The Online Business Launchpad Podcast

With Trudy Rankin

Interviews, strategy and advice for building your online business.

Hosted By:  Trudy Rankin

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Your host, Trudy Rankin, brings you the stories, experience and advice other entrepreneurs and small business owners have shared about their journey of growing a business online.

Whether you're starting an online business from scratch or moving an existing business online, this podcast is here to help you grow your business so you can gain financial stability, help others and live the life you want to live.

Episode 3: Can't find the software you need? Build your own, with Josh Koerpel

Josh Koerpel, Founder of FunnelMappy, shares his experience of starting a software company. Josh talks about the ups and downs, the challenges he faced, mistakes that happened along the way, the big question about how much to charge and his advice to anyone starting up their own business. Have a listen and get some useful insights from a great entrepreneur that can help you answer some of your questions when you’re considering starting a business.

If you’re like me and need things to be visual, check out FunnelMappy and see how it can help you create simple funnel diagrams quickly and easily. You can go straight to FunnelMappy (http://funnelmappy.com/) and sign up for their free account or you can use our affiliate link https://onlinebusinessliftoff.com/FunnelMappyand get access to both the free account and our basic funnel template … which is free, too 🙂 And if you ever decide to turn your free account into a paid one, we’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you … for which we thank you 🙂

The transcript for this episode can be found here


Episode 2: How A Learning Mindset Saved My Business

The corporate world has structure and processes in place, but when starting your own business you have to create everything yourself. This has a lot of people asking “where do I start”?  What do I need to do to set myself up for success?

In this episode, Trudy talks about transitioning from senior management in the corporate environment to a small business owner and the challenges of starting up a business. She explores the shift in mindset, and how important it is to invest the time in learning new skills. As small business owners we need to invest in ourselves in order for our business to have the right foundations in place.

Who is Trudy Rankin?
Trudy has worked with ITC and digital technologies for more than 15 years, including 7 years in Chief Information Officer-type roles. Having lived and worked in four countries, Trudy has an incredible appreciation for how valuable technology is and its effectiveness in breaking down borders and barriers.

Today Trudy has her own businesses, West Island Digitaland specialises in helping people use digital technology to achieve their goals. She is the founder of the Online Business Lift-Off Program https://onlinebusinessliftoff.com/ – which helps people start their own business so they can be financially stable, help other people and live life the way they want to.

This episode is valuable if you are thinking about starting your own business or moving an existing business online.  And it will help you navigate many of the unknowns.

For more information on the Online Business Lift-Off Program that Trudy created to assist you in starting your business, please click on the link and get started today.

The transcript for this episode can be found here


Episode 1: Why Your "Why" Matters ... If You Want To Build Your Business

Join Trudy in our first podcast for the series. In this episode, Trudy talks about her career journey and how she knew helping people and starting a business was her calling.   Trudy also talks about her experience of starting an online business and some of the difficulties she had transitioning from the corporate world to running a small business.

Trudy shares her thoughts about how important mental health and mindset are for entrepreneurial success, why having a funnel map or a plan for your business is vital and more great tips and techniques to help you get started.

About Trudy’s business – West Island Digital https://www.westislanddigital.com/ 

Trudy is a digital technology specialist, problem solver and coach. She works with you to create diagnostic and assessment tools, as well as highly personalised “choose-your-own-adventure” type decision trees that help your customer choose the product or service that's right for them.

If you’re wanting to build your own online business, but aren't sure where to start, check out our Online Business Lift-Off Program.

The transcript for Episode 1 can be found here


About The Show

On the show, Trudy reveals all of her online business and funnel building strategies, plus tech tips and techniques so you can get your business online and growing.
Your Host: Trudy Rankin Online Business Launchpad Podcast
Trudy is a wife, mum and grandma …. who also happens to be the creator of West Island Digital as well as a writer, serial entrepreneur, and online business startup advisor.