Going Solo

Going Solo

Going Solo is a podcast for entrepreneurs, freelancers and sole traders who value their freedom, creativity, and income way too much to ever get a regular old job.

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September 11, 2020 24 min

In 2017 two UTS (University of Technology Sydney) engineering students, Scott McKeon and Will Scuderi were playing around with a way to extend their laptop screen using an iPad. Will went home that day and 3D-printed a bracket to hold the iPad to his laptop. It was crude and clunky but worked. More importantly, it gave them the idea to create something new, something not just they both, but everyone needed.

With some borrowed money,...

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Nearly a decade of freelancing as a Writer, Director, Producer, and Editor taught Josef more than just resilience, determination, and commercial nouse. It taught him to know to strike when the iron is hot, and that time is now.

As Founder and Executive Producer of the full-service content production company, JJW Studio, Josef has been an integrated Creative for the past 20-years and has a wealth of knowledge across the content lands...

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If the saying 'lived experience makes the best Advisor', then Holly Shoebridge is for you. 

With a career journey that began with professional surfing, then counselling, primary school ethics teaching, and professional photography, Holly certainly has the experience to help self-employed and sole traders navigate their way through business.

A qualified CPA Accountant, Holly is not your typical Accountant yet takes great joy i...

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Understanding wealth creation can be confusing at the best of times. Staying on top of wealth creation is can be even more confusing.

Mark MacLeod saw this confusion in the market and decided to do something about it. Armed with an MBA and more than a decade experience in financial services, he set about the creation of Rollit Wealth to help those Australians who strive at work to get ahead financially and pursue a better life. 

To s...

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January 31, 2020 40 min

Today we talk with Charles Cameron, the CEO of the Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association of Australia & New Zealand (RCSA). Amongst other interests, Charles is passionate about all things concerning the engagement of employees, contractors, freelancers, and sole traders. 

Charles, the positive optimist, shares with us his journey of growing up in country Victoria, starting his career in the Victorian Farmers Federatio...

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December 18, 2019 25 min

The rise of the gig economy is unprecedented and unstoppable. 

That's a good thing as it adds diversity of working style and flexibility of working hours, however, it also comes with some distinct differences to the 'old-school' style of direct employment and its associated benefits including holiday leave, sick leave, and superannuation. 

What do people who work for themselves do to cover these benefits? What is the gove...

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With the rise of the gig and freelance economies comes a need for representation, learning, and connection. That's where Cameron Rambert and Freelance Australia come into play.

Cameron is the Founder & CEO of Australia's largest and most active not-for-profit associations that helps freelancers and sole traders connect with like-minded peers, learn how to better their solo tradecraft, earn more for the work they do and b...

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Grant McCall is the Founder and Designer of Australian-based accounting App for freelancers and sole traders, Rounded.

10-years as a freelance designer and developer taught Grant a lot about running a solo business. But when every other aspect of his business was down to fine art, the elephant in the room was getting louder: he’d tried dozens of accounting platforms and caused himself nothing but hours of manual work trying to get h...

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