147: A former educator jumped out from teaching to build a brokerage in New York City in her early 40's. Now a fast-growing & successful brokerage, sold over $18 million in volume through 30 transactions during the pandemic. (Jennifer Seeno Tucker) fte 1-5 podcast real estate sales $10m-$20m aud usa Oct 11, 2021

In this episode, I interview Jennifer Seeno Tucker, a Real Estate Associate Broker at eXp Realty, one of the world’s fastest-growing real estate brokerages. Services include offering unique tools to help agents and clients buy and sell stress-free and ensuring the highest quality standards...

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133: Started her own marketing consultancy in 2017 after getting fired from a marketing agency as a Director of Digital Content. From no clients and no profits to a six-figure business with 5 team members. (Shauna Armitage) fte 1-5 marketing podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud usa Aug 22, 2021

In this episode, I interview Shauna Armitage, the Chief Marketing Strategist at Shauna Armitage-Moxie, LLC, a marketing and advertising company based in Denver, Colorado, USA, guiding early-stage startups in building a marketing strategy that gets results. They teach founders how to own...

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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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127: Former accountant, now an award-winning family business strategist. With over a decade of family business expertise in Nigeria, she helps owners lead their family businesses to long-term impact & legacy by bridging generational gaps. (Nike Anani) consulting fte 1-5 nigeria podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Aug 01, 2021

In this episode, I interview Nike Anani, founder and CEO of Nike Anani Practice, Ltd., a strategic consulting company in Austin, Texas. Nike helps clients bridge generational gaps, to enable family businesses to successfully transition to the next generation and leave a lasting legacy.

With over...

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119: An actress, with her corporate experience, founded a network marketing business in 2015 with about 30% growth in its 2nd year & 4 FTE. Pivoted to coaching in 2018, helping entrepreneurs build a brand & business using social media. (Nicole Laino) fte 1-5 marketing podcast sales $1m-$3m aud usa Jul 04, 2021

In this episode, I interview Nicole Laino, the Startup Founder, and Business Coach at Nicole  Coaching in Austin, Texas, USA. She also founded a network marketing business named Hilo CRM, helping network marketers grow their teams and their businesses by means of technology.

Nicole was...

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111: Lost the previous business she runs for 12 yrs due to health problems and embezzlement, started another business-staycations in October 2017 at the age of 41 with her husband, finding the best accommodation, at the best price. (Vicky Stothard) fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud tourism uk Jun 06, 2021

In this episode, I interview Vicky Stothard of Bethnal & Bec luxury staycations in the UK. Luxury Staycations help their clients save time and money over a vacation by providing the best accommodation, at the best price. What’s more exciting is they also offer Dog-Friendly...

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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 fte 1-5 podcast sales $1m-$3m aud tasmania 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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102: With over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing leadership, launched a media company, helping companies set sales records. Obtained $200,000 revenue in his first year & grew it 10 times up to $2 million for the past 3 years. (Eric Reed) fte 1-5 podcast sales sales $1m-$3m aud subject matter expert usa May 05, 2021

In this episode, I interview Eric Reed, the CEO, and Founder of reed5group based in Cincinnati, a city in Ohio, USA. Reed5group is a media company specializing in custom-tailored sophisticated solutions, organizational coaching, and fractional leadership services. They help startup...

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100: A former Royal Marine physical trainer for 9 years, crumbled and barely living with a purpose, improved life for 6 years and now helping thousands of entrepreneurs who want to be more effective with their time and energy. (James Boardman) fte 1-5 heatlh & wellness podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud subject matter expert uk Apr 28, 2021

In this episode, I interview James Boardman, the Founder of Time Domination based in Bexhill, UK, which helps and supports business owners in managing their time, energy, balance, and productivity in order to have a sustainable personal and professional life. Time Domination prioritizes the...

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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 fte 1-5 podcast sales $1m-$3m aud 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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091: While at a business bootcamp, came up with a social enterprise idea and in 2017, aged 21, launched the enterprise with just 2 FTE. Now has 4 team members and has impacted the lives of 37,000 women in NZ and counting (Jacinta Gulasekharam) fte 1-5 heatlh & wellness new zealand podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Mar 27, 2021

In this episode, I interview Jacinta Gulasekharam, the Co-Founder of Dignity New Zealand (NZ), a social enterprise with a mission to deliver period equity and has created access to 32,000 sustainable period products. Dignity operates a “Buy one, give one” model for period...

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080: Initially worked for different PR firms to gain experience and in 2012, aged 23, started her own PR business with nothing but her laptop and tons of passion and creativity. Was the only FTE and now has 4 (Alessandra Pollina) fte 1-5 media podcast sales <$0.5m aud usa Feb 17, 2021

In this episode, I interview Alessandra Pollina, the Founder, and CEO of Quotable Media Co (Formerly Pollina PR), a Boston-based public relations, marketing, and media agency with a passion for supporting female entrepreneurs. Alessandra is also the host of Quotable: a female...

