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Grow A Small Business Podcast


Jul 23, 2023

Exciting opportunity for small to medium business owners employing 5-30 team members. Are you ready to learn, grow, and invest in your ongoing development? Don't miss out on our latest podcast featuring a special guest who shares invaluable insights for business success.

In this episode, Troy asked Emily Ciardiello, Co-founder of Foil Me based in Adelaide, Australia, the final five questions:

1️⃣ Question 1: What is the hardest thing about growing a small business?

Emily believes the biggest challenge is not allowing the business to consume every aspect of one's life. In the early years, she found herself completely absorbed by her business, neglecting her health, family, and personal life. She emphasizes the importance of being present and avoiding being overwhelmed by the business. 

2️⃣ While not a traditional business book, Emily recommends Eckhart Tolle's "The Power of Now" for personal growth, which she found to be valuable in her business journey.

3️⃣ Emily mentions Troy's podcast as a valuable resource for professional development. She also recommends "Diary of a CEO" by Steven Bartlett, which features guests with diverse perspectives and insights. In terms of online learning tools, Emily finds marketing-related emails from Shopify and social media insights from Later to be helpful.

4️⃣ Emily suggests utilizing social media as a powerful tool for business growth.

5️⃣ Emily's mantra is "GSD" - Get shit done. She emphasizes taking action and getting things done right away.

Book a 20-minute Growth Chat with Troy Trewin to see if you qualify for our upcoming course. Don't miss out on this opportunity to take your small business to new heights! 

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Quotes:

β€œOur brand was built on relationships and trust.” β€” Emily Ciardiello.

β€œYou got to be consistent and you have to engage, you can't just expect to post and then disappear.” β€” Emily Ciardiello.

β€œIt's not like you've failed because you have to reach out to banks to help you fund your business. It's just what you need to do in order to grow.” β€” Emily Ciardiello. 

β€œA squeaky wheel will come off if you don't fix it straight away.” β€” Emily Ciardiello.