Beers, Blokes and Business - blokes drinking beer talking business http://beersblokesbusiness.com Beers, Blokes & Business was borne out of a casual catch up with a few mates who have an entrepreneurial bent that like having a beer and discussing topics around business – marketing, growth, sales, networking, learning and more Sat, 05 Mar 2016 09:04:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6.3 Beers, Blokes & Business was borne out of a casual catch up with a few mates who have an entrepreneurial bent that like having a beer and discussing topics around business - marketing, growth, sales, networking, learning and more. Blokes include Sean Callanan, Josh Rowe, Steve Sammartino, Jim Stewart, James Noble, Steve Vallas and Scott Kilmartin. Each week they will dissect a business topic (and a six pack) in their own unique way bring a wealth of business experience from multiple industries. Industry experience from retail, ecommerce, marketing, sports, hospitality, creative, domains, web development, search engine optimisation, web design, startups and more. You know those panel shows where they don't really open up and you think a beer would help? That is exactly what the Beers, Blokes & Business podcast is all about, full strength banter. Grab a beer sit down and enjoy. BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing BBB@SportsGeekHQ.com BBB@SportsGeekHQ.com (BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing) BeersBlokesBusiness.com - A @SportsGeek Production Beers, Blokes & Business is built for us, a few blokes who have an entrepreneurial bent that like having a beer and discussing topics around business - marketing, growth, sales, networking, learning and more Beers, Blokes and Business - blokes drinking beer talking business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/files/2013/08/BBB1500x1500.png http://beersblokesbusiness.com Melbourne, Australia Weekly 090: Sneaky podcast for Sneaky Surf http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sneak-surf/ Sat, 05 Mar 2016 08:59:50 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=825 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sneak-surf/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sneak-surf/feed/ 0 Here is a sneaky podcast about Sneak Surf, why?  Because we'd love your support of this Surf Movie Charity night on Monday March 7. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Steve loves surfing Why he started Sneaky Surf What is MVP? Why it isn't about the app Importance of developing a community How Sneaky Surf was developed See you at Surf Movie Charity Night Grab a ticket to support the Surf Movie Charity night Samma & Sean will be there as will some of the Blokes, we'd love to see you there (or just buy a ticket to support Westmead Childrens Hospital genetic testing of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome. Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to this episode passion vs effort as Samma follows his passion Check out and download Sneaky Surf here iTunes reviews - 85 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and CHUNKY media and Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino from SteveSammartino.com author of The Great Fragmentation Thanks for review Love this podcast rss feed in iTunes by vlovesshoes from Australia on January 19, 2016 I don't drink beer I'm not a bloke But I have started a business and this podcast provides sensible pragmatic advice adaptable to most business environments. Please send us some more! Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Here is a sneaky podcast about Sneak Surf, why?  Because we’d love your support of this Surf Movie Charity night on Monday March 7.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Why Steve loves surfing
  • Why he started Sneaky Surf
  • What is MVP?
  • Why it isn’t about the app
  • Importance of developing a community
  • How Sneaky Surf was developed

See you at Surf Movie Charity Night

Grab a ticket to support the Surf Movie Charity night

Samma & Sean will be there as will some of the Blokes, we’d love to see you there (or just buy a ticket to support Westmead Childrens Hospital genetic testing of Children with Nephrotic Syndrome.

Some insights & links from this podcast

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I don’t drink beer I’m not a bloke But I have started a business and this podcast provides sensible pragmatic advice adaptable to most business environments. Please send us some more!

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Here is a sneaky podcast about Sneak Surf, why?  Because we’d love your support of this Surf Movie Charity night on Monday March 7. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Steve loves surfing Why he started Sneaky Surf What is MVP? Here is a sneaky podcast about Sneak Surf, why?  Because we’d love your support of this Surf Movie Charity night on Monday March 7. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Steve loves surfing Why he started Sneaky Surf What is MVP? Why it isn’t about the app Importance of developing a community How… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:27
089: Robert Mond – Behind the scenes of independent movie business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/robert-mond-the-subjects/ Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:00:23 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=804 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/robert-mond-the-subjects/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/robert-mond-the-subjects/feed/ 0 Robert Mond is about to release his first feature film The Subjects, so Sean caught up with him to find out more about the business of movie making. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Rob left his IT job (much to the distress of his family) How he got his start in TV Why you can't start with a feature film Short films, the stepping stones for films Networking valuable in any industry Why $50,000 does not go far in film making How to delegate when you have a great team Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to these episode passion vs effort which is similar to Rob's tale. Check out The Subjects at TheSubjectsMovie.com and on Facebook Connect with Rob on Twitter @RobertMond and Instagram @RobertMond or on his IMDB page Watch The Subjects in a cinema near you via Tugg iTunes reviews - 79 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Check out The Subjects trailer https://youtu.be/8xt1pR03x-w Rob's short film - Reception https://youtu.be/fEIN_PO0G5I Watch, Buy & Rent The Subjects from October 8 Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @robertmond from writer/director of The Subjects Thanks for review Great show with loads of insights via Stitcher by AlBryant from USA on March 31, 2015 I love listening to BBB. Every time I listen I take something away and it inspires me to keep moving forward with my personal projects. The guys cover great topics and have had some excellent guests as well. I'll definitely keep listening as long as they keep coming! Al Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Robert Mond is about to release his first feature film The Subjects, so Sean caught up with him to find out more about the business of movie making.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Why Rob left his IT job (much to the distress of his family)
  • How he got his start in TV
  • Why you can’t start with a feature film
  • Short films, the stepping stones for films
  • Networking valuable in any industry
  • Why $50,000 does not go far in film making
  • How to delegate when you have a great team

Some insights & links from this podcast

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion.

Check out The Subjects trailer

Rob’s short film – Reception

Watch, Buy & Rent The Subjects from October 8

Connect with these Blokes

The blokes on this podcast were:

Thanks for review

Great show with loads of insights

via Stitcher by AlBryant from USA on March 31, 2015

I love listening to BBB. Every time I listen I take something away and it inspires me to keep moving forward with my personal projects. The guys cover great topics and have had some excellent guests as well. I’ll definitely keep listening as long as they keep coming! Al

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Robert Mond is about to release his first feature film The Subjects, so Sean caught up with him to find out more about the business of movie making. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Rob left his IT job (much to the distress of his family) ... Robert Mond is about to release his first feature film The Subjects, so Sean caught up with him to find out more about the business of movie making. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why Rob left his IT job (much to the distress of his family) How he got his start in TV… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 56:24
088: Hacking your way to media coverage http://beersblokesbusiness.com/media-coverage/ Mon, 07 Sep 2015 08:00:52 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=798 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/media-coverage/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/media-coverage/feed/ 0 Samma (aka Steve Sammartino) has a great track record of getting mainstream press coverage for himself and his companies. Here is what we learned from this podcast Samma's never fail formula for getting press Importance of having several angles Don't fall in love with your story Start small, home runs come later Know your Gaddie Pitch Keep the momentum up Don't forget to follow up after press coverage Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to these episodes on media and press coverage: Trevor Young - PR Warrior  David Meerman Scott talks about News Jacking Valerie Khoo on power to tell your story David Brim on Tomcar Nathan Huppatz on his eBay background Samma getting some press on ABC's The Business David Brim getting some press when Aussie dollar tanks Nathan Huppatz on The Project iTunes reviews - 79 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz The beer was Spearhead Pale Ale from Cricketer's Arms Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Nice work Huppy, now available in GIF form https://twitter.com/BeersBlokesBiz/status/639652023596552192 https://twitter.com/ScottKilmartin/status/639414981008556032 https://twitter.com/AustralianMade/status/636403979006660608 Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino known for Startup Blog and The Great Fragmentation book Thanks for review Great Business Podcast; Why? Well read this BBB is a good mix of authenticity, sound business advice, great guests, all combined in a relaxed atmosphere! Those sharing their stories have “been there, done that”, so if you are some kind of an entrepreneur, you would love that! To be completely Oz, BBB should be called BBBBBQ: Beers, Blokes, Business around a BBQ, no? philippemelbourne Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Samma (aka Steve Sammartino) has a great track record of getting mainstream press coverage for himself and his companies.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Samma’s never fail formula for getting press
  • Importance of having several angles
  • Don’t fall in love with your story
  • Start small, home runs come later
  • Know your Gaddie Pitch
  • Keep the momentum up
  • Don’t forget to follow up after press coverage

Some insights & links from this podcast

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion.

Nice work Huppy, now available in GIF form

Connect with these Blokes

The blokes on this podcast were:

Thanks for review

Great Business Podcast; Why? Well read this
BBB is a good mix of authenticity, sound business advice, great guests, all combined in a relaxed atmosphere! Those sharing their stories have “been there, done that”, so if you are some kind of an entrepreneur, you would love that! To be completely Oz, BBB should be called BBBBBQ: Beers, Blokes, Business around a BBQ, no? philippemelbourne

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Samma (aka Steve Sammartino) has a great track record of getting mainstream press coverage for himself and his companies. Here is what we learned from this podcast Samma’s never fail formula for getting press Importance of having several angles Don’t f... Samma (aka Steve Sammartino) has a great track record of getting mainstream press coverage for himself and his companies. Here is what we learned from this podcast Samma’s never fail formula for getting press Importance of having several angles Don’t fall in love with your story Start small, home runs come later Know your Gaddie Pitch… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 35:21
087: Sports Geek Trip http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sports-geek-trip/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:00:06 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=793 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sports-geek-trip/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/sports-geek-trip/feed/ 0 Sean was away in the USA in July, was it a junket or was it a marketing plan? Hear more about the trip and get some insights on US professional teams. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why BBB episodes were intermittent in July How SEAT has helped position Sean in the market The importance of making the effort to meet people How important your core values are and how it can apply to you What can you learn from Nike communications? How Sean avoided the disaster of losing his voice last year How Sean's partnership with SEAT has been a mutually beneficial partnership How to drive leads from stage Why it is important to inspire your clients Insight into podcasting scene in USA Some insights & links from this podcast Listen to these episodes of Sports Geek Podcasts recapping the trip: Brian Costello from Portland Timbers - check out Timbers Joey Natalle Brown from Melbourne Storm Rob Squillacioti from FFA & A-League Greg Oakford from Golf Victoria recapping SEAT 2015 Get a free eBook from Sports Geek with digital marketing case studies Other BBB episodes you might be interested in Christine Stoffel on SEAT conference Toby Skovron from Zingy Give Lead Pages a try, Sean used Lead Digits on stage Check out Facebook Building 20 Look at Cast Party a live podcasting event iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Some highlights from the Sports Geek trip At Seahawks practice facility https://instagram.com/p/5Kj7ESME_D/?taken-by=seancallanan The famous Portland Airport carpet with the @SportsGeekShoes https://instagram.com/p/5PMz7BME4z/?taken-by=seancallanan On Business Rockstars https://youtu.be/b0SD9Sa6Xdw How the LA Galaxy fans celebrate a goal https://instagram.com/p/5R-4nDME5P/?taken-by=seancallanan Getting a photo with the NBA Trophy at SEAT https://instagram.com/p/5Zv_nLME1y/?taken-by=seancallanan https://twitter.com/SEATconference/status/634445710381846528 https://instagram.com/p/6WVmkOME6a/?taken-by=seancallanan This was the most fun, grabbing the microphone at AT&T Park https://twitter.com/seancallanan/status/634254925417963520 The tour of Facebook was amazing https://instagram.com/p/5dJf-FsE_f/?taken-by=seancallanan Plenty of artwork at Facebook Building 20 https://instagram.com/p/5dIaVGK6Lc/?taken-by=fauncrabtree Thankfully I didn't need to do this again, here are Sean's slides from SEAT 2014 when he lost his voice. http://www.slideshare.net/SportsGeek/seat-conference-2014-welcome-address   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @ScottKilmartin from OnlineStoreGuys.com.au and Short Batch and VintageIceCreamTruck.com and interviewing ecom success stories at Melbourne event OnlineOffline.co. Thanks for review Wrap your ears around this! I love listening to this podcast, it’s always fun, informative and friendly. It’s just like hanging out with your mates talking all things business and startups. Sundies Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean was away in the USA in July, was it a junket or was it a marketing plan?
Hear more about the trip and get some insights on US professional teams.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Why BBB episodes were intermittent in July
  • How SEAT has helped position Sean in the market
  • The importance of making the effort to meet people
  • How important your core values are and how it can apply to you
  • What can you learn from Nike communications?
  • How Sean avoided the disaster of losing his voice last year
  • How Sean’s partnership with SEAT has been a mutually beneficial partnership
  • How to drive leads from stage
  • Why it is important to inspire your clients
  • Insight into podcasting scene in USA

Some insights & links from this podcast

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion.

Some highlights from the Sports Geek trip

At Seahawks practice facility

Getting a quick tour of @seahawks practice facility

A photo posted by Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) on

The famous Portland Airport carpet with the @SportsGeekShoes

Thank #pdx keep it weird

A photo posted by Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) on

On Business Rockstars

How the LA Galaxy fans celebrate a goal

Fun night last night at @lagalaxy game, this is what happens after they score #yourewelcome

A video posted by Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) on

Getting a photo with the NBA Trophy at SEAT

Shiny @warriors championship trophy makes an appearance at @SEATconference #seat2015 thanks @kennylauer

A photo posted by Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) on

This was the most fun, grabbing the microphone at AT&T Park

The tour of Facebook was amazing

Great tour of Facebook with a few #seat2015 people, Building 20 was amazing

A photo posted by Sean Callanan (@seancallanan) on

Plenty of artwork at Facebook Building 20

Amazing campus, art everywhere you look

A photo posted by Faun Crabtree (@fauncrabtree) on

Thankfully I didn’t need to do this again, here are Sean’s slides from SEAT 2014 when he lost his voice.

 

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Thanks for review

Wrap your ears around this!
I love listening to this podcast, it’s always fun, informative and friendly. It’s just like hanging out with your mates talking all things business and startups. Sundies

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Sean was away in the USA in July, was it a junket or was it a marketing plan? Hear more about the trip and get some insights on US professional teams. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why BBB episodes were intermittent in July How SEAT has hel... Sean was away in the USA in July, was it a junket or was it a marketing plan? Hear more about the trip and get some insights on US professional teams. Here is what we learned from this podcast Why BBB episodes were intermittent in July How SEAT has helped position Sean in the market The… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 48:06
086: Grace – A Crowdfunding Road Trip starring an Ice Cream Truck http://beersblokesbusiness.com/grace-ice-cream-truck/ Mon, 24 Aug 2015 08:00:11 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=778 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/grace-ice-cream-truck/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/grace-ice-cream-truck/feed/ 0 Scott is ready to launch his crowdfunding campaign for Grace.  It was an adventure to get his ice cream truck down to Melbourne  from the GC and not quite the Chef Movie road trip he'd planned. Grab some some popcorn and put your feet up. Here is what we learned from this podcast Scott's motivation for running a crowd funding campaign How Scott plans to attract supporters for the Grace restoration The reasoning behind targeting the wedding market & structuring pledge & rewards levels. How Instagram has been a vital marketing tool Insights behind the scenes of Uber's Ice Cream day How Gumtree and Instagram can help you attract millennial workers How you can pre order some Grace ice cream love at a discount during the campaign. Some insights & links from this podcast Find out more about Grace at VintageIceCreamTruck.com Check out Scott's Pinterest boards for Ice Cream Trucks Mick Russell videographer & rainmaker. Other BBB episodes you might be interested in Rick Chen from Pozible on crowd funding iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Follow @VintageIceCreamTruck on Instagram https://instagram.com/p/6SBXIxrdu7/ Can't be a road trip without a Big something. https://instagram.com/p/5kyopdLdmX/ https://instagram.com/p/5jqrG0rduN/?taken-by=vintageicecreamtruck https://instagram.com/p/5enmjdLdot/?taken-by=vintageicecreamtruck Testing the instagram waters for interest & action. https://instagram.com/p/4Y3-moLdl_/?taken-by=vintageicecreamtruck Turning fans into a contributing community. https://instagram.com/p/4T3WxALdp0/ The Vogue regram (75K likes) bought 1K followers to @VintageIceCreamTruck overnight. https://instagram.com/p/3Jymnvv6-a/ Wanting blue sky, bikinis & board shorts as a backdrop. End the rainmakers Mick & Scott. https://instagram.com/p/2FpDjqrdtX/ Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @ScottKilmartin from OnlineStoreGuys.com.au and Short Batch and VintageIceCreamTruck.com and interviewing ecom success stories at Melbourne event OnlineOffline.co. Thanks for review Relevant & Informative Opened my mind to new ways of pricing my services and what value based pricing means as opposed to fixed fees for services. Both are fixed as opposed to time based but value requires consideration/ influence of customer perception, fixed just caps services. Context is not just part of pricing but is part of the product/ value. Personally a lot of the concepts/ strategies were intuitive to me rather than ones I knew about so it was good to understand the theory behind my application. I haven't listened to your other shows but I was really engaged. It's not condescending and it is informative.  Chase Legal Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Click Here to BBB via email Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Scott is ready to launch his crowdfunding campaign for Grace.  It was an adventure to get his ice cream truck down to Melbourne  from the GC and not quite the Chef Movie road trip he’d planned. Grab some some popcorn and put your feet up.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Scott’s motivation for running a crowd funding campaign
  • How Scott plans to attract supporters for the Grace restoration
  • The reasoning behind targeting the wedding market & structuring pledge & rewards levels.
  • How Instagram has been a vital marketing tool
  • Insights behind the scenes of Uber’s Ice Cream day
  • How Gumtree and Instagram can help you attract millennial workers
  • How you can pre order some Grace ice cream love at a discount during the campaign.

Some insights & links from this podcast

Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion.

Follow @VintageIceCreamTruck on Instagram

Can’t be a road trip without a Big something.

Testing the instagram waters for interest & action.

Tag someone you know planning a wedding in Melbourne.

A photo posted by Vintage Ice Cream Truck (@vintageicecreamtruck) on

Turning fans into a contributing community.

A white canvas… Have a look at the fabulous ice cream trucks I've posted for colour inspiration. ~ Scott

A photo posted by Vintage Ice Cream Truck (@vintageicecreamtruck) on

The Vogue regram (75K likes) bought 1K followers to @VintageIceCreamTruck overnight.

Wanting blue sky, bikinis & board shorts as a backdrop.
End the rainmakers Mick & Scott.

Connect with these Blokes

The blokes on this podcast were:

Thanks for review

Relevant & Informative
Opened my mind to new ways of pricing my services and what value based pricing means as opposed to fixed fees for services. Both are fixed as opposed to time based but value requires consideration/ influence of customer perception, fixed just caps services. Context is not just part of pricing but is part of the product/ value. Personally a lot of the concepts/ strategies were intuitive to me rather than ones I knew about so it was good to understand the theory behind my application. I haven’t listened to your other shows but I was really engaged. It’s not condescending and it is informative.  Chase Legal

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Scott is ready to launch his crowdfunding campaign for Grace.  It was an adventure to get his ice cream truck down to Melbourne  from the GC and not quite the Chef Movie road trip he’d planned. Grab some some popcorn and put your feet up. Scott is ready to launch his crowdfunding campaign for Grace.  It was an adventure to get his ice cream truck down to Melbourne  from the GC and not quite the Chef Movie road trip he’d planned. Grab some some popcorn and put your feet up. Here is what we learned from this podcast Scott’s motivation for… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 45:17
085: Nicole Matejic on Social Media Rules of Engagement http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nicole-matejic-on-social-media-rules-of-engagement/ Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:00:34 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=771 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nicole-matejic-on-social-media-rules-of-engagement/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nicole-matejic-on-social-media-rules-of-engagement/feed/ 0 Sean, Steve catch up with Nicole Matejic to discuss her unique background and recent book - Social Media Rules of Engagement. Here is what we learned from this podcast How Nicole ended up working in social media How social media is used in the military What businesses can learn from armed forces using social media Importance of having a crisis plan in place BEFORE a crisis hits How to handle trolls and what exactly are trolls How Nicole juggles multiple personas online How SMROE book cam about. Some insights & links from this podcast Check out NicoleMatejic.com for links to all of Nicole's businesses Give Nicole's podcast a listen Grab a copy of Social Media Rules of Engagement Other BBB episodes you might be interested in Behind the Book iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @SteveVallas from CHUNKY Media Thanks for review Awesome, practical business advice A rock solid podcast - well paced and delivering both inspirational and actionable advice for anyone interested in modern business practices and / or the entrepreneurial life. Bonus points awarded for Sean & Co.’s efforts in keeping the episodes short and punchy.  McConnachie The beer was a Stella Artois Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean, Steve catch up with Nicole Matejic to discuss her unique background and recent book – Social Media Rules of Engagement.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • How Nicole ended up working in social media
  • How social media is used in the military
  • What businesses can learn from armed forces using social media
  • Importance of having a crisis plan in place BEFORE a crisis hits
  • How to handle trolls and what exactly are trolls
  • How Nicole juggles multiple personas online
  • How SMROE book cam about.

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Awesome, practical business advice

A rock solid podcast – well paced and delivering both inspirational and actionable advice for anyone interested in modern business practices and / or the entrepreneurial life. Bonus points awarded for Sean & Co.’s efforts in keeping the episodes short and punchy.  McConnachie

The beer was a Stella Artois

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Sean, Steve catch up with Nicole Matejic to discuss her unique background and recent book – Social Media Rules of Engagement. Here is what we learned from this podcast How Nicole ended up working in social media How social media is used in the military... Sean, Steve catch up with Nicole Matejic to discuss her unique background and recent book – Social Media Rules of Engagement. Here is what we learned from this podcast How Nicole ended up working in social media How social media is used in the military What businesses can learn from armed forces using social media Importance of… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:01
084: Internet Trends – Mary Meeker Report http://beersblokesbusiness.com/internet-trends-mary-meeker-report/ Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:36:14 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=753 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/internet-trends-mary-meeker-report/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/internet-trends-mary-meeker-report/feed/ 0 Sean, Samma and Josh gaze into the future of the Internet with some inspiration from  Mary Meeker's awesome Internet Trends slides. Here is what we learned from this podcast Mary Meeker has been reporting on Internet Trends since 2001 Commerce has moved significantly to online from offline Mobile is the primary way consumers transact and engage online What's the difference between first and second generation online Commerce? What are the relationships between products, services and platforms? Has the barrier to trusting online Commerce changed? Design for mobile first Don't wait for the official report to validate what you already saw happening on the street (ref: One Up on Wall St) upWork is an example where you can hire or be hired as a freelancer Can Australia turn the export of 1's and 0's into a primary industry? Do you record video in horizontal or vertical format? Informalisation of communication through short messaging technology is moving beyond personal conversations to business conversations (e.g. WeChat) Which bloke sold his car and now only uses Uber and Public Transport Australia's number one TV show is not reported by OzTAM's ratings figures Want to watch 45 million gamers play it out?  Get on Twitch Some insights & links from this podcast Mary Meeker's profile Scroll down to see every year from 2001-2015 of Mary Meeker's Internet Trends report. Related episodes 075: Mobilegeddon! We chat SEO with Jim Stewart 039: Time Management with Sean and Samma iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino from SteveSammartino.com @joshrowe from realAs.com Thanks for review A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down! Great listening. You swim in the murky waters of start ups hoping for those small wins, so its comforting to know there’s guys willing to teach you that that they’ve been through it too. - Hail The Punisher The beer was a Miller Chill - low carb with a twist of lime. Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean, Samma and Josh gaze into the future of the Internet with some inspiration from  Mary Meeker’s awesome Internet Trends slides.

