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Scale-Up Diaries

Scale-Up Diaries

By Scale-Up Diaries
Follow the journey of a business looking to achieve drastic growth over the next couple of years.

Scale-Up Diaries is a podcast from digitalbeans. Hosted by Managing Director Piperis Filippaios and Ben Pearce, the business development manager.
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Episode 1 - The Journey Starts Here!

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Sustainability & Evolution Of Technology! Goupie & Street Farm Dairy (Scale Up Stories x Taste Of Kent Awards)
We are finding out more about the Taste of Kent Awards and why they mean so much to our local food and drink industry. Between now and when the winners are announced at the virtual award ceremony on the 11th of May hear from the faces behind the awards and some of the finalists. In this episode, the owners of Goupie & Street Farm Dairy join Ben to discuss sustainability and the evolution of technology.
40:42
April 16, 2021
Kent's Thriving Drinks Industry! Garage Coffee & Copper Rivet Distillery (Scale Up Stories x Taste Of Kent Awards)
We are finding out more about the Taste of Kent Awards and why they mean so much to our local food and drink industry. Between now and when the winners are announced at the virtual award ceremony on the 11th of May hear from the faces behind the awards and some of the finalists. In this episode, the owners of Garage Coffee & Copper Rivet Distillery join Ben to discuss the thriving drinks industry in Kent.
52:28
April 9, 2021
Diversifying During Lockdown! Watts Farm & Brisket & Barrel (Scale Up Stories x Taste Of Kent Awards)
We are finding out more about the Taste of Kent Awards and why they mean so much to our local food and drink industry. Between now and when the winners are announced at the virtual award ceremony on the 11th of May hear from the faces behind the awards and some of the finalists.  In this episode, the owners of Watts Farm & Brisket & Barrel join Ben to discuss diversifying during lockdown.
44:01
April 1, 2021
Scale Up Stories: Fudge Kitchen (Interview with Founder Sian Holt)
In this series, Ben goes solo to speak with business owners from around the South East. Learning how some of the most well known local businesses have got to where they are today. In this episode, Sian Holt the founder of Fudge Kitchen joins Ben to discuss the areas she is looking to improve within her business and how the story of Fudge Kitchen started in the 1800s… Over the years we have seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
41:44
October 30, 2020
Episode 8 - 10 Years of digitalbeans (Part 1 - The birth of our agency!)
This is the first in a two-part special. Ben sits down with Pip to find out about how digitalbeans was born. From uTargeting to where the business is now, find out about the journey Piperis has been on with digitalbeans on the eve of our 10th anniversary. Including both the good and tough times. Subscribe to hear the second part in our 10 Years of digitalbeans Special's. We will be unveiling some exciting plans that will change our agency forever.  Over the years we have seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
29:27
October 27, 2020
Episode 7 - Building Our Own Content Strategy & LinkedIn Rant!
In this episode, Ben and Pip discuss our latest plans for our own Content Strategy. From SEO to podcasting, we reveal our plans and express our thoughts on past learnings. Additionally, Pip makes his feelings about LinkedIn known! This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
28:17
October 20, 2020
Episode 6 - Hiring In The Middle Of A Pandemic!
In this episode, Ben and Pip continue the conversation about the three areas we are looking to improve within the business. Internal policies cover a huge area of the business which we need to improve in order to grow. That includes growing the team. During lockdown we hired a Junior Account Manager. Pip talks about why a new face is needed and the challenges we have faced hiring during a pandemic. Welcome to the team James! This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
21:44
September 11, 2020
Episode 5 - Creating The Perfect Proposal Process!
In this episode, Ben and Pip continue the conversation about the three areas we are looking to improve within the business. Creating the perfect proposal is a mammoth task. Having a great proposal is one thing, but what about the whole process with a new client? We take a look at how we are planning on improving the whole process. This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
20:41
August 20, 2020
Episode 4 - Communication Is Key!
In this episode, Ben and Pip talk about the three areas we are looking to improve within the business. We start by discussing the importance of having great internal and external communication. We apologise for any audio quality issues in this episode. We had to record it remotely with Ben at home! This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
24:22
August 14, 2020
Episode 3 - A Bad Day at the Office...
Yesterday Piperis called the digitalbeans team together for an impromptu meeting. In this episode, Ben addresses Pip's bad day and discovers how he manages to remain productive and positive. When the whole world is on his shoulders. This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
18:27
August 6, 2020
Episode 2 - Talking Targets!
In this episode, Piperis candidly speaks about setting targets and the one thing that makes him feel like an amateur business owner. This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
23:31
July 30, 2020
Episode 1 - The Journey Starts Here!
In this episode, Piperis candidly speaks about why the decision to start aggressively growing the company now. This year digitalbeans turns 10 and in the past 12 months, the agency has seen substantial growth. We are looking to surpass last years achievements and we are going to document every step of the way. Follow our journey by subscribing and following us across social media. LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/digitalbeansuk Twitter: http://twitter.com/digitalbeansuk
22:07
July 21, 2020