Maybe you’ve been wondering how this podcast came about?

A bunch of factors coming together resulted in Paul Sweeney wanting to create a podcast focused on helping small business owners.

First of all, Paul comes from a small town where he saw first hand the implications of local businesses succeeding or failing. Success of failure of a small business affects the whole community. This background inspired Paul to want to help businesses and communities professionally and led to Paul becoming a chartered accountant and certified business advisor.

Throughout Paul’s career, he has built on this deep understanding and commitment to the wellbeing and success of small businesses. Paul recognised the importance of education for business owners and the difficulties many face in finding high quality advice. Advice that is also easily accessible and free.

When you throw in the disruptions from Covid lockdowns there is even more pressure on small businesses. That is why The Business Behind Your Business was created.

We hope you gain some inspiration from this podcast and maybe even feel motivated to continue your learning. Your small business will benefit from the time and energy you put into education, and the ‘trickle down effect’ of business success will ultimately benefit your family and your community.


Paul Sweeney Chartered Accountant & Business Advisor, launched Pretium Solutions after a long and successful career in accounting and business advisory. Paul credits his passion for small business with growing up in country NSW, where family-run businesses were the cornerstone of everyday life.

For Paul, the driving force behind The Business Behind Your Business was to make high end, proactive, directed and value-based advisory services available to small to medium businesses.

Paul brings to the table decades of experience as a highly qualified accountant and business advisor at every level of business. Through consulting, coaching and on-the-ground training and operations, his focus is on unlocking the untapped potential for greater profitability. Paul’s qualifications allow him to pair strategic advice with an advanced understanding of taxation and compliance matters.

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