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3-Steps To Rewarding Loyal Customers

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

As your business continues to thrive, it’s important to take the time to reward loyal customers who have helped get you to where you are now. If you’ve been feeling especially thankful lately, take the opportunity to send a surprise gift to a few of your most loyal customers.

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Sri Lanka’s must try dishes. Culinary Tour.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

When in Rome, act like a Roman, is a proverb that has probably been repeated more times than memory, and while it may not be possible to completely adhere to the saying, there are times when we choose to be like a local when touring foreign lands. Stay like a local is a trend and…

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10 Days in Vietnam via Ho Chi Minh City

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

A Very Detailed Travel Itinerary Tours are for foo-ls. I tried my best to make that rhyme. While Vietnam may seem a little daunting at first, the country is not difficult to travel – especially if you have a great blog to aid you, with details on every leg of the trip, written by a [...]

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What We’ve Learned After Five Years of Travel

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

We used to be the type of people who started things with intention, people with an idea of where we wanted our paths to take us. Five years ago that all changed when we...

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Essential Books for Cocktail Enthusiasts – From Spirited Histories to Recipe Books

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

These essential books for cocktail enthusiasts make fab gifts for the concoctors of cocktails and drinks mixers in your life if you’re still stuck for last minute gift ideas. Most of these recommendations have come from professional mixologists and bar owners we’ve meet and are...

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#129 How to rebrand a business.

#129 How to rebrand a business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is an encouraging story of a small business doing big marketing. Not massive marketing. Not ground breaking marketing. Jut good solid marketing following a tried and tested process of getting clear on your brand first, establishing clear messages around what they do and then applying the outcome of that clarity to all future touch points - business name, stationary, signage, website, imagery, social media channels and so on.

The business that has just been through this transformation is Caboodle Financial Services ... previously known as Delta Group.

What a difference already, huh?!

It's owner, Peita Dimantidis, recently attended a marketing keynote I gave in Sydney, did a whole lot of reading and then (and most importantly) took a whole lot of action. Swift action without hesitation. As I always say .... action creates reaction. That's where the magic lies.

If you're thinking a rebranding of your existing business is in order, then take a listen to how Peita went about it.

PLUS in this episode I give an update on what's happening with my last guests dream of getting a date with Kylie Minogue; and I've found out why Seth Godin declined to come on The Small Business Big Marketing Show (and it's encouraged me to not give up). I think he misinterpreted what my show was all about ... and my role in the mix.

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5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam. For Round the World Experts. | The Incidental Tourist

5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam. For Round the World Experts. | The Incidental Tourist


The Incidental Tourist

‘5 Day Trips from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.’ My article as written for Round The World Experts, as it originally appears here. The first thing to strike you about Ho Chi Minh City is how the streets teem with family-laden scooters, bicycles, cars and carts that weave their way between pedestrians in conical hats…

334 – Gwyneth Paltrow thinks this little Aussie retailer is doing very big things

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Another disruptive marketer, Felicity Rogers of the modern uniform business Cargo Crew, joins us to explain amongst other things how Gwyneth Paltrow came to wearing one of her uniforms.

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#56 A Pricing Idea. Get Your Pitch Right. Know Your Brand.

#56 A Pricing Idea. Get Your Pitch Right. Know Your Brand.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is the episode of Small Business Big Marketing where we discuss: How smorgasbords may inspire a new pricing strategy; How the Daintree Ice Cream Co. have got their pitch oh so

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295 – Modern Family star appears in this Toronto house cleaning business’s marketing free-of-charge!

295 – Modern Family star appears in this Toronto house cleaning business’s marketing free-of-charge!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Past guest and YouTube sensation Melissa Maker of Clean My Space joins us for a well overdue update, and amongst other things, explains how she got Modern Family star Jess Tyler Fergusson (he plays gay Dad Mitchell) to appear in her marketing free-of-charge … yep ... FOC.

Melissa first appeared on this show way back on episode 197. Back then she had a nice little cleaning business in Toronto, that she marketed through some very helpful how-to cleaning videos.

Well, she still has nice little cleaning business has grown into a nice little business with multiple revenue streams well beyond cleaning. If you ever wondered if being helpful in your marketing was a valuable strategy, then here's all the proof you need.

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Jaisalmer

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE GOLDEN CITY - THINGS TO DO IN JAISALMER

Getting to know Ho Chi Minh: A book, a chat, and three recommended tours.  - The Very Hungry Londoner

Getting to know Ho Chi Minh: A book, a chat, and three recommended tours.  - The Very Hungry Londoner


The Very Hungry Londoner

I found my first few days in Vietnam a little difficult to be honest. While there were some personal reasons for this, my luggage left languishing at Singapore airport for example, I think it was… View Full Post

SBBM #26: It’s a listener love-in!

SBBM #26: It’s a listener love-in!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listener questions are the focus of today’s show. So, we go head to head shedding our marketing spotlight on such curlies as How do we define marketing?; What are the

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Unusual C+ upgrade seat assignment

by Paplover @ FlyerTalk Forums

On an upcoming trip the MSP-SAT segment showed only C- middles and no C+ available and I had no seat assigned. I figured that a C- assigned at the gate was no worse than picking one now. Finally decided to ask for C+ upgrade since a middle C+ is...

[Productivity Tool] Dialpad – a business phone system for the funky modern workplace

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is called Dialpad, and it’s a business phone system for the modern workplace.

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How to create a happy business that thrives with retired “crazy” dentist Paddi Lund | #387

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to create a happy business | How to get free publicity | How to introduce humour into your business

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#99 How To Get Millions Of Dollars Of Free Exposure.

#99 How To Get Millions Of Dollars Of Free Exposure.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Since starting the Messages On Hold business in 1988 from his bedroom in Perth, Kym Illman has generated tens of millions of dollars worth of free TV and press exposure at some of Australia's (and the world's) largest sporting events.

His marketing tool of choice is the little understood strategy of Guerrilla marketing (AKA ambush marketing).

Sacked from a cushy TV station job in 1988, Kym has achieved unpaid coverage at major sporting events including Cathy Freeman's run at the 2000 Olympic Games, AFL grand finals and Melbourne Cups!

Whilst they've got him in to some hot water, they have also contributed to the success of the Messages On Hold business which is now turning over sixteen million dollars annually.

Listen in as Kym explains how he has (and you can) use guerrilla marketing to successfully increase the awareness of your business. Enjoy!

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How to use Forums for marketing your precious business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you want to connect with more like-minded people who can help grow your business, try finding a niche-focused forum to participate in.

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: A DO-IT-YOURSELF TOUR OF THE AMALFI COAST - POSITANO, AMALFI & RAVELLO

Eating Bánh Khọt in Vũng Tàu

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Bánh Khọt are delicious gems: crispy discs of rice flour batter & coconut milk, fried until they’re crunchy on the outside but moist on the inside, then wrapped in herbs & dipped in a sweet-spicy sauce. Here are 7 places to eat bánh khọt in Vũng Tàu... Continue reading

How a very disruptive business did 7-figure revenues in year one – with Dominic Holland of Tow.com.au

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

I like to think that the archive of The Small Business Big Marketing Show is full of marketing gold. In fact I know it is, as I continue to receive

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12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Radio advertising guru Dan Presser on how to create radio ads that cut through and sell | #393

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to create radio ads that cut through and sell | Why you need a welcome email strategy | How to conduct a great interview

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#40 (Pt 2) 3 more marketing must-dos to get your business found online. Plus two listener gift

#40 (Pt 2) 3 more marketing must-dos to get your business found online. Plus two listener gift

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

“Was that the best ever podcast???” asked one listener on the Small Business Big Marketing Facebook Fan Page. Well, we hope not although we’d both have to admit that the

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#108 Interview with Jules Lund PLUS a little nudity!

#108 Interview with Jules Lund PLUS a little nudity!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Having your own show is a brilliant marketing strategy for any business. And what better person to learn some tricks of the trade from than national TV and radio star, Jules Lund.

I first met Jules Lund ten years ago when he was a young fella volunteering at The Reach Foundation. Since then Jules has gone on to become a super star of the Australian media scene. His meteoric rise to fame has included him founding and hosting a fantastic show on FOXFM called Dash, many years as a globe trotting reporter on the TV travel show Getaway and he now co-hosts the nationally popular Fi Fi and Jules Show on the Austereo network (having successfully taken over from Hamish and Andy two years ago- no mean feat!). His show, BTW, is also one of the most downloaded podcasts in Australia.

The big question is, what light can Jules Lund shed on small business marketing? Fair question indeed. The answer is plenty. Listen up ...

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Tomb Rider: Hue to Dong Hoi on Back-Roads

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Covering nearly 200km of completely empty beach, coastal back-roads lead from the old imperial capital of Hue to the beach city of Dong Hoi. Scattered with thousands of traditional-style tombs, this coastal region is rarely explored by foreign visitors... Continue reading

The Bay of Islands with Haka Tours New Zealand.

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

What is Haka Tours? The night before we left on our three-day Haka Tours Bay of Islands trip Tom asked me for the third or fourth time; so what is it that we are...

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#95 How To Write A Book With #1 Small Business Author, Andrew Griffiths.

#95 How To Write A Book With #1 Small Business Author, Andrew Griffiths.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's between you and your major competitor. You're both submitting on a big tender that, if you win it, will set your business up for a good 12-months. You're both comparable on price and service delivery, so there's not much in it and the client is having a hard time deciding who to award the deal to. Then the client remembers the book you'd written (that you'd personally signed and given them instead of a business card) and BOOM you win!

A glorified business card is a great way to view having a book that helps market your business and win business.

Listen in as Andrew Griffiths, Australia's #1 small business author explains why you should and how you can have a book to market your and grow your business.

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341 – Customer experience tips from the owner of Australia’s best airport

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Learn how Stephen Byron's relentless focus on customer service helped to turn Canberra Airport from a sheep paddock into a $2 billion hub of industry.

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274 – FKN Gym Wear founder Ben London on how he built a million dollar brand from his bedroom

274 – FKN Gym Wear founder Ben London on how he built a million dollar brand from his bedroom

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, today’s guest started his million dollar clothing business out of his bedroom. Yep, another one of those stories. Oh, and you know what he called it? FKN Gym Wear! Yeah FKN! I do love a naughty business name. And he’s successfully using Snap Chat to get the word out.

Five years ago, Ben London won a bet with himself and threw away his top-tier sales career within the fitness industry to single-highhandedly solve the 'fluoro gym wear epidemic'.

Join me as he shares how he’s FKN well done it ;0)

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237 – YouTube ads generate this soloprenuer 9x more income than selling his actual product

237 – YouTube ads generate this soloprenuer 9x more income than selling his actual product

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Cubicle escapee (well, more airplane escapee) Jason Stephenson of Relax Me Online left his full time job at Virgin Airlines to produce and sell his own guided meditations on eBay. Success started to show itself (albeit with a few bumps along the way) and the next thing you know he's making almost ten times as much giving away his meditations on YouTube!

