Every Business Needs a Hero Podcast

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Every Business Needs a Hero, and Every Hero has a Story

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Business Advisory - What, Why, How and Who | S2 #1

This special episode was recorded at 2022 XeroCon, (Xero’s Annual Conference for the accounting and bookkeeping industries).

Business Advisory is one of those areas that creates massive debate. Advisors such as Accountants and Bookkeepers struggle with it, Business Coaches meddle with it, and Business Owners dance around it.

In this episode of Every Business Needs a Hero, I speak with 4 Accountants/Bookkeepers about their journey in delivering Advisory as well as take an indepth look at some of the problems and solutions the industry faces in delivering the goods to business owners.

It is packed with great business insights and advice to help not only Accountants and Bookkeepers, but also the small businesses they advise.

We cover 3 Hot Topics (Yes 3!)

  • What the Hell Is Business Advisory?
  • What to do when the Reports lose their Shine
  • Resourcing your Advisory Division


And for our Quick Question we cover off what to do when Advisory is just not working for you and your firm.

Dealing with Financial Setbacks | S1 #5

Have you ever been stopped in your tracks financially? I’m talking about those times when you are completely blindsided and need to dramatically change how your business operates.

In this Episode, we look at dealing with Financial setbacks, and the key things you need to do so the wheels don’t fall completely off, when you hit those speedhumps.

  • Common types of Setbacks – Personal vs Economic
  • What to do when it all hits the fan
  • Why understanding your numbers can save you
  • Managing the risk and putting plans in place


In our Hero Story we speak with Alex Galvin, founder of Equanimity, a financial services business on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Alex gives us some insights into the importance of the 5 C’s when it comes to getting great advice as well as key areas to look at when things go pear shaped.

In Quick Questions we look at the issues around retaining employees and the keys to ensuring good people want to stay.

Curing Cashflow Problems in Your Business | S1 #4

Could your business improve it’s cashflow? Great Cashflow  Management is so much more than just collecting money from your customers and clients. In this episode we explore the keys to getting your cashflow right in your business


  • Understanding the 3 levers and which ones to pull and when.
  • Your Cashflow cycle explained
  • Getting your cashflow systems right
  • What key measurements should you be monitoring


In our Hero story we speak with Karl Schwantes of Xennox Diamonds, a family owned jewellery business specialising in the design of diamond engagement and wedding rings. Karl takes us through some gems of advice, (pun firmly intended), on both cashflow and customer experience.

In Quick Questions we help a listener understand the difference between Profit and Cashflow and why it’s important to understand where the money went.

Dealing with Business Setbacks | S1 #3

What happens when the wheels fall off in your business?  However you want to define leadership, this is when true leaders must step up. So how do you make sure you can handle the tough decisions, how do you ensure you have what it takes to manage your way through successfully? In this episode we look at how to deal with business setbacks and how you can build resilience and bring your team along on the journey.

  • Stop Feeling like you are alone in dealing with issues.
  • Lose the game face and deal with things front on
  • Get Great Advice and get it early
  • Ditch the Positive Thinking and instead apply Positive Realism
In our Hero story we speak with Emily Johnson, Principal Psychologist and co-founder of Get Mentally Fit, a  company assisting individuals, teams and organisations to better manage workplace stress, mental health and mental fitness.
In Quick Questions we tackle the issue of Work Life Balance and why working ON your business can become a trap if you are not ready.

Dealing with Distraction in Business | S1 #2

Are you overwhelmed in your business? Not enough time to get everything done? In this episode we explore how to overcome distraction in your
Business and get back on top of things.

  • Identifying distractions
  • Time Management that actually works
  • Managing distractions from your team
  • Getting out of your own way


In our Hero story we speak with Dr James Cobb, a chiropractor that has built an amazing business and team by focussing on what matters and what works.

And in Quick Questions we cover the issue of Procrastination and top tips to rid yourself from it.

Work Life Balance - Is There Really such a thing? | S1 #1

Is there such a thing as Work Life Balance? Or have we all been sold a myth? In this episode we explore the key to getting your
Business Life working in sync with your Personal Life.

  • Why one will always outweigh the other
  • Understanding the Yin and Yang of business
  • How to synchronise the two
  • Why you shouldn’t go to either extreme


In our Hero story we speak with Jeremy Dawes founder of Jezweb, a web design company created with balance in mind, and a focus on
ensuring the integration of the two occurs.

And in Quick Questions we cover the issue of Automation in your Business.

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