9 to Survive

9 to Survive

By EasyCompanies
So you dream of running your own business? Or maybe you already have one and you’re looking to take it to the next level. In this show we speak to successful business owners who have faced trials and tribulations. So join the 9 to Survive show and Alex Whiteside the CEO of EasyCompanies as he speaks to some of the most inspiring entrepreneurs Australia has to offer.
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Knowing your People with Chris Almond (Sourcr)
“It’s a people led business… you’re selling people to people”. - Co-Founders Chris Almond and James Jennings created Sourcr to help bridge the gap between recruiters and businesses. In this episode, Chris explains how a data-driven platform like Sourcr helps bring recruiters into the 21st century. More about Sourcr: https://www.sourcr.com/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies
30:09
September 15, 2019
Don’t be Afraid of the Unknown with Emma Green (Your CEO Mentor)
“When you have tunnel vision, you’re comfortable because you can see the line of progression” - In 2016, Emma Green founded Your CEO Mentor with her father, and mentor, Martin Moore, to help give CEOs the resources they need in order to be great leaders. In this week’s episode, Emma explains how Your CEO Mentor teaches skills that you won’t find in any business school, and how being a better leader boosts all aspects of business! More about Your CEO Mentor: https://www.yourceomentor.com/ Your CEO Mentor’s ‘No Bullsh!t Leadership’ Podcast: https://www.yourceomentor.com/podcast How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies
50:26
September 8, 2019
Finding Your Purpose with Luke Cook (FUNLOCKA)
“You might be committed… but if you don’t know where your purpose is, then burnout happens” - Luke Cook is the Founder & CEO of FUNLOCKA, an app designed to deliver personalised employee rewards in a fun and easy way! In this episode of 9 To Survive, Luke shares his reasons behind his urge to establish FUNLOCKA, his experience in Radio as Lightning Luke, and to make employees happy! More about FUNLOCKA: https://www.funlocka.com How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
47:41
September 1, 2019
Disrupting The Legal Industry with Alex Solo (sprintlaw)
“There are so many paths you can take your business down” - Alex Solo is the co-founder of sprintlaw. A law tech startup aiming to make the law side of running a business easy. Essentially a law firm that operates entirely online.  In this episode of 9 To Survive, Alex shares his reasons why he started sprintlaw, his experience of selling his first business straight of our university and how he navigates his journey as a budding co-founder. More about sprintlaw: https://sprintlaw.com.au/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
52:25
August 25, 2019
Staying True To Yourself & Being Authentic With Louise Elia (Eliya The Label)
“Take your time, and take your time to be knowledgable” - Louise Elia is the Founder & Creative Director of Eliya The Label. An Australian fashion brand that started in Louise small home office.  Louise is a true example of starting from the bottom and growing her brand out of passion and commitment. In this episode of 9 to Survive, Louise touches on remaining true to yourself and staying knowledgable as a business owner. She also talks about influencer marketing and how that drives the business and why she lets her staff have as much creative freedom as they want. For more about Eliya the Label: https://eliyathelabel.com.au/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
38:02
August 18, 2019
Female Founder Empowerment with Caroline Lepron (Skoutli)
“Success for me is doing what I love” - Caroline Lepron is the founder of Skoutli,  an online platform where influencers, producers and content creators can source and hire different locations to produce content by the hour, by the room.  Caroline has a very strong passion for helping female founders and believes there needs to be more of them in the world. In today’s episode of 9 to Survive she touches on her journey as an entrepreneur, her purpose, the importance of equality for female founders and how she balances a young family with the startup life. More about Skoutli: https://skoutli.com/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
1:02:16
August 11, 2019
How To Be A Great Leader with Steve Fanale (Yello)
“Every individual thrives in a different environment” - Steve Fanale is the co-founder of Yello. A last-mile delivery service that is committed to helping businesses distribute their goods to consumers and also providing couriers with an opportunity to build their own business.  Steve is no stranger to the entrepreneur life. In fact, this is the 6th business that he has started. In this episode, Steve shares his experience with running his previous businesses, how to create a healthy work culture and what it takes to be a great leader.  More about Yello: https://www.driveyello.com/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
54:46
August 4, 2019
The Only Way Is Forward With Matt Hinds (AgCrowd)
“I find that if you have a backup, you subconsciously become comfortable if you had a job to fall back onto. Where is when things hit the fan [by not having any backup], I find the only way to get through it is to move forward” - Matt Hinds is the co-founder of AgCrowd. An investment platform that gives you the opportunity to invest in startups creating a global impact in agriculture and energy. Hear about Matt’s early journey into entrepreneurship when he was only in Year 6 to where he is now as the co-founder of a growing startup. He talks about having only one path to go through, the misconceptions of owning your own business and the importance of taking a break because that’s where you grow your creativity.  More about AgCrowd: https://www.agcrowd.com.au/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies
