Episode 013

The Power of Creating a Board of Advisors for a Small Business with Callum Laing

Unveiling Entrepreneurial Journeys of Visionaries Scaling to New Heights in Business

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The purpose of the Business Amplified podcast is to speak with other entrepreneurial guests on their journey of gaining more exposure and thereby drastically increasing their bottom line. We feel that an entrepreneur (regardless if you are brand new or been in business for years) must start doing things differently and more in the public eye in order for people to know who they are and that is where greater successes occur. 

Sponsored by Optimal Performance Academy

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Show Summary

In this insightful podcast episode, Kevin Dunlap and Callum Laing delve into the world of business networking and the transformative power of informal board relationships. From monthly coffee meetings to international perspectives, they provide practical advice on building effective boards, culminating in a valuable resource—Callum’s book “Boardroom Blueprint” and his website boardroom-blueprint.com for those seeking guidance on forming or joining advisory boards.

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Show Notes

  • Kevin Dunlap and Callum Laing discuss the simplicity of business networking, suggesting monthly coffee meetings as a low-cost investment.
  • Callum advises keeping board relationships informal initially, focusing on accountability and advice, leading to significant opportunities.
  • The impact of transitioning from informal coffee meetings to joining a board is explored, reshaping professional networks and opening new avenues.
  • Kevin shares his experience of having an accountability partner and envisions them becoming part of each other’s board of directors.
  • Callum recommends monthly board meetings to align with business rhythms, educating young businesses on best practices and promoting consistency.
  • The importance of international perspectives in board memberships is emphasized, citing experiences in South Africa as an example.
  • Callum encourages building a board with an international basis, showcasing the value individuals from different regions bring to each other and the business.
  • The duo discusses the benefits of virtual board meetings, highlighting the opportunities presented by connecting with businesses globally.
  • Ways to initiate the process of joining a board of directors or finding advisory roles are shared, including Callum’s book “Boardroom Blueprint.”
  • Kevin directs listeners to Callum Laing’s website, https://boardroom-blueprint.com, for further resources and information on joining or forming a board of advisors.

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Callum Laing

Guest Bio

Callum Laing, a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience, is the visionary founder of the Veblen Director Program and a dedicated partner at Unity Group. Previously, he served as the CEO and Chair of MBH Corporation PLC, a highly successful European small business conglomerate. Over the last decade, Callum has passionately directed his efforts towards assisting small businesses in navigating and leveraging the capital markets for growth.

Throughout his illustrious career, Callum has ventured into various countries and industries, showcasing his versatile entrepreneurial prowess. Notably, he has held significant roles such as the World Business Angel Forum High Commissioner to Singapore and an Ambassador to Deal Gateway (https://DealGateway.com), underscoring his commitment to fostering global business connections.

An accomplished author, Callum has penned three bestselling books on business, each offering unique insights into the corporate landscape. His acclaimed works include “Progressive Partnerships – The Future of Business,” a groundbreaking exploration of the shift from competition to collaboration in the business realm. Co-authored with Jeremy Harbour, “Agglomerate – From Idea to IPO in 12 Months” quickly ascended the bestseller charts. “Entrepreneurial Investing” provides a comprehensive overview of investment opportunities by bridging capital markets with small businesses. Anticipated for release in Q2 of 2024, his upcoming book, “Boardroom Blueprint,” is poised to make a significant impact on business strategies and leadership.

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Guest’s Website: Deal Gateway – https://DealGateway.com

Sponsor: Optimal Performance Academyhttps://OptimalPerformanceAcademy.org 

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