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Should I Own A Business?
37 minutes | Nov 25, 2021
29: Phillip Kuoch and the success of Goldelucks Doughnuts
Goldelucks was a small family owned Bakery in suburban Australia when Phillip Kuoch was thrust into the role of business owner. After some initial struggles, Phillip has managed to turn it into a thriving business with three outlets plus a booming online presence, selling doughnuts by the thousands! How did he do it? In this episode of the Should I own a Business Podcast, we sat down with Phillip to find out. His is a story of persistence, creativity, savvy use of social media and, above all, the importance of family.
24 minutes | Jul 21, 2021
28: The top 5 technology issues facing small business now
We all know that technology evolves rapidly in our everyday lives. The change has been just as great in business. So, how do we keep up with it all when we are so busy running our businesses? In this episode we welcome a special guest, Rutland Smith, who has been helping small business people navigate the tricky world of technology for years. We talk about the big tech issues facing those of us in business like cyber security, protecting and backing up our data and even how we communicate with our staff and customers.
28 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
27: Improving small business survival: lessons from multiple lockdowns
Since 2020 we have worked with dozens of small business owners impacted by successive lockdowns. Many owners were at risk of business failure and requested help to rescue their business. We found some common reasons that help explain why some businesses had a greater chance of survival than others. If you want to start a business, being resilient makes sense. After all, turning a business around is difficult. Therefore, it makes sense to avoid a rescue in the first place.
37 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
26: Choosing The Right Business Structure
Choosing the right business structure for you can be a daunting exercise. In this episode we chat with commercial Lawyer, Helen Kay, to work through the different types of structures you can use when setting up your new business. We have a look at the different features of each type of legal business structure and how to go about choosing the best one for you.
25 minutes | Sep 25, 2020
25: Buying a business-valuation and choosing the best deal structure
Business valuation and choosing the best deal structure can be complex and daunting if you are new to buying a business. Brendan Barrow interviews Pete Seligman as part of our sub-series on Buying A Business. Pete explains some basics about business valuation and choosing the best deal structure such as Earnouts, Options and Royalties. We discuss the concept of earnings and multiples to value a Small to Medium Business. Improve your knowledge, confidence and decision making. Listen Before You Leap!
11 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
24: Do You Need A Website?
If you are starting a business or turning a hobby into a business do you need to invest in a website? Building, maintaining, hosting and producing content for a website costs time and money. Is it worth it? Or is it better to have a social media presence instead? We explore the reasons why a website has advantages and the key things you have to get right for your website to be effective. We give some simple but powerful tips on website design, messaging, SEO, content and customer experience. Tracy Weller-McCormack also explains the concept of the "mothership" in building your new brand.
36 minutes | Aug 27, 2020
23: How To Choose A Business Partner
How to choose a business partner is seldom discussed and your choice can make or break your business. Should you have a business partner or not? We discuss practical aspects of choosing the right business partner based upon our experience. There are many aspects to consider to make sure you and your business partner are compatible. We give tips on how to ensure your partnership survives long term and why friends and family are not always good business partners.
7 minutes | Aug 19, 2020
22: 5 Golden rules to successfully engage with customers
If you are starting a business there are 5 Golden Rules for how to talk and engage with your customers so they receive a consistent and authentic message. Attracting sales through good marketing and customer interaction is vital. By applying some simple rules you will ensure that your new business gets the right message across irrespective of how or when you talk to customers. Building your new business will be easier if you learn how to effectively talk to your customers.
43 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
21: How starting a business can affect your family
Starting a new business is exciting but there is a lot to think about before you begin. One thing that we know is often overlooked is the affect that going into business will have on those around you - your family and friends. Get this bit wrong and the results can be devastating. In this episode we discuss the many ways that the people closest to you may be affected at every stage of the business cycle and what you can do to protect those relationships.
37 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
20: Buying A Business-How To Find And Choose The Right One
An expert interview with Pete Seligman on finding and choosing the right business to buy. We discuss where to find a business and the role of business brokers, buyers agents and accountants. Pete shares a proven 555 technique to help you quickly shortlist the hundreds of potential businesses for sale. There are 3 key questions that rule out 85% of businesses in 5 minutes. We discuss what due diligence means in practice and why "good enough" answers are the secret to due diligence when buying an SMB.
