Monthly Archives: August 2015

Finding Good People

“If you think hiring professionals is expensive, try hiring amateurs”

At some point every business owner asks themselves if it’s time to add a staff member to the business. The path to finding good people can be fraught with hurdles, so today we pull apart everything you need to know before you put a staff member on.

From deciding if it’s the right time for staff, to knowing when your business can sustain staff, through the minefield of legalities that staff entail, into the mystical world of the recruitment process and beyond.

With thanks to this weeks experts:

Richard Triggs from Arete Executive

Matthew Dunstan from Rising Tide Ventures

Robert King from Xperion Accounting

Cate Shreck from Lightbulb Training

and Alison McGrath from McGrath HR

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