Cubicle escapee (well, more airplane escapee) Jason Stephenson of Relax Me Online left his full time job at Virgin Airlines to produce and sell his own guided meditations on eBay. Success started to show itself (albeit with a few bumps along the way) and the next thing you know he's making almost ten times as much giving away his meditations on YouTube!

Listen is as Jason explains how he made the leap from his cushy job as a Virgin cabin crew member to running his own business from home in his own time, and loving every minute of it. Jason provides a great insight in to how to make money on YouTube.

I also answer a listener question about DIY SEO, and announce that last week's guest Steve Sims of Bluefish will be conducting an exclusive Q&A webinar free for Small Business Big Marketing Forum Members.

Let's do this!

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Make the most of your 12-hour layover in Tokyo’s Narita International Airport

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Overnight or layover in a foreign city is a daunting concept. Traveling in a city you don’t know for 24 hours or less and trying to find out what can you do in a short time frame. Are you ready for Narita? Then, you can take on this challenge made for time-hungry travelers who try...

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258 – How to market your business on a shoestring with Aydin Mirzaee

258 – How to market your business on a shoestring with Aydin Mirzaee

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever feel constrained by having no dough to spend on marketing? Fear not … today’s guest was in that boat. I stress WAS. He got to the point of spending a million bucks a year on just one marketing channel. Then something very cool happened.

Plus I share some amazing feedback from a recent guest who's been blown away by the response after appearing on my show; as well as a listener who's also been blown away by the fantastic experience she had using 99Designs to get a logo she loves.

Yep. Another big show. Let's do this!

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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

315 – A Look Inside Work Club,  An Exclusive Co-Working Space Designed To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity & Inspiration

315 – A Look Inside Work Club, An Exclusive Co-Working Space Designed To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity & Inspiration

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Soren Trampedach of Work Club discusses how he is redefining co-working, serviced offices and business clubs through his unique workspaces that incorporate functional design and story telling. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to be inspired to create something remarkable.

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport

by CMK10 @ FlyerTalk Forums

*Location: *The hotel is located on Jefferson Davis Blvd. right next to the Hampton Inn (which it in fact shares a shuttle with). Two blocks to to the north is the Crystal City Metro. Two blocks to the east are a number of chain restaurants and a...

222 – How to thrive when those around you aren’t with Darren Finkelstein AKA The Boat Guy

222 – How to thrive when those around you aren’t with Darren Finkelstein AKA The Boat Guy

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This guy's a fantastic small business marketer. So fantastic I had to invite him back for a third fireside chat!

Darren Finkelstein (now AKA The Boat Guy) co-owns St.Kilda Boat Sales - a small boating business in Melbourne, Australia that's punching way above its marketing weight. To the point that the business has doubled in the past 3-years and the brand is stronger than ever.

Listen in and discover how consistently publishing helpful marketing content to YouTube, how writing a book, how speaking from stage, how developing a media profile can all lead to massive business success.

Plus I answer a question from a listener about how to leverage awards, and I share some feedback from a State Trooper turned small business owner in Connecticut!

Let's do this!

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223 – How to get free publicity, with Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, Tina Tower

223 – How to get free publicity, with Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year, Tina Tower

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tina Tower of Begin Bright is the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year 2014. And for very good reason. She's the founder of an amazing school readiness and primary school learning franchise, and is on her way to building an empire that's making a difference to the lives of very young Australians.

Join me as Tina shares how she brought this idea to market through unbridled passion and some very clever marketing. In fact, her number one marketing strategy is to generate bucket-loads of free publicity by constantly creating newsworthy stories for the media. She shares exactly how she does it in this interview.

Plus I answer a question from a listener who's keen to make some real noise around the opening of her new natural health clinic. Let's do this!

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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Recipe of the Month: Gluten Free Banana Bread with Chocolate from Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A simple, easy recipe for gluten-free banana bread that is both moist and healthy! No butter -- just coconut oil and yoghurt, along with Oaxacan chocolate.

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

[Productivity Tool] Grammarly ensures everything you type is clear, effective & mistake-free

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Grammarly.

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London

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN LONDON - WHERE TO PLAY, STAY & EAT

269 – Marketing tips from a $7M business doubling year on year with Nathan Huppatz of Costumes.com.au

269 – Marketing tips from a $7M business doubling year on year with Nathan Huppatz of Costumes.com.au

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ready for some online retailing tips that apply to any business - online or offline?

Nathan Huppatz started Costumes.com.au in 2010 and it's now a $7M business that's doubling each year.

Listen in as he shares how he's done it.

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Connecting from AirNZ to Delta at LAX

by jackvogt @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hello, I am traveling to NZ for 2 weeks in early April. I bought the ticket from LAX to AKL despite being in Atlanta because it was easy to find a cheap positioning flight. However I have one question for the return. I arrive from AKL at 12:45 pm...

#75 How To Be Innovative In Your Business.

#75 How To Be Innovative In Your Business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Phil McKinney is an innovation expert based in Silicon Valley. Recently retired as the VP and Chief Technology Officer at Hewlett Packard, Phil hosts the Killer Innovations podcast and has just released the book 'Beyond The Obvious'. In this mind-opening interview Phil explains clearly and simply how any small business can introduce and benefit from an innovations culture. Listen in and you'll discover a step-by-step process for becoming innovative, why brainstorms don't work and so much more. This is gold!

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Self-Guided Motorbike Tours Of Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam

Self-Guided Motorbike Tours Of Vietnam - Offroad Vietnam


Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Self-guided motorbike tours of Vietnam from Hanoi. This page explains how this tour works and what is included at Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Tours.

Luang Prabang

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

A Walking Tour of Luang Prabang

Tamarind Laos: The Best Cooking School in Laos

5 Traditional and Unique Shows in Tokyo for Your Bucket List

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

Tokyo is a city of theatrics and personality. Neon lights illuminate the streets by night and waves of people animate the streets by day, expressing themselves through crazy and quirky fashion. No matter how modern they are, the Japanese are still deeply wedded to tradition, and they enjoy sharing their ancient traditions with today’s visitors. See ancient arts such as sumo or kabuki — or go full 21st century with the chaotic and famous Robot Restaurant. If you want to see a show in Tokyo, you’re spoiled for choice! Top 5 Unique Shows in Tokyo to Experience Sumo Image source Flickr Japan is virtually synonymous with its most famous sport: sumo wrestling. This ancient sport dates back centuries to a time where it was recognized as nothing more than a form of entertainment for the deities. Yet these days, it’s iconic and internationally known, and to this day it still has a dedicated following across the country. Sumo might seem like just a shoving match, but that’s far from the case — it is incredibly regimented. Wrestlers train their entire lives to make it professionally, living and dining in communal living spaces called “stables” where they undergo a rigorous training […]

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219 – How to follow your passion with Steve Hui of ‘I Fly Flat’ – the world’s only points optimisation business

219 – How to follow your passion with Steve Hui of ‘I Fly Flat’ – the world’s only points optimisation business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you love the idea of flying first class? Business class? Or as today's guest, Steve Hui (tweet him here) calls it flying flat? Who doesn't! Now known as the points whisperer, Steve is another cubicle escapee who's made the leap in to small business by following his passion. What a good idea! Established in 2012, iFLYflat is a Points Optimisation Consultancy, the only professional service of its type in the world.

Plus I tackle a listener question about a steakhouse that's showing some disrespect towards vegetarians. Really!!

Let's do this!

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Our 4½ Month Southeast Asia Budget Backpacking Trip: All the Costs, all the Details

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

7 Countries47 Cities138 daysFor only $3081.30 eachThat’s $22.32 per dayAbout 156.29 per weekAnd $669.60 per month In this guide, I will share all the details of our Southeast Asia budget backpacking trip that included Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. The Map: Budget Backpacking Southeast Asia The Details and Itinerary:A 47 Cities Tour [...]

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#103 How to make money and do a world of good.

#103 How to make money and do a world of good.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In 2008 Rebecca Scott left her long-standing job as a Scientist at the CSIRO and co-founded Streat - a Melbourne-based social enterprise that sells delicious food and coffee whilst providing homeless young people with hope, self-belief and the opportunity to get qualified in hospitality. As Streat's tagline suggests - Streat stops homelessness the delicious way.

Whether you're looking to start a social enterprise yourself, wondering how you can integrate some social responsibility in your small business or just love an inspiring story then you're going to love hearing what Rebecca has to share.

This is a wonderful story of how you can start a business, make some money and do the world of good along the way. Listen up!

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301 – Do you have the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’? Find out how to get it with Booktopia’s Tony Nash, Australia’s Number 1 Online Book Retailer

301 – Do you have the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’? Find out how to get it with Booktopia’s Tony Nash, Australia’s Number 1 Online Book Retailer

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you have an 'Entrepreneurial Mindset'?

Listen in as Tony Nash from Booktopia reveals what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how he has used it to build one of Australia's most successful online retailers.

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189 – Insights in to success with gazillionaire business owner, Jayco’s Gerry Ryan.

189 – Insights in to success with gazillionaire business owner, Jayco’s Gerry Ryan.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gerry Ryan is not just a business owner. He is a bonafide *gazillionaire* who has successfully built the most successful caravan manufacturing company in Australia and New Zealand, Jayco - completely from scratch. On top of this, he has produced major theatre productions, launched a successful property development business, and even part owns a Melbourne Cup winning horse. Gerry shares his secrets to success in this latest episode...

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Christina's Saigon

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

How to get speaking gigs, trade shows, key messages plus loads more marketing G O L D!

How to get speaking gigs, trade shows, key messages plus loads more marketing G O L D!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode of Funny Business, AG and I talk about the value of trade shows, the importance of key messages, why Timbo moved away from iPhone to a HTC One, the importance of simplification plus how to get speaking gigs. Enjoy!

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Connecting you to the local experience – My day out with Inspitrip

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Well, I haven’t been out on a trip for quite a while. (I think the last one was with Saigon Treasure Hunt) The main reason is, I’ve been totally flat out writing and editing the second edition of my book...

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Croatia Self Guided Bike Tours Video

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Croatia Self Guided Bike Tours feature the most beautiful areas along the Croatian coast with quiet roads, ancient villages, lavender fields and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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[Productivity Tool] Shakr – An affordable way to do video marketing for small businesses

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Shakr.

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How to increase your business’s social media engagement

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

There’s a whole lot of business owners who constantly scratch their heads, asking themselves “WTF can I post to social media that’s half interesting?” Here’s what ...

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319 – Philippines Outsourcing Tour #2 : Highlights & Learnings from Timbo and Friends.

319 – Philippines Outsourcing Tour #2 : Highlights & Learnings from Timbo and Friends.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Have you ever wanted more time? Have you ever wanted to get more done in your business? Do you ever feel like you just need an extra set of hands but can't justify the cost? Check out these stories from real small business owners who have joined me for the second 'Freedom Through Outsourcing Tour' to the Philippines.

