Excellence Expected Vol. 1, Series 4: Straight Talking Startup Action for Early Stage Entrepreneurs & Founders

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Email: mark@excellence-expected.com | Twitter: @MrAsquith.

Define, challenge and conquer the BIGGEST issues facing you as an early stage entrepreneur or founder. With powerful episodes from the world's finest business experts, each episode challenges one specific issue and provides detailed, actionable takeaways that you can implement immediately within your business.

Volume #1 features actionable interviews with John Lee Dumas, Guy Kawasaki, Rand Fishkin, Jeff Sanders, Bob Burg and Dragons' Den's Doug Richard along with multiple thought leaders, global business people and numerous NY Times / Amazon best-selling authors, Excellence Expected exists to help you live the life you want by dominating the problems that face every entrepreneur on their journey.

This isn't just another interview podcast, this is the straight-talking, accountable and actionable show that features one problem, one expert and multiple solutions every single episode.

Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

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Actionable interviews with the world’s most successful startup experts, founders & investors.
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last episode published
2016-03-28 13:09
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28.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The End of The Road As We Know It

In this episode I discuss why I'm putting Excellence Expected on a hiatus. For more information, read “Why I Stopped Podcasting & 5 Lessons I Learned Along The Way“. Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel! The post...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast host author
28.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The End of The Road As We Know It

In this episode I discuss why I'm putting Excellence Expected on a hiatus. For more information, read “Why I Stopped Podcasting & 5 Lessons I Learned Along The Way“. Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel! The post...
Mark Asquith author
17.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Give Them the Fish

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We’ve all heard that expression, haven’t we? And it’s a great saying when it comes to the benefits of education and passing on the skills that have ser...
Mark Asquith author
17.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Give Them the Fish

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” We’ve all heard that expression, haven’t we? And it’s a great saying when it comes to the benefits of education and passing on the skills that have ser...
Mark Asquith, startup lover and entrepreneur. author
10.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Killing Your Business: How to Emotionally Deal with a Pivot

The growth of the tech startup scene over the last decade has brought the idea of the pivot to the attention of entrepreneurs worldwide. A company pivots when it moves from one business model to another. Uber, YouTube and Twitter are just a few of the ...
Mark Asquith author
10.03.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Killing Your Business: How to Emotionally Deal with a Pivot

The growth of the tech startup scene over the last decade has brought the idea of the pivot to the attention of entrepreneurs worldwide. A company pivots when it moves from one business model to another. Uber, YouTube and Twitter are just a few of the ...
Mark Asquith, startup expert author
29.02.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Shark Bait – Finding the Right Finance for Your Small Business

Taking out a loan can be daunting process. Whether it’s a mortgage for your first home or a new car, there are a lot of details to keep in mind when looking for the best possible financing option. When applying for a loan for your small business, it ca...
Small business podcaster host author
29.02.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Shark Bait – Finding the Right Finance for Your Small Business

Taking out a loan can be daunting process. Whether it’s a mortgage for your first home or a new car, there are a lot of details to keep in mind when looking for the best possible financing option. When applying for a loan for your small business, it ca...
Small business podcaster host, Mark Asquith author
4.02.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Super Joe Pardo’s Processes Playbook

What processes have you got in place in your small business? If there’s just yourself or a couple of others, it might not seem like you need any. After all, you know what you’re doing and you know who you’ve been dealing with recently. But, what happen...
Mark Asquith & Joe Pardo author
4.02.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Super Joe Pardo’s Processes Playbook

What processes have you got in place in your small business? If there’s just yourself or a couple of others, it might not seem like you need any. After all, you know what you’re doing and you know who you’ve been dealing with recently. But, what happen...
Mark Asquith & Joe Pardo author
18.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Developing a Secondary Income Stream from a Surprising Source

As entrepreneurs, we’re always on the lookout for additional revenue streams to bolster our main sources of income. In the early days, it may be through necessity as we’re trying to raise funds for our small businesses, but whatever stage we’re at, it’...
Mark Asquith author
18.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Developing a Secondary Income Stream from a Surprising Source

As entrepreneurs, we’re always on the lookout for additional revenue streams to bolster our main sources of income. In the early days, it may be through necessity as we’re trying to raise funds for our small businesses, but whatever stage we’re at, it’...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast showrunner author
11.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The Secrets to Preparing Your Business for Sale with Ace Chapman

