Episode 8: Greg Rosshandler of Finewrap
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
Can we still make things in Australia? Cian asks this question of Greg Rosshandler, the founder of Finewrap. Discover Greg's journey that started in 1967 with a bag making machine for women's hosiery, and expanded to manufacturing facilities across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and Georgia in the United States. This special episode is available on video as well. Watch here ..read more
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Episode 7: Jim Penman of Jim's Mowing
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
Familiar with Jim's Mowing? Listen to how Jim Penman started out with a mower and $24, and turned them into a series of franchise home-service businesses. Find out how his willingness to be self-critical after making mistakes has impacted his success ..read more
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Episode 6: Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck of Lvly
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
In this episode, Cian Hussey meets with young Mums, Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck, to learn how they built Lvly, an online national gift delivery service. Crucially, we discover how Hannah and Verity converted the limitations of COVID-19 into an opportunity for tremendous growth for their business ..read more
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Episode 5: Martin Michael of Funk Cider
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
Cian Hussey speaks to Martin Michael, founder of the Perth-based craft beer brand Funk Cider. A young entrepreneur, Martin shares the secrets of Funk Cider's success, and passes on tips to other young Australians on how to start your own business ..read more
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Episode 4: Roger & Lesley Gillespie of Bakers Delight
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
In episode 4 of Tell Us Your Story, Cian speaks to Roger and Lesley Gillespie, the founders of the much-loved Australian franchise Bakers Delight. In 1980, the Gillespies founded their first Bakers Delight in Melbourne and it didn’t take long for them to build up the business across the city. Forty years later, the franchise has over 700 stores across Australia, New Zealand, and North America. Every Australian knows of Bakers Delight, and in this episode Cian asks how and why the couple started the business, and their top tips for the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs ..read more
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Episode 3: Chris Aylward of APN Property Group
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
In Episode Three of Tell Us Your Story, Cian talks to Chris Aylward, the non-executive chairman of the ASX-listed APN Property Group. Chris founded APN in 1996, the same year he used his extensive knowledge and experience in real estate and construction to purchase some land and start Kooyong Wines. They discuss what it was like listing a company on the ASX and what the future of the Australian economy might look like and how aspiring entrepreneurs can navigate it. Tune in to find out why Chris thinks that if you’re stupid and can sleep well at night, starting a business might be right for you ..read more
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Episode 2: Dr Sam Prince of Zambrero
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
 Cian is joined by Dr Sam Prince – the man behind the legendary food of Zambrero. Sam founded Zambrero in 2005 while studying to become a medical doctor, and he hasn’t looked back since. The chain of Mexican food has over 200 stores across the world. Sam sets out his approach to entrepreneurship and discusses the incredible philanthropic work his business success has allowed him to do. And as always, he shares his top tips for young Australians who want to start their own business. ( Unfortunately, a noisy cicada decided to join Sam and Cian towards the second half of the episode. We hope ..read more
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Episode 1: Steve Baxter of Channel 10's Shark Tank
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by The Institute of Public Affairs
2y ago
Cian kickstarts the Tell Us Your Story series with the uber-successful tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, who many of you may know as one of the ‘Sharks’ on Channel 10’s Shark Tank. After joining the Army at 15, Steve went on to found one of the first internet service providers in Australia, and has had a string of business successes since. Discover how he got started on his entrepreneurial journey and what his five top tips for young Australians keen to start a business are ..read more
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Welcome To Tell Us Your Story
Tell Us Your Story
by tellusyourstory
2y ago
Welcome to Tell Us Your Story, a fortnightly podcast aimed at inspiring the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs. In each episode, host Cian Hussey catches up with an Australian entrepreneur to mine the ‘secrets of their success’ and share them with would-be entrepreneurs. Cian discusses what inspired them, the highs and lows of their journey, and practical advice for young entrepreneurs ..read more
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