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The Business Over Breakfast Podcast is expressly for Small Business owners, predominantly the 20,000 people in the CCIQ database. The aim of the podcast is to create more current and energetic engagement with the membership base.
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Aug 31, 2016

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.

 

In this episode, Andrew and Bree talk about:

 

  • How staying motivated can be particularly challenging for small business owners
  • The importance of pushing yourself
  • Dealing with uncertainty and unexpected curveballs
  • Why staying motivated is important for you and your team
  • What you can do to get your mojo back!
  • What Bree and Andrew do when they’re in a de-motivated slump
  • Bernard Schreiber’s business journey
  • Bernard’s biggest lessons learned so far in business
  • Why having the right people in place makes everything in business easier
  • Top, actionable tips on staying motivated as a business owner     
  • The importance in recognising your achievements when moving forward

 

Links

Scody Performance

Auswide bank

CCIQ

Bree James Pakmag

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website   

Aug 12, 2016

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:

  • How cross-industry innovation can really help small to medium sized businesses
  • The art of asking better questions
  • Adopting different ideas
  • Oliver James’ - the founder of Caffiend - journey and how he became an expert in coffee, food presentation and the perfect hipster look
  • How having a business mentor can help entrepreneurs who are just getting started to overcome some of the more difficult hurdles
  • Becoming successful through sharing ideas and being open
  • The importance in having trust in yourself, especially when it comes to decision making
  • Tips on how to break down tasks
  • Managing meetings better
  • Bree and Andrew’s advice on batch working days
  • How to avoid distractions at work

 

Links

Caffiend  

Book - Not Invented Here: Cross-Industry Innovation

Auswide bank

CCIQ

Bree James Pakmag

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website   

Aug 12, 2016

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.

 

In this show Bree and Andrew talk about:

 

  • How to select the right technology for you and your business
  • Killer tips on how to create engagement with an audience
  • Tips on staying connected with your clients across a variety of different mediums
  • The importance of understanding your audience
  • Why low prices aren’t as important as high quality
  • The rise of the hipster and what that means for small businesses
  • The role of CCIQ - who’s it for and can it help you?
  • Why you need to understand and leverage your niche
  • Advice on how to make your customers feel valued
  • Communication as one of the biggest areas of dissatisfaction with customers, and how you and your business can capitalise on that
  • The importance of personal touch and how you can use it in business

 

Links

 

CCIQ

Bree James Pakmag

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

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