Here is what we learned from this podcast

  • Mary Meeker has been reporting on Internet Trends since 2001
  • Commerce has moved significantly to online from offline
  • Mobile is the primary way consumers transact and engage online
  • What’s the difference between first and second generation online Commerce?
  • What are the relationships between products, services and platforms?
  • Has the barrier to trusting online Commerce changed?
  • Design for mobile first
  • Don’t wait for the official report to validate what you already saw happening on the street (ref: One Up on Wall St)
  • upWork is an example where you can hire or be hired as a freelancer
  • Can Australia turn the export of 1’s and 0’s into a primary industry?
  • Do you record video in horizontal or vertical format?
  • Informalisation of communication through short messaging technology is moving beyond personal conversations to business conversations (e.g. WeChat)
  • Which bloke sold his car and now only uses Uber and Public Transport
  • Australia’s number one TV show is not reported by OzTAM’s ratings figures
  • Want to watch 45 million gamers play it out?  Get on Twitch

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A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!

Great listening. You swim in the murky waters of start ups hoping for those small wins, so its comforting to know there’s guys willing to teach you that that they’ve been through it too. – Hail The Punisher

The beer was a Miller Chill – low carb with a twist of lime.

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Sean, Samma and Josh gaze into the future of the Internet with some inspiration from  Mary Meeker’s awesome Internet Trends slides. Here is what we learned from this podcast Mary Meeker has been reporting on Internet Trends since 2001 Commerce has move... Sean, Samma and Josh gaze into the future of the Internet with some inspiration from  Mary Meeker’s awesome Internet Trends slides. Here is what we learned from this podcast Mary Meeker has been reporting on Internet Trends since 2001 Commerce has moved significantly to online from offline Mobile is the primary way consumers transact and engage online What’s the difference… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 45:03
083 – Nathan Huppatz – Pick My Brain http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nathan-huppatz-pick-my-brain/ Mon, 13 Jul 2015 08:00:04 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=748 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nathan-huppatz-pick-my-brain/#comments http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nathan-huppatz-pick-my-brain/feed/ 1 When we say long awaited, it really was just Nathan's Dad wanting to know when part 2 was uploaded.  Nathan joins Sean and Steve for the pick my brain episode, if Nathan has sent you here please listen before hitting him up for a coffee or a beer. Here is what we learned from Nathan in this podcast What is the most common question Nathan gets asked? What should I sell?  Something I love or not? How to find a category to sell in Why customer support is vital with eBay What website platforms should you look at to sell? What are Huppy's key tactics in Google Analytics? Importance of measuring your business when selling What you need on your home page to sell online? Where to focus your efforts on sales funnel? Importance of good content How local sponsorship can work for you Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Check out Costumes.com.au for all your costume needs Connect with Nathan on Twitter @Huppy and on LinkedIn Buy Nathan's book on selling online Related episodes Huppy's first appearance on BBB way bak on episode 80 A lot of discussion about PeSA conference Content marketing episode Learn from Darren Rowse Importance of FAQ with Denis Merkas Importance of SEO in eCommerce iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @SteveVallas from HONEY and soon to launched business.... @Huppy from Costumes.com.au Thanks for review I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now and I can honestly say they are producing some great stuff. The guys are very relatable, easy going and really make you feel like you’re sitting in the room with them having a laugh and yet taking in some quality learnings. They get some great guest in and I seem to find that as a business owner myself the topics that they talk about are exactly what I have been wanting to know more of at that particular point of time, I’m not sure how they actually do that, but it gets me loving the show even more. Keep up the good work guys Regards Ben . - Ben from Geelong Cable Locations   Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  When we say long awaited, it really was just Nathan’s Dad wanting to know when part 2 was uploaded.  Nathan joins Sean and Steve for the pick my brain episode, if Nathan has sent you here please listen before hitting him up for a coffee or a beer.

Here is what we learned from Nathan in this podcast

  • What is the most common question Nathan gets asked?
  • What should I sell?  Something I love or not?
  • How to find a category to sell in
  • Why customer support is vital with eBay
  • What website platforms should you look at to sell?
  • What are Huppy’s key tactics in Google Analytics?
  • Importance of measuring your business when selling
  • What you need on your home page to sell online?
  • Where to focus your efforts on sales funnel?
  • Importance of good content
  • How local sponsorship can work for you

Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan.

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I have been listening to this podcast for over a year now and I can honestly say they are producing some great stuff. The guys are very relatable, easy going and really make you feel like you’re sitting in the room with them having a laugh and yet taking in some quality learnings. They get some great guest in and I seem to find that as a business owner myself the topics that they talk about are exactly what I have been wanting to know more of at that particular point of time, I’m not sure how they actually do that, but it gets me loving the show even more. Keep up the good work guys Regards Ben . – Ben from Geelong Cable Locations

 

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When we say long awaited, it really was just Nathan’s Dad wanting to know when part 2 was uploaded.  Nathan joins Sean and Steve for the pick my brain episode, if Nathan has sent you here please listen before hitting him up for a coffee or a beer. When we say long awaited, it really was just Nathan’s Dad wanting to know when part 2 was uploaded.  Nathan joins Sean and Steve for the pick my brain episode, if Nathan has sent you here please listen before hitting him up for a coffee or a beer. Here is what we learned from Nathan in… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 45:45
082: Jon Manning – The 2nd Pricing Album http://beersblokesbusiness.com/jon-manning-the-2nd-pricing-album/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:00:35 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=737 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/jon-manning-the-2nd-pricing-album/#respond http://beersblokesbusiness.com/jon-manning-the-2nd-pricing-album/feed/ 0 Jon Manning, our pricing expert IS BACK! He starts off worried about second album syndrome, let us know what you think via Twitter on how he performed. Here is what we learned from Jon Manning in this podcast How pricing is a disruptor How to move away from one price How does a pricing expert price himself Why travel leads the way in pricing Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Follow Jon on Twitter @sansprix and on Linkedin from PricingProphets.com The beer we drank was Altona Ale and Ascot Ale from Ascot Vale Cellars A great article on different pricing strategies, more importantly our discussion in BBB Army Facebook Group with Jon and here as well Related episodes 26 - Pricing with Jon Manning iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino author of The Great Fragmentation Our return guest Jon Manning @sansprix from PricingProphets.com Thanks for review Promotes some great self reflection in iTunes by Patto_2011 Just caught up on all the episodes while driving 4 hrs and found the BBB gang really put forward some great points and take aways that will benefit many. The pod on project management is so true for good team management/ leadership as well View and share this review Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Altona Ale Ascot Ale as drunk on Beers, Blokes & BusinessJon Manning, our pricing expert IS BACK! He starts off worried about second album syndrome, let us know what you think via Twitter on how he performed.

Here is what we learned from Jon Manning in this podcast

  • How pricing is a disruptor
  • How to move away from one price
  • How does a pricing expert price himself
  • Why travel leads the way in pricing

Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan.

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Promotes some great self reflection

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Just caught up on all the episodes while driving 4 hrs and found the BBB gang really put forward some great points and take aways that will benefit many. The pod on project management is so true for good team management/ leadership as well
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Jon Manning, our pricing expert IS BACK! He starts off worried about second album syndrome, let us know what you think via Twitter on how he performed. Here is what we learned from Jon Manning in this podcast How pricing is a disruptor How to move away... Jon Manning, our pricing expert IS BACK! He starts off worried about second album syndrome, let us know what you think via Twitter on how he performed. Here is what we learned from Jon Manning in this podcast How pricing is a disruptor How to move away from one price How does a pricing expert price… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 58:26
081: David Meerman Scott http://beersblokesbusiness.com/david-meerman-scott/ Mon, 29 Jun 2015 22:50:17 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=727 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/david-meerman-scott/#comments http://beersblokesbusiness.com/david-meerman-scott/feed/ 1 David Meerman Scott is a best selling marketing author and speaker and thanks to Jim Stewart who helps keep David at the top of Google with StewArt Media he stopped by to chat with The Blokes on a recent visit to Melbourne. Here is what we learned from David Meerman Scott in this podcast How David became a "accidental marketing strategist" Why David's book "The New Rules of Marketing & PR" became his platform What David has learned travelling to over 100 countries Why David's speaking coach has improved his speaking technique How David prepares to deliver keynotes and speeches for a variety of clients Amazing story involving Steve's fridge and tumble dryers in China Why David is always checking Google News Why Taylor Swift gets a mention and which Bloke is a Swiftie? Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Follow David on Twitter @dmscott and on Linkedin David’s Blog - http://www.webinknow.com/ David’s Books - http://www.davidmeermanscott.com/books/ The New Rules of Marketing & PR The New Rules of Sales & Service Marketing the Moon :The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program Real-Time Marketing & PR Newsjacking Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead David follows these two blogs religiously Seth Godin Bob Lefsetz - The Lefsetz Letter How Beko develops products global consumers are eager to buy Taylor Swift tumblr post on Apple and Bob Lefsetz's take The beer we drank was from Atomic Pale from Gage Brewery Related episodes 40 - Public Speaking 22 - PR with Trevor Young 25 - Content Marketing - Tell Your Story 53 - Behind the Book - The Great Fragmentation 56 - Valerie Khoo - Business Storytelling iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @SteveVallas from HONEY and soon to launched business.... @jimboot from StewArt Media David Scott (@dmscott) from DavidMeermanScott.com Thanks for review A fantastic Australian podcast in iTunes by GxJ from Australia I went to their launch recently, and I've listened to their archive, these guys are incredible. I gleaned more wisdom from them in one episode than I did from loads of other business podcasts. It's fantastic. Download it. Now. View and share this review Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  David Meerman Scott is a best selling marketing author and speaker and thanks to Jim Stewart who helps keep David at the top of Google with StewArt Media he stopped by to chat with The Blokes on a recent visit to Melbourne.

Here is what we learned from David Meerman Scott in this podcast

  • How David became a “accidental marketing strategist”
  • Why David’s book “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” became his platform
  • What David has learned travelling to over 100 countries
  • Why David’s speaking coach has improved his speaking technique
  • How David prepares to deliver keynotes and speeches for a variety of clients
  • Amazing story involving Steve’s fridge and tumble dryers in China
  • Why David is always checking Google News
  • Why Taylor Swift gets a mention and which Bloke is a Swiftie?

Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan.

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A fantastic Australian podcast

