Darren is passionate about entrepreneurship and in particular young entrepreneurial people. When he started out Darren didn’t know what an entrepreneur was and after several unsuccessful businesses failed he founded Expert Apps a company that is now generating 8 figures. As a workaholic, he has along his journey faced many challenges and has had to understand what motivates him to move forward. This podcast has something for everyone and is a great opportunity to hear about the importance of sticking with it and finding your own ‘why’ – even if it’s not you are expecting. Listen in and enjoy. KEY TAKEAWAYS What is your ‘why’ This is a question that is often asked and I have been very honest with myself and others – my why is the need to be significant. For years I was the one who couldn’t connect and wasn’t going to go anywhere. I felt I was unable to achieve, but I have to acknowledge that the need for significance has shaped who I am Blending the entrepreneurial businessman with a family I balance it because in the past I neglected my family and wasn’t present and ultimately it cost me my relationship and living a normal life. I balance my business with my relationships because I know what will happen if I don’t put in the time to keep my relationships going. Staying connected I connect and disconnect repeatedly The hardest thing has been letting them make their own mistakes But I understand that everyone’s mistakes make them stronger How you speak to your kids and conflict management are the key to successful relationships with them In the past part of my problem was my ‘minimum wage mentality Because I was undereducated and thought I was worthless I didn’t think I was worth more than the minimum wage. I try to teach my children about their worth. I lead by example because I don’t want them to only think they are worth the minimum wage. It’s about having a choice, understanding there are different possibilities There will be challenges in any journey and it’s about moving through them to achieve success. BEST MOMENTS ‘I didn’t even know what entrepreneurial meant’ I was 10 years in business earning less than the minimum wage’ ‘It will never happen again as a result of my actions’ ‘I finally got my wife and kids back and we had to completely rebuild our relationship’ ‘We’ve got to learn from each other’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Raising Successful Kids Podcast Darren Galvin LinkedIn Darren Galvin FaceBook Expert Apps ABOUT THE HOST Irene Santineer is a working mum of an entrepreneurial child and shares a passion with her husband to see him succeed. She’s the creator and host of the Raising Successful Kids Podcast which aims to help parents, educators and mentors effectively guide children towards success. CONTACT METHOD https://www.facebook.com/Irene-Santineer-1827282224265825/ https://twitter.com/irenetwin1 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Through Business Adversity to Successful CEO; Interview with Darren Galvin - CEO of Expert Apps
Leader Manager Coach Podcast
‘I had ideas and wanted to make things happen’ Rob is in conversation with Darren Galvin CEO of Expert Apps who are at the cutting edge of App technology. Along with his business partner, Danny Webster, Darren has developed a business worth 8 figures in less than 2 years. The story he shares with openness and a creditable vulnerability of a rootless, misunderstood adolescent, through disjointed business adversity to The CEO of Expert Apps is an inspiration and one we are pleased to be able to share in this episode. KEY TAKEAWAYS The Journey When I was younger I was considered someone, who didn’t know how to behave but now I understand I was actually misunderstood. People thought I didn’t pay attention but I just wanted to get onto the next adventure. I kept believing I was no good because that was what I was being told. When you don’t take exams, you make a determination about your worth to the world and that can be serious. You do not realise you have placed such a low value on yourself. What really matters is what you believe about yourself and your capabilities. I looked at what I was good at; creating websites and a good skillset with computers. I used innovation to my advantage but I still didn’t believe in myself. There is a misconception that if you have a business you are successful but if you have a lack of self-worth and you set up a business you charge very low prices because you don’t believe you are worth anymore. Expert Apps I met my business partner Danny through our shared values. When it comes to loyalty in business you need someone with you in business who is going to stand with you. Expert Apps began with an idea about creating an industry-specific App for property investors but we have now developed Apps for other areas such as football and martial arts. You have to achieve a balance, when I was creating websites I knew I needed to change and was able to use my years of experience in business both negative and positive to in my new business. We have been able to create a company that now has an 8 figures value in less than 2 years. It’s not an overnight success, the adversity I’ve overcome has made me who I am and enabled the success of our business. What matters is you and your journey, get comfortable with your life, yourself, who you are and then aim for greater. BEST MOMENTS ‘I used innovation