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The Perth Business Podcast

The Perth Business Podcast

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We’re The Perth Business Podcast and we love to talk a little bit of sh*t while discovering gems of knowledge from professionals and those just trying their darn best in Perth WA.
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Alex & John // Ninja Software & Tech Society (Part 2)

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Hot off the press with Taryn Best
Check out this marketing gal's background. You get a taste of the truth when it comes to how Taryn started in engineering and ended up in marketing. Hint, it wasn't all daisies figuring out what to do and we're not entirely sure we're at the end of the road yet, but listen in as the girls chat about how Taryn got to where she is now.
January 26, 2022
Charlene Clarke // Entrepreneur
Settle in for a backstory from one of Perth's remarkable entrepreneurs; Charlene Clarke. We talk tracks from doing an MBA and meeting her business partner, to how aspects from her personal life such as financial disadvantage, domestic violence and lack of "book smarts" attributed to her success now. We love a direct and humble business owner, and can't wait to hear your thoughts on this episode!
January 23, 2022
A little bit about Hannah from HR
Hannah has many passions in life including ASMR, breakfast burritos and hitting up the Pearfect Pantry for a coffee before episodes. Listen to her main passion for HR, how she got started in the industry and what she makes of it now. If you have any questions for us for future episodes, let us know!
January 16, 2022
Patrick Gorman // Labor MP
We interviewed an active member of the community, an avid advocate for our local businesses and a great conversationalist; Patrick Gorman, Labor's MP in Perth. Believe it or not, we reached out on the instagram, @patrickgormanmp, and he replied and we were able to have a candid and brilliant conversation about all things Patrick and Perth. We don't usually align ourselves politically, but we believe Patrick listens to the businesses we speak to, and has a valid and helpful view on the functions and future of our state. We'd love to know what you think!
January 09, 2022
Who are Taryn & Hannah?
Welcome to our flagship Taryn & Hannah episode, part of a series of episodes we'll be doing to give you an insight into us! In this episode, we dabble in ASMR as well as take you back to the origins of the podcast (we know you've noticed the male voices in the original episodes..). Tune in and next week we'll tell you more about what we do, and what qualifies us to speak to business owners and share the interviews with the world. 
January 03, 2022
Ella Burke // Employii - HR Support & Education
Ella Burke is the strong arm emoji of the HR world. Through Employii, she's helping to create psychologically safe workplaces. We chat all about it in this episode, and cover tips for both employees and employers at any stage of their careers. Connect with Ella at Visit Employii at Shout out to Justin Barnes for introducing us to Ella!
December 12, 2021
Reeva Cutting // Cutting Edge Digital
Welcome, Reeva, to The Perth Business Podcast! Reeva opens up about being fired, going from strength to strength by starting a digital business and the realities of mental health for business owners. It can look very different for everyone, and one person's breakdown might look like completely different to another's. Tune in and let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.
December 06, 2021
Chris // Home Chef, Food Photographer & Instagram Personality
Tune in for our conversation with the genius behind @cwisspy, a divine Instagram page of original creations by Chris, inspired by his background in Mauritius. We chat about a life changing event that forced him to be home bound (pre-COVID) and drove him to cooking, while his background in photography helped bring his creations to life for those online. 
