Our weekly 30 minute podcast helps you, a small business owner with 5 to 30 team members, take your company to the next level. The Grow A Small Business community, weekly cast, blog and leadership email supports leaders get through the pain of growth.
With insights, lessons learned, books and tools as well as habits these experienced small business owners suggest you develop, our interviews unearth tremendous value for anyone wanting to grow their business with less stress.
040: Youngest franchisor in Australia at age 27, got to 35 franchisees and sold out after 13 years. Started 6 businesses, travelled the world with the family, started an online business which did $1m in its first 16 months at 65% profit (Tina Tower)
In this episode, I interview Tina Tower, an Australian businesswoman, entrepreneur, author, world traveler, and high-performance business consultant, about how she became Australia’s youngest female franchisor, started 6 businesses, traveled the world, and built a million dollar online business.
039: With 45% of female small business owners NOT contributing to their own superannuation she has a mission to change this. In 2005 left a corporate career to coach female owners, a big focus on pricing and overall healthy numbers (Ingrid Thompson)
In this episode, I interview Ingrid Thompson, the Founder of Healthy Numbers, about how she left the corporate world to build Healthy Numbers, a successful training, coaching, and consulting business for female entrepreneurs
038: In 2003 went 5 years as the founder and 1 FTE, peaked at 40 in 2011 due to a downturn in coal dropped to 12 and now has 32 FTE providing environmental consult. Invested a lot in a great team and culture (Patrice Brown)
In this episode, I interview Patrice Brown, the Founder, and CEO of CQG Consulting, to share her inspiring entrepreneurial journey and how she started her company with only one employee (herself) for 5 years and grew it to the current 32 full-time employees and stable annual revenues from a successful consulting business model
037: Aged 27 in 2014 skipped an MBA to get experience from her own business - empowering local food & beverage companies. Went from 1 to a team of 4, 50% growth p.a. over the 6 years and funded mostly from profits (Kim Bryden)
In this episode, I interview Kim Bryden, the CEO and Founder of Cureate, about how she started the social enterprise to empower the food and beverage supply industry in Washington, DC and beyond, and how she grew it from 1 full-time employee to the current 4 while sustaining a 50% annual growth
036: In 1966 started in a servo, bought a truck, built a fuel distribution business, poor exit with business partner, with new partner grew defunct distributor from 1 to 30 FTE, $0 to $80m sales & 100m litres pa 2001 sold for 5x profit (John Trewin)
In this episode, I interview John Trewin, the previous co-owner of Advanced Petroleum, about how he grew the business from 1 full-time employee to 30, and 0 sales to $80 Million in annual sales from selling 100 million litres a year within just the first 8 years.
035: Invented a world-leading shoe for horses, sells in Europe, USA, Canada, NZ, and Australia through 500+ stockists. Growing the team from 2 to 11 FTE since starting in 2015. With only 5 competitors, sales have grown 25%-125% p.a. (Annette Kaitinis)
In this episode, I interview Annette Kaitinis, the Co-founder and Director of Scoot Boots Pty Ltd, Australia’s only manufacturer of equine hoof boots for barefoot horses, about how she and her co-founder started the business and grew it by 1000% in the first year, and 25% to 120% every year since, and from 2 full-time employees to the current 11.