Podcast

60 – The Great Resignation Race

April 20, 2022

This week, we’re excited to have Paul Cripps (PK People Solutions) back to shed some light on The Great Resignation Race that we’ve been hearing about in the media – and how it will impact Australia. Some reports indicate that between 25% and 40% of people are considering moving on in their jobs. Find out […]

59 – What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

April 20, 2022

Harry Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning talks about the future of work. The future of work is characterised by rapid and large-scale changes that will affect all industries, in how work gets done over the next decade. This will be influenced by technological, generational, and social shifts. For example, the growing adoption of artificial intelligence […]

58 – How to Respond to Customer Hostility

April 20, 2022

As businesses begin opening up, there is the added responsibility of enforcing the government’s mandate on restricted access to the unvaccinated. Some important questions need to be asked: Are you confident about dealing with potentially aggressive confrontations at work? What training do you or your staff have in handling conflict? What are the benefits and […]

57 – Back to Business – Avoiding Deja Vu

April 20, 2022

The challenges facing businesses just keep piling up. But by being adaptable in your thinking, you can create a better path forward for you and your business. Avoid that sense of deja vu with some solid business planning (and implementation!) Paul Sweeney explores how you can keep your business moving forward once lockdowns end and […]

56 – Small Business Dads – Daniel Munday

April 20, 2022

We are joined by Daniel Munday, the host of Small Business Dads podcast and the owner and manager of DPM Performance, who specialise in supporting the fitness needs of people who are 40+ years old. We talk about some of the tools and strategies we use in creating a podcast, plus we discuss the challenges and triumphs […]

55 – How Much Cash Does Your Business Need?

April 20, 2022

This week we’re looking at a topic that is very relevant in today’s business climate. Paul Sweeney explores the question: If you are going to survive in small business, it will be necessary to know what your cash needs are going to be, both cash in and cash out. What do you need to consider when […]

54 – How Do You Succeed in Small Business?

April 20, 2022

How do you succeed in small business? Paul Sweeney shares some of the key steps and tools all business owners should have in place to help them succeed in business. In this episode, we explore how using each of these contributes to running a successful business. Get advice before starting: Business Plan Budget and Cashflow […]

53 – How Do You Manage Talent When Everyone is Working Remotely?

April 20, 2022

How do you manage talent when everyone is working remotely? It’s a question being asked by many business owners and managers during these current periods of uncertainty and continued COVID lockdowns. So how do we manage our employees who are working virtually? Harry Nathoo and Paul Cripps discuss how we can achieve this. They suggest […]

52 – 3 Essential Tools Every Business Needs

April 20, 2022

Paul Sweeney and Paul Cripps discuss three essential tools that every business needs. Accounting software – accounting (including payroll), bookkeeping, taxation CRM Software – Customer Relationship Management Software Sales Tools – the process where a prospect commits to buying from you Accounting Software Accounting is, as everyone knows, an integral part of operating any business. […]

51 – Paul Murray – Account Kit: From Minimum Viable Product to an Established Business

April 20, 2022

Paul Murray, founder of AccountKit, shares his experience of the start-up process from an idea, to a minimum viable product, to now having an established business that recently celebrated it’s 5th Anniversary. Paul Murray shares some key lessons for anyone contemplating starting a business or for anyone who has already launched their business. Key points […]

50 – 10 Essential Steps to Take Now if Your Business is in Crisis

April 20, 2022

In our 50th Episode, Bruce Gleeson is back to share his 10 Essential Steps to Take Now If Your Business is in Crisis. After our last conversation with Bruce, which was only a couple of weeks ago, we discussed “What you should be doing when your business is in trouble”. Some of the feedback we received […]

49 – How Do I Manage Employee Annual Leave During Lockdown?

April 20, 2022

How do you manage employee leave during a COVID lockdown? If your employees are unable to take leave, how do you as an employer manage the increasing liability for annual leave accruals? Can you force an employee to use their annual leave while your business is in lockdown? Can an employee cash out some of […]

66 – Managing Change in Your Business

Raj Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning explores how your business can manage change in this constantly evolving business environment. It all starts with your personal mindset. Raj discusses why it’s important to reduce negative thoughts and stop punishing or blaming yourself for circumstances beyond your control. You need to accept change as being inevitable – […]

67 – 10 Actions to Kick-Start Your Business in 2022

Have you been reflecting on your business over the holidays? Maybe you have found some things that aren’t working well, things that you want to do differently. Or perhaps you aren’t even sure where to start. Don’t worry, we have some inspiration to help you kick-start your business this year. Paul Sweeney shares some of […]

68 – 10 More Ideas to Kick-Start Your Business in 2022

We hope you got some inspiration from last week’s ‘kick-start your business’ podcast. We have another dose ready for you this week on The Business Behind Your Business. While we have all been experiencing many challenges over the past couple of years, we want to see businesses flourishing, despite the bumpy road. That is why we […]

69 – Meet Airwallex – Australia’s Fastest Growing Fintech Unicorn

Is your business losing profits to expensive and unnecessary FX conversions? These costs are often ‘hidden’ but can go up to 5% each time you bring money back, or pay global expenses. In this episode we talk to Henry Broad from Airwallex who have developed a solution to this problem. Essentially, Airwallex provide a cheaper […]

70 – Why Business Owners Need to Use Superannuation to Plan for Retirement

Planning for your retirement? Or do you look at retirement as something to think of ‘down the track’? Many business owners don’t plan properly for their retirement. And many rely on selling their business to fund their retirement. But will that provide the lifestyle that you’ve been dreaming of? Find out what else you should […]

71 – How to Fund Your Research and Development Project

Did you know there are many grants and  incentives to help fund early stage innovation companies? And small and medium businesses can access them – they are not just for the large companies. Peter Towers from ESS BizTools explains what opportunities are available around research and development. Find out about the application process and steps […]

72 – How Do You Determine Your Business Strategy?

