Inspiring Greatness

Inspiring Greatness

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Inspiring Greatness podcast shares real-world experiences from successful entrepreneurs around the globe who’ve had success and failure on their journey. Hear their stories and be inspired. Add some extra motivation to your life every week, with Shelley Rogers’ Podcast Series Inspiring Greatness.

Episodes

062 Family Within Business - Golden Nugget Friday  
Do you own a family business? Are you thinking about starting a venture with your significant other or other close family members? Well you won’t want to miss today’s episode on the ups and downs of Family Businesses.   This week I interviewed Omar Zenhom. Omar is the co-founder of The $100 MBA, the largest alternative business education online. He's also the host of an iTunes best of 2014 podcast, The $100 MBA Show. Omar runs these ventures with his lovely wife Nicole who I had the chance to meet at the We are Podcast Conference in Australia. Omar shared the story of when they first decided to go into business together so if you missed Omar’s interview make sure you go back and listen to episode 61.  

We have 2 great offers for the inspiring greatness community – the code for these offers is MAXHERO

Offer 1 - Sign up with one of Employment Hero’s preferred super funds and you’ll receive the entire employment hero platform for free.

Offer 2 – Do you have more than 30 employees? Use the code MAXHERO to receive premium subscription at standard pricing. The premium subscription is usually $8 per employee, per month and you’ll receive this for only $5 per employee per month.

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To learn more about these deals simply follow the links in the episode description or visit our show notes page of episode 62 at maxumcorp.com.au/podcast.

Use the code MAXHERO when filling out the contact us form. You’ll be able to try the platform for free and talk with our dedicated Employment Hero customer service rep. in a no-pressure environment

 
061 Inspiring Greatness with a Podcast King - with Omar Zenhom  

Omar Zenhom is the co-founder of The $100 MBA, the largest alternative business education online. He's also the host of an iTunes Best of 2014 podcast, The $100 MBA Show. The $100 MBA Show has delivered 700 lessons and counting to over 50,000 daily listeners.  Omar is also the co-founder of WebinarNinja, an all-inclusive, easy-to-use webinar platform that allows you to create a webinar in 10 seconds flat.   Omar has provided Insoiring Greatness listeners with a FREE 7 DAY COURSE - "Idea Validation in the Real World's 5 Steps". You can access it at: 100mba.net/free-course     GIVE US A RATING & REVIEW    SUBSCRIBE

060 Social Media Implementation Q&A with Adam Franklin - Golden Nugget Friday  
Welcome to Golden nugget Friday episode 060
We are shaking things up a bit on this weeks Golden Nugget Friday. Today’s episode we brought on a guru of Web marketing expert. Yes we interviewed Adam Franklin earlier this week and was so impressed with his knowledge and experience we asked him if he would come on as an expert guest for this Golden Nugget Friday!
  Bluewire Media's 33 free templates can be accessed via: http://www.bluewiremedia.com.au/ Simply click the orange banner to access this valuable material.  

We have 2 great offers for the inspiring greatness community – the code for these offers is MAXHERO

Offer 1 - Sign up with one of Employment Hero’s preferred super funds and you’ll receive the entire employment hero platform for free.

Offer 2 – Do you have more than 30 employees? Use the code MAXHERO to receive premium subscription at standard pricing. The premium subscription is usually $8 per employee, per month and you’ll receive this for only $5 per employee per month.

GIVE US A RATING & REVIEW    SUBSCRIBE  

To learn more about these deals simply follow the links in the episode description or visit our show notes page of episode 58 at maxumcorp.com.au/podcast.

Use the code MAXHERO when filling out the contact us form. You’ll be able to try the platform for free and talk with our dedicated Employment Hero customer service rep. in a no-pressure environment

 
059 Social Media Implementation - with Adam Franklin  

Adam is co- founder and marketing manager of Bluewire Media – a web marketing firm he co-started in 2005 with school friend Toby Jenkins. Adam is an international social media speaker and a social media commentator on Australian radio and writes for two of the Top 25 Business Blogs in Australia. Adam is the co-author of the book “Web Marketing That Works” and also hosts a podcast by the same name.   GIVE US A RATING & REVIEW    SUBSCRIBE

058 Compliance Q&A with Shane Duffy - Golden Nugget Friday  

Welcome to Golden Nugget Friday episode 58!

I’ve talked about Employment Hero a few times over the last few weeks and this week I was lucky enough to interview the founder Ben Thompson, so if you missed that interview check out Ben’s entrepreneurial journey on episode 57. Ben share a ton to tech tools and his favourite podcasts too.

If you’re unaware of the Employment Hero platform let me tell you a bit about it. Employment Hero is an amazing all in one HR platform that’s transforming the way businesses manage HR and the entire employment life cycle. From HR compliance to employee benefit programs, employment hero has got your business covered when it comes to HR.

