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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.

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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.

    Episode 4: Roger & Lesley Gillespie of Bakers Delight

    Episode 4: Roger & Lesley Gillespie of Bakers Delight

    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.

    • 27 min
    Episode 3: Chris Aylward of APN Property Group

    Episode 3: Chris Aylward of APN Property Group

    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.

    • 25 min
    Episode 2: Dr Sam Prince of Zambrero

    Episode 2: Dr Sam Prince of Zambrero

     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 you can overlook its presence and enjoy the conversation.)

    • 33 min
    Episode 1: Steve Baxter of Channel 10's Shark Tank

    Episode 1: Steve Baxter of Channel 10's Shark Tank

    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.

    • 26 min
    Welcome To Tell Us Your Story

    Welcome To Tell Us Your Story

    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.

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