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Episode guide

Episode 1: Customer attraction

Edwina Sharrock founded Birth Beat, an online antenatal class service marketing to first time parents. A registered midwife, Edwina knows that relationships are as important in medicine as they are in business.

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Episode 2: Growth factor

Alex Adams, passionate foodie, grew a food blog into two successful businesses that bring people together with great food. Alex's journey began in 2009. She tells us about it. 

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Episode 3: Profit prophets

Catherine Hyde talks about running The Space Agent, a profitable project management business. Catherine helps customers manage their home renovations alongside raising 6 year old twins. 

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Episode 4: Money management

Lydia Sedrak, managing director of Lighthouse Childcare, shares insights on making money work as a business owner. 

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Episode 5: Taking the leap

Have a dream of running a business but don’t know where to start? Daniela Roccio and Kylie Gemmel founded Boutique Public Relation, a unique PR business focused on regional Australian businesses. They speak candidly about their leap of faith. 

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Episode 6: Same same but different

How does launching a new business compare to sustaining an established one? Stephen Dyer from Clay Cups, a new reusable coffee cup business, chats with Sylvana Mahmic from Plumtree, an established business supporting children with disabilities and learning challenges. 

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About the series

Stand-up comedian and former lawyer and financial whizz, Yianni Agisilaou, chats to some of Australia’s inspiring small business owners.

They know that being responsible for their businesses means leaving nothing to chance.

Learn from their insightful conversations. They’ve been there, done that and lived to tell the tale. 

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Guests featured in the podcast were CBA clients at the time of recording and are speaking from their personal experiences only. This podcast is not intended to provide advice. The host Yianni Agisilaou was employed by CBA specifically for this podcast series.

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