November 28, 2021
Lacey Savell // Your Go-To Girl - Style and Image Coach (Part 2)
We're back with Lacey and the second half of our discussion with her experience as a style and image coach. In this episode, we get pretty candid, discussing foundations of success and mental health, navigating values like perfectionism and operating on a cycle as a woman. Send us a voice message or write in to, dive into our DMs or simply check out more about Lacey at
November 21, 2021
Lacey Savell // Your Go-To Girl - Style and Image Coach (Part 1)
Tune in for our newest episode with an inspiring business leader; Lacey Savell.  In this episode we have a candid chat with Lacey whose jam is being a stylist and image coach educator.  If you're not sure what that is, who needs an image coach or if you're curious, you're bound to learn a lot in this episode. We talk about; Combating critical thoughts by using mirror work - a tool to build self-confidence; What most women fear and how to overcome it; How to build the confidence to make an everlasting impression; and more. Tune in next week for part 2, which hears us tell a few more in-depth stories of personal experience, from the foundations of Lacey's skill set to navigating our values such as perfectionism, responsibility and transparency. Deep stuff! Thanks to Justin at Rocket Launcher (ep #19) for the connection 
November 15, 2021
Toby Prunty // Home Relocation Solutions (Part 2)
We continue the business chat with copious amounts of giggles alongside Toby. This episode covers balance (do we really need to be on an equal scale at all times, to be considered "successful"?), working a business or marketing idea backwards from an output you know you want to achieve, ego versus confidence and much more. Oh and also, what WAS that teacher's name in The Magic School Bus?!
November 07, 2021
Toby Prunty // Home Relocation Solutions (Part 1)
This week, we were inspired by Toby; the kind of business owner whose energy we want to bottle up and sell. Toby runs four businesses and has a whole lot of knowledge about the different facets of starting, maintaining and growing a business in various industries. So, naturally, we captured as much as we could in two fast paced episodes jam packed with advice on how to win, and do good things for your community in the process. Find Home Relocation Solutions here:
October 31, 2021
Alex & John // Ninja Software & Tech Society (Part 2)
We had so much to talk about we had to split this one into two 40 min episodes. Lucky you ;) This episode covers another project the guys are working on building a CRM, and why they'll actually turn potential clients away if the solution already exists; automation in gathering data; user experience for people-first design; chat bots and future personal AI assistants (for when you need a reminder of who that guy that you KNOW YOU KNOW is and where the hell you actually met him); and the hot topic of being tracked and advertised to online.
October 24, 2021
Alex & John // Ninja Software & Tech Society (Part 1)
Listen to the dulcet tones of whiskey consumption with Alex & John from Ninja Software and the Tech Society podcast. Part 1 delves into how they came to meet and be business partners, breaking grounds in Perth in technology and innovation. We had such a good time chatting candidly about the reality of working on the business including outsourcing and intern hires, and if you think this episode is good, we've saved the best for Part 2 so stay tuned!
October 17, 2021
Eleanor Shakeshaft // Your Business Accountants (Part 2)
Press play on part 2 with Eleanor, where we discuss key challenges in accounting and the solutions to service even the trickiest businesses, marketing tactics that are relevant for all types of small businesses, and the customer process and experience. If you haven't heard part 1, head back to Ep #23. 
October 10, 2021
Eleanor Shakeshaft // Your Business Accountants (Part 1)
Meet Eleanor, founder of Your Business Accountants in Currambine. If you've heard Hannah on our other episodes, this is her mum! In part 1 of this two part episode, we discuss how the culture of accounting is perceived in Australia, what basic tools and processes you need to run your business effectively (hint, it's not just about doing your taxes) and whether you should partner with an accountant or do it yourself. Stay tuned for part 2 where we talk about automation in the world of accounting, whether marketing tactics like TikTok are necessary, and nurturing a relationship with your accountant, or your client if you are an accountant.
October 03, 2021
Tanya Mills // Entrepreneur & CEO of Royal IT
Meet Tanya, self-appointed CEO of Royal IT and the voice of reality inside all of our heads. We chat about coming to a crossroads in work, relationships and life in general, and the advantage of learning from failings. I'd be surprised if you don't resonate with at least one part of this conversation!
