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No matter what size business you’re in, it’s no longer business as usual. To deliver sustained growth or even survival, businesses are encouraged to boldly embrace new technologies, business models, new ideas and markets.In Bold Businesses we hear the inspirational stories of people driving the changing face of business in Australia. From David vs Goliath battles to a Goliath behaving like David; you’ll hear first hand from small business owners, entrepreneurs and disrupters about their struggles, wins and lessons. Each episode is an inspiring, informative, interesting story marked by triumphs, tribulations and insights — from some of the countries most interesting companies. If building your own business is something you are doing or even dreaming about, download now. Hosted by Fairfax Media editor Cara Waters and powered by Vodafone.

Latest Episodes

S2 Ep 06: When passion meets opportunity - My Sport Live

How do you turn your passion into a successful business? And once you do, how can you make sure you’re staying true to your values? We hear the story of how Andrew Weiss turned his love of sports into his livelihood through his online streaming and sports promotion business, My Sport Live. We’ll also learn about keeping data safe with cyber security consultant, Dr Omaru Maruatona.

20 MIN2018 SEP 14
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S2 Ep 06: When passion meets opportunity - My Sport Live

S2 Ep 05: Growing a healthy global business - Soul Fresh

Going global is a big dream for many Australian businesses. How do you get things right from the beginning and make sure your business doesn’t suffer if things go wrong? In this episode, we hear how Soul Fresh CEO Didi Lo turned a small idea formed in a Byron Bay nightclub into a business with a turnover just shy of $100 million, and we get some advice from international business expert, Alan Moore.

22 MIN2018 SEP 11
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S2 Ep 05: Growing a healthy global business - Soul Fresh

S2 Ep 04: It’s all about the people - Abacus Finance

It doesn’t matter where you’re operating your business or at what scale, relationships are everything - especially when you move your business to China, like Kellie Lam has recently done with Abacus Finance. In this episode, Kellie tells us how she turned from a career in fashion to finance, and Monash University’s Giovanni de Lieto weighs in on what businesses should be considering when moving into China.

17 MIN2018 SEP 11
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S2 Ep 04: It’s all about the people - Abacus Finance

S2 Ep 03: Bricks and mortar vs. online - Urban Attitude

Are bricks and mortar stores dead or do they just need to evolve? And with the ever increasing landscape of online retail and e-commerce giants, how can a small retail business survive online? Steven Lewin shares his experience of buying into a Melbourne-based gift store, Urban Attitude, and PR expert Catriona Pollard gives us some tips for online and in-store marketing.

21 MIN2018 AUG 24
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S2 Ep 03: Bricks and mortar vs. online - Urban Attitude

S2 Ep 02: Pushing past the naysayers - Bookmarc

The excitement, passion and successes of starting a small business rarely come without some setbacks and sleepless nights. In this episode, Helen Awali shares the story of Bookmarc and how she filled a gap in the market with an idea people told her would never work. We also get some advice from entrepreneur and Wade Institute mentor, Jodie Imam, on nailing the numbers and getting the right support when you’re starting out.

17 MIN2018 AUG 24
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S2 Ep 02: Pushing past the naysayers - Bookmarc

S2 Ep 01: Love Your Work - Pana Chocolate

After many years in the hospitality industry, Pana Barbounis decided to start his own business, making chocolate by hand and delivering the bars himself to his local suppliers on the back of his Vespa. In this episode, we hear how he turned Pana Chocolate into a global business that turns over $10 million per annum, and we get advice on building a digital brand from food content specialist Sophie McComas.

17 MIN2018 AUG 24
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S2 Ep 01: Love Your Work - Pana Chocolate

S1 Ep 06: Prepare for anything - Rosebery Service Station

It’s not every day that you come across a full driveway service petrol station these days and it’s what George Carayannis and three generations of his family have built their reputation on. This episode we talk with George and business advisor Craig West about how best to plan for the unknown and manage some of the challenges not only family businesses, but all small businesses face in a disruptive market.

21 MIN2017 NOV 17
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S1 Ep 06: Prepare for anything - Rosebery Service Station

S1 Ep 05: Work Here, There or Anywhere - Good Manors

When Matt Ashwin started his outdoors career as a landscape gardener he never thought he'd end up behind a desk running a multi-million dollar business. Tune in to hear how Matt and organisational psychologist Dr Ben Searle work through the best ways to build a strong company culture and how to keep remote work forces engaged.

16 MIN2017 NOV 6
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S1 Ep 05: Work Here, There or Anywhere - Good Manors

S1 Ep 04: Doing what you love not paperwork - Tribe

Jess Polaschek hated maths during school. So much so, she avoided it completely and studied art and design. But now as founder of her own retail brand, she’s changed her mind about maths. Tune in to hear Jess, and business expert Annie Flannagan talk about how learning to read the story that numbers tell can turn financial chores into one of the most interesting parts of doing business.

18 MIN2017 OCT 23
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S1 Ep 04: Doing what you love not paperwork - Tribe

S1 Ep 03: Doing more with less - Podtrackers

Freshoffa flight from his new home in Los Angeles, tech entrepreneur Sebastian Langton reflects on the bold strategies that make his small team and their pet tracking GPS device good enough to outcompete global giants and win in the US market. His insights - from the night sleeping on a park bench to building an international presence - will inspire small businesses looking to do more with less.