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

#87 How To Market A Business In Tough Times.

#87 How To Market A Business In Tough Times.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Larry Bloch co-founded Netregistry in 1997 - right in the high diddle diddle of the dot com boom. Things were going swimmingly with the business doubling every couple of months ... until mid 2000 when the boom went bust.

BUT that's where it gets interesting ... really interesting.

You see, marketing a business in boom times is relatively easy - there's plenty of money and eager buyers - especially in the area of domain names and websites where every one was trying to stake their claim. But how do you manage a business through the down times, and come out the other end shining? In fact, in 2012, Netregistry is now Australia's most trusted provider of online services.

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#96 Flight Centre founder, Geoff Harris, openly shares his business insights.

#96 Flight Centre founder, Geoff Harris, openly shares his business insights.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Geoff Harris is one of the original founders (and still current owners) of Flight Centre ... one of the world's largest travel agents. Certainly Australia's largest by a long shot. I shared a small part of this interview about 6-months ago. It was part of another series of interviews I intended doing with creators of iconic Australian brands. Alas, time wont allow me to indulge in that idea, so I'm releasing these interviews on the Small Business Big Marketing show. Others (already released include chats with Rip Curl founder, Bryan Singer and Beechworth Bakery Founder, Tom O'Toole.

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203 – How to become a travel blogger, and make a living whilst travelling the world. Oh yeah!

203 – How to become a travel blogger, and make a living whilst travelling the world. Oh yeah!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you think that it’s impossible to travel around your country, the world even, while earning a great income, think again. Just three years ago, Caz Makepeace was stuck in the cubicle, and now she travels the world with her family, courtesy of her travel blog, Y Travel Blog. Find out how she does it in the latest episode of Australia’s #1 marketing show!

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AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

by Amit @ HoneyMundo

Travel Dates: December 27, 2016 – January 1, 2017 and January 16-27, 2017 G’day mates! Australia has always been high on my list of countries to visit. A land of endless beaches, sunshine, the Great Barrier Reef, and kangaroos. I’ve never met an Australian who didn’t seem happy and full of life. It’s one of […]

319 – Philippines Outsourcing Tour #2 : Highlights & Learnings from Timbo and Friends.

319 – Philippines Outsourcing Tour #2 : Highlights & Learnings from Timbo and Friends.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Have you ever wanted more time? Have you ever wanted to get more done in your business? Do you ever feel like you just need an extra set of hands but can't justify the cost? Check out these stories from real small business owners who have joined me for the second 'Freedom Through Outsourcing Tour' to the Philippines.

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Discover Incredible Scandinavian Holiday Destinations.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

An area I long to visit and learn more about, Scandinavia offers diverse tourist attractions that range from unique architecture and design to the celebration of its natural beauty and spending time with the welcoming communities. From bustling metropolis and beautiful countryside, here are some recommendations that will help you interact with the locals and…

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This simple Facebook video strategy saved a fledgling BBQ chicken shop from going under | #384

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today we literally go behind-the-scenes with BBQ chicken store owner Wally Khawli whose simple Facebook video strategy has saved his fledgling business from going under.

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Sam Housten Jones State Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Visiting Saigon During TET – 2017

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

TET or Lunar New Year occurs at the end of January in 2017. The lead up to the Year of the Rooster will be very festive, but during the actual holiday period, the atmosphere around the country will change completely. The...

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#121 From timber yard lackey to six figure business owner. Happy days!

#121 From timber yard lackey to six figure business owner. Happy days!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Four years ago (at age 22) George Ryan was working full time (55 hours a week) for a lumber yard, making $10/hour to provide for his wife and daughter, and had no sort of higher education. He decided he hated his job, and intentionally set out to start an internet company. Four years later, still with no sort of formal education, he now has a thriving business in Hatchwise and make six figures. On top of all that, Hatchwise has been featured in articles twice in Inc. Magazine over the past two years. Nice!

Listen in as George shares how he did it, and lessons learned along the way.

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304 – Powerful Business Storytelling Tips with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote

304 – Powerful Business Storytelling Tips with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you want to be seven times more memorable? Listen in to this week's episode with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote to discover how to craft and remember powerful stories for your business with ease.

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#119 How to overcome your fear of public speaking.

#119 How to overcome your fear of public speaking.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Cam Barber invented The Vivid Method to help people like you and I overcome the fear of public speaking. And thank God! I mean who doesn't (you know what) themselves when they have the opportunity to get up on a stage or present to an audience of more than one?!

But here's the thing - public speaking is a marketing strategy many more small business owners should embrace. It provides leverage, it positions you as an opinion leader and it forces you to get your message right. All mighty good outcomes when you're wanting to build both your personal and business brand.

So take a listen as Cam explains how to lose the public speaking anxiety.

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Namibia for beginners – 7 days of breathtaking views

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

While South Africa is the most popular country in Africa, Namibia on the other hand, is an untamed beauty without the crowd of tourists, compared to its neighbors. Aside from its spectacular sand dunes, Namibia provides diverse attractions – peaks and desert, beaches, gigantic ravine, rivers, and national parks. Wonderful surprises abound here but Namibia...

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SBBM #18 – How Send Out Cards is Taking Over the Greeting Card Industry

SBBM #18 – How Send Out Cards is Taking Over the Greeting Card Industry

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In our first episode of 2010 we chat with Kody Bateman, founder and director of Send Out Cards. Founded six years ago, Send Out Cards gives members the ability to send a physical greeting card, written in their own hand writing, from an online application. Kody tells us how he got started and why the big greeting card producers should be worried.

The episode includes great tips for leveraging network marketing and will show you how to effectively cut through to your customers with direct marketing.

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Why you should give your tribe a free branded T-shirt

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s idea is to give away a free branded T-shirt.

The word “free” is one of the most persuasive and powerful words in the English language. I mean Free Beer has to be one of the great headlines, right?!

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270 – A masterclass in remarkable marketing with Arthur Greeno of Chick-Fil-A

270 – A masterclass in remarkable marketing with Arthur Greeno of Chick-Fil-A

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Throwing cows from helicopters, setting Guinness World Records, marriage proposals to customers and police calls to turn off the bubble machines - this is just some of the remarkable marketing that today’s guest undertakes. Oh, BTW, the cows were stuffed ;0)

Plus I give a broke listener some ideas on how to raise money for her product idea and share a motivational marketing quote that will get you through when Plan A doesn't quite do what you'd hoped!

Let's do this!

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Will It Blend viral video star Tom Dickson has turned an everyday product into a global YouTube sensation | #388

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

A clever way to market everyday products and services | How to get your first 153 email subscribers | A business that grew from big boobs!

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#116 Fourteen million monthly page views – Mamamia’s Mia Freedman explains exactly how she does it.

#116 Fourteen million monthly page views – Mamamia’s Mia Freedman explains exactly how she does it.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Mia Freedman is the editor and publisher of Australia’s fastest growing women’s website Mamamia.com.au.

Having built her career around creating communities of women in magazines (as Editor of Cosmo and then Editor in Chief of Cosmo, Cleo & Dolly), Mia began Mamamia in her lounge room in 2007 and today it employs 30 people and has Mamamia has 500,000 readers and more than 14 million page views per month.

Listen in to this fireside chat I had with Mia recently where she explains exactly how she did it. It's marketing gold. Enjoy!

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293 – Start-up airline Fly Airly aims to disrupt how you fly from Sydney to Melbourne

293 – Start-up airline Fly Airly aims to disrupt how you fly from Sydney to Melbourne

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine starting an airline. Well, today’s guest and his two mates just did. And you can fly as often as you want for one (pretty reasonable) flat rate.

Luke Hampshire is the co founder of Fly Airly - a very different kind of airline.

“How different?” Well, put it this way, Fly Airly flies only between three of Australia's main cities - Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra - and it’s a membership-based pricing model in which they charge a flat monthly fee which allows you to fly as often as you like.

Cool, huh? Brave, definitely!

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The Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo – From Siem Reap to the Isaan

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Places of 2017 on Grantourismo included the Southeast Asian destinations we love and frequently cover – Cambodia’s main cities and towns, Thailand’s capital and most off the beaten track region, Vietnam’s key destinations, and lovely Luang Prabang in Laos. As 2017...

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375 – How to effectively use promotional products to market your business with Arid Zone’s Clive McCorkell

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to use promotional products effectively | Create templated marketing videos from your iPhone | Get a little celebrity lovin’ | A self-publishing success story | And plenty more on your favorite marketing podcast ...

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214 – Come behind-the-scenes of 99Designs – the world’s largest design competition marketplace, with their driven CEO Patrick Llewellyn.

214 – Come behind-the-scenes of 99Designs – the world’s largest design competition marketplace, with their driven CEO Patrick Llewellyn.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Join me behind-the-scenes of the original design competition company 99Designs with Australian CEO, Patrick Llewellyn. As of October 2014, 99designs has hosted more than 340,000 graphic design contests and paid out more than $85 million to its community of 905,000 designers around the world ... and it all started in a little office in the inner-Melbourne working-class suburb of Collingwood.

You'll be amazed at where the idea came from. It's inspirational stuff.

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Angkor Archiological Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

320 – Orange Sky Laundry – A simple idea that’s making the world a better place

320 – Orange Sky Laundry – A simple idea that’s making the world a better place

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen is as these two young Australians of the year inspire us with their story and their mission. Their social enterprise Orange Sky Laundry is a world first and provides not only a mobile laundry service for free to the homeless, they also provide a catalyst for conversation. Get ready to be inspired.

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 2 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 * The tour will not available on Monday. **If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the […]

The 185-second Follow-Up Hack (I’ve seen it convert at 90%+)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How many clients and prospects do you have on your I’ll get back to them one day list? If you’re like most business owners, it’ll be quite a long list.

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Eagle Boys Pizza founder talks Guerrilla marketing, growing through innovation, how to define your price position. #sbbm

Eagle Boys Pizza founder talks Guerrilla marketing, growing through innovation, how to define your price position. #sbbm

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do innovation, guerrilla marketing, and price positioning have in common? They're all marketing strategies Tom Potter, founder of Eagle Boys Pizza and Crusty Devil Bakehouse, has used to build his brands.

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261 – This Chiropractor’s video marketing strategy generated 5 million views in 2-months. And that’s not all.

261 – This Chiropractor’s video marketing strategy generated 5 million views in 2-months. And that’s not all.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine a marketing strategy that generated 200+ email enquiries per day. Has people travelling from across the world to use your services. And that's created a three month waiting list for new clients.

Well, that exactly what's happened to Melbourne Chiropractor, Dr. Ian Rossborough of Chiropractic Excellence, since he's started filming the work he's doing on his patients. Watch the video in the shownotes ... it's mind blowing! Then take a listen to my chat with him as he reveals how they're created.

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Who’s your daddy?

