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Empowering Entrepreneurs | David Bartholomeusz
𝗢𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗽𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 ‘𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸’ 𝗣𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁:
We are joined David Bartholomeusz, the man with many successful solo and collaborative entrepreneurial successes across a 20-year career.
David digs deep into communication habits that have helped his successes over the years. He goes through many difficulties he had along the way, explaining the strategies he used to overcome them.
Key takeaways from this episode that you 𝗗𝗢𝗡’𝗧 𝗪𝗔𝗡𝗧 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦:
✅ How to use communication to your advantage
✅ How to monitor and set goals that are attainable
✅ Why communication skills are so important in today’s world
✅ How David’s grandfather’s encouragement inspired him
Stay tuned for more episodes of the Little Black Book coming soon.
Brothers in Business - Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela - Chaffey Bros Wine Co.
In Episode 28 of the Little Black Book, we're joined by Daniel Chaffey Hartwig and Theo Engela, owners and directors of Chaffey Bros Wine Co.
An innovative and new-age winery, Chaffey Bros source their grapes from individual parcels of low-yielding vineyards with old vines and complex soils in the Barossa and Eden Valley.
Daniel and Theo share how their bond as brothers in business, and brothers-in-law, has grown with their faith being a foundation pillar. They discuss creating a connection between their customers and their wines through storytelling.
Daniel also shares the need to shatter perceptions and establish credibility in the wine making space after previously broking bulk wines.
From the Ground Up – Andrew Downs – Sage Group
In Episode 27 of the Little Black Book, we speak with Andrew Downs, founder and executive director of Sage Group.
Andrew’s vision, leadership and passion underpins the success and culture of the entire organisation, growing it from a backyard business to a group employing over 600 people.
Andrew speaks about his lifelong journey of learning and how that influences much of the growth initiatives for the business. He also discusses how he has used the shared values of the business to build an aligned team of executives, team members and advisors.
He details the ups and downs of the business, including nearly losing the company during the GFC and how a clear plan provided comfort to external bankers providing support.
A Beacon of Creativity – Nick Dunstone – The Light Cultural Foundation
In Episode 26 of the Little Black Book, we catch up with lawyer and corporate restructure professional Nick Dunstone. We hear how Nick and his partner have built not-for-profit organisation "Light Cultural Foundation" as a beacon of creativity for the Adelaide arts community.
Located with an innovative performance space, restaurant and bar, the Light Cultural Foundation exists to pave the way for emerging creatives.
Nick shares his insights into group dynamics, the importance of an operations team so he can focus on the big picture, and his philosophy of charitable giving to those less fortunate than him.
Nick also shares how his love of The Life of Brian and Lord of the Flies contributes to his business approach.
The Change Agent – Anna Fisher – Zonte's Footstep Wines
In Episode 25 of the Little Black Book, we talk to co-owner and Director of Zonte's Footstep Wines, Anna Fisher.
Anna shares her journey from business manager to business owner and how as a skilled change agent she manages operational improvements, risk management, systems integration and culture re-engineering.
Not conforming to traditional constraints or rules, Anna has a business ethic of continuous learning, fun, dependability, authenticity and living as a free spirit.
The Collaborator – Rose Cocchiaro – Resolve Divorce
In Episode 24 of the Little Black Book we're joined by Rose Cocchiaro, founder and managing director of Resolve Divorce. Rose founded the business to right the wrongs she'd witnessed from years of litigation, providing a resolution focused approach to divorce. Rose and Resolve Divorce have been celebrated through various awards for their innovative and consumer-centric approach.
Rose talks about how growing up in a family of doctors taught her the importance of hard work and established a desire to help others. She discusses being challenged by the traditional legal models, creating the desire to establish Resolve Divorce, and the importance of branding, finding your niche and referral relationships.