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9 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
Better communication for better business - Paul Matthews
Now's an opportunity to invest your time to understand your employees and develop a way to communicate with them on a regular basis. That's according to business coach, Paul Matthews, who explains why it's important to have better engagement with staff. He outlines how that's achievable for the entire organisation.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Apr 26, 2020
Why you need a strong brand strategy - Darion Teoh
A strong and consistent brand is much more than your logo – it's what people say and feel about you. That's according to brand specialist, Darion Teoh of Bless Agency, who has strategies to build a strong brand so that you're constantly in the mind of your target customers. He gives examples of companies that have strong brands and how they've achieved market recognition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Building a performance improvement culture - Jake Bridges
Behaviour and ability are two overriding qualities of great leadership, which helps to build better performing teams. That's according to Jake Bridges of Leading Teams who helps business owners nurture their staff's potential. In order to build a culture that works, he says, it's important to agree upon acceptable and unacceptable behaviours amongst the team members.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Making your website your best salesperson - Irwin Hau
How effective really is your website? If you haven't thought about it that much, then you're not taking advantage of one of your best sales tools. Irwin Hau is not just any website designer. He matches the psychology of consumer behaviour with the magic of website tools to create a first-rate customer experience – all of which translates to sales. For the average business owner, you don't necessarily have to build a website from scratch. Irwin provides some practical tips you can use today to improve your current website.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
13 minutes | Jan 28, 2020
Mental Health Warrior - Wayne Schwass
Former AFL footballer Wayne Schwass has spent decades dealing with depression and anxiety and so he knows first-hand the debilitating effects it can have on one's personal and professional life. Today, Wayne's a mental health advocate through his organisation, PukaUp, helping to spread the word and provide support about mental health issues in the workplace. He tells his own story and what can be done to alleviate the difficulties people can have with depression and anxiety.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Why we should all embrace failure - Gabe Zichermann
Failure isn't something we should avoid at all costs – on the contrary, failure is a powerful force for the journey to success. Entrepreneur and key-note speaker, Gabe Zichermann, says if you don't feel the fear of failure, then you're not pushing yourself hard enough. In other words, fear often indicates you're on the right track. http://businessessentials.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Working your motivation muscle - Craig Harper
How does motivation play in success and achieving goals? Those are the questions Craig Harper is exploring in his quest to further understand self-development. As a business coach and motivational speaker, Craig believes it’s emotional and social intelligence that make a great leader. If your role is to coach and mentor, he says you need to understand the people you work with, and that comes first from understanding yourself. http://businessessentials.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Preparation: the key to sales success - Rachel Bourke
Sales isn't just about turning up and relying on your instinct or other skills. Each customer is different with his or her own wants and needs, and you need to prepare for each one. Rachel Bourke of SalesSPACE says salespeople should go through checklists before even stepping into a sales meeting. Rachel's sales meeting preparation pack includes a personal checklist to ensure you look the part and are speaking the language of your prospects. Rachel Bourke, SalesSPACE1300 777 223Support@SalesSPACE.com.auSalesSPACE.com.auAccess 'Your Sales Success Kit' at https://salesspace.com.au/your-sales-success-kit/ http://businessessentials.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Investing in Listed Property Trusts - Greg Keady
There has been a steady rise in interest in listed property trusts – or REITs – since a shakeup in the market following the GFC. Are they worth considering now? Greg Keady explains the current REIT market as part of a well-diversified investment portfolio. He says, do your research and don’t limit yourself to the Australian market. It's also important to remember, he says, that past performance doesn’t always indicate future performance. http://businessessentials.com.au/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Trading with China - Andrew Kuiler
There are massive opportunities for businesses looking to expand into China, particularly with food, beverage and health products. Despite the current trade wars, Andrew Kuiler says there’s enormous interest and activity from overseas companies expanding into China. Andrew's The Silk Initiative helps the process. He shares his thoughts on how to make the most of business opportunities in China and how to avoid any big mistakes along the way. http://businessessentials.com.au/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Payroll perils and how to avoid them - Tracy Angwin