September 27, 2021
Katie Liew // The Underground Collaborative (NGO)
Katie Liew is quite possibly the most humble social entrepreneur in Perth. With roots in accounting, beginning at Curtin University before branching into the mining and resources industry, Katie did a 180 and changed pathways by founding The Underground Collaborative, which exists to provide employment and housing solutions for the homeless, at-risk and disadvantaged.  In this episode, we invite guest co-host Quincy Lan, who is currently in accounting herself, to join me in getting the insider scoop on how to change the world for the better through a non-profit initiative. Learn more about The Underground Collaborative here: Connect with Katie here:
September 19, 2021
Joel Mort // Hit Points Personal Training
Get ready to keep up with this episode as we chat to Joel, qualified personal trainer with a background in calisthenics, weight-training, Mauy Thai, BJJ and gymnastics. In a cutthroat industry like fitness, it takes more than hard work and following the rules to lift your business off the ground. We talk all about the wacky marketing gimmicks out there and how to avoid falling into the trap of doing what everyone else does because it works for them; the trick to targeting a niche market in such a vast industry; convincing people to trust you by keeping it genuine and tailoring your fitness services for real success that doesn't profit off of powders and potions.
September 12, 2021
Justin Barnes // Rocket Launcher
Say hi to Justin, fellow South African and Kiwi-turned-Australian who heads up Rocket Launcher, Rocket Projects and the brand new initiative Perth Networking Club. This episode is a full on peek into the man behind the brand. We talk about: - Whether your start up project needs to do it all or just do what you specialise in (hint: breaking your skills into various ventures could be the answer for those with lots of energy) - How to make your productivity peaks and troughs work for you whether you're an entrepreneur or an employee (normalise the concept of siestas in WA, we beg!) - How to embrace every moment as a learning opportunity to grow something great instead of getting down about the small stuff Tune in and if you like what you hear, share and let us know!
August 29, 2021
Keith Hutchings // The Comfortable Home Project
Welcome to another episode of The Perth Business Podcast featuring The Comfortable Home Project. In this raucous episode, we chat, sing and ponder out loud with Keith; entrepreneur, marketer, story teller and public speaker. Keith is joined by Grace, the PR (and pants wearer) of the business. If you're interested in the future of home building and sustainable innovation that makes solar power look redundant, this one is for you!
August 16, 2021
Anna Tan // Jynx Lab Design
Meet Anna, she doesn't believe in talent. Really. Yet, she's the creator of the new Boba Boba brand design, illustrator with a bank of incredible portraits, branding expert and designer of UI friendly websites. Oh and she dabbles in American country accents (yeehaw!). We chat about starting a design business when you're working full time and the reality of risking it all for your passion. We also talk about where Anna got started as a designer and how she managed to measure her progress over the past two years. Check her out on Instagram at @jynxlabdesign and @jynx.lab (or her personal @annajytan).
August 01, 2021
Oli Jenkinson // Alchemy Breathwork
Listen and laugh with us and Oli, the founder of Alchemy Breathwork. Oli helps to instill values of integrity and ethics in men in Perth through breathwork. Not sure what that means? We cover it off in the first minute so hit play and if you want, learn more about why the corporate nightmare feels so wrong and why enabling vulnerability and healing is so important to give your business the leg up it needs. 
July 18, 2021
Jordan Sprigg // Scrap Metal Sculptures
Meet Jordan, the founder of Jordan Sprigg Sculptures hailing from Narembeen, WA. Jordan up-cycles scrap metal from our WA farms and turns them into works of art; you may have seen a few of his famous pieces around Perth and our outer regions! We asked him to share his insight into starting a business fresh out of uni after studying something completely out of the scope of art, and his opinion of the most impactful time for you to focus on your business and marketing if you're an artist pedaling your own craft.
July 04, 2021
Bret Treasure // Stake Something App
Have you ever wanted or needed to do something, but you just seem to procrastinate endlessly? Maybe you just need time or money at stake, according to Bret from Stake Something. This episode captures a candid conversation with Perth boy/entrepreneurial father, Bret, and in it we discuss behavioural science, why we're more sensitive to losing something than winning something, and how the hell we can get back on task and stop procrastinating!
June 20, 2021
Jessica Williamson // Mindset and Business Coach
In this episode we chat to Jessica, a Perth based entrepreneur who started her first biz at 22 years old! We chat about the changing perception of success, how to build a successful mindset and how to embrace your deep listening if you're an introvert. Tune in and let us know your thoughts!
