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#110. Noelle from “Teamgage”

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A wonderful interview with Noelle Smit, Co-Founder of software company Teamgage.  Teamgage are a software company who are helping companies & their staff drive positive culture and staff engagement.  Some of you may be thinking that culture is that fluffy stuff the HR department talk about….but I challenge you to listen to this episode and not do something about it in your business afterwards.

Noelle shares some great insights into building a company, including:

1. The enormous negative impacts a BAD CULTURE has on employee wellbeing,

2. Understanding YOUR WHY will drive you through challenges to success,

3. FAILURE isn’t the end, it’s just a blip in the road,

4. Why it’s important to start your business with a PROBLEM, not a PRODUCT,

5. A great product is important, but knowing HOW TO SELL is critical

 

What continually fascinates me about founders of great companies is that they don’t do it for the money.  Almost every founder I meet or work with, there’s an underlying reason why they’re on their journey that doesn’t relate to earning money.  It’s either about solving a problem they’ve experienced in their own life, providing a product/service that taps into a greater social good or just good ol’ plain helping people. 

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Keep INNOVATING, OVERCOMING and PROSPERING

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Contact details for Teamgage

Web:              https://www.teamgage.com 

LinkedIn:        https://www.linkedin.com/company/teamgage/

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/teamgage 

Twitter:           https://twitter.com/noellesuze 

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#109. David from “Ryderwear”

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From Garage Startup to Multi-Million dollar business, our next story is one that highlights that if you believe in that idea you have in your head you CAN bring it to life.  I interview David from Ryderwear, a global clothing brand based out of Adelaide.  Some great themes resonate with me (and hopefully you too) in this episode:

1.As founder/owner, you risk being the BOTTLENECK for growth and what do to about it.

2.The importance of INFLUENCE MARKETING in building your brand

3.Sometimes your GUT is the best compass in determining the direction of your business.

4.TRIAL and ERROR can be two of your best friends in business

5.Don’t focus on the SHORT GAME.

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Until next time, keep INNOVATING, OVERCOMING and PROSPERING

www.theselfmadetheory.com

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Contact details for Ryderwear

Web:            https://www.ryderwear.com.au/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/Ryderwear/

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/ryderwear

Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/ryderwear/

YouTube:      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr0oeUNVXDE-Q-r-wDhfacg

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#108. Dr Jana from the “Aust. Centre for Business Growth”

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My guest in this episode is the highly awarded thought leader and global expert on entrepreneurial leadership & business growth, Dr Jana Matthews.  Dr Jana shares with us some fantastic insights, including:

 

-How leaders need to be careful not to LEAVE THEIR STAFF BEHIND

-BEING READY for when you are presented with opportunity

-The difference between “GROWTH” and “START-UP” businesses

-How a bottle of “PENDFOLD’s GRANGE” brought one of the world’s great business minds to live in Adelaide

-“Sales” is not a DIRTY WORD

 

If you’re in business and are keen to grow, this is a must listen episode for you.

Keep INNOVATING, OVERCOMING and PROSPERING

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Contact the Australian Centre for Business Growth

Web:            https://centreforbusinessgrowth.com/

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/centreforbusinessgrowth/

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/unisa_cbg

LinkedIn:      https://www.linkedin.com/company/centreforbusinessgrowth/

YouTube:      https://www.youtube.com/user/CentreBusinessGrowth

 

#southaustralia #adelaide #businessgrowth #innovation #entrepreneur #theselfmadetheory #Unisa #mostliveablecity #startupADL

 

 

 

#107. Russell from “Pocket Casts”

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This episode is about the rise and rise of (in my opinion) the best podcast app available - and it was built right here in Adelaide!  It's a story of how a couple of Adelaide guys who quit their day jobs, developed a killer-app and ended up winning a Google design award against billion-dollar competition.

 

We cover lot of topics through their journey.  Some of my favourites include:

-Just because you're RISK ADVERSE doesn't mean you can't be a successful Entrepreneur.

-Why an advertising campaign without STRATEGY is a waste of time and money.

-When to move your business from "side-hack while working full time" to "make the leap to BACK YOURSELF and your business idea".

-The challenges (& late nights) of negotiating a contract with an OVERSEAS BUYER.

 

You can find Pocket Casts on Twitter @pocketcasts.  If you're not listening to this podcast using Pocket Casts, download it today on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Don’t forget to tell us what you think of the podcast – rate us or provide comments in your Podcast app, via Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, or send us an email podcast@theselfmadetheory.com

Until next time….keep INNOVATING, OVERCOMING and PROSPERING

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#106. Matt from “The Good Crisp Company”

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Today I have a classic “David & Goliath” story for you.  It’s about an Adelaide-based food distribution company that has been in business for 30 years, but decided to re-invent itself with a new brand & product to take on a market dominated by a very large competitor.   “The Good Crisp Company” are now selling their “world first” product in over 4,000 stores in the US !

Some great learnings in here for all you Entrepreneurs out there, including:

 

-The question all entrepreneurs ask themselves – why hasn’t anyone else done this? AM I WACKY OR AM I GENIUS?

-The importance of LOCAL CONNECTION TO YOUR BRAND when entering new markets

-How FAILURE AT LAUNCH doesn’t mean it’s time to give up

 

It’s a great story and well worth the listen.

Don’t forget to tell us what you think of the podcast – rate us or provide comments in your Podcast app, via Instagram/Twitter/Facebook, or send us an email podcast@theselfmadetheory.com

Until next time….keep INNOVATING, OVERCOMING and PROSPERING

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