You don't want to be caught underpaying staff, for all the obvious reasons. But inadvertently overpaying staff can also lead to expensive consequences. There are so many things to consider when running a business that it makes sense to automate as much as possible. But according to Tracy Angwin of the Australian Payroll Association, employers should beware the ‘set and forget’ approach when it comes to payroll. The rules can be complex and if you’re not thoroughly on top of them, you could end up putting yourself and your staff through a lot of pain.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
Adapting to the new world of selling - Steven Norman
Many business functions have completely changed in the last 20 years including marketing, customer experience and supply chains. Yet the sales function has stayed very much the same, resulting in poorer business returns. Business consultant Steven Norman says that with so much information at the customers' fingertips, it's getting harder to sell. A paradigm shift is needed for many sales teams to achieve more tailored and professional sales skills.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Taking personal safety to the world
Holding a pair of car keys in your fist in a dark street might make you feel safer, but won't help you much if the assailant is twice your size. That's what Stephenie Rodriguez thought when she designed the personal security device, WanderSafe. She’s now taking the handheld beacon and accompanying app to the world, raising a million dollars from investors already and about to raise more to aid its global expansion.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
The power of podcasting - Nick Schildberger
More Australians are listening to podcasts on a daily basis, and many of the high-quality ones are produced by businesses. BE's Nick Schildberger highlights the reasons why you should seriously consider podcasting to build audiences and engage more deeply with your customers. http://businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Employing casuals without flouting the rules - Cheryl Disher
It's hard to know all the rules around employing casuals, but to protect you from the courts it's important that you do. Cheryl Disher says it’s easy to mistake a casual with a part-timer or a permanent employee, because the rules are complicated and confusing. But, if a casual worker suddenly decides to report you to the Fair Work Commission, don’t expect much forgiveness from the courts. It happens, she says. And you could be severely penalised. http://businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
Life-changing success through passion & purpose - Lee Squire
Lee Squire bought herself a business – and quickly discovered that running one is a much different beast to managing a team in a company she didn’t own. The day-to-day stresses, including the constant worry about pay role, all played their part in her increasing reliance on alcohol. She was sinking fast. But she pulled herself up, quit drinking, and today is a much-admired business woman, with a cabinet full of business awards. She shares her ideas and experience on running a successful business. More essentials business information at:http://businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
The big business case for millennials - Luke Faccini
The millennial generation today makes up a large share of the Australian workforce and it's important to understand how to attract them for future business success. Luke Faccini says they're more likely to put emphasis on social and environmental issues when choosing a place to work. To win the hearts and minds of the millennial generation, it's worth evaluating how your business is run and whether your brand reflects the values millennials hold dear. For more business insights from Business Essentials: http://businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12 minutes | Apr 8, 2019
Is it time for a new name? - Luke Faccini
Business names can sometimes have a use-by date. If you’re thinking about a name change, there are important things to consider. Brand strategist Luke Faccini says sometimes a name change is unavoidable, when you move into new markets, for example, and your current name won’t work. Luke takes us through some of the biggest mistakes businesses make when changing their names. If you’re going to embark on the process, he says, it’s a big step and you may as well get it right. http://businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Leadership & customer service: it’s all about empowerment - Michael Carrick
The frontline of business is customer service. That's where we engage and – hopefully – persuade people to buy. But, why do some do some frontline staff fail? It comes down to a lack of empowerment, according to customer service expert, Michael Carrick. When people are empowered, they're much better at helping others. When we take care of our own people, Michael insists, our people will take care of business. businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
How to keep your star performers happy - Geoff Balmer
With the summer holidays well and truly behind us, it's often now that key staff leave for another company. That's according to recruitment specialist Geoff Balmer of Richard Lloyd Recruitment, who explains why they might head out the door and what you can do to prevent that from happening. richardlloyd.com.au businessessentials.com.auSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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