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The Business Behind Your Business

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Conversations to help your business grow and thrive. It's like having your own board of expert advisors in your pocket. Join your host Paul Sweeney and our team of expert advisors as we take a deep dive into the problems (and solutions) faced by business owners. In our 15 to 20 minute podcasts, we’ll discuss information and advice from qualified, experienced professionals to help you create a great business. Running a business is hard. And no matter how experienced you are in your business you’ll run into unexpected issues. Whatever is happening to your business now, it has likely happened to plenty of business owners before. The Business Behind Your Business will be bringing the team of expert advisors to you, sharing their experience, tips and case studies to help you run a great business. Hear from expert advisors including Business Accountants, Business Advisors, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers, Finance Brokers, Information Technology (IT), Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Advisors, Business Restructuring, Business Turnaround, Systems Design and Implementation, and Strategic Planning.

Conversations to help your business grow and thrive. It's like having your own board of expert advisors in your pocket. Join your host Paul Sweeney and our team of expert advisors as we take a deep dive into the problems (and solutions) faced by business owners. In our 15 to 20 minute podcasts, we’ll discuss information and advice from qualified, experienced professionals to help you create a great business. Running a business is hard. And no matter how experienced you are in your business you’ll run into unexpected issues. Whatever is happening to your business now, it has likely happened to plenty of business owners before. The Business Behind Your Business will be bringing the team of expert advisors to you, sharing their experience, tips and case studies to help you run a great business. Hear from expert advisors including Business Accountants, Business Advisors, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers, Finance Brokers, Information Technology (IT), Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Advisors, Business Restructuring, Business Turnaround, Systems Design and Implementation, and Strategic Planning.

Location:

Australia

Description:

Conversations to help your business grow and thrive. It's like having your own board of expert advisors in your pocket. Join your host Paul Sweeney and our team of expert advisors as we take a deep dive into the problems (and solutions) faced by business owners. In our 15 to 20 minute podcasts, we’ll discuss information and advice from qualified, experienced professionals to help you create a great business. Running a business is hard. And no matter how experienced you are in your business you’ll run into unexpected issues. Whatever is happening to your business now, it has likely happened to plenty of business owners before. The Business Behind Your Business will be bringing the team of expert advisors to you, sharing their experience, tips and case studies to help you run a great business. Hear from expert advisors including Business Accountants, Business Advisors, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers, Finance Brokers, Information Technology (IT), Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Financial Advisors, Business Restructuring, Business Turnaround, Systems Design and Implementation, and Strategic Planning.

Language:

English

Contact:

0291358450


Episodes

Maus: Tools to Accelerate Your Business Growth

7/11/2022
Do you have trouble keeping track of what is going on in your business? Does the idea of business planning leave you feeling overwhelmed? Are you ready to grow your business, but not sure where to start? If any of this sounds familiar, maybe you need an 'all-in-one' business tool! Chris Palmer, from Maus Software, shares how their cloud-based management system can help you create a successful business. Maus provide a complete set of financial analysis and strategic planning tools that...

Duration:00:29:20

Take Control of Your Inventory with Unleashed

7/4/2022
Do you have a business that buys and sells products? Or do you manufacture products to sell? Or, maybe you are looking at starting a business that will have stock? If your business has inventory, then you need a tool to help you manage your stock and grow your business. If you don't already have an inventory management system, then this is a tool that your business needs. Know where your stock is and what your stock levels are in real-time. Keep track of ordering and manage multiple...

Duration:00:25:08

How Knowledge Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

6/27/2022
What can you do to gain a competitive advantage over other businesses? Raj Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning discusses how business owners can use the knowledge within their business to its greatest capacity. Some important points that Raj discusses include the following: Contact Raj for more information or assistance at raj.nathoo@keyactlearn.com Raj Nathoo is a Business Growth Facilitator & Coach at Keystone Active Learning. He is driven by wanting to make a positive difference by...

Duration:00:32:02

Traps to Avoid this End of Financial Year

6/20/2022
What traps do you need to avoid this end of financial year? What is the simple strategy behind tax planning? End of Financial Year (EOFY) activities should include, but not be limited to taxation planning. There are some traps that every business owner should avoid at this time of year. So what do you need to look out for this EOFY? What tips and tricks will make the next year better? Join Paul Sweeney (Pretium Solutions) for this detailed look at what you can do to make the end of...

Duration:00:21:50

Intellectual Property: What are your first steps when starting a business?

6/13/2022
Intellectual property (IP) is frequently overlooked by businesses. But by looking at your IP issues early, when you are setting up your business, you are both protecting your business, as well as adding value to it. André Meyer, founder of Meyer West IP, joins us to take a closer look at intellectual property and the issues facing business owners when they are setting up their businesses. André explores some important aspects of IP for new businesses including: Here is a link that André...

Duration:00:30:43

Why Every Business Needs an Exit Strategy

6/6/2022
So you have just started your business - why would you want to look at exit planning? Well, the more you focus on having a great exit plan, the more profitable and successful your business will be. A good business plan is a long-term plan, with both a start and a finish. By planning your business exit strategy before you begin (or at least early!) your journey will be more rewarding, and your business better equipped to deal with future challenges. You will be building value into your...

Duration:00:42:50

Scaling Your Start-Up for Success

5/30/2022
What's the difference between a 'start-up' and 'starting a business'? A start-up is all about scale, it's about creating a business that is built to grow quickly. We are joined by Meryl Johnston from Bean Ninjas. Meryl looks at start-ups and ways you can scale your business. She also looks at supports for businesses such as mentors and strategies for determining if your business idea would even make a successful business. Links to the books referred to by Meryl: Company of One by Paul...