How do you determine what your business strategy and plan should be? How do you identify what your successful business should look like? What goals and targets should you set for your business this year? The first question you should be asking is ‘why?’ Asking ‘Why’? Has become a key process for business owners, made […]

73 – Why You Need to Know How to Increase Revenue to Be More Profitable

What is revenue and why is it so important? Let’s start with looking at profit. Profit is the outcome; the end result. It’s quite simply what’s left over from your revenue when you deduct your expenses. Profit is the final score. Just looking at the final result and saying how much you want it to increase won’t make any […]

74 – You Really Do Have Time to Work on Your Business

Do you feel like your days are spent running from one thing to another and never getting anything done? Do you look at those 5 and 10 minute gaps between speaking to this client and invoicing that client and picking the kids up from school and think, “That’s not enough time to do anything, why […]

75 – Black Dog Institute – Creating a Mentally Healthier World

How can we support better mental health in our communities and workplaces? What training is available to help workplaces promote mental health and recognise when someone needs help? Who can you turn to if you are worried about the mental health of someone at work or at home? Michael van Dyk from The Black Dog […]

76 – Practical Ways Employers Can Look After Their Employees’ Wellbeing

As an employer, what are you doing to look after your employees? These days, employers are investing more into employee wellbeing than ever before. Employee relations and getting the most out of your employees is one of the most critical things for any business, but it’s particularly important for small businesses. Paul Cripps from PK […]

77 – Law @ Work

As a business owner, have you ever avoided getting advice because it was too expensive, then had to fix up a legal problem which cost even more money? Have you turned down opportunities because getting advice was too hard and too expensive? Do you worry about being appropriately covered for risk but not sure who […]

78 – Should I Start a Business?

Do you have a great business idea, but not sure where to start? Are you confused about what you need to do first? If this is you (too many questions and not enough answers) then you are in the right place! Paul Sweeney, chartered accountant and business advisor, explores what you need to know before […]

79 – Before You Start Your Business

Is being passionate about your product or service enough to warrant starting a business? What about skill or quality – if your product or service is ‘the best’, does that mean you should start a business selling it? A successful business requires more than just passion, skill and an amazing product or service. Paul Sweeney (Pretium Solutions) […]

80 – Turning Your Passion into a Business

Are you ready to turn your passion into a business? Sister2Sister pop duo did exactly that when they opened the popular Sister2Sister School of Singing in 2004. They successfully moved from a performance career to balancing running a singing school with being professional freelance, session vocalists. So how did they do it? Learn about the […]

81 – National Employment Standards

Do you understand your employer obligations under the National Employment Standards? Whether you have one employee (even if it’s just you, the business owner) or many, these are rules you must follow, including understanding changes in the past couple of years. Paul Cripps (PK People Solutions) gives an overview of the eleven points of the […]

82 – Scaling Your Start-Up for Success

What’s the difference between a ‘start-up’ and ‘starting a business’?  A start-up is all about scale, it’s about creating a business that is built to grow quickly. We are joined by Meryl Johnston from Bean Ninjas. Meryl looks at start-ups and ways you can scale your business. She also looks at supports for businesses such […]

83 – Why Every Business Needs an Exit Strategy

So you have just started your business –  why would you want to look at exit planning? Well, the more you focus on having a great exit plan, the more profitable and successful your business will be.  A good business plan is a long-term plan, with both a start and a finish. By planning your […]

84 – Intellectual Property: What are your first steps when starting a business?

Intellectual property (IP) is frequently overlooked by businesses. But by looking at your IP issues early, when you are setting up your business, you are both protecting your business, as well as adding value to it. André Meyer, founder of Meyer West IP, joins us to take a closer look at intellectual property and the […]

85 – Traps to Avoid this End of Financial Year

What traps do you need to avoid this end of financial year? What is the simple strategy behind tax planning? End of Financial Year (EOFY) activities should include, but not be limited to taxation planning. There are some traps that every business owner should avoid at this time of year. So what do you need […]

86 – How Knowledge Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

What can you do to gain a competitive advantage over other businesses? Raj Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning  discusses how business owners can use the knowledge within their business to its greatest capacity. Some important points that Raj discusses include the following: Identify training needs within your organisation Offer staff training – this helps keep […]

87 – Take Control of Your Inventory with Unleashed

Do you have a business that buys and sells products? Or do you manufacture products to sell? Or, maybe you are looking at starting a business that will have stock? If your business has inventory, then you need a tool to help you manage your stock and grow your business. If you don’t already have […]

88 – Maus: Tools to Accelerate Your Business Growth

Do you have trouble keeping track of what is going on in your business? Does the idea of business planning leave you feeling overwhelmed? Are you ready to grow your business, but not sure where to start? If any of this sounds familiar, maybe you need an ‘all-in-one’ business tool! Chris Palmer, from Maus Software, […]

89 – Jiwa: How an ERP can help your business

Do you struggle to forecast the right amount of stock to order? Are your manual systems and processes letting you down? Find out how ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, like Jiwa, can help your business be successful. It combines inventory management, accounting and other tools in one complete package. Getting the right business tools can […]

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