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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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Jan 29, 2017

Like every single entrepreneur on the planet, you probably struggle with problems and self-doubt from time to time. Well, in this episode of the Business over Breakfast podcast, Andrew and Bree are talking about how you can use resilience to overcome these issues and move forward in business.

 

Andrew and Bree discuss what resilience is, why you need it and how you can develop it to survive in business for a long time.

 

In this week’s Toaster Time, Bree’s grilling entrepreneurial legend, Darren Finkelstein, aka ‘The Boat Guy’. Darren shares his journey of how he became an industry expert on powerboats, developed a huge media presence and authored three bestselling, award-winning books.

 

The guys get into all of that, plus loads more including...

 

  • Learning from experiences and never making the same mistake twice
  • Overcoming staff changes and losing key individuals
  • Developing a ‘rainy-day plan’ for negative situations
  • Taking inspiration and resilience tips from people around you
  • Tips on how to always be aspiring upwards
  • How Darren Finkelstein overcame adversity to become an entrepreneur with no regrets
  • Where most business owners go wrong when going through a tough situation
  • Darren’s number one tip on resilience
  • Five strategies to help you be more resilient in business
  • Three smart business ideas from around the world

 

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Bree James Pakmag

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Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

Darren Finkelstein

Jan 21, 2017

In this very special episode of the Business over Breakfast podcast, Andrew’s flying solo and being joined by the legendary Michael Gerber. As one of the most influential names in the world of small business, Michael is a man who needs little introduction. His first book, The E-Myth, has been acknowledged as the #1 small business and entrepreneurial book of all time by The Wall Street Journal, and its concepts have been applied in 145 countries, 29 languages and taught in 118 universities.   

 Michael’s also a huge idol of Andrew and Bree, and has influenced and inspired them for years. In this conversation with Andrew, Michael talks about the release of his new book, Beyond the E-Myth: The Evolution of an Enterprise: From a Company of One to a Company of 1,000. Be sure to get your pen and paper out for this one, because it’s packed with gems.

 In this episode, Andrew and Michael are talking about:

  • The practices of the E-Myth and how they’ve been applied to every industry on the planet
  • The four critical components of what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Michael on how to start your small business with the right intent
  • Defining what a business is, coming up with an exit strategy and turning your company into a precious commodity
  • How to create a platform for growth in your business
  • The ‘Turnkey System’ and how you can use it in your business to help to scale and grow
  • Defining and designing a client fulfilment system
  • The three attitudes you need to have to grow a company of one to a company of 1,000
  • How Michael is making people feel great about what they’re creating

 

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Beyond E-Myth

Book: Beyond the E-Myth

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Bree James Pakmag

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Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

Jan 15, 2017

If you’ve reached a point with your business where you think it might be time to diversify and move into new markets, then you’re definitely going to get a lot out of this episode. Andrew and Bree are talking all things diversification, including new industries, products and services, and how all of this relates to the all-important customer engagement.

 

Bree’s back with Toaster Time, and it’s Geoff Hetherington who’s feeling the heat in this episode. Geoff is the founder of The Clarity CEO and Dancing Blind Man Business Advisors. He’s also a top strategy and business coach, and keynote speaker. Bree’s grilling him about his story and top tips on diversifying business.  

 

The guys are also talking wacky, smart business ideas from around the globe, plus loads more.

 

In this episode, Andrew and Bree get into...

 

  • Bree James diversifying her publishing business to be more than just print by moving into new markets
  • Updating your business and moving away from the dangerous position of being considered ‘old’
  • How to know when it’s time to diversify your business, and how quickly you should do it
  • Tips on increasing engagement with your audience by listening to their wants and needs
  • Problems with diversifying your business and how to overcome them
  • What you need to put into your business to successfully diversify it
  • The marketing strategy you need to employ when diversifying your business
  • Why Geoff Hetherington views clarity as one of the most important attributes for businesses
  • Industries that are feeling the pressure to diversify more than others
  • Looking at the changes in your industry and what you need to do to your business to keep up
  • Five tips to help your business diversify

 

Links

 

CCIQ

CQU

Bree James Pakmag

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

Geoff Hetherington Website

Jan 1, 2017

If you’re struggling with how to boost your online presence and generate more leads and income through the web then you’ll definitely want to check out this episode of The Business over Breakfast Show. Andrew Griffiths and Bree James are getting into the details of an area that many small business owners struggle with but one that is absolutely vital if your business is going to realise its potential.  

 

Toaster Time is back and in this episode Bree James is interviewing Lucas Meadowcroft, the Director of CROFTi - a business that specialises in delivering innovation and technology consulting. Lucas is at hand to offer some top tech tips as well as share his company’s journey.

 

The guys are also back again with the Food for Thought section, looking at weird and wonderful businesses from all four corners of the globe.

 

In this episode, Andrew and Bree are getting really into…

 

  • Existing on multiple platforms to improve your online presence
  • Making the copy of your website powerful and pertinent for your potential clients
  • How to use content to set your website apart from your competitors  
  • The importance of functionality and aesthetic for your website  
  • Checking and improving the usability of your site
  • Turning your site into a work in progress that’s constantly improving
  • The trends in websites and adjusting with the times
  • How often you need to update your website to keep it fresh and appealing for your clients
  • Lucas Meadowcroft’s three top tips to help you with your IT problems  
  • Lucas’ #1 tip for small business owners building their websites
  • Five tips for getting it right in the online world

 

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Artius

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Bree James Pakmag

Bree James LinkedIn

Andrew Griffiths Website

Amplify Website

CROFTi

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