253 episodes

Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.
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    • 4.6 • 95 Ratings

Think business is boring? This podcast proves it's anything but. Join Simon Pound as he talks to everyone from accidental entrepreneurs to industry leaders about their business journeys and what propelled them to where they are today. Made in partnership with Spark Lab.
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    The new apprenticeship for NZ business people

    The new apprenticeship for NZ business people

    Apprenticeships are common in the trades, but how about one that helps people in companies learn how business works, all whilst developing their soft and hard skills? Rob Woolner, MD at Autex, saw this gap and has created the Business Apprenticeship. Hear about the journey, the need, and how it works as he joins Simon on the pod.
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    • 36 min
    Meet Vince, NZ’s meat-free vegetable mince

    Meet Vince, NZ’s meat-free vegetable mince

    After conquering the far North's cafe scene in ownership, Debbie and Nigel Stowe started to notice a vital gap in local plant-based options. From that gap, Vince was born. Becoming Northland’s finest multi award winning alternative mince makers, hear their business, health, family and product journey to creating unique veg-packed meat alternatives people (including Simon) are loving!
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    • 52 min
    Going Global: With Kami co-founder Alliv Samson

    Going Global: With Kami co-founder Alliv Samson

    As the co-founder and COO of Kami, Alliv Samson is helping build the future of online education. She joins Brianne and Simon to talk about creating one of the fastest-growing EdTech companies in the world, and taking it global.
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    • 41 min
    Yu Mei is a luxury brand where everyone is welcome

    Yu Mei is a luxury brand where everyone is welcome

    While many high end brands pride themselves on sole exclusivity, luxury leather goods company Yu Mei is more interested in establishing a welcoming community. Yu Mei founder, Jessie Wong, joins Simon Pound to talk about building a premium brand that values function equally with form to ensure its products are always on trend (and therefore a more accessible fashion investment).
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    • 44 min
    How Girls Get Off got going

    How Girls Get Off got going

    Female pleasure has always been a taboo topic, but Girls Get Off are on a mission to change that. Co-founder Viv Conway joins Simon to chat GGO's place within the wellness world, building a feedback loop between business and culture and what's coming next.
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    • 33 min
    Going Global: With SYSCA CEO Lucy Blakiston

    Going Global: With SYSCA CEO Lucy Blakiston

    Lucy Blakiston is an unlikely exporter – she’s not sending physical products overseas, but her brand is undeniably international. As the co-founder and CEO of Shit You Should Care About (SYSCA), which has amassed 3.6 million social media followers, Lucy brings new meaning to the term global news, digesting the biggest stories in the world and giving them context relevant to their young audience. She joins Simon and Brianne to talk how it all came to be.
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

Laty Ham ,

<3

Simon does such a great job of serving us insights into some great NZ brands and companies.

Annie Auckland ,

David Bell business advisor

Really loved Bell’s energy and a success story of a kiwi making it big, after working incredibly hard, in the USA. It’s very motivating 👍🏻

scotto2020 ,

Great podcast

Awesome interviews with fascinating people!
Good on you Simon for overcoming the Covid limitations and continuing to deliver this excellent podcast. Kia Kaha!

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