8 episodes

Lifting the hood of business

The Financial Mentor with David Boyar David Boyar

    • Business News

Lifting the hood of business

    How to Fund your Growth: Finance Basics 101

    How to Fund your Growth: Finance Basics 101

    1. How this business grew with loans from family, friends and fools.

    Interview with Andrei Dolnikov, Founder and CEO of Binyan Studio

    Do you choose to get a job or choose to chase a dream strait out of University? As soon as this business owner knew he could win work he set out to build a world leading 3D rendering and architectural design studio that now spans 4 cities, 2 countries and over 100 staff. His growth story is natural, his people management challenges relatable and has a clear message. You have to choose to grow.

    2. Why the banks let you down

    Interview with Frank Versace, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Judo Bank.

    Want to finally have a positive business banking experience? That’s what Judo Bank, Australia’s newest full service business bank is offering business owners. 

    3. The New Business Paradigm: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity

    Interview with Trey Zagante, Founder and Managing Partner of Venturetec. 

    This segment is brought to you by YBF Ventures.

    Business is changing faster than ever. Trey Zagante helps big business innovate and manage a VUCA environment. He has some great advice for small and medium businesses. 

    About Us 

    The Financial Mentor is brought to you by Sequel CFO. 

    Sequel CFO is a franchise network of highly experienced CFOs who offer their expertise and insights to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Our goal is to empower SMEs to make considered decisions using fact based information, which will improve the financial health of their business.

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    • 39 min
    Doing Good While Going Global: Finance Basics 101

    Doing Good While Going Global: Finance Basics 101

    Inside the Business: Helping charities raise more dollars by gamifying donations.

    With Peretz Schapiro from Charidy

    Charities are close to one of the oldest industries going round. Yet the industry hasn’t innovated in the way it engages with donors, or entices them to give, in a long time. This company gamifies a donor's small donation to amplify its impact and create an urgency to give.

    What Tech Gets You Global

    With Keran McKenzie, The Futurist Project

    We outline the key technology needed to take your business global.

    The Pitch: OmnyStudio – A global leader in a brand new sector

    With Sharon Taylor, CEO at OmnyStudio. This segment is brought to you by YBF Ventures.  

    This company is an Aussie success story, leading the world of podcasting with a small team, whilst remaining profitable and growing the emerging new medium, podcasting.

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    • 45 min
    How to Pay Yourself: Finance Basics 101

    How to Pay Yourself: Finance Basics 101

    How to Pay Yourself (with Michael Colman, Co-Founder of Digital Thing)

    Do you:
    Not charge enough  
    Work crazy hours 
    Not produce work you're proud of any more because you're too busy growing? 

    Then listen to Michael’s story, he got bigger to solve these problems. 

    How to Invest in Innovation (with Keran McKenzie, The Futurist Project)

    Innovation isn’t about separate division or budget, it’s about everyone asking if there’s a better way to do something. Keran shares two ways to recognise innovative behaviour in your business and three tips on how to innovate. 

    The Pitch (with Dr Adam Bumpus, CEO of Red Grid)

    This segment is brought to you by YBF Ventures.  

    This business wants to solve your energy costs by using the internet 

    Imagine only using energy as you need it. And now imagine sensors in the devices you already have detecting your energy needs and optimising your energy bill to reduce your needs and costs. That’s what Dr Adam Bumpus from Red Grid is doing.  

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    • 38 min
    Cash Flow v Profit: Finance Basics 101

    Cash Flow v Profit: Finance Basics 101

    Season Overview: Financial Basics 101

    Episode Focus: Cash Flow v Profit

     

    'How To' with David Boyar
    Get back to basics with these crucial accounting concepts
    “I’m making all this profit, where’s my cash?” – How do different drivers in your business impact your cash flow?
    What’s your strategy? Cash is king isn’t always the answer.
    How to know when to reinvest in your business, or when to keep the cash on hand.
    How to utilise technology and software in your business to create the most value.
    Using ‘attack’ and ‘defence’ positions to keep your business on top and maximise profitability and cashflow
    Find out at what stage of the business cycle you should turn your attention from cash to profit.
    Find out what happens when your overtrade or grow to fast. Read about the failure of Appster with this inside interview from their CFO.
    Why is it socially acceptable to talk about ‘cash flow problems’ in your business, but much harder to discuss a ‘profit problem’?
    Understand the drivers in your business so that you can plan forward with confidence.

     

    Tech in Your Business: With Keran McKenzie

    Thank you to Keran, from The Futurist Project, for joining us this season to talk about how to use tech to maximise value in your business.

     
    Tools to increase profitability and cash flow at the same time
    Decrease debtor days with these easy to execute strategies or try third party apps or add ons, like ezyCollect or SimplyPay
    Automate your debt collection process from within your cloud accounting platform with Debtor Daddy, ezyCollect or IODM
    How to reserve your business’ talent where it is needed most, instead of on costly, repetitive tasks
    How Hexaware enabled a huge reduction in employee overheads

     

    The Pitch: Piccard AI

    Thanks to Timothy Kallady, from piccard.ai for The Pitch. This segment is brought to you by YBF Ventures.
    How piccard.ai helps businesses by using predictive technologies
    The business case for using these technology to reduce overheads
    How they’ve brought new technologies, like AI and machine learning, to the market

     

    About Us 

    The Financial Mentor is brought to you by Sequel CFO. 

    Sequel CFO is a franchise network of highly experienced CFOs who offer their expertise and insights to small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Our goal is to empower SMEs to make considered decisions using fact based information, which will improve the financial health of their business.

     

    To book your free Discovery Session with an experienced CFO, head to www.sequelcfo.com/deal

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    • 31 min
    Ep.3 Tech is Dead; Up Banking, Ticketek Restructure

    Ep.3 Tech is Dead; Up Banking, Ticketek Restructure

    Because business is more than growth hacking, marketing and startup up buzzwords we have The Financial Mentor with David Boyar. Lifting the lid on business.


    In The Wrap this week, we find out how Ticketek have restructured their company, what the Fyr...

    • 38 min
    Why did Appster Fail? w/ Mahesh Gupta (Appster CFO)

    Why did Appster Fail? w/ Mahesh Gupta (Appster CFO)

    What's the point of getting big?


    Appster grew. Fast. Very fast. Then it failed.


    In this interview with Appster CFO Mahesh Gupta you will learn:-


    ·      Why it’s important that your CFO ha...

    • 30 min

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