Join Jane Lu, Founder & CEO of the global fashion brand Showpo, as she chats with the amazing entrepreneurs behind some of the most iconic brands we all know and love. This podcast will cover all things business, mindset, personal development while taking you on a journey to become your best self.
#21 Flora & Fauna: How Julie Mathers Bootstrapped Her Way to Owning 3x 8-Figure Businesses
Julie Mathers is the incredible founder behind the vegan and eco retailer Flora and Fauna. Driven by their purpose and values, everything Flora and Fauna stocks is vegan and cruelty-free and everything in their range is selected based on ethics and environmental impact.
Completely bootstrapped, Julie grew Flora and Fauna to $20 million dollars a year in sales. Until 2021, when Julie sold Flora and Fauna for $30 million dollars, and then went on to acquire the cult baby brand Snuggle Hunny, an 8-figure business that is experiencing really fast growth.
But then, and hold on to your socks cos this blows my mind, Julie has not only recently actually bought Flora and Fauna back, but has also bought one of their previous competitors Nourish Life.
She literally now owns 3x 8-figure businesses!!
Can’t wait to dive into how it all happened - alright, let’s get into it!
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#20 Anytime Fitness: How Jacinta McDonell Built Australia's #1 Gym Chain That Makes Over $330 Million a Year
Hey poddy fam! Today I’m chatting to Jacinta McDonell who made her mark in the business world when she brought the highly successful US franchise, Anytime Fitness, into Australia in 2008. At that time, the 24/7 gym model was unheard of in Australia, but Jacinta and her brother grew Anytime Fitness to become Australia's number one health club chain - opening over 425 locations nationally and achieving an annual network revenue of over $330 million before exiting in 2017. It was super interesting to learn more about the franchise model and about how she successfully scaled up to so many locations so quickly.
Fast forward to today - Jacinta is now a national board member for the Hunger Project, as well as sitting on advisory boards for other businesses and has recently started a new business Brave Spaces which supports others on their journeys of self-discovery, particularly through times of change.
Alright, let’s get into it!
#19 Modibodi: How Kristy Chong Created a Revolutionary Product and Sold That Business for $140 Million
Hey poddy fam! Today I got to sit down and chat with Kristy Chong, founder of Modibodi. She saw the need to an alternative to disposable and uncomfortable solutions for periods and incontinence, so set out to create an entirely new solution and revolutionised the category by launching leak-proof underwear.
Since then, that one pair has since grown into a whole new category of sustainable, reusable absorbent apparel.
Modibodi sales grew from 500K in 2016 to $58M in sales by end 2021 and in 2022, Kristy sold Modibodi to a Swedish company for... wait for it... $140 million dollars! And since then, has shifted her focus to investing in women-led businesses and philanthropy. Kristy is an amazing woman, on an incredible mission. Alright, let's get into it!
#18 Monthly Q&A: Your Most Asked Questions Answered!
In this special monthly episode, we're diving headfirst into a lively Q&A session with yours truly. Thanks to our amazing podcast community we have even more insightful questions, and today, we're pulling back the curtain to address the topics that matter most to you. From navigating growing pains in your business, hiring the right people for the right roles & making sure your social presence has as much impact as possible... we'll cover it all and then some. So, grab a cozy seat, your favourite beverage, and join us by the virtual fireside as we embark on this candid and casual episode. It's time to dive deep, share laughs as I share my insights as a fellow entrepreneur who's been through it all. Don't miss out on the chance to have your burning questions answered and gain valuable insights to fuel your entrepreneurial journey. It's time to make your dreams a reality!
#17 King Kong: How Sabri Suby Started With $50 and Built an Agency That Has Generated $7.8 Billion in Sales
Hey poddy fam, I have a very special guest for you today! It's none other but one of my fellow Shark, Sabri Suby. And yes, in case you missed it, the first episode of our Shark Tank Australia is airing tonight at 7:30.
So Sabri is the founder of King Kong, Australia’s fastest-growing full-service digital marketing agency, author of the interational best seller Sell Like Crazy and you probably have definitely have seen Sabri via one of their Facebook ads (yes that's him walking the walk).
Sabri launched his business, King Kong, in 2014 as a $50 venture from his bedroom in Australia’s Byron Bay. The business is now valued at $72m! Sabri successfully carved out a niche in a very fragmented and crowded industry by guaranteeing results via a unique return on investment "or he doesn't get paid" model King Kong has over 200,000+ customers in 136 different countries. They have generated over $7.8 billion in sales for their customers and has taught more than 400,000 people through its seminars, content, and training sessions.
Sabri's one of the most focused people I know, he seriously knows his shit and I've already learnt so much from him in the tank and in this episode, so let's get right into it!
#16 Thankyou: How Daniel Flynn Created a Social Enterprise and Movement That Has Given Back $18 Million to End Extreme Poverty
Hey poddy fam! Today I have a very special episode with Daniel Flynn, one of the visionary founders behind Thankyou.
Prepare to be inspired as we uncover the story and mission behind Thankyou and we go right back to the very beginning to 2008 where Daniel, Justine and Jarryd founded Thankyou to help bridge the gap between extreme poverty and extreme consumerism. It's a brand you would see in Coles, Woolies and even 7/11 that has given over $18.1M back to those who are in need. This isn't any regular business though, the Thankyou Group is 100% owned by the Thankyou Charitable Trust which distributes funds to their impactful change makers. Just like every episode, Daniel talks us through the highs and lows of his journey to success. What started as a "simple" water bottle, grew into an array of products designed for multi use - to put an end to over consumption and be kinder to humans and the environment! This is definitely one for the books, let's get into it!
Jane Lu is Amazing!
Jane Lu is so fun and relatable. I love listening to her Podcasts.
Great guests with fabulous stories but the host has frequently cuts the people she’s interviewing off & speaks about herself, not always in an entirely in a relatable way. Less interjections would make this a repeat listen.
You’re NEW Smart Friends!
I now get a note book out, because the value is so high super egagaing, TLC is a playbook at every level of business. I often forget to write things down as I feel like I’m just in the room with my new smart friends …so have to listen again to take notes! So valuable and entertaining, it’s what you’ve been missing. Listen! Learn! And enjoy the ride 💪🏼❤️🔥