14 MIN2017 OCT 9
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S1 Ep 03: Doing more with less - Podtrackers

Latest Episodes

S2 Ep 06: When passion meets opportunity - My Sport Live

How do you turn your passion into a successful business? And once you do, how can you make sure you’re staying true to your values? We hear the story of how Andrew Weiss turned his love of sports into his livelihood through his online streaming and sports promotion business, My Sport Live. We’ll also learn about keeping data safe with cyber security consultant, Dr Omaru Maruatona.

20 MIN2018 SEP 14
Comments
S2 Ep 06: When passion meets opportunity - My Sport Live

S2 Ep 05: Growing a healthy global business - Soul Fresh

Going global is a big dream for many Australian businesses. How do you get things right from the beginning and make sure your business doesn’t suffer if things go wrong? In this episode, we hear how Soul Fresh CEO Didi Lo turned a small idea formed in a Byron Bay nightclub into a business with a turnover just shy of $100 million, and we get some advice from international business expert, Alan Moore.

22 MIN2018 SEP 11
Comments
S2 Ep 05: Growing a healthy global business - Soul Fresh

S2 Ep 04: It’s all about the people - Abacus Finance

It doesn’t matter where you’re operating your business or at what scale, relationships are everything - especially when you move your business to China, like Kellie Lam has recently done with Abacus Finance. In this episode, Kellie tells us how she turned from a career in fashion to finance, and Monash University’s Giovanni de Lieto weighs in on what businesses should be considering when moving into China.

17 MIN2018 SEP 11
Comments
S2 Ep 04: It’s all about the people - Abacus Finance

S2 Ep 03: Bricks and mortar vs. online - Urban Attitude

Are bricks and mortar stores dead or do they just need to evolve? And with the ever increasing landscape of online retail and e-commerce giants, how can a small retail business survive online? Steven Lewin shares his experience of buying into a Melbourne-based gift store, Urban Attitude, and PR expert Catriona Pollard gives us some tips for online and in-store marketing.

21 MIN2018 AUG 24
Comments
S2 Ep 03: Bricks and mortar vs. online - Urban Attitude

S2 Ep 02: Pushing past the naysayers - Bookmarc

The excitement, passion and successes of starting a small business rarely come without some setbacks and sleepless nights. In this episode, Helen Awali shares the story of Bookmarc and how she filled a gap in the market with an idea people told her would never work. We also get some advice from entrepreneur and Wade Institute mentor, Jodie Imam, on nailing the numbers and getting the right support when you’re starting out.

17 MIN2018 AUG 24
Comments
S2 Ep 02: Pushing past the naysayers - Bookmarc

S2 Ep 01: Love Your Work - Pana Chocolate

After many years in the hospitality industry, Pana Barbounis decided to start his own business, making chocolate by hand and delivering the bars himself to his local suppliers on the back of his Vespa. In this episode, we hear how he turned Pana Chocolate into a global business that turns over $10 million per annum, and we get advice on building a digital brand from food content specialist Sophie McComas.

17 MIN2018 AUG 24
Comments
S2 Ep 01: Love Your Work - Pana Chocolate

S1 Ep 06: Prepare for anything - Rosebery Service Station

It’s not every day that you come across a full driveway service petrol station these days and it’s what George Carayannis and three generations of his family have built their reputation on. This episode we talk with George and business advisor Craig West about how best to plan for the unknown and manage some of the challenges not only family businesses, but all small businesses face in a disruptive market.

21 MIN2017 NOV 17
Comments
S1 Ep 06: Prepare for anything - Rosebery Service Station

S1 Ep 05: Work Here, There or Anywhere - Good Manors

When Matt Ashwin started his outdoors career as a landscape gardener he never thought he'd end up behind a desk running a multi-million dollar business. Tune in to hear how Matt and organisational psychologist Dr Ben Searle work through the best ways to build a strong company culture and how to keep remote work forces engaged.

16 MIN2017 NOV 6
Comments
S1 Ep 05: Work Here, There or Anywhere - Good Manors

S1 Ep 04: Doing what you love not paperwork - Tribe

Jess Polaschek hated maths during school. So much so, she avoided it completely and studied art and design. But now as founder of her own retail brand, she’s changed her mind about maths. Tune in to hear Jess, and business expert Annie Flannagan talk about how learning to read the story that numbers tell can turn financial chores into one of the most interesting parts of doing business.

18 MIN2017 OCT 23
Comments
S1 Ep 04: Doing what you love not paperwork - Tribe

S1 Ep 03: Doing more with less - Podtrackers

Freshoffa flight from his new home in Los Angeles, tech entrepreneur Sebastian Langton reflects on the bold strategies that make his small team and their pet tracking GPS device good enough to outcompete global giants and win in the US market. His insights - from the night sleeping on a park bench to building an international presence - will inspire small businesses looking to do more with less.

14 MIN2017 OCT 9
Comments
S1 Ep 03: Doing more with less - Podtrackers
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