066: In 2008 2 brothers in NZ started an online toolkit for teachers. $30m AUD sales p.a., 80%+ gross profit, 30%+ operating profit. 2 FTE, now 180. Grew 18 to 58 countries in last year. Funded by bootstrapping until sold 80% in 2017 (Alex Burke) education fte 100+ new zealand podcast sales $20m-$30m aud Dec 27, 2020

In this episode, I interview Alex Burke, the visionary CEO of New Zealand EduTech company, Education Perfect (EP). A passionate storyteller, Alex boasts an enviable twenty-year track record in driving technical excellence and team-building across multiple industries, including airlines,...

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060: Invented the only product in the world which can air transport live fish with oxygen, a dangerous good. 3 other businesses in the group. Profit growing 5-7% each year. 2 FTE to 65 now 12 after strategic refocus (Gavin Hodgins) australia fte 51-100 manufacturing podcast sales $20m-$30m aud Dec 05, 2020

In this episode, I interview Gavin Hodgins, the CEO at FloatPac Pty Ltd, a company that offers technologies to a diverse range of pioneering ideas and products across air, land, and sea. The company was founded in 1982 and the founders were making lift bags for the Australian army,...

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059: In 2011 after the divorce, kept the business with 6 stores and added franchisees, expanded to 24 stores in 4 States with 12 franchises. Taking over aged 52 grew from 20 to 65 FTE, sales $7M to $27M. Funded growth from profits (Daph Crowhurst) australia fte 51-100 manufacturing podcast sales $20m-$30m aud Dec 01, 2020

In this episode, I interview Daph Crowhurst, the Managing Director at Crowies Paints, a fast-expanding retailer of paints. In 2019, Daph was named Telstra’s SA Business Woman of the Year. She got into the industry by buying three paint stores in 1996 with her husband and they grew...

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022: Over a beer at uni 3 friends started a forest management business in 2001, now with 125 FTE and $20m – $30m in sales. Diversified into value-adding wood products they now also harvest trees from the depths of a lake in Tasmania (David Wise) australia forestry fte 100+ podcast sales $20m-$30m aud tasmania May 24, 2020

In this episode, I interview David Wise, a Co-founder, and Director at SFM Environmental Solutions Pty Ltd, a professional forestry business that provides forest management and consultancy services to a range of clients in Australia and New Zealand. David and his 2 partners started SFM back in...

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016: No Investment Into A 3 FTE Software Company In 2006 Grew To 88 FTE, $12M Sales, $2.2M Profit And Listed On The ASX With A $27M Valuation (Stephen Chetcuti) australia fte 51-100 podcast sales $20m-$30m aud technology Apr 12, 2020

In this episode, I interview Stephen Chetcuti, the CEO and Managing Director of Protegic, an Australian-owned independent project management delivery and management consulting company. He has more than 20 years of experience in small and medium enterprises, and his work has involved strategy...

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010: Starting with $10k savings in 2004, losing it all and almost quitting now has $27m annual sales and 55 team members selling protein powders and other fitness products (Ben Crowley) australia fte 51-100 online podcast sales $20m-$30m aud tasmania Mar 01, 2020

In this episode, I’ll have a conversation with Ben Crowley, the founder of online supplements retailer Bulk Nutrients. While teaching English in Japan, Ben saw a gap in the market with Australian customers paying so much more for protein powders and other fitness products. He...

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003: In 12 years, from $800k to $21m in annual sales, then sold the pharmacy, all after he was kicked out of university (Matthew Will) australia fte 21-30 pharmaceutical podcast sales $20m-$30m aud tasmania Jan 12, 2020

In a humble interview Matthew shares how he was kicked out of university, after some time off in the Tasmanian wilderness got back then took 6.5 years to complete a four year degree to become a pharmacist.

In 2005 he started working in a pharmacy in Launceston, Tasmania and soon after was invited...

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