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You ask the questions of me in an upcoming episode of Handpicked

If you own, operate or want to start a business here is your chance to ask me any question. In this short sharp podcast series ‘Handpicked’ you ask any question about your business. You might have a burning question about where to from here, your team, or how to find more customers. No matter what stage of business you are at, whether you are ready to start, want to grow or even perhaps save your business – get your questions ready. Nothing is off limits. You will be contacted by the producers and notified of the logistical details should your application be succeesful. This is your chance to be ‘mentored’ in a bit of a different way.

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Business Owners ask me the questions on how to maximise their business success.

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Financial Mindfulness

How to get more customers

Andrew Fleming is passionate about people's financial health. He understands the connection between mental health and financial security. He has built and app and has ready for market, but Andrew is seeking some insight in the best way to build the brand and find customers.

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Celle Skin

What ever happened to – follow up from Shark Tank.

I met Vanessa from Celle Skin on the first episode of series one of Shark Tank Australia – her journey is exciting and this episode we have a discussion on personal strategy for growth. What does a founder need to do to have a successful business? When do you stop doing everything yourself and get ‘experts’ to help? Scaling a business using outsourcing, not just employees can deliver material scale. How does an entrepreneur get out of their own way to stop doing everything and get others to bring different skills? 

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Youngster.co

Growth Hacks

Tony Rothacker has created a wonderful marketplace connecting youngsters to elders to support their technology journey. Tony is deeply curious about my journey. He asks Would you value purpose in business higher than profitability? Single founder or a founding team? What is the best leverage strategy? Technology? Social media? Partnership with others? Community?

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Nurturing your NDIS

How to grow when you cannot travel?

Jacquie Tewes is keen to grow her new business Nurturing your NDIS, but she is not able to 'network' and meet potential customers. How to establish networks, collaboration and joint market? Building trust nationally when you can't travel? How to find great people to work with?. Jacquie is excited by the opportunity her business presents but is seeking guidance on who, how and when to scale.

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StudioHawk.com

Age is no barrier when starting a business?

Harry Sanders is the Director and Founder of StudioHawk the Award-winning Specialist SEO Agency. Harry has some excellent questions which include, do you hire for passion or experience? Is there a reason not to back someone in business? And how does Australia shape up for entrepreneurs in comparison to other countries?

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Sasha - Start up

When is the right time to launch?

Sasha is keen to get started with her new business, but she seems to be stuck. “When is the best time to launch?” she asks. I give her a lot of insight into what customers are looking for, where they might be found and I also coach her on ‘there is no perfect’. This episode speaks to those in business about staying relevant to customers, and those who one day dream of starting one and need the next steps to do so.

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Zambesi.com

How do you create calm when life is chaotic?

Rebekah Campbell is a serial entrepreneur, author and commentator who thinks she has too much on her plate. She asks me the question about how do I find the time to do all the things I need to do?  And where does personal brand fit into the marketing mix? Should you use your own name to build trust for your brand? This is a wonderful conversation and Rebekah also asks me about my experience of being a published author.

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SWIISH.com

How much should you tell you team about business performance?

Sally Obermeder asks the challenging questions on behalf of business owners and entrepreneurs. How much should you tell your team about the finances of the business? These questions are about leadership, transparency, building culture and influence. Growth is top of mind for Sally join in now to hear what insights I have for her and SWIISH.com 

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Year 13

Whats the best way to build your business brand?

Saxon Phipps Co-Founder Year 13 reflects on its growth but asks “What’s the best way to start a business?”, “How do you weed out the ‘sharks’ and find advisors and investors who will help you build the brand?” How do you keep the brand building central to the business culture?”  We have a considered and insightful chat keeping it real and to the point.

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Merino Country

How do you know when is best to exit your business?

In this first episode of Handpicked, I chat with Kerrie from Merino Country. Passionate about Australian manufacturing, yet facing growth challenges as finding skilled team members is increasingly difficult.  This is a wonderful Australian business story with plenty of laughs, whilst asking the tough business questions.

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