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EP:060 How Do You Know What To Do Next: From Being Reactive to Proactive Business Owners

With all the hustle and bustle of running a business, people sometimes lose track of their plans as they become too busy with handling day-to-day affairs. Charley and Kim, co-hosts of Confessions of a Business Owner, talk about why being a reactive business owner is bad for your company and how being more proactive can make all the difference. Learn more about Confessions of a Business Owner here:


EP:059 From a Corporate Day Job to Entrepreneurship with Paul Higgins

The corporate life can become monotonous after years of working a 9-to-5 job. For many people, entrepreneurship can provide them with a greater variety of experiences, but it also comes with its own challenges. Higgins, the founder of Build Live Give, talks about his decision to escape the corporate world, the struggles he faced, and the lessons he learned. Learn more about Build Live Give here:


EP:058 How itGenius founder Peter Moriarty acquired his biggest competitor in just 48 hours

Competition can be very intense in the IT industry, but there are effective ways to use competition to your advantage. Peter, the founder of the technology consultancy itGenius, discusses how he was able to use data analysis and some quick thinking to acquire his biggest competitor within 48 hours. Learn more about itGenius here:


EP:057 Charley Turning 30: Lessons Learned In His 20's

Business people hitting their 30s can learn a lot from reflecting on their experiences in their 20s. Charley, a serial entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia, talks about what he learned about dealing with failure, managing professional relationships, and making businesses grow. Learn more about Charley here:


EP:056 Extensive Community-Based Learning Through Mastermind Meetings with Ronan Leonard

The Internet has enabled unparalleled social connectivity, allowing people from different continents to communicate in real-time with each other. Ronan, the founder of Eccountability, talks about how this technology can be used to apply extensive community-based learning to business development through Mastermind meetings. Learn more about Eccountability here: To learn more about the association, go...


EP:055 The Love Hate Relationship In Building a Team and Growing a Business with Barry Magliarditi

Well-performing teams comprise the soul of any business, but that doesn't mean that working in teams will always be easy. Barry, the founder of The Game Changers, shares his experiences in building and working with teams, as well as how to navigate the emotional rollercoaster that inevitably comes with this crucial part of running a business. Learn more about The Game Changers here:


EP: 054 The Most Important Tech Tools for Business Owners with Amy Keys

Amy Keys walks us through some of the most popular tech tools in the business world today, and how properly leveraging their functions can dramatically increase your workplace productivity. Get to know more about how virtual CTO services work in this episode, as well as which tech tools stand out amongst the rest. Check out The Digital Capital Company here: To learn more about The Association, go...


EP: 053 Build Your Business to Fit Your LIFESTYLE, Not the Other Way Around with Leticia Campbell

Leticia Cambell, founder of Women's Success Domination and Campbell Success Network, gives us a look into the life of a full-time mom AND businesswoman, and how she has created a career and lifestyle that balances both roles, alongside her goal of empowering women in business everywhere. Check out Leticia's Domination Masterclass here: To learn more about The Association, go here:


EP:052 VALUE Yourself and Your Business with Sam Lees

Sam Lees of Auxano Marketing tells us about her first few years as an entrepreneur and how this brought forth one of her best life lessons: why valuing herself, her skills, and the services her business provides is CRUCIAL to her and her company's growth. Learn more about Sam and Auxano Marketing here:


EP:051 EFFECTIVENESS over Efficiency

Getting the most out of our time is one of the most vital skills any business owner can have. There are many factors surrounding this, but what truly determines how well you can maximise the time you have is EFFECTIVENESS. That is, determining if what you're getting done is relevant to your most important goals. In this video, Kim and Charley talk about their own customised effectiveness strategies, and how they implement these on a day-to-day and week-to-week basis. To learn more about the...


