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.

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March 13, 2021 73 min
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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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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September 10, 2020 34 min
We had the pleasure of interviewing Verity Hare for our podcast. Verity is the founder of TradieWives, a facebook group community of almost 10,000. In the podcast we dive deep into what the motivator was to start TW, why its been such a big success, whats next for TW. We also listen to a little bit about Verity's background and how she got to where she is. Verity is a go getter and has absolutely killed it at everything ...
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Meeting your obligations as an employer and keeping your business healthy and hygienic can be tricky. We have teamed up with Employsure for an exclusive webinar where Workplace Consultant, Gwen Espie and Malcolm Chong will be discussing business fundamentals to prepare you for this ever-changing landscape. The changing restrictions and rules can make this time stressful as a business owner, but it is our goal to help business own...
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July 31, 2020 30 min
Stefan Kazakis and Nikki Sadler discuss how to remain positive and resilient as the world throws everything at us! Learn our tips and advice on how to stay positive, keep your teams' morale high and lead your business through this time. (Recording from our video in TradieWives Group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2033866533528443 ) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Need a business coach? Visit businessbenchm...
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This is a podcast you can't afford to miss. Stefan chats with Patrick Kissane, owner of BurgerIT, who gives an eye-opening account of the threats you need to protect yourself from in the digital world. This discussion is jam-packed with information to help you know what to look out for, and how to protect yourself and your business when it comes to cyber security. Patrick will help you learn: • What cyber threats are out t...
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In this week's podcast, we were joined by four brilliant business owners who discuss how having a reliable cashflow forecast has transformed the way they run their business. iHealth Saunas, Cassaform, Baulch Services & Motosign all share their insight on how to use our Cashflow Forecasting tool. Hear how they got started with the tool, what hurdles they had to overcome to get the tool to work for them and how they feel...
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This week we interviewed a man so full of life, so full of dreams and so full of ambition, even at the age of 80. Meet Graham Cock, the founder and CEO of Ace Contractors Group. As the leader of his award-winning company with over 300 employees, he is still working towards his dreams and has an amazing life story to tell. In this podcast we find out just what makes the man tick. His story is filled with inspiration, emotion and mo...
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Stefan Kazakis hosts this Q&A with experts from Employsure is the largest provider of workplace relations services in Australia Gwen Espie and Malcolm Chong discuss the impact coronavirus is having on small businesses and how to deal with the HR implications. The webinar covers: * Coronavirus - potential impact on employees * Health and Safety * Absences * Stand down and stand down alternatives Redundancy Visit Employsure: ...
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With all the media attention and fear circulating the Coronavirus, small businesses are feeling the effects of the virus in a non-health related way! Small business owners need to be aware of what they are in control of and what they can do to keep their business afloat during this crisis – what can you do to limit damage? This week Stefan discusses the effects of Coronavirus on small businesses and what business owners must do...
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February 14, 2020 10 min
Having an elevator pitch prepared and ready to go can be one of your biggest weapons in Business! This week, Stefan speaks about developing an elevator pitch and the number one thing that must be in your elevator pitch to make it effective. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Subscribe to our podcast. Find us on all your favourite podcast platforms: iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/business-benchma...
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February 1, 2020 15 min
Getting referrals is the best marketing strategy you can have. So to kick start referral month, Stefan runs through the benefits of referral marketing, how to get them, who to get them from and ensuring the referrals you get are actually prospects you want to work with. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Subscribe to our podcast. Find us on all your favourite podcast platforms: iTunes https://itunes.apple.c...
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Laurie Reeves is the Managing Director of ControlWorks – an automation company that specialises in providing safe, energy efficient environments for commercial buildings, data centres and shopping centres. ControlWorks has seen phenomenal growth in recent years, which was only sustainable after first overcoming some major hurdles, which he describes in detail during the podcast. Laurie also knew that in order to grow the business...
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There’s no point exceeding your customer’s expectations if it’s sending you broke. Before you think about more things you can do for your customer, first and foremost, you should focus on delivering exactly what you promised. Fulfil everything you said you would do. It’s surprising how many business owners lose sight of this. This is by far the most important aspect of the relationship. If you then want to offer even more than w...
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Marcus Theodor is the owner of C2Films (c2films.com.au) - Australia’s highest rated, most reviewed wedding event videographer. C2Films has built their reputation by focusing on delivering the highest quality products to their clients. Marcus recognised, though, that the product is not the film they produce, but the amazing experience they deliver for clients on their most special day. By constantly wowing their clients, C2Films g...
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