rss feed in iTunes by GxJ from Australia

I went to their launch recently, and I’ve listened to their archive, these guys are incredible. I gleaned more wisdom from them in one episode than I did from loads of other business podcasts. It’s fantastic. Download it. Now.
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David Meerman Scott is a best selling marketing author and speaker and thanks to Jim Stewart who helps keep David at the top of Google with StewArt Media he stopped by to chat with The Blokes on a recent visit to Melbourne. David Meerman Scott is a best selling marketing author and speaker and thanks to Jim Stewart who helps keep David at the top of Google with StewArt Media he stopped by to chat with The Blokes on a recent visit to Melbourne. Here is what we learned from David Meerman Scott in this podcast How David became… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 56:00
080: Nathan Huppatz – Cars, Costumes & eCommerce http://beersblokesbusiness.com/nathan-huppatz-cars-costumes-ecommerce/ Mon, 22 Jun 2015 10:12:40 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=722 Nathan Huppatz started out as a IT guy working in a corporate world but following a passion for cars opened up an ecommerce career that spans many products and businesses. Here is what we learned from Nathan in this podcast Nathan and Sean did the same course at Swinburne How a passion for cars piqued Nathan's interest Sometimes you leap sometimes you are pushed A common theme with BBB guests - the hard slog of selling your wares or advertising in Nathan's case How new businesses developed via eBay Why products and processes behind the scenes were critical to success with eBay How Nathan got into the costume business Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Check out Costumes.com.au for all your costume needs Connect with Nathan on Twitter @Huppy and on LinkedIn Huppy started out with AutoSpeed.com Keep an eye on Ready To Ship now processes over 1 million consignments a year for customers, and growing fast. The beer we drank was from Loch Brewery, give them a like on Facebook Sean and Huppy are both Swinburne BIT Alumni  Related episodes More discussion on pricing like ours with Jon Manning A lot of discussion about PeSA conference Importance of SEO in eCommerce iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @SteveVallas from HONEY and soon to launched business.... @Huppy from Costumes.com.au Thanks for review Great practical advice about starting, managing and growing a business. Added bonus that they are Aussie as there definitely is a different approach to business here compared to other places in the world. - Luke Jones   Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Nathan Huppatz started out as a IT guy working in a corporate world but following a passion for cars opened up an ecommerce career that spans many products and businesses. Here is what we learned from Nathan in this podcast Nathan and Sean did the same... Nathan Huppatz started out as a IT guy working in a corporate world but following a passion for cars opened up an ecommerce career that spans many products and businesses. Here is what we learned from Nathan in this podcast Nathan and Sean did the same course at Swinburne How a passion for cars piqued Nathan’s… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 48:15 079: Tobi Skovron from Zingy http://beersblokesbusiness.com/tobi-skovron-zingy/ Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:00:11 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=717 Tobi Skovron by is own admission is an unashamed entrepreneur, his drive has seen him grow a business from Australia to be acquired by Petsafe.  Now he is heading up Zingy an app for on-demand pet services, starting with dog walking. Here is what we learned from Tobi in this podcast Learn about Tobi's humble beginnings How Tobi's mother's love of pets influenced his career Importance of a chance meeting at a pet trade show How having someone believe in him was a big driver Sometimes the exchange rate can be cruel, find out what happens when you convert $300K at wrong time The importance of cereal to Tobi & his wife The hard slog of sales in USA after the GFC What is it like to be acquired Why Zingy will be a success Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Check out Zingy, available on US iTunes only Connect with Tobi on Linkedin and @TobiSkovron on Twitter Tobi's first product - Pet Loo Tobi on Business Rockstars Profile on Zingy from IDEO Related episodes Thanks to Denis Merkas for the introduction Time Bull from Ivanhoe to Silicon Valley iTunes reviews - 76 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @TobiSkovron from Zingy Thanks for review Do yourself a favour and have a listen. Great podcast featuring some decent blokes with great business, startup and tech knowledge. - SarahCND   Join the BBB Army Are you on Facebook?  Like BBB here and join the BBB Army Facebook group to chat with guests and listeners. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Tobi Skovron by is own admission is an unashamed entrepreneur, his drive has seen him grow a business from Australia to be acquired by Petsafe.  Now he is heading up Zingy an app for on-demand pet services, starting with dog walking. Tobi Skovron by is own admission is an unashamed entrepreneur, his drive has seen him grow a business from Australia to be acquired by Petsafe.  Now he is heading up Zingy an app for on-demand pet services, starting with dog walking. Here is what we learned from Tobi in this podcast Learn about Tobi’s humble beginnings… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:58 078: Emma & Denis Merkas – Couple Hustle http://beersblokesbusiness.com/emma-denis-merkas-melt-massages/ Mon, 08 Jun 2015 08:00:50 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=710 Emma & Denis Merkas are building a business and doing it as a couple.  Melt: Massage for Couples isn't the first business they have tackled together a recent trip to the USA showed they are on the right track. Here is what we learned from Emma and Denis in this podcast Where Emma & Denis got their start online Why understanding how to make money with your business is super important How Denis pivoted his traditional massage business into an educational company Why they stopped pushing $30 Date Night Why PR can be hit or miss The importance of the USA trip to be closer to customers Developing traction channels for Melt How Emma & Denis operate as a couple in life & business Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Check out Melt: Massage for couples Connect with Emma (@emmamerkas) and on Linkedin Connect with Denis (@denismerkas) and on Linkedin Getting some press for Melt in SMH Check out Denis & Emma on TV in Utah as discussed on the podcast iTunes reviews - 75 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes (and Emma of course) on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, and Sports Geek Podcast @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys and Vintage Ice Cream Truck @emmamerkas from Melt Massage @denismerkas from Melt Massage Thanks for review In a nutshell? The blokes are the business mentors I would never in a million years have access to, especially in the very immature start-up phase of business. They speak and explain business in a way that’s relatable, especially to the regular everyday Aussie. Give me the intellectual “bogan geek” any-day, who actually knows what they’re talking about. When the blokes speak, I listen. There’s a bloke for every business personality type. You’ll find yourself saying “I completely agree with what he’s saying!” after yet another snippet of quality business advice comes out of your speakers. After regular listening, a pattern will emerge with who you relate to the most. Trying to catch up on the previous episodes, the blokes go with me everywhere. In my car while driving, in the wee hours of the morning (5am starts anyone?), in my downtime, on flights, at home on client-filled weekends... everywhere. The BBB podcast is the icing on my “live and breathe your business” cake. And I’m learning about beer. Highly recommended. - Lorryn_Inches_DG Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Emma & Denis Merkas are building a business and doing it as a couple.  Melt: Massage for Couples isn’t the first business they have tackled together a recent trip to the USA showed they are on the right track. Emma & Denis Merkas are building a business and doing it as a couple.  Melt: Massage for Couples isn’t the first business they have tackled together a recent trip to the USA showed they are on the right track. Here is what we learned from Emma and Denis in this podcast Where Emma & Denis got… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 52:25 077: Damien Ross on building a recruitment business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/damien-ross-recruitment/ Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:00:34 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=707 Damien Ross is CEO of Davidson Technology (incorporating ITCOM) he with his business partner Gary Lorden built up ITCOM to with fast growth (twice being named in BRW's fastest growing list), last year ITCOM was acquired by Davidson Technology. Here is what we learned from Damien Ross in this podcast How Damien got his start in recruitment Why a trip through Europe in his 20s formed one of the most important business partnerships in his life How Damien took over his father's business and pivoted immediately What was important when under going major growth What is it like to be acquired How to balance family and work life Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Connect with Damien on Linkedin Some of the latest insights on tech recruitment mark from Damien - ‘Uplift’ in demand for overseas tech talent Profile on leadership in BRW especially through a period of growth A look at the Damien's day from Smart Company  Listen to our first podcast on Linkedin back on episode #29 Good listen on building a killer team iTunes reviews - 73 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast Damien Ross from Davidson Technology (incorporating ITCOM) Thanks for review A friend travelling in Australia recommended this to me and I have not stopped listening for 6 months. I quickly ploughed through all the episodes and now re-listen to my favourites as I wait for the next episode. The blokes talk total sense and have opened my eyes up to so many things. I have since landed a new job & started speaking with a small network of likeminded people. I've recommended this podcast to lots of people now, one of which has left a review as well. We love it! This is a friendly, fun, informative & engaging podcast. Give it a go, you'll be amazed about what you can learn of some blokes on the other side of the world. Shut up you blokes! - Brooklar from UK Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Damien Ross is CEO of Davidson Technology (incorporating ITCOM) he with his business partner Gary Lorden built up ITCOM to with fast growth (twice being named in BRW’s fastest growing list), last year ITCOM was acquired by Davidson Technology. Damien Ross is CEO of Davidson Technology (incorporating ITCOM) he with his business partner Gary Lorden built up ITCOM to with fast growth (twice being named in BRW’s fastest growing list), last year ITCOM was acquired by Davidson Technology. Here is what we learned from Damien Ross in this podcast How Damien got his start in recruitment… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 35:44 076: Wearables and fitness with Body Wise founder Mike Halligan http://beersblokesbusiness.com/mike-halligan-bodywise/ Mon, 25 May 2015 08:00:32 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=703 Mike Halligan is a long time listener and founder of the app Bodywise.  He wanted to discuss what he has learned from building Bodywise and where he thinks the wearables trend is headed. Here is what we learned from Mike Do wearables work for fitness? That depends... listen to podcast to find out why What's wrong with fitness apps? What Mike has learned from building Bodywise? What will it take for wearables to make us fitter? How does environment affect your fitness? Will drinking beer while podcasting help you? (OK we didn't address this one but we'd like to think it helps a little) Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Send Mike a tweet @MrMikeHalligan  Track your health with Bodywise, app available on iPhone An insight into some of the challenges of collecting health data and making an app Overview of BodyWise and the part-time nature of the venture Infographic on Apple/Google health landscape Opinion piece on making wearables useful An opinion piece by Mike on what other health startups are focusing on and why he thinks they’ll fail Listen to our first podcast on Wearables iTunes reviews - 73 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @mrmikehalligan from Online Store Guys and MichaelHalligan.com.au Thanks for review I have just started listening to podcasts again on my daily commute in the car each morning, which I find is a great way to consume content. Have been listening to this beauty since it started, and really enjoy the insight, banter, and genuine useful information the ‘blokes’ have been dropping so far. Keep it up fellas!  - James Richardson Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Mike Halligan is a long time listener and founder of the app Bodywise.  He wanted to discuss what he has learned from building Bodywise and where he thinks the wearables trend is headed. Here is what we learned from Mike Do wearables work for fitness? Mike Halligan is a long time listener and founder of the app Bodywise.  He wanted to discuss what he has learned from building Bodywise and where he thinks the wearables trend is headed. Here is what we learned from Mike Do wearables work for fitness? That depends… listen to podcast to find out why What’s wrong… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:47 075: Mobilegeddon! We chat SEO with Jim Stewart http://beersblokesbusiness.com/seo-with-jim-stewart/ Mon, 18 May 2015 08:00:27 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=694 Sometimes it is hard to ask to pick someone's brain.  Not when you have a podcast, Steve & Sean grill Jim Stewart on SEO and Mobilegeddon! Here is what we learned from Jim What are the must do SEO tasks for your business What about Personal SEO Why & when you need experts? How to pick a SEO expert Google tools rundown - Webmaster Tools What about Mobilegeddon Google's latest mobile update? Bust some SEO Myths Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some insights & links from this podcast Watch Jim on YouTube and golf clap for reaching 500 YouTube videos Follow Jim's videos on StewArt Media site for all your SEO needs (is that a good backlink Jim?) Jim's take on Mobile Update & 5 Myths iTunes reviews - 72 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  The beer drunk on this podcast was Hawkers Pale Ale note the domain http://hawkers.beer/ Here is a better beer review than ours, thanks for sending them in @JustBeer_NoBull Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Here is Jim's take on Sky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkVfRcmkR0c Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com, Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast @stevevallas who is fired up for a big PESA @jimboot from StewArt Media Thanks for review You don't need to be a high flying CEO or hot shot business owner to get something out of this podcast. I ensure you will Learn something with just one episode Cheers You blokes! @MDance_ - Michael Dance Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sometimes it is hard to ask to pick someone’s brain.  Not when you have a podcast, Steve & Sean grill Jim Stewart on SEO and Mobilegeddon! Here is what we learned from Jim What are the must do SEO tasks for your business What about Personal SEO Why & w... Sometimes it is hard to ask to pick someone’s brain.  Not when you have a podcast, Steve & Sean grill Jim Stewart on SEO and Mobilegeddon! Here is what we learned from Jim What are the must do SEO tasks for your business What about Personal SEO Why & when you need experts? How to… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:39 074: “I’m Giving My Business Away” Nic Frances Gilley of Fit Inn http://beersblokesbusiness.com/im-giving-my-business-away/ Mon, 11 May 2015 08:00:24 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=680 Sean and Scott chat with serial Nic Frances Gilley about why he's giving away a health food business he's spent a year and nearly $400K developing? Nic has one of the more impressive CV's you'll ever read. He grew up in a pub in the UK Became a merchant banker, then quit to become a priest, was youngest person to receive an MBE from Tony Blair after starting a social enterprise in England. Nic moved to Australia and was the CEO of The Brotherhood of St Lawrence, author of The End of Charity, then founded Easy Being Green and eco light bulb company CoolNRG which distributed 40 million light bulbs in Australia, Mexico & Africa and has spoken at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Some insights & links from this podcast. Nic appears of sound mind and body & really is Giving Away his business. Why give away a business that is at the peak of the health food trend that's only a year old with so much invested? How he conjured the idea of giving the business away? Is he looking for anything at all from it... must be a catch? Who Nic sees will be a good fit to take on the business and grow it nationally & internationally. The skill set required to drive the next stage of Fit Inn and make it thrive. The mistakes Nic believes he's made with growing the business. How to apply to take on Fit Inn. Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens Check out the Smart Company article on what Nic is doing. Apply at - http://www.givingawaymybusiness.com/ Fit Inn Food. Instagram. Facebook. More about Nic's background here. Nic's book The End of Charity. Episodes related to this Bootstrapping, Career Curve Jumping, iTunes reviews - 70 listeners have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU read them all here  Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks), Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast @scottkilmartin of Online Store Guys, Short Batch & Vintage Ice Cream Truck and is launching an ecommerce podcast this week... stay tuned. Thanks for review Just got put onto BBB by a mate. What a great show! Entertaining hosts, interesting subject matter and a healthy dose of beer. Loving it and ripping through the back catalog - Barry Moore Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean and Scott chat with serial Nic Frances Gilley about why he’s giving away a health food business he’s spent a year and nearly $400K developing? Nic has one of the more impressive CV’s you’ll ever read. He grew up in a pub in the UK Became a merchan... Sean and Scott chat with serial Nic Frances Gilley about why he’s giving away a health food business he’s spent a year and nearly $400K developing? Nic has one of the more impressive CV’s you’ll ever read. He grew up in a pub in the UK Became a merchant banker, then quit to become a priest,… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 40:52 073: Shot clock is ticking – Greg Oakford http://beersblokesbusiness.com/greg-oakford-mba-shot-clock-ticking/ Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:00:20 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=649 Sean and Samma chat with BBB Listener Greg Oakford about a range of topics that Greg is facing as a newly minted MBA and reaching the 30 year old milestone. Some insights & links from this podcast When was the moment or age you started to realise the clock isn’t going to tick forever? Traditional education is a decade or more behind the world we operate in Episodes related to this Running Successful Events and Career Curve Jumping Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens Check out the Richard Green Hole in one on YouTube https://youtu.be/DYYozsE3u6Y Channel 9 news feature “Love Birdies” on the engaged couple winning which includes the hole-in-one Victorian Open gets a mention on Sportscenter and via their Twitter https://www.facebook.com/SportsCenter/posts/1056518451033663 https://twitter.com/sportscenter/status/563200254435397632 Episodes related to this Running Successful Events, Career Curve Jumping, Passion Vs Effort and Wil Anderson iTunes reviews - 69 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks), Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino read The Great Fragmentation now @gregoakford from Golf Victoria, find him on Linkedin Thanks for review This podcast is great. The blokes on this podcast discuss so many topics around running and starting your own business. If you ever have a question, look through the different podcast topics and more often than not they have already covered it! You feel like it's friends giving you advice because they are very relatable. They also like to have tease each other - which is pretty entertaining to listen to.     - Bec Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean and Samma chat with BBB Listener Greg Oakford about a range of topics that Greg is facing as a newly minted MBA and reaching the 30 year old milestone. Some insights & links from this podcast When was the moment or age you started to realise the c... Sean and Samma chat with BBB Listener Greg Oakford about a range of topics that Greg is facing as a newly minted MBA and reaching the 30 year old milestone. Some insights & links from this podcast When was the moment or age you started to realise the clock isn’t going to tick forever? Traditional… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:54 072: How you can change industries… http://beersblokesbusiness.com/change-industries/ Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:00:20 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=644 Sean and Samma chat about how you can change industries and reinvent yourself. Some insights & links from this podcast the real truth about Jobs & Formal Qualifications Why is it so hard to change industry or is it? your most powerful asset is your network are you willing to give the 10 Meeting Project a go? Don't forget the http://noexcuselist.com/ Six Degrees of Separation isn't just about Kevin Bacon Episodes related to this Linkedin and Career Curve Jumping Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens iTunes reviews - 65 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks), Listen to Sean on Sports Geek Podcast @sammartino read The Great Fragmentation now Thanks for review I was a little sceptical of this podcast because of the beer part (not that I don’t love beer) but it is great way to get chatting with a guest. The blokes have great personal and business insight and have some fascinating guests. Fav’s so far have been Darren Rowse, Jack Delosa and Game of Tools covered some really useful apps and hacks.    - DaveRae Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean and Samma chat about how you can change industries and reinvent yourself. Some insights & links from this podcast the real truth about Jobs & Formal Qualifications Why is it so hard to change industry or is it? Sean and Samma chat about how you can change industries and reinvent yourself. Some insights & links from this podcast the real truth about Jobs & Formal Qualifications Why is it so hard to change industry or is it? your most powerful asset is your network are you willing to give the 10 Meeting Project… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 36:19 071: Tim Bull – Melbourne to Silicon Valley http://beersblokesbusiness.com/tim-bull-mixbit/ Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:00:32 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=638 Sean catches up with good mate and former Melbournian Tim Bull who has made the move to the Silicon Valley. Some insights & links from Tim on this podcast Why Tim left his corporate gig How finding a co-founder is like dating How a near funding deal turned from a low point to a motivator The importance of support of a supportive partner and how your business can affect you kids Why the first idea is not always the best idea, Tim went through a couple How you scrape together funds when you need it including working with Blokes like Sean How Tim & Alex became acquired by Avos (and YouTube Founder's Steve Chen and Chad Hurley) How MixBit is changing up collaborative video How you can star in a Beers, Blokes & Business video Check out MixBit.com and download MixBix on iOS Give MixBit a go with our BBB Listeners Project Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens iTunes reviews - 64 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. BBB SPONSOR - MIXBIT Check out MixBit.com and download MixBit from iTunes to start collaborating on video with friends to produce videos with no video editing experience. Join our BBB MixBit Project and upload your video shoutout, tell us what you like about BBB and be sure to have a beer when you do. Here is the MixBit video Tim & Sean made around the podcast recording Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks), follow Sean on #SportsGeekTrip and listen to Sports Geek Podcast Tim Bull (@TimBull) from MixBit, worth reading Tim's series (Reflections of a Startup Life on TimBull.com) Thanks for review Stumbled across this great podcast a few weeks ago and smashed the back catalogue in a couple of weeks. Informative and necessary listening for anyone in any stage of business, told to you by a group of regular guys, with exceptional insight and most importantly, with beers in hands. Jump on, you won’t be disappointed.   - Jadeano Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean catches up with good mate and former Melbournian Tim Bull who has made the move to the Silicon Valley. Some insights & links from Tim on this podcast Why Tim left his corporate gig How finding a co-founder is like dating How a near funding deal tu... Sean catches up with good mate and former Melbournian Tim Bull who has made the move to the Silicon Valley. Some insights & links from Tim on this podcast Why Tim left his corporate gig How finding a co-founder is like dating How a near funding deal turned from a low point to a motivator The importance… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 1:01:17 070: Rick Chen from Pozible & crowdfunding http://beersblokesbusiness.com/rick-chen-pozible-crowdfunding/ Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:00:19 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=614 Sean and Scott catch up with co-founder of Pozible.com Rick Chen to discuss crowdfunding. Some insights from Rick on this podcast How answering an ad on Gumtree lead Rick on a wild car trip to Noosa and formed the seeds of business partnership. Where crowdfunding has come from and why even bigger businesses are starting to use it. Crowdfunding brings more than coin. It tests product / market fit, creates buzz and anticipation is the most telling of feedback... will someone buy this product. Why crowdfunding is for more varied projects than just indie music, movies, gaming and tech products. What is Rick's 30% rule? Which platforms have the best success rates in different regions. The backstory to the headline grabbing explosive crowd funding projects of late. Flow Honey and the Coolest Cooler. What are the hacks to running a killer crowd funding campaign. What MacGyver and bad doomed crowd funding projects have in common. How great campaigns are funded BEFORE they launch. What is the optimum length of a project. Why a pre-campaing landing page is critical. Kickstarter gets most of the media, but other platforms like Pozible have advantages especially locally. Scott explains why he's chosen Pozible over Kickstarter and IndieGogo for his campaign to bring an old ice cream truck back to life. Resources. A step by step breakdown of a successful campaign Which platform? Pozible workshops & handbook 10 Ways to Screw Up Your Crowdfunding Campaign. We'll be doing another crowdfunding episode featuring Australian success stories and then we'll come back to Scott to see how he's fairing in the run to the finish line of his campaign. Stay tuned and spread the word. Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens iTunes reviews - 56 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. BBB SPONSOR - PESA INTERNET CONFERENCE Join the Blokes at PESA Internet Conference on May 27-29 on Gold Coast. Go to InternetConference.com.au to book your registration NOW.   Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) @scottkilmartin from Short Batch, Online Store Guys and VintageIceCream Truck.com Rick Chen (@RickChenn) from Pozible Thanks for review Always great content, and great guys to listen to. Have been enjoying the breadth of topics, and learnt a fair bit along the way. Keep it up guys!  - Huppy Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean and Scott catch up with co-founder of Pozible.com Rick Chen to discuss crowdfunding. Some insights from Rick on this podcast How answering an ad on Gumtree lead Rick on a wild car trip to Noosa and formed the seeds of business partnership. Sean and Scott catch up with co-founder of Pozible.com Rick Chen to discuss crowdfunding. Some insights from Rick on this podcast How answering an ad on Gumtree lead Rick on a wild car trip to Noosa and formed the seeds of business partnership. Where crowdfunding has come from and why even bigger businesses are starting to… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 54:21 069: Jack Delosa – Taking an Unprofessional approach to business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/jack-delosa-unprofessional/ Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:54 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=607 Sean catches with founder of The Entourage and author of Unprofessional Jack Delosa and BBB listener Frances McCarthy on a recent trip to Sydney. Some insights from Jack on this podcast What he learned early on as a business owner The importance of good mentors How Jack's first educational business helped him rethink education for entrepreneurs Why traditional education is ready to be disrupted What is the key device Richard Branson uses to run his business (stay tuned for revelation) How sales and entrepreneurship are entwined Why values are the key component of any business relationship Why JAck wanted to write his book "Unprofessional" What is the unconvention and why you might want to attend? Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens Connect with Jack Delosa on Twitter @JackDelosa and @JackDelosa on Instagram or via JackDelosa.com Connect with Francis McCarthy on Twitter @FrancisMcCarthy Register to attend Unconvention in Melbourne where Sean will be opening the batting Grab Jack's book Unprofessional on Amazon Some of the episodes discussed with Jack include sales, partnerships and writing a book iTunes reviews - 55 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Jack interviews Sean for Unconvention http://youtu.be/NRqI0uS1_mg   Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) @JackDelosa from The Entourage @FrancisMcCarthy from The Entourage  Thanks for review Grab your favourite brew and settle in. This ones a goody. Talking shop #alwayslearning - Craig Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean catches with founder of The Entourage and author of Unprofessional Jack Delosa and BBB listener Frances McCarthy on a recent trip to Sydney. Some insights from Jack on this podcast What he learned early on as a business owner The importance of goo... Sean catches with founder of The Entourage and author of Unprofessional Jack Delosa and BBB listener Frances McCarthy on a recent trip to Sydney. Some insights from Jack on this podcast What he learned early on as a business owner The importance of good mentors How Jack’s first educational business helped him rethink education for entrepreneurs… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 33:02 068: Ken Burgin on long career in hospitality http://beersblokesbusiness.com/ken-burgin-profitable-hospitality/ Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:00:36 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=601 In the first of what we hope is many BBB podcasts with our listeners, Steve & Sean chat with Ken Burgin from Profitable Hospitality about a long career in hospitality industry. Some insights from Ken on this podcast How Ken got started in hospitality business What he learned about engaging customers with his cafe How Ken developed systems to manage staff and work processes Why generating revenue is more important than cutting costs Why Ken sold his cafe and started helping new cafe owners How the educational/training sector has changed with advent of digital (Ken would get signups via FAX!) How the subscriber model works for Ken Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens Connect with Ken Burgin on Twitter @KenBurgin and @KenBurgin on Instagram Find out more at ProfitableHospitality.com and connect with Ken on Linkedin Listen to Ken's podcast Profitable Hospitality Podcast include ep 63 with Steve and 105 with Sean BBB episode on Pricing mentioned of the episode, tweet Jon Manning @SansPrix to say you want another episode on pricing Thanks to those who replied to Listener Feedback episode iTunes reviews - 55 have left an iTunes review for the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) @stevevallas from HONEY @kenburgin from Profitable Hospitality Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  In the first of what we hope is many BBB podcasts with our listeners, Steve & Sean chat with Ken Burgin from Profitable Hospitality about a long career in hospitality industry. Some insights from Ken on this podcast How Ken got started in hospitality b... In the first of what we hope is many BBB podcasts with our listeners, Steve & Sean chat with Ken Burgin from Profitable Hospitality about a long career in hospitality industry. Some insights from Ken on this podcast How Ken got started in hospitality business What he learned about engaging customers with his cafe How Ken… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 38:16 067: Christine Stoffel, building business through relationships http://beersblokesbusiness.com/christine-stoffel-seatconference/ Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:00:23 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=595 Sean chats with good friend, house guest and founder of SEAT Conference, Christine Stoffel about building her sports technology conference business into a global business. Some insights from Christine from this podcast How SEAT started as a networking initiative How Christine leveraged her side business with her employers The moment Christine took the risk to leave here CIO position to make SEAT a full-time gig The power of collaboration and why it is the key to SEAT's success Why Christine turns away business to stay true to her values How SEAT attendees have become champions for Christine's business Why Christine keeps taking risk Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some useful links and listens Connect with Christine Stoffel on Twitter @CBRCIO and @CBRCIO on Instagram Find out more at ChristineStoffel.com and connect with Christine on Linkedin Check out SEAT conference, this year in London and San Francisco Tool to manage appointments - TimeTrade.com as used by Sean and Christine BBB episode on Hustle and Fear and LinkedIn Thanks to those who replied to Listener Feedback episode Check out the photos from #SportsBizMelb meetup at HONEY iTunes reviews - 61 people have rated the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Here are the slide from Sean's Welcome Address at SEAT Miami (with no voice) SEAT Conference 2014 Welcome Address from Sports Geek How to network with an iPad (and no voice) Ever tried networking when you’ve lost your voice? from Sports Geek Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) @CBRCIO from @SEATConference Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Sean chats with good friend, house guest and founder of SEAT Conference, Christine Stoffel about building her sports technology conference business into a global business. Some insights from Christine from this podcast How SEAT started as a networking ... Sean chats with good friend, house guest and founder of SEAT Conference, Christine Stoffel about building her sports technology conference business into a global business. Some insights from Christine from this podcast How SEAT started as a networking initiative How Christine leveraged her side business with her employers The moment Christine took the risk to leave here… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 49:19 066: Year of Hustle http://beersblokesbusiness.com/year-of-hustle/ Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:00:37 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=589 On this week's Beers, Blokes & Business podcast Sean & Steve discuss how they are tackling 2015. Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some tips from this podcast How to have a hustle mindset Is it about the tools? What successful people do in the mornings How fear can propel you Why hanging out with hustlers is the best training Sweat the small stuff and the big stuff will happen You can hack your body, business & goals Some useful links and listens Tony Robbins on The Moment podcast Jerry Seinfeld - Don't break the chain Win Streak app Hal Elrod on Pat Flynn's podcast on mornings BBB episode on Hustle and Fear Thanks to those who replied to Listener Feedback episode Sean is running a #SportsBizMelb meetup on Tuesday Jan 20 iTunes reviews - 59 people have rated the podcast - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Why we can't have nice things... Darts in Melbourne https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2gkpPlz9IY Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) @stevevallas from HONEY The beer on this episode was Kirin as they are sponsoring the Asian Cup (Sports Geek Client) Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  On this week’s Beers, Blokes & Business podcast Sean & Steve discuss how they are tackling 2015. Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some tips from this podcast How to have a hustle minds... On this week’s Beers, Blokes & Business podcast Sean & Steve discuss how they are tackling 2015. Got more feedback, please email  sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or tweet @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan. Some tips from this podcast How to have a hustle mindset Is it about the tools? What successful people do in the mornings How fear can propel… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 42:49 065: Listener’s choice http://beersblokesbusiness.com/065-listeners-choice/ Mon, 05 Jan 2015 07:00:01 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=583 This week is the first podcast for 2015 Sean wants to know what you want from Beers, Blokes & Business podcast. Let me know sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan Please engage the Blokes you like with topics you’d like to listen to Here is where my head is at with BBB Season based - running 10 episode seasons around a theme or topic is one idea Guests - more or less - let me know.  I’d like to bring in more guests and also bring some back for a normal episode. If you’d like to nominate someone please let me know.  Tell them to listen to the podcasts first. Changing up the format?  Two man interview pod.  Three seems to be right number. Time for a spinoff?  Would you listen to a podcast with just Samma & I or Steve & I or James talking UX or Scott talking eCommerce Timing - fortnightly or weekly it is both an issue of time (mine and the Blokes) and what works best. Quality - super important to me. Need to freshen up the Bloke roster? What I’m planning for 2015... Diving into podcasting even more - Sports Geek Podcast has been good to me as has BBB Bringing the best podcasts together will be a goal as well as producing some new ones that I hope you’ll like BBB will be a part of that Need more people listening to podcasts and wanting high quality podcasts, tell more people about what podcasts you listen to. How can you help? Send me your ideas - topics, guests, thoughts - email me sean AT sportsgeekhq.com Promote BBB and any podcast you are listening to on your networks - Facebook (1), Linkedin (2) & Twitter (3) I have set up IFTTT rules for you to automatically post BBB podcasts if you’d like to do so - BeersBlokesBusiness.com/Share If you tweet BeersBlokesBusiness.com content you’ll be on BBB Army Twitter List - https://twitter.com/BeersBlokesBiz/lists/bbb-army If you have tweeted support of BBB I will have manually added you to BBB Listeners https://twitter.com/BeersBlokesBiz/lists/bbb-listeners iTunes reviews - 53 people have rated the podcast leaving 45 reviews - THANK YOU Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com (FB.com/SeanCallananSpeaks) Full disclosure I didn't drink a beer during this episode, first day back in the office, but can highly recommend Mountain Goat Summer Ale had a few this summer so far. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week is the first podcast for 2015 Sean wants to know what you want from Beers, Blokes & Business podcast. Let me know sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan Please engage the Blokes you like with topics you’d like to listen ... This week is the first podcast for 2015 Sean wants to know what you want from Beers, Blokes & Business podcast. Let me know sean AT sportsgeekhq.com or @BeersBlokesBiz or @seancallanan Please engage the Blokes you like with topics you’d like to listen to Here is where my head is at with BBB Season based – running… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 31:50 REPOST – One Year on #SuperAwesomeMicroProject – That Lego Car http://beersblokesbusiness.com/repost-one-year-on-superawesomemicroproject-lego-car/ Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:00:09 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=567   A little over a year ago we launched a video  under the banner of Super Awesome Micro Project, if you google Lego Car you will find it no problems. We thought we'd give this special episode a re-run as we just smashed through the 6 Million Views mark on YouTube. We recorded the very special bonus edition of Beers, Blokes and Business a few weeks ago as #SuperAwesomeMicroProject was in the final days of the build. We chat about the project in depth with Steve & Raul, if you watched the video you'll want to know more... What has happened since we launched? The world's media paid attention including Mashable, Wired, NBC & BBC to name a few The Beers, Blokes & Business podcast got a mention in The Verge Steve has released a book which features a chapter on the car Episode 19 remains the most downloaded BBB Podcast with over 4000 downloads. Here is the original video, watch it & share it - OVER 6 MILLION VIEWS http://youtu.be/_ObE4_nMCjE Watch this episode on YouTube Includes bonus photos from SAMP Cave http://youtu.be/oPrNIYD526Q Links from the podcast Check out SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com AND SHARE with your kids and friends. More links and full transcription on ep 19 of Beers, Blokes & Business podcast On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com @sammartino from SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com and now get the book TheGreatFragmentation.com @scottkilmartin from Short Batch Special guest - @RaulOaida from RaulOiada.com connect with him on Linkedin The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Carlton Draught (@CarltonDraught). Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes.   A little over a year ago we launched a video  under the banner of Super Awesome Micro Project, if you google Lego Car you will find it no problems. We thought we’d give this special episode a re-run as we just smashed through the 6 Million Views mark...   A little over a year ago we launched a video  under the banner of Super Awesome Micro Project, if you google Lego Car you will find it no problems. We thought we’d give this special episode a re-run as we just smashed through the 6 Million Views mark on YouTube. We recorded the very… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:13 064: Fenn Bailey saying Adioso to travel plans http://beersblokesbusiness.com/fenn-bailey-adioso/ Mon, 15 Dec 2014 07:00:57 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=559 This week Samma & Sean catch up with Fenn Bailey from Adioso which is trying to make planning your next holiday much easier in an industry (travel industry) that does not want change. What you will learn from Fenn Bailey from this episode How Adioso went from a weekend project to a "real thing" What it is like inside a SIlicon Valley incubator How Fenn and Adioso team had to stretch their skills from coder to pitch men How difficult it was disrupting an old industry like travel Why Airbnb and Uber don't need permission How Adioso has changed from original idea or pivots along the way Why Techcrunch reports are just a small percentage of startup scene Venture capital explained and how Adioso did it Links from the show Connect with Fenn on Twitter (@fennb) and on Linkedin Plan your next holiday with Adioso Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek and SeanCallanan.com @sammartino author of The Great Fragmentation, read more at SteveSammartino.com @fennb from Adioso The brew endured by the blokes in this podcast was Hoprocker Hop Bomb IPA from Boatrocker Brewery. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week Samma & Sean catch up with Fenn Bailey from Adioso which is trying to make planning your next holiday much easier in an industry (travel industry) that does not want change. What you will learn from Fenn Bailey from this episode How Adioso we... This week Samma & Sean catch up with Fenn Bailey from Adioso which is trying to make planning your next holiday much easier in an industry (travel industry) that does not want change. What you will learn from Fenn Bailey from this episode How Adioso went from a weekend project to a “real thing” What it is like inside a… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 52:11 063: Darren Rowse – Problogger http://beersblokesbusiness.com/063-darren-rowse-problogger/ Mon, 08 Dec 2014 07:00:41 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=550 This week Jim & Sean catch up with Darren Rowse AKA Problogger who knows the digital publishing world better than most running multiple blogs, ebooks and events for the blogging community. What you will learn from Darren Rowse from this episode How Darren got started into blogging? Taking blogging from a hobby to a business What it was like as a Twitter celebrity in 2008? How Darren's business has expanded over the years One killer idea that produces a lot of blog post ideas How Darren tested and grew the Problogger events business Importance of the Problogger team. Links from the show Connect with Darren on Twitter (@Problogger) and on Facebook Check out Problogger.net and Problogger.com community for bloggers Keep an eye out for the 2015 Problogger events Go to Digital Photography School to see what Darren offers in eBooks as discussed on podcast Watch Jim's latest SEO blog inspired by the podcast Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Connect with these Blokes The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from Stewart Media @problogger AKA Darren Rowse from Problogger and Digital Photography School The brew endured by the blokes in this podcast was My Wife's Bitter from Burleigh Brewery. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week Jim & Sean catch up with Darren Rowse AKA Problogger who knows the digital publishing world better than most running multiple blogs, ebooks and events for the blogging community. What you will learn from Darren Rowse from this episode How Dar... This week Jim & Sean catch up with Darren Rowse AKA Problogger who knows the digital publishing world better than most running multiple blogs, ebooks and events for the blogging community. What you will learn from Darren Rowse from this episode How Darren got started into blogging? Taking blogging from a hobby to a business What it… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 48:22 062: What the trend? http://beersblokesbusiness.com/what-the-trend/ Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:00:16 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=545 This week we chat some trends that may impact your business and life in 2015 What you will learn about sales from this episode New media startup SteveFeed Is social dead? Is privacy a risk or opportunity What brands will do on social next year Why you'll be listening to more podcasts What is the Filter bubble? Why people jump into mud Will you be wearing computers? Links from the show Worth listening to our episode on Podcasting and Sean's chat with Michael Artis about Manchester City Thanks for feedback from Entrepreneur Club it fired up Sean to write this "What I do to improve" Got a question? Tweet the Blokes or  @BeersBlokesBiz Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from The Great Fragmentation BUY THE BOOK THIS XMAS @stevevallas from HONEY The brew endured by the blokes in this podcast was Hassle Hop Strong Pale Ale from Burleigh Brewery. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week we chat some trends that may impact your business and life in 2015 What you will learn about sales from this episode New media startup SteveFeed Is social dead? Is privacy a risk or opportunity What brands will do on social next year Why you’... This week we chat some trends that may impact your business and life in 2015 What you will learn about sales from this episode New media startup SteveFeed Is social dead? Is privacy a risk or opportunity What brands will do on social next year Why you’ll be listening to more podcasts What is the Filter bubble? Why… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 54:38 061: Selling stuff, all about sales http://beersblokesbusiness.com/selling-stuff-all-about-sales/ Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:00:39 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=538 This week we chat with about the dirty word in business... SALES. What you will learn about sales from this episode Find out why gaffer tape is Jim's best sales tool Who should you ring and when Why sales is all about numbers What to look for in a sales person Why Steve puts roadblocks up for sales reps Why isn't sales taught in schools?  This is rhetorical on the podcast but we'd really like to know! Links from the show Good article from Brendan Lewis on what a Sales 101 course would look like. And another - Do you know any good sales managers? Listen to the episode where Brendan talks about sales & Churchill Club Worth listening to our episode on Linkedin What Dating a Model Taught Me About Chasing Opportunities - JUST ASK! Come to HONEY on on November 25 to hear Sean speak, most of the Blokes will be there  - Turning your Passion into a Profitable Business: Interviewing Sports Geek's Sean Callanan Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion. Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @JimBoot from Stewart Media @stevevallas from HONEY The brew endured by the blokes in this podcast was Old Engine Oil from Harvestoun Brewery. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week we chat with about the dirty word in business… SALES. What you will learn about sales from this episode Find out why gaffer tape is Jim’s best sales tool Who should you ring and when Why sales is all about numbers What to look for in a sales ... This week we chat with about the dirty word in business… SALES. What you will learn about sales from this episode Find out why gaffer tape is Jim’s best sales tool Who should you ring and when Why sales is all about numbers What to look for in a sales person Why Steve puts roadblocks up for… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:35 060: Dom McKenna – Marketing your network http://beersblokesbusiness.com/dom-mckenna-marketing-your-network-fixed/ Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:23:33 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=534 This week we chat with networking machine Dom McKenna about the importance of networking in developing his business. What you will learn from this episode How he built his business on networking His no fear techniques for networking in a room you know nobody How he and wife Karina grew Entrepreneur Club in to one of the largest active meetups on Meetup.com The difference between entrepreneur and wantrepreneur Why you must attend Entrepreneur Club on November 25 at HONEY Links from the show Connect with Dom on Twitter (@DomMcKenna) and DomMcKenna.com Join The Entrepreneur Club (Melbourne) on Meetup.com Learn more about networking and making the leap and facing fear we've done episodes on them Come to HONEY on on November 25 to hear Sean speak, most of the Blokes will be there Turning your Passion into a Profitable Business with Sports Geek Sean Callanan Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of telling your story. Watch this episode on Gary Vanyerchuk's Ask Gary as mentioned in the podcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqjDZm9CBvI Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevevallas from HONEY Guest Bloke @DomMcKenna from DomMcKenna.com The brew endured by the blokes in this podcast was XXXX (always check if guest will drink bad beers). Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week we chat with networking machine Dom McKenna about the importance of networking in developing his business. What you will learn from this episode How he built his business on networking His no fear techniques for networking in a room you know ... This week we chat with networking machine Dom McKenna about the importance of networking in developing his business. What you will learn from this episode How he built his business on networking His no fear techniques for networking in a room you know nobody How he and wife Karina grew Entrepreneur Club in to one of the… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 42:38 059: Brett Oaten – WTF IP? http://beersblokesbusiness.com/brett-oaten-intellectual-property/ Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:02 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=520 This week we invite good bloke Brett Oaten to discuss what the f&^% is Intellectual Property and why is it important for you business. What you will learn from this episode Why is intellectual property? What is the Madrid Protocol? What can be protected? Hint it is not ideas. What should you look to protect and when? Why saving money now may cost you money later. Importance of employee & contractor contracts What should you do before calling a lawyer Links from the show CUB holding on to old beer brands stopping small brewers bringing them back  Scoopon Vs Groupon discussed on the podcast Check out IP Australia resources Need more help contact Brett Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of telling your story. Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys and Short Batch Ice Cream Company (want a job this summer?) Guest Bloke @BrettOaten from Brett Oaten Solicitors The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was John Boston The Point Pale Ale. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week we invite good bloke Brett Oaten to discuss what the f&^% is Intellectual Property and why is it important for you business. What you will learn from this episode Why is intellectual property? What is the Madrid Protocol? This week we invite good bloke Brett Oaten to discuss what the f&^% is Intellectual Property and why is it important for you business. What you will learn from this episode Why is intellectual property? What is the Madrid Protocol? What can be protected? Hint it is not ideas. What should you look to protect and when?… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 50:21 058: Startups Vs Small Business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/startups-vs-small-business/ Mon, 03 Nov 2014 07:22:58 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=516 This week on the blokes we discuss Startups after seeing Steve Blanks and Jerry Engel at Startup Victoria event. What you will learn from this episode What is a startup? Are there different kinds of startups? When are you not a startup? Is a small business a startup? Is it ok if it is or not? What other podcasts you should be listening to How Mark Bouris defines two types of entreprenuers Links from the show Follow Steve Blank on Twitter (@SGBlank) and check out SteveBlank.com Connect with Jerry Engel Steve Blank: The 6 Types of Startups Read Mark Bouris book - What it takes Are You Building A Small Business - Or A Startup? What's a Startup? More from Steve Blank Check out Startup Victoria Listen to Startup Podcast - HearStartup.com The Hard Thing About Hard Things - Ben Horowitz StartUp.com doco - & other great watches for entrepreneurs. Watch Silicon Valley (below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69V__a49xtw Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of telling your story. Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys and Short Batch Ice Cream Company (want a job this summer?) @JoshRowe from RealAs.com The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Lucky Buddha. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week on the blokes we discuss Startups after seeing Steve Blanks and Jerry Engel at Startup Victoria event. What you will learn from this episode What is a startup? Are there different kinds of startups? When are you not a startup? This week on the blokes we discuss Startups after seeing Steve Blanks and Jerry Engel at Startup Victoria event. What you will learn from this episode What is a startup? Are there different kinds of startups? When are you not a startup? Is a small business a startup? Is it ok if it is or not? What… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 30:09 057: Brendan Lewis on growing your business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/brendan-lewis/ Mon, 13 Oct 2014 06:00:48 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=511 This week on the blokes we catch up Brendan Lewis from Flinders Pacific and founder of the Churchill Club (we catch up with him just before another Churchill Club event) about his entrepreneurial path and why growing businesses is so important to him. What you will learn from Brendan Lewis. How Brendan's career curve jumping has given him an advantage in business What he learned managing a team of tanks Why he started Churchill Club and why it is a "10 year project" How he learned about marketing "on the job" Links from the show Connect with Brendan on Linkedin and on Twitter @one_sock Follow @ChurchillMelb and check out The Churchill Club website Work with Brendan at Flinders Pacific Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of telling your story. Bonus podcast - Sean interviews billionaire Mark Cuban Congrats to Sean on landing Mark Cuban, you know he is a big fan after talking about him on Beers, Blokes & Business. Give it a listen here  Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys and Short Batch Ice Cream Company (want a job this summer?) The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Carlton Draught pot. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week on the blokes we catch up Brendan Lewis from Flinders Pacific and founder of the Churchill Club (we catch up with him just before another Churchill Club event) about his entrepreneurial path and why growing businesses is so important to him. This week on the blokes we catch up Brendan Lewis from Flinders Pacific and founder of the Churchill Club (we catch up with him just before another Churchill Club event) about his entrepreneurial path and why growing businesses is so important to him. What you will learn from Brendan Lewis. How Brendan’s career curve jumping has given… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 31:57 056: Valerie Khoo – The Power of Business Storytelling http://beersblokesbusiness.com/valerie-khoo-power-business-storytelling/ Mon, 29 Sep 2014 08:00:02 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=504 This week on the blokes we catch up with our good friend and Wonder Woman Valerie Khoo. Val shares her passion for writing, storytelling and how she manages to run her business from the road with her crazy schedule. Val started life as an accountant, founded a charity, edited CLEO and then founded the Australian Writers Centre and Social Callout. She has written the Enterprise column for Fairfax for 13 years. What you will learn from Valerie Khoo episode. Why most brands get their about page wrong. Why print isn't dead. How MOOCS courses are everywhere but disciple is required. How to share & promote your customers success. Why Val was dubious of following Samma on twitter in the early days... Links from the show The tools Valerie uses to manage her business life from the road. Cubby Evernote Sugar Sync LiveScribe Pen Google Apps. ...and one of these. // Post by Beers, Blokes & Business. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of telling your story. Get BBB delivered to you   Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from SteveSammartino.com @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys You can follow  our guest @ValerieKhoo and on intstagram. Val's blog is consistently in Aus Top 20 Business Blogs. Latte Magazine & Australian Writers Centre. Her current book is Power Stories. Val also has a brilliant podcast: So You Want To Be A Writer. The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Bicycle by Temple Brewing.   Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week on the blokes we catch up with our good friend and Wonder Woman Valerie Khoo. Val shares her passion for writing, storytelling and how she manages to run her business from the road with her crazy schedule. Val started life as an accountant, This week on the blokes we catch up with our good friend and Wonder Woman Valerie Khoo. Val shares her passion for writing, storytelling and how she manages to run her business from the road with her crazy schedule. Val started life as an accountant, founded a charity, edited CLEO and then founded the Australian… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 49:37 055: Idea Generation http://beersblokesbusiness.com/idea-generation/ Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:00:26 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=501 On this week's BBB Sean and Samma discuss IDEAS. What you will learn about Idea Generation: Why are ideas important? Developing ideas for revenue… reframing your product Where to get ideas from? Does your idea need to be original?  What is new? Ignore copyright? Disruption as an idea… and hopefully a few good ideas... Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of Idea Generation. Get BBB delivered to you   Links and resources from the episode: Ideas are just a multiplier of execution from Derek Sivers Everything is a remix - Ted talk with Kirby Ferguson Nic Hodges' Spark List Why we have the best ideas in the shower Did we miss a link we mentioned on the podcast?  Try this Don't forget to buy Samma's book - The Great Fragmentation Related podcasts The Hustle Challenge Funny Business with Wil Anderson Career Curve Jumping Probably the best beer in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6R9lPYdU9I Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek, follow Sean on Facebook @sammartino from The Great Fragmentation, follow Steve on Facebook The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was a Carlsberg (who lose point for having flash on home page) Join the conversation on Twitter Tweets about "@BeersBlokesBiz OR beersblokesbusiness.com" Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  On this week’s BBB Sean and Samma discuss IDEAS. What you will learn about Idea Generation: Why are ideas important? Developing ideas for revenue… reframing your product Where to get ideas from? Does your idea need to be original?  What is new? On this week’s BBB Sean and Samma discuss IDEAS. What you will learn about Idea Generation: Why are ideas important? Developing ideas for revenue… reframing your product Where to get ideas from? Does your idea need to be original?  What is new? Ignore copyright? Disruption as an idea… and hopefully a few good ideas… Let us… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 36:16 054: Facing Fear http://beersblokesbusiness.com/facing-fear/ Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:00:33 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=495 We told you we'd be back, this week's podcast we are looking at how Entrepreneurs and small business owners face and overcome fears. What you will learn about Facing Fear on this episode: Listening to your gut vs listening to voice on shoulder What fears have the Blokes faced?  In business and in life? How fear can be a motivator…  is that a good thing? Dealing with Fear in a team environment Do you hide or blame others instead of facing fear? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of Facing Fear. Get BBB delivered to you   Links and resources from the episode: Richard Branson on fear Seth Godin on fear Fear Vs Luck Did we miss a link we mentioned on the podcast?  Try this Don't forget to buy Samma's book - The Great Fragmentation Related podcasts The Hustle Challenge Funny Business with Wil Anderson Career Curve Jumping Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevevallas from The Honey Bar @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Feral Brewing Company's Sly Fox Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  We told you we’d be back, this week’s podcast we are looking at how Entrepreneurs and small business owners face and overcome fears. What you will learn about Facing Fear on this episode: Listening to your gut vs listening to voice on shoulder What fea... We told you we’d be back, this week’s podcast we are looking at how Entrepreneurs and small business owners face and overcome fears. What you will learn about Facing Fear on this episode: Listening to your gut vs listening to voice on shoulder What fears have the Blokes faced?  In business and in life? How fear can… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:44 053: Behind the Book – The Great Fragmentation http://beersblokesbusiness.com/the-great-fragmentation/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:00:09 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=490 You’ve probably heard that Samma has recently launched his first book. The Great Fragmentation and why the future of business is small.  Today we get the back story on the business side of the project, and lessons from the process. What you will learn about Book publishing on this episode: Why books are most often an indirect revenue source. What New York Times best selling really means. Why your following matters when writing. Why we’ve all good a few books inside of us. How presentations and ideas can become something much bigger. How book publishing has flipped in the digital age. Why most books have a single concept told 12 times. Why book publishers want ‘new’ content. Why having a local network matters more than anything. How to hack the book publisher pitching process. The link between speaking and writing. How to become a writer immediately. Why a book is a shared project not just the authors project. Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook with your opinion of The Great Fragmentation. Get BBB delivered to you   Links and resources from the episode: Where to buy the book - The Great Fragmentation Orange is the new black – Samma’s bright jumper on ABC news. Back Spin break dancing at the launch of the book. Read Steve’s Blog here. Complete the BBB Survey Related podcasts Gettin' Press Yes there was breakdancing at the book launch, Thanks Trevor Young. Here is the alternate cover as discussed, do you agree with Samma? Do you have a suggestion for a show topic?   Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino author of The Great Fragmentation The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Coopers Paul Ale Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   Let us know your thoughts in the comments  You’ve probably heard that Samma has recently launched his first book. The Great Fragmentation and why the future of business is small.  Today we get the back story on the business side of the project, and lessons from the process. You’ve probably heard that Samma has recently launched his first book. The Great Fragmentation and why the future of business is small.  Today we get the back story on the business side of the project, and lessons from the process. What you will learn about Book publishing on this episode: Why books are most often an… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:44 052: Time to get realAs http://beersblokesbusiness.com/realas/ Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:55:48 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=484 This week Sean chats with realAs founder David Morrell and CEO Josh Rowe. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about realAs What is realAs? Why is it needed? Who will use it? How will it affect the real estate industry? How was the concept born? How did Josh come to be the CEO of realAs? What does success look like for realAs? What's the future product roadmap? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook on whether realAs has helped you with making real estate investment decisions. Links and resources from the episode: Download the realAs iPhone/iPad App Access the responsive realAs.com site (good for all desktops, tablets and smartphones) Read David Morrell's book "Real Estate Myths Exploded" BRW: Tech start-up launches realAs app to end real estate underquoting AFR: Hawthorn president backs app that will “put underquoting to bed” The Australian: Property service and app to help you get real about predicting final house prices Complete the BBB Survey Related podcasts Networking Personal vs Business Branding Pricing with Jon Manning Gettin' Press Do you have a suggestion for a show topic? Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @joshrowe CEO of realAs Special guest: David Morrell Founder of realAs The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Melbourne Bitter Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week Sean chats with realAs founder David Morrell and CEO Josh Rowe. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about realAs What is realAs? Why is it needed? This week Sean chats with realAs founder David Morrell and CEO Josh Rowe. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about realAs What is realAs? Why is it needed? Who will use it? How will it affect the real estate industry? How was the concept… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 37:55 051: The Hustle Challenge http://beersblokesbusiness.com/051-hustle-challenge/ Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:00:05 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=479 This week Sean chats with our Chief Hustle Officer Steve Vallas on what you need to do right now! Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Hustle Why you should write your business obituary Are all bills equal What can you cut out of your business RIGHT NOW! Are you playing the long game? Are you part of an effort based economy? What one percenters are you working on? Does low hanging fruit still exist? Take the BBB Hustle Challenge Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @BeersBlokesBiz or on Facebook on what you are doing this week to improve your business. Why effort is important Links and resources from the episode: Complete the BBB Survey Related podcasts Bootstrapping Passion Vs Effort Do you have a suggestion for a show topic? Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevevallas from The Honey Bar The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from Big Head Beer Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week Sean chats with our Chief Hustle Officer Steve Vallas on what you need to do right now! Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Hustle Why you should w... This week Sean chats with our Chief Hustle Officer Steve Vallas on what you need to do right now! Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Hustle Why you should write your business obituary Are all bills equal What can you cut out of… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:46 BBB Bye Week http://beersblokesbusiness.com/bbb-bye-week/ Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:18 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=476 We are taking a week off... apologies to those hanging out for another episode.  Send us a tweet to @BeersBlokesBiz with your suggestions for topics to discuss. Help us Please give us some feedback with our 1st Annual Lister Survey - BeersBlokesBusiness.com/Survey   Thanks to those who have completed it already. What are the Blokes up to this week? Samma is having a Book Launch for The Great Fragmentation, if you're in Melbourne THIS WEDNESDAY please grab a ticket here Josh is releasing RealAs app soon, follow @getRealAs to know when Steve is in hustle mode (as always) why not book a function at HONEY in August? Jim is still producing quality videos on SEO Scott is down in Tassie catching up with @GusTheBoxer James is working hard at Carter Digital on projects we can't talk about. Sean is recovering from a a big trip to Miami including presenting a keynote address without his voice (see slides below) SEAT Conference 2014 Welcome Address from Sports Geek Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  We are taking a week off… apologies to those hanging out for another episode.  Send us a tweet to @BeersBlokesBiz with your suggestions for topics to discuss. Help us Please give us some feedback with our 1st Annual Lister Survey – BeersBlokesBusiness.... We are taking a week off… apologies to those hanging out for another episode.  Send us a tweet to @BeersBlokesBiz with your suggestions for topics to discuss. Help us Please give us some feedback with our 1st Annual Lister Survey – BeersBlokesBusiness.com/Survey   Thanks to those who have completed it already. What are the Blokes up… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 6:46 050: Resumes http://beersblokesbusiness.com/resumes/ Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:00:10 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=470 Resumes have their place but there are many other ways to promote yourself. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Resumes: do you have a resume? how do you use it? how has your resume developed over the years? what should and shouldn't be in a resume? does a resume get you the job? If not, then what does? what's the best and worst resume you've seen what should employers look for / ask about when finding staff? what should prospective employees do to make them stand out amongst the crowd of applicants? Links and resources from the episode: Seth Godin's views on resumes How do you stand out in a job interview? What BBB listeners think about resumes, discussed pre-show on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn Related podcasts 29 - LinkedIn 02 - Networking Do you have a suggestion for a show topic? Tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @joshrowe from realAs.com The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from DAB beer. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Resumes have their place but there are many other ways to promote yourself. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Resumes: do you have a resume? Resumes have their place but there are many other ways to promote yourself. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Resumes: do you have a resume? how do you use it? how has your resume developed over the years? what should and shouldn’t be… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:33 049: Partnerships http://beersblokesbusiness.com/partnerships/ Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:00:47 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=461 Partnerships, every business has them. Internal partnerships between founders, brand and strategic partnerships. On this episode we discuss the various partnerships the Blokes are and have been involved in and how they've played out. Listen in near the end for a quote from Jim's nanna. A t-shirt in the making. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What we did and hope you will learn about Partnerships How to look for the right partner. What to look out for in wrong partners. How to avoid Yoko Ono syndrome in your business. Can friends be business partners? Steve Vallas tells a 30 year long story. Partners in life, partners in business - can it work. Jim tells his story. Roberta and the Robot …. band or partnership. How Scott almost took on a partner with haul for cash & a Rolodex… but baulked. Why structuring business alliances as project partners is a good starting point. Why partnerships work better when all parties have skin on the road. Why stalking potential biz partners online prior to jumping into bed … is a good thing, and how social proof and networks come into play with potential biz partner choice. Jim's experience with partnering with SmartCompany.com.au and what his business derives from it. Scott talks of his process in making the decision to go into a partnership with two much younger guys in the Online Store Guys business. Who says "Contracts keep people interested"? The important issues... Can Jim be sold as a tool? Will the blokes be heading to Miami to replace LeBron and go all Crocket and Tubbs?  Is Steve Vallas the sage of the BBB? Links and resources from the episode: Valerie Khoo's article on Why business partnerships are bad. How strategic partnerships worked for these businesses. Gary Vaynerchuk's book Crush It. Reasons why business partnerships fail. 9 Ways to Forge Better Partnerships How to start a business partnership Related podcasts 29 - Linkedin 06 - Bootstrapping 02 - Networking Do you have a suggestion for a show topic? tweet  @BeersBlokesBiz The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @stevevallas from The Honey Bar @jimboot from Stewart Media Biz The brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from Quiet Deeds IPA out of Port Melbourne. Download episode below but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Partnerships, every business has them. Internal partnerships between founders, brand and strategic partnerships. On this episode we discuss the various partnerships the Blokes are and have been involved in and how they’ve played out. Partnerships, every business has them. Internal partnerships between founders, brand and strategic partnerships. On this episode we discuss the various partnerships the Blokes are and have been involved in and how they’ve played out. Listen in near the end for a quote from Jim’s nanna. A t-shirt in the making. Signup to our email list… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:04 048: Content Curation Puzzle http://beersblokesbusiness.com/content-curation/ Mon, 07 Jul 2014 08:00:39 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=457 Inspired by recent #SMDay in Melbourne, Josh had FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as he couldn't attend.  He wanted to know more about Content Curation and how Sean does it with Sports Geek. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Content Curation How any business can use content curation to help their customers Where to find the best content Importance of finding content experts How you can use RSS to stay up to date with your favourite authors Why IFTTT is the bomb when it comes to content curation Why Buffer helps you share the content you've found Why it is important to read what you share Links and resources from the episode: Tools mentioned and used by Sean IFTTT - check out some of Sean's recipes Buffer Flipboard - Follow our BBB Magazine and Sports Geek Flips Out Zite (since acquired by Flipboard) Yahoo Pipes - here is a pipe of all Bloke blog posts Feedly Sprout Social Bit.ly Klout - now a content curation platform after a pivot Twitter Lists - Here is one for BBB listeners, let us know if you're missing Why people hate hard news, its all about Cats! The Art Of Self-Promotion On Social Media - don't forget to grab a BBB T-Shirt now with Samma Self Promotion quote Sign up to Sports Geek News to see the end result of Sean's content curation puzzle Mashable's SMDay hosted in Melbourne on June 30 by Kellie Barnes Related podcasts 25 - Content Marketing 22 - Getting Press 29 - Linkedin Great recap from #SMDMelb Thanks to Rebecca Jackson (@_rebeccajackson) for the notes recap of Sean's discussion (bottom right) The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @joshrowe from RealAs The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from Skol from Brasil. Download episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Inspired by recent #SMDay in Melbourne, Josh had FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as he couldn’t attend.  He wanted to know more about Content Curation and how Sean does it with Sports Geek. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every... Inspired by recent #SMDay in Melbourne, Josh had FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) as he couldn’t attend.  He wanted to know more about Content Curation and how Sean does it with Sports Geek. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Content Curation How any… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 32:07 047: Facebook revisited – Jim the Converted http://beersblokesbusiness.com/facebook-revisited/ Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:00:54 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=451 Remember way back when we first chatted about Facebook over a beer?  It was episode 18 and Jim Stewart was the Facebook naysayer, we'll fast forward 6 months and Jim is loving Facebook, find out why. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about Facebook advertising   What Jim has learned using Facebook ads The power of custom audiences Why Facebook website pixels are so powerful Why are you seeing ads for Beers, Blokes & Business Facebook page? Why conversion is the big selling point for Jim Why Steve writes his Facebook strategy in tomato sauce How Sean uses Facebook ads to help sports team sell tickets Why the Facebook Power Editor and Audience Insights is crucial Links and resources from the episode: Starting using the Facebook Power Editor! Check out Jon Loomer for great Facebook advertising posts Here is a Facebook Advertising sizing chart from Jon Loomer Keep an eye on Facebook newsroom for latest tweaks to your Facebook content (hint video) Listen to Sean discuss Facebook video tweaks in his Sports Geek Podcast Listen to the prequel of this podcast - 18 - Facebook, what's up Zuck? Watch Samma via our Facebook page // Post by Beers, Blokes & Business. The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from Stewart Media @stevevallas from Honey Bar @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from Golden Ace from Feral Brewing Company. Download episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Remember way back when we first chatted about Facebook over a beer?  It was episode 18 and Jim Stewart was the Facebook naysayer, we’ll fast forward 6 months and Jim is loving Facebook, find out why. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show no... Remember way back when we first chatted about Facebook over a beer?  It was episode 18 and Jim Stewart was the Facebook naysayer, we’ll fast forward 6 months and Jim is loving Facebook, find out why. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn about… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 50:23 046: Tomcar’s David Brim http://beersblokesbusiness.com/tomcar-david-brim/ Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:00:43 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=441 You've heard Samma talk about Tomcar on previous episode's so we decided to bring in David Brim to discuss his startup which manufactures off-road cars for rural Australia. Tomcar is proof that niche car manufacturing can survive in Australia. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you will learn from David Brim Why is a car manufacturer a startup? How is Steve helping Tomcar How Tomcar got started and what a journey it has been How Tomcar use outsourcing What David and Tomcar team have learned from ecommerce industry Why accepting Bitcoin created a big stir in tech world Why you should attend events. Why conversations lead to opportunities. About the maker movement and startups beyond the screen. Links and resources from the episode: Tomcar, order yours now with Bitcoin How to media hack your startup to awareness How to become a Tomcar representative - once in a lifetime opportunity! Am I a startup? Why conversations create opportunity. Tomcar featured on the ABC News. What Farmers should know about Tomcar. Buy a Tomcar right here - yep, you can sell anything on the internet. Tomcar report on Nine news https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLLh2Qu8rgA The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from Startup Blog, author of The Great Fragmentation @joshrowe from RealAs.com @MrDavidBrim from Tomcar, connect with him on Linkedin The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast from Tru Bru (find them on Facebook) in the Growler bottle. Download episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  You’ve heard Samma talk about Tomcar on previous episode’s so we decided to bring in David Brim to discuss his startup which manufactures off-road cars for rural Australia. Tomcar is proof that niche car manufacturing can survive in Australia. You’ve heard Samma talk about Tomcar on previous episode’s so we decided to bring in David Brim to discuss his startup which manufactures off-road cars for rural Australia. Tomcar is proof that niche car manufacturing can survive in Australia. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What you… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 36:53 045: Downsizing http://beersblokesbusiness.com/downsizing/ Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:00:27 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=433 Downsizing has been in the news with Australia Post cutting 900 jobs this week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Samma and Josh discuss their experiences with downsizing and what you can do when faced with it. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Downsizing - what you will learn How important your relationship with your boss is How you can turn a redundancy into an opportunity What is it like on the other side, letting people go Importance of keeping up with your professional network Links and resources from the episode: Aussie Post cut 900 jobs Linkedin - 029 Career Transitions - 004 Build your network -  002   The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @joshrowe from realAs.com @sammartino from Startup Blog The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Budvar in a can Pre Order The Great Fragmentation Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  Downsizing has been in the news with Australia Post cutting 900 jobs this week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Samma and Josh discuss their experiences with downsizing and what you can do when faced with it. Downsizing has been in the news with Australia Post cutting 900 jobs this week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Samma and Josh discuss their experiences with downsizing and what you can do when faced with it. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Downsizing – what you will learn… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 31:24 044: PeSA conference highlights http://beersblokesbusiness.com/pesa-conference/ Mon, 09 Jun 2014 08:00:29 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=425 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Steve, Scott and Josh share their highlights from the PeSA Internet Conference held in the Gold Coast. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup PeSA Conference Highlights - You will learn PeSA is the Professional eBay and eCommerce Sellers Alliance - it started with eBay sellers, but has expanded to all types of online sellers Tactics, approaches and conversations for driving eCommerce sales through digital channels Jim Stewart, Scott Kilmartin, Steve Vallas and Josh Rowe all spoke at PeSA and they reflect on the public speaking experiences at the event How to use social media for retail conversions How Steve built his audience using Twitter and now uses Facebook to engage his customer base PeSA is a community of people that wants to learn new things - speakers, attendees and exhibitors alike There are great opportunities with Facebook custom audiences Google+ is something to manage and nurture Facebook text updates may deliver you better reach. However, visual updates can drive more traffic Social media is part of the way you engage with your customers, use the tools to develop familiarity of the networks and understand your customers Social media is just as useful for commoditised products as high end fashion What Black Milk Clothing learned from a social media fail How Jim  Stewart drove in person leads as a PeSA exhibitor Why stepping out of your comfort zone and speaking to people not like you is enlightening Putting together generalist and niche players will result in learning new things for everyone Nathan Huppatz was once Peter Brock's co-driver Email is one of the least filtered online marketing channels, especially in comparison to social media networks; use it ! Josh's new startup business realAs.com will have email at the centre of it's customer engagement strategy along side social media channels Each of the blokes key take aways from the conference The bloke @jimboot sharing the SEO knowledge at #pesa14. pic.twitter.com/kmm9pqVE6N — Scott Kilmartin (@ScottKilmartin) May 29, 2014 #pesa14 @jimboot spreading the #SEO gospel to a packed house. The power of Google Trends & Webmaster Tools. pic.twitter.com/sD9Y7hSd7V — Scott Kilmartin (@ScottKilmartin) May 30, 2014 Social Media power panel with @Yvonne_Adele @thehoneybar @ScottKilmartin @bboutique learning from their exp #pesa14 pic.twitter.com/9Efpzy4W5n — Online Market Expert (@OME_NET_AU) May 29, 2014 One of the blokes @joshrowe talking social commerce at #pesa14 pic.twitter.com/t0zi2DKMsY— Beers Blokes & Biz (@BeersBlokesBiz) May 29, 2014 Links and resources from this episode  PeSA Internet Conference PeSA Las Vegas Aug 21-12, 2014 PowerRetail's take on PeSA #PeSA14 tagboard The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @stevevallas from Honey Bar @joshrowe from realAs.com The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Peroni Red in a can Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Steve, Scott and Josh share their highlights from the PeSA Internet Conference held in the Gold Coast. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business Sean, Steve, Scott and Josh share their highlights from the PeSA Internet Conference held in the Gold Coast. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup PeSA Conference Highlights – You will learn PeSA is the Professional eBay and eCommerce Sellers Alliance – it… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 46:01 043: Passion Vs Effort http://beersblokesbusiness.com/passion-vs-effort/ Mon, 02 Jun 2014 08:00:49 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=413 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the Sean & Samma chat about the recent debate on Passion Vs Effort triggered by Jim Carrey's poignant commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management (watch below), telling graduates that he was proof you could follow your passion and succeed and then Marc Andreessen's counter argument.   Thanks also to BBB listener Luke who send in the suggestion to discuss finding a passionate idea to base a business on. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Passion vs Effort - You will learn Is passion the secret to success? What is a tournament style industry? Steve's epiphany mid podcast Does effort drive passion or vice versa? What should you do if you can't find a business idea you're passionate about? What drove Richard Branson Links and resources from this episode  Jim Carrey's Commencement Speech This Weekend Had A Poignant Anecdote About Failure Baladin Open, one of Sean's stop on Euro #SportsGeekTrip with open source beer Who has better career advice? Jim Carrey or Marc Andreessen Mark Cuban's - Don't Follow Your Passion, Follow Your Effort Follow Marc Andreessen on Twitter @pmarca and check out A16z.com Follow Mark Cuban on Twitter @mcuban and BlogMaverick.com How many Jim Carrey movies can you name? Watch Jim Carrey's full speech http://youtu.be/V80-gPkpH6M The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from StartUp Blog The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Baladin Open. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Let us know your thoughts in the comments  This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the Sean & Samma chat about the recent debate on Passion Vs Effort triggered by Jim Carrey’s poignant commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management (watch below), This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the Sean & Samma chat about the recent debate on Passion Vs Effort triggered by Jim Carrey’s poignant commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management (watch below), telling graduates that he was proof you could follow your passion and succeed and then Marc Andreessen’s counter argument.   Thanks also… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 33:54 042: Google it ! http://beersblokesbusiness.com/google-it/ Mon, 26 May 2014 07:55:02 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=404 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes take a look at the monolith that is Google. Where it's been, where it's heading and how you as a business owner can get more traffic from it.  Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Google It! - You will learn Is Steve Vallas geeky? Does Google still do no evil? Why did Google become so dominant? Where is the best place to hide a dead body? Should I be buying backlinks? Google webmaster tools - the most important SEO tool The most neglected part of SEO Bricks and mortar businesses low hanging fruit Android + Google = Awesome G+ The elephant in the room What is Google Authorship? Employee authorship what are the business risks? SEO Is Dead? Links and resources from this episode  Google+ Total View count explained Kronenbourg Brewery is a brewery founded in 1664 by Geronimus Hatt in Strasbourg (at the time a Free Imperial City of the Holy Roman Empire; now France) as the Hatt Brewery. The name comes from the area (Cronenbourg) where the brewery relocated in 1850. The company is owned by the Carlsberg Group The blokes on this podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from StewArtMedia @joshrowe from realAs.com @stevevallas from honeybar.com.au The beer enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Kronenbourg 1664. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes take a look at the monolith that is Google. Where it’s been, where it’s heading and how you as a business owner can get more traffic from it.  Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes fi... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes take a look at the monolith that is Google. Where it’s been, where it’s heading and how you as a business owner can get more traffic from it.  Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Google It! – You… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:53 041: Game of Tools http://beersblokesbusiness.com/game-of-tools/ Mon, 19 May 2014 07:50:54 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=396 In this week's podcast we look at the tools that make us more productive, inspire us and sometimes even distract us.  It's a snapshot of some of our favourite tools that we use everyday. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Game of Tools - You will learn We are all entrepreneurs / intrapreneurs There are shed loads of tools - many free - that can help us do things better in our everyday jobs and lives Note taking tools Evernote is a great way to store your notes and beats penultimate because no stylus is required Moleskin black leather bound provides an awesome way to keep notes, but make sure you use a system as mentioned in the Time Management episode It's easy to be deceived that technology can better manage time, when analogue can work just fine. The perfect storm is the evernote moleskin combo! Browser tools Pinterest pin it button - the visual social network based on topics.  Check out Steve's pinterest boards to see how he uses Pinterest to curate content Pinterest operates on the interest graph level, that is - you can follow certain topics The Google Chrome web browser offers some great extensions Momentum is one Chrome extension which takes over your new/empty browser tab to show the time, what is your focus for today Tools for home Sean loves the portability of his iPad mini Apple TV is the best $90 Steve has spent ever - a little device plugs into your TV - lots of free and paid content via Apple iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, can stream directly from any iOS device straight to the TV. Steve has blogged about his experiences with Apple TV Content curation tools How to find great work from others and then share it with others Steve has a "like minded" twitter list to look for inspiration, Sean loves Twitter lists too, we've even got a list of BBB listeners If This Then That (IFTTT) is great for connecting up your content between different services.  For example, whenever Sean likes a photo on instagram IFTTT will save that photo to a dropbox folder.  There are truck loads of IFTTT recipes. IFTTT and the Internet of Things are a marriage made in heaven Life skills tools Nike Fuelband helped Sean with his injury recovery and keeps him accountable to his activity goals.  We discussed wearables in a previous episode. YouTube - the greatest education tool that is on the web today - learn to play guitar, cooking, lego, etc Steve pins his favourite YouTube videos Sean will favourite YouTube videos and then they are automatically shared via IFTTT to his other social channels Tools on the go Flipboard on the iPad makes for a great digital magazine for curated content we care about.  Facebook Paper and Klout are both trying to move into the content curation space too. Check out the Beers Blokes Business flipboard magazine Zinio brings regular print magazines to your iPad Travelling tools Foursqure gives the most accurate description/reviews of the places you haven't yet been to - reviews from your social network are more trusted Tripit collates your itinerary (flights, hotels, etc) and integrates it into your calendar and tells you when things change before the airlines do Productivity tools Cotap is whatsapp for companies - mobile based messaging direct and within groups Rescue time for categorising products / web sites and whether they're productive or distracting. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from Startup Blog The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Bronx Brewery Pale Ale. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   In this week’s podcast we look at the tools that make us more productive, inspire us and sometimes even distract us.  It’s a snapshot of some of our favourite tools that we use everyday. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first eve... In this week’s podcast we look at the tools that make us more productive, inspire us and sometimes even distract us.  It’s a snapshot of some of our favourite tools that we use everyday. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Game of Tools – You will learn… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 35:24 040: Public Speaking http://beersblokesbusiness.com/public-speaking/ Mon, 12 May 2014 08:00:03 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=390 We do it all day long, and it’s of the oldest communication technologies we have – Public Speaking. Like it or hate it, it’s a business necessity. In this podcast we go through some tips and tricks to give good voice. