118: In 2008, became a part-owner and opened a boutique steakhouse. An opportunity arose in 2010 to buy a share in a restaurant, take on the Executive Chef position of the operation & upgrade with a hotel just above the restaurant. (Craig Will) australia podcast Jun 30, 2021

In this episode, I interview Craig Will, the Executive Chef and Co-owner of Tasmania’s finest restaurants, Stillwater and Black Cow Bistro, and just above Stillwater is a two-year-old hotel business, Seven Boutique Accommodation. Craig is passionate about local products and the seasonal...

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116: At the age of 20, founded an ICT Strategic Consulting company, helping organizations improve their planning & implementation by means of technology. About 30% average annual growth; 20 FTE and with a current B-Corp score of 92.8. (Dan McKinley) australia podcast Jun 23, 2021

In this episode, I interview Dan McKinley, the CEO of Dog and Bone Consulting based in Victoria, Australia. The company helps organizations improve their planning and implementation. Dog and Bone’s core services include ICT strategic advisory, procurement, governance and management. 

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106: In 2015, established an independent bottling company, transitioning into brewing, distilling & maturing their own whisky. Only had 120L produced in their initial pilot casks and now currently producing 12,000L annually. (Brett Steel) australia distilling podcast May 19, 2021

In this episode, I interview Brett Steel, the Founding Director and General Manager of Spirit Thief Distilling Co, an independent bottling company based in Tasmania, Australia, and was established in 2015. Brett is defined for his passion for brewing and distilling and found an...

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105: In her early 50s, with her corporate experience, started her long-time dream business, a property management company in 2017, initially purchased a rent roll of 200 properties to 420 currently with a net promoter score of 40. (Sadhana Smiles) australia podcast real estate May 16, 2021

In this episode, I interview Sadhana Smiles, the director of Harcourts Move, a property management company based in Melbourne, Australia. Harcourts Move’s mission is to help investors grow their property portfolio by managing properties and making sure that clients get the right...

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099: Youngest Telstra Business award winner, a 22yo real estate agent. Sold the agency, lost most of the gain thanks to a friend, started another agency, sold it – now a successful mortgage broker, grew 2 FTE to 16 in 6 years. (Kirsty Dunphey) australia finance podcast real estate Apr 25, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kirsty Dunphey, the Co-Founder and Director of Up Loans, an award-winning mortgage broking business based in Tasmania, Australia. Up Loans assists people by helping them secure their finances for home loans, refinance, and property investment. Kirsty won a lot...

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093: Aged 36 in 2014, career changed. Violeta Finance helping people achieve their property and financial dreams. Increasing revenue by 50% each year. From no team members, now has 3.5 FTE (Jo Violeta) australia finance podcast Apr 05, 2021

In this episode, I interview Jo Violeta, the marketing manager and Co-owner of Violeta Finance. Violeta Finance is a family-owned business that helps people secure financing for home loans, mortgages, refinance, and property investment. It is based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Jo...

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032: With a single 300L still at home in 2007 made an Irish-style, triple distilled whisky – merged, moved to a 4,500L and 2 other stills, launched an award-winning gin then sold out to return to distilling from home on a 700L still (Damian Mackey) australia distilling podcast Aug 02, 2020

In this episode, I interview Damian Mackey, a master distiller of whisky and gin and the founder of New Town Distillery in Hobart, Tasmania. In 2005, he started building a small distillery (Mackey’s Distillery) in his backyard in Hobart, and in 2007, filled their first cask with triple...

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030: In its 24 years the distillery was sold 4 times, the 3rd after the business failed. They went on to win the best single malt in the world – the first outside Scotland, Ireland and Japan. Grew from 4 FTE to 23 (Patrick Maguire) australia distilling podcast Jul 21, 2020

In this episode, I interview Patrick Maguire, the Master Distiller for Sullivans Cove Distillery in Hobart, Tasmania, and the Chairman of the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association in 2012. Sullivans Cove was one of the first craft distilleries of commercial scale in Australia founded in 1996,...

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021: Quit 20 years in the wine industry in 2010 with 1 FTE, now across 3 cask businesses has a team of 30, with 20 of those coopers. Grew from 80 casks initially to 20,000+ in FY19, while pivoting from 100% wine to now 90% spirit customers (Darren Lange) australia distilling podcast May 17, 2020

In this episode, I interview Darren Lange, the founder and managing director of the Tasmanian Cask Co., one of the leading suppliers of casks to the Australian whisky industry. His entrepreneurial journey started in 2010 after 20 years in the wine industry and aged 41. He decided to go out on his...

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019: 3 years to raise funds to set up a distillery in Melbourne, started in 2010 with 3 FTE and 2,700 bottles in 1st year sales to 35 FTE and 120,000 bottles sold in 2020, after the world’s largest alcohol company invested in late 2015 (David Vitale) australia distilling podcast May 03, 2020

In this episode, I interview David Vitale, the founder, and director of sales and marketing at New World Whiskey Distillery Pty Ltd (previously Starward Distillery), the makers of Starward whiskey. David left a distilling career in Tasmania and started the business in Melbourne around 2007 amidst...

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018: Executive recruitment firm in the tech space launched in 2001 as the tech-wreck hit, from 2 FTE grew to 90 across 4 countries with $18m in revenue and minimal capital investment (Phaedon Stough) australia podcast recruitment Apr 26, 2020

In this episode, I interview Phaedon Stough, the Co-Founder of Innovation Bay, the longest-running networking group for tech founders, startups, and investors in Australia. He’s also the founder and non-executive director of MitchelLake Global Executive Search and Talent Acquisition, an...

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012: In 2013 Took Over a Dead Bar Venue, Turned it into a Thriving Craft Beer and American-style Food Pub Initially Growing 20% Each Year and Now With 13 FTE, Added a Small Brewery and Soon Opening a Craft Beer Bottle Shop (Kris Miles) australia brewing podcast Mar 15, 2020

In this episode, I’ll have a conversation with Kris Miles, the co-owner of the Winston Ale House and The Winston Brewery, both in North Hobart, Tasmania. When Kris and his wife Caroline’s local pub went up for sale, they couldn’t pass on the opportunity to snap it up. After...

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004: From selling 10,000 to 200,000 litres of beer annually with a team of 15, after five years of growing the brewery fast he stood down as founding General Manager (Brendan Parnell) australia brewing podcast Jan 19, 2020

A few months ago Brendan stepped down as General Manager (GM) of Hobart Brewing Co. (HBC), but remains a Director and shareholder. He knew the next chapter of growth the business needed was going to require different skills and experience to what he had, and some fresh blood.

In late...

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