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243 – A retail marketing case study in which David gives Goliath a real going over! Read More

243 – A retail marketing case study in which David gives Goliath a real going over!

We’ve all had to compete against businesses much larger than us, right? And sometimes it ends in tears. Well, not for today’s guest – Karen Justice, founder of Just For Pets. It started in tears, but now she’s taking on the big boys … and winning, thanks to some very smart marketing. So strap in for a bit of David versus Goliath.

242 – University dropout now doing a million bucks a month with health brand Amazonia, and things are just warming up Read More

242 – University dropout now doing a million bucks a month with health brand Amazonia, and things are just warming up

Another bloody health food brand! Well, not really. This one’s doing a million bucks a month in sales, and was founded by a university drop out who’s doing some very cool stuff to stand out in an ultra crowded market place.

Plus I share some very helpful feedback from a couple of listeners, and a marketing quote that’ll shock you in to action!

Yep, it’s another big episode to add to The Small Business Big Marketing Show’s archives.

240 – Hotel Quickly is a disruptive app that’s challenging a market that has become way too complacent Read More

240 – Hotel Quickly is a disruptive app that’s challenging a market that has become way too complacent

I don’t know about you, but I download a lot of apps. I get excited at the time, but then forget to use them. Today’s guest, Christian Mischler of Hotel Quickly has created a very disruptive app in an industry that is ripe for some good old-fashioned disruption.

Hotel Quickly assists you in getting a last minute hotel booking – in fact, you can only get a room on it for the coming 48-hours. Now that’s disruptive!

239 – A Live TV Appearance I Did Recently (11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame!) Read More

239 – A Live TV Appearance I Did Recently (11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame!)

I used 11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame recently when appearing on Sky Channel’s Business Success program. And I absolutely loved it. It was not only good to be on the other side of the microphone, but I must say live TV was as fun and exciting as I had hoped it would be. Enjoy!

238 – How a little black dress lead this fellow to a very big idea. Read More

238 – How a little black dress lead this fellow to a very big idea.

Picture this. You’re out at the clothes line hanging your wife’s little black dress, when suddenly you’re struck by an idea. No, not to put her dress on, but to add a hook to the peg. The next thing you know you’ve invented the Heg, and you’re producing 53,000,000 of them in your first full year.

Yep, it’s another big show. Let’s get stuck right into Australia’s #1 marketing podcast.

236 – The simplest, most effective referral marketing idea I’ve heard, with Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish Read More

236 – The simplest, most effective referral marketing idea I’ve heard, with Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish

Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish, has a wonderfully unconventional approach to his marketing. You’d think that a bloke who organises outrageously expensive fantasies and adventures for his 4,000 well-healed clients would spend a fortune promoting his business. Anything but!

Listen is as Steve explains an unbelievably simple referral marketing idea, another one that guarantees an almost 100% open rate, and another one that ensures you get past the dobermans to the decision-maker every time.

I also answer a listener question about generating back-links through guest blogging.

Yep, it’s another big show. Let’s get stuck right into Australia’s #1 marketing podcast.

235 – How to be the #1 seller on Etsy amongst 1.5 million stores Read More

235 – How to be the #1 seller on Etsy amongst 1.5 million stores

Alicia Shaffer is the biggest seller on eCommerce store Etsy. And that’s no mean feat given there’s 1.5 million stores on Etsy! However, the success she’s currently enjoying with Three Bird Nest didn’t come easily – like all successful business owners she’s tasted failure, but chosen to rise from the ashes. This is a marketing masterclass!

234 – Olympian Steven Bradbury on never giving up Read More

234 – Olympian Steven Bradbury on never giving up

Speed skater Steven Bradbury created history in Salt Lake City when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal. Off the back of that, Steve has created a fantastic small business.

His remarkable and unlikely victory was achieved after a spectacular final-lap spill took out his four rivals. Bradbury threw his arms up in disbelief and smiled as he crossed the finish line.

Plus I take you behind-the-scenes of my most successful Facebook post ever. Let’s go!

233 – How to start a cool little business and clean up, with Joe Drew of myBins. Read More

233 – How to start a cool little business and clean up, with Joe Drew of myBins.

“Hey Mum, I’m gunna become a garbo!” That’s the start of a phone call today’s guest, Joe Drew of myBins, had to make when he decided to escape the corporate cubicle with his best mate Amos. History now has it that these two young blokes are now cleaning up (#DadJoke) around Sydney’s Northern Beaches. They’ve got plenty of work, have extended their service offering and are even looking to franchise. This is a wonderful of two young blokes having a crack, and making some very smart business and marketing decisions along the way.

232 – How to perform at your best with former AFL high performance coach, Mark McKeon Read More

232 – How to perform at your best with former AFL high performance coach, Mark McKeon

Former High Performance Coach at Collingwood Football Club, Mark McKeon, knows a thing or two about performing at your peak. So much so that he’s written the book on it. Titled ‘Get In The Go Zone’, it’s all about maximising the productive hours you have in each day to get the important things done without distraction or excuse. And who doesn’t want a bit of that!

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