What’s the difference between a ‘start-up’ and ‘starting a business’?  A start-up is all about scale, it’s about creating a business that is built to grow quickly.

We are joined by Meryl Johnston from Bean Ninjas. Meryl looks at start-ups and ways you can scale your business. She also looks at supports for businesses such as  mentors, plus strategies for determining if your business idea would even make a successful business.

Links to the books referred to by Meryl:
Company of One by Paul Jarvis
Built to Sell by John Warrillow
Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman
The 7 Day Startup by Dan Norris

Meryl Johnston is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in cloud accounting software Xero. She founded Bean Ninjas in July 2015 with $1,000 following 7 Day Startup methodology.

Bean Ninjas has been operating for 5+ years and they have 20+ staff.

Meryl is also a mentor at Rob Walling’s accelerator Tiny Seed and has been featured in articles by Xero, Chartered Accountants ANZ as well as popular podcasts including TMBA, SuperfastBusiness and Pat Flynn’s Ask Pat2.0.

Meryl believes in people over profit, the power of buildling systems, remote work and being a coach rather than a manager.

When not out transforming how services businesses operate, Meryl can be found surfing at a local Gold Coast beach or hanging out with her partner and baby daughter.

LinkedIn in/meryljohnston
Twitter @johnston_meryl
Podcast beanninjas.com/podcast

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