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Lessons From Success Episode 18 – Rebecca Wilson – Starts at 60 & Travel at 60 – Creating a business around baby boomers, dealing with frequent change, building your team and how to pitch

Rebecca Wilson has pioneered media for the baby boomer demographic here in Australia with her immensely popular online business Starts at 60.  She’s recently expanded into providing her loyal clientele an incredible array of travel options with the newly created travel business ‘ravel at 60.  To top off her business success she’s recently won the national startup world cup pitchfest here in Australia and is off to pitch for $1 million USD over in San Francisco.

This interview was fun, informative and full of value.  We go through so much including dealing with frequent change in a scaling business, how to successfully pitch your idea, creating a business around baby boomers and so much more.  It was a privilege to have Rebecca on the show and I look forward to having her back once the expansion into travel is fully underway.  To find Rebecca and her team jump over to https://startsat60.com/ & https://www.facebook.com/startsat60/ and check out their amazing content.

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Lessons From Success Episode 17 – Brynn Turner – Solo Episode – Key points from some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Australia

I love stepping out of my comfort zone and this week we have my very first solo episode on the Lessons From Success platform.  I thought I’d highlight some of the top lessons I’ve learned on the podcast so far from execution to holding off on investors and everything in-between.

I definitely plan to do some more of these in the future but as of next week we’re back to usual programming so make sure you stay tuned for some really cool up and coming guest episodes. 

I’ve said this numerous times but i’m always happy to have guest or topic recommendations for the show as I’ve really created the podcast with my viewers in mind. If there’s anything at all you’d like to see more or less of feel free to email me at lessonsfromsuccess@gmail.com and ill make sure to add it in.

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Lessons From Success Episode 16 – Steve Baxter – Transition Level Investments & Previously on Shark Tank – Business, investing, being an entrepreneur in 2019, flying cars, NBN issues & planes

This week we welcome a true legend in the startup game – Steve Baxter. In this interview We steer away from the usual shark tank conversation and go in-depth on Steve’s opinions, business and journey.  Steve gives his straight-shooting style of advice direct to our listeners and offers his thoughts on a huge range of topics from flying cars, to being in business and how the government can create a more beneficial environment for entrepreneurs here in Australia. We also cover the upcoming federal election and how entrepreneurs and business owners will be effected and so much more.

This interview was such an incredible opportunity and it was an honour to have Steve on the podcast to share his thoughts, ideas and how we can make Australia a more attractive place for starting a business.  Steve’s investment company Transition Level Investments can be found at https://www.transitionlevel.com/ and on social media at https://www.facebook.com/pg/transitionlvl, https://www.linkedin.com/company/transition-level-investments/

I’d like to personally thank Marc Orchard for the introduction and opportunity to interview Steve and for all his support making this podcast everything it can be.

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Lessons From Success Episode 15 – Craig Somerville– Reload Media – Creating a marketing agency, expanding internationally, how marketing should be tailored, unique and so much more

This week we welcome Craig Somerville Co-Founder of Reload Media to the show. Craig and I had an in-depth discussion on what it’s like to run a multinational marketing agency and how Reload has become such a huge success. We also chat about Craig’s lessons for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their own agency and how he was able to get ahead.

With so many subpar marketing agencies (excuse the honesty) popping up over the recent years it’s important to listen to someone that’s done amazing things and disrupted the industry with huge growth and longevity. This episode is amazing for anyone looking at getting into the industry, anyone that may have to work with a marketing agency and anyone that’s interested in marketing in general.  This is definitely not one to be missed and it was an privilege for us to be a part of Craig’s busy schedule. You can find craig @ www.reloadmedia.com.au and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/reload-media/.   

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Lessons From Success Episode 14 – Karl Brown – Instyle Solar – Being the best in your industry, the importance of marketing & sales instead of seeking investment, why school isn’t everything & business advice

Welcome to this week’s episode!  We welcome Karl Brown the Founder & CEO of Instyle Solar to the Lessons From Success family. Despite Karl’s massive success with over $40 million in sales, Instyle Solar actually came in after the solar boom here in Australia.  Karl is a weapon when it comes to sales and marketing and differentiates his business from many other startups as revenue and sales have been their main focus since the beginning.

We discuss so much in this interview from the importance of sales and marketing to the necessity of building a strong team.  We also go through current problems in education and why other businesses fail and how to win in a saturated market.  Karl and I had a heap of fun recording this and I know you’ll enjoy it too.


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Key sections

0 – all about Instyle Solar and the industry

13:20 – Karl as an entrepreneur and how to create a profitable company

19:00 – 24:00 Choosing products and quality

24:00 – 30:30 Lessons learned as an entrepreneur and valuable insights

30:30 – 37:00 Failures & teachings

37:00 – 43:00 School &imposter syndrome

43:00 – 53:00 How to make sure you’re hiring the right team & education  

Lessons From Success Episode 13 – Dr Chris Jeffery – Field Orthopaedics – Innovating Orthopaedics, The Difficulty of a Medical Device Startup, and Sharing the Most Important Keys to Success

This week’s episode was such a blast to record and I’m sure you’ll see why. I sit down with Dr Chris Jeffery who has done everything from engineering to an orthopaedic surgeon and he’s only 32!  The episode features Chris sharing his journey which has led him to build Field Orthopaedics a medical device company located in Australia that’s doing some amazing innovative development.

