#205 Dan Copsey - Business as a Force for Good
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by Daniel Hakim
1w ago
Daniel catches up with Dan Copsey, CEO of Agency Stack, a whitelabel digital marketing agency that he and his best friend have scaled to over 100 staff globally. Together they also run multiple NGO’s that work to provide aid to all corners of the globe including a free healthcare centre in Pakistan as well as a pub in Victoria as a passion project. Daniel & Dan discuss managing failure and how to know when it’s time to move. They also explore the keys to being a successful manager and how the greatest gift of running a successful business, is having the ability to give back and make a posi ..read more
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#204 Serene Lim - Conquering TikTok
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by Daniel Hakim
2w ago
Daniel catches up with Serene Lim, Founder of Cup 49, a TikTok viral brand offering DIY Bubble Tea Kits that Serene started in a bid to reduce single use waste in the industry. Serene is a master of short form content marketing and has since gone on to create another multi-million dollar retail company Gellae, all in less than 4 years. On this episode, Daniel and Serene speak about the keys to success on TikTok and short form marketing and how to create an effective content marketing system. They also discuss how Serene turned her customers into superfans, building a strong community by includ ..read more
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#203 Mark Van Rijmenam - The AI Business Revolution
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by Daniel Hakim
1M ago
Daniel catches up with Mark Van Rijmenam, CEO of The Digital Speaker & Futurewise. Mark is an accomplished author and speaker in the emerging technologies space and has worked as an advisor to multiple Fortune 500 companies around the world.  Daniel and Mark talk all things AI, how corporations are adopting the technology and ways for SMEs to leverage these changes. They also predict what the world is going to look like in 10 years, and how misinformation and a lack of trust in journalism is impacting our world today.  ..read more
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#202 Richard Theodorakis - 0 to 100 Staff in 4 Years
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by Daniel Hakim
1M ago
Daniel catches up with Richard Theodorakis, CEO of Pride Security Group. Starting as a one man band less than 4 years ago, Rick has since grown the security firm to over 100 staff across the country, generating more than $10 Million in revenue annually.  On this episode, Daniel and Richard discuss the recent attacks at Bondi Junction, exploring appropriate responses for security firms and their personnel in such crises. They dive into Richard’s entrepreneurial path and discuss the commitment, work ethic, and mindset essential for business success ..read more
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#201 Dr Josh Wall - The Business of Beauty
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by Daniel Hakim
1M ago
Daniel catches up with Dr Josh Wall, Co-Founder & Medical Director of Contour Clinics. Starting as a one-man band just 5 years ago, Josh’s team has now grown to over 100 employees who collectively treat 6000 patients every month, turning over $40Million+ annually. Daniel and Josh discuss the concepts of beauty, vanity and confidence as well as the lessons Josh has learned over the past 5 years of rapid growth. They explore different methods and strategies to manage a team of over 100 staff and why it is important to own your destiny, regardless of whether you’re winning or losing ..read more
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#199 Kent Joseph - Driving Growth in a 120 Year Old Business
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by Daniel Hakim
2M ago
Daniel catches up with Kent Joseph, CEO of Equity Transport Group. Entering limousine company Hughes (now part of ETG) at just 24, the outstanding impact he made on the 120 year old business quickly propelled him to the CEO position. Since then. Kent has diversified the company group's offerings, expanding its scope beyond transportation services. On this episode Daniel and Kent discuss sales strategies, the importance of simplifying your business and creating a culture centred around saying 'yes'. They also explored how to identify a poor culture fit within your business and what to do when t ..read more
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#198 Taryn Williams - Challenges of a Non-Technical Founder
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by Daniel Hakim
2M ago
Daniel catches up with Taryn Williams, Founder of WINK models, The Right Fit & #Gifted. Taryn is an award winning founder & CEO, and over the course of 20+ years has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most prolific entrepreneurs at the intersection of talent, media and technology.  On this episode Daniel and Taryn discuss the struggles of being a non-technical founder, being a true innovator of your industry, and how to identify the big problem that you are trying to solve when starting your business ..read more
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#197 Sean Cortis - Keys to Raising Capital
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by Daniel Hakim
2M ago
Daniel Catches up with Sean Cortis, Founding Partner of HACH Private Capital. Following his 30-year corporate career, which concluded with his retirement as CEO, Sean ventured into entrepreneurship by establishing the Australian division of a US family office. This move positioned him as an influential figure in the private equity sector, delivering keynotes globally. Daniel and Sean delve into the critical aspects of securing funding and the strategies founders should employ to effectively manage their investors. They also discuss the importance of assembling and utilising an advisory board a ..read more
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#196 Sabrina Maddock - Creating a Business that Serves You
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by Daniel Hakim
3M ago
Daniel catches up with former The Apprentice contestant Sabrina Maddock, Founder of Avanti Search. In just two years at the helm of her recruitment agency, the Miss World runner-up turned entrepreneur has claimed the title of Top Recruitment CEO, secured a spot among the Top 20 Australian Women Making Moves in 2022, and more. Daniel and Sabrina discuss her journey from employee to entrepreneur and the ups and downs of making that transition. They dive deep into what companies can be doing to attract the best talent and discuss how business can be a tool to building your dream lifestyle ..read more
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#195 Stephen Pastor - Shining Bright in a Crowded Industry
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by Daniel Hakim
3M ago
Daniel catches up with Stephen Pastor, Founder and CEO of Kings of Neon. Listed the #2 Smart Company Fastest Growing SME in 2023, Stephen's business is shaking up the old and established industry of signage on a global scale, working with companies such as McDonalds, Netflix & Mercedes. On this episode Daniel and Stephen discuss Kings of Neon’s meteoric rise to the top of the industry and how to stand out in a saturated market. They also explore the concept of business being a tool for self fulfilment and belonging and the importance of understanding the dream experience of your customer ..read more
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