Matt Davis on why leaving Paris to buy the Bookshop at Queenscliff was the right family move.
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by Matt Davis, Michael Kerr
2w ago
Matt Davis, Jayne (his  wife) and daughter left Paris to buy a book shop in Queenscliff Victoria  @BookshopatQueenscliff   It was a hell of a move! Matt shares the background on why coming back to Australia made sense, seeing a @facebook ad for a #businessforsale and his experience in the process of #buyingabusiness Matt and Jayne had lived in Paris a long time and their daughter. Matt made music, Jayne wrote and both worked in #advertising  &  #copywriting (English for French brands) which enabled them both to do their creative work. But they weren't such lovers o ..read more
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PART 1 - Andy Gowers, succession planning expert, on the best way for families to stay together while tackling the complexities of managing generational wealth.
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by Andy Gowers, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@andygowers  is a #successionplanning and #wealthmanagement  expert.  He's got a business marketing degree and financial planning diploma . His professional background includes; playing #AFL with @hawthornfc for 12 years (including a premiership at Hawthorn in 1991) senior #financialplanning roles @anz  founding and selling his own wealth management business He's launched a new business in Succession Planning (with  David Naphtali) and was recently appointed #president Hawthorn Football Club. This is part 1 of 2 episodes. Over the 2 episodes we talk a lot about succe ..read more
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Ron Gauci from 24 Hour Business Plans talks about ways to overcome typical barriers to planning that unfortunately often lead to business failure.
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by Michael Kerr, Ron Gauci
1M ago
@RonGauci has a rich experience base including as a #CEO #Director #Chair and #Adviser.  As a #CEO he has overseen major transformations of organisations like @fedsquare @melbournepolytechnic and @melbournestorm Another of his roles is as a senior adviser @24HRBP (24 Hour Business Planning). In this discussion we talk widely about why #smeowners should plan, how they can plan more easily and what the real cost  is when you don't. We cover; why #now is the time to start (whether it's the beginning, the middle or the end of the year) how to get the most from your business planning the ..read more
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Brian Shrowder from Mediacraft Communications explains how small business owners can easily use PR to improve their marketing success.
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by Michael Kerr, Brian Shrowder
1M ago
@BrianShrowder is a #mediatrainer and #communications #publicrelations industry expert at his own consultancy @mediacraftcomms. After dabbling in student radio  at the University of Adelaide he had stints in #newsreporting and #journalism at the @ABC and @channel10. Mid career he jumped across to public relations (his  second career). In his own consulting he specialises in #crisiscommunication but in this episode he unpicks public relations for the benefit of #smallbusinessowners.  We talk about; why PR isn't just for #bigbusiness what PR is and who it impacts that are associa ..read more
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PART 2 - Jill Weeks, author and educator, from where2now.net on new and different ways to think about and 'do' retirement.
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by Jill Weeks, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@JillWeeks has travelled widely across Australian and spoken with hundreds of people about #retirement. Where to retire? How to retire? What to do in retirement? Drawing on these stories from inspiring people Jill shares her tips on different ways to think about and 'do' retirement.  In our discussion we cover; how retirement has changed in the last 20-30 years, and how this has opened up more options how the development of technology has allowed for retirement to involve a; #profitablehobby #homebasedbusiness, or  #freelancework personal planning for life after business how busi ..read more
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PART 1 - Jill Weeks, author and educator, from where2now.net on new and different ways to think about and 'do' retirement.
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by Jill Weeks, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@JillWeeks has travelled widely across Australian and spoken with hundreds of people about #retirement. Where to retire? How to retire? What to do in retirement? Drawing on these stories from inspiring people Jill shares her tips on different ways to think about and 'do' retirement.  In our discussion we cover; how retirement has changed in the last 20-30 years, and how this has opened up more options how the development of technology has allowed for retirement to involve a; #profitablehobby #homebasedbusiness, or  #freelancework personal planning for life after business how busi ..read more
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PART 2 - Lloyd Polkinghorne on how integral buying and running the local community newspaper was in his physical and emotional recovery from a traumatic injury sustained while working on his farm.
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by Lloyd Polkinghorne, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@LloydPolkinghorne was a #ricefarmer upuntil a #traumaticbraininjury caused by a mis-firing shotgun. After years of struggling physically and emotionally he needed to 'get back on the horse'. He did this by buying his local community newspaper  www.thebridgenews.com.au . It was a bold and brave step. He made it with full support of family and an internal sense that he had to do something, knowing full well farming still wasn't an option.   In our discussion we cover; the importance of having something meangingful to do  #Smallbusiness as a vehicle for physical and emotional rec ..read more
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PART 1 - Lloyd Polkinghorne on how integral buying and running the local community newspaper was in his physical and emotional recovery from a traumatic injury sustained while working on his farm.
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by Lloyd Polkinghorne, Michael Kerr
1M ago
@LloydPolkinghorne was a #ricefarmer upuntil a #traumaticbraininjury caused by a mis-firing shotgun. After years of struggling physically and emotionally he needed to 'get back on the horse'. He did this by buying his local community newspaper  www.thebridgenews.com.au . It was a bold and brave step. He made it with full support of family and an internal sense that he had to do something, knowing full well farming still wasn't an option.   In our discussion we cover; the importance of having something meangingful to do  #Smallbusiness as a vehicle for physical and emotional rec ..read more
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PART 3 - Norman Hall from Exit By Design makes a compelling case for why business owners need an Exit Plan.
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by Norman Hall, Michael Kerr
2M ago
@NormanHall has a diverse background including business, corporate and private banking. He's also been through the process of selling a family business that his wife founded.  Now he's a specialist #exitplanner and draws on all this experience to help #businessowners protect the value they have built up in their business, and then when the time is right, plan and execute a more successful #businessexit.    In our discussion we cover; the importance of having a ‘ringmaster’ for your businesses exit the reasons business owners put off exit ..read more
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PART 2 - Norman Hall from Exit By Design makes a compelling case for why business owners need an Exit Plan.
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by Norman Hall, Michael Kerr
2M ago
@NormanHall has a diverse background including business, corporate and private banking. He's also been through the process of selling a family business that his wife founded.  Now he's a specialist #exitplanner and draws on all this experience to help #businessowners protect the value they have built up in their business, and then when the time is right, plan and execute a more successful #businessexit.    In our discussion we cover; the importance of having a ‘ringmaster’ for your businesses exit the reasons business owners put off exit ..read more
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