In this episode, Ben Walker interviews the Managing Director of Employee Matters, Natasha Hawker. Natasha is a leader in the Australian HR space – as well as a sought-after speaker, author, podcaster and media commentator. 

Natasha’s book “From Hire to Fire & Everything In Between” is an Amazon best seller and Natasha has helped Hire, Manage and Exit thousands of employees, for businesses around the world, over the last twenty plus years. Natasha leads the Employee Matters Group in helping business owners with their people-management and has turned her attention, of late, to mentoring and advising business owners. She has also recently graduated from the Australian Company Directors course. 

Tune in to hear Natasha and Ben talk in the context of what’s taken place over the last two years in HR space, the concept of discretionary effort, and also some personal tips from her about working with your spouse in a business, involving the kids, and what that means for the children as well in the business.

Get in touch with Natasha Hawker

In this episode, Ben Walker interviews the Founder & Executive Director of HealthTechX, Yianni Serpanos. Yianni is a passionate and motivated digital health innovator wanting to make a difference to the world by helping modernise and transform healthcare with HealthTech & cultural innovation. 

He is building and leading a co-created and co-designed digital health innovation/ education & start up community toward a Vision of a world of integrated digital health empowerment for all people. For the last 10 years, He’s been growing an Allied Health patient & practice management software called with a mission to connect, help and grow Allied Healthcare providers across Australia using their unique Digital Health connected network approach. 

Yianni also produces and hosts the Reimagining Healthcare podcast for innovative Healthcare Providers, Advisers, HealthTech Developers and Investors to share ideas, insights & experiences for Reimagining Healthcare. Tune in to hear Yianni share about his business journey and the reason why he started a business around healthcare.

Get in touch with Yianni Serpanos

In this episode, Ben Walker interviews world-renowned business coach and the Founder of Abundance Global, Dr David Dugan. He’s a co-author of “Bullet Proof Business”, a high-performance mentor and keynote speaker with over 16 years of experience. He served in the Navy as a Commander and was awarded the Humanitarian Overseas Medal for his work during the 2004 Tsunami. 

His innate desire to serve led him to be the founder of ‘Abundance Global’ which supports small and medium business and entrepreneurs from around the world. Tune in to hear Dr Dugan & Ben Walker speak about the difference between balance and harmony with your business and your family life, and turning your time into team, and chaos into clarity.

Get in touch with Dr Dugan

In this episode, Ben Walker interviews Financial Adviser and the founder of Pivot Wealth, Ben Nash. Ben helps people invest smarter so they can create a life not limited by money. He has a focus on helping people make smart money decisions so they can live the lifestyle they want today while they set up their future. Ben knows that taking action is what’s needed to get better money results, but first you need to know the rules of the game. 

In Ben’s content he draws on practical experience from working with thousands of people to deliver simple, tried and tested money strategies that actually work, delivered in an easy-to-understand way. Ben is also the Author of the Amazon Best Selling Book ‘Get Unstuck: Your guide to creating a life not limited by money’, and the host of the ‘How to be Successful with Money Podcast’. 

Tune in to hear Ben talk about the reasons why he said no to a massive partnership opportunity with big financial upside, why education plays a huge part of the advice process for him, and Pivot Wealth tips for business owners on growing their wealth and the challenges of a fast-growing business that he shared over the last two years growing his team.

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In this special episode of the ‘Young Family, Small Business’ Podcast, Ben Walker & Rizal Ramzan gave a quick overview of The Federal Budget delivered by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg last Tuesday, 29th of March 2022. Tune in to hear the impact of the budget means for the Small Business Owners, Investors, and Self Managed Super Funds.

This episode of Young Family, Small Business is a little different. In this episode, Associate Partner of Inspire Accountants, Rizal Ramzan, does a reverse interview on our very own host of the YFSM Podcast, Ben Walker. Ben is a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience and is the co-author of Cashed Up: The 7 Steps Method of Pulling More Money, Time and Happiness from Your Business. 

He is the Winner of coveted Anthill Online ‘30under30’ award for 2014 and was named a finalist in the Brisbane Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Tune in to hear Ben talk about his his journey up until starting Inspire, how he fell in love with accounting, some of the challenges of growing a team, and some insights on how he balances business and family.

Get in touch with Ben-
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“In this episode, Ben interviews Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Dent Global, Glen Carlson. Dent Global is best known for the award-winning ‘Key Person of Influence’ book and business accelerator programs. From the chaos of the GFC, Glen has built Dent into what refers to as ‘The world’s leading brand accelerator’. With 5 business acquisitions under his belt and a team of 45 across 12 time zones, Dent has shaped the trajectory of hundreds of best-selling authors, TED speakers, and multi award winning fast growth companies. 

In 2021 Virgin named Dent as ‘business enabler of the year’ and the Growing Business Awards named them ‘Business Advisor of the year.’ Glen’s passion is helping entrepreneurs stand out, scale up and use their business to make a positive impact in the world or as he would say, make a dent in the universe. 

Tune in to hear Glen share some practical examples on how to build both your business and personal brand, as well as the idea of being “”oversubscribed”” and how a scorecard can turbocharger leads in sales process.

Get in touch with Glen –
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In this episode, Ben interviews the CEO of Five by Five, Carla Schesser. Facing adversity from a young age as a rare disease survivor, to published author at 19 years of age, and now leading a team of 35 at Australia’s highest-rated website design agency, Five by Five.

Carla is a powerful inspiration to our next generation of business leaders. As a prolific award winner and one of Australia’s youngest CEOs of a multimillion-dollar digital agency, Carla is able to share her observations, experiences, and learnings as a 2IC to support young families who run small businesses.

Tune in to hear Carla talk about the importance of having an ideal week for everyone in the business, and what really works well from a digital marketing perspective using an outsourced agency like Five by five.

Get in touch with Carla

In this episode, Ben interviews the Director of Groe, Ray Corcoran. Groe is a digital marketing agency based in Sydney who specialise in helping established, service-based businesses grow faster using cutting-edge digital marketing. Ray’s worked with over 1,000 businesses over the last 12 years and consults to large corporates on how to drive more revenue. 

Outside of work Ray is passionate about personal finance and has a YouTube channel sharing his learning on how he built his net worth over 7 figures by 31. Tune in to hear Ray share some tips on how he gets to bed before 9 pm and how that helps his family and personal life, and also some foundational steps in building your digital marketing and what to focus on first.

Get in touch with Ray

“In this episode, Ben interviews the Founder of Five by Five, Jon Hollenberg. Five by Five is Australia’s highest rated Digital Agency specialising in providing a customised digital solution for clients. 

Their services range from web design, web development, SEOGoogle ads, and website hosting & support. Jon is a published author and has been in business for 16 years and got a team of almost 40 people across the Gold Coast and in the Philippines. And they’ve delivered thousands of websites over the years. 

Tune in to hear Jon talk about building a relationship with your spouse, and how he found awesome value in The Gottman Method for helping relationships. He also shared some tips from growing from 4 to 40 team members and the importance of building other leaders around you.

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