and ideas to create success’ ‘My sweet spot is building something that will change lives forever’ ‘I don’t regret the challenges I’ve gone through it has made me stronger, it helped me to consolidate my values and realise I liked who I am’ VALUABLE RESOURCES Leader Manager Coach Podcast Expert Apps website ABOUT THE GUEST Darren is CEO of Expert Apps, a Liverpool based UK tech company at the cutting edge of app technology and innovation. Darren with his business partner Danny Webster and their team have developed a business worth an estimated solid eight figures in a breath-taking two-year period. CONTACT METHOD Darren Galvin LinkedIn Darren Galvin Facebook ABOUT THE HOST Rob Ryles is a UEFA A licensed coach with a League Managers Association qualification and a science and medicine background. He has worked in the football industry in Europe, USA and Africa; at International, Premiership, League, Non-League and grassroots levels with both World Cup and European Championship experience. Rob Ryles prides himself on having a forward-thinking and progressive approach to the game built through his own experience as well as lessons learned from a number of highly successful managers and coaches. The Leader Manager Coach Podcast is where we take a deep dive examining knowledge, philosophies, wisdom and insight to help you lead, manage and coach in football, sport and life. CONTACT METHOD https://www.robryles.co.uk/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMPYDVzZVnA https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertryles/?originalSubdomain=ukSupport the show: https://www.patreon.com/robrylesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Darren Galvin: From leaving school at 15 with a minimum wage mentality to Seed fund raising on Crowd Funding Platform Seedrs for his 8 figure valued business
Business Mastermind Podcast
In this week’s show, Gavin talks to Darren Galvin of Expert Apps, who’s currently in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign. Darren has joined Gavin to discuss his journey so far, from humble beginnings to the founding of a company that has recently been the subject of a seven-figure evaluation. From advice to prospects, and the mentors he’s valued along the way, this is a candid conversation that pulls back the curtain on the story of a business, and of a fascinating individual. Sign Up Here: https://bit.ly/biz-pod KEY TAKEAWAYS Darren dropped out of school at fifteen with no qualifications, and according to the system, held no prospects. Darren felt misunderstood, and dissatisfied with the processes, and needs by the system to judge everyone on the same scale. Every time that Darren thought of an idea for a business he would protect the company name and details officially. This taught him a valuable lesson about due diligence, as later in life, these records seemed to show him up as someone flighty! You can tell yourself that you can do it, all day long. But there’s a moment in everyone’s life when those words begin to burn inside; when they never feel more true. And that’s the moment to go all in. Darren and Expert Apps chose to scale up their business through crowdfunding, specifically through Seedrs. But after self-analysis, they realised that their company was not quite ready. Value in a tech company is calculated in a totally different way to traditional ones. Value is added by adding strength and respect through more intangible means. Expert Apps have chosen to take growth slowly, making sure the software works, and is resilient. Having tested internationally in Holland, they’ve proved that they can expand, but will continue to grow slowly. BEST MOMENTS ‘You should’ve let me build the board game, and then bring in a team of people to make it look better, because that’s what life’s all about’ ‘You don’t have to let your past define your future’ ‘What’s worth millions is the core, the founders of the business who are adding value’ ’There are venture capitalists willing to fund’ ‘Deep down I do still want that significance' VALUABLE RESOURCES The Business Mastermind Podcast Expert Apps - https://expertapps.online/who-are-we/ Experts Apps on Seedrs - https://www.seedrs.com/expert-apps ABOUT THE HOSTGavin Preston Gavin is an inspirational Speaker, Business Strategist, Business Growth Mentor, Trainer and high-performance Coach. He works with Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and has a strong track record in creating creative strategies to accelerate the growth of their business. He has helped hundreds of SME business owners and leaders improve their performance and that of their business and a comparable number of executives and employees in blue-chip corporates over the last 20 years. Gavin’s energetic, insightful and yet down to earth and practical talks, workshops and coaching is in demand with high growth business between £250,000 and £30 million revenue and with multi-national organisations at all levels from Board to frontline Managers. He is an expert in Business Growth Strategies, Peak Performance Mindset, Persuasion & Engagement, Marketing, Productivity, Leadership Development, Team Development & Motivation, Leading Change, Stakeholder Management, Personal Effectiveness and Behavioural Change. CONTACT METHOD Gavin Preston Website Gavin Preston LinkedIn Gavin Preston YouTube Gavin Preston Facebook Gavin Preston TwitterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Interview With Entrepreneur & Co-Founder Of Expert Apps, Darren Galvin
