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Welcome to Business Built Freedom, the podcast made for business owners who want more out of life and ultimately, build a vehicle of wealth and freedom. We are technologists, owners, forward thinkers, and life hackers, most importantly, we are human and down to earth Aussies. Brisbane based entrepreneurs are interviewed regularly from all walks of life, in all positions of business from greenfield start-ups to long-standing owners looking for exit strategies to retire. If you want to increase your wealth, better your health and get a residual income, sit back with a beer and relax, unless you're on the way to work…. See how the new kids are doing it, get the time you deserve with the family, gain perspective, direction and stop the business owning you, instead OWN it!

Welcome to Business Built Freedom, the podcast made for business owners who want more out of life and ultimately, build a vehicle of wealth and freedom. We are technologists, owners, forward thinkers, and life hackers, most importantly, we are human and down to earth Aussies. Brisbane based entrepreneurs are interviewed regularly from all walks of life, in all positions of business from greenfield start-ups to long-standing owners looking for exit strategies to retire. If you want to increase your wealth, better your health and get a residual income, sit back with a beer and relax, unless you're on the way to work…. See how the new kids are doing it, get the time you deserve with the family, gain perspective, direction and stop the business owning you, instead OWN it!
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Welcome to Business Built Freedom, the podcast made for business owners who want more out of life and ultimately, build a vehicle of wealth and freedom. We are technologists, owners, forward thinkers, and life hackers, most importantly, we are human and down to earth Aussies. Brisbane based entrepreneurs are interviewed regularly from all walks of life, in all positions of business from greenfield start-ups to long-standing owners looking for exit strategies to retire. If you want to increase your wealth, better your health and get a residual income, sit back with a beer and relax, unless you're on the way to work…. See how the new kids are doing it, get the time you deserve with the family, gain perspective, direction and stop the business owning you, instead OWN it!

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Episodes

060 | How to Stay Motivated

4/23/2019
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If there's something that business owners continuously tell me along with friends and family is that I'm one of the bubbliest characters that they know. I always seem to be happy and excited and have a go-getter attitude. That's what we are going to be talking about today. How do you stay motivated in business? You can be in business for a few days, a few weeks, a few months, a few years, or even a few decades and eventually you feel like there is a bit of fizzle. This doesn't just happen in...

Duration:00:05:29

059|Business Insurance 101

4/21/2019
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Business Insurance 101 Oh no. We're going to talk about that nasty thing no one likes to pay, but everyone has to have: Insurance. You have to have it for your cars, your house and also your business. So what sort of business insurance are important? What should you have and what shouldn't you have? What is over the top and what is not? Now, it obviously all depends on the type of business that you're running. We deal with a lot of industries, and for us, we have a lot of different types of...

Duration:00:06:27

058|How to Start a Business

4/18/2019
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So, you want to start a business? There are a few keys things that you have to do which apply to all businesses in Australia. Get An ABN Obviously, there are all sorts of different structures that you can go for, but at its most basic elements, you need to be registered with the government to be able to start your own business. Make sure you get yourself an ABN number. Learn More You can jump online onto the taxation website and get an ABN number in about 40 minutes once you know what...

Duration:00:09:52

057|Tips for Onboarding Staff

4/16/2019
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Onboarding staff. Some people cringe, and some people love it. No one should really love staff turnover and onboarding staff. It's normally a hellish process. The reason you have the three-month trial probation is that you need to train them up in that three months, and then if you don't, you're kind of stuck with them, and it's a terrible feeling. What we're going to be talking about today is making your onboarding processes is more refined so that it isn't a task that you won't hate...

Duration:00:09:42

056 | Growing Your Business Using Modern Technology

4/14/2019
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Your business is either lagging or leading when it comes to technology. You can't be sitting around in the same gear that you're on because you will be pushed back into the past. You don't want that. You can't be scared of technology. The invention of the wheel, that was technology, the light bulb, that was technology and these are things that we all just take for granted nowadays. But if you don't stay on top of the technology, other cool things come out and they will take its place. So...

Duration:00:07:58

055 | Why Your Business Should Invest in VOIP Phones

4/11/2019
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Why Your Business Should Invest in VOIP Today we're going to be talking about phone networks, and what way to go for your business. You have these things with phone networks traditionally, that would come into the building, called a trunk, and that would delegate how many numbers that you could have for your business. Now, traditionally, if you want to expand the number of lines, you'd need to call out Telstra, and you'd need to have them come out, and physically enable additional copper...

Duration:00:07:02

054 | Self Care Tips to Overcome Burnout

4/9/2019
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Burnout is a very serious matter for a lot of business owners. People get into business to get out of a nine to five, but a lot of the time, what happens is they find that instead of working a nine to five, they're working a 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM, a five to nine. They don't get to see their family as much. They don't get to spend as much time at the things they were doing before, but as long as you're passionate about what you're doing, you continue to tell yourself that this isn't work, this...

Duration:00:10:21

053 | How to Make a Successful Office and Workspace

4/7/2019
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Ohm. Bring peace and harmony into your workplace. Today we're going to talk about what's important in the workplace. This could be anything from that coffee machine to anything else that you think people hold value to. I find, for us, there's a lot of things that really just pump up people's spirits. We have a pool table and ping-pong table so that when people are keen on Friday knock-offs, they're able to kick their weekend off with a bit of a laugh. Have a Flexible Friday We normally do...