Duration:00:31:26

National Employment Standards

5/23/2022
Do you understand your employer obligations under the National Employment Standards? Whether you have one employee (even if it's just you, the business owner) or many, these are rules you must follow, including understanding changes in the past couple of years. Paul Cripps (PK People Solutions) gives an overview of the eleven points of the National Employment Standards, including the newest changes around casual employment. Paul also highlights some of the areas of greatest confusion for...

Duration:00:29:29

Turning Your Passion into a Business

5/16/2022
Are you ready to turn your passion into a business? Sister2Sister pop duo did exactly that when they opened the popular Sister2Sister School of Singing in 2004. They successfully moved from a performance career to balancing running a singing school with being professional freelance, session vocalists. So how did they do it? Learn about the exciting journey of Sharon and Christine Muscat and find out why profitable, thriving businesses require more than just passion. Sharon and Christine...

Duration:00:51:04

Before You Start Your Business

5/10/2022
Is being passionate about your product or service enough to warrant starting a business? What about skill or quality - if your product or service is 'the best', does that mean you should start a business selling it? A successful business requires more than just passion, skill and an amazing product or service. Paul Sweeney (Pretium Solutions) looks at what you need to do before you start a business. How can you make sure you will have customers who will buy your product or service? Who...

Duration:00:13:54

Should I Start a Business?

4/26/2022
Do you have a great business idea, but not sure where to start? Are you confused about what you need to do first? If this is you (too many questions and not enough answers) then you are in the right place! Paul Sweeney, chartered accountant and business advisor, explores what you need to know before you launch your new business. This episode is the first in a series focusing on starting a business. And don't worry - for those listeners who already have a business - this is a great...

Duration:00:08:03

Law @ Work

4/18/2022
As a business owner, have you ever avoided getting advice because it was too expensive, then had to fix up a legal problem which cost even more money? Have you turned down opportunities because getting advice was too hard and too expensive? Do you worry about being appropriately covered for risk but not sure who to turn to? Running a successful business means staying up-to-date with your responsibilities and setting things up correctly to minimise risk. And many of these important details...

Duration:00:34:19

Practical Ways Employers Can Look After Their Employees' Wellbeing

4/11/2022
As an employer, what are you doing to look after your employees? These days, employers are investing more into employee wellbeing than ever before. Employee relations and getting the most out of your employees is one of the most critical things for any business, but it's particularly important for small businesses. Paul Cripps from PK People Solutions has some practical tips to improve the wellbeing of your employees, including their physical and mental health. Taking care of your people...

Duration:00:29:08

Black Dog Institute - Creating a Mentally Healthier World

4/4/2022
How can we support better mental health in our communities and workplaces? What training is available to help workplaces promote mental health and recognise when someone needs help? Who can you turn to if you are worried about the mental health of someone at work or at home? Michael van Dyk from The Black Dog Institute shares some of the key things that the Black Dog Institute does, including: Register here for FREE workplace mental health programs (NSW...

Duration:00:29:27

You Really Do Have Time to Work on Your Business

3/29/2022
Do you feel like your days are spent running from one thing to another and never getting anything done? Do you look at those 5 and 10 minute gaps between speaking to this client and invoicing that client and picking the kids up from school and think, "That's not enough time to do anything, why bother?" Is your business suffering from not enough of your attention because there just isn't time? The disruptions of modern life are many and the quiet moments too few. If this all feels very...

Duration:00:12:17

Why You Need to Know How to Increase Revenue to Be More Profitable

3/8/2022
What is revenue and why is it so important? Let's start with looking at profit. Profit is the outcome; the end result. It’s quite simply what’s left over from your revenue when you deduct your expenses. Profit is the final score. Just looking at the final result and saying how much you want it to increase won’t make any difference. By focusing on the four factors that will create more profit, the end result improves naturally. So, with profit being what’s left after deducting expenses...

Duration:00:20:02

How Do You Determine Your Business Strategy?

2/21/2022
How do you determine what your business strategy and plan should be? How do you identify what your successful business should look like? What goals and targets should you set for your business this year? The first question you should be asking is 'why?' Asking 'Why'? Has become a key process for business owners, made popular by Simon Sinek’s book “Start with Why”. With a strong WHY you will be able to decide whether the next big idea will move your business in the right direction and fit...

Duration:00:13:10

How to Fund Your Research and Development Project

2/14/2022
Did you know there are many grants and incentives to help fund early stage innovation companies? And small and medium businesses can access them - they are not just for the large companies. Peter Towers from ESS BizTools explains what opportunities are available around research and development. Find out about the application process and steps you will need to take to gain early stage innovation company status. Peter Towers Peter has many years of business experience including working as...

Duration:00:39:15

Why Business Owners Need to Use Superannuation to Plan for Retirement

2/7/2022
Planning for your retirement? Or do you look at retirement as something to think of 'down the track'? Many business owners don't plan properly for their retirement. And many rely on selling their business to fund their retirement. But will that provide the lifestyle that you've been dreaming of? Find out what else you should be doing. In this episode, Jim Mills from Merit Planning Hills looks at superannuation and why you should be investing in your super as a business owner. We also look...

Duration:00:27:00

Meet Airwallex - Australia's Fastest Growing Fintech Unicorn

1/31/2022
Is your business losing profits to expensive and unnecessary FX conversions? These costs are often 'hidden' but can go up to 5% each time you bring money back, or pay global expenses. In this episode we talk to Henry Broad from Airwallex who have developed a solution to this problem. Essentially, Airwallex provide a cheaper and easier way to manage money globally. We discuss how Airwallex solutions have made it possible for businesses to save 3 - 5% on their international imports, shipping...

Duration:00:34:37