224 episodes

Our weekly 30 minute podcast helps you, a small business owner with 5 to 30 team members, take your company to the next level. The Grow A Small Business community, weekly cast, blog and leadership email supports leaders get through the pain of growth.

With insights, lessons learned, books and tools as well as habits these experienced small business owners suggest you develop, our interviews unearth tremendous value for anyone wanting to grow their business with less stress.

Grow A Small Business Podcast Troy Trewin

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 60 Ratings

Our weekly 30 minute podcast helps you, a small business owner with 5 to 30 team members, take your company to the next level. The Grow A Small Business community, weekly cast, blog and leadership email supports leaders get through the pain of growth.

With insights, lessons learned, books and tools as well as habits these experienced small business owners suggest you develop, our interviews unearth tremendous value for anyone wanting to grow their business with less stress.

    224: From being a Medical Doctor, now a CEO and Co-founder of a revolutionary new software to help entrepreneurs work effectively. Became an 8-figure business serving 31 countries with over 130 FTEs. (Rob Rawson)

    224: From being a Medical Doctor, now a CEO and Co-founder of a revolutionary new software to help entrepreneurs work effectively. Became an 8-figure business serving 31 countries with over 130 FTEs. (Rob Rawson)

    In this episode, I interview Rob Rawson, the Owner, and Co-founder of Time Doctor based in Sydney, Australia. Rob set up his own business to help entrepreneurs to be on track, attend, and understand what's going on with their team by working remotely.
    From being a Medical Doctor, Rob has decided to pursue his passion in entrepreneurship.  Time Doctor was established in 2012 and has been running for over 10 years. Became an  8-figure business with over 130 FTEs in 31 countries.
    Rob has said that growing a small business requires having the right mindset and comfort with your workspace to help you work effectively. So he says, “Have the right thinking and structure around how to do your task.” 
    This Cast Covers:
    Understanding the productivity and comfort of working remotely. Track, attend, and understand what's going on with your team by working remotely.  Sharing his experience in creating a team in the Philippines. With digital marketing agencies and a few others using it as well. Making offshore teams and outsourcing company as the top niche. From being a doctor to an entrepreneur. Interview top leaders in remote work through his book called “Running Remote.” Became an 8-figure business with over 130 FTEs in 31 countries. Sharing the effective strategy of SEO for a fast-growing business. Member of EO (Entrepreneurs Organization). Additional Resources:
    Time Doctor Getting Things Done by David Allen Scaling Up by Verne Harnish ________________________________________________________________________________
    Quotes:
    “Be passionate about the subject.” —Rob Rawson
    “Companies need to obtain the right mindset and structure on how to do their tasks.” —Rob Rawson
    “Success is having a great business and everything else in other areas of life.” —Rob Rawson
    “Focus on getting the right team in place.” —Rob Rawson
    “If you end up doing all the other stuff, you’ll never actually grow your business.” —Rob Rawson
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 27 min
    223: With over 14 years of experience in various businesses, now a Founder, & CEO of an Award-Winning Corporate Podcast Agency across 9 countries. Helping leaders to get booked & speak on other people's podcasts with over 3 FTEs. (Graham Brown)

    223: With over 14 years of experience in various businesses, now a Founder, & CEO of an Award-Winning Corporate Podcast Agency across 9 countries. Helping leaders to get booked & speak on other people's podcasts with over 3 FTEs. (Graham Brown)

    In this episode, I interview Graham Brown, the Founder, and CEO of Pikkal & Co based in Singapore. Graham has set up his own Podcast Agency and Podcast Guesting Agency to help business leaders communicate authentically and tell better stories through enterprise podcasts.
    With over 14 years of experience in the business industry, Graham decided to create a different mindset of niche to pursue a consistent and predictable business. Pikkal & Co was established in 2018 and has been running for over 4 years. Became an Award-Winning Corporate Podcast Agency with over 3 FTEs.
    Graham has said that growing a small business requires consistency and predictability to reduce uncertainty as a founder. So he says, “Build consistency and predictability in your business because your goal as a business founder is to reduce uncertainty.”
    This Cast Covers:
    Started as a podcast agency and is now also a podcast guesting agency. Help taught leaders to get booked and speak on other people's podcasts. Two different effective businesses that run under the same house. Focus purely on corporate. Giving a different mindset of niche that provides a very stable revenue stream. Started setting up a podcast studio without having a clue how to make money out of it. Sharing the stages of success in growing a small business. Learning the importance of building certainty in your business. Helping entrepreneurs build consistency and predictability. Develop the habit of knowing your numbers and fighting as well to get the numbers. Additional Resources:
    Pikkal & Co Stephen Covey Seth Godin ———————————
    Quotes:
    “Niche can also require a different mindset.” —Graham Brown
    “Success is playing the game.” —Graham Brown
    “Fast growth meant less profitability.” —Graham Brown
    “The enjoyment is finishing and doing it, and knowing that you can do it.” —Graham Brown
    “We have to challenge ourselves.” —Graham Brown
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 57 min
    222: From founding the 1st South African smartphone brand, now Director of Product of a software engineering & design studio to help companies achieve their visions, solve problems, and unlock value through pixels & code w/ over 14 FTEs. (David Lindeque

