8 June 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 8: Greg Rosshandler of Finewrap
Can we still make things in Australia? Cian asks this question of Greg Rosshandler, the founder of Finewrap. Discover Greg’s journey that started in 1967 with a bag making machine for women’s hosiery, and expanded to manufacturing facilities across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, and Georgia in the United States.This special episode is available on video as well. Watch here.
31 May 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 7: Jim Penman of Jim’s Mowing
Familiar with Jim’s Mowing? Listen to how Jim Penman started out with a mower and $24, and turned them into a series of franchise home-service businesses. Find out how his willingness to be self-critical after making mistakes has impacted his success. Find on Apple Podcasts. Find on Spotify.
9 May 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 6: Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck of Lvly
In this episode, Cian Hussey meets with young Mums, Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck, to learn how they built Lvly, an online national gift delivery service. Crucially, we discover how Hannah and Verity converted the limitations of COVID-19 into an opportunity for tremendous growth for their business. Find on Apple Podcasts. Find on Spotify.
26 April 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 5: Martin Michael of Funk Cider
Cian Hussey speaks to Martin Michael, founder of the Perth-based craft beer brand Funk Cider. A young entrepreneur, Martin shares the secrets of Funk Cider’s success, and passes on tips to other young Australians on how to start your own business. Find on Apple Podcasts. Find on Spotify.
13 April 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 4: Roger & Lesley Gillespie of Bakers Delight
In episode 4 of Tell Us Your Story, Cian speaks to Roger and Lesley Gillespie, the founders of the much-loved Australian franchise Bakers Delight. In 1980, the Gillespies founded their first Bakers Delight in Melbourne and it didn’t take long for them to build up the business across the city. Forty years later, the franchise has over 700 stores across Australia,
31 March 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 3: Chris Aylward
In episode 3 of Tell Us Your Story, Cian talks to Chris Aylward, the non-executive chairman of the ASX-listed APN Property Group. Chris founded APN in 1996, the same year he used his extensive knowledge and experience in real estate and construction to purchase some land and start Kooyong Wines. They discuss what it was like listing a company
15 March 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 2: Sam Prince
In this episode, Cian is joined by Dr Sam Prince – the man behind the legendary food of Zambrero. Sam founded Zambrero in 2005 while studying to become a medical doctor, and he hasn’t looked back since. The chain of Mexican food has over 200 stores across the world. Sam sets out his approach to entrepreneurship and discusses the
26 February 2021
Tell Us Your Story Episode 1: Steve Baxter
Cian kickstarts the Tell Us Your Story series with the uber-successful tech entrepreneur Steve Baxter, who many of you may know as one of the ‘Sharks’ on Channel 10’s Shark Tank. After joining the Army at 15, Steve went on to found one of the first internet service providers in Australia, and has had a string of business successes since. Discover how