Want to book John as a guest for your show / podcast?

John has over twenty years experience running small businesses, and can talk in a very natural conversational tone, imparting business growth wisdom in a down-to-earth style.

A bestselling author, who doesn’t just want to plug his book – He has plenty of stories to tell, and loves to talk about the mistakes he’s made along the way, how little he knew at the very start,and how he wishes someone like him would have told him all this stuff at the start – it would have saved a lot of heartache!

Some of the topics John can talk about include:

  • Why every small business owner should be looking to build a “lifestyle” business.
  • Why you don’t need to BE a millionaire to live like one
  • How to juggle parenthood with building businesses.
  • The 13 mistakes that all rookie business owners make.
  • Why he blames Richard Branson for his early failures.
  • How to use the same techniques in your business that Team GB used to skyrocket their medal haul.
  • How a simple hula hoop cured John’s chronic low-self confidence.
  • The 5 magic ingredients that lead to success.
  • The 1993/94 Plymouth Argyle team that scored 88 goals in a single season. (There hasn’t been much demand for that one though…)

External Podcasts – Click on links to open

BBC podcast 4

John Lamerton joins Kerry White at the BBC Devon HQ to discuss the release of his latest book ‘Routine Machine’. He also serves as the phone in expert taking calls from local entrepreneurs and business owners

BBC podcast 1

John Lamerton joins Kerry White at the BBC Devon HQ to discuss lifestyle businesses and how to get the most out of your ventures. He also serves as the phone in expert taking calls from local entrepreneurs and business owners

The Herald podcast

John sat down with William Telford, Business Editor of The Herald, and Plymouth Live, to deliver a 40-minute live Q&A, covering running a virtual business, launching a side-hustle, advice on hiring, and how to approach digital vs traditional advertising

Parentpreneur podcast

John describes himself as just an average bloke who has gone from being an unhealthy civil servant to living the dream. He says he has transitioned from life as a clock watcher in a stressful work environment, to leaving his career and running his own business with hustle and grind, to his breakthrough moment soon after the birth of his first child.

The one Thing podcast

You’re going to discover what led to John’s mindset shift, and how subtracting, simplifying, and focusing allowed him to go from working 100-hour weeks to 25-hour weeks – all while making more money, experiencing less stress, and spending more time with his family.

BBC podcast 2

John Lamerton joins Kerry White at the BBC Devon HQ to discuss lifestyle businesses and how to get the most out of your ventures. He also serves as the phone in expert taking calls from local entrepreneurs and business owners

Staying Alive UK podcast

John Lamerton is a lazy entrepreneur and investor. He balances running an ambitious lifestyle business with raising two young children.

A former “hustler”, he now earns more money “working” 20 to 25 hours per week than he used to pulling all nighters and “grinding” for 100+ hours per week. He now spends his “spare” time mentoring fellow ambitious lifestyle business owners, teaching them how to design their business around the lifestyle they truly want.

Lifepreneur Podcast

John Lamerton, author of, “Big Ideas for Small Businesses”, is a self confessed lazy entrepreneur. It wasn’t always like that. In this interview he explains how the birth of his first child changed the way he ran his business and lived his life.

Fatherhood Fitness Finance

John Lamerton is just an average guy who has gone from being an unhealthy civil servant to living the dream. He tells stories from when he was a clock watcher, working in a stressful work environment, to leaving his career to experience doing business the wrong way with hustle and grind, to his breakthrough moment soon after the birth of his first child.

kim sutton podcast

From never owning a computer and having no prior knowledge of internet marketing, self-taught business owner John Lamerton speaks about his journey and what he has learned about life. After the birth of his first child in 2009, John realized his business was not what he wanted it to be and therefore launched his Ambitious Lifestyle business. Listen in as Kim and John discuss “aha” moments, what exactly a lifestyle business is, and some hiring lessons learned along the way.

Power to live more

John joins me today to share how he succeeded in his business by prioritising the “immovable objects” – the big tasks – over the “sand and the water”. He shares the importance of discipline, having a plan, and sticking to it.

BBC podcast 3

John Lamerton joins Kerry White at the BBC Devon HQ to discuss lifestyle businesses and how to get the most out of your ventures. He also serves as the phone in expert taking calls from local entrepreneurs and business owners

nathan schooler podcast

In this great podcast we discussed the 9 Mistakes Rookie Small Business Owners Make and How to Avoid Them.

Everyone makes these mistakes and we agreed hindsight is an amazing thing.

John has owned 60 businesses over the last 20 years so is well versed at making mistakes…

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

PO Box 74,
Plymouth, PL7 1ZN

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