25 minutes | Jun 25, 2020
19: Health and wellbeing in Business_an interview with Mel Oliech
In this episode Mel joins us to chat about how important it is to look after your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing when setting out to build a business of your own. Mel has an enormous amount of experience in working with existing business owners as they strive to improve their wellbeing, sometimes after years of toiling away in their respective businesses. Mel has some great tips around how you can look after yourself and protect your health and wellbeing right from the planning phase of your business life.
29 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
18: Turn Your Hobby Into A Business
What do you need to consider before turning your hobby or a passion into a business? The trend of people turning their hobbies into businesses is likely to explode in the post-COVID era because so many have lost their jobs and need to find new ways to make money. Geoff Daniel and Brendan Barrow cover business basics, in plain language, for ordinary people who like the idea of their hobby becoming a successful business. If you are thinking of starting a business, there are things that you need to appreciate before you leap in. If you have already started, then these things need addressing as soon as possible. How should you prepare yourself if you haven’t had much business experience? What it is like to run a business? How do you know what to expect? We discuss some very practical things that you need to consider if you are planning on turning your hobby into a thriving business.
29 minutes | May 29, 2020
17: Your Money Mindset and Business Success
What is your Money Mindset when it comes to starting or buying a business and will your attitude to money help avoid failure? Having the right attitude to money when you are starting or buying a business is a crucial factor to success and yet many people get this wrong. We explore some common basic reasons we have seen that cripple business growth. Based upon our real experience as mentors, we share 11 Tips to help prepare your money mindset for success.
19 minutes | May 14, 2020
16: Buying A Business - Where To Start?
If you like the idea of buying a business, where would you start the process? This episode outlines the concept of developing your personal mandate to help you filter potential businesses through the search process. We outline how to judge your knowledge, interests and aspirations when choosing a business. Pete also explains why the search process is a learning opportunity and the timescales that you might expect. A business partner maybe valuable but how do you know? What can go wrong with a partner and how can you avoid problems?
30 minutes | May 8, 2020
15: Marketing for the recovery
An expert interview on the hot topic of Marketing for the Covid-19 Recovery with Tracy Weller-McCormack of C4MG. This episode has essential advice for both existing or new businesses who want to know how to get ready for the recovery. Tracy has practical tips on how to approach your marketing along with avoiding some common mistakes that cost time and money. Tracy explains how to choose a marketing company and the importance of tactical not strategic marketing.
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
14: How to evaluate your business idea
Welcome to episode 14 which is about deciding if your business idea is worth pursuing. In Today’s show called "How To Evaluate Your Business Idea", we explain a 3 step sequence that will help you with: deciding if your idea is suitable for you whether the idea has a viable customer base a business planning mindset Following these steps will help you avoid some common reasons for business failures that we have seen.
36 minutes | Apr 16, 2020
13: Reasons to buy a business in 2020 rather than starting one
Today we have our first expert interview about the advantages of buying a business. 1) We explain the benefits of buying a business over starting a business. 2) Why the Covid-19 downturn will present us with so many opportunities to acquire great companies and rebuild our economies. 3) Why the word entrepreneur needs to be reset to recognize business owners who are the Forgotten Entrepreneurs. We welcome Peter Seligman, who is the co-founder and executive director of Alpin. Pete has an impressive track record as an acquisition entrepreneur.
31 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
12: Owning a Health and Fitness Business- what is it like?
What is it like to set up and own a health and fitness business? Find out about the daily routine, the business challenges and rewards you might expect. In this authentic interview with Mel Cook, we hear how Mel overcame a major setback and her motivation to rebuild a successful business in a very competitive industry. Mel is a personal trainer, nutrition coach and along with her husband Ronnie, the founder of Imani Tribe, which is a unique trans formative health and fitness business that helps people make long term health and body shape changes.
24 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
11: How To Choose Your Support Team
In this episode we talk about the people who may become members of your support team as you build your business. While you might expect some of the roles, others might be a surprise. We list some of the key professionals who can help, along with what each does and how they can integrate into creating and growing a business. Many new business owners try to take a DIY approach and take on too many roles outside their knowledge and skills. They find out there is always a price to pay in either valuable time or getting things wrong. Avoid this common mistake by building an effective support team. Remember, Listen Before You Leap!
35 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
Special Episode -Owner's Fast Action List For Surviving A Downturn
What should a business owner being doing now to survive a downturn and position their business for the recovery? Coronavirus or COVID19 may trigger an economic downturn or possibly a recession. This special episode covers a 10 Point Fast Action List for business owners to take to survive a downturn and position their business for the recovery. The steps are practical and based upon our own real experience. Listen Before You Leap!
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