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The Bean Ninjas Podcast takes listeners behind the scenes and deep inside the company. Discover insights on how they’re growing a global ‘bookkeeping and financial reporting’ business.

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56. How to Achieve Financial Freedom through Business

6 days ago
Wondering how to achieve financial freedom through business?  In Episode 56 of the Bean Ninjas Podcast, Bean Ninjas CEO Meryl Johnston tackles this common question.

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16 July, 2019

56. How to Achieve Financial Freedom through Business

Wondering how to achieve financial freedom through business?  In Episode 56 of the Bean Ninjas Podcast, Bean Ninjas CEO Meryl Johnston tackles this common question.
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10 July, 2019

55. Soft is the New Hard: How to level up your soft skills and improve business communications with Leah Mether

Learn why Soft is the new Hard from communication expert and author Leah Mether. How soft skills can help your business grow.
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2 July, 2019

54. How to create a powerful personal brand with Jade Green

Wondering how to build a personal brand that opens doors, wins you clients, and attracts high-quality staff to your business? Find out in this podcast interview with Jade Green.
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26 June, 2019

53. How to bring on a new business partner after your business is already running with Tommy Griffith

When and how do you bring on a new business partner? Check out how Tommy did it on his interview with Bean Ninjas.
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15 June, 2019

52. How to Build Million Dollar Coaching Businesses Using Content and Frameworks with Taki Moore

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12 June, 2019

51. How to become an influencer and write for major publications like Forbes with Josh Steimle

Want to become an online influencer and write for publications like Forbes? Meet Josh Steimle.
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6 June, 2019

50. Scaling remote teams, working with your spouse, and US Expat Tax Services with Carrie McKeegan

Curious about scaling remote teams? Meet Carrie McKeegan, CEO of a 10-year-old, fully remote US Expat Tax Services company.
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29 May, 2019

49. Preparing Your Business to Run Without You with Angela Henderson

Want to prepare your business to run without you? Meet Angela Henderson. Learn how you can build a business and earn money even while you are asleep.
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21 May, 2019

48. How the Merrymaker Sisters are helping 1.5 million women to live healthily, and love their bodies.

15 May, 2019

47. Xero add ons and Managing recurring payments with Heather Smith

Bean Ninjas CEO Meryl Johnston talks to cloud accounting expert Heather Smith about how you can automate your business through Xero add ons.
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7 May, 2019

46. What is Single Touch Payroll (STP) and how will it affect you as an employer? with Colleen Heggarty

What is Single Touch Payroll (STP) and how will it affect you as an employer? Senior Accountant Colleen Heggarty helps you prepare for STP.
1 May, 2019

45. Innovative Accounting: From Practice to Digital Products with Heather Smith

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24 April, 2019

44. How to create an online course that's profitable with Paul Thomson

Wondering how to create an online course successfully? Course expert Paul Thomson shares what it takes to create, launch and promote an online course.
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17 April, 2019

43. From Accounting to Software as a Service with Jason Atkins

Want cool software as a service examples? Here's how Jason Atkins went from accounting to building his software as a service (SaaS) business Cake Equity. 
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10 April, 2019

42. Tapping Into Intuitive Leadership for Increased Productivity and Focus

Want to increase productivity and focus at work? It's time to harness your intuitive leadership! Intuitive coach Michaela Light shares her tips.
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3 April, 2019

41. Product Development Process Part 5: Feedback in Learning

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27 March, 2019

40. Product Development Process Week 4: Deep Work and Practicing Patience

Want some deep work tips so that you can focus without distraction? Meryl and Wayne share their productivity insights in this week's podcast.
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20 March, 2019

39. Product Development Process Week 3: The Behind the Scenes of 2 Product Launches

Want to learn from our new product launch strategy? This week Meryl Johnston and Wayne Richard share lessons, challenges and wins from launching 2 products.
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13 March, 2019

38. Product Development Process Week 2: The Behind the Scenes of 2 Product Launches

Want to go behind the scenes of our product launches? This is part 2 of our 5-part behind-the-scenes product development podcast series.
6 March, 2019

37. Product Development Process Week 1: The Behind the Scenes of 2 Product Launches

Want to go behind the scenes of an actual product development process? This is the first of our Product Development Process series. Meryl Johnston and Wayne Richard go behind the scenes of 2 Bean Ninjas product launches - a new Xero Foundations online course, and a Virtual CFO offering for small business.
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27 February, 2019

36. Productized Services and Why You Should Bootstrap with Brian Casel

Curious about Productized Services and how to make them successful? This week we talk to Brian Casel of Audience Ops, a successful productize content service.
20 February, 2019

35. Systematize: How To Build A Business That Can Run Without You

Struggling to free yourself up from day-to-day operations? This week Bean Ninjas founder Meryl Johnston shares her thoughts and tips on how To Build A Business That Can Run Without You.
13 February, 2019

34. From Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur: How & Why Anfernee Chansamooth joined Bean Ninjas

When does it it make sense to go from Entrepreneur to Intrapreneur? Meryl interviews Bean Ninjas' new marketing coordinator Anfernee Chansamooth about his process of joining the team. We also discuss the prospective employer's perspective, and the risks they need to be aware of when recruiting entrepreneurs and how to mitigate those risks.
6 February, 2019

33. Startup Books - Meryl’s Recommendations

Meryl chats about her favourite books and how they have helped shaped her thinking in business and in life
30 January, 2019

