Business Benchmark Group Podcast

Business Benchmark Group Podcast

The Business Benchmark Group Podcast, hosted by Stefan Kazakis, gives business owners insight and advice delivered by some of the best business coaches in Australia. We're dedicated to helping all business owners create and sustain, easy-to-run and profitable businesses that enhance their lives. Tune into recordings from live events, interviews with business owners who are kicking goals and discussions with thought leaders.

Episodes

August 10, 2022 49 min
What is a profitable business? It is the moment where your business has a greater income than business costs. In this episode, Stefan, with Mark Carrington of Middy's Electrical and David Holmes of Fergus, discusses: - How to be the most profitable business in spite of the inflation in our economy - Profitable work in an inflationary economy along with our guest panelists This is your chance to hear the conversation of the s...
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'Is the bubble about to burst?' That is the main question for trades and construction industry now as it relates in the last two years. Joined by Stefan is Simon from Trade Alliance Group, Russell from Chatfield OzCool, and Joe from Cassaform to get to know more about: - Different views on the bubble about to burst - How company's profitability suffered - The shortage of manpower and materials This is your chance to...
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Like sales, networking is a non-negotiable skill for business owners to master if they want to be successful. Even if you don’t think you’re good at networking, the more you do it, the more confident you’ll feel, and the more results you’ll see. The important part is putting in the time and effort and approaching it in a logical way. In this podcast, Stefan, together with Matthew from Tradie Wraps and James from Carpentry Austr...
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Now that technology is shaping and changing the world of business, will it help increase profitable business growth and make the boat speed up in the process? Joining with us today is Craig of Mood Workshop to share his great insights about: - What would you do differently if today was day one - How to elevate the business with the use of technology This is your chance to hear the conversation between the successful trade busin...
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Making your business profitable and fostering business growth only works when you have great employees to back you up. Nothing lays the groundwork for the future quite like hiring well. Stefan is joined by Matthew Adams of Tradie Wraps and Nigel Gorman of Aussie Painters Network to share their knowledge about: - Being the business owner - Would you work for you? - What employees want (develop new skills, learn new things, work o...
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It takes time to plan and create the proper strategy to have a profitable business. What difference can you make in order to achieve work that is profitable? Joining with us are Brendan Dover of The Drain Man, and Matthew Adams of Tradie Wraps to discuss: - Pricing, quoting, estimating - How vital choosing who your customers will be - What has been the most interesting thing that happened for trades business - How to adjust and ...
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Resources are cut and work is added. What does that mean for your business? We're joined by Matthew Adams from Tradie Wraps and Nigel Gorman from Aussie Painters Network about: - The opportunities and challenges as it relates to Trades - What does it take to build that confidence to start saying 'NO' as it relates to the members - What is the number one concern to help your customers build the courage in saying '...
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The right team will be a massive boost to your business. There’s no doubt about it. To get the job done, you need the right people in the right seats. While the lone ranger mentality was necessary in the early days of your business, growth is limited when it’s dependent on one person. Learn as these great business owners - Brett Crowther (General Manager of Trade Alliance Group), Nick Collins (General Manager of Middy's Elec...
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Reducing the risk of not having enough resources is one of our guest speaker's areas of expertise! Stefan is excited to share the great insights from James Denton from Carpentry Australia together with Sean Jellie and Joe Leopard from SJ Carpentry Services - seen on hit TV show, THE BLOCK. Tune in as they discuss: - How they have continued to lead and grow their business with the drama of timber shortages and skilled worker...
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Running, failing, growing ⁠— whatever your trades business conundrum is, Stefan has got you covered! Listen as he is joined by Paul McRedmond and Ross McDonald, owners of Traffic Diversions Group - Victoria's Benchmark Traffic Management Company. They will share: - How they have continued to innovate and grow their business from 100 people to 500+ on the road every day - How they built a culture of a High-Performance ...
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Change is an inevitable factor in business growth. But not everyone likes change... in fact no-one does! Joining with Stefan Kazakis, is Terry Cayas and Shaun Carey from Quality Tiling Solutions. They will share how they gone from having a business that was 'hand to mouth' and job-to-job — where both owners were always 'on the tools,' to becoming a benchmark tiling business that works on A-Grade jobs with A-Grade ...
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It's evident that when achieving business goals, the good and the bad exist. And in between lies the fun side! On this episode, Brendan Dover of The Drain Man and Matthew Adams from Tradie Wraps share their amazing stories on how they run their businesses. Tune in as they discuss: - Growing a business that serves trade and construction based businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand - Building a culture of 'Attenti...
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If it's hard, would you do it? Stefan kicks off the discussion with a thought-provoking quote, "if being a trade-based business owner was easy, everyone would be doing it." In this episode, Brendan Dover shares great insights on making his business 'The Drain Man' a success! Tune in to hear about: - Managing growth vs leading growth - Building culture and standards vs just growing a team - How to stay foc...
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It gives me great pleasure to welcome Andrew Phillips to this week’s Great Australian stories in the Making. Andrew was destined to have a very promising career in the world of AFL in the 80’s. Sadly a degenerative back condition could not stand the rigors of AFL football and his career was cut short. The former Carlton footballer turned to the world of business and with the same grit, determination and prowess learnt on the f...
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January 3, 2021 46 min
James Hatzolos - Director at RT Edgar by Business Benchmark Group
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During one of the strangest and toughest years of our lives, we invited Frank Ponissi, the General Manager – Football at Melbourne Storm, Frank was at the club during the years when they were heavily punished for salary cap breaches - and the fallout that occurred - and how they had to work through those tough periods, yet were able to rebuild and become the powerhouse club they were before. In fact, they became even better des...
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Our guest in this episode of "Great Australian Stories in the Making" will be sharing all he knows about mind, body and health. Judd Murray, founder and managing director of Cognercise Foundation will share how to be more functional as a human being, how to be less stressed and how to help improve our physical and mental health. With over 30 years of experience in core product design and treating people of all ages, Ju...
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Meet Anthony Phillips, our latest feature in our Great Australian Stories series. Anthony co-founded Camp Australia with his brother Andrew in 1987. Over the next three decades, Camp Australia grew to become one of the country's most well-known and respected brands. They eventually sold the company just a few years ago. Anthony is a man of many talents and is highly regarded in many circles. He has a brilliant story to tell...
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We're excited to speak with Ed Mallett – the founder and managing director of Employsure. A former specialist employment barrister, Ed went from start-up to now assisting over 20,000 small and medium sized businesses and has flipped the traditional professional services model on its head. Employsure was founded in 2010 following the launch of the Australian Fair Work Act in 2009. Ed shares great insight into what it ta...
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From Victorian Police Detective to scaling Mt Everest multiple times and starting several businesses we find out what makes Nick Farr tick. Nick shares his insights on what he is most proud of in his life, the top 3 tips he’d give to his 17 year old self, what prompted him to start on a journey of merging the high altitude environment with the building of his latest business and much more. Nick Farr's Quote: Take risks – ever...
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