We have 2 great offers for the inspiring greatness community – the code for these offers is MAXHERO

Offer 1 - Sign up with one of Employment Hero’s preferred super funds and you’ll receive the entire employment hero platform for free.

Offer 2 – Do you have more than 30 employees? Use the code MAXHERO to receive premium subscription at standard pricing. The premium subscription is usually $8 per employee, per month and you’ll receive this for only $5 per employee per month.

GIVE US A RATING & REVIEW    SUBSCRIBE  

To learn more about these deals simply follow the links in the episode description or visit our show notes page of episode 58 at maxumcorp.com.au/podcast.

Use the code MAXHERO when filling out the contact us form. You’ll be able to try the platform for free and talk with our dedicated Employment Hero customer service rep. in a no-pressure environment.

057 Transforming the HR Model - with Ben Thompson  

Ben Thompson went to school and university in Armidale, NSW where, he graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and Law Degree. After being admitted as a solicitor Ben spent several years working in the banking and finance industry in Sydney. He moved to London at the peak of the dot com boom and got to realise his true passion, combining business and technology to create innovative new companies.   Ben returned to Australia in 2002 to start an employment law firm beside his father’s HR consultancy business. Over the past 14 years Ben’s business has grown into an international group of companies that share a common goal, “To permanently improve the way employment is managed by making it easier and more rewarding.”    These companies include Employment Innovations, Power2Motivate, Global Reward Solutions, Keypay and Employment Hero. Ben has an adventurous spirit and has backpacked around much of Asia, Europe and South America. He has climbed Mont Blanc, several peaks in the Himalayas and even mountain biked down a volcano in Ecuador.   Give us a Rating & Review -  http://getpodcast.reviews/id/1112343560

055 The Challenges of Leadership - with Derrick Eells  

Derrick Eells is the co-founder and President of TenDot, a full-service meeting management and incentive house, planning, executing and streamlining the world’s best corporate meetings and reward travel programs.   TenDot is one of America's fastest growing privately held companies according to the In . 5000 2015 list. TenDot solutions have been shown to increase sales and employee retention while improving overall company performance. Derrick graduated from the University of San Diego with a BA in Spanish and certification in Not-for-Profit Leadership.   He worked as a Director for the world’s largest meeting management and incentive travel company. Following this experience, he returned to Lincoln, Nebraska to create TenDot. With his extensive knowledge of the world and cultures, Derrick possesses the tools to seamlessly integrate client’s goals with a uniquely designed program to fit their needs.   Derrick is also a keynote speaker, a member of the Entrepreneurship Organisation (EO), a founding member of Lincoln’s Young Professionals Group, and a volunteer with Junior Achievement and serves on the judicial nominating commission.

054 Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs - Golden Nugget Friday with Shelley Rogers  

Did you know In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 billion was raised by crowdfunding? This is a game changer for Entrepreneurs! 

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053 Bee-ing a Product Pioneer - with Stuart Anderson  

 

Flow Hive™ has established itself as a true Australian innovator, developing the most significant advance in beekeeping in over 150 years and running one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to date. Going from nothing to US$12.2 million in pre-orders in just a few weeks is a unique scenario, and one which inspired inventive solutions from Stuart and his son Cedar who experimented for over 10 years to develop the product.  

The pair, who knew barely anything about mass production or exporting, found themselves having to deal with the complexity of the US state by state Nexus system, VAT, duties and many pitfalls of international commerce.  

With manufacturing operations now in Oregon, Portland and Brisbane, Australia and deliveries on their way to more than 140 countries in every corner of the globe, Stuarts story of innovation in design and business, while not without its challenges, will inspire all.

052 Happy Employees Increase Productivity - Golden Nugget Friday  

This episode was inspired by my guest Jane Anderson from episode 051. Just think about that for a minute, are your staff your number one client? With out our staff our businesses can fall apart. They are ones the on the front line of the business and often the first point of contact for our customers and clients.   Happy staff are also more productive. A recent study by economists at the University of Warwick found that happiness led to a 12% spike in productivity, while unhappy workers proved 10% less productive.

051 JANE ANDERSON - THE PERSONAL BRANDING EXPERT  

Show Notes & Links   Jane Anderson is a personal branding expert, author & executive career coach and key note speaker with over 20 year’s experience. Jane is one of Australia’s leading thought leaders on Influence using personal branding and author of IMPACT: How to Build Your Personal Brand for the Connection Economy.   She is obsessed with helping people survive through the “noise” in business, in particular for service professionals, women, teams, leaders and executives. Jane’s clients include Virgin Australia, IKEA, Lego, Mercedes Benz, Cisco, Australian Medical Association and University of Australia.   Jane also host a Podcast called the “Brand You Show” and is a mentor on the Thought Leaders Business School, Australia’s leading program for experts in their industry.

050 Janine Allis- From the 'burbs to Bowie to Boost  

Janine Allis is an entrepreneur that needs little introduction. 

