When was the last time that you had a full on belly laugh? And how long ago did you laugh like that in the workplace? You might think that humour and small business are totally incompatible and that to get ahead in the business world you need to have your game-face on at all times. Troy and Zara Swindells-Grose from Humour Australia beg to differ, and they make a very strong case for the power of humour in business in this week’s episode of Australia’s #1 marketing show.
What do you do when your guest decides not to cancel at the last minute but at the very last second? You answer a whole lot of marketing questions that you, the motivated business owner, have been sending in over the past few months.
From how to “get past the Doberman” and in front of senior management, through to getting cool thumbnail images on your YouTube videos to the secrets for creating a great business name.
Let’s do it!
If the very idea of multi-level marketing (also known as network marketing) sends you running for the hills, you might (I say might!) have a change of heart after listening to this episode with millionaire Paul McAneny, Australia’s second largest distributer of Isagenix products. Entering this interview, I was very open about my own views regarding network marketing, but (putting aside the business principles of network marketing) it’s clear Paul and his wife, Suzanne, are making a great living helping others, and have some valuable marketing insights to share.
At the tender age of 22 years old, Josh Nicholls graduated from collage and decided that it was about time to become an electrician. Soon enough Platinum Electricians was born and he went from operating in his parent’s spare room to growing his business by 1,200% in just five years. How did he do it? Simply by placing focus and attention on every element of the customer experience. In fact, he created a 21-step process. And you can, too.
This week’s episode delivers hard proof that absolutely every business niche can deliver their product or service with passion. Marc Lehmann, a former investment banker, identified that the accountancy software in the marketplace was not designed with small business owners in mind. And so he went back to basics and created a list of the things that small business owners would really want from accounting software – leaving all the accountancy jargon at the door. Now, that same online accountancy software, Saasu, has attracted around 100,000 users.
If you think that it’s impossible to travel around your country, the world even, while earning a great income, think again. Just three years ago, Caz Makepeace was stuck in the cubicle, and now she travels the world with her family, courtesy of her travel blog, Y Travel Blog. Find out how she does it in the latest episode of Australia’s #1 marketing show!
This week, psychologist Lindsay Spencer-Matthews shares how he managed to influence decision makers and get past the Doberman to book out his practice, his strategies for maximising the use of his time, and how he has reduced his patient no-shows from 3.5 per day to 1.8 per week. AND we manage to fit in more than a couple of Dad jokes along the way. Let’s get started with Episode 202 of Australia’s #1 marketing show!
It’s time for another episode of Funny Business with Australia’s best selling marketing author, Andrew Griffiths aka Griffo, and me, Timbo Reid. This time round, we get really stuck into big marketing questions like how to create a virtual marketing team, and how to know when it’s the right time to start your business. PLUS, I introduce our brand new sponsor, 99designs, and an unmissable offer from them. Let’s get started!
It’s the Big 200th episode! If you’ve been listening this whole time, thank you, and if you’ve just joined us, welcome to our little community that revels in marketing GOLD. Along the way, I sure have learned a lot about marketing and small business myself, and I’ve had the opportunity to interview some of the most astoundingly talented marketers on the face of the planet. But this episode is extra special because I’m joined by the guy who started it all with me from Episode 1 – Luke “Lukey” Moulton. Listen up!
When you fail in business you have two choices. Get back on your horse, or give up. The good ones get right back on.
My guest today, Chris Taylor of Actionable Books, has had the odd business failure. And each time he’s been thankful for it and kept on riding. In fact, his latest business venture is a direct result of a business failing. To get back on his horse, Chris committed to reading 52 business books in 52 weeks, applying one lesson from each.
Alas, Actionable Books was founded. And is now a thriving online business, that up until three months ago, was being run out of a cave in Spain! Press play for some marketing gold about content creation, content curation, embracing failure and living the location independent lifestyle.