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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 […]

48 – How Content Marketing Can Help Your Business Increase Sales

April 20, 2022

Learn all about how content marketing can help you grow your business. Join Leanne Shelton from Write Time Marketing as she explores these issues. As a business owner, you may be an expert in your field, but are you also an expert in describing your business, services or products? And how they are going to […]

47 – What Should I Be Doing When My Business is Impacted by Crisis?

April 20, 2022

A lot of these family businesses haven’t properly recovered from the impact of the first round of COVID-19 lockdowns during 2020.  What should you be focusing on as a business owner especially during a second and subsequent periods of COVID lockdown? Bruce Gleeson shares with us what all business owners in crisis or financial difficulty […]

46 – 5 Ways to Increase Your Profit

April 20, 2022

Declining or flat-lining profits (or even profits that aren’t increasing as quickly as you’d like) could be a major red flag for a small business. However, many business owners fall into the trap of doing the same things that worked in the past and hoping to achieve the same or better results – despite the […]

90 – Getting Your Start-Up Investment Ready

Are you ready to grow your start-up but not sure how to attract funding? It is important to have your business ready before you try to gain investors. Roshan Sidhu from Frank Law looks at some important things you need to do to make your business investment ready: Make sure your business structure, documentation and processes are […]

91 – Why You Should Automate Your Business Processes

Are you feeling time-poor in your business? Maybe you’re looking for ways to free up time in your busy days? Automation is the key! Learn how some simple strategies and tools can help you make better use of your time.  Your business will be more productive and efficient. Some of these time-saving strategies include: Develop […]

92 – Getting Started with Automation

Following on from our episode on the benefits of automation, Paul Sweeney (Pretium Solutions) takes a closer look at how you can get started using automations. First of all, it’s important to decide what would benefit from automation. Some of the key things to look for in tasks are as follows: Is it a repetitive […]

93 – How eInvoicing Will Benefit Your Business

You may have heard that Australia is adopting eInvoicing, a new standard and network to help businesses with their invoicing needs. Larissa Walker, the ATO’s eInvoicing Business Adoption Lead, joins us to raise awareness of eInvoicing and to share information on the many benefits to businesses. When we’re talking about eInvoicing, this isn’t just the […]

94 – Keeping Business Simple

The premise of ‘keep it simple’ has been widely used and helpful for many people in many scenarios. It’s about not overcomplicating things which can leave room for problems to develop. ‘Keeping it simple’ also applies to business. As a business owner, the more complicated you make things, the more steps that you add in […]

95 – Why Tax Refunds are Bad for Business

Getting a tax refund is good, right? Everyone loves a tax refund! But, if this tax refund is for your business, then it may be a sign of trouble! It’s time for a closer look at what is happening in your business. Find out why tax refunds are bad for business in this episode with […]

96 – Standing Tall Through Labour Shortages

Does your business rely on labour? An aging population and falling immigration rates already reduced our labour market and then COVID-19 made staffing challenges that much harder. So how can your business grow and prosper during these challenging times? Paul Cripps from PK People Solutions explores the issues around labour shortages and provides some ideas […]

98 – Data for Business Success

Do you need to know more about your customers or competition? What about trends affecting your industry? Or generational shifts in society? Successful businesses are all about providing great solutions to difficult problems faced by your customers. To make sure you are on the right path, it is crucial to have the right information to […]

99 – Delegation Done Correctly

Delegation can be a great tool for business owners to use – but only if used correctly! Otherwise, employees can feel resentful (“I’m getting the jobs no one else wants!”) or overwhelmed (“This isn’t my job, why am I doing it? I have no idea what to do!”) Raj Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning shares […]

100 – Best Business Advice for Our 100th Episode!

As part of our celebration of our 100th episode, we asked our listeners what topic they would like covered. The consensus was to do a compilation of the best business advice from listeners. So that is what you will find in this jam-packed episode! We heard from business owners and professionals about the strategies that […]

101 – Data Security & the Optus Breach

It’s something that all businesses (and individuals) dread – a data breach. We all know by now how important it is to protect our data. But despite the tools and education available, these data breaches still happen. And sometimes, like the recent Optus breach, they are massive. This incident has led to many important questions […]

102 – Practical Sales

Sales is commonly listed as a problem area for businesses. But where to begin with fixing things? What can you do to improve your sales? Nathan Williams, founder of Customer Return, joins us to look at some of the biggest sales issues faced by businesses including: Developing the right pitch Creating a sales process that […]

103 – Managing Stress as a Business Owner

Running your own business is amazing, right? The freedom, the power, the money – more like, the STRESS! Stress is something that everyone experiences, but for small business owners, it can feel extreme as you try to grapple with every problem imaginable and find solutions to please everyone. It’s an uphill battle that can leave […]

104 – Why Cash Flow is King

Running a successful business is all about the profit, right? While being profitable is the ultimate goal of a business, one of the most important factors (and one of the biggest pain points) is management of cash flow. So what can you do to improve your cash flow? Paul Sweeney from Pretium Solutions explores some […]

Productivity Tools and Gear for your Office/Studio Setup

There are some great tools out there to help your business be more productive and efficient While sales are on, it’s a good time to invest in some equipment for your business. Here are some of the tools that we like. Video and streaming tools: Corsair and Elgato Gaming and Streaming Ring lights and accessories: […]

105 – When Accuracy is Required

We assume accuracy is beneficial all of the time, but perhaps not always necessary. You can think of situations where accuracy might be sacrificed for speed perhaps, creativity, or just to get the ball moving on a project. Remember the saying by Catherine Carrigan, ‘Perfect is the enemy of done.’ But when is accuracy essential in business? Accuracy […]

106 – How Standard Operating Procedures Can Simplify Your Business

Standard operating procedures (or SOPs) are about making things simpler at work and saving time. The work day is full of so many tasks and it makes sense to keep things as easy as possible. SOPs help you organise and streamline your activities to make the best use of your time. This is especially important […]

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