EP: 050 The Ultimate 48 Hour Author with Natasa Denman

Natasa Denman, the mastermind behind the 48 Hour Author System, gives us some excellent nuggets of wisdom in this episode, from how establishing strong personal connections still creates the best impact for your business growth, to all her best and worst practices for writing, publishing, and marketing books, all geared toward helping you get the most leads and conversions for your business. Mentioned in the Podcast: - Shut Up and Write Your First Book by Natasa Denman - Guilt Free...


EP:049 The Theory of Constraints-- Working Out The Kinks in Your Business

If you're experiencing or finding limitations in certain parts of your business, this episode may be for you. In this episode, Kim and Charley will walk you through the Theory of Constraints as popularised by Eli Goldratt, and how it applies to entrepreneurs working out the kinks in their business framework, as well as their best practices in dealing with said constraints. Mentioned in the Podcast: The Theory of Constraints by Eli Goldratt


EP:048 The Five Levels of Leadership with Travis Jones

Many business owners have a certain idea of what Leadership entails, but a lot of us have found ourselves stuck in some level of it for quite a while, somehow not able to progress and grow our company along with ourselves. In this episode, Travis Jones of RBT Gyms and the Think Tank tells us about the FIVE Levels of Leadership, and how every entrepreneur can identify THEIR level, as well as how they can go beyond it to the next one. Mentioned in the Podcast: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of...


EP047: Our Best Referral Strategies and How YOU Can Emulate Them For Your Business

Digital marketing can be a powerful machine for lead-generation, but algorithms and policies are ever-changing, and they can get very expensive. For Kim and Charley, smart business strategies should always include a very organic foundation-- REFERRALS. Trust, quality of service, and networking can go a long way, and in this episode they talk about their best referral strategies as well as how YOU can emulate them. Mentioned in the Podcast: The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman To learn...


EP046: Building a Thriving Digital Marketing Agency with Ilana Wechsler

Coming from a 10-year career as a data analyst, Ilana Wechsler was the perfect candidate for starting a Pay-Per-Click/digital marketing agency. She started with one account that she completely rebuilt and turned into a thriving lead-generation machine, and is now heading her own agency as well as passing on her expertise on PPC on her own website, Green Arrow Digital, and podcast, Talking Web Marketing. In this episode, she talks about some realisations she came to while running her own...


EP045: YOU are the Biggest Problem in Your Business

Many business owners hit a certain peak in their growth and find themselves staying there, with no progress in sight. One can blame it on their staff, on their framework, on their clients, or on the business itself, but what if the problems in a different thing entirely? What if it's YOU all along? In this episode, Kim and Charley talk about how they came to the realisation that THEY were the biggest things holding their business back, and what they did to get out of it. To learn more about...


EP044 The 7 Levers of Business with Pete Williams

How do you get on the fast track to business growth? In this episode, Pete Williams gives us a very clear-cut strategy through the 7 Levers of Business and the Compound Effect-- two excellent frameworks that are discussed further in his book, Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth, available on Amazon, Audible, and all major bookstores! Mentioned in the podcast: Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth by Pete Williams Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John...


EP:043 Are You Running an Adult Day Care Centre?

Many business owners unwittingly find themselves neck-deep in an "adult day care centre"-- where they spend eight hours a day attending to their staff instead of growing their business. How do you get out of this rut? Kim and Charley talk about their experiences of running their own day care centres, and what they had to change and learn to get out of it. To learn more about The Association, go here:


EP:042 How Matt Jones Built The Site Shed by Targeting the Tradie Market

Matt Jones went from working in the tradie industry to heading his own marketing and web development business catering to tradies all over Australia. In this episode, he tells us how he used his experiences and specialisation to build one of the best business resources for tradies in the country. Find Matt in these sites: The Site Shed Tradie Web Guys Instagram


EP:041 "Five Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started My Business" with Linh Podetti

Linh Podetti, outsourcing specialist and recruitment extraordinaire, shares with us her best realizations as an experienced business owner-- 5 things that would definitely help anyone starting out their own ventures or going through their first few years of entrepreneurship. Mentioned in the podcast: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow Rich Dad's...