June 06, 2021
Carma Levene // The Social Chameleon
On this episode, we sit down with Carma, owner of Carma The Social Chameleon - a digital marketing company that specialises in helping Perth businesses crush their social media game. During this episode, we chat about how small businesses can best utilise their small budgets, our favourite gin brands and much more.  Carma's website >>  Grill The Marketer >
April 26, 2021
Aashay Shah // Kick Marketing
We actually hunted Aashay down on LinkedIn after we heard that he won best Paid Advertising campaign of 2020 at Grill The Marketer. In this episode we talk about how Aashay went from studying mechanical engineering to starting a little business called Bubble Bash Soccer at university and eventually Kick Marketing in 2018, where he and his team specialise in social media advertising that helps businesses grow and scale.
April 11, 2021
Erin Clark // The Exchange Collective
In this episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with Erin, Director of The Exchange Collective. A technology-first consulting company helping Perth businesses tame the chaos of commercialising their technology! We chat about the importance of great branding, the future of business models and much more. Erin Clark > The Exchange Collective >
March 28, 2021
Tania Cecconi // CEOs For Gender Equity
In this episode we sit down with Tania, Executive Officer for CEO's for Gender Equity; a CEO-led organisation of men and women dedicated to individually and collectively advancing the vision of CEOs for Gender Equity in WA. We chat about the current state of play, how businesses can take the first step in achieving gender equity and much more.
March 14, 2021
Sophie Stott // Quickmail (Communication Solutions)
In this episode we chat to the amazing Sophie Stott, Managing Director of Quickmail. Quickmail is a family owned and operated mailing house specialising in communication solutions for businesses. We chat about transforming a traditional business in the digital world, generating a drive to curate success in an industry you're passionate about and much more! 
February 21, 2021
Scott Yelland // WA Cellar Door Doubleview
In this episode, we share a wine tasting and cheeseboard with Scott Yelland - owner and operator of WA Cellar Door in Doubleview. We chat about the challenges of getting a liquor store up and running, how craft beer has transformed his business and the importance of working ON your business and not just IN your business.
February 07, 2021
Meg Coffey // Coffey & Tea, SMPerth, State of Social
In this episode, we chat to social media expert, Meg Coffey, owner of Coffey & Tea and SMPerth, who is also the founder of the largest social media event in the southern hemisphere; State of Social. We chat business, personal growth and the future of the workplace. Give it a listen now and let us know your thoughts!
January 25, 2021
Colleen Crowley // City of Cockburn
Welcome to our first episode of 2021! A super important episode for all the small business owners out there that have been impacted by COVID-19. If you are a small business owner, or know of one, please make sure to give this a listen and share with your network! Big thank you to Colleen Crowley for sitting down with us via video chat for this one!
January 10, 2021
Lavinia Wehr // Social Media & Agriculture
In this episode, we chat to Lavinia Wehr - Agricultural and social media marketing extraordinaire. If you're in the industry you've definitely heard of her, and if you're not, you soon will. We chat about starting a business straight out of uni and discover the lesser known gold mine that is the Agriculture industry. 
December 06, 2020
Martin Michael // Funk Cider
Today we sat down with Co-Founder Martin to talk about the importance of having stand-out packaging for an alcoholic beverage brand, how much a team means to the success of a company and of course.. all things craft cider! 
November 12, 2020
Jimmy McKeown // Whipper Snapper Distillery
We catch up with Jimmy from Whipper Snapper Distillery in East Perth! This episode we chat about finding mentors, what it's like to work in and own a distillery and of course, all things whiskey!
October 24, 2020
Libby Cooper Creative // Social Media Entrepreneur
Join us as we catch up with Libby from Libby Cooper Creative. Ever wondered what it's really like to quit your reliable full time job and jump into your passion? Listen up! Find Libby here:
October 04, 2020