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

Who had the most disappointing experience with their father?  This was actually a topic of conversation a few years ago with girlfriends at a New Year’s Day party.   I won’t give the details of my friend’s experiences with their fathers, but I will share with you a story about mine. Love is everything Father Where...

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#128 Trying to get a date with Kylie has its (business) rewards!

#128 Trying to get a date with Kylie has its (business) rewards!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Brighton-based business executive and fellow marketer, John Dingeldei wants a date with Kylie Minogue. Who doesn't! In fact, Dannii would be just fine!

However, unlike my perverted reasons for wanting one, John's are pure - he's raising money for a number of charities as part of a campaign called 5 Dates In 5 Weeks.

He's already knocked off his first four dates (so to speak!) and has now set his sights on a little tait de tait with one of the most well known women in the Western world. Good on him, I say!

John approached me via email, asking if I could help him get this fifth, albeit very challenging, date. Now whilst I don't know Kylie, I'm reckoning that the six degrees of seperation law that applies to us all will reveal that one of my listeners will have access to her and make it happen. Enjoy and let's see if we can make it happen.

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How To Create Awesome Infographics In 3 Simple Steps

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

An infographic is simply a visual representation of an idea, and they’re particularly powerful pieces of content for three reasons: They’re visual. They’re embeddable. And they’re highly shareable. Here’s how to create one.

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#112 It’s question time! Personal branding. Marketing to corporates. Business cards PLUS loads more.

#112 It’s question time! Personal branding. Marketing to corporates. Business cards PLUS loads more.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

One of the great things I love about putting out this weekly podcast is the number of questions that come in from my listeners. It's a fantastic way for me to get a sense of what's on your marketing mind, and of course, for me to answer them every now and then in the actual show itself. And that's what I'm doing in this episode.

So grab a cuppa and settle in (pen and notepad at the ready) as I tackle marketing challenges that cover personal branding versus business branding, including social media on business cards, how to get in front of senior management, seeking online and free publicity plus loads more. Listen up!

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The best breakfasts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you’re like us and got the Vietnamese habit of waking up with the sun and a cup of cà phê sữa đá, you probably have already your favorite Phở or Bánh Mì joint that will help you start the day in ease. For most...

How to Experience Indonesia on a Budget

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

If you’ve never been to Indonesia before, you’re in for a treat because it’s a culturally rich nation with some stunning natural landscapes and plenty for visitors to explore and experience. All in all, it’s a place that’s more than worth visiting if you’re looking for something new and interesting to center your next big trip around. There are not many nations that are as small as this one while still offering so much to people.   Indonesia is affordable, at least it is if you approach this trip in the right way. There are bad ways to travel around Indonesia, and you can waste a lot of your cash if you’re not careful. On the flipside, it’s more than possible to experience the best of Indonesia while sticking to a pretty tight budget; spending a lot is certainly not necessary if you know what you’re doing.   Read on if you want to learn all about how you can experience the real and exciting Indonesia while sticking to a budget. Each of the tips and tricks you’ll be able to read about below will help you get your trip right and not have to break the bank at any […]

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182 – How to Market a Start-Up with Ex-Google Manager, Troy Westley

182 – How to Market a Start-Up with Ex-Google Manager, Troy Westley

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever wondered what someone does when they leave Google? And why would you leave Google in the first place?! Troy Westley answers both those questions and a whole lot more in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show. Troy's the founder of CareMonkey, an award-winning app that helps schools and other organisations keep track of health and emergency information.

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#44 How to master Google Adwords locally.

#44 How to master Google Adwords locally.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Mike Rhodes from WebSavvy joins us on this episode of Small Business Big Marketing. There’s pretty much nothing he doesn’t know when it comes to this highly effective local Adwords

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279 – The Pop-Up Store Trend: How to start one and why you should with Nikolina Saric

279 – The Pop-Up Store Trend: How to start one and why you should with Nikolina Saric

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, what’s got four walls and goes pop!? A pop-up store, of course. And I reckon maybe, just maybe, you should have one!

The pop-up store trend is sweeping the retail landscape so join me as I speak to Melbourne's pop-up store queen, Nikolina Saric founder of the pop-up store business Build Brand.

Let's go!

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299 – How To Build An Online Business Using Niche Blogging & Podcasting with Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy

299 – How To Build An Online Business Using Niche Blogging & Podcasting with Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

This engineer quit his high paying job as an aerospace engineer at Boeing, to become a very successful Uber driver, and an even more successful blogger and podcaster.

Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy) talks us through not only his transition from climbing the corporate ladder at Boeing, to taking the leap into his own rideshare business, but also making some serious money through his blog and podcast.

Yep, another big epsidoe of your favourite marketing podcast.

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263 – How to create a customer experience with Aleenta Barre’s Kylie Roberts

263 – How to create a customer experience with Aleenta Barre’s Kylie Roberts

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Knowing how to create a customer experience that is remembered, talked about and shared is simply great marketing, and a great way to differentiate your business in any crowded market place.

Kylie Roberts, co-founder of Aleenta Barre is nailing it. In fact, she has created a step-by-step process that is consistent throughout each of the four barre studios she's opened in the past 18-months. It involves simple things like eye contact, greeting clients at the front door, and burning candles.

Yep, we get a bit woo-woo in today's episode.

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7 days in Central Japan – Gifu and Nagano Prefectures

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Gifu is a landlocked prefecture located in the center of Japan. It is one of the country’s world-class destinations that carries visitors to the past. It is where wooden Machiya houses and other old structures are still being used by current locals. Its many historic towns where time has seemingly stood still since the 1800’s will surely give you...

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[Productivity Tool] Headline Analyzer – The #1 secret to writing better marketing headlines

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s featured productivity tool is Headline Analyzer, and it’s going to make your business life a whole lot easier.

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Discover: Graz

by @ Wikitravel

UPC Arena in Graz, Austria was renamed in 1997 to honor native son Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the old name was restored in 2005 over the governor's support of the death penalty.

Hoi An

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN PLUS WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO EAT

Tips for creating an effective business voicemail greeting

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

I’m surprised at just how many business people’s voicemail greetings make you feel like you’re call is a total inconvenience to them.

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285 – Australian startup Grrrl gambled 95% of its marketing budget on a Holly Holm sponsorship

285 – Australian startup Grrrl gambled 95% of its marketing budget on a Holly Holm sponsorship

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Start-up Grrrl gambled 95% of it's marketing budget on UFC's underdog Holly Holm (ranked 7 in the world) beating the world #1 Ronda Rousey in last week's Bantamweight World Title Fight. Well, the underdog won and this has tuned out to be an inspired sponsorship decision. Listen in as founder Kortney Olsen (a State Jiu Jitsu champion and Australian arm wrestling title holder) takes us through the deal and what it's done for her brand new business.

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7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon

7 Great Streets for Street Food in Saigon


Vietnam Coracle

Saigon is arguably the best place to explore Vietnam's extraordinary street food scene. The city boasts so many street food outlets that it feels like a gigantic open-air restaurant. This is my guide to 7 of the best streets for street food in Saigon... Continue reading →

#86 How to build a multi-million dollar online business.

#86 How to build a multi-million dollar online business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Danial Ahchow founded Service Central in 2005 and has built it to become Australia’s leading online marketplace for finding all sorts of service providers. This online business now hosts millions of visitors and generates hundreds of millions of dollars of work requests each year.

Listen in as Danial takes us on the journey of where the idea came from and how he managed to bring it to life after quitting his day job as an Industrial Relation lawyer and cleaning office buildings in order to pay the bills.

PLUS I welcome into the Small Business Big Marketing community my new sponsor Netregistry who are the experts when it comes to sorting small businesses out with all your online marketing needs. Exciting times, folks!

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Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures – Vietnam Motorcycle Tours

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORCYCLE TOURS Motorcycle tours are probably the best way to see this fascinating country without a doubt. When you are on two wheels, you see, experience, smell and live a real life. Therefore, more and more people are doing this now. We take every detail seriously, considering like we are in your position. With us, you have a choice from the widest range of motorcycle holidays or vacations in Hanoi. This also means our prices work with a very wide budget range depending on the type of bike and tour you book. Our goal is to offer the best quality of services and show YOU a REAL VIETNAM. Below are three different motorbike tour packages we provide, all run by the professional staff and guides. 1. Fully Guided Motorcycle Adventures This is best for riders who want to experience Vietnam without worrying about things on the road. You ride while we work! [ More details ] 2. Semi-guided Motorbike Tours (Bikes & Guide) If you want more flexibility and freedom then take this. Our guide will take care of routing, timing, bike repairs, and reservation. You just choose and pay what you want to spend. [ More details ] 3. Self-guided Motorbike And Motor-scooter Vacation (Bike Rentals) Manage everything on your own while riding is part of the fun for adventure-born riders. Rent our motorbikes and challenge yourselves. At least you have to be at the intermediate level, not novice riders or beginners. [ More details ] Our Team Offroad Vietnam office is right in the heart of the Old Quarter in Hanoi, the country’s capital city, in North Vietnam. Run and owned by two Vietnamese motorcycle enthusiasts since December 2006, founder Anh Wu has been working in responsible tourism for the past 20 years and co-owner Tony Nguyen who has been leading motorbike tours for over 10 years and knows every corner of Vietnam. Unlike other operators, both of us have an extensive understanding of our Honda bikes and work on the bikes ourselves. Office staff speaks very good English and is quick with email responses. Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s roll, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Last but not least, we support local business and communities through guided and semi-guided motorcycle excursions by bringing groups to local finest restaurants, hotels, and homestays. This contributes directly your Dollars to aid poor families, eating delicacies and hotels to improve the life of local people in remote areas which few tourism activities exist. Come and give a supporting hand together with us. Why Offroad Vietnam? Our services were highly recommended in the Lonely Planet 2009 & 2012 edition as well as many international magazines, newspapers, travel books etc. about motorcycling in Asia. Please click here for more information. Let’s rev up & hit the road, get it wild and ride snaking roads first hand! Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours offers you a tour of a lifetime. No matter what your riding experience is, there’s always a solution to our riding lesson to help you confident with Vietnamese scary traffic. Offroad Vietnam Motorcycle Tours is 100% Vietnamese owned, managed and operated which means all your money stays in Vietnam. Our price options are flexible and work with different budgets, starting from at least 15$US/day. We believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. We are the first and original tour operator in North Vietnam running our own Japanese Honda high capacity bikes. If you want to experience a bike tour that you will never forget then this is the right place for you. How We Ride Vietnam is an exciting, interesting, dynamic and colourful place that has no equal. Steeped in history, it is not only beautiful (with lush tropical forests and beautiful beaches to breathtaking mountain areas abundant in wildlife in the Central and North areas) but rich in ways that must be experienced to be appreciated. For the first time, it is now possible to see this vibrant country on an amazing Motorcycle Group Tour with Road bikes, Dirt bikes, and Scooters. We currently offer several tour packages of up to 6 bikes per guide with our own fleet of 110cc – 250cc from just one day to say, as long as you want to ride. We are more than happy to discuss ‘Custom-Made’ tours for groups of 4 or more. Veterans tours are most welcome.

