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

April 20, 2022

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 […]

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

April 20, 2022

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 […]

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

April 20, 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 […]

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

April 20, 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 […]

66 – Managing Change in Your Business

April 20, 2022

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 – […]

65 – Document Your Policies and Systems So Your Business Can Grow

April 20, 2022

Why is documenting your business systems important? Mitch Kenny from Maus Software explores the benefits around having your business processes documented. Some of the benefits include:  Less reliance on a single business owner/manager  Opportunities for scale and growth  Improved overall efficiency Mitch discusses barriers that often prevent business owners from documenting their systems. The myths […]

64 – Using Technology to Make Your Business More Profitable

April 20, 2022

Technology is wonderful for business, make no mistake. It helps you deliver a more efficient, consistent and effective outcome. For instance, using technology to improve efficiency with compliance and administrative activities gives you more time and resources to apply to value-producing activities like marketing and sales. But we can also fall into the trap of […]

63 – How the Economic Environment Will affect Your Business

April 20, 2022

How will your business be affected by the events happening in the domestic and global economies? What can you do to prepare your business to take advantage of the opportunities and minimize risk from adverse conditions? Jim Mills from Merit Planning Hills talks about what is happening in the markets and in the economy and […]

62 – Director Identification Numbers

April 20, 2022

The introduction of director ID will create a fairer business environment by helping prevent the use of false and fraudulent director identities. This will go a long way to better identifying and eliminating director involvement in unlawful activity. Shareholders, employees, creditors, consumers, external administrators and regulators are entitled to know the names and certain details […]

61 – Skills You Need for the Future of Work

April 20, 2022

Part 2 of our Future of Work series with Harry Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning. What skills will you need to successfully navigate 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 […]

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 […]

114 – Stuart McLeod: From Accidental to Purposeful Entrepreneur

Are you curious about starting a business? Do you want to learn more about the SaaS industry? Maybe you are interested in becoming an entrepreneur yourself? Listen in and gain some insight from our special guest, Stuart McLeod, co-founder of Karbon. Stuart has had many experiences as an entrepreneur. He started off in his early […]

115 – Melissa Caddick & Ponzi Schemes: Lessons for Investors & Business Owners

The Melissa Caddick Ponzi scheme rocked the investment world when it came to light a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, this kind of fraudulent behaviour is nothing new or unusual and we all need to guard against it. Our special guest, Bruce Gleeson (Jones Partners), is the liquidator for Melissa Caddick and has been very […]

116 – Director Penalty Notices & the ATO

If you have a business in Australia, you may have noticed that lately the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is putting a lot of effort into recovering debt from businesses. This is because over the last few years, debt collection had been halted due to Covid and its many issues like lockdowns. We are joined by […]

117 – Preparing for a New Business Year

The end of the financial year is swiftly approaching  – so what does that mean for you as a business owner? What activities do you need to do to set your business up for the best start in the new financial year? There are two types of essential business planning that you should be doing […]

118 – The Hon Bruce Billson: How ASBFEO helps small businesses

We are joined by our special guest, The Honourable Bruce Billson, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO). Bruce explains the role of ASBFEO and the different programs and services available to assist small businesses. Helping small businesses with dispute resolution A policy and advocacy space to help small businesses deal with governments […]

119 – Bronwyn Reid: How Small Companies Can Work Effectively with Larger Ones

As a small business owner, have you ever thought about doing business with large companies and decided it was never going to happen because it was just ‘too hard’ or the differences between your business and theirs were just too great? Find out how to successfully bridge the gap between small businesses and larger businesses. […]

120 – Modern Slavery: What Business Owners Must Know

We are joined by Anna Ruth from Freedom for Humanity for an eye-opening chat about modern slavery.  Freedom for Humanity is an organisation committed to creating a world where human rights are upheld, and all individuals can flourish and thrive. In this conversation we delve into Anna’s profound insights, her passion for human rights, and […]

Meet Up: Thank you to our listeners and guests!

More conversations to help your business grow and thrive We hosted The Business Behind Your Business Meet Up – a fun celebration for our podcast community. All of our podcast guests and listeners have been a special part of our podcast and we wanted to say thank you, plus hear from everyone about their business […]

121 – Amy Bett: Getting control of your cash flow

One of the biggest issues for business owners is managing cash flow. Healthy cash flow is crucial for the success of any business. Cash flow is a term that is often confused with profit. Business owners often say, “My business is busy and profitable, so why don’t I have any money in the bank?” Find […]

122 – Podcast Meet Up: Tips on Revitalising Your Business

We hosted The Business Behind Your Business Meet Up – a fun celebration for our podcast community. All of our podcast guests and listeners have been a special part of our podcast and we wanted to say thank you, plus hear from everyone about their business journeys. It was a great opportunity to network and […]

123 – How Storytelling Connects You to Your Customers

Business owners –  here’s an important question to ask yourselves, “Do my customers actually know what I do for them?” We are joined again by Nathan Williams (Customer Return) to look at this crucial issue – and how the use of storytelling can help bridge the gap in understanding and build your relationship. You can […]

124 – Building Relationships: A Key to Business Success

Knowing your business and providing amazing products or services is only part of running a successful venture. Another crucial aspect of business success is building positive relationships.  From fostering business-to-business ties, to encouraging return customers, to keeping fantastic staff – how you manage relationships is integral to your business. We are joined by Jason Owen, […]

125 – Using Events to Promote Your Business

Events have long been a go-to strategy for businesses aiming to showcase their products or services. However, it’s not uncommon for these efforts to fall flat despite the considerable investments of time, effort, and money. In this episode we address the questions of: How can we turn the tide and make our events successful? How […]

126 – Revitalise Your Business with a Health Check

In general, small businesses are not healthy. Here are some alarming statistics – Australian Small Business and Family Enterprises Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has found that 49% of small business owners make less than average wages, and two out of 5 micro and small businesses are not profitable. Interestingly, there are also businesses who are thriving in […]

127 – 7 Steps to Business Success

What can you do to give yourself the best chance of success in your business? Following on from our last episode on business health checks, Paul Sweeney shares the 7 steps you need to take to create some positive changes in your business. What kinds of outcomes can you expect? Your business will be more […]

128 – How Audit Insurance Can Save You Time and Money

One of the accepted risks of running a business is being audited by the tax department. Nowadays, there are multiple government agencies that you and your business  may need to deal with, apart from just the Australian Tax Office and possible income tax audits. With increased data sharing between government organisations, it has become much […]

129 – Choosing an Accountant for Your Business

What do you need to consider when choosing an accountant for your business? It’s an important decision –  getting the right accountant for your needs can help you build a profitable and healthy business. Here are some key factors to consider: What services does your business need? What are your values? What are the qualifications […]

130 – The Year in Review

The 2023 calendar year has drawn to a close. For many, it was still a year of hangover effects from covid and poorer economic conditions. For many others, it was a year of substantial growth and increased profits. So what set those businesses apart? In this episode, our host Paul Sweeney reflects on some of […]

Highlights from 2023

The Business Behind Your Business has had some incredible guests over the past year. I have been lucky enough to interview people from many different industries and share their stories and insights with our podcast audience.

131 – It’s Not Too Late to Make a Business Plan

What are your business and personal goals for the year? What plans have you made? How will you implement these plans? How will you assess if your goals are being met? If these questions leave you feeling overwhelmed, never fear! It’s NEVER too late to make a business plan. Find out the benefits of making […]

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