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Tim Reid on Westpac Forum

190 – A live Q&A full of small business marketing gold, from the Westpac Small Business Innovation Forum.

This extra special podcast episode is brought to you from the Westpac Business Innovation Forum, where I was not only joined by two of my favourite business owners but by a live audience! Podcast 190 sees the return of Miss Chu, the undisputed Queen of rice paper rolls, and Braaap’s Brad Smith, a fiercely motivated entrepreneur who has changed the landscape of Australian motorcycle manufacturing.

In this episode, we tackle tough audience queries from how to inject a sense of fun into a legal practice through to what it takes to overcome business failures. Let’s get started!

How to market an online store

Stop waiting for your website to be perfect and get on with it!

This is the story of how Vintage Tub and Bath, a $25 million dollar a year online and offline business started from under two brother’s parent’s deck! That was 15 years ago … and now it’s cleaning up (excuse the bath jokes, they’re unavoidable!) and is ranked in the top 500 online businesses in America.

The really interesting part of this story is this online store hasn’t had a decent make-over in well over seven years – yet it’s still raking in twenty five big ones a year in revenue. Now that’s exciting – as I far too often hear small business owners hide behind the excuse of “I’m just waiting for my website to be updated before I get on with the rest of my marketing.”

PLUS I share some marketing insights from my recent family holiday in Sydney, and cover off some marketing topics currently being discussed in the Small Business Big Marketing Forum (which you really should be a Member of at only $49 / month!

Listen up …

Stop waiting for your website to be perfect and get on with it! - email marketing tips

#131 Email marketing tips for small business. This is hot, hot, hot!

Email marketing tips and tricks. Who doesn’t want some of that!? Clearly there’s a whole lot of listeners out there who do, as when I posted on the show’s Facebook the fact that I was interviewing an email marketing expert the amount of questions you had for him exceeded thirty!

The reality is that so many small business owners use email marketing as part of their marketing strategy, however, so many (the majority?) just aren’t getting the return from their investment that they’d like. How many times have you sent out an email to your customers only to be bitterly disappointed with the results? You and me, both!

Well, that’s all about to change as Shayne Tilley, email marketer extraordinaire, takes us behind the scenes of what makes for an effective and responsive email marketing campaign. Enjoy!

planning a conference

#72 How To Get 500 Bums On Seats. Fast!

Glen Carlson and his team managed to fill a room with 500 delegates against all odds. The one day event he organised was held over the Summer break, delegates had to pay to attend and he ran no paid advertising. All the professional conference organisers told him he was making a big mistake. Well, history proves otherwise. Listen in on how he did it.

We also share some tips on how to manage your online reputation AND Professor Mike Ewing sheds light on the 4Ps of marketing.

Another episode of Australia’s #1 Marketing show for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!