13: Cate Richards – business failures, financial habits, selling a business, AirBNB

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Podcast 42:32 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest today is Cate Richards, the owner of Team Bonding in Sydney. Team Bonding is a corporate retreat service that organises fun corporate team building events in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Cate takes us on a journey to how she was able to make Team Bonding a successful business. She discusses …

12: Andres Zuleta – when to hire, premium pricing, simple cash flow projection

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Podcast 33:08 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Andres Zuleta, whose high-end travel service Boutique Japan plans bespoke trips to Japan. In this episode: How he decides when to hire. His simple method for projecting cash flow. Why he chose premium pricing and how he avoids temptation to aim lower in the market. Links …

11: Q&A – fixing low margins, automating bookkeeping

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Podcast 10:43 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes In this episode, I answer 2 more questions from a meetup I ran at a conference in Bangkok. In this episode: Fixing a low margin service or product. Options for automating bookkeeping for greater accuracy and value. Links and mentions: Stripe payments service PayPal payments service Xero accounting software Gravity Forms forms …

10: Q&A – choosing accounting software, hiring internal accounts team

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Podcast 21:54 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes In this episode, I answer 2 questions from a meetup I ran at a conference in Bangkok with Meryl Johnston from episode 3. In this episode: Choosing the right accounting software When to hire an internal accounts team? Links and mentions: Google Sheets Microsoft Excel Xero accounting software Quickbooks accounting software   …

8: Emily de la Pena – rapid growth and hiring, private equity, startup weekends

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Podcast 54:36 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Emily de la Pena, founder of Coding Kids which runs programming tutoring, classes and holiday camps for children, based around the Brisbane area in Australia. In this episode: Emily’s background Making the leap from full-time work Setting prices Handling rapid growth and rapid hiring Managing profitability …

7: Carl Quested – post-failure, payment upfront, high volume, excess cash

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Podcast 30:39 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Carl Quested, who runs Agent Mail which helps real estate agents with direct mail and telemarketing. In this episode: Carl’s background Negotiating leases and taking on loans after prior business failure Moving to payment upfront in an industry that normally has 30-60 day terms Monitoring the …

6: Nigel Moore – fixing debtors, fixed-fee agreements, selling a business

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Podcast 42:28 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes My guest in this episode is Nigel Moore, who runs My Technology Business which specialises in helping IT support entrepreneurs. In this episode: Nigel’s background How he convinced customers to pay in advance instead of 4 months (!) after service delivery Monitoring profitability of monthly fixed-fee agreements Why not to earn too …

5: Q&A – reports, top 5 numbers, bank accounts, cards

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Podcast 23:15 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes In this episode, I answer 6 questions submitted before this podcast launched by Dinesh Rudra from LightAnimations.com. In this episode: Which reports do I need to look at, and how frequently? Are there top five numbers I always need to be on top of? How do I make things easier for my …

4: Paul Higgins – ex-corporates, key drivers and more

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Podcast 34:22 – Download – Stitcher – iTunes Paul Higgins runs the community Build Live Give and associated podcast to help people build a business, live a great life and give back to the community. In this episode: Why Paul left a successful corporate career. Paul’s journey through coaching, outsourcing, business management software and communities. Two major business lessons from …