Keep It Real With Khadija Podcast
Jump in and listen to an innovative, creative and gripping interview with Entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of Expert Apps, Darren Galvin. Khadija and Darren discuss his journey from credit card debt and losing it all to growing an 8-figure business and changing the way mentors and influencers interact with their audiences and all in just over a year. Tune in to hear some valuable lesson in business and in life and discover the mindset changes you need to make in order to achieve your goals. KEY TAKEAWAYS Darren is business-driven, loves ideas and creation and is a father of five. His business journey for 10 years was a struggle and failed because of undercharging and the incorrect mindset. After leaving school at 15 Darren has always had a minimum wage job and therefore took that mindset into business and as a result, grossly undercharged. In May 2018 Darren along with his business partner Danny risked it all to create Expert Apps a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for businesses, coaches and niche entrepreneurs aiming to increase revenue, retention, referrals, reach and results (The 5 R’s). We created the prototype and at £4,200 we did an event to showcase the idea and as a result, people invested with us. The interest in the product increased and so did the price, we starting selling at £25,000 and ended with a first-year turnover of £500,000 gross profit. It’s a product for mentors, coaches, authors, influences so that they can have their own personal branded social networking app. It’s powerful because it’s helping them serve their clients at a level that’s never happened before. What we're creating here is evolving all of the time. We’re constantly evolving and learning. We started off in the property space and after viewing a property the pin dropped, why aren’t we using this app and this technology in other spaces and other industries. We started building and evolving and therefore created an app for industry experts, tailored to them. A Martial Arts apps, a Football app, each one bespoke to their industry and used by the expert themselves. Expert Apps are now crowdfunding and taking the business globally. We’ve had over 40 people, coaches, mentors, industry experts adopt our technology in the first year and that’s just the UK. So we’re crowdfunding and we want to take this global. There are 2.5million people in the US with ‘Coach’ in their title on LinkedIn alone, so we’re a very attractive investment opportunity for seed and venture capitalists so there’s growth to be had. When crowdfunding, make sure you get your timing right. In two weeks we’ve raised £425,000. But remember when crowdfunding you’re asking everyone to take a risk in your business, investors are liable and you need to make sure they’re investing for the right reasons and investing in the business owners themselves and not just the business concept or previous growth. You need to have a good team around you, between six of us at Expert Apps we’ve signed up 44 licenses, created this social media platform and it’s just the beginning. I would say we’re only 3% in our journey as a business and there’s no stopping us. You need to set yourself a goal and see where you will be one year from now. Ask yourself where you want to be one year from now. Tell yourself where you want to be and don’t listen to anyone else. There’s a lot to be said for the law of attraction. Money is much easier to obtain when you believe this. If you want something you need to believe it will happen. Not just say it because it’s what you’ve heard others say but believe it deep down and drive to get it. BEST MOMENTS “I had this burn in my stomach that I knew was right and I just went for it” “High-interest credit cards are not the way to start a business” “In the past, I didn’t understand mentorship and coaching, I used to think they were just failed, business owners” “The mentorship space itself is still lacking massively” “How many times in your life have you said ‘If only I could be cloned’? all you need is the Expert App to create a virtual version of you.” “In business, you don’t always have to stay on the same path, as long as you’re happy and focused” “I’m big on KPI’s and results. Assigning a set of measurements to track performance and generally, these are always too low. But with technology, we can serve our audience better” “We have just had an eight-figure valuation on our company” “I set myself a goal of standing on the stage as the owner of my own company and I achieved it. It was the most beautiful moment of my life” VALUABLE RESOURCEShttps://expertapps.onlinehttps://expertapps.online/crowdfunding/https://expertapps.seedrs.com/Rob Moore: I’m Worth More ABOUT THE HOSTKeep it real with Khadija is an interview-based podcast hosted by Khadija Kalifa. As a BBC Apprentice finalist and busy Mumpreneur, Khadija is on a mission to build an empire whilst raising two children, inspiring others to make their passion their profession. Khadija speaks openly about how she grew up in an underprivileged area, turned her daughter’s birth trauma into a motivational story, and became a BBC Apprentice finalist, successful business mentor, motivational speaker, property investor and podcast host. Guests