67 episodes

The Business Over Breakfast Podcast is for Small Business owners wanting to grow their business. Two of Australia’s leading business minds, Bree James and Andrew Griffiths have teamed up to provide some early morning food for thought, designed to challenge conventional business thinking and to help business owners come out on top in every situation.

Business Over Breakfast includes thought provoking discussions, covering a broad and diverse range of business concepts.

Each episode is filled with practical tips, deep dives on a variety of topics, and a success story interview with an expert in their field.

Business Over Breakfast is the perfect mix of raw, real, and relevant information, all designed to challenge the way Small Business owners do business now and into the future.

The Business Over Breakfast Podcast Andrew Griffiths & Bree James

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    • 4.9, 26 Ratings

The Business Over Breakfast Podcast is for Small Business owners wanting to grow their business. Two of Australia’s leading business minds, Bree James and Andrew Griffiths have teamed up to provide some early morning food for thought, designed to challenge conventional business thinking and to help business owners come out on top in every situation.

Business Over Breakfast includes thought provoking discussions, covering a broad and diverse range of business concepts.

Each episode is filled with practical tips, deep dives on a variety of topics, and a success story interview with an expert in their field.

Business Over Breakfast is the perfect mix of raw, real, and relevant information, all designed to challenge the way Small Business owners do business now and into the future.

    Episode 65 - Could speaking to an audience be your businesses secret weapon to growth?

    Episode 65 - Could speaking to an audience be your businesses secret weapon to growth?

    We are all looking for ways to grow our businesses - and there are many options and choices. In this episode of the Business Over Breakfast Show we are taking a long hard look at the concept of getting out and speaking in front of an audience to spread your message.
     
    Now this show is part one of a two part series - in this episode we are going to convince you why you should be speaking, what the opportunities are, where to start, understanding that what you have figured out has value that others will see and so much more. In the next episode we dive into the “HOW” of speaking. 
     
    Clearly this is a big topic - and we could spend a year talking about it - so lets stop waffling here and get into why you need to be speaking to grow your business. 
    Important links:
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  



     

    • 36 min
    Episode 64 - Are you missing opportunities to sell more to your existing customers?

    Episode 64 - Are you missing opportunities to sell more to your existing customers?

    On the last episode of the Business Over Breakfast Show we spoke about the need to get ready for tougher economic conditions because in reality, there are two kinds of business, those that have had tough times and those that will have tough times. Learning how to survive tough times is so important and it’s not a skill  that is easily learned. There is another interesting angle to this and that is we need to ask ourselves if we are leaving money on the table, every single day of the week? Sometimes the best way to protect ourselves is to increase how much we sell. 


    What exactly do we mean by this? Are you losing sales or more specifically, are there products or services you could be  selling that you simply aren’t? This shows theme came about after Andrew noticed a very popular restaurant in Melbourne had opened a serving window at the back of the premises where people could swing by and grab a take away coffee and some simple treats - and it has a long line of people ready and very willing to buy. How much extra revenue did this business generate with not necessarily a whole lot of extra effort? 

     

    In this episode of the Business Over Breakfast show we dive a little deeper on this topic and try to help you identify ways that you could increase your businesses revenue by being smart about the products or services you introduce. And from our experience, pretty much every business is missing out on potential revenue. 

     

     
    Important links:
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  

    • 37 min
    Episode 63- How prepared are you for the tough financial times that are bound to happen?

    Episode 63- How prepared are you for the tough financial times that are bound to happen?

    We don’t think there is any doubt that times are getting tougher. All of the signs are pointing to changing economic conditions and that has ramifications for anyone in business. So what do we do? Throw our hands up in the air,  or stick our head into a hole, embrace denial or just panic and run around like Homer Simpson? 
     
    We think there is a better approach - and that is simply to get ready for tough times. The more prepared we get the more likely we are to survive and economic downturn. And believe us, there is a lot that we can do to be prepared. 
     
    In this episode of Business Over Breakfast, we look at the signs that tell us things are going to get fiscally challenging and most importantly, what are the steps we can take to do something about it right here, right now. Thinking we are helpless and unable to do anything is the first big mistake. This is an important episode for every small business owner. 
    Important links:
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  

    • 40 min
    Episode 62- The need to recharge

    Episode 62- The need to recharge

    We all know what it’s like when we start to feel a little fried in our business. Long hours, pressure and stress, an ever increasing “to do” list and before we know it, we can burn ourselves out. And this has some long term ramifications. 
    Understanding that burn out can impact any small business owner and what that could lead to, makes this a very important topic for discussing, especially as it feels like we are swimming against the tide on a daily basis. 
    In this episode we take a deep dive into the world of small business owner burnout, what causes it and what we call do about it. An important episode for every single small business owner on the planet. 
    Important links:
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  

    • 36 min
    Episode 61- The subscription economy

    Episode 61- The subscription economy

    Whether you know it or not, we’ve all become a part of the subscription economy and it’s important to understand just how significant this has become in recent years and why we need to be looking at ways to get our small business onboard.
    Every month we pay various subscription dues for everything from what we watch on television to our telephone service to various apps and platforms that we use in our business. We are very happy to pay little bits for a product or service every month, as opposed to large chunks. 
    This new payment and pricing model is appealing for many reasons - the big question is how can you use the subscription model in your business? In this episode we are offering our thoughts on the best way to embrace the subscription model in your small business. 
    Check out Subscribed by Tien Tzuo
     
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  

    • 30 min
    Episode 60 - The Hipster Apocalypse

    Episode 60 - The Hipster Apocalypse

    You may have noticed that there is a Hipster Revolution happening - and it’s certainly have a big impact on the business world. In fact we think Hipsters are fantastic for reinvigorating businesses and industries, just give them time to get to yours.

     

    So what exactly do Hipsters do that we can learn from? Why are they appearing in certain types of industries but not others? What exactly are  they bringing to the small business world? Lots of questions, lots of laughs - and more than a few learnings to be had. 

     

    In this episode of Business Over Breakfast we take a long hard look at the Hipster Revolution and try to make sense of it. This is a great episode, one we both loved recording. Grab a bowl of Corn Flakes and settle in for some tattoos and beards over breakfast. 

     

     
    Buy the Business Over Breakfast Vol 1 Book 
    Bree James Website
    PakMag Website 
    The PakMag Parents Podcast
    Andrew Griffiths Website 
    Authorville 
    Andrew’s weekly INC column 
    Andrew’s Flying Solo column  

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Melkdixon ,

Great business podcast

Always full of great tips, motivation and interesting stories on owning and running a successful business. Always enjoy the Bree and James business banter served to us over breakfast.

ShelleyBlitz ,

Relevant, funny and always helpful

Love to listen to Andrew & Bree share ideas and tips that help in my business. Every episode has a great new idea that I’ve been able to implement. Love that it’s real and authentic and the business ideas at the end are amazing!

evanfosterufg ,

A good find

Really enjoying the podcast, found the “transactions to experiences” to be right on point and timely. Have bought Vol 1 of the book and looking forward to digging in.

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