Martin Cattach from Finance For Business on where and how owners can access alternative finance to help support their small business
Small Business Banter
by Martin Cattach, Michael Kerr
3w ago
Host @Michael Kerr and @Martin Cattach , founder of Finance for Business, discuss the stranglehold the big four banks on small business lending, and explore alternative options for financing.  Martin outlines alternative #financing options, especially the diverse and fast growing range of #fintechlenders for #smallbusinesses We cover; The role of #workingcapital in business growth The entanglement trap that owners often find themselves in The importance of understanding your financial position How to get more value from your accounting software package and bank account data Planning ahea ..read more
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Mark Rubbo from Readings Books on what it takes to create and sustain an iconic business, and why handing over was harder than expected.
Small Business Banter
by Mark Rubbo, Michael Kerr
3w ago
@MarkRubbo from @readingsbooks shares his personal take on buying and building this iconic business. We cover a lot of ground including; How the opportunity to buy Readings came about Laving the music industry (Professor Longhair) for book retailing The linkage of Marks business ambitions with the impact on; the Australian book industry the broader literary community (writers, publishers) the local community Mark's ambition and opportunistic mindset to expanding Readings into multiple other locations, and the establishment of an online presence The importance of community engagement, autho ..read more
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Mark Rubbo from Readings Books on what it takes to create an icon business, and why handing over is harder than expected.
Small Business Banter
by Mark Rubbo, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@MarkRubbo from @readingsbooks shares his personal take on buying and building this iconic business. We cover a lot of ground including; How the opportunity to buy Readings came about Laving the music industry (Professor Longhair) for book retailing The linkage of Marks business ambitions with the impact on; the Australian book industry the broader literary community (writers, publishers) the local community Mark's ambition and opportunistic mindset to expanding Readings into multiple other locations, and the establishment of an online presence The importance of community engagement, autho ..read more
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Pete Seligman Search Investor on finding and inspiring the next generation of business owners.
Small Business Banter
by Pete Seligman, Michael Kerr
3M ago
@Pete Seligman talks about and #eta (Entrepreneur through Acquisition) and #searchfunds and their impact on small business owners. He's an investor and co-owner of multiple businesses.  Pete explains the concept of search funds and how they provide a vehicle for investors to back #acquisitionentrepreneurs.  We talk about; the importance of finding the right fit between the entrepreneur and the business current market challenges and opportunities how business owners should handle an approach from  a search fund or investors the role of #earnouts in business sales and how they ca ..read more
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Sandy Chong CEO Australian Hairdressing Council and 2023 COSBOA Small Business Champion on pathways from a trade to business ownership.
Small Business Banter
by Sandy Chong, Michael Kerr
4M ago
@Sandy Chong brings 39 years experience as a salon owner to her current role as CEO at @The Australian Hairdressing Council. She's the current @cosboa #smallbusinesschampion and has multiple other board and advisory roles that involve advocacy and improving effectiveness for industry bodies. Sandy sold her own salon during 2023 to focus on her CEO role. In that role she is actively involved in advocating for small businesses and shaping the future of the industry. Her extensive background as a business owner gives her valuable insights to guide those aspiring to venture into entrepreneurship a ..read more
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Jonathan Roberts on how he and 2 business partners achieved their unconventional exit from One Rabbit after 27 years of working together.
Small Business Banter
by Jonathan Roberts, Michael Kerr
4M ago
@JonathanRoberts  co-founded @OneRabbit with 2 partners 10 years ago.  He'd worked with those same partners for 17 years prior in a marketing and design business, which ultimately morphed into One Rabbit.   Along the way he's founded, owned and exited multiple other businesses. In this episode and based on that deep experience as an entrepreneur Jonathan shares high value insights on the challenges and rewards of making a strategic exit.  Specifically he talks about; how 3 partners exited their marketing firm with friendship Intact the importance of recognizing when passio ..read more
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Shane Cheek owns Continua Software and shares his deep experience from starting, selling, buying and operating multiple software businesses.
Small Business Banter
by Shane Cheek, Michael Kerr
4M ago
@ShaneCheek is the CEO of @ContinuaSoftware which is a private company that specialises in acquiring, operating and growing B2B software companies. Shane is an experienced founder, builder, business seller and investor. His  expertise and practical insights make this episode a must-listen for #businessowners who are potential sellers looking to understand the best strategies to sell their business, especially when they are selling to an industry buyer. In this episode we cover; how to best manage the process of selling your business to an industry buyer the fast growing trend of #searchf ..read more
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Shane Cheek
Small Business Banter
by Shane Cheek, Michael Kerr
4M ago
@ShaneCheek is the CEO of @ContinuaSoftware which is a private company that specialises in acquiring, operating and growing B2B software companies. Shane is an experienced founder, builder, business seller and investor. His  expertise and practical insights make this episode a must-listen for #businessowners who are potential sellers looking to understand the best strategies to sell their business, especially when they are selling to an industry buyer. In this episode we cover; how to best manage the process of selling your business to an industry buyer the fast growing trend of #searchf ..read more
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Ben Tuszynski on how Judo Bank is fuelling greater success for small business owners by getting back to relationship banking.
Small Business Banter
by Ben Tuszynski, Michael Kerr
5M ago
@Ben Tuszynski from @Judo Bank, shares his insights on the importance of banking relationships for small business owners.  Ben is currently the Managing Director of Judo Bank in Victoria and Tasmania. He has over a decade of experience in the banking and finance sector. Joining Judo in 2017 as one of the pioneering employees, Ben has played a pivotal role in the bank's substantial growth over the years.  His primary focus lies in supporting small and medium-sized enterprises, aligning with Judo's commitment to providing tailored financial solutions to businesses, in an age of #indust ..read more
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Stu Gregor co-founder of world beating gin success story Four Pillars Gin talks life before, during and after selling the business
Small Business Banter
by Stu Gregor, Michael Kerr
7M ago
@Stu Gregor Stu and his @fourpillarsgin co-founders recently sold the last 50% of their business to Vanguard Luxury Brands, the Lion-owned distribution business. Four Pillars is an Australian success story.  Stu's has a lengthy background in food, wine, hospitality and travel. His other business and personal experiences include; Founding  @LiquidIdeas in 2013 - Australia's leading communications agency for food, drink, travel and lifestyle brands Co-owning of luxury travel business Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel President of the Australian Distillers Association (2014-current) Di ..read more
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