    222: From founding the 1st South African smartphone brand, now Director of Product of a software engineering & design studio to help companies achieve their visions, solve problems, and unlock value through pixels & code w/ over 14 FTEs. (David Lindeque

    In this episode, I interview David Lindeque, the Director of Product at Orbit Partners based in Los Angeles, U.S.A. Orbit helps companies achieve their visions and solve problems, unlocking value through pixels and code. The company has an impressive roster of clients, including Walmart, Clutter, and various other leading firms. 
    From managing his first business, the First South African smartphone brand while in University, David decided to build a new business to pursue new opportunities. Orbit Partners was established in 2018 and has been running for over 4 years with 14 FTEs. 
    David has said that growing a small business requires self-belief and confidence to reach for bigger clients and communicate with people. So he says, “As you knock out projects and you do more work, you will unlock confidence in yourself.”
    This Cast Covers:
    Software engineering and design studio based in Santa Monica. Working with companies across various industries Unlock value through pixels and code. Full-stack engineering and specialist design. The company that has ownership. Constant reinvestment of project profits. Developing new products and assisting teams in reaching their full potential. Sharing the benefits of self-belief in improving your work performance. Managing the general outreach without sales and marketing roles. Learn the importance of rapid communication in growing a small business. Additional Resource:
    Orbit Partners Hooked by Nir Eyal  ——————————
    Quotes: 
    “Success is being happy within yourself.” —David Lindeque
    “As you knock out projects and do more work, you unlock confidence in yourself.” —David Lindeque
    “Engaging case studies are important.” —David Lindeque
    “Be a good listener to everyone.” —David Lindeque
    “Have therapy at times.” —David Lindeque
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 25 min
    221: With over 25 years of experience in business consultancy, now a Managing Partner of a consulting company. Growing his business into a global bid, pitch consulting & sales training, leading win rates of over 70% with 14 contractors. (Bob Wiesner)

    221: With over 25 years of experience in business consultancy, now a Managing Partner of a consulting company. Growing his business into a global bid, pitch consulting & sales training, leading win rates of over 70% with 14 contractors. (Bob Wiesner)

    In this episode, I interview Bob Wiesner, the Managing Partner of The Artemis Partnership based in New Jersey, United States. Bob has set up his consulting company to help entrepreneurs improve their new business win rates and accelerate organic growth.
    With over 25 years of experience as a business consultant, Bob decided to create his own company and help others through his knowledge and experiences. The Artemis Partnership was established in 2019 and has been running for over 3 years. Became a global bid, pitch consulting, and sales training to enable professionals to drive sector-leading win rates of over 70% with 14 contractors.
    Bob has said that growing a small business requires focus and self-discipline to accomplish the tasks on time and excel. So he says, “As a small business owner, focus on the discipline around knowing what you should be doing and knowing what you should not be doing. Not confusing the two and sticking with the important stuff.”
    This Cast Covers:
    A consulting company that works with professional services firms. Helping entrepreneurs win more new business. Clients from primarily advertising agencies, architectural design firms, law firms, audit, accounting firms, management consultancies, etc. Successful in helping entrepreneurs win up to 75% of their bids, double or triple their prior win rates. Shared his best practices experience and overcoming business obstacles through his book called “Winning is Better.” Handling clients both in terms of size and in terms of concurrency. Sharing the advantage of self-funding. Learning how to handle work-life balance through creating and seriously following schedules. Worked for 18 years in Advertising.  Providing tips on how to carefully add people to the business. Additional Resources:
    Artemis Partnership Winning is Better by Bob Wiesner Mindset by Carol Dweck ———————————
    Quotes:
    “Success is recognizing the success of the clients.” —Bob Wiesner
    “You have to focus on what you do well.” —Bob Wiesner
    “Create more awareness about the existence of the problem that we solve.” —Bob Wiesner
    “Be very careful who you bring on board.” —Bob Wiesner
    “You need to meet somebody who believes that there’s value to them in meeting you.” —Bob Wiesner
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 38 min
    220: From working as a Product Manager at Microsoft, now a Co-Founder and CEO of an AI assistant company. Growing his business into a global startup based in 11 countries across 41 cities with over 100 FTEs. (Krish Ramineni)

    220: From working as a Product Manager at Microsoft, now a Co-Founder and CEO of an AI assistant company. Growing his business into a global startup based in 11 countries across 41 cities with over 100 FTEs. (Krish Ramineni)