During a trip to the US in 1999, Janine noticed the juice and smoothie category was booming. And yet there was hardly a juice bar to be found in Australia. Janine returned to Australia and founded Boost which is now operating in 17 countries - more than any other juice bar in the world. Janine and her husband Jeff expanded their retail empire and acquired Salsas Fresh Mex Grill and CIBO Espresso, under the holding company Retail Zoo. There are over 7000 staff between the four businesses.

Janine’s success earned her a spot as a shark on Shark Tank Australia where aspiring entrepreneur contestants pitch their businesses to a panel of "shark" investors. 

An adventurer at heart, travelling the world as a young Aussie backpacker in the 80s, working from a camp counselor in San Francisco to a Stewardess of David Bowie’s yacht.

049 Babyology's Philosophy on Work/Life Balance - with Mandi Gunsberger  

Mandi is the Founder and Managing Editor of Babyology, Australia's largest digital media company for parents. With a social media following of almost one million Facebook fans, Babyology knows how to reach their audience of 20-45 year-old women. An entrepreneur who just happens to be a mum-of-three, Mandi launched the business alone in her living room nine years ago and now heads a team of almost 30, all of whom also happen to be mums working remotely from their own homes.

Babyology is now considered the online market leader in native editorial content for Australian parents and has many other areas of reach including events, subscription boxes and video content. 

Mandi is an expert on juggling work and family life and the pressures faced by working mums, the modern myth of having it all and the fine line that exists between maintaining a professional career and achieving job satisfaction while still finding flexibility to raise a family.

048 Top Tech Tips - Golden Nugget Friday  

This week's Golden Nugget Friday's episode we'll be discussing the top Tech tips from our 50 interviews!

047 Behind "The Urban List" - with Susannah George  

Susannah George is an experienced marketer and a fifth generation entrepreneur with a passion for fine food and design. Susannah founded “The Urban List” in 2011 and established one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most influential and fastest growing lifestyle platforms. “The Urban List” now attracts an audience of more than 2 million readers each month.

She has locations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast as well as Auckland. “The Urban List” introduces them to the top tier restaurants, retailers and brands in their local cities.

In 2015, Susannah was named “Woman of the Year” in the B&T Women in Media Awards, and won the digital category two consecutive years in a row. They were a finalist for the “Website of the Year” and “Editor of the Year” in published awards, and also Media Brand of the Year in the B&T Awards. And that’s not all, 2013 she named a finalist in the Lord Mayor’s Business Awards for Digital Strategy and Young Businessperson of the Year. Susannah was also listed among Queensland’s 50 Best and Brightest.

046 Top Recommended Books for Entrepreneurs - Golden Nugget Friday  

  Before I begin I would like to highlight our line-up for the month of October. We are celebrating successful Australian women who kick ass in business. Last week was Andrea Culligan who has grown 7 different businesses. Andrea shared her unique approach of working abroad as she pleases, focused on family, health, life experiences to further her entrepreneurial endeavours. Coming up next week is Susanna George from The Urban List one of my favourite interviews so check don’t miss it subscribe to Inspiring Greatness on iTunes or stitcher. Coming on episode 49 is Mandi Gunsberger (Babyology) who shares a story about juggling family and business and having to distract her kids with cheesalls to take a call from a corporate client. It was golden! Helping us celebrate Episode 50 is a Shark well a judge on shark tank here in Australia - Janine Allis talks about growing up in the suburbs in Melbourne to traveling the world landing a job on David Bowie’s yacht and lessons learned from growing Boost Juice the largest juice franchise in the world.

045 A Lobster Renaissance - with Andrea Culligan  

With 17 years in the entrepreneur business, Andrea Culligan has grown 7 different businesses. Her achievements earnt her the Young Businesswoman of the Year Award along with making it to the Fast 100 list.

With her unique approach of working abroad as she pleases, Culligan focuses on family, health, life experiences and the people around her to draw from and further her entrepreneurial endeavours.

044 Salesforce - Golden Nugget Friday  

This Golden Nugget Friday episode was inspired not only by this weeks guest Donovan Reese but also my guest from a few weeks ago Jeff Gayle. Both Donovan and Jeff recommended Salesforce and spoke about how this cloud based software has helped streamline their business functions and enhanced the sales processes.   Salesforce has become the worlds largest CRM Software company. It began with the vision of reinventing CRM, however the end result have evolved the way enterprise software is delivered and used in an unprecedented way.

043 The Growth Opportunity Catching Lightning in a Bottle - with Donovan Reese  

    Since 2009, Donovan has been the designated broker with Renters Warehouse Arizona, holding his broker's license from Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. Having rented more than $1 Billion worth of residential real estate and currently managing more than $200 million worth of property across the United States, Donovan is dedicated to continually improving the company's service offering and creating the best client experience in the industry. In fact, he was named one of Arizona Republic's "Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35" in 2012. Under his leadership, Renters Warehouse Arizona is one of the fastest growing companies in the country, making its debut at the 957th spot on the Inc. 5000 list this year.

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