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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

What Does the Future of Work Look Like?

10/18/2021
Harry Nathoo from Keystone Active Learning talks about the future of work. The future of work is characterised by rapid and large-scale changes that will affect all industries, in how work gets done over the next decade. This will be influenced by technological, generational, and social shifts. For example, the growing adoption of artificial intelligence in the workplace and the adoption of a more flexible workplace and workforce. While technology is the biggest influencer driving the...

Duration:00:35:58

How to Respond to Customer Hostility

10/11/2021
As businesses begin opening up, there is the added responsibility of enforcing the government's mandate on restricted access to the unvaccinated. Some important questions need to be asked: Former British Police Bodyguard and Personal Safety expert, Steve Curtis, talks us through effective de-escalation strategy, the importance of integrating awareness and training into your customer service and the things you can do now to prepare yourself. The HeadFirst Personal Safety De-Escalation Guide...

Duration:00:29:52

Back to Business - Avoiding Deja Vu

10/4/2021
The challenges facing businesses just keep piling up. But by being adaptable in your thinking, you can create a better path forward for you and your business. Avoid that sense of deja vu with some solid business planning (and implementation!) Paul Sweeney explores how you can keep your business moving forward once lockdowns end and businesses start opening up. We'll all be dealing with a changed environment - and business owners can't afford to keep doing things the way they did before and...

Duration:00:17:27

Small Business Dads - Daniel Munday

9/27/2021
We are joined by Daniel Munday, the host of Small Business Dads podcast and the owner and manager of DPM Performance, who specialise in supporting the fitness needs of people who are 40+ years old. We talk about some of the tools and strategies we use in creating a podcast, plus we discuss the challenges and triumphs of running a business and balancing that with family life. Check out our Behind the Scenes blog for more information on the podcasting tools we love to use. Other resources...

Duration:00:30:38

How Much Cash Does Your Business Need?

9/21/2021
This week we're looking at a topic that is very relevant in today's business climate. Paul Sweeney explores the question: If you are going to survive in small business, it will be necessary to know what your cash needs are going to be, both cash in and cash out. What do you need to consider when working out how much cash to keep on hand? Cash flow is the life of any business and its management is one of the most important factors in any business. The ability to collect funds from Debtors,...

Duration:00:20:26

How Do You Succeed in Small Business?

9/7/2021
How do you succeed in small business? Paul Sweeney shares some of the key steps and tools all business owners should have in place to help them succeed in business. In this episode, we explore how using each of these contributes to running a successful business. Get advice before starting: Paul Sweeney Chartered Accountant & Business Advisor, launched Pretium Solutions after a long and successful career in accounting and business advisory. Paul credits his passion for small business with...

Duration:00:21:30

How Do You Manage Talent When Everyone is Working Remotely?

9/1/2021
How do you manage talent when everyone is working remotely? It's a question being asked by many business owners and managers during these current periods of uncertainty and continued COVID lockdowns. So how do we manage our employees who are working virtually? Harry Nathoo and Paul Cripps discuss how we can achieve this. They suggest that we need to move beyond traditional viewpoints on managing employees. Traditionally input based and time based management are not effective. COVID has...

Duration:00:40:29

3 Essential Tools Every Business Needs

8/25/2021
Paul Sweeney and Paul Cripps discuss three essential tools that every business needs. Accounting Software Accounting is, as everyone knows, an integral part of operating any business. Accounting software helps you to make more efficient use of your time and facilitates the monitoring of cash flow, expenditure, tax filing and other essential business data. Keeping your books accurate and up-to-date is integral to smooth business operation. Customer Relationship Management Software One...

Duration:00:29:59

Paul Murray - Account Kit: From Minimum Viable Product to an Established Business

8/16/2021
Paul Murray, founder of AccountKit, shares his experience of the start-up process from an idea, to a minimum viable product, to now having an established business that recently celebrated it's 5th Anniversary. Paul Murray shares some key lessons for anyone contemplating starting a business or for anyone who has already launched their business. Key points raised by Paul include: •Importance of identifying a product where there is an existing need and customer base •Starting with a...

Duration:00:30:47

10 Essential Steps to Take Now If Your Business is in Crisis

8/9/2021
In our 50th Episode, Bruce Gleeson is back to share his 10 Essential Steps to Take Now If Your Business is in Crisis. After our last conversation with Bruce, which is only a couple of weeks ago, we discussed "What you should be doing when your business is in trouble". Some of the feedback we received was, "Thank you. That's great advice. Can we get some practical steps on what we should be doing?" Bruce Gleeson is back to share his tips to help businesses, particularly family businesses,...