    In this episode, I interview Krish Ramineni, Co-founder and CEO of Fireflies.ai based in San Francisco, United States. Krish set up his business to help people facilitate their work.
    From working as a Product Manager at Microsoft, Krish decided to leave and pursue bigger opportunities. Fireflies.ai was established in 2016 and has been running for over 6 years. Became a global startup based in 11 countries across 41 cities with over 100 FTEs.
    Krish has said that growing a small business requires knowledge and consistency and he thinks it’s one of the hardest things in growing a small business. However, he also said that being consistent can help maintain and improve the quality of your service. So he says, “It's not just about being smart. It's about showing up.”
    This Cast Covers:
    An AI assistant that helps people take notes, transcribe meetings, search back, and remember conversations. Participates in different video conferencing platforms, like Zoom, Google meet, Skype, and WebEx. Branching out as a whole suite platform. Helping entrepreneurs to focus on the conversation of the meetings. Dedicated to being a product-first product lead company. From attending 100 meetings weekly, now into 10s of millions of meetings. Learning how to do advertising without the need to do marketing on it. Sharing the benefits of hiring knowledgeable people. Teaching on how to enable your teammates to do well. Learning how to be progressive in business through focusing on quality over quantity. Additional Resources:
    Fireflies.ai High Output Management by Andrew Grove ———————————
    Quotes:
    “Success is always an evolving metric.” —Krish Ramineni
    “Your expectations and projections may not always pan out the way you want them to.” —Krish Ramineni
    “There are times when you have to push and times when you have to pull back and let people solve things.” —Krish Ramineni
    “Be continuously customer-centric.” —Krish Ramineni
    “Bring on people that are aligned with a vision that is taking the chance.” —Krish Ramineni
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 41 min
    219: With over 10 years of successful experience in business, now helping entrepreneurs generate more leads and sales online. Became a progressive company having experience and expertise with over 1 billion revenue and 100 members. (Shiv Gupta)

    219: With over 10 years of successful experience in business, now helping entrepreneurs generate more leads and sales online. Became a progressive company having experience and expertise with over 1 billion revenue and 100 members. (Shiv Gupta)

    In this episode, I interview Shiv Gupta, Founder and SEO Specialist of Incrementors based in Delhi, India. Shiv has set up his own Digital Marketing Business to help entrepreneurs generate more leads and sales online. 
    With over 10 years of successful experience in the business industry, Jaime decided to share his knowledge and experience to help other companies increase their potential. Incrementors was established in 2010 and has been running for over 12 years. Became a progressive company with over 100 members.
    Shiv has said that growing a small business requires consistency and endurance which is not easy but can be cultivated. So he says, “Entrepreneurs need to be consistent and never stop in the middle.” 
    This Cast Covers:
    Helping clients in generating more leads and sales online. Provides search engine optimization, pay-per-click, email automation, and more. A digital marketing agency that works with service-based industries. Provides SEO services. From having 3 team members, now a team size of 100 people. Learning how to achieve your goals by starting from small beginnings. Teaching on how to get a wider audience and clients by providing practical solutions through social media platforms. Learning how to achieve and maintain a high rating at NPS consistently. Sharing the power of confidence to gain regular clients. Teaching how to cultivate evidence-based on hiring. Additional Resources:
    Incrementors Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street Good to Great by Jim Collins  ———————————
    Quotes:
    “Sit down, think properly and craft your message.” —Shiv Gupta
    “If you’re selling to everybody, that means you’re selling to nobody.” —Shiv Gupta
    “You cannot just run after marketing and sales with no patience.” —Shiv Gupta
    “Once you take care of your clients, everything else follows.” —Shiv Gupta
    “Hire people who are smarter than you.” —Shiv Gupta
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    Music from https://filmmusic.io “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod https://incompetech.com. License: CC by http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

Moira Buchanan ,

It’s hard not to get hooked.

“Grow a Small Business,” podcasts are a must for everyone - not just those in small business, but also for those in the government and corporate worlds who need to perform as though they are in a competitive market. Troy Trewin asks the poignant questions of key entrepreneurs to highlight how they got to where they are, some of the pitfalls, learnings and highs of business. Most of all, Troy keeps it interesting and engaging. It’s hard not to get hooked…

Scott Brennan 123 ,

Excellent Podcast

I really find Troy’s podcasts so interesting. The way they are structured and the questions he asks his guests are a great way to get a genuine insight of the pain points and things they would have done differently.

It’s good to listen to others who have taken the same pathway in life, it’s reassuring and inspiring to listen to Troy’s guests speak.

I listen to these podcasts daily and I highly recommend anyone who has a small business to listen too!

Great work Troy.

AimForTheTop ,

Podcast Gold

These podcasts are gold, the consistency in the interview provides valuable information across any business from every angle. The diversity of businesses interviewed really gets you thinking of things that you normally wouldn’t, could do better or confirmation of what you’re doing right. Awesome podcast, amazing knowledge and take away’s, well done!!!

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