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Episode 24 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 24: Small Business Story | Jade Massaad at ALKAM

In this episode, Sheree sits down with Jade Massaad, Founder of ALKAM, an online fashion movement that seeks to combine fashion, sustainability and affordability. Jade shares: her experience with being stood down from her full-time job and starting a side hustle in the midst of a pandemic the challenges she faced when returning to work … Read more

Episode 23 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 23: Small Business Story | Kiel Tillman at Tillman Creative Co

In this episode, Spencer catches up with Kiel Tillman, Owner and Creative Director of Tillman Creative Co, a contemporary brand and design studio based on the Gold Coast, as part of our mini-series called ‘Share Your Small Business Story’. Kiel shares: his journey from designing at Billabong to starting his own creative agency; his involvement … Read more

Episode 22 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 22: Elise Balsillie at Thryv Australia

In today’s episode, Sheree chats with Elise Balsillie, head of Thryv Australia. Thryv is a secure, easy to use small business management platform that automates tasks and puts your customers at the center of your business. Elise shares: her knowledge and expertise in digitising small-medium businesses to streamline business admin tasks what the research shows … Read more

Episode 21 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 21: Small Business Story | Kate Chisholm at The Power Within

In today’s episode, Sheree talks with Kate Chisholm, founder of The Power Within, where Kate’s passion is building community through connection and holistic health. Kate is deeply passionate about guiding you to feel and understand the energy within your body, developing awareness so you can be fully present with your emotions, thoughts, and state of … Read more

Episode 20 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 20: Small Business Story | Matt Swayn at Atlantis Insurance and Risk Services

In today’s episode, Sheree sits down with Matt Swayn, Director of Atlantis Insurance and Risk Services, Principal of an Authorised Insurance Advice Practice of Insurance Advisernet Australia. Matt shares: his expertise on business insurance and risk management his experiences and stories, including the good and the bad, with business insurance his lessons learned in small … Read more

Episode 19 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 19: Small Business Story | Katie Bond at VMA Promotional Products

In today’s episode, Sheree sits down with Katie Bond, Owner & Sales Director at VMA Promotional Products on the Gold Coast, as part of our mini-series ‘Share Your Small Business Story’. Katie shares: her knowledge and expertise in marketing using promotional products and branded corporate gifts her experience managing and negotiating with overseas suppliers, which … Read more

Episode 17 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 17: Small Business Story | Kristen Buchanan at Edify

In today’s episode, Sheree chats with Kristen Buchanan, Founder and CEO of Edify, a software development firm that offers a platform to provide a frictionless way to onboard software engineers. Kristen shares: her expertise on engineering onboarding and developer enablement her journey from being a consultant to a SaaS CEO her thoughts on the future … Read more

Episode 16 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 16: Small Business Story | Lara Blake at Media Shark

In this episode, Spencer chats with Lara Blake, Business Development Manager at Media Shark, an award-winning Gold Coast company that specialises in App Design and Development. Lara shares: Her experience from within the app development industry Her transition from the corporate world into small business, and The challenges and opportunities that COVID-19 has brought. If … Read more

Episode 15 - Everything Small Business Podcast

Episode 15: Small Business Story | Godson Michel at Blue Surge Marketing Agency

In today’s episode, Sheree chats with Godson Michel, president of Blue Surge Marketing Agency, a premier, full-service digital marketing, website design, and consulting agency that generates explosive growth and revenue in businesses through creative strategy and optimization. Godson shares: How he started a side hustle with no experience, loans, or mentors to fund his college … Read more