence mentoring business and she's a fellow Podcast host.  Find out more here:

https://www.facebook.com/baileyenterprisesproperty/?eid=ARDuZCU3emOEPR94sz0_jju3Mi4O2d-iKk3PQjSM0rR7g554Ba2Q-MhOeJf_OguO0ZiiicAjF9YN7Met&timeline_context_item_type=intro_card_work&timeline_context_item_source=100000270578625&fref=tag

https://goldstar.life/

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/progressiveproperty/confidence-mastery-unlock-your-life-podcast

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy

The Entrepreneur Academy 011 - Victoria Collette Jones (Author & Bitcoin advocate)

The Entrepreneur Academy 011 - Victoria Collette Jones (Author & Bitcoin advocate)

May 6, 2020

Victoria is an entrepreneur, author, speaker and former owner of the Victoria Jones Dental Studio.  She's been on the Podcast previously, you can hear that episode here: https://theentrepreneuracademy.podbean.com/e/the-entrepreneur-academy-006-victoria-collette-jones/

On this visit to the Entrepreneur Academy, Victoria speaks about the dangers of our financial system in the current climate, and why Bitcoin should be taken seriously by mainstream investors.  You'll hear about the upcoming Bitcoin "halving", and how that might affect the market. 

 

If you struggle to understand Bitcoin and how it all works, her new book is a must: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Truth-Decay-Bitcoin-Unveiling-Financial-ebook/dp/B0861XWC9B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Victoria+Collette+Jones&qid=1588500032&sr=8-1

 

If you have any questions for Nick Dutton (Finance) or James Cross (Property), get in touch and use #TheEntrepreneurAcademy

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