There may come a time when you feel it is the right time to sell your business and move on. Perhaps you’ve got a new project in mind, fancy a change of location or have some personal matters to focus on. Whatever the reason may be, you want to make sur...
Mark Asquith author
11.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The Secrets to Preparing Your Business for Sale with Ace Chapman

There may come a time when you feel it is the right time to sell your business and move on. Perhaps you’ve got a new project in mind, fancy a change of location or have some personal matters to focus on. Whatever the reason may be, you want to make sur...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast host author
7.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

How do I know that there’s a demand for my product in the marketplace?

We’ve all had those lightbulb moments, haven’t we? Maybe we’ve been in the shower, working out at the gym or sat stuck in traffic. A solution to a problem you’ve faced has come to mind, or a new and improved way of handling a process has just popped in...
Mark Asquith author
7.01.2016 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

How do I know that there’s a demand for my product in the marketplace?

We’ve all had those lightbulb moments, haven’t we? Maybe we’ve been in the shower, working out at the gym or sat stuck in traffic. A solution to a problem you’ve faced has come to mind, or a new and improved way of handling a process has just popped in...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast host author
21.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Crowd Funding Uncovered: The Secrets to Successful Campaigns

Crowdfunding, as a concept, is something that many of us have an understanding of through platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. People around the world can check out a campaign and if they like what they see, they can help fund the project. Usua...
Mark Asquith author
21.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Crowd Funding Uncovered: The Secrets to Successful Campaigns

Crowdfunding, as a concept, is something that many of us have an understanding of through platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. People around the world can check out a campaign and if they like what they see, they can help fund the project. Usua...
Mark Asquith, small business podcaster author
10.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Stay on top of your cashflow: grow your small business with Gary Turner, MD of Xero

Maintaining a healthy cash flow is absolutely essential for a small business to survive. It sounds so strange to have to say that, but if it’s so obvious, why do so many of us get into trouble when it comes to cash flow? Why aren’t we more aware of whe...
Mark Asquith author
10.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Stay on top of your cashflow: grow your small business with Gary Turner, MD of Xero

Maintaining a healthy cash flow is absolutely essential for a small business to survive. It sounds so strange to have to say that, but if it’s so obvious, why do so many of us get into trouble when it comes to cash flow? Why aren’t we more aware of whe...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast host talks to Gary Turner from Xero author
7.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Build It and They Won’t Come, Unless…..

All small businesses start with an idea. We all have new ones constantly; it’s just part of the entrepreneur’s DNA. If we come across a problem, we want to be able to solve it for ourselves and anyone else out there that might be facing the same issue....
Mark Asquith author
7.12.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Build It and They Won’t Come, Unless…..

All small businesses start with an idea. We all have new ones constantly; it’s just part of the entrepreneur’s DNA. If we come across a problem, we want to be able to solve it for ourselves and anyone else out there that might be facing the same issue....
Mark Asquith, small business expert author
19.11.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Turning Your Idea into a Startup

We’ve all had those lightbulb moments when we think we’ve come up with the next big thing. Whether it be an app, service or product, every small business owner has, at some point, convinced themselves that their next idea is an absolute gem. Often thes...
Mark Asquith author
19.11.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Turning Your Idea into a Startup

We’ve all had those lightbulb moments when we think we’ve come up with the next big thing. Whether it be an app, service or product, every small business owner has, at some point, convinced themselves that their next idea is an absolute gem. Often thes...
Mark Asquith, small business podcast host and entrepreneur author
9.11.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Is It Time Yet…? Getting Ready to Launch with Jaime Jay

Putting your heart and soul into a new product or service can be one of the most exciting aspects of being an entrepreneur. Seeing your idea flourish before your eyes can be fantastic and we can all get carried away at times. It can be hard to know whe...
Mark Asquith & Jaime Jay author
9.11.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Is It Time Yet…? Getting Ready to Launch with Jaime Jay

