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.
Martin Halphen was a man who was extremely unhappy in his job as a lawyer working for a suburban Melbourne firm. But instead of letting that incompatibility with his work destroy him, he decided to make a change and set up The Fruit Box, a fruit delivery business that delivers 700,000 pieces of fruit to offices around Australia each week, with a turnover of $40 million bucks! In this week’s episode, I chat with Martin about his incredible business success, as well as customer psychology, brand extension, and patience in small business – so listen up to Episode 198 of Australia’s biggest marketing podcast!
When Melissa Maker started her upscale cleaning service, Clean My Space, in 2006, little did she know that a few years down the line, she’d be the leading purveyor of online content in the cleaning niche – and making a bucket load of cash from it to boot! A woman after my own heart, Melissa understands the incredible power that content (AKA helpful) marketing can have for businesses large and small. And if you’re a sceptic, I really hope that by listening to this week’s episode, you’ll be inspired to create your own Youtube Channel, blog series, or podcast, and start becoming the most helpful person in your industry. Somebody has to be ;0) Press play!
A self confessed “entrepreneur with ADD”, Mike O’Hagan has mastered the art of locating business opportunities and then giving consumers exactly what they want. With his own moving business, Mini Movers, business tours in Manila, and a handful of other startups (including a business that sells deep sea diving equipment!), Mike spends his time lazing on a beach in the Philippines while he outsources a lot of the work elsewhere. This week, we talk outsourcing, sales ability, and the power of data mining. Let’s do this.
In this week’s episode, I ask the age old question – Does sex sell? And you will probably be unsurprised to know that the answer is a resounding YES – at least, if your brand is relevant to the occasional flash of flesh. And one brand that certainly is relevant is frank coffee scrub. I speak with Jess and Erica from frank, and they talk through their astounding growth to 350,000 Instagram followers, why a little bit of cheekiness never hurt anyone, how they commit to such a strong identity throughout all their branding, and the benefits of having a low price point. Let’s get started!