SME Matters | Episode Eleven: Ben Wong, Academy Xi

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Guest: Ben Wong, Co-Founder- Academy Xi

Part 1: Sticking with our theme of start-ups. We are very lucky to have Ben Wong, Co-Founder of Academy Xi with us today. Creating a start-up- what do you need to know and learn to be able to shape your start-up. What disruptors are there in the start-up world.

Part 2: Welcome back to SME Radio – SME Matters. We continue to talk with Ben Wong. When your business fails in the start-up world- why is it ok and acceptable. How is the culture different? Listen to find out.

SME Matters | Episode Ten: Tashi Dorjee, TwoSpace

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Guest: Tashi Dorjee – Co-Founder of TwoSpace

Part 1: Angela and Craig speak with Tashi Dorjee. Tashi talks to us about how he came up with his idea and the journey along the way. Start-ups: What are they and how do they work.

Part 2: We are back in the studio with Tashi Dorjee, Co-Founder of TwoSpace.

What Start-ups are working on. The behaviours of Start-Ups. The demographics.

SME Matters | Episode Nine: Ben Nowlan, Sherpa

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Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: Ben Nowlan, Co-Founder & CEO of Sherpa

Part 1: SME Matters talks with Ben Nowlan, a driven and experienced entrepreneur who has established a series of successful businesses over the last 10 years. Ben is now the co-founder and CEO of Sherpa, a technology driven delivery solution for businesses. Ben walks us through his journey.

 

SME Matters | Episode Eight: Ben Bessell, IAG

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: Ben Bessell – Chief Executive Australian Business Division, IAG

Part 1: Ben Bessell joins Angela and Craig today on SME Matters.

Ben Bessell was appointed Chief Executive Australian Business Division, IAG in December 2015. This division focuses on businesses of all sizes, through the CGU, WFI, Lumley and Swann brands.

Ben talks to us about his career and how he came about to be working in insurance. Ben’s knowledge and understanding of insurance comes from hands on experience having worked in sales, underwriting and claims management. Ben has a better understanding of what customers need and want. Ben discusses the intricate details of insurance, take a listen.

 

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SME Matters | Episode Seven: David Cambridge & Michael Vincent, both of Succession Plus

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: David Cambridge – Partner, New South Wales, Succession Plus & Michael Vincent – Partner, Victoria & Tasmania, Succession Plus

Part 1: David and Michael are hosting one of our new radio shows called Succession Plus, they join us today on the show. Succession Plus is about Succession and Exit planning for small to medium business owners. David is the Sydney based partner while Michael is the Melbourne based partner of Succession Plus. 90% of business owners do not do any form of succession planning whilst a high number of business owners do no planning at all.

Guest: David Cambridge – Partner, New South Wales, Succession Plus & Michael Vincent – Partner, Victoria & Tasmania, Succession Plus

Part 2: David and Michael are hosts of our new radio show called Succession Plus. We have David and Michael on SME Matters today. Succession Plus will cover a vert broad area. What are the business owner’s hopes, dreams, and aspirations for their business? Good planning starts early. You need to be exit ready- listen here to find our more.

 

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SME Matters | Episode Six: Grant Abbott, SMSF Expert

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: Grant Abbott – SMSF Expert, I Love SMSF

Part 1: Grant Abbott is Australia’s leading Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF) expert, trainer and presenter and the Chairman of the Australian SMSF Members Association

Guest: Grant Abbott, SMSF Expert

Part 2: Grant continues to take us through self-managed super funds. Different ways of investing your super. SME’s need information quickly on SMSF. The importance of super.

 

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SME Matters | Episode Five: Richard Roberts, Node Consulting

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: Richard Roberts, Node Consulting

Part 1: Richard discusses his interesting past, present and future with Angela and Craig. Richard shares his business background. Richard is a passionate advocate for small business.

Guest: Richard Roberts – Expert Business Consultant, Node Consulting

Part 2: Node Consulting – What is Node Consulting? What do they do? What are they trying to achieve?

 

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SME Matters | Episode Four: John Raymond & Charles Fairlie

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: John Raymond – Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership

Part 1: John joins the show today to talk to us about the importance of coaching, executive training and leadership development. Training is important, find out why. What you need to know as a business owner – What does success mean?

Guest: Charles Fairlie, CEO Purpose Publishing

Part 2: Charles Fairlie, Publisher of 50 Unsung Business Heroes – Charles tells us a bit about how he came to writing his book 50 Unsung Business Heroes. The book talks about how business owners can learn from other business owners, the experience a business owner can share

 

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SME Matters | Episode Three: Cameron Quin

Co-Hosts: Angela Vithoulkas & Craig West

Guest: Cameron Quin, Fire Yourself

Part 1: SME’s ask – How do I grow? How do I get more customers? How do I expand my business? Cameron Quin joins the show to answer these questions and talk about “how to fire yourself”.

Guest: Cameron Quin, Fire Yourself, host of SME Growth Hack

Part 2: Cameron Quin joins Angela and Craig to discuss how to double your business and what we can expect from Cameron on SME Growth Hack right here in SME Radio.

 

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SME Matters | Episode Two: Shane Duffy, Employment Innovations & Fiona Anson, Workible

Guest: Shane Duffy – CEO, Employment Innovations. Host of Employment Matters

Part 1: Shane tells us a bit about himself and his role and history of Employment Innovations. HR! Compliance minefield. Making HR easy for Employers. Shane talks to us about his new show Employment Matters right here on SME Radio

 

Guest: Fiona Anson, Co-Founder/Director, Workible

Part 2: How hard is it to find and recruit the right employee and then keep them! Keeping the costs down for SME’s.

 

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