Duration:00:35:10

How Do I Manage Employee Annual Leave During Lockdown?

8/4/2021
How do you manage employee leave during a COVID lockdown? If your employees are unable to take leave, how do you as an employer manage the increasing liability for annual leave accruals? Can you force an employee to use their annual leave while your business is in lockdown? Can an employee cash out some of their annual leave? Paul Cripps and Ben Baumgarten take a deep dive into these questions. Ben Baumgarten is a Senior Associate Lawyer and has practised exclusively in the area of...

Duration:00:27:10

How Content Marketing Can Help Your Business Increase Sales

7/28/2021
Learn all about how content marketing can help you grow your business. Join Leanne Shelton from Write Time Marketing as she explores these issues. As a business owner, you may be an expert in your field, but are you also an expert in describing your business, services or products? And how they are going to solve the problems faced by your customers? Probably not! That's where a professional copywriter comes in. A copywriter will 'get into your head' and gain a deep understanding of both...

Duration:00:24:22

What Should I Be Doing When My Business is Impacted by Crisis?

7/21/2021
A lot of these family businesses haven't properly recovered from the impact of the first round of COVID-19 lockdowns during 2020. What should you be focusing on as a business owner especially during a second and subsequent periods of COVID lockdown? Bruce Gleeson shares with us what all business owners in crisis or financial difficulty should be doing. In fact, the strategy Bruce shares is recommended for all business owners. Bruce actively encourages business owners and individuals to...

Duration:00:30:49

5 Ways to Increase Your Profit

7/14/2021
Declining or flat-lining profits (or even profits that aren’t increasing as quickly as you’d like) could be a major red flag for a small business. However, many business owners fall into the trap of doing the same things that worked in the past and hoping to achieve the same or better results – despite the evidence from what the numbers say. It’s important to work out how to increase profits for a small business so that the numbers come back a little kinder next time. Join Paul Sweeney...

Duration:00:26:43

7 Steps to Take Now to Make Your Next Financial Year Better

7/8/2021
The 2021 Financial Year has just finished. For many the results will not be great. We all want it to have a better year coming forward. So, what do we need to do now? In this episode, Paul Sweeney outlines 7 steps to take now to make your next financial year better. Paul Sweeney Chartered Accountant & Business Advisor, launched Pretium Solutions after a long and successful career in accounting and business advisory. Paul credits his passion for small business with growing up in country...

Duration:00:13:35

Casual Employment Changes - A Good News Story for Employers

6/28/2021
Casual Employment Changes - A Good News Story for Employers Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) change the workplace entitlements and obligations for casual employees. These changes came into effect on 27 March 2021. In February 2021 (episode 24) Paul Cripps and Philip van den Heever discussed the changes that were in the pipeline for casual employment. Paul Cripps from PK People Solutions and Ben Baumgarten from Frank Law unpack what the changes are and how they affect...

Duration:00:31:09

Can Government Grants Really Help Your Business?

6/22/2021
You might be surprised to find out just how many different government grants and assistance programs are on offer. Depending on your specific business and the markets you supply to, different grants might be applicable. Is your business leaving cash on the table? By not taking advantage of government grants and incentives which may be available to your business, are you turning your back on financial assistance that Federal and State governments are offering? However, many people would...

Duration:00:28:04

12 Things That Can Go Wrong When Selecting a Business Structure

6/15/2021
When selecting a business structure for a small business, there is a cheap way and an expensive way. The cheap way is to do it right first time – by getting advice from an experienced professional. But the expensive way is commonly disguised as the ‘low-cost’ method. Make sure you consider the real costs of setting a business up – selecting the wrong structure through poor advice can become a costly mistake. When you try to cut corners with your business structure by choosing the...

Duration:00:24:15

Landing Pages - How Do They Help Your Business?

6/7/2021
Landing pages are often dismissed as a cheap alternative to websites. Phil Wendell from Click Click Media explains how every business can use landing pages as part of their marketing strategy to target new customers. By using landing pages, you can quickly and easily test your market and get feedback. How much did I invest in marketing this landing page? What were the results? How many leads did I get? And what was the quality of the leads? It's a good way to get information to further grow...

Duration:00:26:01

What is RegTech and How Does it Help Me?

6/1/2021
What is RegTech? How does it affect my business? What should I be doing? According to Deloitte, "RegTech (Regulatory Technology) is more than a buzzword, it is a very real movement that is already having an impact on regulatory compliance." Deborah Young, CEO of the RegTech Association explains what RegTech is, and how RegTech is used every day by businesses everywhere. The RegTech Association is a global non-profit industry member body focused on accelerating adoption of RegTech...

Duration:00:21:17