Some days it may feel like your business is running you. You’re reacting and you’re responding, but you’re not in control of the business’s destiny or future. We all lose control of our business at some stage, that’s usually the result of bad habits or bad rituals building up over time.
In this episode, Bree and Andrew discuss a great deal of strategies in how you can take back control of your business. And once you do, you’ll not only fall in love with your business again, but you’ll be making more money and arrive in better shape.
Additionally, Kate Christie, our guest this episode, a time management specialist and founder of Time Stylers, shares wonderful insight into this topic. She is an international speaker, regular on TV and is the author of the book Me Time. Kate developed her business after discovering how many thousands of people across the country were struggling to manage their time. Today she shared the most common mistakes that she found that people make with organizing their time as business owners.
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It’s easy to underestimate and not think too much of it, but creating a happy workplace can benefit your business greatly on so many different levels. There’s a huge amount of research to prove that a happy workplace is a productive, healthy and profitable workplace. Who doesn’t want a financially successful business where you, your staff and your customers are all thriving? In this episode, Bree and Andrew discuss the many advantages you can reap from a happier business environment, and it starts with you, the leader. Have a listen to learn tips on what you can do to cultivate a culture of positivity and success in your business.
The featured guest this episode, Andrea Tunjic, the founder of People Strong & the Work Happy Movement, shares her insight from her 20+ year career on why some people are more fulfilled at work while others feel the best part of the job is taking a sickie. She discusses how to influence people to change how they feel about work for the better.
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In this episode, Bree and Andrew explore the concept of ‘newism’, which is the idea that consumers are constantly craving new technology, new trends to follow, new foods to eat. So what does that mean in business? This means that business owners need to be renewing their products and services all the time because everyone is addicted to new.
The launch of new products and services is often the most important process of creating something new, so Bree and Andrew share their top tips on how to make sure your next big idea is a success.
Lastly, Bree chats with Mark Coburn, a serial entrepreneur, who over 25 years has built over a dozen businesses. His latest venture is a single malt whisky distillery where Bree finds out how he raised $1.2 million dollars with Facebook Live in ten minutes.
On top of all that, Bree and Andrew also go into...
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What is a business advisor, how do you go about getting one and what are the common pitfalls that business owners fall into when looking for them? These are some of the common questions that small business owners come up against when going through the hiring-process for an advisor. Fortunately, Bree and Andrew are addressing all of those issues and demystifying some of the biggests concerns that people face when looking for the perfect advice.
On top of that, Bree is grilling Sam Harrop in Toaster Time. Sam is one of the best business advisors in the country and is offering his advice on the steps that you need to go through when seeking out sound business advice.
And if that weren’t enough, the guys also get into all of this too...
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There are two types of businesses: those that have had tough financial times already, and those that have those tough times coming. In this episode of the Business over Breakfast show, Andrew and Bree are talking about what a financial pothole is, how they occur and, most importantly, how you should handle them.
In Toaster Time, it’s Amanda Fisher who’s feeling the heat this week. Amanda is a technologist who fuses accounting know-how with technology to improve and grow businesses. She’s a thought-leader in her space and the author of three great books, and here she’s sharing her thoughts on navigating your way through financial potholes.
In this episode, the guys get into all of that, plus loads more, including...
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For business owners looking to grow and learn new skills, developing partnerships is a great way to expand in a way that’s beneficial for everyone. However, for many people in business, entering into a partnership is a murky and sometimes even anxiety-provoking prospect. Luckily, in this episode of the Business over Breakfast show, Bree and Andrew are talking you through partnerships from A to Z.
Bree James is being joined in the Toaster Time section by a very special guest, Mike Reid of Key Persons of Influence. Mike is talking about his own experiences around partnerships and how they’ve played a pivotal role in the rapid growth of Dent Global.
And if that weren’t enough, the guys are also getting into all of this too...
If you’re in the majority of small business owners who struggle with making technology work for you and your company, then you’re definitely going to get a lot out of this episode. Andrew and Bree and talking all things tech, and how you can use it to help with your productivity, efficiency, and saving time and money.
Bree’s back with Toaster Time, and this time round she’s joined by the director of Mahi Web and Bright IT, Ben Versang. Ben’s using his tech wizardry to help the guys tackle some of the biggest problems small business owners face when it comes to technology.
And if that weren’t enough, the guys get into all of this too...
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...
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:
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...
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…
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!
In this episode Bree and Andrew and talking about...
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!
This week Bree and Andrew are talking about…
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!
In this episode Andrew and Bree talk about:
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.
In this episode, Bree and Andrew talk about:
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:
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.
In this show Bree and Andrew talk about: