Under Pressure

Stress is something we live with as business owners. But how we handle our stress can impact not only our business, but our relationships, and ultimately it can affect our own health and wellbeing.

Get some practical strategies straight from our experts on how we can identify stress, and what are some ways that we can de-stress.

 

With thanks to this weeks experts:

Bernadett Blake from Be Empowered Now

Australia’s #1 Small Business Author and all round nice guy Andrew Griffiths

Fiona Cosgrove from Wellness Coaching Australia

and the Modern Witch and Nuture Luster Stacey DeMarco

 

The Only Thing That’s Constant Is Change

Changes… It was enough to make David Bowie stutter. How do we cope with change in our business? Do we read the trends emerging in our industry? Do we follow what our customers are asking from us? Or, like a lot of business owners do we get caught up (as Andrew Griffiths likes to call it) chasing butterflies and constantly going after the bright and shiny things in business?

Time to hear what changes the Government has in store for small business along with what trends are emerging around technology and mindset.

A big thanks to this weeks experts:

The Federal Shadow Minister for Small Business Bernie Rippoll

Australia’s Number 1 Small Business Author, and all round Mr nice guy Andrew Griffiths

The Retail Guy, Kristian Mahony

and Carsten Primdal from Vantage Compliance and Mitigation

Good Old Fashioned Marketing

Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations… The whole topic can be enough to cause business owners to ‘duck and cover’. This week the experts and I look at traditional and non traditional ways to market your business. What works for some businesses may not work for others. So listen in as we explore the value behind good old fashioned marketing techniques vs embracing the brave new world.

With thanks to this weeks experts:
Peter Engelhardt from Creative Brew
Carl Quested from Agent Mail
Desley Cowley from Spruiker Hire and
Carl Bishoff from Business Fluid

It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Associate With

Author Jim Rohn said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” This quote formed the basis of my conversation with this weeks experts.
We discuss everything from how to attract a mentor and why you should have a mentor. The value of accountability groups along with the importance of surrounding yourself with the ‘right’ kind of people.

A big thanks to this weeks experts:

Australia’s #1 Small Business Author and all round Mr nice guy Andrew Griffiths
Our Forensic Accountant Elizabeth Camillo
John Carney from America Property Source
Kristian Mahony The Retail Guy
Oksana Korikova from Imperro
Matt Dunstan from Rising Tide Ventures
Wendy Pavey from Executive Brand
and Naren Sinnathamby from Springfield Land Corporation

Finding Customers

Customers, the lifeblood of any business. But where do we find them? Are there things that we can put in place that can help our business put it’s best foot forward? How can we really get an intimate understanding of our customers? These are the things our experts discuss this week, and offer practical strategies that you can take away and implement for your own business.

 

This weeks experts include

Australia’s number 1 small business author and all round nice guy Andrew Griffiths

Dallas McMillan from Influential

Kristian Mahony The Retail Guy

Our self confessed boring accountant Robert King from Xperion Accountants

Jon Hollenburg from Five by Five

and Adam Houlahan the social media guru

Beginning With The End In Mind

Stephen Covey in his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” talks about “Beginning with the end in mind”.

This week we explore what this principle means to small business owners. we pull it apart and examine it from various angles including how can it assist us with a business structure and goal setting. Does it apply when recruiting staff? Can we apply the principle to ‘out of the box’ areas of our business such as branding and website design?

Join us as the experts debate the usefulness of this principles from a practical application viewpoint for small business owners.

Time Management

Time, once spent we never get it back.

 

As business owners it can be our greatest frustration. Where does our time go? Where should we be putting our time? Is there really such a thing as a work / life balance?

Our experts look at ways we can maximise our time this week. We offer some practical solutions on ways that you can figure out where your time is going, how you can work out what you should be putting more time into, things that you can perhaps spend less time on and even areas where you can save yourself a bucket load of time.

Branding Your Business

The subject of branding is one that causes a great deal of angst for small business owners. With everything that we have to consider as business owners, do we really need to be worried about how branding could affect our business? What does branding even mean for a small business? How do we go about creating a brand?

 

This weeks experts tease apart everything you need to know about branding but didn’t know you need to ask. We cover off the art of storytelling to build you business, how branding affects your overall marketing build. We even get the low down on how social media can impact the building of our brand.

Start Up

Ever wondered what it takes to start a business? What about what makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur? What are the kinds of things you should be asking before going into business for yourself?

 

Our panel of experts this week will give you the low down on the things you need to consider when you are starting out. What kind of structure your business should have, the common traits successful entrepreneurs share, even the common mistakes that people make when they are starting out.

 

Learn which numbers you should be monitoring on your dashboard and what kind of insurances you need to be considering before you open your doors.

Meet The Experts

Welcome to episode 1 of “Not Another Business Show” a show by small business owners, for small business owners. Inspiring you to think smart, not small.

This week I give you the low down on what you can expect from the show including the types of topics we will discuss. You also get the opportunity to hear from some of the experts that you will get to know over the coming episodes. People from diverse business backgrounds who will give you the insider’s scoop on their industry. Whether it’s playing by the numbers or how to market your business, I’ve searched far and wide to gather a great group of people together to answer the important questions faced by small business owners.

So join us, won’t you, as we explore what it means to be in small business today, how you can leverage some smart business thinking, and practical strategies to give you a leg up in your business.

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