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077: Aged 34 in 2012, left her marketing job to set up a British-made only gift business. Combined her brick and mortar store with eCommerce, doubled her sales year on year for the first 3 years, and grew from 1 FTE to 3 (Kate Tompsett) fte 1-5 manufacturing podcast sales <$0.5m aud uk Feb 07, 2021

In this episode, I interview Kate Tompsett, the Owner at Happy & Glorious, a small family-run business that sells a variety of British-made gifts. Inspired by the wonderful products that are made in Britain, Kate set-up the business in 2012 when she was 34 to support British...

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076: Worked as a medical rep and later started a marketing firm aged 27 to help medical practices. Earned £115K in year 1 using only a laptop and investing her time doing everything solo. Now has team of 5 and hit £220K in year 2 (Lucy Nelson) digital marketing fte 1-5 podcast sales <$0.5m aud uk Feb 03, 2021

In this episode, I interview Lucy Nelson, the Founder, Director, and CEO at 2xN Limited, a healthcare marketing, and business development agency. Lucy is also the Founder and Personal Trainer at The Life Plan, where they provide customized fitness, nutrition, and wellness...

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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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067: Aged 34 & 5 months pregnant, in 2009 quit cushy corporate job for greater flexibility. 2 years in, dropped all clients to focus on mentoring, memberships and online courses. 1 FTE to 3, just cracked $1m sales p.a. and 75% net profit (Kate Toon) australia fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud technology Dec 30, 2020

In this episode, I interview Kate Toon, an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant and speaker with over two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital, and writing. She has worked with big brands such as Sanitarium, eHarmony, Curash, and Kmart. She has helped...

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052: With 600 students in 10 countries, her online courses grew 214% in the last 6 months. Quit corporate to start a consulting business in marketing/branding/strategy, sick of selling her time moved to online courses in mid-2018 (Emily Osmond) australia consulting fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Nov 07, 2020

In this episode, I interview Emily Osmond, an international marketing coach, speaker, and podcaster. She is the founder and editor of Australian interiors blog GetinMyHome. Her podcast, The Emily Osmond Show, shares practical strategies and candid real stories of entrepreneurs...

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042: Grew 60-300% p.a. after her business partner exited 3 years ago and totally transformed herself and the business, landed a big investor from Shark Tank in 2015, expanded from 1 to 16 products and now launching in the USA (Rachael Ferguson) australia fte 1-5 podcast podiatry product sales $1m-$3m aud Oct 03, 2020

In this episode, I interview Rachael Ferguson, the Co-Founder, and CEO of SynxBody and the Founder of Elite Sports Podiatry. She’s also a podiatry industry expert who educates her clients and the community about common (and not so common!) podiatry-related complaints. In 2011,...

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040: Youngest franchisor in Australia at age 27, got to 35 franchisees and sold out after 13 years. Started 6 businesses, travelled the world with the family, started an online business which did $1m in its first 16 months at 65% profit (Tina Tower) australia fte 1-5 online podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud Sep 27, 2020

In this episode, I interview Tina Tower, an Australian businesswoman, entrepreneur, author, world traveler, and high-performance business consultant. In 2014, Tina was the winner of the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award and was named by Huffington Post as one of the Top...

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039: With 45% of female small business owners NOT contributing to their own superannuation she has a mission to change this. In 2005 left a corporate career to coach female owners, a big focus on pricing and overall healthy numbers (Ingrid Thompson) australia consulting fte 1-5 podcast sales <$0.5m aud Sep 20, 2020

In this episode, I interview Ingrid Thompson, the Founder of Healthy Numbers, a training, coaching, and consulting business for business startups and entrepreneurs. She is also the host of the “So You Want to Start a Business” podcast where she interviews entrepreneurs and leaders...

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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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034: They took over a yoga studio with 35 members, in a year got that to 300 then added another 100 online members during COVID. Increased prices, offered Pilates, improved the value to members and doubled recurring revenue to $360k (Kate Cashman) australia fte 1-5 heatlh & wellness podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud tasmania Aug 16, 2020

In this episode, I interview Kate Cashman, co-founder of Mana Movement Studio in Hobart, Tasmania. In early 2019, they took over the lease of one of the oldest yoga studios in Tasmania, increased prices, added Pilates, and pivoted to a membership model. The Founders took it from 35...

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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 fte 1-5 podcast sales $0.5m-$1m aud tasmania 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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031: Founded in 2010, processed more than $2bn NZD in payroll for SMEs & charities, raised $500k in crowdfunding, grew 5 FTE to 18.5, huge donations to communities and just paid the 1st dividend for a social enterprise in NZ (Christina Bellis) fte 1-5 new zealand online podcast sales <$0.5m aud Jul 25, 2020

In this episode, I interview Christina Bellis, the CEO of Thankyou Payroll. The company was founded in 2010 and to date they’ve processed over two billion pays or 3.5 million payslips to charities and small businesses in New Zealand. From NZD7,000 in year one to now NZD2.7 Million in...

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