Show Notes - Every Business Needs a Hero Podcast

Podcast Show Notes Series 1 Episode 1 |

Work Life Balance - Is There Really such a thing? | Hero Story - Jeremy Dawes of Jezweb highlights importance of systems in small business | #1

Never miss an episode. Subscribe to get new episodes as they become available.

Getting a handle on Balance in your business is an ever evolving project. An important feature of this is the concept of Getting out of your own way. A business owner needs to work hard at scalability to ensure things don’t just rely on them. In this Episode’s 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.

A bit about Jeremy Dawes

Jeremy Dawes is the Founder of Jezweb, a Web Design Business located in Newcastle, NSW.

Established in 2007, Jezweb specialises in the design, management and optimisation of websites and online marketing strategies. The Jezweb team designs, builds, manages and promotes websites for businesses, not for profit organisations, small business owners and individuals in Australia, New Zealand and on a global scale.

They work closely with small, medium and large businesses providing customised websites that rank well and deliver leads.They are passionate about using their skills to help businesses with their online presence.

Outside of the office, Jeremy enjoys his family time with his wife and 2 beautiful daughters (8 and 4) listening to podcasts, mountain biking, kite surfing & outrigger canoeing.

As part of his Hero Story, Jeremy gave us some insight into how he grew his business from an initial quest for balance. As the business has grown he has encountered at different stages, the issue of scaling sustainably, as well as getting an integration of his business and life that works.


Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Sustainable Growth – Being able to grow the business without everything blowing up. You have to create a repeatable consistent experience for the client.
  2. Pick one thing each day, that if it looks like you are going to do it again in the future, Record, Train or Document it, so someone else can do it in the future.
  3. There is no balance, it’s just choices, and trying to make the right choices with the finite amount of time you have available.

Resources and Links

Find out more about Jezweb

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Shortform Summary

Create Video Procedures and Training with Loom



Hot Topic Summary – Work Life Balance

Does Work Life Balance actually exist? It is so much more than a “4 Hour Work week”. Instead it should be seen as a Yin/Yang interaction between your Business Life and your Personal Life. What then needs to happen?

This interaction is all about getting the right “mix”, the right frequency, the right volume, it’s much like getting a mix right in the music industry. Things that typically get your “mix” out of whack are:

  • Business Underperformance
  • Personal Finances
  • Personal Turmoil

These all affect both Life and Business in a cyclical fashion, and depending on the environment, you need to constantly change the mix.

To address these issues you need to plot out What you want your life to look like, and what you want your business to look like. Then determine what you have to do to achieve it, the all important actions.

At the end of the day, your business enables your personal life. It is not a balance, it is an ever changing mix.


Quick Question: “I’ve heard about Automation as far as bookwork goes. What is Automation and what apps or programs should I be looking at to get Automation happening in my business?”

Top Tips

  1. Use a Receipt Capture Software
  2. Get a Digital Logbook
  3. Develop a great CRM and nurturing campaign

[ 00:57:30]

As featured on the Podcast