36:06
July 28, 2019
Having the Courage To Keep Going with Michael Buggy
“It’s about having the courage and giving it a go” - Michael Buggy is the CEO of Yegal. A platform for law firms and professional service companies to get in touch with paralegals.  Yegal is bootstrapped and continues to be until this day. In 2016, Michael founded Yegal and has built a network of more than 300 paralegals across Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.  In this episode, Michael talks about the changing shift in the law industry, how to build courage for building a business and how it’s important to have the right people around to support you.  More about Yegal: https://www.yegal.com.au/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/ Subscribe to our podcast: https://anchor.fm/easycompanies 
34:43
July 21, 2019
Who is the Points Whisperer? | Maximising Frequent Flyer Points for your Business
“Even though your product is awesome, people still need to understand what you do” - Steven Hui is the CEO of iFlyFlat. He’s been dubbed the “Points Whisperer” and has helped many SMEs around Australia utilise their credit card points to fly business class around the world.  In today’s world where content rules the game, being unique and interesting is key to being successful in the business world. Steve takes the time to talk to us about how iFlyFlat came to the surface, how PR has helped drive the clients into the business rather than the old fashioned method of outbound selling and he also talks about why having a product that your customers understand is essential. More about iFlyFlat: https://www.iflyflat.com.au/ Follow Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iflyflat/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/
43:25
July 14, 2019
The Challenges Of Building Your Own Business with Zoe Bojanac
“You can never underestimate how hard it’s going to be” - Zoe explains the challenges of starting your own business and discovering the costs that come with taking your own solo road to entrepreneurship.  Zoe Bojanac is the CEO of wRIGHT LAW ILP, a legal co-op that has offices in Balmain and Bowral. Zoe also is the co-founder of a co-working space, Coywolf Coworking.  In this episode, she tells her story of why she decided to start her own law firm, the challenges she faced and also the hardships she experienced when she co-founded her coworking space, Coywolf Coworking.  More about wRIGHT LAW ILP: https://www.wrightlaw.com.au/#about  More about Coywolf Coworking: http://coywolfcoworking.com/ How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/
28:24
July 7, 2019
Building Resilience & Facing Adversity with Constantine Georgiou
“The expressway to suffering is comparison” In today’s episode we speak to Constantine Georgiou who has successfully built his own business, sold it and then helped over 300 other entrepreneurs start their own.  He talks about the importance of building resilience, what burnout looks like, why saying no is important and facing adversity as a founder to survive the challenging journey of running your business. Constantine was the CEO of Velteo, a leading customer engagement consultancy, before successfully selling the business. Since then, he’s been involved in many entrepreneur incubator sessions (managing over 300 startups) and since co-founded The Founder Lab. A platform where they help founders through peer support groups and bootcamps to become great leaders and business owners. He currently is the head of Venture Capital for Venture Crowd. Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/
51:42
June 30, 2019
Combating Social Isolation with Ben Stokes
In our first episode, we speak to Ben Stokes, the founder of Social Table. “I realised my friends were starting to have children, and instead of Saturday night dinners, we were meeting in the park on Sunday mornings” - This is when the idea of Social Table was born.  Ben Stokes is the founder and CEO of Social Table. A concept of beating social isolation by bringing people together, one meal at a time. He shares his challenges of starting Social Table, his learnings and journey as a founder and where he sees the business grow in the future. Listen in to hear Ben’s journey as a first-time business owner.  Follow Ben on Social Table: https://www.instagram.com/socialtable.co/ More about Social Table: https://www.socialtable.co/ Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/
36:35
June 23, 2019
Introducing: 9 To Survive
Running your own business can be quite daunting and scary. We're here to show you how to face those fears and help you build your dream today. We listen to the innovators, the game-changers, and the thought leaders who built their startups from the ground up, hear what makes them tick, how they've overcome their own barriers, and be inspired to take your own leap of faith and ignite your passion for business. Listen to a fresh new episode every week and be inspired to take the leap of faith. How to find us: Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/easycompanies/ Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EasyCompanies/ Follow Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaussieceo/
00:35
June 22, 2019
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