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Public Speaking - You will learn Public speaking is a learned skill. Why the name of something can make in 10% better. New Word Alert: ‘retrocity’ – nice level of retro action to something. Non Practicer – Don’t prepare. The key secret to successful public speaking. Why being an extrovert, is not an advantage in speaking. The best personality for public speaking: Yours! Why the heart is greater than the mind. Early attention grabbing hacks. Why telling your stories is easier. How being on panels can help move up the learning curve. Why people aren’t interest in you, but what you can teach them. Tricks to moderating a panel. How to use slides effectively. Why your stories are greater than the facts. Using memes for engagement. Value of silence when talking. Introductions to Ignite talks. Radio & Podcasting are the same thing. Why community events are the best speaking training platform. Why listeners want hacks & insights, not sell jobs. Links and resources from this episode Toast Masters International - Public Speaking Training. How to give a TED talk. From Inc magazine Book on how to deliver a TED style talk The BOLT! - 100 other name changes Snoop considered. 3 different style of Stand up comedian: Here, here and here. One version of Death by Powerpoint. Ignite format for presentations, Sean used at DevTest An example of an ignite speech by Steve Sammartino Book Samma for a speaking gig – because self promotion is the only type of promotion. Zan Rowe from Triple J – A bloke sister. Seth Godin at the inbound conference. Andy Lark on twitter. Sports Geek gets the SEAT crowd #Bolting http://youtu.be/kVhX1tRDeNc Samma giving an Ignite Speech http://youtu.be/4tYXSQANjcc On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevesammartino from Startup Blog @scottkilmartin of Online Store Guys @mrjamesnoble of Carter Digital The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Mountain Goat Fancy Pants.  Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   We do it all day long, and it’s of the oldest communication technologies we have – Public Speaking. Like it or hate it, it’s a business necessity. In this podcast we go through some tips and tricks to give good voice. We do it all day long, and it’s of the oldest communication technologies we have – Public Speaking. Like it or hate it, it’s a business necessity. In this podcast we go through some tips and tricks to give good voice. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 52:34 039: Time Management http://beersblokesbusiness.com/time-management/ Mon, 05 May 2014 08:00:21 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=380 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss the age old problem of managing our time. A problem as old as time itself. The challenge we all face no matter how poor or rich we are. Something that never goes away, and we need to keep working on. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Time Mangement - You will learn What ‘the great equalizer’ in life is. Find out if you’re part of the white collar underclass. Managing time in a high tech, always connected world. Tips for work / life balance. Why ‘time’ is the ultimate currency. How to buy back time via outsourcing. How to manage your diary and to do lists better. Planning the night before. Why keeping to do list short is better. Time & task chunking & why it works. Rewarding yourself for using your time well. Why your calendar is still the killer app for time management. The truth about procrastination – why we do it. The importance of down time. How to put a dollar value on your own time. Why tradesman and Doctors charge for the time not the task. Why the phone is superior to email. The impact of trust on time management. The real cost of meetings. Why voicemail is an out dated retro technology. Links and resources from this episode Short Spanish Lesson: Estrella – means star. Damm = Google translate failed me on this one – kept thinking I misspelled Damn. Cerveza – means beer. Justin Timberlake – In Time – yes it was in 2011 Sean. Samma’s to do list headings here Parkinsons Law – Time expanding to the amount of time available for it’s completion. From 1955 in UK Civil Service study. New Word for Oxford Dictionary: Overwhelmingness. Sean’s Amazing Time Management Tool Box: Time Trade, Tungle, Rescue Time, The bullet journal, Retro music video for the day via @Sammartino: Dr Andre Sammartino (Economist – his page at Melbourne University. Agile Software Manifesto and how to hold a stand up meeting On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevesammartino from Startup Blog The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Estrella Damm  Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss the age old problem of managing our time. A problem as old as time itself. The challenge we all face no matter how poor or rich we are. Something that never goes away, This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss the age old problem of managing our time. A problem as old as time itself. The challenge we all face no matter how poor or rich we are. Something that never goes away, and we need to keep working on. Signup to our email list… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:02 038: Growing Pains http://beersblokesbusiness.com/growing-pains/ Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:00:19 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=375 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss growing a business and the hiccups that they've been through and how to get to the next level. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Being Fit for Business - You will learn Should You Hire A Business Coach When to bring on the first employee Small leaps of faith are important What is managing your runway Process Process Process Holding your Margins as you grow Should you try to clone yourself? The Kerry Packer Hiring Theorem Debt Share  & Profit Share Hiring & Firing Self education to ask the right questions Links and resources from this episode Jim Collins Good To Great BBB Episode 23: Getting Paid BBB Episode 9: Building a Killer Team Slicing The Pie book The Lean Startup book On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from StewArtMedia @joshrowe from joshrowe.com @stevevallas from honeybar.com.au The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Requiem Pilsener from @southernbaybrew  Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription.   This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss growing a business and the hiccups that they’ve been through and how to get to the next level. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss growing a business and the hiccups that they’ve been through and how to get to the next level. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Being Fit for Business – You will learn Should You Hire A Business… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 38:47 037: Fit for Business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/fit-for-business/ Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:00:55 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=365 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss being both physically and mentally fit for business. How to maintain exercise when the demands of business and family are great. What they've tried and what's worked, working out for work. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Being Fit for Business - You will learn Why getting into a routine is critical & what each of the blokes do. Is exercising before / during / after work best? Why James doesn't keep his iphone by his bedroom. Why you need to use motivation to make training a habit. How Scott became motivated after a Xmas morning word from his mum! Does wearable tech: FitBit's, RunKeeper and Jawbones really help? Why mental health was one of Sean's reasons for starting this podcast. Samma on the difference between finding time & planning time for exercise. Why stand up desks & meetings might be daggy but are great for you & productivity. The title of Scott's new book... or is it a t-shirt. Why nutrition is more important than exercise. Why Sean thinks playing crayons with his young kids is great for clearing the mind. Any excuse to include this in the podcast. Links and resources from this episode Stand up desks & their benefits. Foods that seem healthy but aren't. @Ev exercises when he can’t work through a problem. How Regular Exercise Helps You Balance Work and Family. Brain hacks founders use to get things done & maintain energy. Exercise & Productivity. Mental Fitness. Pillow tops. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @mrjamesnoble from carterdigital.com.au @sammartino from SteveSammartino.com The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Broo Premium Larger  Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss being both physically and mentally fit for business. How to maintain exercise when the demands of business and family are great. What they’ve tried and what’s worked, working out for work. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The blokes discuss being both physically and mentally fit for business. How to maintain exercise when the demands of business and family are great. What they’ve tried and what’s worked, working out for work. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week:… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 42:48 036: Funny Business with Wil Anderson http://beersblokesbusiness.com/wil-anderson/ Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:00:30 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=356 Running your own business? Keeping multiple projects on the go? Planning business growth across continents? All familiar questions our listeners face and so does this week's guest. Well known Australian comedian and good bloke Wil Anderson, who is currently killing it the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Sean & Steve caught up with Wil to chat about the business of comedy and how he approaches it. Like this episode? Please leave a review on iTunes What you'll learn from this podcast How brand "Wil Anderson" comes into play in every decision Wil makes How Oprah and Roseanne Barr helped Wil make the leap into comedy Not everyone is like Wayne Gretzy, but how you can be Importance of giving yourself permission to chase your dream Why you should never go to the movies during work hours (or stay in that crap job) How critical the super fan is to Wil's success in Australia and USA How podcasting has opened doors for Wil in the US market 10,000 hour rule applies to comedy and business so get started now The real reason we record each podcast standing up How much planning is required working in comedy The importance of being a solid contributor to your industry Why Wil hates schedules.... What is Wil's best advice to his younger self Links from the podcast Go see Wil in Wiluminati before MICF ends, all tour dates in Australia & USA here Listen to these episodes from TOFOP on podcasting, live from LA Podcast Festival Earbuds documentary on podcasting backed on Kickstarter Check out Gruen Transfer if you haven't already Listen to some of the work from Wil & Lehmo show Give Wil's new podcast a listen available on iTunes Wilosophy Comedians hitting stride at 40, Wil with some of the comedians he mentions on the podcast Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 rule Louis CK sells his comedy show for $5 Seth Godin on "getting picked" Kevin Kelly 1000 True fans Stewart Lee UK comedian who Wil mentions about getting super fans Gary Vaynerchuk - Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook book Something Wonky podcast that Wil listens to Sean looks at AFL Variable Pricing Other episodes mentioned in the podcast - Planning, Pricing, Podcasting, 4 Hour Work Week On this BBB podcast were: Sean Callanan from Sports Geek Steve Sammartino from Startup Blog Connect with our guest Wil Anderson via WilAnderson.com.au follow him on Twitter @WIl_Anderson, on Facebook, on Tumblr.  Listen to his podcasts TOFOP and Wilosophy See Wil at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in his latest show - Wiluminati The beer of choice for this podcast was Wahoo Premium Ale from Gage Roads Brewery. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, SoundCloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Running your own business? Keeping multiple projects on the go? Planning business growth across continents? All familiar questions our listeners face and so does this week’s guest. Well known Australian comedian and good bloke Wil Anderson, Running your own business? Keeping multiple projects on the go? Planning business growth across continents? All familiar questions our listeners face and so does this week’s guest. Well known Australian comedian and good bloke Wil Anderson, who is currently killing it the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Sean & Steve caught up with Wil to chat about… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 59:53 035: Michelle Matthews Nomadic Entrepreneur http://beersblokesbusiness.com/michelle-matthews-nomadic-entrepreneur/ Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:00:06 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=345 You've read Tim Ferris' book The 4 Hour Work Week, had ideas on how you can develop a lifestyle business, exploit geo arbitrage, outsource tasks, and not be held ransom to email. On this ep the blokes talk with Michelle Matthews publisher of Deck of Secrets on what life is like as a Nomadic Entrepreneur . Michelle has an instagram feed that will make you want to get on a plane and embraces new tech and trends faster than most. What you'll learn from this podcast (which at times turns into the Bali Business Show) Are the principles actually doable or is Ferris just the word's greatest self promoter. Does the business dictate the lifestyle or vice versa? How the democratisation of the tools of production help make outsourcing possible. How Michelle uses AirBnB, along with outsourcing manufacturing & distribution to spend 6-9 months overseas every year. Why wifi -which is only just starting to reach critical mass in Oz - is the key working o/s. How MM breaks up her working day whilst living in various idyllic locations. That Sean is controversially planning on outsourcing the blokes! What not to tell customs official is your profession if you don't want to be detained. Scott outs Michelle as a Blackberry user whilst being an early iPhone app developer. Which Melbourne tech entrepreneur still carries an iphone relic in his pocket. Links from the podcast What is geo-arbitrage & the other side of the story. Outsource your job to China and play SuperCoach all day. Managing virtual staff and remote teams: ReWork, how Buffer do it. iPhone activated locking system - Lockitron & where is this headed? Colin Wright Exile Lifestyle. Chris Ducker on how to outsource & hire VA's. The daily routines of the famously creative. The cafe to work out of when you're next in Madrid. Pat Flynn's muse business Clickable Map. Lovers & Haters of the 4HWW. Michelle's apartment on AirBnB. More on media darling Michelle. On this BBB podcast were: Sean Callanan from Sports Geek Scott Kilmartin from Online Store Guys & Short Batch Jim Stewart from Stewart Media Connect with our guest Michelle Matthews @secretshq (Twitter & Instagram) and on Linkedin from DeckofSecrets.com Thanks for the Insta pick Michelle The beer of choice for this podcast was Monteith's Golden Ale out of New Zealand. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. You’ve read Tim Ferris‘ book The 4 Hour Work Week, had ideas on how you can develop a lifestyle business, exploit geo arbitrage, outsource tasks, and not be held ransom to email. On this ep the blokes talk with Michelle Matthews publisher of Deck of Se... You’ve read Tim Ferris‘ book The 4 Hour Work Week, had ideas on how you can develop a lifestyle business, exploit geo arbitrage, outsource tasks, and not be held ransom to email. On this ep the blokes talk with Michelle Matthews publisher of Deck of Secrets on what life is like as a Nomadic Entrepreneur . Michelle has… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 50:24 034: Running Successful Events http://beersblokesbusiness.com/running-events/ Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:00:18 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=324 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; We've all been to events where we arrived with high hopes only to depart underwhelmed. In this episode Steve Vallas leads us through what makes a great event and how you can run one that will leave your punters raving. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup If you're intending on running a launch, networking event or a workshop - Listen and learn: Why you should talk to the venue manager, after all they've ran more events than you've had Sunday roasts. When to have your event: which day of the week, breakfasts vs evening drinks. Why Josh Rowe is the Tottie Goldsmith of Melbourne events & suffers from FOMO. Not to rely on Facebook rsvp's & what % will likely show up on the night. Why Steve says you need to hustle as the event nears to fill the room or you'll be disappointed with numbers. The difference in expectations of a paying crowd compared to those at a free event. Why you should break up the event into two halves & why that will keep the venue happy. How Sean bought Twitter to Australia, recruited celebs to a panel & ran two large successful events. Why Scott partnered with Shopify on the Online Store Guys launch. How your follow up comms post event will define it's success. Know the crowd & make sure your presenters do to. How sponsors can diminish the financial risk and add credibility to your event. Links and resources from this episode Eventbrite great built in tools and tips. MeetUp Resources & checklists for running a successful networking event. Sean's Sports Geek ODE he ran earlier today but discussed in podcast the day before. Events the blokes like: Business Chicks,  Churchill Club - Melbourne. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @thehoneybar from The Honey Bar or follow @SteveVallas @joshrowe man about town JoshRowe.com The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Monkey's Fist Pale Ale Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; We’ve all been to events where we arrived with high hopes only to depart underwhelmed. In this episode Steve Vallas leads us through what makes a great event and how you can run one that will leave your punters ... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; We’ve all been to events where we arrived with high hopes only to depart underwhelmed. In this episode Steve Vallas leads us through what makes a great event and how you can run one that will leave your punters raving. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 50:35 033: Personal Branding versus Business Branding http://beersblokesbusiness.com/personal-branding-versus-business-branding/ Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:21:29 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=307 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The challenges associated with and the decisions surrounding branding yourself personally versus branding your company/business. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Personal Branding versus Business Branding - What you will learn The Blokes early decisions about personal branding as their business brands developed The @thehoneybar experience of transitioning business relationships to personal relationships The view that you should own the properties who identify you whenever possible via @sammartino Busy is the new normal. How do you choose where you should spend your branding time The difficulty in extracting the brand from the person when your name equates to what you do How @sportsgeek brands himself through his shoes What happens if you’re lost under someone else’s brand i.e. an intraprenuer in a corporate environment Shaquille O’Neal’s use of Twitter and how the PR Suns girl benefitted from his personal brand How you can you “Kilmartin” someone The perils of not backing up your offline performance with your online persona The importance of picking a brand channel Making sure you look the part when your offline persona is in the real world The view that you should be yourself…unless you’re a dickhead. Thanks to our show sponsor - Brett Oaten Solicitors Give Brett Oaten Solicitors a call on 02 9557 7173 or find Brett on Twitter @brettoaten and on Linkedin. He’ll actually talk to you and, for a lawyer, he’s a good bloke. They can help anyone who uses intellectual property in their business.   He’ll do a great job for you - if he wasn’t good, stars of stage and screen wouldn’t use him, year in, year out. Find out more at BrettOaten.com.au, tell him you know the Blokes Links and resources from this episode Who is Gary Vaynerchuck? Darren Rowse aka @problogger The king of self promotion www.stevesammartino.com Scott Kilmartin’s fave live show www.manpower.net.au Facebook marketer with a strong personal brand approach www.jonloomer.com Bufferapp Valerie Khoo at the Australian Writers Centre On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @thehoneybar from The Honey Bar or follow @SteveVallas The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was James Squire 150 Lashes Pale Ale Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Bloke Plug - Hurry. Tickets selling fast! Want some help understanding the social media landscape? Sean from Sports Geek is running a One Day Educational on March 31 at HONEY Bar with the help of a few blokes Steve Sammartino and Josh Rowe. It's built to help business owners and marketers to deliver results for their business using social media. Use the code BLOKES for $50 off registration. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The challenges associated with and the decisions surrounding branding yourself personally versus branding your company/business. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblo... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; The challenges associated with and the decisions surrounding branding yourself personally versus branding your company/business. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Personal Branding versus Business Branding – What you will learn The Blokes early decisions about personal branding as… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 49:13 032: Picking a web developer with Paul Beardsell http://beersblokesbusiness.com/picking-web-developer-paul-beardsell/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:00:04 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=295 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; How do I choose a web developer? A couple of our own Web dev blokes deliver the answers plus our special guest Web Developer Paul Beardsell from Carter Digital. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Choosing a web developer - What you will learn Choosing a platform Shopify, Magento, custom... What is a CMS? Deciding the budget How much should you spend Know where you are, where you want to be. and what you need Meet The Bing Family What are backlinks? Hosting Horror Stories and how to avoid them Get a checklist of want you want before you consult a developer Why Brett Oaten Should Represent Jesus & Scott should get someone else. Who are your customers and what do they want? What do you like? Do some homework first. What questions do you need to ask yourself? Here's the most expensive website in the world. This Venn diagram applies to websites as well as graphic design. Need more tips? Scott penned this piece on how to pick a winning web dev. Thanks to our show sponsor - Brett Oaten Solicitors Give Brett Oaten Solicitors a call on 02 9557 7173 or find Brett on Twitter @brettoaten and on Linkedin. He’ll actually talk to you and, for a lawyer, he’s a good bloke. They can help anyone who uses intellectual property in their business.   He’ll do a great job for you - if he wasn’t good, stars of stage and screen wouldn’t use him, year in, year out. Find out more at BrettOaten.com.au, tell him you know the Blokes Links and resources from this episode Pingdom Wordpress We won't link to Wix, sorry don't even Google it! Check out what James & Paul do at Carter Digital if you are looking for a new website  Want to make the next step with your ecommerce site? Contact Scott at Online Store Guys On this BBB podcast were: @PaulBeardsell from Carter Digital @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @mrjamesnoble from carterdigital.com.au @jimboot from StewArtMedia The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was O'Briens Premium Lager.  Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. Bloke Plug Want some help understanding the social media landscape? Sean from Sports Geek is running a One Day Educational on March 31 at HONEY Bar with the help of a few blokes Steve Sammartino and Josh Rowe. It's built to help business owners and marketers to deliver results for their business using social media. Use the code BLOKES for $50 off registration. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; How do I choose a web developer? A couple of our own Web dev blokes deliver the answers plus our special guest Web Developer Paul Beardsell from Carter Digital. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show ... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; How do I choose a web developer? A couple of our own Web dev blokes deliver the answers plus our special guest Web Developer Paul Beardsell from Carter Digital. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup Choosing a web developer… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:25 031: Podcast about podcasting http://beersblokesbusiness.com/podcast-on-podcasting/ Mon, 10 Mar 2014 07:00:56 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=290 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we discuss podcasting, it is a bit meta talking about podcasting on podcasting but we love it so this is part how to and part why we listen to podcasts. Don't forget to sign up to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn about podcasting? Sean has lost count of how many podcasts he has done in last 6 months (72 including this one) Jim was too early for podcasting which lead him to YouTubing Where the blokes listen podcasts - Car, Apple TV, walking and ironing Podcasting is hands free learning doesn't require eyeballs How to find the time to listen to podcasts Podcasting history lesson from Jim Why podcasting is growing as a voice of authority How podcasting delivers you more time with your customers or audience Why comedians like Wil Anderson are killing it podcasting Is podcasting just timeshifted radio? How to find podcasts you might like?  It is too hard right now... Did you Windows Phone Store does not have links?  BBB should be there... Beers, Blokes & Business now on SoundCloud, we are loading all episodes Some tips on producing your podcast, dancing does not work Importance of show notes in podcasting How you can employ tactics that radio employs on podcasting Garageband 6 is better than Garageband 10 Importance of consistency of publish time - 6PM Mondays for BBB Thanks to our show sponsor - Brett Oaten Solicitors Give Brett Oaten Solicitors a call on 02 9557 7173 or find Brett on Twitter @brettoaten and on Linkedin. He’ll actually talk to you and, for a lawyer, he’s a good bloke. They can help anyone who uses intellectual property in their business. He’ll do a great job for you - if he wasn’t good, stars of stage and screen wouldn’t use him, year in, year out. Find out more at BrettOaten.com.au, tell him you know the Blokes. Resources on podcasting Tools we use - Pocket Casts, Down Casts, Podcasts (iTunes), Garageband, Levelator, PowerPress, Auphonic We host our podcast with Libsyn Microphone we use to record BBB - Blue Yeti Pat Flynn's tutorial on starting a podcast Sean interview with Leigh Ellis on The Basketball Jones to The Starters at NBA Cameron Reilly on The Sammartino Method What Sean learned at SMMW13 where podcasting was a star Pricing episode with Jon Manning We are now loading all episodes on Soundcloud Get your Voiceovers done at Fiverr thanks Arny Wordpress Plugin we use to create easy links - Pretty Link e.g. BeersBlokesBusiness.com/iTunes Why marketers should not ignore podcasting Wil Anderson discusses podcasting with Graham Elwood who is kickstarting a documentary on podcasting See you at Sean's Sports Geek One Day Educational with Josh & Samma as special guests use Blokes promo code for $50 off Podcasts we listen to Wil Anderson - TOFOP & Wilosophy The Starters - NBA Daily show with some comedy Pat Flynn - Smart Passive Income & Ask Pat Sports Geek Podcast - all things sports and digital Bill Simmons BS Report In all Airness - Michael Jordan based podcast Jon Loomer - Facebook marketing Social Media Examiner - Social Media interviews Seahawkers - Seattle Seahawks Tropical MBA - Business Accidental Creative - User Design Foundation with Kevin Rose - Interviews with startups Seths Godin's Startup School NPR All things Considered Alec Baldwin - Here's the thing Ken Burgin's Profitable Hospitality Podcast How to help someone to start listening to podcasts... On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from Stewart Media @lukemccormack from Flippa @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @stevevallas from HONEY bar Thanks Shane Warne for the Retweet The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Shane Warne's 99 not out from Moa Beer. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we discuss podcasting, it is a bit meta talking about podcasting on podcasting but we love it so this is part how to and part why we listen to podcasts. Don’t forget to sign up to our email list to receive the #B... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we discuss podcasting, it is a bit meta talking about podcasting on podcasting but we love it so this is part how to and part why we listen to podcasts. Don’t forget to sign up to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week:… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 54:16 030: Dave The Olympian – the Business of a Professional Athlete http://beersblokesbusiness.com/david-morris-aerialskier/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:00:29 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=274 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; our very special guest is David Morris; the Australian Aerial Skiing Silver Medalist just back from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup David Morris - what you need to know Member of the Australia Aerial Skiing team 2 x Olympian; 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics Silver medalist, Aerial Skiing at Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 World #2 overall 2012/13 season Australian record holder Most successful male aerial skier ever in Australia Experienced public speaker across educational, corporate and media. What will you learn from this 'Dave The Olympian' podcast? It only takes 12 years of hard work for an Olympic silver medal Being a Olympian is no different to working in a business - with a focus on planning, strategy, KPIs and results. Most of us only tune in once ever 4 years for the results of a long term project Find out how Dave used a multi-year strategy to deliver the silver medal result at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics How Olympians are funded How Dave broke into a female dominated sport without the initial support of the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA) How the focus on other Australian athletes (like Chumpy) allowed Dave to slip under the media radar and surprise the Australian public with a silver medal How Dave used business "hacks" to push himself further - Davo’s imaginary training competitor Who is Team DTO? Dave's plans for the future - including motivational public speaking for education, corporate and media audiences The role of social media in Olympic competition Thanks to our show sponsor - Brett Oaten Solicitors Give Brett Oaten Solicitors a call on 02 9557 7173 or find Brett on Twitter @brettoaten and on Linkedin. He’ll actually talk to you and, for a lawyer, he’s a good bloke. They can help anyone who uses intellectual property in their business.   He’ll do a great job for you - if he wasn’t good, stars of stage and screen wouldn’t use him, year in, year out. Find out more at BrettOaten.com.au, tell him you know the Blokes Links and resources from this episode The first time Dave tried aerial skiing (video) Dave's dad Shane risks Siberian deportation The Silver and Gold medal winning jumps (photo sequence) Meet Team DTO Dave on Sports Geek Podcast before and after winning Check out Brett Oaten in this video for Big Hearted Business Related BBB Episodes 006 - Bootstrapping 021 - Planning Year Ahead 022 - Getting Press 026 - Pricing On this BBB podcast were: DTO; "Dave The Olympian" - David Morris @aerialskier from AerialSkier.com - David Morris on LinkedIn @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com David Morris in training. US Aerial Skiing training facility. Australian Aerial Skiing training facility (leach infested dam)   Dave being Dave in Sochi // Post by David Morris. The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Cricketers India Pale Ale. Note: Apologies for audio quality, technical difficulties recording this episode this was our backup audio. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; our very special guest is David Morris; the Australian Aerial Skiing Silver Medalist just back from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beers... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; our very special guest is David Morris; the Australian Aerial Skiing Silver Medalist just back from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup David Morris – what you need to know Member of the Australia Aerial… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:34 029: LinkedIn, Love It Or Hate It http://beersblokesbusiness.com/linkedin-love-it-or-hate-it/ Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:00:03 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=244 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; Controversy - a rift in the blokes. The Blokes are split down the middle this week on LinkedIn Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn from this 'LinkedIn Love It Or Hate It' podcast? Why Jim, Steve & Steve think it is a giant spam reservoir Why Sean, Luke & James are big Fanbois Is connecting on LinkedIn permission to send bulk unsolicited commercial email? Who do you choose to connect with?  Do you have connection rules? LinkedIn is great for content, news , slideshare & more A great CV Replacement How important is LI profile coming up first for your name in google search LinkedIN “A Passive Job Board” A secret technique to get people to Google you using LinkedIn - The Sean Poke LinkedIn Groups - Love hate relationship Sean’s weird one word endorsement experiment Thanks to our show sponsor - Brett Oaten Solicitors Give Brett Oaten Solicitors a call on 02 9557 7173 or find Brett on Twitter @brettoaten and on Linkedin. He’ll actually talk to you and, for a lawyer, he’s a good bloke. They can help anyone who uses intellectual property in their business.   He’ll do a great job for you - if he wasn’t good, stars of stage and screen wouldn’t use him, year in, year out. Find out more at BrettOaten.com.au, tell him you know the Blokes Links and resources from this episode Carter Digital and Sports Geek show how you can use Company LinkedIn Page newsle.com - find out when your connections are in the news Disconnecting from people How to find our Linkedin Map to visualise your Linkedin network Join the BBB Linkedin Group Don't land in Linkedin Jail as discussed on ep 2 LI updates the Who viewed your profile page LI opens up blogging platform to public On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @jimboot from Stew Art Media @sammartino from Startup Blog @lukemccormack from flippa.com @stevevallas from The Honey Bar As promised here is some Linkedin Visualisations Sean's network looks like this... James' network looks like this Jim's Linkedin network looks like this... Samma's Linkedin network looks like this The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Knappstein Reserve Lager. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Don't forget you can get these show notes via email subscription. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; Controversy – a rift in the blokes. The Blokes are split down the middle this week on LinkedIn Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; Controversy – a rift in the blokes. The Blokes are split down the middle this week on LinkedIn Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn from this ‘LinkedIn Love It Or Hate It’ podcast? Why Jim, Steve… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 56:02 028: Wearables, the Wearable Device Arms Race http://beersblokesbusiness.com/wearables/ Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:00:05 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=227 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss wearable device technology, the key players and how the industry is evolving.  Throw on your activity tracker, go for a run and wrap your ears around it below. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn from this 'Wearable Device Arms Race' podcast? What is a wearable device? How have wearable devices developed; past, present and future? Are wearables ready for the mass market or just for fitness fanatics and geeks? Who are the current key players in the wearable device market? Which industries can take advantage of the technology? (e.g. Fitness, Wellbeing, Infotainment, Healthcare, Medical, Industrial, Medical) What does success look like? Who is likely to win? Links and resources from this episode What is Quantified Self? Wearable devices & apps: Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike FuelBand, Google Glass, Oculus Rift, CloudPhone, BodyWise Wearable device market share & market size Age of Context book by Robert Scoble & Shel Israel Heat maps reveal where people run in major cities Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis What is RFID? Walgreens loyalty rewards for wearable device activity Social gamification and wearable devices keep exercise interesting What is the Hawthorne Effect? iWatch, whats it take for Apple to succeed? On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @joshrowe from joshrowe.com The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Kirin Lager. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss wearable device technology, the key players and how the industry is evolving.  Throw on your activity tracker, go for a run and wrap your ears around it below. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss wearable device technology, the key players and how the industry is evolving.  Throw on your activity tracker, go for a run and wrap your ears around it below. Signup to our email list to receive the #BBB show notes first every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 46:19 027: Email is the new black! http://beersblokesbusiness.com/email-marketing/ Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:00:54 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=199 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss all things email marketing, what's working, what's not and how you should use your email list more effectively. Wrap your ears around it below and signup to our very own list to receive the #BBB show notes every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn from this 'Email is the new black' podcast? How the bloke's use email marketing and what they're trying to achieve Which newsletters the blokes love getting and make sure they don't miss opening What's the most effective way to deliver value to your subscribers What do subscribers really want from a weekly newsletter? How do you measure success? Tips on how increase open rates, click throughs and engagement How to craft great subject lines The bloke's take on HTML vs Plain Text emails Why email has reemerged as the new black! Links and resources from this episode Sammartino loves the weekly Quora emails Our very own James Noble sends a great newsletter from Carter Digital Get the links from Sports Geek each week Some of the email marketing tools the blokes have used include MailChimp, Constant Contact, AWeber, Create Send and Campaign Monitor A post from The Guardian on Google Mail's Promotions tab Some sharp work here - 20th Century Headlines, rewritten to get more clicks: Sean is loving SaneBox for managing email overload Unroll.Me allows you to combine all your subscriptions into one email 'Email Is Now Just Another Stream' - great article from Peter Yared (@peteryared) Jim & Sammartino recommend checking out this 2013 Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams film - 'Her' Jim mentioned this Mike Volpe and David Meerman Scott Video On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from stewartmedia.biz @Sammartino from Startupblog @lukemccormack from Flippa The beer downed by the blokes in this podcast was Cerveza Monterrey from ALDI. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Post by Beers, Blokes & Business. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss all things email marketing, what’s working, what’s not and how you should use your email list more effectively. Wrap your ears around it below and signup to our very own list to receive the #B... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business; the blokes discuss all things email marketing, what’s working, what’s not and how you should use your email list more effectively. Wrap your ears around it below and signup to our very own list to receive the #BBB show notes every week: beersblokesbusiness.com/signup What will you learn from this… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:40 026: Pricing with Jon Manning http://beersblokesbusiness.com/pricing/ Mon, 03 Feb 2014 07:00:18 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=206 Pricing, every business uses it and it can be the death of your business if you get it wrong. Yet when you talk to business owners so many freely admit to having no real grasp of pricing strategy. Tonight we've bought our pricing expert Jon Manning to set us straight on various pricing models: cost plus, market bare & freemium. Jon has the greatest Linkedin headshot we've ever seen. What will you learn from this podcast Why we really need to look at value based pricing. Why dynamic pricing has been slow to be adopted in Australia. Why Jon thinks Price Elasticity is a myth. How did Sir Stellios price his 'Easy' businesses. Why offering pricing packages especially for services is critical. The reason Sean no longer uses Bronze, Sliver & Gold as his pricing package names. How to sell a rusty old bike on eBay. Why the second cheapest bottle of wine on the menu is the highest seller. Why all pricing is contextual. Does having 9's & 5's in your pricing work? How Short Batch prices ice cream in the park & wedding packages. How Courtney Cox, GramParsons & the Facebook graffiti artist chose to get paid. Links from the podcast What is Price Elasticity? The beer on the beach experiment. Mike Stelzner from Social Media Examiner conference pricing on Rise to the Top podcast Extreme Early Bird pricing <- click on tix 'Squeasy' Jet pricing. How small businesses are getting creative with pricing. The Wicked Sic BMX pricing experiment. Courtney Cox, Gram Parsons Innovative pricing models that could go mainstream. Pricing models for startups. Is dynamic pricing the future? How to do freemium & not go broke. What HBR thinks about pricing. (same as us but stuffier). Jon Manning's top 4 pricing rules. A bunch of articles on pricing. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Online Store Guys & Short Batch @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com Our guest Jon Manning @sansprix from PricingProphets.com The beer of choice for this podcast was Plisner Urquell the first of the Czech imports. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Pricing, every business uses it and it can be the death of your business if you get it wrong. Yet when you talk to business owners so many freely admit to having no real grasp of pricing strategy. Tonight we’ve bought our pricing expert Jon Manning to ... Pricing, every business uses it and it can be the death of your business if you get it wrong. Yet when you talk to business owners so many freely admit to having no real grasp of pricing strategy. Tonight we’ve bought our pricing expert Jon Manning to set us straight on various pricing models: cost… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 51:24 025: Content Marketing – Tell Your Story http://beersblokesbusiness.com/content-marketing/ Mon, 27 Jan 2014 07:00:52 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=193 We've heard about it. Content marketing. What the heck does it mean? Where is the ROI? Where should I publish? What should I publish? All these questions are answered plus more with some great real world examples with blokes that have made the mistakes and found what works for them. What will you learn from this podcast? What is "Thought Leadership" Don't worry about mistakes - publish without thinking If you can’t write you can still produce content You don’t need to be on everything Your sales people are a content resource People like Koalas & mattresses How the Honey Bar grows with content with this touching tale Why you need Google authorship Why @gustheboxer is a better content marketer than @scottkilmartin You can't not do it. Everyone has 24 hours a day Consistency is key Links from the podcast Jay Baer Youtility Book David Meerman Scott's blog Trevor Young's Blog Darren Rowse Blog Jim makes a balloon animal http://youtu.be/_y9OSSPhDCs On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @stevesammartino  from Startupblog @lukemccormack from flippa.com @jimboot from stewartmedia @stevevallas from @thehoneybar The tasty brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was White Rabbit White Ale Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. We’ve heard about it. Content marketing. What the heck does it mean? Where is the ROI? Where should I publish? What should I publish? All these questions are answered plus more with some great real world examples with blokes that have made the mistakes... We’ve heard about it. Content marketing. What the heck does it mean? Where is the ROI? Where should I publish? What should I publish? All these questions are answered plus more with some great real world examples with blokes that have made the mistakes and found what works for them. What will you learn from… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:41 024: Money Money Money … on Staff Salaries http://beersblokesbusiness.com/staff-and-salaries/ Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:00:44 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=183 Whether you're an employee or an employer, there is delicate tightrope for setting staff salaries and bonuses. In this episode we discuss different approaches to managing the mutual expectations of employee remuneration.  Perspectives include blue and white collar as well as small through to big business. Veteran of a variety of different business types Trevor Young joins the blokes as our special guest. What will you learn from this podcast? Is job salary transparency a good thing? Does your working day mimic the Sheepdog & Coyote? Does transparency already exist via water cooler conversations? Can career progression be easier to map out with salary clarity? What is results based productivity? How organisations manage remuneration for skilled and unskilled roles from corporate to small businesses Incentivising and rewarding different roles, for example sales versus operations Links from the podcast Introducing Open Salaries at Buffer What is Buffer? What is App.net? Hubspot blog 37signals blog 22michaels blog The Peter Principle McDonald’s QSC&V Worst Xmas Bonus ever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K8-kNuDgoA On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Short Batch @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com Guest: @Trevoryoung from The PR Warrior, grab his book microDOMINATION, it's a cracker of a read. The tasty brew enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was Arvo Beer. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, there is delicate tightrope for setting staff salaries and bonuses. In this episode we discuss different approaches to managing the mutual expectations of employee remuneration. Whether you’re an employee or an employer, there is delicate tightrope for setting staff salaries and bonuses. In this episode we discuss different approaches to managing the mutual expectations of employee remuneration.  Perspectives include blue and white collar as well as small through to big business. Veteran of a variety of different business types Trevor… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 36:36 023: Getting Paid http://beersblokesbusiness.com/023-getting-paid/ Mon, 13 Jan 2014 07:00:19 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=177 Keeping or starting a business rolling isn’t just about delivering great services and products. A big (and less glamorous) side to maintaining a  a business is as simple as getting paid. This week we discuss management tools, service tweaks, techniques, and your day-to day cash-flow to and quite simply: Getting Paid. Hard hitting topic straight of the 2014 rank. What will you learn from this podcast? Invoicing online management tools How and when to chase overdue invoices Pricing and payment cycles (service vs product) Consignment ordering and its challenges On account ordering pro-forma terms and conditions The product market, tier pricing and stage payments Debt collecting resolutions and credit control When do you need a book keeper Solutions to getting paid, and maintaining client relationships Recommendations when finding an accountant Managing your books and when to delegate Working with enterprise level businesses and what to expect Managing stalled projects and staff re-scheduling costs Reassuring your clients and re-enforcing your brand Links from the podcast Scott outlines Consignment vs Pro-Forma Scott mentions living on the Ramen Diet Must watch creative mornings talk by Mike Monteiro - F*ck You, Pay Me Startup label business Made By Name Sean mentions running accounts through a Virtual Assistant Not forgetting your BAS (Business Activity Statement) Scott's first venture at Salamanca Market, Tasmania James drops the Trump Card analogy Discussing online accounting tools Saasu, MYOB and Xero Watch this On this BBB podcast @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @scottkilmartin from Short Batch The beverage enjoyed by the blokes in this podcast was a crisp Cantina Cerveza. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Keeping or starting a business rolling isn’t just about delivering great services and products. A big (and less glamorous) side to maintaining a  a business is as simple as getting paid. This week we discuss management tools, service tweaks, Keeping or starting a business rolling isn’t just about delivering great services and products. A big (and less glamorous) side to maintaining a  a business is as simple as getting paid. This week we discuss management tools, service tweaks, techniques, and your day-to day cash-flow to and quite simply: Getting Paid. Hard hitting topic straight of… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 45:58 022: Gettin’ Press http://beersblokesbusiness.com/022-gettin-press/ Mon, 06 Jan 2014 07:00:18 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=171 Nearly every business needs media coverage.  In this episode we discuss how to get it, what to do with it when you get it and how the media landscape is changing. We've bought in a wily ol veteran of the industry, former journalist and PR pro turned content marketer Trevor Young to teach us and you tips and tricks for your businesses PR strategy. Happy New Year from The Blokes. What will you learn from this podcast? Why PR does not stand for Press Release & you don't 'leverage' PR. How to create relationships with journalists & influencers... before you need them. How social media has changed the media biz & what it means to you. How to craft a good story and the many angles one base story can be used for. Push vs Pull media engagement. Creating controversy as a media strategy. What to do when the PR is negative. Giving good quote is a skill you need to learn. The importance of using media to create expert status. Media Whoring... how to master the art. Links from the podcast How Scott became the sour face of Westpac's click-clack machine & his media whoring ways. Is Twitter the new journalists beat? Building relationships with journos brings pr in many fields. The media machine that is SAMP, video now at 3.8M views Rentoid got on national TV & it's website crashed. Ruslan Kogan vs Gerry Harvey, courting controversy. If you're young or don't live in Australia...Live & Sweaty. SourceBottle find out what stories are being written. Social Media disasters. Previous eps mentioned Networking, Horror Stories & #SuperAwesomeMicroProject On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Short Batch @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com @lukemaccormack from Flippa Guest: @Trevoryoung from The PR Warrior, grab his book microDOMINATION, it's a cracker of a read. The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Tooheys Old. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Nearly every business needs media coverage.  In this episode we discuss how to get it, what to do with it when you get it and how the media landscape is changing. We’ve bought in a wily ol veteran of the industry, Nearly every business needs media coverage.  In this episode we discuss how to get it, what to do with it when you get it and how the media landscape is changing. We’ve bought in a wily ol veteran of the industry, former journalist and PR pro turned content marketer Trevor Young to teach us and… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 46:25 021: Planning the year ahead http://beersblokesbusiness.com/021-planning-the-year-ahead/ Mon, 30 Dec 2013 07:00:46 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=167 In the final episode for the 2013 the Blokes discuss how the plan for the year ahead. Happy New Year from The Blokes! What will you learn from this podcast? How to prioritise internal projects What does Samma send himself every year and why? You only have one life no need to plan for business & personal. How do you map company plans down to staff goals Launch cake or gongs, how do you celebrate goal success How do you measure personal goals? People who set goals are happier Goals are a year round not just once per year Difference between objectives, strategies & tactics Links from the podcast Check out James' Melbourne Now project Tools mentioned by James - Basecamp, Harvest, Confluence "Truth about goal settings" take a look Samma's visual goals Link to Project Management episode  People who set goals lead to happiness & success SMART goals defined What are stand-up meetings? Chrome Plugin Momentum Plugin to-do list that takes over your empty tab Startup of You - Slideshare from Reid Hoffman Example of Sean's strategy template grid Send in your visual plans for 2014 in the comments or on Facebook On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from StartUp Blog @jimboot from Stewart Media @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @lukemccormack from Flippa The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Red Duck Pale Rider (@RedDuckBeer1). Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In the final episode for the 2013 the Blokes discuss how the plan for the year ahead. Happy New Year from The Blokes! What will you learn from this podcast? How to prioritise internal projects What does Samma send himself every year and why? In the final episode for the 2013 the Blokes discuss how the plan for the year ahead. Happy New Year from The Blokes! What will you learn from this podcast? How to prioritise internal projects What does Samma send himself every year and why? You only have one life no need to plan for business… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 39:01 020: Looking back at 2013 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/020-looking-back-at-2013/ Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:00:06 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=162 We had few beers a looked at some of the big issues of 2013 for this podcast but we got derailed by topics like privacy, 3D printing, storage and more... This was recorded a few days before the launch of Super Awesome Micro Project, we were absolutely pumped with the response, THANK YOU. Merry Christmas from The Blokes! What will you learn from this podcast? What is the "Web of things"? 3D printing has hit the main stream Why your "hard drive is your garage" What is The Paddock? Jim's big tip for SEO in 2014 What is Circle and why might digital natives use it? Why the inbox is the place that converts Links from the podcast Check out IFTTT, here are some rules from Sean Web of Things explained Lean Startup Melbourne Scary promo video for 3D Printing from 60 minutes (Actual story here) Time Lapse Pro how Samma took photo of his children's first year Article on Adobe hacked passwords and nuclear codes were all zeros More info on new app Circle Great article by top bloke Darren Rowse on diversifying income on Problogger Join Uptappd and let us know what beers you're sampling over the holidays Check out SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com as discussed on our most downloaded episode of BBB! Now over 15,000 downloads not the 11,000 downloads at time of recording, leave a review on iTunes. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com @jimboot from Stewart Media @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @lukemccormack from Flippa The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Kooinda Brewery American Pale Ale (@KooindaBrewery). Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. We had few beers a looked at some of the big issues of 2013 for this podcast but we got derailed by topics like privacy, 3D printing, storage and more… This was recorded a few days before the launch of Super Awesome Micro Project, We had few beers a looked at some of the big issues of 2013 for this podcast but we got derailed by topics like privacy, 3D printing, storage and more… This was recorded a few days before the launch of Super Awesome Micro Project, we were absolutely pumped with the response, THANK YOU. Merry Christmas… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 40:27 019: #SuperAwesomeMicroProject – BONUS episode http://beersblokesbusiness.com/019-superawesomemicroproject-bonus-episode/ Wed, 18 Dec 2013 07:00:25 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=157 We recorded the very special bonus edition of Beers, Blokes and Business a few weeks ago as #SuperAwesomeMicroProject was in the final days of the build. We chat about the project in depth with Steve & Raul, if you watched the video you'll want to know more... What will you learn from this podcast? How #SuperAwesomeMicroProject was formed Raul's story of stalking... I mean persistence Who you connect with is important, don't shoot too high How Samma convinced 40 people via Twitter to be part of #SuperAwesomeMicroProject Importance of understanding of Minimum Viable Product Lessons on protecting your content on YouTube How to manage virtual projects, it is very hard with a physical product What is was like working in Romanian garage or SAMP cave for 18 months Importance of finishing a project strong What is next for Raul? What is the cash trap? Here is the video, watch it & share it http://youtu.be/_ObE4_nMCjE Watch this episode on YouTube Includes bonus photos from SAMP Cave http://youtu.be/oPrNIYD526Q Links from the podcast Check out SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com AND SHARE! Robert Scoble posts about Super Awesome Micro Project More back story here, connect with the SAMPions Here was the prospectus Josh gives his take on #SuperAwesomeMicroProject How Samma launched it on his Startup Blog How Samma launched it earlier today... Lego Car, Lego engine… runs on air: http://t.co/pbvq0OSi8J The #SuperAwesomeMicroProject More info here http://t.co/9gpQqeBy86 — Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) December 18, 2013   On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com @scottkilmartin from Short Batch Special guest - @RaulOaida from SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com connect with him on Linkedin The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Carlton Draught (@CarltonDraught). Beers, Blokes & Business on The Verge Great to see this episode quoted in print, it caused our biggest download day EVER. From the first #SuperAwesomeMicroProject meeting Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Podcast Transcription Announcer: Welcome to the Beers, Blokes and Business Podcast, the podcast for business flex who like beer. Sean: Here we are on location this week for a very special episode. We are in a man cave so if you hear a bit of noise outside that's why. I'm here with a few blokes and a very special guest. So first of all, I have to introduce the beer, and I brought this one in today and it is Carlton Draft. So as every young red blooded Australian gets brought up, Carlton Draft is the way to go, so I thought we'd, considering we've got our first guest today on the Beers, Bloke and Business Podcast, so first of all, I just want to introduce you to the blokes. We would have all had a Carlton Draft, so we'll go around the makeshift circle of barrel of trust which is made out of a specific material which we'll get into, but first of all, introduce the blokes. Steve Sammartino. Steve: Hello Sean. How are you? Sean: Thanks for having us out here in the man cave. Steve: No problem. No problem at all. Sean: Scott Kilmartin. Scott: Hi, boys. Sean: And, I'm going to get his name wrong, because I don't know how to say this. It's Raul and how do you say your second name? Raul: Oiada. Sean: And Raul, you might know, I think it was Episode Three, we talked about SAMP and project management, and we are here, in what has been officially turned into the SAMP cave where we're putting together the last pieces of the puzzle which is the Lego car. We're recording this on November 24. This one will go out when we've launched the SAMP cast. So Steve is furiously checking his phone for his notes, and he can't find them. Steve: They're here. Sean: You've lived the project. You don't need the notes. We recorded the very special bonus edition of Beers, Blokes and Business a few weeks ago as #SuperAwesomeMicroProject was in the final days of the build. We chat about the project in depth with Steve & Raul, We recorded the very special bonus edition of Beers, Blokes and Business a few weeks ago as #SuperAwesomeMicroProject was in the final days of the build. We chat about the project in depth with Steve & Raul, if you watched the video you’ll want to know more… What will you learn from this podcast? How… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:13 018: Facebook, what’s up Zuck? http://beersblokesbusiness.com/018-facebook-whats-up-zuck/ Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:00:22 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=153 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we chat about how the Blokes use Facebook or Stalkbook as it is sometimes known as? We wouldn't just do this episode to boost likes on the BBB Facebook page would we?  Have a listen below:   What will you learn from this podcast? Is Facebook right for your business? Does Facebook work for B2B and B2C? How many Australians are on Facebook Facebook as a News source, where so you get your news? Facebook advertising - acquisition vs engagement What are Facebook custom audiences?  Or how scary are Custom Audiences... Important of your content to your Facebook's page success "Interesting" new #BBB drinking game, never gets old Find out which blokes attracts the most attractive robots on Facebook Links from the podcast Check out JonLoomer.com Facebook statistics in Australia Edgerank primer from Jon Loomer Facebook Custom Audiences The Social Network - "Facebook - The Movie" A look a Robert Scoble's Facebook post Facebook allow adverts on Facebook Ads Words for Luke to use instead of interesting Sports Geek clients and on Facebook for more check out Sean's Sports Geek Podcast especially this episode on Facebook Ads How to land a job using Google Adwords We were rudely interrupted by Short Batch's tunes Follow Josh Rowe on Facebook On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from stewartmedia.biz @stevevallas from The Honey Bar @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com @lukemccormack from Flippa The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Amstel Premium Lager (@AmstelLight). Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we chat about how the Blokes use Facebook or Stalkbook as it is sometimes known as? We wouldn’t just do this episode to boost likes on the BBB Facebook page would we? This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we chat about how the Blokes use Facebook or Stalkbook as it is sometimes known as? We wouldn’t just do this episode to boost likes on the BBB Facebook page would we?  Have a listen below:   What will you learn from this podcast? Is Facebook right for… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 43:44 017: Chasing the billion dollar ‘Unicorn’ companies of tech http://beersblokesbusiness.com/017-chasing-the-billion-dollar-unicorn-companies-of-tech/ Mon, 09 Dec 2013 07:00:19 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=145 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we had a chat about the 39 billion dollar tech companies which have been founded since 2013. What made them successful and what are the common characteristics? Sound interesting? Have a listen below: What will you learn from this podcast? What are business Unicorns? Are all the founders 20 year old Stanford dropouts? These 39 companies aren't all consumer facing businesses - what other business models are successful? Despite what the media would have us think, most of these companies were not overnight success stories The blokes also introduce an "interesting" new #BBB drinking game And find out what we think the next major wave of technology innovation will be. Links from the podcast A big thanks to the Complete Basket Case for providing this week's beer! The Techcrunch article we kept banging on about was: Welcome to the Unicorn Club And another great article on Unicorns Fred Destin's article on the valuation of Snapchat despite no revenues (edited: Thanks for comment Fred) An article on Yahoo!'s $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Everpix raised $2.3 million, and then they were crunched Yammer is the business David Sacks sold to Microsoft for $1.2 billion and he just tweeted about Unicorns. Useful terminology for startup outcomes: "Unicorn" = $1B+ company "Decicorn" = $10B+ company "Centicorn" = $100B+ company (Via @briansin) — David Sacks (@DavidSacks) December 7, 2013   Jeff Bezos promises Amazon will soon be delivering packages using drones and Josh Rowe was quick on the Tweet Amazing -> Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos previews half-hour shipping from Amazon | The Verge http://t.co/7qzRwX45Ww #eCommerce — Josh Rowe (@joshrowe) December 2, 2013   Reading List: The Age of Context by by Robert Scoble On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @jimboot from stewartmedia.biz @stevevallas from The Honey Bar @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com @lukemccormack from Flippa The tasty beverage inhaled by the blokes in this podcast was Pale Ale from 4 Pines Brewing Company (@4pinesbeer). Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Jim showing the blokes how to wear a shirt... THANK YOU We are ranked #1 in Australia iTunes store for Business & have hit #50 OVERALL. If you have downloaded (and listened as well), thank you very much, over 11,000 downloads so far.  We are very humbled at the response #BBB has received. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by Beers, Blokes & Business. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we had a chat about the 39 billion dollar tech companies which have been founded since 2013. What made them successful and what are the common characteristics? Sound interesting? This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we had a chat about the 39 billion dollar tech companies which have been founded since 2013. What made them successful and what are the common characteristics? Sound interesting? Have a listen below: What will you learn from this podcast? What are business Unicorns? Are all the founders 20… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 34:33 016: End of Banks. http://beersblokesbusiness.com/016-end-of-banks/ Mon, 02 Dec 2013 07:00:05 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=138 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we joined popular discourse and took on the banks. Well, we discussed the impact new cheap technology is having on various segments of banking. What is disrupting banks? Like this ep? Please leave kind words on iTunes. What will you learn from this podcast? All about bitcoin, and what crypto currency is. What technology will make the George Costanza wallet obsolete Micro payments who, what and how. Crowd funding, and what is next for it. Of course you all follow @BeersBlokesBiz on Twitter? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEbCbp1vc9Y Links from the podcast Who is Satoshi? Tomcar Australia Types of currency (Including Fiat) Coinjar  Paypal vs Square Check out Coin to replace all your cards Gaming company fined for mining gamer machines Cyberpunk Documentary from 1983 Swiss bank of the web - the Silk Road Bitcoin Charts and pricing Ev Williams - secret formula for internet success JOBS act Angel List - venture funding & entrepreneurs platform Snapchat - is intrinsically worthless Reading List:  Bill Gates - the road ahead. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek & @SportsGeek Podcast @sammartino from Startup Blog & Tomcar Aust @scottkilmartin from Short Batch The refreshing beverage consumed by the blokes in this podcast was Moo Brew from Mona in Tasmania. Filmed in the final days of build of #SuperAwesomeMicroProject, launching soon. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes.  Missed an episode? You can catchup! And remember…. Self promotion is the only type of promotion! This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we joined popular discourse and took on the banks. Well, we discussed the impact new cheap technology is having on various segments of banking. What is disrupting banks? Like this ep? This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we joined popular discourse and took on the banks. Well, we discussed the impact new cheap technology is having on various segments of banking. What is disrupting banks? Like this ep? Please leave kind words on iTunes. What will you learn from this podcast? All about bitcoin, and… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 39:57 015: The past, present and future for Twitter http://beersblokesbusiness.com/015-the-past-present-and-future-for-twitter/ Mon, 25 Nov 2013 06:00:30 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=125 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we took a few more characters than 140 and discussed one of the reasons we all know each other - Twitter. Of course you all follow @BeersBlokesBiz on Twitter? What will you learn from this podcast? The real value of Twitter for each of the blokes How Twitter has changed since the 'good old days' How we think Twitter will evolve past 2013 Tools, tips and apps for using Twitter from both a personal and professional perspective. Links from the podcast Tweetbot for iPhone My Twitter ID - check your Twitter ID Internet Relay Chat (IRC) Shaquille O'Neal aka @SHAQ Ashton Kutcher aka @aplusk Patrick Stewart aka @SirPatStew Stephen Fry aka @StephenFry Mashable aka @Mashable Tweetdeck - great for following Twitter lists Echofon - Twitter app who.unfollowed.me - find out who unfollowed you Dribbble - Find out how James designed BBB logo Melbourne Twitter Underground Brigade (MTUB) @MelbPubCrawl on Twitter TwitterBrekky run by Sport Geek in Melbourne and Sydney Josh Rowe has just signed up for App.net Note from Sean Thanks to Luke, Josh & James for helping me tell Bunny's Story, you are good blokes. Bless ya. Reading List: Rework - by @JasonFried of 37Signals fame Hatching Twitter - by @nickbilton On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @lukemccormack from Flippa @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com The refreshing beverage consumed by the blokes in this podcast was Coburg Lager from The Post Office Hotel. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. From the taping... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we took a few more characters than 140 and discussed one of the reasons we all know each other – Twitter. Of course you all follow @BeersBlokesBiz on Twitter? What will you learn from this podcast? This week on Beers, Blokes and Business we took a few more characters than 140 and discussed one of the reasons we all know each other – Twitter. Of course you all follow @BeersBlokesBiz on Twitter? What will you learn from this podcast? The real value of Twitter for each of the blokes How Twitter… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 48:34 014: Investors are not customers http://beersblokesbusiness.com/014-investors-are-not-customers/ Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:00:43 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=120 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes chat about investors and stakeholders and working out what is best for the end user - the customer. What will you learn from this podcast? The difference between a customer/user and an investor/shareholder/sponsor Tools and techniques to understand end user needs and wants The importance of communicating with all of your stakeholders in language that they understand Links from the podcast WTF QR codes Investors are not customers How to build personas and scenarios in design The #BBB Linkedin group Watch these On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @lukemccormack from Flippa @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com The brew consumed in this podcast was Beechworth Pale Ale. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes chat about investors and stakeholders and working out what is best for the end user – the customer. What will you learn from this podcast? The difference between a customer/user and an investor/shareho... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the blokes chat about investors and stakeholders and working out what is best for the end user – the customer. What will you learn from this podcast? The difference between a customer/user and an investor/shareholder/sponsor Tools and techniques to understand end user needs and wants The importance of… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 38:44 013: Staff Motivation – Culture, Cash or Caring http://beersblokesbusiness.com/013-staff-motivation-culture-cash-or-caring/ Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:29:09 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=114 This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the discussion centres around what motivates staff, how to motivate staff and what rewards work best to maintain a productive and happy workforce. We also tackle the issue of the whether or not up-skilling employees with a view to letting them move on to different roles is a good or bad business practice. What will you learn from this podcast? The benefit of over communicating with your staff in building commitment to your business The alternative view that your current employer should plan for your departure and embrace it Money as a diminishing motivator. Debt as a great motivator. The timeless value of a “thank-you” One of the blokes inventing the word “intranerd” List cloggers and the motivation for staff that comes from removing them A bloke who used to be in the bean bag business Be willing to get your hands dirty if you want to lead people Links from the podcast The #BBB Linkedin group On demand assistants at Sidekicker Zappos the ultimate happy workplace Christmas party favourite - Flippa Watch these Christmas Vacation - Jelly of the Month Club http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K8-kNuDgoA Arnold Schwarzenegger motivational speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WNc0lhS3ss On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Short Batch @sammartino from Start Up Blog Steve Vallas (@thehoneybar) from HONEY @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com The brew consumed in this podcast was… Peroni Nastro Azzuri Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the discussion centres around what motivates staff, how to motivate staff and what rewards work best to maintain a productive and happy workforce. We also tackle the issue of the whether or not up-skilling employ... This week on Beers, Blokes and Business the discussion centres around what motivates staff, how to motivate staff and what rewards work best to maintain a productive and happy workforce. We also tackle the issue of the whether or not up-skilling employees with a view to letting them move on to different roles is a… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 44:11 012: Geolocation – Where you at? http://beersblokesbusiness.com/bbb-012-geolocation-where-you-at/ Tue, 05 Nov 2013 01:24:54 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=111 Geolocation - hot or not?  That is the question the blokes tackle in this week's Beers, Blokes and Business episode. What will you learn from this podcast? How to use Foursquare as a mobile business, say an ice cream business? Why Foursquare has lost it's appeal in Australia Why geolocation is more than just checking in. How Instagram and Facebook both helped and hindered geolocation The difference between and brand and person on Foursquare and which bloke is a "brand"? Links from the podcast Check out Short Batch on Foursquare, Facebook & @ShortBatch First Foursquare Swarm at MCG thanks to Sports Geek Yes, Sean is a brand on Foursquare, you can follow him (not creepy at all) Check out World Cam, here are shots from HONEY Bar including those from #BBBLaunch Meat Pack Sneaker video with geofenced deals a must watch For those who don't know why Josh dedicated this episode #12 to Richo (@mattricho0), watch these Richo Highlights we know Josh does nightly Listen to Sean's Sports Geek Podcast looking at geolocation in sports episode #3 On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from Short Batch @sammartino from Start Up Blog Steve Vallas (@thehoneybar) from HONEY @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com The brew consumed in this podcast was... William's Pale Ale from William Bull Brewery. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Geolocation – hot or not?  That is the question the blokes tackle in this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode. What will you learn from this podcast? How to use Foursquare as a mobile business, say an ice cream business? Geolocation – hot or not?  That is the question the blokes tackle in this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode. What will you learn from this podcast? How to use Foursquare as a mobile business, say an ice cream business? Why Foursquare has lost it’s appeal in Australia Why geolocation is more than just checking… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 39:10 011 – Internet Dodgyness, Dark Patterns Of Internet Business http://beersblokesbusiness.com/011-internet-dodgyness-dark-patterns-of-internet-business/ Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:06:35 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=106 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business episode - the blokes look at some of the more unsavoury practices of businesses trying to grab your cash and some businesses that are settng themselves apart by breaking the established molds Thanks for listening and don't forget to share the love. Here's a rundown of what you'll learn about what is dodgy and how some businesses are establishing a new paradigm to get customers. How to smuggle Moonshine into Australia What are some of the dark patterns out there? How come when you get to the checkout there's all this extra stuff in your cart? Should we worry about the NSA or is Google more of a concern? Techniques some listeners are sick of. Links from the podcast Local Domain Site Targeting A Certain Demographic. Reasons To Fear Google On Privacy. Is this REALLY an airline ticket auction? Download this show on dark patterns Darkpatterns.org Sorry we don't have a link to Sean's mate Dude On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com  @jimboot from stewartmedia.biz The brew consumed in this podcast was... Moonshine, an 8.5% chewy punch in the head from Grand Ridge. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes look at some of the more unsavoury practices of businesses trying to grab your cash and some businesses that are settng themselves apart by breaking the established molds Thanks for listeni... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes look at some of the more unsavoury practices of businesses trying to grab your cash and some businesses that are settng themselves apart by breaking the established molds Thanks for listening and don’t forget to share the love. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:56 010 – Building an app? What you need to know… http://beersblokesbusiness.com/010-building-an-app-what-you-need-to-know/ Mon, 21 Oct 2013 11:34:25 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=101 This episode of #BBB was recorded the day before #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar.  Those who attended got a sneak peek at this topic. In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will grill James Noble on building an app. What you'll learn: the importance of time when developing a app how can a small app developer compete with big players difficulty in building for multiple devices what are internal opportunities? importance of jazz hands in development but illustrations are important too mobile app vs responsive design you have 30 seconds to impress importance of testing in mobile app (or any development) Sean's rule of three for development how Scott knows Helen, yes that Helen Links from this episode Check out Medium.com What you need to know when creating an iOS app - written by James Noble Dumb ways to die app Steve Jobs episode #8 Check out Andy Lark - http://thedailylark.com/ Kaching app from Comm Bank Mad Week - AAMI Advert with Rhonda Clinkle - new mobile money app Horror Stories episode #7 - Flowtab Bootstrapping #6 On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek, check out Sports Geek Podcast @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com  @stevevallas from The Honey Bar Beer in this podcast was Stone & Wood Pacific Ale Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This episode of #BBB was recorded the day before #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar.  Those who attended got a sneak peek at this topic. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will grill James Noble on building an app. This episode of #BBB was recorded the day before #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar.  Those who attended got a sneak peek at this topic. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will grill James Noble on building an app. What you’ll learn: the importance of time when developing a app how can a small app… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 41:34 009 – Building a Killer Team http://beersblokesbusiness.com/009-building-a-killer-team/ Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:53:28 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=90 First of all a big thanks from all the blokes for a very successful #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar last week. Thanks to your support on Twitter #BBBLaunch was trending in Australia, we look forward to running another #BBBLive event thanks for your feedback. In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at building a killing team. What you'll learn: getting the right mix of team members how Twitter established their team in Australia choose attitude first, ability second read Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and take the test why to ignore organisational perceptions of perceived "poor" performers to expose latent talent in your new team using LinkedIn for people stalking off shoring without losing out on team culture like Rentoid and Tarazz teams need non-work chat to live and survive across time zones and cultures what is geo arbitrage? making sure you don't feel like a shag on a rock why you shouldn't hire a clone of yourself On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @lukemccormack from Flippa @sammartino (dressed by Abercrombie & Fitch) from StartUp Blog @jimboot from Stewart Media @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com Beer in this podcast was Muze Brew created and donated by Tyson Rose from musejunction.com Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. First of all a big thanks from all the blokes for a very successful #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar last week. Thanks to your support on Twitter #BBBLaunch was trending in Australia, we look forward to running another #BBBLive event thanks for your feedback. First of all a big thanks from all the blokes for a very successful #BBBLaunch at Honey Bar last week. Thanks to your support on Twitter #BBBLaunch was trending in Australia, we look forward to running another #BBBLive event thanks for your feedback. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at building… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 42:15 008 – Steve Jobs http://beersblokesbusiness.com/008-steve-jobs/ Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:10:59 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=81 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business episode - the blokes go into the movie review business. Well not really but after seeing Jobs movie we decided to look back at the impact of Steve Jobs. And hope to see you at the #BBBlaunch October 8th at Honey. Here's a rundown of what you'll learn about the Levis, New Balance, black skivvy wearer: Is JOBS the movie any good? Every company has a bad website early on, even Apple. How Jobs got fired from the company he created. ...and what he did Next. How he changed 5 industries. What Steve Jobs gave a young Sean Lennon for his birthday. Where is wearable tech headed? Links from the podcast Pixar & Buzz Lightyear. Why the bearded bloke is an Ive fan boy. Reminisce with one bloke about the Think Different campaign. The history of the Apple logo. Is Bruce Willis really suing iTunes?... fooled us too. The MacIntosh Software Dating Game. Read & watch more. Stay foolish and don't settle... On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com  @stevevallas from The Honey Bar The brew consumed in this podcast was... Cascade Pale Ale, a fine drop from the Map. On to YouTube for more Steve Jobs Watch a baby faced Bill Gates play The Macintosh Software Dating Game in 1983. http://youtu.be/9bIzWvjb9Rs Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes go into the movie review business. Well not really but after seeing Jobs movie we decided to look back at the impact of Steve Jobs. And hope to see you at the #BBBlaunch October 8th at Hone... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes go into the movie review business. Well not really but after seeing Jobs movie we decided to look back at the impact of Steve Jobs. And hope to see you at the #BBBlaunch October 8th at Honey. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn about… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 43:37 007 – Horror Stories http://beersblokesbusiness.com/007-horror-stories/ Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:04:40 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=68 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business episode - the blokes talk business disasters. And hope to see you at the #BBB launch October 8th at Honey. Here's a rundown of what you'll learn: Divorce & business don't make good bedfellows How one of the blokes had a $250K legal bill and lived to tell Could a change of law decimate your business? Philosophy from the great business orator Mike Tyson Tips on avoiding disasters from battle scared blokes   Links from the podcast  Path from one disaster to another Flowtab a cautionary startup tale App Sumo's game deleted by Facebook Boxee ... where did the love go Absolute Beach: trademark fights against a guerrilla On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble of sky blue gemini fame & Carter Digital @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com  Steve Vallas (AKA @thehoneybar)  from The HoneyBar The brew consumed in this podcast was... Grand Ridge Natural Blonde. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes talk business disasters. And hope to see you at the #BBB launch October 8th at Honey. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn: Divorce & business don’t make good bedfellows How one of the blo... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business episode – the blokes talk business disasters. And hope to see you at the #BBB launch October 8th at Honey. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn: Divorce & business don’t make good bedfellows How one of the blokes had a $250K legal bill and lived to tell Could… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 38:28 006 – Bootstrapping http://beersblokesbusiness.com/006-bootstrapping/ Mon, 23 Sep 2013 08:00:33 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=62 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast - the blokes chat all things bootstrapping. Here's a rundown of what you'll learn: How and when to get a minimum viable product (MVP) out to market Tips and a few stories from the blokes on managing cashflow How to get your business/product/idea rolling without burning cash The top 4 tips on bootstrapping Links from the podcast The history of bootstrapping from wikipedia 37signals have a great page on profitable, bootstrapped businesses who have hit $1 million in revenue James Noble mentioned Harvest, Solo and Billings Here's the Pebble Watch on Kickstarter Scott talked about getting haul off the ground Luke mentioned The Hive and Hippo Jobs On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com  @lukemccormack from Flippa Beer in this podcast was James Squire Sundown Lager - some of James' sharpest work! Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast – the blokes chat all things bootstrapping. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn: How and when to get a minimum viable product (MVP) out to market Tips and a few stories from the blokes on managing cas... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast – the blokes chat all things bootstrapping. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll learn: How and when to get a minimum viable product (MVP) out to market Tips and a few stories from the blokes on managing cashflow How to get your business/product/idea rolling without burning cash… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 47:30 005 – Disrupting Retail http://beersblokesbusiness.com/005-disrupting-retail/ Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:30:41 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=55 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at disrupting retail. What you'll learn: different retail disruption models how technology has fuelled retail disruption traditional retailers can and are fighting back balancing product range, price and customer service Links from the podcast Tarazz cross border online shopping Traditional retailers can win; Burberry, Myer, fit-lifters, show-roomers Kogan retail supply chain disruption Alibaba opens up B2B purchasing online, making it as simple as eBay for consumers Converting your social media channels into real transactions with Chirpify by harnessing Social Proof  The importance of structured data for SEO On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from StartUp Blog @jimboot from Stewart Media @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com Beer in this podcast was Doss Blockos. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at disrupting retail. What you’ll learn: different retail disruption models how technology has fuelled retail disruption traditional retailers can and are fighting back balancing product range... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at disrupting retail. What you’ll learn: different retail disruption models how technology has fuelled retail disruption traditional retailers can and are fighting back balancing product range, price and customer service Links from the podcast Tarazz cross border online shopping Traditional retailers can win; Burberry, Myer,… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 36:28 004 – Career Transitions and Curve jumping. http://beersblokesbusiness.com/004-career-transitions-and-curve-jumping/ Mon, 09 Sep 2013 06:04:26 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=49 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at changing industries and careers. Some of our blokes have done it, a couple are doing it right now. You'll learn which of the blokes: gave up the law to become a dish pig. worked at Maccas, did a double degree, was a scab then discovered the internet. left geekdom to become the Jerry McGuire of sports digital. exited a company he founded last century and now looks headed to the big end of town. Listen until the end to hear which bloke unleashes on Cupertino in a world class rant. Links from the podcast Digital footprint and why you should own yours. I'm a business, man. Learn almost anything online. Eat your own dog food, it's a good thing. Can you own the word Startup in Australia? On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from StartUp Blog @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com Steve Vallas from the Honey Bar @scottkilmartin from ScottKilmartin.com back from Cuban exile in the rookie seat. Beer in this podcast was Tiger Beer.... decent. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at changing industries and careers. Some of our blokes have done it, a couple are doing it right now. You’ll learn which of the blokes: gave up the law to become a dish pig. worked at Maccas, In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at changing industries and careers. Some of our blokes have done it, a couple are doing it right now. You’ll learn which of the blokes: gave up the law to become a dish pig. worked at Maccas, did a double degree, was a scab then… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 47:05 003 – Manage that project – side, corporate or crowd funded http://beersblokesbusiness.com/003-manage-that-project-side-corporate-or-crowd-funded/ Sun, 01 Sep 2013 09:11:44 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=42 In this week's Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at managing projects and what tools you can use to keep projects on track. What you'll learn… how a project got $20,000 funding from 40 people from a single tweet what is the hottest startups space how the tools of today have made managing projects across the world easier the phone is the killer app of managing projects importance of tone in communications and how that can get lost in email Links from the podcast Lego Spaceship into Space video SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com Watch Steve give an ignite talk on Super Awesome Micro Project Super Awesome Micro Project prospectus Are you the #SAMP Silk Road Patron? Chris Brogan - Trust Agents Video on networking - How Kevin Bacon cured cancer Basecamp from 37 signals Yesware plugin for Gmail Anti-Spam law Josh helped put together. On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @sammartino from StartUp Blog and SuperAwesomeMicroProject.com @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com and your next social media event @jimboot from StewArt media and inside your Google searches Beer in this podcast was Little Creatures - Bright Ale. Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at managing projects and what tools you can use to keep projects on track. What you’ll learn… how a project got $20,000 funding from 40 people from a single tweet what is the hottest startups ... In this week’s Beers, Blokes and Business podcast will look at managing projects and what tools you can use to keep projects on track. What you’ll learn… how a project got $20,000 funding from 40 people from a single tweet what is the hottest startups space how the tools of today have made managing projects… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 39:57 002: Build Your Network http://beersblokesbusiness.com/002-build-your-network/ Mon, 26 Aug 2013 01:46:49 +0000 http://beersblokesbusiness.com/?p=38 Starting to get in the swing of things at Beers, Blokes & Business podcast, this week Sean, James, Steve and Luke looking at the topic of building your network. What you'll learn in this episode how to use your network to find your next job the value of organic introduction importance of word of mouth in building your network your network doesn't have to be in your industry how you might end up in LinkedIn jail for poor use of LinkedIn how networking is like skipping rope What is the "1-Person rule"?   Links from the podcast TheLoop.com.au - professional creative community Carter Digital on TheLoop.com.au Jay Baer on Youtility On this BBB podcast were: Sean Callanan @seancallanan from Sports Geek on Linkedin James Noble @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital (providing the studio) on Linkedin Luke McCormack @lukemccormack from Flippa on Linkedin Steve Vallas @thehoneybar from Honey Bar in South Melbourne on Linkedin Beer in this podcast was Mountain Goal Organic Steam Ale Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. Starting to get in the swing of things at Beers, Blokes & Business podcast, this week Sean, James, Steve and Luke looking at the topic of building your network. What you’ll learn in this episode how to use your network to find your next job the value o... Starting to get in the swing of things at Beers, Blokes & Business podcast, this week Sean, James, Steve and Luke looking at the topic of building your network. What you’ll learn in this episode how to use your network to find your next job the value of organic introduction importance of word of mouth… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 42:58 001 – The first one, so get learned http://beersblokesbusiness.com/001-the-first-one-so-get-learned/ Sun, 25 Aug 2013 02:30:57 +0000 http://seancallanan.com/bbb/?p=4 This was our very first podcast of Beers, Blokes and Business so please be gentle. Our first topic comes from this tweet. What most people confuse with famous school drop outs [Gates, Jobs, Picasso et al] is that they never dropped out of learning. — Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) May 6, 2013 What you'll learn… the importance of learning how to learn how to learn via your network difference between memory and learning sources for quality material for learning importance of trust when researching content how next generation is learning differently online Links from the podcast Living without the internet Foundation with Kevin Rose TED talks and TED Director on YouTube Joe Rogan Experience Pat Flynn talk from #SMMW13 on podcasting Janoskians on YouTube On this BBB podcast were: @seancallanan from Sports Geek @mrjamesnoble from Carter Digital (providing the studio) @lukemccormack from Flippa @sammartino from StartUp Blog @joshrowe from JoshRowe.com and your next social media event @jimboot from StewArt media and inside your Google searches Beer in this podcast was 4 Pines - Hefeweizen Download this episode here but we'd prefer you to subscribe in iTunes or this feed if you don't use iTunes. This was our very first podcast of Beers, Blokes and Business so please be gentle. Our first topic comes from this tweet. What most people confuse with famous school drop outs [Gates, Jobs, Picasso et al] is that they never dropped out of learning. This was our very first podcast of Beers, Blokes and Business so please be gentle. Our first topic comes from this tweet. What most people confuse with famous school drop outs [Gates, Jobs, Picasso et al] is that they never dropped out of learning. — Steve Sammartino (@sammartino) May 6, 2013 What you’ll learn… the… BeersBlokesBusiness.com - Entrepreneurs | Business | Marketing 29:58