#111 Funny Business 4 – Business planning, thanking clients, public speaking and some of our favourite things!

#111 Funny Business 4 – Business planning, thanking clients, public speaking and some of our favourite things!

What do you get when Australia’s #1 small business author and Australia’s #1 small business marketing podcaster get together? Funny business, that’s what! It’s a time for us both to share what’s on our minds in the hope it drives your business forward and gives you a chuckle along the way.

In this episode we talk about:

  1. What planning we do (or should do) for our businesses.
  2. How to get a little creative when it comes to saying thank-you to clients (and no, it doesn’t involve a cheap bottle of red~).
  3. Our top 3 public speaking tips.
  4. What we’re scared to try doing in our businesses … and what’s stopping us.
  5. What 3 things each of us couldn’t do without in our businesses.

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Netregistry – Check out these three exclusive packages for SBBM Listeners. Each one designed by myself and Netregistry to help get your online marketing sorted.

Deep Dive Mastermind – If you’d like to work with me and other motivated small business owner on improving your marketing ROI then my Mastermind group may well be for you.

The Lean Startup – The book mentioned throughout my chat with Joshua.

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4 thoughts on “#111 Funny Business 4 – Business planning, thanking clients, public speaking and some of our favourite things!”

  1. C’mon guys, enough with the Mac worshiping already. I’m not trying to start a Mac vs PC fight but you obviously aren’t talking with any authority on the issue since you say yourself that you haven’t used Windows in years.

    There is nothing you cant do EASILY on BOTH systems these days and windows has some very neat productivity shortcut features built right in, as well as photo and video software as good (or bad imho) as iMovie etc..

    The world has changed a lot since XP.. you should expand your horizons. Especially if you are going to be recommending products which are more expensive and only work seamlessly in their own ecosystem, but can be a nightmare if you don’t have everything apple.

    p.s. I use both and I find both have pro’s and con’s, both will crash from time to time, Windows is much more intuitive for me.

  2. C’mon guys, enough with the Mac worshiping already. I’m not trying to start a Mac vs PC fight but you obviously aren’t talking with any authority on the issue since you say yourself that you haven’t used Windows in years.

    There is nothing you cant do EASILY on BOTH systems these days and windows has some very neat productivity shortcut features built right in, as well as photo and video software as good (or bad imho) as iMovie etc..

    The world has changed a lot since XP.. you should expand your horizons. Especially if you are going to be recommending products which are more expensive and only work seamlessly in their own ecosystem, but can be a nightmare if you don’t have everything apple.

    p.s. I use both and I find both have pro’s and con’s, both will crash from time to time, Windows is much more intuitive for me.

  3. Hey guys, love the show but I have to agree with Sean. Why alienate a big potential market. I work with both Mac and PC but I am very much a Windows man. Both tools have their pros and cons, you don’t have to use Mac… you should use what you know and what you are comfortable with. It’s like me saying I drive a BMW and that is a key part to my success… no it’s just a car, who cares what you drive, it’s irrelevant and just seems like you have been perfectly caught in the Apple marketing machine 🙂 I am genuinely worried people I put on to your show will tune out without listening further and miss out on a lot of really good material.

    That said, I enjoyed the rest of the podcast and the part about firing clients rang very true as I just fired my biggest client and am now using that breathing room to totally pivot my business and start new ventures that will make me happy instead of stressed. It’s scary, but I am way more excited bout business than I have been in years.

  4. Hey guys, love the show but I have to agree with Sean. Why alienate a big potential market. I work with both Mac and PC but I am very much a Windows man. Both tools have their pros and cons, you don’t have to use Mac… you should use what you know and what you are comfortable with. It’s like me saying I drive a BMW and that is a key part to my success… no it’s just a car, who cares what you drive, it’s irrelevant and just seems like you have been perfectly caught in the Apple marketing machine 🙂 I am genuinely worried people I put on to your show will tune out without listening further and miss out on a lot of really good material.

    That said, I enjoyed the rest of the podcast and the part about firing clients rang very true as I just fired my biggest client and am now using that breathing room to totally pivot my business and start new ventures that will make me happy instead of stressed. It’s scary, but I am way more excited bout business than I have been in years.

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