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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader. Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader. Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.
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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader. Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

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Episodes

ATO digs deep on business visits, cash payments

11/13/2019
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With the ATO now visiting about 10,000 Australian companies every year, should business owners have anything to fear? Does a drop in from the ATO mean you're considered "dodgy"? ATO assistant commissioner Peter Holt speaks straight from the source. Mr Holt joins My Business editor Adam Zuchetti in this episode of the My Business Podcast to share insights from the business visits program, dispel misconceptions around what employers can expect, and discuss the current trends in business...

Duration:00:35:26

Beating the odds in the recruitment game

10/17/2019
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Retention problems, recruitment woes, talent shortages... The Adecco Group's CEO Rafael Moyano has seen them all, and has some great insights for employers to find, attract and keep the best skilled workers. Recruitment can be cumbersome, daunting, exciting and terrifying - not to mention costly when it goes pear-shaped. In this episode, Mr Moyano joins My Business editor Adam Zuchetti to discuss the inside tips and tricks recruiters use to source the best job candidates. Tune in as Mr...

Duration:00:31:41

Finance broker’s money tips for business owners

9/9/2019
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Should you cut business costs before submitting a business loan application? How can fear actually be a good thing for business owners? Veteran finance broker and author Nancy Youssef offers some seasoned advice. "You'd be surprised how many people don't know what they don't know," Nancy reveals. She joins editor Adam Zuchetti on this episode of the My Business Podcast to explore: - The biggest fears that business owners have about money (and how to address them) - What lenders look for...

Duration:00:34:53

What judges want you to know about award submissions

8/7/2019
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What makes a business award submission stand-out from the crowd? And what are judges really looking for? Senior events producer Bronwyn Cooksley gives us the scoop on what makes a winner. In this podcast episode, Momentum Media’s very own Bronwyn Cooksley joins My Business editor Adam Zuchetti to discuss best (and worst!) practice when it comes to award submissions. We pick her brain about: - What makes a standout submission - Attachments: Are they a good or a bad thing to...

Duration:00:22:15

Why accounting director George Morice told a client to sack 97% of its clients

7/22/2019
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In this episode, My Business editor Adam Zuchetti is joined by Prime Partners accounting director George Morice, to discuss business betterment and some of the strategies he recommends to drive profitability. We pick his brains about: - Shedding clients and why it can be a good thing - Working smarter, not harder - Pricing strategies George also shares his top three tips for delivering better customer value, the little touch points that allow businesses to increase their prices,...

Duration:00:32:39

Tips to avoid paying too little — or too much — tax

6/17/2019
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Businesses all too often fall afoul of the ATO for deductions they try and push through. But others wind up paying more tax than they need to, accountant Alexander Laureti reveals. And with the transition to a new financial year involving some major changes in 2019, the scope for getting things wrong is high. Alexander Laureti, of LMS Advisory, joins My Business editor Adam Zuchetti to explore some of the key points impacting SMEs as we enter FY20, including: - How businesses can...

Duration:00:30:23

Revealed: The political party by small business, for small business

2/25/2019
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As someone who has owned and operated some 25 businesses over the years, and as a twice-elected councillor, Angela Vithoulkas is hopeful of a positive public reaction at the polling booths in support of The Small Business Party in the 2019 NSW election. In this episode of the My Business podcast, Angela joins host Adam Zuchetti to reveal how she felt compelled to give small business a better deal in politics, the key policy areas she wants to tackle head-on and her response to some of the...

Duration:00:45:27

Securing finance for your business – Putting your best foot forward

11/6/2018
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Since launching in 2015, OnDeck has assisted over 80,000 businesses gain access to capital by evaluating businesses based on their actual performance rather than solely on a business owners’ personal credit score. In this episode of the My Business podcast, brought to you by OnDeck, hosts Adam Zuchetti and Andy Scott are joined by OnDeck’s head of sales Michael Bourke and head of risk and operations Kameron Ahmad, to unpack the lending process and outline how SMEs can best prepare a finance...

Duration:00:37:12

SPECIAL EPISODE: What a win in the Optus My Business Awards can do for your company

8/17/2018
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A lot of thought and preparation goes into putting forward a winning entry for any award and the Optus My Business Awards are no exception. So, what can you do to stand out from the rest? In this special episode of the My Business Podcast, host Adam Zuchetti joins previous winners of the training and education category Sally Murphy and Victoria Whitaker of The Ethics Centre who will unpack their tips for others looking for the win. They will discuss how the win has impacted their company...

Duration:00:18:30

SPECIAL EPISODE: Digital marketing cut-through in a crowded space - Spike Native Network

1/16/2018
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Content marketing may sound like the latest buzzword, but as businesses of all size are discovering, content has become the key to unlocking sales growth and customer loyalty alike. Jo Cronolly and Tim Johnson, the team behind Spike Native Network – which picked up the Publisher Innovation Award at the 2017 Australian Magazine Awards – join the My Business Podcast to debunk a few myths when it comes to digital marketing. Listen in to learn about: An introduction to content marketing – what...

