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#123 Funny Business 5 – Goofing off, doing business in cafes & how to overcome setbacks.

Yep, it’s that time of the month when all business becomes funny business. A chance for Tim Reid (Australia’s #1 small business podcaster) and Andrew Griffiths (Australia’s #1 small business author) to get together and throw around some issues that are on the collective mind of the small business community. In this month’s episode we discuss:

– Doing business in cafes.
– Whether it’s OK for us small business owners to goof off.
– Whether you can give away too much knowledge.
– How to overcome business setbacks.

PLUS I tackle a listener question from Gino, who reckons I talk about people too much, at the expense of marketing ;0)

#107 How to turn your passion in to a profitable reality with cocktail entrepreneur Gordon Ryan.

Gordon Ryan owns and runs Riviver, a fancy cocktail bar in an old funeral home, that was part of a former Hurse garage in downtown Gosford – a regional city just out of Sydney, Australia. No, he’s no goth ;0) Oh, and he’s also a globe-trotting IT trainer for a not-so-small business called Microsoft! Gordon’s passion for cocktails and for creating what he refers to as a third place for people to spend time in a welcoming environment has lead him to a business he absolutely loves, and that turned a profit after just five-months of trading. Not an insignificant achievement given the substantial sunken costs involved in starting such a business. Listen in as he explains ho he did it.