Putting your heart and soul into a new product or service can be one of the most exciting aspects of being an entrepreneur. Seeing your idea flourish before your eyes can be fantastic and we can all get carried away at times. It can be hard to know whe...
Mark Asquith & Jaime Jay, small business podcast experts author
27.08.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Overcoming Startup Paralysis – How to Implement that Big Idea NOW

We all get those lightbulb moments from time to time. Brilliant ideas that we think could have a real impact and really go somewhere. But as we start thinking more critically, the steps needed to make that idea a reality seem daunting. We find that som...
Mark Asquith, the small business podcast geek from the UK author
27.08.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Overcoming Startup Paralysis – How to Implement that Big Idea NOW

We all get those lightbulb moments from time to time. Brilliant ideas that we think could have a real impact and really go somewhere. But as we start thinking more critically, the steps needed to make that idea a reality seem daunting. We find that som...
Mark Asquith author
3.08.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Creating The Next Killer App – On Budget!

It seems that almost every day we hear of the next killer app, a system or service that will revolutionise our lives and businesses. But for every Uber or Evernote, there are hundreds of others that fell by the wayside and failed to make the desired im...
Mark Asquith talks about app development in small business & startups author
3.08.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Creating The Next Killer App – On Budget!

It seems that almost every day we hear of the next killer app, a system or service that will revolutionise our lives and businesses. But for every Uber or Evernote, there are hundreds of others that fell by the wayside and failed to make the desired im...
Mark Asquith talks about app development in small business & startups author
20.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The Future of Customer Service in a Digital World with Steven Van Belleghem

The face of customer service is changing, and customer relationships are vital. The recent boom in transparency of information, social media, and use of “big” data have created high service levels from companies. So much so, that proactive customer ser...
Mark Asquith talks small business customer service for entrepreneurs. author
20.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

The Future of Customer Service in a Digital World with Steven Van Belleghem

The face of customer service is changing, and customer relationships are vital. The recent boom in transparency of information, social media, and use of “big” data have created high service levels from companies. So much so, that proactive customer ser...
Mark Asquith talks small business customer service for entrepreneurs. author
13.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

3 Ways to Delight Your Customers Every Single Day

Customer service isn't hard – it's about being genuine; a person; a human who understands the needs of other people and has a willingness to help. The trouble is, we're all busy – right? Well, so what. There's no excuse for poor customer service and I'...
Mark Asquith, small business podcaster author
13.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

3 Ways to Delight Your Customers Every Single Day

Customer service isn't hard – it's about being genuine; a person; a human who understands the needs of other people and has a willingness to help. The trouble is, we're all busy – right? Well, so what. There's no excuse for poor customer service and I'...
Mark Asquith author
6.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Billion Dollar Startup Secrets – Creating A New Future for Your Customers

You know, startups aren't all about ping pong and foosball – in fact it's a pressure cooker! We have all heard about the rapidly growing “unicorn” businesses that generate billion dollar status overnight, Über et al. But that's just the swan on top of ...
Mark Asquith & Michael Baum, startup specialist author
6.07.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Billion Dollar Startup Secrets – Creating A New Future for Your Customers

You know, startups aren't all about ping pong and foosball – in fact it's a pressure cooker! We have all heard about the rapidly growing “unicorn” businesses that generate billion dollar status overnight, Über et al. But that's just the swan on top of ...
Mark Asquith & Michael Baum author
25.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Startup Investment Uncovered with Mark Pearson

Investment: A buzzword that is massive right now and something that brings about a lot of opportunity. However, most people do not know much about it. As an entrepreneur, you need to secure investments to get others to buy into your vision and dream. Y...
Mark Asquith talks to startup specialist Mark Pearson about investment and funding options author
25.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Startup Investment Uncovered with Mark Pearson

Investment: A buzzword that is massive right now and something that brings about a lot of opportunity. However, most people do not know much about it. As an entrepreneur, you need to secure investments to get others to buy into your vision and dream. Y...
Mark Asquith talks to startup specialist Mark Pearson about investment and funding options author
8.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

No Excuses: Launching a Product with a Full Time Job

Stop making excuses! You’ve got everything you need to start a business – full-time job or not. But here's where the first time sidepreneur usually falls at the first hurdle: you don’t have to quit your full-time job to make your idea a reality. Keep y...
Mark Asquith talks about being a sidepreneur and starting your own small business as an entrepreneur author
8.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