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How to turn a passion into a business.

How to turn a passion into a business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Bali-based Sam Stevenson of Pared Handmade Eyewear talks about how she turned her passion into a successful business. In just one year Sam’s unique product and drive has thrown her into a flooded market where she has been able to create a quality, designer brand of sunglasses that she hopes celebrities and fashion icons will be wearing all over the world.

PLUS I announce details of my upcoming Content marketing webinar, I answer a listener question around the importance of marketing strategy and help another listener shake the corporate shackles. Enjoy!

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264 – How to use storytelling to create a strong brand with Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather

264 – How to use storytelling to create a strong brand with Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Dave Munson is a great story-teller. Oh, and he happens to own a small business - Saddleback Leather. They make and sell leather bags that Indiana Jones would be happy to carry.

Integrating his amazing story-telling skills in to his website copy, marketing video scripts, and even his voice-mail, Dave has managed to create a highly engaging and emotional brand in an industry that isn't known for its charm.

Join me around the campfire as Dave let's us know how he does it.

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#52 What Facebook Personal Ads have to do with Marketing (Part 2)

#52 What Facebook Personal Ads have to do with Marketing (Part 2)

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In Episode 52 of the Small Business Big Marketing we: Finish the interview with Matt Simpson, who tells us how he strategically used Facebook Ads to find his life partner

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#85 Talking business building & creativity with Tania de Jong AM.

#85 Talking business building & creativity with Tania de Jong AM.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tania De Jong AM is one of Australia’s leading Sopranos - no, not the gangster type - and also manages to run a variety of very cool businesses including an innovations workshop business, a talent agency and a charity that helps disadvantaged people find their voice.

In this fireside chat, Tania reveals how she manages so many businesses, where the ideas come from, what drives her to succeed plus her opinion on why so many businesses find it hard to be creative.

PLUS she has a very big surprise for us at the end. (Dare you not to fast forward!).

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3-Steps To Getting Your Emails Opened By The Right People

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

As you build your business network, it’s important to connect with the right people. The problem is, the right people also happen to be the ones who have the busiest schedules. As a result, phone calls and emails can go unanswered. It's time to change all that!

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Saigon Food Tour

Saigon Food Tour


thetravellist.net

Customised private tours around Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), discovering some of the best Vietnamese food.

Does anyone know if the Prestige baggage allowance applies?

by erolland @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi everyone, I have booked a trip to GVA next week, through the AC website: YOW-YUL AC8986 YUL-GVA AC834 GVA-LHR LX352 LHR-YOW AC889 I know that my baggage allowance for all of the AC metal legs will honour the 2 free bags; my concern is...

[Productivity Tool] YouTube Director is the easiest way to create marketing videos on your smart phone

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is YouTube Director for Business.

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

#72 How To Get 500 Bums On Seats. Fast!

#72 How To Get 500 Bums On Seats. Fast!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Glen Carlson and his team managed to fill a room with 500 delegates against all odds. The one day event he organised was held over the Summer break, delegates had to pay to attend and he ran no paid advertising. All the professional conference organisers told him he was making a big mistake. Well, history proves otherwise. Listen in on how he did it.

We also share some tips on how to manage your online reputation AND Professor Mike Ewing sheds light on the 4Ps of marketing.

Another episode of Australia's #1 Marketing show for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

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Discover Sucre, Bolivia in 3 days

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Founded in the 1500s by Spanish colonials, the beautiful city of Sucre is famed for its charming whitewashed buildings, colonial heritage, and year-round spring like climate. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, the city is one of the most photographed and wonderful destinations in South America. Our suggested itinerary is designed to show...

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Bonsai Saigon River Cruise – Resurrection!

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Bonsai is Back!!! It’s my great pleasure to announce that as of April 2017, Bonsai Dinner Cruises has a brand new boat, “The Bonsai Legacy,” and is re-open for business. I often get queries from my readers about which night...

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180 – ‘First Kiss’ video : Behind-the-Scenes with the Creator of the World’s Most Viral Video.

180 – ‘First Kiss’ video : Behind-the-Scenes with the Creator of the World’s Most Viral Video.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The famous (or is it infamous?) "First Kiss" video has more than 69 million YouTube views at the time of recording. In this episode I speak with the video's creator, Melissa Coker of Wren Studios. Melissa reveals how she came up with the idea for First Kiss, the importance of using an emotional connection in your marketing, and how you can use creative ideas and partnerships to make your content go viral.

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Halong Bay 1 Day Trip

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Halong Bay (Day Trip) Experience one of Vietnam’s top attractions, the World heritage listed Ha Long bay, on this day tour with Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia crew. Enjoyable journey cross the bay on board this Vietnamese-style junk and feast on fresh seafood bought from local fishermen, visiting one of the gorgeous caves in this area, […]

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10 Amazing Things To Do + Places To Visit in Alberta Canada

by Robert Schrader @ maketimetoseetheworld

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maketimetoseetheworld - Ideas & Inspiration for Combining a Full Time Job with Part Time Travel

Canada shot to the top of a lot of travel bucket lists last year with 2017 being the country’s 150th birthday (and who wouldn’t want a year long birthday bash?!) Unfortunately for Alberta, many travelers look past its Rocky Mountain scenery and cowboy hospitality for the better-trodden paths of Ontario, Québec and British Columbia. Don’t […]

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281 – Disruptive marketing ideas rock. And Ben Walker, a 26-year old CPA, is nailing some.

281 – Disruptive marketing ideas rock. And Ben Walker, a 26-year old CPA, is nailing some.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, what kind of business do you reckon this is? It’s got a cafe that’s not open to everyone. The cafe’s got beer taps. It has weekly gatherings of up to 30 people. And you can’t be a client if you can’t use an iPad. No idea? It’s an accounting firm. And a very disruptive one at that! (I do love disruptive marketing ideas!)

CPA Ben Walker opened the doors at Inspire CA three years ago, and from the very start he was determined not to make this any old accounting firm. He wanted it to stand out from the pack, to challenge the conventions of an industry that (some would argue) is trapped back in the 80s.

Listen in to find out what he's done and how it's impacted his business.

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The Coast Road: Saigon to Hoi An & Beyond

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Thanks to new coastal roads, it's now possible to ride from Saigon to Hoi An, and beyond to Dong Hoi, following the coast all the way & avoiding the busy main artery of Highway 1 for the vast majority of the route. This is a salty, sunny, sandy & scenic road trip.... Continue reading

Exploring Off The Beaten Path Hong Kong: Pai Tau Village

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Po Fook Hill, the 10,000 Buddha Monastery, and the hills around Pai Tau Village Sha Tin is not only great for immature puns (I Sha Tin your shoe), it also has some worthwhile attractions. You can check out the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, or the the oldest walled village Tai Wai, there’s also the [...]

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358 – How understanding your customers needs helped Justin Hale grow Camplify to 20,000 members in just two years.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Understanding your customers at a deep level makes sense, right? What excites them? What keeps them up at night? What annoys them? All good questions to ask. But it’s amazing how many business owners don’t answer these questions. Well, today’s guest has and it’s resulted in a solid brand with 20,000 members in just two years.

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Travelsim CEO talks partnerships, messaging and the moment that changed everything.

Travelsim CEO talks partnerships, messaging and the moment that changed everything.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode I chat with Jamien Zimmerman, CEO of Travelsim, who took a simple problem many travellers have and solved it with a SIM card you put in your phone when you go overseas. The result? No bill shock!

This is a fascinating and honest interview, with a focussed business owner. It's full of marketing tips and tricks covering getting your key messages right, how to get leverage from smart partnerships, strategic office location and much more.

PLUS I want to shout out to the small business owners that made an effort to join me at the meet up in Melbourne last week.

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Chiang Rai

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post from a local: Chiang Rai - Things To Do, Where To Eat & Where to Stay!

Joke eBay video selling girlfriend’s old Honda goes viral | #391

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

I’ve just come across this video that’s gone viral - it involves a guy out of the States who’s created what looks like a TV commercial for a luxury car, but is actually helping to sell his girlfriend’s beaten up old Honda on eBay!

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7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

331 – Spell & the Gypsy Collective’s Lizzy Abegg on how she (and her sis) built a multi-million dollar Byron Bay fashion empire.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

8 years ago, Lizzy Abegg had an epiphany that she needed to move to Byron Bay to help her little sister grow a struggling jewelry business. Well, that business is now called Spell & the Gypsy Collective ... and it’s a multi-million dollar fashion empire.

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Longquan Peach Blossom Festival // This is Chengdu, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

If there’s an art to attending a Chinese festival, I’m the dumb kid who eats the paint. Give me some time and I’ll be linking to a How To Successfully Attend a Festival in China article right here. But for now, I’ll admit that my attendance at the Longquan Peach Blossom Festival was a short-lived [...]

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Does anyone know if the Prestige baggage allowance applies?

by erolland @ FlyerTalk Forums

Hi everyone, I have booked a trip to GVA next week, through the AC website: YOW-YUL AC8986 YUL-GVA AC834 GVA-LHR LX352 LHR-YOW AC889 I know that my baggage allowance for all of the AC metal legs will honour the 2 free bags; my concern is...

Our Snowy Night at the Manor Country House, Oxford

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

It took us SIX hours to get to the Manor Country House in Oxford, from Portsmouth, SIX HOURS. Unfortunately we’d (me and this new man I dropped into that catch up blog post)  decided to travel on the most difficult weekend of the year for the route, actually, not even weekend, day. Train strikes and inches of snow meant it was four trains, a two hour wait in the cold […]

Vietnamese Street Food Tour

Vietnamese Street Food Tour


Back of the Bike Tours

The very best Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam food tour experience for YOU! Saigon's Street Food on the Back of a Motorbike! |*Rated 5 Stars*| Book Now!

333 – How to create an amazing business culture with Ant Morell from Bounce

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Casting Calls.

Speed dating sessions.

A customer service ideology affectionately called 'The Love'.

These are just some of the ways today’s guest has built an incredibly strong culture in their business.

And we all need a bit of culture!

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Customer Reviews – How to get & use them effectively

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

We all like to be told we’re doing a good job, right? Well, why not seek out a bit of customer love, and help future prospects make a more informed purchase decision?

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Here’s Why You Should Consider Taking More Trips on High Speed Rails Than Flights

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

218 – Who Gives A Crap. Not a question, but a toilet paper that’s saving the world. Listen in for some marketing nuggets ;)

218 – Who Gives A Crap. Not a question, but a toilet paper that’s saving the world. Listen in for some marketing nuggets ;)

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine selling toilet paper online using a subscription-based pricing model. Oh, and calling it Who Gives A Crap. Oh, and sitting on a toilet for 50-hours to raise $50,000 in crowd-funding donations resulting in some permanent muscle damage. Oh yeah, and helping save the world along the way. Big ask? Damn right, it is. But my guest today is absolutely up for the challenge. Let's do this!

