Welcome to The Business over Breakfast Podcast, and in this episode Andrew and Bree are getting retro and talking old-school marketing techniques. So often in business we become fixated on online and social media campaigns that we forget those tried and tested techniques that not only work great but will also set you and your business apart.
Bree’s back with Toaster Time and it’s Mario Calanna who’s feeling the heat this week. Mario is the CEO of the family-run Calanna Pharmacy Group - an innovative business that focuses on natural health products and services.
And, as ever, the guys are sharing plenty of advice and wisdom that you can use to get your business firing on all cylinders. Plus, they’re looking at a few weird and wonderful ideas in the Food for Thought section. Enjoy!
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Welcome to The Business over Breakfast Podcast, and in this episode Andrew and Bree are talking all about the customer experience and how by focusing on it you can see big improvements in your business. It’s no secret that the customer is king, but many aspects of their relationship with your company are often overlooked. Here, the dynamic duo explain why it’s so important and what you can be doing to set your business apart from the rest.
Bree is back with Toaster Time, and in this episode she’s talking to Desley Cowley, founder of Spruiker Hire - a national online retail training and talent directory. Desley shares her story as well some top tips on how to make it into the online selling industry. The guys are also sharing some weird and wonderful business ideas from around the globe in the Food for Thought section, plus loads more.
In this episode Andrew and Bree get really into...
Do you ever wonder if you’re doing everything you can to boost sales in your business? If so, then you’re in luck because in this episode of Business over Breakfast Andrew and Bree are getting really into how to sell more stuff in business, busting the myth that sales is a dirty word and sharing great advice on what you can do to improve your sales technique.
Bree is back with Toaster Time and in this episode she’s interviewing Brad Rappell, the founding CEO of Cloud First - a company that helps organisations to harness the power of cloud technology to keep pace in their competitive industries. The guys are looking at ingenious business ideas from around the world in the Food for Thought section, plus loads more.
Here’s just some of the things that Andrew and Bree get really deep into…
Welcome to the Business over Breakfast podcast and to celebrate international podcasting day Bree and Andrew are broadcasting this episode from Bali! And they’ve got a great show in store for you. They’re talking about what it means to be a good business today, in terms of living up to the expectations of your clients and your community. They get right into the details with this one and explain the positive impact that taking an interest in charities and causes can have on your business, and some practical tips on how you can go about doing it.
On top of that, Bree is talking with Chris Essex for this week’s instalment of Toaster Time. Chris is the managing director of Big Dog Pet Foods - a business with 30 employees that produces over 30 tonnes of raw pet food a week. Chris shares plenty of invaluable advice for small business owners. Also, the guys are back with Food for Thought, plus loads more!
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If you ever have problems managing the money and numbers side of your business then this episode of Business over Breakfast is definitely for you. Knowing the costs, profit margins and handling expenses are all issues faced by small business owners on a daily basis, and this week Bree and Andrew are demystifying those areas and offering plenty of handy, actionable tips that you can start implementing straight away.
On top of that, Bree’s back with Toaster Time, and her guest is CCIQ member, Sarah Mak, Co-founder and Managing Director of The Story Boxes - an award winning business committed to telling and sharing wonderful stories. The guys also talk about some brilliantly innovative businesses in Food for Thought, plus loads more.
Here’s what is in store for you in this episode:
Welcome to the fourth episode of Business over Breakfast sponsored by Resilium. In this show Andrew and Bree are talking team building. Of course, this is something that all small business owners will come up against at some point. The question is how do you know when you need to start hiring and which areas you need help with? Fortunately, Andrew and Bree are at hand with five actionable tips on how to answer these difficult questions around growth and team.
Bree’s out and about again interviewing another CCIQ member. This time, she talks with the co-founder and director of GBR Helicopters, Chris Cooper. Chris shares his company’s incredible journey as well as a few lessons in business including spreading the workload and effective use of assets.
As always, Andrew and Bree take a look at three smart business ideas from across the globe, plus loads more. Enjoy!
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Episode 3 - Five Steps in Becoming More Productive in Business
Welcome to the third episode of Business over Breakfast, sponsored by Resilium Insurance. This week, Bree and Andrew are talking productivity. This is a problem shared by many small business owners, and lots of them have no idea how to tackle productivity problems in the first place. Bree and Andrew share their thoughts as well as their very own five productivity powerups, to help you identify and overcome problems with self-motivation in business.
Bree is back with Toaster Time, and her special CCIQ guest this week is Dominic Holland, the founder of tow.co.au - Australia’s first and only national towing company.
On top of that, Bree and Andrew share three more out-of-the-box business ideas in the Food for Thought section, as well as plenty more that’s certain to get you buzzing with heaps of great business ideas.
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Hello and welcome to the second episode of Business over Breakfast, sponsored by Auswide Bank. In this show, Andrew and Bree are up early as usual to share with you some great advice on how to stay motivated as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Together, they talk about their own experiences dealing with motivation and run through five tips on what to do when you’re feeling de-motivated and without your mojo, as well as five more on staying motivated.
As always, Bree is off and about interviewing a special CCIQ member for the Toaster Time section. In this episode, she talks with Bernard Schreiber, managing director of Scody Performance - an amazing Brisbane-based business that provides sportswear to elite athletes including the Australian cycling team.
Andrew and Bree reveal three more weird and wonderful businesses in the Food for Thought section, which are bound to inspire you into some out-of-the-box thinking, plus loads more.
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In this episode of Business over Breakfast sponsored by Auswide bank, Bree and Andrew cover a load of topics starting with the understated importance of cross-industry innovation. This is a seriously cool idea for learning from other businesses outside of your own industry, and Bree and Andrew explain how you can capitalise on it.
The episode also features the podcast’s very first interview. Bree goes out and chats with Oliver James, founder of Caffiend. Caffiend is a killer cafe based in Cairns that prides itself on exceptional coffee, big flavour food and an innovative atmosphere. Oliver prides himself on being a real coffee aficionado and has even traveled to Ethiopia in search of inspiration for the perfect blend. And his efforts are really paying off as Caffiend is generating some serious buzz.
As always, Bree and Andrew share five top tips that you can take away and action straightaway, this time on the art of time management. They also talk about three left-field businesses that are pushing the idea of niche to the extreme.
Here are just a few of the key topics that Bree and Andrew get really into:
Welcome to the inaugural episode of Business over Breakfast, a brand new, weekly podcast series sponsored by CCIQ (Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland) and presented by Bree James and Andrew Griffiths. Bree and Andrew are both experts in their fields, sharing 50 years of experience as small business owners between them. Throughout this series they’re going to be having a look at what new and innovative things are happening globally, as well as sharing heaps of killer tips and ideas that will practically help you and your business. Along the way, they’re going to be talking to some key figures in businesses who are also CCIQ members, so you’re guaranteed to come away with plenty of takeaways from every episode.
To get things rolling, in this first show Andrew and Bree are talking about the small business space. This is an area that is in a constant state of flux, particularly right now, and it can be difficult for entrepreneurs to know how to best utilise the wealth of technology at their disposal. Andrew and Bree talk about some key points that are vital for small business owners, share five top tips that you can go away and action, and run through a list of three weird and wonderful businesses that may just provide you with that all important spark of inspiration.
Relax, pour yourself a coffee and enjoy the episode.
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