80 episodes

Business Essentials talks to those at the forefront of business success who are willing to share their experience and expertise with you. Each episode provides relevant, reliable and up-to-date topics on how to grow your business. We interview experts on leadership, innovation, sales and marketing, customer service, and more. And we speak with leaders in business who have faced challenges and achieved success themselves, and who provide their own insights on what it takes to be successful.

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Business Essentials talks to those at the forefront of business success who are willing to share their experience and expertise with you. Each episode provides relevant, reliable and up-to-date topics on how to grow your business. We interview experts on leadership, innovation, sales and marketing, customer service, and more. And we speak with leaders in business who have faced challenges and achieved success themselves, and who provide their own insights on what it takes to be successful.

    Shaping your business advisory offer - Emily Splatt

    Shaping your business advisory offer - Emily Splatt

    With so much compliance work available, many accounting practices don’t have the time or inclination to set up an advisory service. The problem is they could be limiting their potential for higher growth and profits.

    That’s according to Emily Splatt of Mindshop, a company which consults practices with providing advisory services. If you’re thinking of implementing advisory services or want to ignite higher performance with your current offering, Emily has eight keys to help you get there.
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    • 10 min
    Biggest accounting trends

    Biggest accounting trends

    One of the biggest challenges for practices around the country right now is the shortage of accountants. A shrinking talent pool is indeed a headache, but it’s also an opportunity to reassess which of your clients provide the best value.

    That’s according to Alan FitzGerald, founder of Practice Connections Advisory. Other opportunities for accounting firms include ever-improving cloud technology, particularly artificial intelligence and CRM software which help accountants better service their clients.

    Practice Connections Advisory: https://www.practiceconnections.com.au/ 
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    • 8 min
    Better communication for better business - Paul Matthews

    Better communication for better business - Paul Matthews

    Now's an opportunity to invest your time to understand your employees and develop a way to communicate with them on a regular basis.

    That's according to business coach, Paul Matthews, who explains why it's important to have better engagement with staff. He outlines how that's achievable for the entire organisation.
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    • 8 min
    Why you need a strong brand strategy - Darion Teoh

    Why you need a strong brand strategy - Darion Teoh

    A strong and consistent brand is much more than your logo – it's what people say and feel about you.

    That's according to brand specialist, Darion Teoh of Bless Agency, who has strategies to build a strong brand so that you're constantly in the mind of your target customers. He gives examples of companies that have strong brands and how they've achieved market recognition.
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    • 11 min
    Building a performance improvement culture - Jake Bridges

    Building a performance improvement culture - Jake Bridges

    Behaviour and ability are two overriding qualities of great leadership, which helps to build better performing teams.

    That's according to Jake Bridges of Leading Teams who helps business owners nurture their staff's potential. In order to build a culture that works, he says, it's important to agree upon acceptable and unacceptable behaviours amongst the team members.
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    • 9 min
    Making your website your best salesperson - Irwin Hau

    Making your website your best salesperson - Irwin Hau

    How effective really is your website? If you haven't thought about it that much, then you're not taking advantage of one of your best sales tools.

    Irwin Hau is not just any website designer. He matches the psychology of consumer behaviour with the magic of website tools to create a first-rate customer experience – all of which translates to sales. For the average business owner, you don't necessarily have to build a website from scratch. Irwin provides some practical tips you can use today to improve your current website.
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    • 10 min

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