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How to overcome fear and create the business of your dreams, with cameleer Russell Osborne

How to overcome fear and create the business of your dreams, with cameleer Russell Osborne

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What can you learn about business from a camel wrangler? Quite a lot, as it turns out! This episode is all about "big picture" business strategy, as I chat with English lecturer turned outback entrepreneur and cameleer, Russell Osborne. After a personal tragedy shook Russell's life to its core, he set out to achieve a massive goal that dominated his career as well as his personal life. How did he do it? What did he learn? Tune in to today's episode, as Russell takes us on a journey across outback Australia that delves into overcoming depression, designing your ideal life, facing fear head-on and visualising your goals to make them a reality.

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Discover: Kratie

by @ Wikitravel

The interior of the Phnom Sombok temple in Kratie, Cambodia is decorated with torture scenes for the edification of the non-virtuous visitor.

Venice

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

48 Hours in Venice: Top 10 Things to Do

Europe by Rail in 25 Days: Itinerary & Costs

The story behind eBay success story Hooked Online & Sinker

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Recently I interviewed Paul Nieuwenhuys of eBay success story Hooked Online and Sinker, who founded and runs the most successful fishing tackle store on eBay Australia. In the lead up to the interview I asked Paul for a short bio on himself that I could incorporate in to my introduction.

Well, I quickly learnt that Paul doesn't do things by half. His zealousness for what he does is infectious. Here's exactly what he sent me. It not only tells a great story of the birth of a business, but it's full of marketing and business lessons along the way ...

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Hanoi Street Food Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour


Bold Travel

If you are in Vietnam's bustling capital for the first time explore the city's street food culture consider a hanoi street food tour by motorbike.

256 – How to stay productive in business during a crisis

256 – How to stay productive in business during a crisis

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Knowing how to stay productive in business during a crisis can be tough. Join Griffo and I in this episode of ‘Funny Business’ (poorly named, I’d have to say!) where we talk about how to cope when business is anything but funny.

I also tackle a question from a listener about my social media links, I share an amazing result a marketing coaching client of mine has achieved by placing a greater focus his marketing, I give you an update on what's happening with all things outsourcing and there's an inspiring marketing quote from none other than Martin Luther King.

Ready? Me too. Let's do this.

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#84 How to start a national day for your brand.

#84 How to start a national day for your brand.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In 2009, muesli and porridge maker Flip Shelton, decided that a National Porridge Day would be a mighty fine way to build both the porridge category in Australia and sell some of her own brand of oatie goodness along the way.

Now starting a national day for anything is no mean feat, however, Flip has done it with aplomb and had some great successes along the way including national (free) media coverage on TV, radio and newspapers. In this fun and revealing chat with Flip, she reveals exactly how and why she did it.

And what her plans are for keeping National Porridge Day run well into the future.

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SBBM #20 – How to get your small business on national TV…For free

SBBM #20 – How to get your small business on national TV…For free

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Oh yeahhhh…this interview with Steve Sammartino from Rentoid is marketing G O L D . This guy’s a freak…not only has he founded a great little idea and brought it

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#105 Create engaging marketing videos with your iPhone.

#105 Create engaging marketing videos with your iPhone.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Creating great content is a no-brainer marketing strategy. And the King of content is video. And fortunately, marketing your small business using video has never been easier or cheaper. My guest today is

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

Best Fujifilm Cameras and Lenses for Travel and Food Photography

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Best Fujifilm cameras and lenses for travel and food photography? It’s a question I get asked almost weekly – mainly by travellers coming to do our travel and food writing and photography retreats and culinary tours. Here’s advice from the perspective of a pro travel and...

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302 – Cuddlist, Adam Lippin, says we’re sex obsessed but touch deprived – so he started a business to sort us out!

302 – Cuddlist, Adam Lippin, says we’re sex obsessed but touch deprived – so he started a business to sort us out!

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Adam Lippon AKA The Cuddlist talks about how he researches and selects his best ideas, how he started a brand new industry and how he markets new ideas. Join me in this fireside chat as we get right into this amazing (and slightly weird) entrepreneurial journey.

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359 – Disruptive business Gelato Messina is successfully breaking all the rules

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gelato Messina shouldn’t be successful. It’s lives and breathes one very challenging core value. It pumps the in-store music so loud that you can’t hear yourself order. And it does collaborations that would appear completely off-brand. That said, Gelato Messina is killing it!

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Bike, Hike & Sea Kayak in Turkey!

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Our Turkey Tour is an exciting Multi-sport Adventure in Turkey. The tour highlights include cycling along the exquisite southwestern coast, hiking to ancient ruins, sea kayaking and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea, and sailing on a traditional Turkish gulet. You will be introduce you...

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247 – Turning personal tragedy in to a passion business with John Maher of Carmen’s Road Safety

247 – Turning personal tragedy in to a passion business with John Maher of Carmen’s Road Safety

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

A slightly different episode today. I have a fireside chat with John Maher, of Carmen's Road Safety, who's turned his family's personal tragedy in to a thriving little business that's making a very big difference.

Plus I respond to a young listener who's trying to break in to the world of marketing, I have a whinge about my lack of comments in the shownotes, and I (ever so slightly alter) a marketing quote from Guy Kawasaki ;0)

Yep, it’s another big episode to add to The Small Business Big Marketing Show’s archives. Enjoy!

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202 – How to get booked solid in three months.

202 – How to get booked solid in three months.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This week, psychologist Lindsay Spencer-Matthews shares how he managed to influence decision makers and get past the Doberman to book out his practice, his strategies for maximising the use of his time, and how he has reduced his patient no-shows from 3.5 per day to 1.8 per week. AND we manage to fit in more than a couple of Dad jokes along the way. Let’s get started with Episode 202 of Australia’s #1 marketing show!

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How to get guest posts for your business blog

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Blogging can be a little onerous when you’re trying to make a living. But what if you didn't have to write every blog post? What if other key people in your industry blogged for you?

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335 – How To Encourage Customers To Buy More With Afterpay’s Nick Molnar.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s guest has a risk-free idea that enables you to sell more stuff, more often.

Too good to be true?

I don’t think so … but you be the judge.

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An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam

An Awesome Two-Week Itinerary for Vietnam


VickyFlipFlopTravels -

Halong Bay: The Most Beautiful Place in the World? 'Sleeping' on the Overnight Trains in Vietnam

How to dominate your industry in 5-Steps without spending a fortune, with Tracy Angwin.

How to dominate your industry in 5-Steps without spending a fortune, with Tracy Angwin.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Wondering how to elevate yourself above the masses in your industry and stand out as THE go-to person for big brands, the media, and (of course) hordes of keen customers? Well, this week's guest, Tracy Angwin, has done just that. And in one of the most boring (as she admits) industries going around - Payroll! (I'm falling asleep just typing that word...).

PLUS I answer a listener question about podcasting and where to post their episodes AND share an exciting Forum development that just made Membership that much more valuable. Listen in now ...

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50 Must-Haves For Small Business Websites [Infographic]

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you own a small business, you need a website. Period. Online search on mobile and desktop is a growing, and often preferred method of finding, comparing and shopping, and if you want to keep up with the Jones's you need to offer that option to your customers. So where do you start? Typically business owners without experience in web design hire a professional. But web designers are just that - designers. They are not sales and marketing experts, nor are they experts on your business. That's where you come in. This infographic provides a comprehensive list of 50 must-haves (and have-nots) for your business's website.

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Jimbaran Bay

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

How to Spend a Travel Day Like the Rich and Famous for less than $100

How to optimise your customers’ ah-ha! moment

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

You can’t expect people to buy from you until they’ve had their Ah-ha! moment, when the penny finally drops for them around how you can help them.

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#55 How to use Blogging for your business.

#55 How to use Blogging for your business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In episode 55 of Australia’s #1 marketing podcast, we talk to Darren Rowse (AKA ProBlogger), one of the world’s most prolific bloggers on well … blogging! Listen in and you’ll discover exactly how to make

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Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)

Vietnamese Food: 25 Must-Eat Dishes in Saigon (and Where To Try Them)


Migrationology - Food Travel Blog

Vietnamese food is an insanely delicious cuisine. Here are 25 Vietnamese dishes you need to try, and restaurants to eat them in Saigon.

209 – How to get more stuff done. AKA productivity tips for your business. Go!

209 – How to get more stuff done. AKA productivity tips for your business. Go!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

"I love the marketing ideas you've shared, Timbo, but of the 250 people in this room, how many do you think will action them?"

I got asked this great question at the end of a keynote I gave recently. You'll need to listen in to hear my answer, but what I can tell you (and you probably already know) is this... there is no shortage of marketing ideas in this world, but the magic is in the implementation of them.

And that's where many (most?) business owners fall down. They hear a great idea, take a note of it, and then for whatever reason (there are many) they forget or don't get around to taking action. They get sucked back in to the busy-ness of business.

Sound familiar? Cool. Well you're not alone. So listen up!

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SBBM #17 – How to Name Your Business & Listener Questions

SBBM #17 – How to Name Your Business & Listener Questions

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The final Small Business Big Marketing episode for 2009, episode 17 covers listener questions including how to name a business and where to find marketing inspiration. We recommend some holiday

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286 – How To Build a Heatlhy Brand With Kate Johannson From KOJA Health

286 – How To Build a Heatlhy Brand With Kate Johannson From KOJA Health

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you do when you’re six months in to building a new business and things stop looking rosy? You celebrate all the positives, remind yourself of why you do what you do, then throw yourself to the sharks.

Today’s guest is Kate Johansson, the founder of KOJA Health, a real food supplement business. She has a personal passion for health and wellness and is keen to get real food back on the shelves for Australian consumers.

Join me as she explains how.

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296 – Jay Baer, author of Hug Your Haters, explains how to deal with customer complaints.

296 – Jay Baer, author of Hug Your Haters, explains how to deal with customer complaints.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Knowing how to deal with customer complaints can make or break a business. In fact, it may even seem counter-intuitive, but a business owner’s ability to effectively deal with customer complaints provides a great opportunity to turn dissatisfied customers into active promoters of the business.

And that's exactly what today's guest, NY Times bestselling author Jay Baer teaches in his new marketing book lovingly titled Hug Your Haters.

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Discover: Havana

by @ Wikitravel

For an "authentic" experience in getting around Havana via public transportation, try El Camello, a split-level bus pulled by a semi-truck, and resembling a 2-humped camel.

Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

367 – Genius product launch ideas (including getting featured in The Oscars) with Kara Lauder from The Kader Boot Co.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Kara Lauder works in a mine up in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. She’s also in the very early stages of what she hopes to be Australia’s best cowboy boots company. And boy oh boy, is she putting in place some solid marketing strategies. Yee-hah!

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#71 How To Learn Faster.

