This episode steps behind the counter of Australia's oldest, most deluxe butcher shop, Victor Churchill. They then try out some of Voula and Nick Bakopolous's home-cooked Greek cuisine from their market stall in Adelaide's city centre. Lastly, Ashraf Saleh shares the ups and downs he's faced in the first few months since opening his restaurant Coya.
This episode shows AllGrid Energy and their work providing remote indigenous communities with renewable energy. Chair of Australia India Business Council Sheba Nandkeolyar gives insight on the importance of breaking down cultural barriers in business, and 'garbage queen' Le Ho tells how she transformed a failing waste disposal company into a multimillion dollar operation.
This week, visit the company bringing the world's first cold-pressed milk to Australian supermarkets, and explore how a former soldier invented an affordable and compact emergency shelter for refugees and disaster victims. Take a walk through Fairfield, one of the most multicultural suburbs in Australia, with Fairfield Chamber of Commerce President Vince Movizio.
Find out how WipeHero developed a waterless car wash that can clean cars anywhere and anytime, and meet Bao Hoang, the entrepreneur who turned his mother's traditional Vietnamese recipes into a $40 million dollar business. Also, investigate whether market stalls can be a business benefit or a risky move with celebrity chef Kylie Kwong.
Visit the family who are still delivering full service at their independent gas station. Look at how the Federal Government's plan to recover $13 billion dollars in tax debt could potentially bankrupt many small businesses. And join Middle Eastern chef Ashraf Saleh and follow him on his journey of turning his restaurant idea into a reality.
Visit the backpackers who now run the $40 million dollar travel agency Chimu Adventures. Also meet Carrie Kwan, the mum connecting and empowering the new wave of mothers who have started home businesses, and we indulge our sweet tooth at the headquarters of social media savvy chocolatier Chocolate Johnny.
First take a walk around Adelaide's 'Little Afghanistan', where Middle Eastern business owners are breathing life into a once declining community. Then get a look into Indigenous PR company 33 Creative and head to Cypress Valley Gourmet Kitchen to try hot-smoked trout. CEO of Multiconnexions and former chair of the Australia India Business Council Sheba Nandkeolyar gives her business insights, and explore how Redfern Convenience Store became an unlikely social media sensation.
This series is hosted by Ricardo Goncalves, and explores the opportunities and challenges of conceiving and running a small business in Australia. This episode explores whether business insurance is a help or a hindrance, and speaks to Kingzman Barber about their insurance challenges after a bus crashed into their shop front last year. They also meet with restaurateur couple David and Sohani Bitton, and their culinary journey in opening a restaurant that combined their respective French and South African heritages. Also, explore how start-up Koala Mattress cracked the million dollar mark in less than three months, and gain insight from Shoes of Prey co-founder Jodie Fox on how business success can come at a personal price. Alborz Fallah, founder of CarAdvice website also passes on some of his hard learnt lessons in business.
This episode explores small business futures and trends. We stop in on Riverina-based Randall Organic Rice, who are cutting out the middle man in their operations, and try some of Pepe Saya's boutique hand-churned butter. We head to Barossa Valley Fine Foods to try the smallgoods the Knoll family has spent four generations perfecting, and touch base with the Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack on his progress in Parliament. We also demonstrate how to shake the perfect cocktail for a social media strategy.
In this episode, we take a tour of the small businesses contributing to Australia's lucrative tourism sector. We take a trip to the Blue Mountains to speak with iconic tourism business Scenic World, and go on a culinary adventure with The Barossa Valley Cheese Company. We take a walk with Federal Minister for Tourism Steve Ciobo in his hometown of the Gold Coast, chat with the family-owned and operated Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie, and explore how Appster helps tourists spend less time researching and more time exploring.
This episode explores the small businesses that make diversity their strength: from Syrian refugee Nirary Dacho, who created a platform to connect employers with skilled refugees; to Rin Models and their dark-skinned models on the catwalk. Bread and Butter Project show how they're training refugees in the art of baking, and in Griffith, NSW, there are farmers who bounced back from drought and depression with organic wheat. Finally, visit Hijab House, which is making waves in the Australian Muslim fashion industry.
Explore the biggest investment a small business can make: employees. Check out how Jewel Fine Foods handled recruiting a hundred new staff to cater the Sydney Olympics, and gain some staffing insight from Carman's Muesli founder Carolyn Creswell. The Australian Institute of Music gives a few tips on how small businesses work in harmony with their employees, and go for a drive with Uber drivers who are making the most of the ride-sharing economy.
This episode covers one of the most popular small businesses - cafes, as Cafe Coach gives some of their tips, before checking out Frank Green, a business helping coffee-lovers pay for their java with their Smartcup. In Brisbane, find out the secrets the making the perfect roast with Zarraffa's Coffee, and visit a social enterprise launching Australia's first 100 percent biodegradable and compostable coffee pod. Then have a cup of coffee with The Grounds of Alexandria founder Ramzey Choker.
This episode checks out the sustainable small businesses looking after the environment, including the father-daughter team making recyclable and sustainable furniture. Grab some dessert with Serendipity, an ice-cream company who cut 80 percent of their carbon emissions by switching to 100 percent green energy, and visit a cafe trading fresh fruit and vegetables. Ricardo also speaks to Ronnie Khan, founder of one of Australia's most successful social enterprises Oz Harvest, and heads to Canberra to explore how some homes are buying and selling spare energy.
In this episode, we get healthy with the small businesses keeping Australians fit. We visit Dolly's Bootcamp, a gym dedicated for Muslim women to exercise comfortably, explore how personal trainer HT Tran combined fitness and golfing, and speak with ex-Olympian Michael Kim on life after athletics. We also toughen up with obstacle course training and explore how an app can monitor your health without going to the doctor.
In this episode we get a few lessons from educational small businesses. We speak to the English Language Academy on teaching English to International Students, and a mum who created an app to connect her with her daughter's teachers. We also visit Marita Cheng, a designer of an interactive robot to teach children in hospital, and learn a thing or two about edible insects.
This episode explores the unique and diverse niche small businesses taking on the big retailers, heads to South Australia to get a taste of Australia's oldest family-owned chocolate-makers Haigh's Chocolates, and discovers how recession-proof the funeral industry really is. Visit Jessica Rudd to chat about her newest online business venture, and drop in on Oporto's founder Antonio Cerqueira during the franchise's 30th birthday.
This episode explores how small businesses are tapping into the digital age to make big bucks: from an Indian wedding planner blogger who turned her blog into a business; to yoga with Hom Yoga, who are expanding internationally thanks to the web. Ricardo also explores how the Pokemon Go frenzy is boosting small business sales, and takes some snaps with Kiren Photography, teaching small businesses about how to use social media profiles to market their brand.
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