of the show speak candidly about life, business, mental health, mindset and making the most of every opportunity. CONTACT Www.keepitrealwithkhadija.com Www.facebook.com/keepitrealwithkhadija Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com LinkedIn Khadija Kalifa Instagram Khadija Kalifa Twitter Khadija Kalifa ABOUT THE GUEST Darren Galvin is the CEO and co-founder of Expert Apps (Founded in 2018) Expert Apps is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) for businesses, coaches and niche entrepreneurs aiming to increase revenue, retention, referrals, reach and results (The 5 R’s). Expert Apps is not your average SaaS company, Expert Apps licence our SaaS technology to businesses, coaches and influencers taking customization to another level, enabling a choice from over 30 features such as social features events, groups, courses, calendars, quizzes, games and more to make it just right for your needs. Now an 8-figure business and entering a round of crowdfunding Expert Apps is going global and taking the business to the next level. Darren is speaking on stage at world-class events and upscaling his business to the next level. CONTACT https://expertapps.online/#contactSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
UberNeuro: An exploration into Neuro Diverse Super Heroes
Welcome to the first episode of UberNeuro and we kick off this brand new interview series chatting with Darren Galvin. Darren is an entrepreneur and runs expertapps.online. Darren has a NeuroDiversity but remains, as of now and like most, undiagnosed. Find out what challenges he faced, what happened next and where he is now. Inspiring listening for anyone with NeuroDiversity themselves or indeed for those parenting, mentoring, coaching and working with anyone with a NeuroDiversity. ============================ UberNeuro explores the world of Neuro Diverse Super Heroes. My son was recently diagnosed with Autism (ASD) and to inspire him my mission is to interview amazing champions and winners from the worlds of business, sports, film & tv, music, etc who have triumphed despite (or often because?) of their neuro diversity. We will ask them three questions and see where the conversation takes us over 10-15 minutes. What challenge did you face? What happened next? Where are you now? The only question that remains is who should we interview next? WEB: uberneuro.com TWITTER: twitter.com/uberneuro INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/uberneuro FACEBOOK: facebook.com/uberneuro
OMN E046 | The Future Of Social Networking | Darren Galvin & Danny Webster
Optimise Me NOW!
OMN E046 | The Future Of Social Media: Darren and Danny are two outstanding human beings who for me define the very essence of what being an ‘entrepreneur’ is all about. Together they had an idea in November 2017 that has sparked a freight train of momentum in business through the creation and rapid growth of their niche social networking platforms under the umbrella of their company Expert Apps. To say that they have experienced rapid growth would be an injustice and one hell of an understatement – they have already grown the business to multi-6 figures in revenue, have an impressive team of investors behind them, and in less than 12 months have already been valued in the multi-7 figure range. These guys know a thing or two about getting shit done, but their success hasn’t been easy to come by and I’m honoured to be able to call two such fine gentlemen my friends, colleagues and inspiration. Find out more about their niche social networking apps by clicking the links below: The Business App Arts & Crafts App Martial Arts App Health & Wellbeing App Academic App The Fitness Network App ProperT App If you're interested in getting involved in the future of social networking by becoming an investor in the platform, you can do so by clicking HERE - PLEDGE NOW Don't forget to connect with me @TheJamieKeeling on Facebook & LinkedIn Let's work together to take your business to the next level - Business Accelerator Programmes: "Assisting Businesses Turning Over £500k + Struggling With Performance, Profitability & Failing Systems" Please SHARE, SUBSCRIBE, & leave a REVIEW! www.optimisemenow.com
Building a Application Business with Darren Galvin
Stories in Business
Episode 43: I speak with Daren Galvin CEO of Expert Apps on building the company, his story in business and everything in between! Reach out to Daren here: https://www.facebook.com/darrengalvinuk Expert Apps: http://expertapps.online/ ★☆★ SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST ★☆★ ★FOLLOW ME BELOW★ ► Facebook: www.facebook.com/storiesinbusiness ► Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/423915144728423/ ► Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-wickstead-1a3245158/ ► Instagram: www.instagram.com/tom.wickstead ► Website / Blog: www.storiesinbusiness.com ► iTunes: https://goo.gl/UMx32j ► Spotify: https://goo.gl/dqNhij Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Marketing, Social Media, Success, Motivation, Motivational, Inspiring, Inspirational, Conversions, Sales, Sale, Ecommerce, Consulting, start up, business, businesses, Management, Marketing, top podcast, business podcasts, podcasting, speaker, public speaker, keynote, media, best podcasts, Inspiration, Millionaires, billionaires, daily show, weekly show, successful, stories in business, Inspirational,