4. 3 Years of Bean Ninjas – A Reflection

 
 
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In Episode 4 of The Bean Ninjas Podcast, we chat to Co-founder of Bean Ninjas, Meryl Johnston to talk about about life after 3 years of Bean Ninjas.

Success for start ups does not come easily it can be east.  In this episode Meryl takes us on her extraordinary 3 year journey, in which she has beaten the odds and grown her business year after year.

From winning Awards  to losing a co-founder, Bean Ninjas has certainly not just survived, but grown into a successful international business.

3 Years of Bean Ninjas

Operations Manager, Fiona pictured with the first Baby Ninja … checkout his super cute Xero T-shirt

3 years of Bean Ninjas

This episode is a quick trip down memory lane and a bold look into the future.

In its short time, Bean Ninjas has experienced periods of growth and expansion. Likewise, it has experienced periods of consolidation to reflect, realign and prepare for further growth.  As well as this, Bean Ninjas has entered new markets and taken on new business partners.  It has boot-strapped and, in contrast, it has taken on capital.  As a result of each of these decisions (and many more) Meryl has lead Bean Ninjas to do great things.

Meryl and I talk about making decisions quickly, taking time off without checking emails, balancing short-term cash flow with long-term growth, and more points critical to leading a successful startup including;

Remember to listen weekly to learn more of Meryl’s extraordinary tips for growing your business fast.

Here’s what is coming next:

In the upcoming episodes of The Bean Ninjas Podcast, we’ll discuss building a training and education organization.  You will learn how to prioritise personal development as an organisation and how to manage a remote team.