Can you believe it’s not even a year since ChatGPT entered our collective consciousness, making AI part of everyday speak?! “How did we ever live without it?” some are saying. Whilst others are openly cursing it. Love it or hate it, AI (in all its forms) is here to stay, so best us business owners do our best to wrap our heads around it. It’s another artificially intelligent episode 653 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
From her parent’s lounge room in 2013, 32 year old Melanie Perkins invented Canva; an online design tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere. In 2023, Canva has just been valued at 25.5 billion dollars! It’s a rags to riches episode 652 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Discovering Your Unique Business Niche: Lessons from the Master of Category Design, Christopher Lochhead | 651
How and why a small business should design a category and own their niche with Christopher Lochhead. If the idea of standing out, for all the right reasons, in your crowded marketplace appeals (and why wouldn’t it?!), then it’s time you became a category pirate! Arrrrrrrrr, it’s episode 651 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Long time friend of this podcast Steve Sims, AKA the man that can, whose clients include Elton, Elon and Sir Richard, has one piece of proven advice for all of us … Go for stupid. Ignore it and you and your business is destined for a life of mediocrity. Listen to it, and you just may achieve the ridiculous! It’s a strategically stupid episode 650 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Here’s some B2B sales tips for small business. Afterall, B2B selling can be tricky. Even trickier if you’re selling a complex product or service to an infrequent buyer. Today’s guest is confronted with both these challenges on a daily basis. Poor him, but lucky us as he’s about to share how he does it. It’s a businessy episode 649 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Old-school marketing strategies. If you’re interested in building a business with rock-solid foundations that’s primed for growth, then you’re in the right place. Not because today’s special guest owns Australia’s largest, family-run stone business; but because he’s doing it in a way that ensures steady, long-term growth that avoids the painful peaks and troughs. It’s a not-so-rocky episode 648 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
AI for small business. Thanks to ChatGPT launching in November 2022, AI (AKA artificial intelligence) is now on the lips of every small business owner. To find out how we can use AI to our advantage, world leading expert Dr Catriona Wallace joins us to share the good, the bad and the downright ugly. It’s a no holes barred, slightly scary, and definitely artificially intelligent episode 647 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
How (& why) to target small compounding growth initiatives not short-term sales with Ferndale’s Leigh Edward | 646
Ferndale Food’s second-generation owner Leigh Edward goes about running his multi-million dollar family business in a very refreshing way. He’s strong on values, considered in his approach, and avoids trying to be anything he isn’t. As a result, Ferndale are the producers of some of Australia’s biggest, privately-owned confectionery brands. It’s episode 646 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast, that wreaks of the sweet, sweet smell of success!
Any private individual (not company, but individual) who launches an FMCG brand instantly has my attention. Why? Because the hurdles between the idea and success are huge. That’s why when I had the opportunity to interview a fellow who, with his own money, had launched Australia’s newest instant noodle brand, I jumped at it! It’s a flavoursome episode 645 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Where the hell do good ideas come from? Why are they so hard to come by? How do you know when you’ve got a good one that will grow your business exponentially? The hunt for answers to these questions continues today with Dan Munday, a twenty year veteran of reality TV, having contributed to the success of shows including Survivor, The Apprentice and Real Housewives. It’s a big-thinking episode 644 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Sexual wellbeing entrepreneur, and fourth-generation family business owner Hugh Crothers, says life is better with pleasure. Frictionless pleasure, to be exact. So, he’s on a mission to disrupt a category laden with stigma, and make it accessible to all of us who love a bit of the good old slap and tickle! It’s a well-lubed, and slightly naughty, episode 643 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Can you imagine starting a new social media platform? The money required, the resources, not to mention the time and the risk! It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. Well, today we meet Noam Bardin, a Silicon Valley veteran and the Founder of Post.News, a new social media that’s taking Elon Musk’s Twitter head on! It’s a take-on-the-big-boys episode 642 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.
Some people buy, renovate and sell property in the hope of creating the perfect lifestyle. Not today’s guest. Matt Raad (and his wife Liz) buy, renovate and keep (although sometimes they sell) websites, and they have created the perfect lifestyle. It’s a get-rich-quicker-than-you-may-have-thought-possible episode 641 of The (14 year-old, award-winning) Small Business Big Marketing podcast.