9 episodes

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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    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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 8: Greg Rosshandler of Finewrap

    Episode 8: Greg Rosshandler of Finewrap

    Can we still make things in Australia? Cian asks this question of Greg Rosshandler, the founder of Finewrap. Discover Greg's journey that started in 1967 with a bag making machine for women's hosiery, and expanded to manufacturing facilities across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and Georgia in the United States.


    This special episode is available on video as well. Watch here.

    • 32 min
    Episode 7: Jim Penman of Jim's Mowing

    Episode 7: Jim Penman of Jim's Mowing

    Familiar with Jim's Mowing? Listen to how Jim Penman started out with a mower and $24, and turned them into a series of franchise home-service businesses. Find out how his willingness to be self-critical after making mistakes has impacted his success.

    • 32 min
    Episode 6: Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck of Lvly

    Episode 6: Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck of Lvly

    In this episode, Cian Hussey meets with young Mums, Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck, to learn how they built Lvly, an online national gift delivery service. Crucially, we discover how Hannah and Verity converted the limitations of COVID-19 into an opportunity for tremendous growth for their business.

    • 28 min
    Episode 5: Martin Michael of Funk Cider

    Episode 5: Martin Michael of Funk Cider

    Cian Hussey speaks to Martin Michael, founder of the Perth-based craft beer brand Funk Cider. A young entrepreneur, Martin shares the secrets of Funk Cider's success, and passes on tips to other young Australians on how to start your own business.

    • 18 min
    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

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