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#114. Jodi from "Harrison McMillan"

Many of you leaders will have engaged recruitment firms in the past to find staff for you – and you probably wouldn’t think there’s too much innovation that can happen in the recruitment industry. Well, co-founder of Harrison McMillan, Jodi Walton, tells how technology, transparency and billing models have contributed to their significant success. Some things we learn from Jodi’s story: 1.You can create your own niche in a traditional industry by CHANGING the business model 2.Customers...


#113. Jenny from "Suntrix"

Many of you listening to this podcast probably have Solar Panels on your roofs – well, here’s the story of a company who was at the very beginning of the Solar industry, and who has ridden the roller-coaster of this industry over the past 10 years. Jenny, co-founder and CEO, is very candid about the building of her business. Some of the key takeaways from our interview includes: 1.Making sure you understand the potential impacts of GOVERNMENT POLICY on your industry 2.The impacts on your...


#112. Ken from "Personify Care"

There’s something about technology in the Healthcare industry that really resonates with me. But, let’s be honest, no one really likes spending time in hospital. Today my guest today is Ken, founder & CEO of Personify Care. What Personify Care are out to achieve, amongst other things, is to reduce the re-admission rates of patients back into hospital after surgery. And that’s a great thing for the patient, for the hospital, for the clinicians and for our healthcare industry in general. In...


#111. Kieren from "Simtrack"

Boom-bust-boom-bust-boom!! This interview is about a 3-generation family business that has had to build and rebuild itself 3 times! Simtrack manufacture horse racing start gates and running rails, and ship all over the world. Even if you’re not into horse racing, you HAVE to listen to this episode because the lessons in here about business in general are amazing. We cover RISKSBANKTHROWING AWAYALWAYSWINFAMILY Contact details for Simtrack Web: Facebook:...


#110. Noelle from "Teamgage"

A wonderful interview with Noelle Smit, Co-Founder of software company Teamgage. Teamgage are a software company who are helping companies & their staff drive positive culture and staff engagement. Some of you may be thinking that culture is that fluffy stuff the HR department talk about….but I challenge you to listen to this episode and not do something about it in your business afterwards. Noelle shares some great insights into building a company, including: 1. The enormous negative...


#109. David from "Ryderwear"

From Garage Startup to Multi-Million dollar business, our next story is one that highlights that if you believe in that idea you have in your head you CAN bring it to life. I interview David from Ryderwear, a global clothing brand based out of Adelaide. Some great themes resonate with me (and hopefully you too) in this episode: 1.As founder/owner, you risk being the BOTTLENECK for growth and what do to about it. 2.The importance of INFLUENCE MARKETING in building your brand 3.Sometimes...


#108. Dr Jana from the "Aust. Centre for Business Growth"

My guest in this episode is the highly awarded thought leader and global expert on entrepreneurial leadership & business growth, Dr Jana Matthews. Dr Jana shares with us some fantastic insights, including: -How leaders need to be careful not to LEAVE THEIR STAFF BEHIND -BEING READY for when you are presented with opportunity -The difference between “GROWTH” and “START-UP” businesses -How a bottle of “PENDFOLD’s GRANGE” brought one of the world’s great business minds to live in...


#107. Russell from "Pocket Casts"

This episode is about the rise and rise of (in my opinion) the best podcast app available - and it was built right here in Adelaide! It's a story of how a couple of Adelaide guys who quit their day jobs, developed a killer-app and ended up winning a Google design award against billion-dollar competition. We cover lot of topics through their journey. Some of my favourites include: -Just because you're RISK ADVERSE doesn't mean you can't be a successful Entrepreneur. -Why an advertising...


#106. Matt from "The Good Crisp Company"

Today I have a classic “David & Goliath” story for you. It’s about an Adelaide-based food distribution company that has been in business for 30 years, but decided to re-invent itself with a new brand & product to take on a market dominated by a very large competitor. “The Good Crisp Company” are now selling their “world first” product in over 4,000 stores in the US ! Some great learnings in here for all you Entrepreneurs out there, including: -The question all entrepreneurs ask...


#105. Dr Alex from "Myriota"

My guest on this episode Dr Alex Grant, CEO of Myriota. Myriota are an Adelaide-based tech startup developing technology for the Space/IoT industry and have recently attracted US$15M in Series-A Venture Capital.! In this episode Dr Alex and I cover: 1. Why Myriota's technology & IoT is going to CHANGE THE WORLD 2. The most VALUABLE intellectual property you have in your company is your PEOPLE 3. How Government funding into RESEARCH can help deliver great innovation 4. Why it’s important...


#104. Daniels from “EcoCaddy”

If you’ve run a small business, or are running a small business, the story my next guest has to tell is probably all too familiar to you. I interview Daniels Langeberg, the CEO and founder of the Adelaide based personal transportation business EcoCaddy Daniels shares a lot of his success and a lot of the challenges he has faced in building his business. In this episode you are going to hear about: 1. The importance of having a MENTOR, early on and during your business journey 2. How...


#103. Joseph from "Massive Joes"

Hang on to your headphones people. In this episode, I talk to Joseph Mencel - if you look at the photos I have posted on our webpage, and on Instagram/Facebook, you might be mistaken for thinking that Joe is just a very cut body builder. What you don’t see is the very driven, very smart and very successful entrepreneur and CEO. Joseph’s business, Massive Joes, is an incredibly successfully online and bricks/mortar business that provide sports supplements, apparel and sports/nutrition...


#102. Tim from "Renew Adelaide"

If you are a budding entrepreneur, then this is a great episode for you. I interview Tim, the CEO of Renew Adelaide. Renew Adelaide offers rent-free properties for creative entrepreneurs looking for space in the Adelaide CBD and Port Adelaide to bring their business to life. A fantastic initiative funded by the Government of South Australia and the City of Adelaide. You can find Renew Adelaide at: -Instagram: -Facebook:...


#101. Phil from "Caparezza"

Today our guest is Phil, who runs a great business in Adelaide. If you’re in business, or thinking about going into business, you HAVE to listen to this episode. There is something in here for everyone: -Why staying true to your vision pays off -The importance of doing what you love -The most cost effective thing you can do to differentiate yourself from your competition -Realising there are really tough times that business owners can go through Just a warning, there is a part...


Intro to "The Self Made Theory"

The Self Made Theory is a business podcast about Innovating, Overcoming and Prospering. It’s about Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Great Businesses. We get behind the scenes of Self Made success I’m constantly amazed at the innovation and business success that is being driven out of South Australia. And you know what? We don’t celebrate or talk about it nearly enough !!. I hope we can change that with The Self Made Theory. We often think that Self-Made people have driven their success by...