Duration:00:27:34

Practical steps for building a business that survives for decades: Adam and Deb Drexler, Matt Blatt

12/17/2017
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Two decades is a long time to have survived in any industry, especially in retail: Matt Blatt owners Deb and Adam Drexler return to the My Business Podcast to reveal their insights on achieving sustainable business growth. From marketing their business to wowing new customers, combatting fraud to the real-world implications of understanding your customer demographics, Adam and Deb are honest and open about their journey in business. Tune in as they discuss: • Getting the best value from your...

Duration:00:24:32

What makes successful entrepreneurs successful: Matt Moran, Solotel

12/11/2017
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As celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Moran reveals, those in business who achieve their goals have a few things in common – which many others may overlook amid the everyday grind. Speaking ahead of the launch of his latest (and biggest) venue – Barangaroo House in Sydney’s Barangaroo – Matt returns on the My Business Podcast to provide an insight into how his career has gone from restaurant apprentice to household name. We pick his brains about: Taking on time-consuming marketing...

Duration:00:16:13

The sole reason you’re not earning more: Sam Cawthorn, Speakers Institute

12/3/2017
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There are people who can turn a trip to the supermarket into an “edge of your seat thriller”, according to Sam Cawthorn, owner of training provider Speakers Institute – and those who do anything less are directly limiting their earning power. “It’s not the story itself, it’s about how well you tell it,” he says. From humble beginnings to narrowly surviving a head-on car crash with a semi-trailer through to sharing the stage with former US president Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama and Sir...

Duration:00:37:53

Taking risks needn’t be risky business: Adam and Deb Drexler, Matt Blatt

11/27/2017
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From 20 years working in the industry to almost 20 more years in their own business, Adam and Deb Drexler dig deep into their approach to business culture, taking risk and coping with copycats. “You can’t be in business and not worry, it’s a very worrying thing – not for the faint-hearted,” says Deb. However, the husband-and-wife duo who own and operate eclectic homewares retailer Matt Blatt suggest there are practical ways to cope with, and even thrive on, these “worries”. Joining the My...

Duration:00:25:14

‘We nearly went broke a couple of times’: Celebrity chef Matt Moran

11/13/2017
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While now a household name thanks to TV shows such as MasterChef and From Paddock to Plate, Matt Moran reveals he has struggled just like every business owner to build a profitable enterprise. “When I first started I was in the kitchen, and I was in the kitchen over 100 hours a week, and Peter, my [business] partner at the time, was on the floor. We found it really tough for the first year, we nearly went broke a couple of times because we just had no idea what we were doing,” he explains....

Duration:00:24:33

‘The growth strategy delivering us 116% growth’: Robin McGowan, InStitchu

11/6/2017
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Robin McGowan of custom-made men’s formalwear retailer InStitchu returns to the My Business Podcast to discuss how his business has approached revenue diversification. He reveals: • How the business is achieving 116 per cent year-on-year growth • His tips for making fast growth sustainable • Diversifying revenue streams in ways that fit your core business • A nifty trick for expanding into offshore markets Plus lots more! www.mybusiness.com.au

Duration:00:21:48

SMEs missing out on tenfold efficiency gains: Gary Elphick, Disrupt Sports

10/29/2017
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Entrepreneur Gary Elphick, co-founder of Disrupt Sports, reveals the manufacturing efficiencies most Aussie SMEs overlook, why not all feedback is useful, and the limitations of customer choice on profitability. The two-time Optus My Business Awards winner joins the My Business team for a forthright discussion about his mistakes and master strokes in establishing his on-demand manufacturing business, including: The hidden efficiencies in foregoing offshoring production His experience...

Duration:00:27:49

Exclusive peek at 3-time Olympian’s budding business empire: Eamon Sullivan, restauranteur

10/23/2017
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Well-known former Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan has become a restauranteur in his native Perth, and as he candidly admits, the challenges of running a business outweigh those of elite sports. From not liking school and working casual jobs at McDonald’s and Subway, Eamon went on to win three Olympic medals and twice set a world record in the 50m freestyle event. Now, having retired from swimming at an elite level, Eamon is successfully growing his four Perth-based hospitality businesses. Yet...

Duration:00:34:25

InStitchu’s brazen approach to growing market share: Robin McGowan

10/15/2017
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The co-founder of high-profile custom fashion retailer InStitchu shares his experiences on competing against the big boys and developing a new form of retailing. As Robin explains, consumers have never been more savvy: they want to know the journey “from farm to fashion”, and expect tailored products and services over a one-size-fits-all approach. Robin joins the My Business Podcast to explore: • His approach to winning market share from major players like department stores • Operating as a...

Duration:00:22:19

14yo entrepreneur proves age no barrier to success

10/9/2017
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Funding, supplying and marketing a business is never an easy prospect, but as EduKits founder Michael Nixon reveals, doing so while under the legal age is infinitely harder still — but by no means impossible! The savvy schoolboy has already secured thousands of dollars to fund his growing business, without access to traditional funding types because of his age. Tune in to hear Michael's insights on: • Funding a business without loans, credit cards or cash savings • Being taken seriously in a...

Duration:00:25:06