#71 How To Learn Faster.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Steve Cunningham is the creator of Read It For Me, a very clever online resource that provides video / PDF summaries of the world's best business and self-development books. In this interview, he talks about how the idea came to be, how it helps you learn faster and how he markets it.

PLUS we've put together an EXCLUSIVE LISTENER OFFER that enables you to get a Read It For Me subscription with some other useful marketing goodies thrown in.

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307 – How to Run a Suucessful Event with Sarah-Jane Dunford of Riskology and The Hunter Safety Awards

307 – How to Run a Suucessful Event with Sarah-Jane Dunford of Riskology and The Hunter Safety Awards

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as Sarah-Jane Dunford from Riskology explains step by step how to run a great corporate event. In this episode we talk corporate sonsorship, media partners and all those one per center's that make events and experience.

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238 – How a little black dress lead this fellow to a very big idea.

238 – How a little black dress lead this fellow to a very big idea.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Picture this. You’re out at the clothes line hanging your wife’s little black dress, when suddenly you’re struck by an idea. No, not to put her dress on, but to add a hook to the peg. The next thing you know you’ve invented the Heg, and you’re producing 53,000,000 of them in your first full year.

Yep, it's another big show. Let's get stuck right into Australia’s #1 marketing podcast.

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#74 LinkedIn’s MD On How To Use LinkedIn For Business.

#74 LinkedIn’s MD On How To Use LinkedIn For Business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Cliff Rosenberg, Managing Director of LinkedIn Australasia, has a chat to us about his top LinkedIn business tips for marketing your small business and how to optimise your LinkedIn profile. If you're like us, you receive emails each week from someone somewhere requesting to get connected via LinkedIn. Listen to what Cliff has to say and you'll know whether to accept them and what to do with them. It's all about how to use LinkedIn to build your business.

PLUS we tackle a great listener question about how best to promote a struggling business.

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Do-It-Yourself Walking Tour of Dalat, Vietnam – A Perfect Day in Dalat

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Signup for my weekly newsletter The first time I took Chopper Suey (my Chinese-made American cruiser bike) on a road trip, was to the sexy hills of Dalat. As we pulled into town, surrounded by pines and fresh cool air, I knew I was going to love the place. Formerly a retreat town for the [...]

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[Productivity Tool] LastPass: Never forget a password again.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Well, today’s featured productivity tool is LastPass, and it’s about to make your business life a whole lot easier.

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

#130 How Flying Solo grew to a thriving 56,000+ member online community.

#130 How Flying Solo grew to a thriving 56,000+ member online community.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Robert Gerrish is the co-founder of Flying Solo, Australia's largest online community of soloprenuers. Solo what? Soloprenuers ... Those motivated and interesting individuals who choose to work alone. As far as online communities go, it was started back in 2005 and is a treasure trove of information to help anyone build a better small business.

Robert also had the foresight to make contact with me two and a half years ago when the Small Business Big Marketing show was just getting off the ground, suggesting that a joint venture was in order. That partnership still exists to this day and involves Flying Solo getting a mention in each episode and my show being shared amongst the Flying Solo community every week.

Robert explains exactly how they went about building this thriving business. Plus I share an email I received from a member of the Small Business Big Marketing Forum explaining (much more succinctly than me) why I started it and what you can expect! Enjoy ...

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How to Leverage the Power of Visual Content in Your Content Marketing Strategy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gone are the days of purely textual stimulation and information. In 2016, thanks to social media and smartphones, words alone are not sufficient. The modern person requires both visual and written incentive to be properly engaged and entertained. As well as this, content with visuals also has a greater lifespan online.

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How to have a successful crowdfunding campaign (in fact, one that raises 3,000% more than its target!) | #385

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine if you had an idea that required say $30,000 to get off the ground. So you start a campaign on a Crowdfunding site to raise the money. Imagine if people loved the idea so much that you ended up with just over a million bucks in 30-days. That’s exactly what happened to OrbitKey inventor Rex Quo.

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340 – Former SAS Soldier Reveals 5 Critical Business Success Lessons

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

When Scott Houston was in the SAS, during a routine excersise his parachute failed to open and he plummeted into the water at blistering speed. Tune in to learn the business lesson he learnt from his experience.

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353 – Burleigh Brewing’s Business Strategy Is All About Delivering Awesomeness

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Learn how this high flying lawyer went from glass windowed offices in Melbourne to studying an MBA on the beaches of Hawaii to owning an iconic brewery in QLD - The Burleigh Brewing Company.

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How to use cold calling to make money.

How to use cold calling to make money.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Cold calling freaks many small business owners. But done right, it's a great marketing strategy to get generate more enquiry and sales. This week I talk with Jenny Cartwright, cold calling & telesales expert from Telesales Training and we come up with answers to your most pressing cold calling questions to help you get it right. Are you ready to discover how to use cold calling to grow your business?!

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Hoa Vien Brauhaus

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#90 How To Create Killer Content With Small Business Author, Andrew Griffiths.

#90 How To Create Killer Content With Small Business Author, Andrew Griffiths.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Andrew Griffiths is Australia's #1 small business author, with 11 books published in over 50 countries. Yes, he's prolific! His ability to create relevant, easy to understand and implement content laser-targeted at growing any small business is unmatched. He's also an all round good guy.

My initial intention for interviewing Andrew was to discuss how a small business owner should and could go about writing a book as part of their overall marketing strategy. However, very early on in our chat, it became bleedingly obvious that quality time should be spent discussing the overall importance of creating useful, engaging content in all its forms - not just a book. So that's what this interview is all about.

This is right up there with one of my favourite interviews. I hope you agree.

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48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City – An Itinerary for Food Lovers

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City – An Itinerary for Food Lovers


Grantourismo Travels

48 Hours in Ho Chi Minh City dedicated to cooking and eating Vietnamese food – browsing the markets, grazing at streets stalls on food tours, and savouring Vietnamese cuisine in restaurants – is our idea of a weekend in Ho Chi Minh City, as Vietnam’s

Turning a podcast into a business is the key focus for the hosts of The Outer Sanctum podcast | #383

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to turn a podcast into a business | Ramping up the human side of your business | How to get increase the popularity of your podcast or blog

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Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Do-it-yourself Eating and Walking Tour - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This self-guided walking tour covers the main tourist attractions in Ho Chi Minh City and shows you some great meals to eat along the way.

234 – Olympian Steven Bradbury on never giving up

234 – Olympian Steven Bradbury on never giving up

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Speed skater Steven Bradbury created history in Salt Lake City when he became the first Australian to win a Winter Olympic Gold Medal. Off the back of that, Steve has created a fantastic small business.

His remarkable and unlikely victory was achieved after a spectacular final-lap spill took out his four rivals. Bradbury threw his arms up in disbelief and smiled as he crossed the finish line.

Plus I take you behind-the-scenes of my most successful Facebook post ever. Let's go!

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#109 The 8 Stories You Must Tell To Build An Epic Business.

#109 The 8 Stories You Must Tell To Build An Epic Business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Valerie Khoo is a journalist, speaker and small business commentator. She's also the founder of the Sydney Writers' Centre which is a world-class training facility for budding writers. Valerie is also the author of the best-selling business book - Power Stories - and that's what we talk about on today's episode.

Valerie's belief is that when you tell the right stories, you can transform a brand into an icon, turn your customers into tireless advocates (we love that!), and give your business - or yourself - an unbeatable advantage. And I gotta say, I totally agree with her - afterall, who doesn't love, remember and share a good story? Power Stories really is an essential guide to learning how to identify and create stories that will build your small business. Listen up ...

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Insider’s View. Episode 7 – Jean Ngo (The Expat Shop)

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Editor’s Note: Episode 7 of Insider’s view comes from Jean Ngo, owner of “The Expat Shop.” Jean is yet another visitor who fell in love with this crazy city while on holidays and returned to make Saigon her home. As...

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#79 The episode where Lukeee drops some sad news.

#79 The episode where Lukeee drops some sad news.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Sadly, Lukeee's hanging up the boots. Calling it quits. Moving on. Nothing lasts forever and it's been a sensational 79 episodes with one of my best mates. But family commitments, full-time work and life generally can get in the way of producing a regular show. That said, don't despair too much - he will be back next week for a final episode, plus he'll make the odd guest host appearance over the coming weeks, months and years.

Small Business Big Marketing isn't going anywhere, there's far too many marketing gems still to be uncovered, spectacular marketers to be interviewed and knowledge to be shared. So, despite the melancholy nature of this episode we still turn your marketing light on ...

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274 – FKN Gym Wear founder Ben London on how he built a million dollar brand from his bedroom

274 – FKN Gym Wear founder Ben London on how he built a million dollar brand from his bedroom

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, today’s guest started his million dollar clothing business out of his bedroom. Yep, another one of those stories. Oh, and you know what he called it? FKN Gym Wear! Yeah FKN! I do love a naughty business name. And he’s successfully using Snap Chat to get the word out.

Five years ago, Ben London won a bet with himself and threw away his top-tier sales career within the fitness industry to single-highhandedly solve the 'fluoro gym wear epidemic'.

Join me as he shares how he’s FKN well done it ;0)

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

281 – Disruptive marketing ideas rock. And Ben Walker, a 26-year old CPA, is nailing some.

281 – Disruptive marketing ideas rock. And Ben Walker, a 26-year old CPA, is nailing some.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, what kind of business do you reckon this is? It’s got a cafe that’s not open to everyone. The cafe’s got beer taps. It has weekly gatherings of up to 30 people. And you can’t be a client if you can’t use an iPad. No idea? It’s an accounting firm. And a very disruptive one at that! (I do love disruptive marketing ideas!)

CPA Ben Walker opened the doors at Inspire CA three years ago, and from the very start he was determined not to make this any old accounting firm. He wanted it to stand out from the pack, to challenge the conventions of an industry that (some would argue) is trapped back in the 80s.

Listen in to find out what he's done and how it's impacted his business.

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227 – How to earn a million dollars by 30, then become a globally successful speaker, along the way reveal your darkest secret on a TEDx stage and launch a hugely popular online TV show. Kirsty Spraggon has done just that!

227 – How to earn a million dollars by 30, then become a globally successful speaker, along the way reveal your darkest secret on a TEDx stage and launch a hugely popular online TV show. Kirsty Spraggon has done just that!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

At the ripe old age of 27, my guest Kirsty Spraggon earned a lazy $1,000,000 in real estate commissions in the sleepy hollow of Perth, Western Australia. In fact, she was ranked in the top 1% of RE/Max agents globally. 121,000 of them. No mean feat! Now, at the wise old age of 32, she hosts a popular YouTube channel called KirstyTV, is a world renowned motivational speaker, recently revealed her deepest, darkest secret on a TEDx stage in Malibu, and is on her way to becoming the next Oprah Winfrey.

Plus I answer a listener question about how to make best use of press releases, and I share some insights in to what's been a great week for me personally.

