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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader.

Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

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The My Business Podcast is Australia’s leading podcast for anyone who owns and operates their own business. Each week, we speak with real-life business owners about their successes and struggles, finances and fears, as well as what inspires them and how they continue to make ends meet. Raw, honest and unscripted, the My Business Podcast is the ultimate source of inspiring stories and practical advice for every business leader.

Recognised as a trusted advisor to SME owners for 24 years, My Business provides innovative business strategies, practical tips and expert advice that Australia’s two million SME owners can use in their day-to-day operations.

    Helping businesses meet their sustainability goals

    Helping businesses meet their sustainability goals

    Sisters Frances Atkins and Naomi Vowels founded technology platform givvable just eight months ago as a means to help companies find, source and track the impacts of any sustainable, circular or social spending they do.
    Frances joins host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic in this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast to share how the idea for the business came about, what it's been like navigating COVID-19 as a brand-new startup, and why it's important for SMEs and corporations to source local and sustainable products.
    She also talks about her experience winning the inaugural Xccelerate2020 venture program, her plans for growing givvable over the coming months, and her advice to other entrepreneurs who want to found a startup.

    • 23 min
    How COVID-19 took this SME from struggle to success

    How COVID-19 took this SME from struggle to success

    At the onset of the pandemic just a few months ago, lockdowns in China meant that Melbourne-based company FloatPac Group was in serious trouble.
    In this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic is joined by FloatPac Group's CEO, Gavin Hodgins, to share the inspiring story of how he managed to pivot the 40-year-old company's product offering by manufacturing face masks. This new product not only saved FloatPac from going under, but also provided a critical service to the community at large.
    Gavin details what measures his business is taking to stop the spread, explains how effective government support measures have been, and shares a message to other business owners experiencing a tough time at the moment.

    • 25 min
    The role of the IGTO in the tax system

    The role of the IGTO in the tax system

    The Inspector-General of Taxation and Taxation Ombudsman (IGTO) provides an important, free service to assist taxpayers with complaints and concerns around the ATO and the TPB.
    In this special episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, the editor of Accountants Daily, Jotham Lian, is joined by the Inspector-General of Taxation, Karen Payne, to outline the role of her office in the broader tax system, new stats around taxation complaints over the last few months, and the process of escalating tax administration concerns.
    Karen explains why she endorses the simplification of the taxation of deceased estates, the key recommendations out of the Senate Economics Legislation Committee's inquiry, and the IGTO's plans for the coming financial year.

    • 21 min
    Business planning 101: From tax time 2020 to ATO’s JobKeeper compliance approach

    Business planning 101: From tax time 2020 to ATO’s JobKeeper compliance approach

    The coronavirus crisis has stacked burden after burden on already exhausted business owners, but now they're faced with more uncertainty in the shape of tax time 2020 and the ATO's presumably firm compliance approach.
    In this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, the Institute of Public Accountants' general manager of technical policy, Tony Greco, joins host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic to discuss a broad range of issues weighing heavily on the minds of small and medium-business owners.
    From tax time 2020 and the considerations for recipients of stimulus measures to the ATO's compliance approach and the possible JobKeeper extension, tune in for an expert's view on these key issues and more.

    • 39 min
    Making fashion inclusive and accessible for all abilities

    Making fashion inclusive and accessible for all abilities

    Historically, fashion options for the ageing and differently abled population have lacked style, trendiness and sophistication. Just six months ago, Matthew Skerritt established his adaptive clothing business EveryHuman with the goal of breaking down that stigma.
    In this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, Matthew joins host Maja Garaca Djurdjevic to share why he decided to move from accounting into business ownership, what motivated him to enter the adaptive space, and how he has been getting the word out about his brand.
    Matthew also explains how he has been navigating his new business through the global pandemic, the importance of surrounding oneself with other business owners, and his plans for expansion over the next six months.

    • 19 min
    How an elegant bathroom footrest became a worldwide phenomenon

    How an elegant bathroom footrest became a worldwide phenomenon

    Meet the two Aussie women who went from zero to global in just six months with a very interesting and unique product.
    In this episode of the MyBusiness Podcast, our editor Maja Garaca Djurdjevic speaks to Zhenya Gerson and Jacqueline Weiley, the owners of PROPPR - an Australian-made and designed luxury foot stool that has taken the world, and Gwyneth Paltrow, by storm.
    Tune in to hear how these women took a frail business, capitalised on its uniqueness and the very important issue of gut health, and turned it into a global success, winning a Good Design Award for innovation in the process.
    Full of passion and energy, Zhenya and Jacqueline talk about the ins and outs of running a business, the importance of celebrating small victories, the impacts of COVID on business, and more.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Mr Morowong ,

Mr Morowong

Have been listening to this podcast since it launched..I think about 4 years ago..anyway, I’m still listening as it gives me great insights into how I can be more successful in all aspects of running and growing my business.

Gibbo286 ,

Just recently taken the leap, shivers on first episode!

Few things said in the first podcast hit home, been thinking for the last few weeks that major clients work could dry up leaving us out in the open, then it happened. Been working on marketing again as we speak, great first episode and I believe I’ll listen through!

Muddy0414417 ,

Upbeat and interesting.

Thanks my business. Like the real life stories. Keep them coming.

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