Chris shares so many lessons this week including the how to’s of starting a medical device company, the importance of learning from big business in entrepreneurship, the keys to his success and so much more.  I’ve left some key points below that you’re welcome to skip ahead to if time is scarce.  For everything Field Orthopaedics make sure you give them a follow on https://www.instagram.com/field_orthopaedics/ and head to their website https://www.fieldorthopaedics.com/.

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Key Points –  

00:30 – Field orthopaedics and the beginning of the company

19:55 – Valuing a company (medical device vs consumer electronics) & discussing the blue sky in investing

23:30 – The key to focus and time management

34:55 – Recommendations to entrepreneurs, the story of the bamboo forest. 

39:45 – Starting a medical device company and the challenges

42:00 – the importance of training a team and retention

44:30 – Planning prevents ‘poor’ performance – Dr Chris’ most important lesson

47:50 – Exit plans – are they always a good idea?

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Lessons From Success Episode 12 – James Grugeon – The Good Beer Co – Being Socially Responsible & Profitable, Conserving The Great barrier Reef, brewing beer & advice to charities

James Grugeon has had an amazing career in corporate partnerships and has now put his experience into building a socially responsible beer company that donates a large portion of profits to their selected charity.  The Good Beer Co has created some amazing beers such as The Great Barrier Beer to promote conservation for the Great Barrier Reef, Pale Tale for the RSPCA and Love2 for marriage equality with more beers on the horizon.  Within a very short amount of time their beers have been stocked into some of Australia’s biggest bottle shops such as Dan Murphy’s, Woolworths and BWS.

The first half of the interview with James steers away from entrepreneurship and goes deep into social responsibility and the company’s plans to make a difference. We also discuss where many charities are going wrong and how they can incorporate products to boost awareness and revenue.  The second half of the interview goes in-depth on James’ experience in corporate, as an entrepreneur and the lessons he wish he knew earlier.  The Good Beer Co is a great cause so don’t forget to give them a like on facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/goodbeerau/ and visit their website https://thegoodbeerco.com.au.

 

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Lessons From Success Episode 11 – Lauren Bath – Passion, Monetising, Building an Engaged Instagram & Making a Difference with Entrepreneurship

Lauren Bath known as Australia’s ‘first professional instagrammer’ has taken Instagram to the next level.  Her incredible photography, engaging personality and inspirational stories have developed her over half a million very engaged followers. Not only has Lauren made her dreams of Instagram and travel a lucrative career she has also expanded her brand from photography to social responsibility in conservation.

This interview is fun, exciting and offers a glimpse into how to build a career & an engaged following on Instagram. Lauren and I also discuss the most important lesson I’ve shared to date – which MUST be listened to.  Lauren’s absolutely amazing photos and content can be found on Instagram @https://www.instagram.com/laurenepbath and on her website https://laurenbath.com/.

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Feel free to skip ahead –

0- 9:30 Lauren’s background & how she found her start on Instagram.

11:25 – 14:05 Antarctica & Where Instagram can take you 

14:05 – 19:27 Monetising Instagram, creating opportunities from your following 

19:27 – 22:40 the future for Lauren Bath & the brand

22:40 –  28:25 building an engaged Instagram from the start & how the platform has changed

28:25 – 32:51 Lauren’s setbacks and the importance of health to jump over the hurdles of business

32:51 – 37:50 where can people find Lauren and her incredible work? What products to offer to your followers

37:50 – 48:30 Giving back in entrepreneurship – how Lauren is making a difference with her following & the MOST important lesson I’ve shared

48:30 – End last words & wrapping up

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Lessons From Success Episode 10 – Jock Fairweather – Entrepreneur Lessons From Over 1000 startups, Issues With Our Generation & Running an Incubator

The infamous Jock Fairweather joins us this week for a very exciting episode.  This is definitely an episode no entrepreneur should miss as we go through different strategies on how to bring your company or idea to success. Jock has an INSANE success rate at the accelerator he owns called Little Tokyo Two and you can tell his  overwhelming passion is to help business in all stages.  He’s helped over 1000 companies hit their goals and continues to be a prophet in the startup space.

This interview is ‘real talk’ and is very raw; after around the 18 minute mark we start getting into deeper topics. We go through different startups, how to build a succeeding mentality and what it takes to flourish in this crazy modern world. This interview is an absolute must for anyone that’s keen to go deep in finding their passion, building their idea or improving their startup.  You can find jock @ https://www.littletokyotwo.com/  or apply to join his Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/380680425832647/. Enjoy!              

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Lessons From Success Episode 9 – Abbey Cameron – Nourish’d – Being Yourself, Time Management, Rebranding & Women in Entrepreneurship

Abbey is an incredible inspirational entrepreneur that is an absolute master of time management.  In the midst of successfully growing her 7 figure food delivery business Nourish’d she’s also raising two lovely children and managing her staff.  Our interview is incredibly insightful and goes over a range of topics from the HUGE importance of being yourself in life and business to rebranding your entire company overnight.  We also dive into equality for women in entrepreneurship and some of the struggles she’s had having a successful corporate career and moving over to building her startup.

This interview is very raw and definitely contains some swearing so please keep this in mind.  Abbey is doing incredible things not only within her business but externally as well.  Her passion for equality for women in business and entrepreneurship frequently takes her on stage for public speaking events.  You can find the incredible Nourish’d meals @ https://nourishd.com.au/ & don’t forget to give them a follow @ https://www.facebook.com/nourishdmealco/ & https://www.instagram.com/nourishdmealco/ . Enjoy!            

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