No Excuses: Launching a Product with a Full Time Job

Stop making excuses! You’ve got everything you need to start a business – full-time job or not. But here's where the first time sidepreneur usually falls at the first hurdle: you don’t have to quit your full-time job to make your idea a reality. Keep y...
Mark Asquith talks about being a sidepreneur and starting your own small business as an entrepreneur author
1.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Crowdfunding – Alternative Finance Uncovered by Startup Direct

Crowdfunding – a word that brings with it excitement and the lure of billion pound startups. But what's the real truth behind this phenomenon, and what alternatives do you have; what pitfalls will you face? Curiously, and I didn't know this, there are ...
Mark Asquith talks to Startup Direct about crowdfunding your small business via Kickstarter etc author
1.06.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Crowdfunding – Alternative Finance Uncovered by Startup Direct

Crowdfunding – a word that brings with it excitement and the lure of billion pound startups. But what's the real truth behind this phenomenon, and what alternatives do you have; what pitfalls will you face? Curiously, and I didn't know this, there are ...
Mark Asquith talks to Startup Direct about crowdfunding your small business via Kickstarter etc author
18.05.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Cash is King – Unlock Your Small Business Finances

Money is a big deal, and cash is king when it comes to business. However, some businesses face a cash flow issue, but do not think about it until it is too late. Typical pitfalls regarding cash flow include businesses thinking it’s only their problem –...
Mark Asquith blows apart small business cashflow myths author
18.05.2015 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Cash is King – Unlock Your Small Business Finances

Money is a big deal, and cash is king when it comes to business. However, some businesses face a cash flow issue, but do not think about it until it is too late. Typical pitfalls regarding cash flow include businesses thinking it’s only their problem –...
Mark Asquith blows apart small business cashflow myths author
15.12.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Kate Erickson’s “3 Ps” To Guarantee A Powerful Product Launch [Partner at Entrepreneur on Fire]

Kate Erickson recently fulfilled a decade long ambition – to author and self-publish a book. “The Fire Path” was a labour of love for Kate and was borne from her role as partner at Entrepreneur on Fire, the highly successful podcast and digital busines...
Mark Asquith talks self-publishing for small business positioning and product creation author
15.12.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Kate Erickson’s “3 Ps” To Guarantee A Powerful Product Launch [Partner at Entrepreneur on Fire]

Kate Erickson recently fulfilled a decade long ambition – to author and self-publish a book. “The Fire Path” was a labour of love for Kate and was borne from her role as partner at Entrepreneur on Fire, the highly successful podcast and digital busines...
Mark Asquith talks self-publishing for small business positioning and product creation author
27.10.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Essential Startup Survival Tips & Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur

Doug Richard is amongst the world's most successful entrepreneurs: an award winning entrepreneurial mentor, former Dragons' Den dragon and highly commended philanthropist. In 2008 Doug set up his first socially focussed business, School for Startups, a...
Mark Asquith author
27.10.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

Essential Startup Survival Tips & Embracing Your Inner Entrepreneur

Doug Richard is amongst the world's most successful entrepreneurs: an award winning entrepreneurial mentor, former Dragons' Den dragon and highly commended philanthropist. In 2008 Doug set up his first socially focussed business, School for Startups, a...
Mark Asquith, entrepreneur & founder of Excellence Expected. author
20.10.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

From Education to Small Business – Leaving it All Behind to Start Again

Thinking about leaving the rat race behind and pursuing a passion? This week's guest, Simon Hickton, did just that. Since then his business, Cornerstones Education, has grown from 3 founding directors to a team of over 35 people with a customer base th...
Mark Asquith interviews former head teach and now entrepreneur Simon Hickton on changing careers and creating a startup small business author
20.10.2014 https://www.excellence-expected.com/core/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/excellence-expected-startup-interviews-podcast-cover.jpg

From Education to Small Business – Leaving it All Behind to Start Again

Thinking about leaving the rat race behind and pursuing a passion? This week's guest, Simon Hickton, did just that. Since then his business, Cornerstones Education, has grown from 3 founding directors to a team of over 35 people with a customer base th...
Mark Asquith interviews former head teach and now entrepreneur Simon Hickton on changing careers and creating a startup small business author