32. Building & Managing Multi Location Businesses: Q&A with Meryl Johnston

Meryl chats about some common questions she gets asked about Bean Ninjas and business in general.
23 January, 2019

31. All things crypto - Interview with Kevin Basham

We sit down with Kevin Basham from the Crypto Pulse podcast to discuss the latest news and trends going on in the world of blockchain and crypto and how you can benefit.
16 January, 2019

30. Turning Your Side Hustle into a Full-Time Job - Christopher Silvestri

We sit down with  Christopher Silvestri, a SaaS Copywriter & Sales Messaging Engineer, who turned his side hustle into a successful business.
9 January, 2019

29. Dominating a Niche - Interview with Brigit Esselmont

Brigit joins us to discuss the importance of focusing on a niche, as well as her recent book launch.
2 January, 2019

28. How to buy a business - Interview with Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson was sponsored by Bean Ninjas to attend the Dynamite Circle Austin conference. We sit down and chat about her recent experience of acquiring a business.
26 December, 2018

27. What you need to know about Intellectual Property – Interview with Sarah Kornblet

In this episode, learn how to protect your business and your brand with Sarah from Destination Legal.
19 December, 2018

26. Leadership and communication from management

In this solo episode, Meryl discusses her thoughts on leadership and communication from management as well as taking some listener questions.
12 December, 2018

25. Operating at your Peak Persona - Interview with Aaron Birkby

Aaron Birkby discusses the Peak Persona program and some techniques to help you be the most effective, productive human that you can be
5 December, 2018

24. Sales Tax Tips from a US Accountant - Interview with Mario Lucibello

Mario Lucibello joins us to discuss important aspects of US sales tax that could apply to your business and how to plan for tax to save your business money.
28 November, 2018

23. Time Management Lessons from Bean Ninja CEO

In this solo episode Meryl talks through some ideas around leadership and time management she has found useful whilst growing Bean Ninjas
21 November, 2018

22. Scaling a service business - Interview with Mandi Ellefson

Mandi, from the Hands Off CEO discusses how to scale a service business and the challenges and problems you should consider
14 November, 2018

21. DCBKK Wrap up with Wayne & Michael

Bean Ninjas, Wayne Richard and Michael Wark, share their learnings from this years iconic DCBKK event.
7 November, 2018

20. Building a business that works for you - Interview with Paul Higgins

In Episode 20, Paul Higgins, the founder and head coach at Build Live Give Community, talks about tips and tricks on transitioning from corporate work to managing our own business.
31 October, 2018

19. Cyber Security - Interview with David Ruddick

In Episode 19, David Ruddick, a cyber security expert, as we talk about the guidelines every business needs to protect themselves from technology risks and problems.
24 October, 2018

18. Regrets of the Dying - The Importance of Family & Friends

A solo epidode by Meryl, who reflects on the last month, including how she finds perspectiive in life when making decisions about work vs family time
17 October, 2018

17. A Week in the life of a CEO - Interview with Meryl Johnston

Meryl talks through what a week at CEO of Bean Ninjas is like, including the problems and challenges that are faced.
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17 October, 2018

16. Xerocon Recap

How to maximize the benefits to your business from attending conferences.
10 October, 2018

15. Becoming a remote worker - Interview with Michael Wark

From Office Job to Working From Home; What One Bean Ninjas Remote Employee Has Learned Along the Way
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3 October, 2018

14. Building Systemized Business Processes

How to build processes that will systemize your business and bring ultimate efficiency
Mindfulness and Yoga
26 September, 2018

13. Mindfulness and Yoga at Bean Ninjas

Mindfulness and Yoga; how it helps this bookkeeping company centered and positive.
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19 September, 2018

12. Being a training organisation and what it means to be a great trainer

Being a training organisation and what it means to be a good coach / trainer
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12 September, 2018

11. Launching in the U.S. - Interview with Wayne Richard

Launching in U.S. (interview with Wayne).
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5 September, 2018

10. Inside the personal finances of a CEO

A CEO’s Personal Finance Practices
Investing in Startups
29 August, 2018

9. Investing in Bean Ninjas - Interview with Simon Pilkington

A first-time investor reveals how he found his ideal first startup investment opportunity
Startup Accounting
22 August, 2018

8. Startup Accounting - Part 2 - The Advice Nobody Else is Giving Startups About Money

Startup Accounting is the one topic nobody ever talks to entrepreneurs about; but, why?
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17 August, 2018

7. Startup Accounting - The Advice Nobody Else is Giving Startups About Money

Startup Accounting is the one topic nobody ever talks to entrepreneurs about; but, why?
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8 August, 2018

6. The Remote Workforce: Building a Profitable Business on a Foundation of Freedom

Many companies are hiring remote team members, but are they making it profitable and reducing employee attrition? Bean Ninjas is! Find out how.
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1 August, 2018

5. Accounting in a Bookkeeping Company - What Really Happens?

3 Years of Bean Ninjas
27 July, 2018

4. 3 Years of Bean Ninjas - A Reflection

What We’ve Learned After 3 Years of Building an International Business
20 July, 2018

3. The Breakup - Weathering the Departure of a Founding Team Member

How Bean Ninjas Weathered the Departure of a Founding Team Member
20 July, 2018

2. The Journey to $100k

How Bean Ninjas reached their first$100k in revenue in just 8 months.
18 July, 2018

1. The 7 Day Launch

How Bean Ninjas started their business in just 7 days; what worked and what they’d do differently if they could.