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The Business Octopus

The Business Octopus

By Relevate
The Digital Business Community helping people to give their business a brain and teach it to grow itself.
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EP 12 - Interview with Rhonwyn Learner - How to drive more profit in your business
Rhonwyn Learner of Business In Training is a Government sponsored consultant who provides training to small business and start-ups. In this episode Rhonwyn talks about the small things that most businesses miss when trying to grow. While everyone is saying that you need to get more leads but what happens next? What are the other things that drive business profitability.
June 15, 2021
EP 11 - Interview with Ally Muller on Corporate Innervation
In this episode I speak with Ally Muller from GOYA consulting about her experiences on corporate innervation. What makes for an innovative company and how to avoid the innovation graveyard where projects and ideas go to die. Ally is an experienced consultant and has worked with many large multinational firms. You can find out more about Ally Muller and her book, Corporate Innervation, on her website and LinkedIn profiles below:
May 19, 2021
EP 10 - Interview with Chris Bantock on professional and personal development for the marketing community
Chris Bantock is the founder of Agency Local. He has 20+ years in business and running agencies. Chris talks about the value of having a community of people around you and how marketing agencies can grow. You can get in touch with Chris at
May 12, 2021
EP - 9 Interview with David Deane Spread, how to deal with difficult people
David is a hostage negotiator for business. He helps businesses that are having toxic people problems to turn it around in 90 days. David explains some of the issues that plague businesses and how to identify them. David's consulting firm Metattude has help a wide range of businesses. Get in touch with David at or
May 5, 2021
EP 8 - Interview with Kat Sorbello - The top course design mistakes and how to avoid them.
Kat specialises in course design and coaching people on how to make their courses a roaring success. Kat outlines the biggest traps that course designers fall into that prevent them from creating a course that hits the mark or gets finished at all.  You can find out more about Kat at and on her LinkedIn profile at:   You can also get her ebook with the full list of course mistakes at:
April 28, 2021
EP - 7 Interview with Dr Steve Barlow - Change Flexibility
Organisations that can't change are at significant risk of disruption. How ready is your team and your culture to change, how change fit or change flexible are they. One off change is not good enough, in this episode I speak with Dr Steve Barlow on how organisations can harness change and make their teams energised and ready for change.
April 21, 2021
EP 6 - Interview with Paul Kennedy on how to get in front of your ideal client
In this podcast I talk to Paul Kennedy from PGV Consulting about how to get in front of your ideal client. Now unlike most podcasts about sales and marketing, Paul is not a marketer but a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Practicing Accountant who has generated a lot of of business for a lot of people by creating great relationships. Hear what Paul has to say.
March 31, 2021
EP 5 - Interview with Aveline Clark - Why Most Marketing Is Broken
In this episode I speak with Aveline Clark from Journey Point. Aveline is an experienced digital marketer that helps businesses to get away from some fundamental marketing mistakes and explains why most marketing is broken. Get in touch with Aveline via her website or LinkedIn below:
March 21, 2021
Interview with Dennis Hall - How to Strategically Scale
In this episode I speak to Dennis Hall from Direct Dialogue about the importance of building relationships in business, how to unify your resources and use technology to scale. Find out more about Dennis at and check out his LinkedIn at
March 15, 2021
EP 3 - Interview with Michael Alexi on Marketing Automation
Michael reverse interviews me and we discuss Marketing Automation, what it is, what it isn't and how small business can start taking advantage of these digital technologies. Michael Alexi:
March 9, 2021
EP - 2 Interview with Steve Sandor Part 2 - How to scale a business
In this episode we speak with Steve Sandor on how to scale a business effectively. In part 1 we spoke about the concepts and in part 2 we discuss the application of the theory and what it means for business.  You can find out more about Steve Sandor at Inspiring business at or check out Steve's LinkedIn profile at
March 4, 2021
EP 1 - How to scale your business the right way Part 1 with Stephen Sandor from Inspiring Business
Steve is a consultant that has worked for large and small companies including consulting to firms internationally such as PNG. He helps business to create the framework around how to scale a business effectively. Steve has many years experience and shared his tips with us in this episode.  In part 1 we spoke about the concepts and in part 2 we discuss the application of the theory and what it means for business. You can find out more about Steve Sandor at Inspiring Business at or check out Steve's LinkedIn profile at
February 28, 2021