In this fascinating interview, Alexlouise
explains the purpose of her company, how she aids other businesses financially, and how she helps clients to recognise their goals.
expands on what the term 'joint venture' means with regards to the property market, and how it works to pool resources and get people on the property ladder.
shares a success story of one of her clients and the five-year process behind it.
recalls the factors and experiences that led her to start her company and then shift its business model.
talks about learning from mistakes and dealing with bumps in the road.
describes her goals of building a community, and to start farming within the next five year, as well as the positive and negative effects of giving yourself a timeline for goals.
delves into her learnings along the way, including the importance of patience, the huge value of having a business coach, and asking questions without the fear of looking stupid.
gives advice for people starting up a business, emphasising that it is very important to give success time to grow.
0:00 | Alan introduces the show by talking briefly about his history in business. He continues by describing the format and purpose of the show.
1:15 | Alan invites listeners to get in touch with questions and comments, and gives contact details.
1:38 | Alan welcome Alexlouise Thomas to the show and asks her to introduce herself.
2:26 | Alexlouise expands upon the purpose of her company, how she aids other businesses financially, and how she helps clients to recognise their goals.
6:19 | Alexlouise explains what the term 'joint venture' means with regards to the property market, and how it works to pull resources together and get people on the property ladder.
9:49 | Alexlouise iterates that she herself is not a part of the joint ventures, but a third-party advisor that helps clients within a joint venture who are having issues with their personal relationships.
12:05 | Alexlouise elaborates on the legal aspects of joint venture, and describes how she helps clients navigate these legal elements.
15:46 | Alexlouise tells Alan about a success story of one of her clients and the 5 year long process that it took for success to come to fruition.
20:25 | Alexlouise recalls the factors and experiences following a career change that led her to start her company. She reveals how she started combining charging for advice with dinner clubs, and why she ultimately decided to move away from this business model to eventually develop the existing structure of her company.
26:22 | Alexlouise talks about a mistake she made at the beginning of her company where she let her clients go into joint venture before they were ready, resulting in her clients gaining no traction. She explains how she responded to this mistake by putting programs and structures in place that ensure clients don’t go into joint venture too soon.
32:41 | Alexlouise recounts how her first group of clients wanted to continue working with her after they finished their initial program, and how this made her realise the success of the company.
35:00 | Alexlouise tells Alan about her career in catering, and the struggles she faced in the catering industry both as an employee, and as the head of her own businesses.
38:18 | Alexlouise shares her goals - to build a community, and to start farming within the next 5 years. Alexlouise and Alan go on to discuss timelines for goals, and the positive and negative effects that giving yourself a timeline can have.
46:18 | Alexlouise details her informal business training, and the extent of her own business coaching.
47:30 | Alexlouise goes into her learnings, including learning the importance of patience, and asking questions without the fear of looking stupid. She emphasises the values of having a business coach.
52:11 | Alexlouise shares some advice for people starting up a business, stating that it is very important to give success time to grow.
53:48 | Alan thanks Alexlouise for being on the show, and wraps up the interview. Alan ends the show by letting listeners know where they can get in touch with himself and Alexlouise.