Duration:00:05:20

052 | Your Business Sucks and What You Can Do About It

4/4/2019
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Your business sucks, and what you can do about it. Honestly, most business owners are their own worst enemy, and they suck the life out of their business and stop it progressing. They can be terrible at taking responsibility, and they push anything that's accountable on to other people. It's a classic trait with a lot of the businesses that are starting up now that are run by millennials. They want to have all the things, but they don't want to spend the time to get all the things. Looking...

Duration:00:04:57

051 | Money Saving Tips For Small Business

4/2/2019
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Today we're going to be talking about money and what can we do to hopefully keep a bit of it in your pocket. We're going to go through some money saving tips for small business that can be applied across the board. Some of them are things more about investing in your capital and utilising that for long term advantage, and some of these are straight up bangers that are just going to save you some money right away. Throw Out Old Technology Let's start old, we're going to through and discuss...

Duration:00:06:01

050 | Monitoring Your Business Representation Online

3/31/2019
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Today we're talking about your online business representation. Your online representation is so important because this is what new customers will look at before deciding to use your products or services. First impressions really do count in business, so let's take a look at how you can monitor your online representation. Reviews So there're lots of different places that people can leave reviews. I would suggest you go out there and find any industry-specific review sites and then add them...

Duration:00:05:17

049 | NBN or 5G for Small Business

3/28/2019
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2G, 3G, 4G, 5G. Today we're going to be talking about wireless Internet connections, NBN, and why you might want to go wireless. 5G is a technology that's coming to Australia. I suggest looking it up and having a bit more of a gander. 5G is putting through these big bold promises of 400 megabits per second and upwards to 1.4 gigabits. That is 1,400 megabits per second. Now that's four times faster than what the standard NBN connection is promising in Australia. Take Speed Numbers With a...

Duration:00:08:31

048 | Healthy Relationships Between Kids and Technology

3/26/2019
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Technology is all around us, and this generation is exposed to it more than ever before. Today I'm going to be going through hits and tips for your kids, or the kids you look after, to make sure that the relationship you have with technology is healthy. History of Technology To start off with though, let's look at a bit of history. Books were the devil. They were not considered a healthy thing to be reading. You were considered pompous if you read books. I don't think it's ever been cool...

Duration:00:08:19

047 | How to Pick the Right Internet Connection

3/24/2019
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Today we're going to talk today about different Internet connections that are available to us, with a focus on what you can do to utilise them by making sure that they're within your budget and that they make sure they are the best option for your business. There are loads of different technologies out there, and it can get very confusing for a business owner that isn't tech savvy. You shouldn't have to be tech savvy to know what to get. People always talk about getting the NBN, but no one...

Duration:00:08:27

046 | Cloud Myths Debunked

3/21/2019
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I said, hey, you, get off of my cloud. Hey, you, get off of my cloud. Yeah, yeah. So it goes without saying, we're gonna be talking a little bit about cloud today, and specifically, we're gonna debunk some cloud myths. So many people, "I came in, we've got clouds we're onto it. Yeah, pretty sweet man, got cloud, got cloud." Just this thing people have, they don't know ... it's like catching a cold. "I think I'm sick, maybe I'm sick. I'm not sure, maybe I've got over it, I don't even...

Duration:00:10:51

045 | Dual Internet Connections and the Cloud

3/19/2019
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If you've got everything in the cloud and you don't really understand what the cloud is, you could be up for some strife. So, what we're going to talk about today is making sure that you have access to all of your stuff in the cloud, even if you don't really understand it. Account Applications One of the main things that people put in the cloud is their account applications. One of the other things that they pop into the cloud is their core business applications, the things they use day in...

Duration:00:05:04

044 | Cyber Security Can We Really Be Safe

3/17/2019
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Today, we're going to talk about cyber security and can we ever be safe? The short answer is no. So that's all we need to know. Let's cruise into the next episode. That's done. Simple. But we can try damn hard. We can try our best to try and be safe. We can be diligent and continue the game of cat and mouse to make sure that we're on top of it. If we lived in a safe world where everyone worked together and no one was trying to do the naughties and break into things and there was a bit more...

Duration:00:05:44

043 | Business Can Make Marketing Work

3/14/2019
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Take your marketing to new heights. Today, we're going to go through practical and proven ways to take your marketing to new heights using techniques and strategies that are up to date. Sometimes, you have a customer that's a bit skeptical, and the way that we like to overcome this is to make sure you have the answer to the question that they might have. If they're skeptical on the price of the product or the service that you're going to be providing, give them reasons to not be. This could...

Duration:00:15:04

042 | Business Website Metrics 101

3/12/2019
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You've decided that you want to do something about your website. Maybe you're getting lots of traffic and now that's been on the decline, or you've decided that you want to start getting lots of traffic but you don't know where to go. Get a Benchmark The first step that you need to do is get a benchmark measure in place so you know where you are so you can work out where you're going. Every step you do in business, you need to be analytical and have the data to back up your decisions....

Duration:00:08:02

041 | Backlinks and What They Are All About

3/10/2019
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If you use your website as a source of income, you want to make sure that you are driving traffic to your business organically and not just through word of mouth. You definitely need to make sure you've got a world ranking website. There's been a whole bunch of different episodes I've done which discuss how to get a website ranking a bit better and making sure that you've got a good website, but we're going to be talking about how to use backlinks today specifically. What is a Backlink? A...

Duration:00:04:06