130: Founded a small business in 2015 specializing in fermented products. Started in the shared kitchen, upgraded their space up to 1000 meters. Become the first and biggest Miso supplier in Australia with revenue growth of 40% p.a. and 5 FTEs. (Chris de Bono) australia food and beverage fte 1-5 podcast sales $1m-$3m aud tasmania Aug 11, 2021

In this episode, I interview Chris de Bono, the Founding Director, and Miso Master at Meru Foods, a food manufacturer based in Launceston Tasmania, specializing in fermented products. They supply premium ingredients to the food manufacturing sector. Meru Foods is the company behind Meru Miso and...

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107: Started dairy sheep enterprise in 2002, evolved from birthing sheep to vodka distilling- won World’s Best Vodka & awarded as the Australian Champion Vodka 5 yrs in a row. Grew 2 FTE to the current 20 in 19 yrs with 40% annual return. (Diane Rae) australia distilling food and beverage fte 11-20 podcast sales $1m-$3m aud tasmania May 23, 2021

In this episode, I interview Diane Rae, the CEO of Ewenique Enterprises based in Tasmania, Australia- known for its sheep-making cheese expertise and best vodka. Ewenique Enterprises is the incorporation of Grandvewe Cheeses- a farmhouse cheesery that uses sheep milk to make exceptional...

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088: Aged 31 in 2016, started R&D for a wine on tap product. Launched in 2017 with 14,000 litres of wine. Now expecting to produce 1 Million litres by March 2021. 3 years in, grew FTE from 2 to 10, and was acquired by giant brewer (Joe Cook) australia food and beverage fte 6-10 podcast sales <$0.5m aud Mar 16, 2021

In this episode, I interview Joe Cook, the Co-Founder, and general manager of Adelaide-based Riot Wines, the only business in Australia that exclusively sells wine in kegs and cans. Joe started out working for Keg Star, a keg rental business that grew fast in Australia and expanded into...

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068: Sells hot sauce to Americans and chili vodka to Russians. In 2012, aged 34, couldn’t find sauce hot enough in Australia, made her own. 1 FTE to 5, sales doubled every year hitting $1m in 2019. Raised $2m from equity crowdfunding (Renae Bunster) australia crowdfunded food and beverage fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Jan 02, 2021

In this episode, I interview Renae Bunster, the Founder and Global President of Bunsters Hot Sauces. An ex Television journalist, Renae fell in love with hot sauces while in Mexico in 2011. She couldn’t find anything hot enough back in Australia so she started making her own at home...

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046: In 1989 aged 35 bought 4,500 acres of Byron Bay rainforest and Macadamia trees, 10 years later started the cereal business, now exporting to 12 countries, 2 FTE to 70 and grew 10%-100% p.a. (Pam Brook) australia food and beverage fte 51-100 podcast sales $10m-$20m aud Oct 18, 2020

In this episode, I interview Pam Brook, the co-founder of Brookfarm, Australia’s leading producer of gourmet macadamia products known for its Macadamia Mueslis, Walkabout Mixes, etc. With some friends, Pam and her husband Martin bought 4,500 acres of rainforest with Macadamia trees...

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043: Investment on Shark Tank fell through, next month online sales exploded to $200k – the $100k+ profit from that funded the growth and after 6 years still owns 100% of the business, about to be stocked in 2,600 stores (Kate Johansson) australia food and beverage fte 6-10 health podcast sales $1m-$3m aud Oct 07, 2020

In this episode, I interview Kate Johansson, the Founder and Managing Director of Koja Health, an Australian company that produces a range of healthy foods that are rich in nutrients, fiber, and plant-based protein, without the excess sugar and artificial additives found in so many...

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037: Aged 27 in 2014 skipped an MBA to get experience from her own business – empowering local food & beverage companies. Went from 1 to a team of 4, 50% growth p.a. over the 6 years and funded mostly from profits (Kim Bryden) food and beverage fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud usa Sep 06, 2020

In this episode, I interview Kim Bryden, CEO, and Founder of Cureate, a social enterprise based in Washington DC that aims to empower the food and beverage supply to meet the changing consumer demand. Kim has over 10 years of experience working in the food and beverage industry, and she helps...

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