Yep, it's another big show. Let's get stuck right into episode 227 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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204 – How and why to make your brand beautiful, with creator of online accounting software, Saasu.

204 – How and why to make your brand beautiful, with creator of online accounting software, Saasu.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This week’s episode delivers hard proof that absolutely every business niche can deliver their product or service with passion. Marc Lehmann, a former investment banker, identified that the accountancy software in the marketplace was not designed with small business owners in mind. And so he went back to basics and created a list of the things that small business owners would really want from accounting software – leaving all the accountancy jargon at the door. Now, that same online accountancy software, Saasu, has attracted around 100,000 users.

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Rio De Janeiro

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

How this Seasoned Traveler Got Scammed... Twice!

Top 5 Children Activities in Saigon, Vietnam!

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We’re quite proud to say that we had our tours customers aged from 1 to 95 years old, and they all enjoyed it! Though parents are often quite scared to let their children on a motorbike in busy Saigon, we believe that is also a...

#61 How To Write Sales Copy (Part 1).

#61 How To Write Sales Copy (Part 1).

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Brent Hodgson writes sales copy that converts. Seriously converts. In part 1 of a two-part interview we did with Brent (there was just so much to cover) we dig deep

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245 – How generous businesses are winning more customers

245 – How generous businesses are winning more customers

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Generous businesses win. Period. Now whilst greed may have been good way back in the heady 1980's (geez I loved the 80s!), these days it's businesses that give, that are generous, that are building a tribe of loyal, long time customers. And as a result, they're booming.

So in today's episode of Australia's favourite marketing podcast, Andrew Griffiths and I get together for another instalment of Funny Business, in which we take a deep dive in to how generous businesses are rewriting the rules of marketing for this decade and beyond. Enjoy!

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4 Easy Peasy Steps to Making an eBook (You’re So Much Closer Than You Think)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

In recent years, a revolution has swept over the publishing industry. Thanks to the widespread availability of devices such as the Kindle and the iPad, ebooks have become popular. And

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It’s Ridiculously Easy to Fall in Love with Tallinn in Winter

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

Tallinn is always a magical place. But in the winter, Tallinn looks even more like it was plucked from the pages of a fairytale. Somehow, the city looks more striking against a muted, cloudy sky. Red roofs, candy-colored façades, spires reaching skywards in shades of green and silver, all against the backdrop of the Baltic Sea: it’s what you dream of when you think of historic European cities. But most historic European Old Towns – even my beloved Prague, where I lived for six months and where my curiosity about the world turned into clinical wanderlust – are ridiculously crowded in the months leading up to Christmas. But not so in Tallinn in winter. This charming medieval Old Town is miraculously sedate in the winter. In fact, once you realize that won’t be packed elbow-to-elbow in the narrow streets of the Old Town the way you would in summer, visiting Tallinn in winter starts to seem like a reasonable idea after all. Sure, winter temperatures hover around or below 0 Celsius, and the sun sets around 3 PM. But isn’t it worth it to have a piece of this fairytale city all to yourself? I’m an advocate of visiting Northern cities […]

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#59 The Healthy Small Business Owner.

#59 The Healthy Small Business Owner.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Marketing should be a major part of running a successful small business, but so too should the health of its owner and employees. That’s why in this episode we leave

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The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It

The Best of Saigon Street Food: What To Eat And Where to Find It


Legal Nomads

Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon's streets with this guide to the best dishes and where to find them. Bonus section on visas, taxis, and more!

Jumanji Ticket Giveaway. The game has changed: but the legend continues.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

Fancy an adventure and yet find yourself stuck at home or behind your desk working this festive season? Well, don’t let that prevent you from escaping into your dream adventure – with a twist – at the movies. The new Jumanji is about to be released and I have a Jumanji Ticket Giveaway so that you can be…

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Discover: Jakar

by @ Wikitravel

A cypress tree outside Kurje Lhakhang monastery in Jakar, Bhutan is claimed to have grown from Guru Rinpoche's walking stick.

Botswana

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Botswana - jump to all my Botswana content!

My Africa Outtakes! (reading this will definitely make you feel better about yourself!)

3 days in Nanjing – the ‘Southern Capital’ of China

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

China is a vast, beautiful and diverse country. Nanjing is located in Yangtze River region. It is known for its significant place in the ancient Chinese history as the capital city of ten dynasties. Some people might associate the city in the mass murder committed by the Imperial Japanese Army in 1937, but the city...

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#120 How to use Pinterest to market your business.

#120 How to use Pinterest to market your business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

"Do we really need another social media channel?!" That was the premise I went in to this interview with.

"Yes we do!", is my view following this chat ... on the proviso that it's easy to manage and provides a commercial return.

The guy who convinced me is Jason Miles - the co-author of the best-seller Pinterest Power, VP of advancement at Seattle's Northwest University and co-founder (with is wife) of Liberty Jane Clothing - a six-figure online business successfully selling designs for doll's clothes.

As the head marketer for Liberty Jane Clothing, Jason is successfully using Pinterest to drive traffic and rank highly on Google.

Listen in as he explains exactly how he does it.

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Austin

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN AUSTIN - WHERE TO PLAY, STAY & EAT!

(and part of) ROADTRIP! COAST TO COAST ACROSS THE USA IN 3-4 WEEKS

306 – Jules Lund of TR|BE talks Social Influencer marketing and how to access them

306 – Jules Lund of TR|BE talks Social Influencer marketing and how to access them

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Learn how to use influencer marketing in your small business with TV star turned Entrepreneur Jules Lund.

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Escape Hunt Experience Ho Chi Minh City

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Spending Christmas in Saigon, Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

Christmas is nearly a month away, and can be trully a magical time in Vietnam (minus the snow). If you decided to spend our favorite holiday in the South of Vietnam, make sure to check out our video on what Xmas is really like like...

Vietnam Motorbike Riding License

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Coming to Vietnam for a bike tour and wondering can foreigner rider ride motorbike in Vietnam without driving License or if  an international license valid in Vietnam or how does it work? Firstly, none of foreign driving licenses is valid in Vietnam, including your home country license. However, we don’t require a motorbike driving license to hire our […]

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228 – Shark Tank Australia success, Travis Osborne, takes us behind-the-scenes of his epic pitch. What happened afterwards will surprise you.

228 – Shark Tank Australia success, Travis Osborne, takes us behind-the-scenes of his epic pitch. What happened afterwards will surprise you.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine pitching your business idea to five hungry sharks, who are either going to rip it apart or throw a whole lot of money your way. Join me and Shark Tank Australia success story, Travis Osborne of Mobile Tyre Shop as we go behind-the-scenes of this compelling TV show.

Plus I share a fail proof way to pitch your business, when anybody asks you that tricky question "So, what do you do?"

Yep, it's another big show. Let's get stuck right into episode 228 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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276 – Brian Hight was awarded the Queen’s Honours for his old-school content marketing strategy

276 – Brian Hight was awarded the Queen’s Honours for his old-school content marketing strategy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Are you ready for some content marketing strategy genius? Well, how’s this for an idea … Create some unique, quality content that your prospects will love. Then bypass the Internet, and instead,

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286 – How To Build a Heatlhy Brand With Kate Johannson From KOJA Health

286 – How To Build a Heatlhy Brand With Kate Johannson From KOJA Health

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you do when you’re six months in to building a new business and things stop looking rosy? You celebrate all the positives, remind yourself of why you do what you do, then throw yourself to the sharks.

Today’s guest is Kate Johansson, the founder of KOJA Health, a real food supplement business. She has a personal passion for health and wellness and is keen to get real food back on the shelves for Australian consumers.

Join me as she explains how.

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How to Improve Sound Quality when Recording Audio in Your Home Office

by Luke Moulton @ Small Business Big Marketing

Creating awesome content for your audience is one of the best ways to build your client or customer list. Some people blog, some podcast and some create video. Now, most

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Matthew Michalewicz founded, built & sold Australia’s 3rd fastest growing company in 2012.

Matthew Michalewicz founded, built & sold Australia’s 3rd fastest growing company in 2012.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is one of those interviews that could have gone on for much longer than the allocated 30-ish minutes. You see, Matthew Michalewicz is one smart guy. In 2005, Matthew co-founded SolveIT Software, an Australian software company. which he grew from zero to more than 150 employees in seven years, before selling the business for plenty! Under his leadership, SolveIT became the 3rd fasting-growing company in Australia with revenue growth of 678%.

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197 – How creating helpful marketing can change your life, with Melissa Maker from Clean My Space

197 – How creating helpful marketing can change your life, with Melissa Maker from Clean My Space

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

When Melissa Maker started her upscale cleaning service, Clean My Space, in 2006, little did she know that a few years down the line, she’d be the leading purveyor of online content in the cleaning niche – and making a bucket load of cash from it to boot! A woman after my own heart, Melissa understands the incredible power that content (AKA helpful) marketing can have for businesses large and small. And if you’re a sceptic, I really hope that by listening to this week’s episode, you’ll be inspired to create your own Youtube Channel, blog series, or podcast, and start becoming the most helpful person in your industry. Somebody has to be ;0) Press play!

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#60 How To Get Into The Emmy Awards Nominee Bag.

#60 How To Get Into The Emmy Awards Nominee Bag.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s guests, Ilde & Mark, inventors of Starlettos (they’re what Lukeee wears to stop his high-heals from sinking in to the grass) are a great example of a small business doing some

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[Productivity Tool] Upwork is an easy & inexpensive way to find freelancers globally

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Upwork.

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The Best Lunch Foods in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

What to eat for Lunch in Ho Chi Minh City a.k.a Saigon? Entering the world of Vietnamese food can be a daunting task for a beginner out there on their own. What is it? Where is it? Is it the best? These are the questions...

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh Luxury Bike Tour | Butterfield & Robinson


Butterfield & Robinson

Even with its vigorous economic growth, Vietnam is as charming, picturesque and wondrous as the first time we cycled here more than a decade ago.

266 – How to harness the marketing power of review sites with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo

266 – How to harness the marketing power of review sites with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Why does harnessing the power of review sites in your marketing strategy makes good sense? Because us humans love the opinions of others when making a purchase decision. In fact, the majority of customers (some say up to 81%) read online reviews before making a purchase decision. Or is that 72%? Hang on, I think it’s 81%. Whatever it is, it’s high. And if you’re not listing your business on review sites, then you just might be leaving money on the table.

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Cycling holidays in Vietnam

Cycling holidays in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Cycling holidays in Vietnam. Choice of Cycling holidays in Vietnam & tours from specialist, expert & responsible operators in 2018 & 2019

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

Amazing South Vietnam Adventure – 8 Days

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

This is one of the best south Vietnam motorbike tour from Saigon/Ho Chi Minh city. Within only 8 days, you will have chance to visit almost grand central highlands Vietnam and south Vietnam. Especially, it is also the featured motorcycle tour  for both on amazing coastlines Vietnam, mountain and off-road riding. TOUR DETAIL Day 1: […]

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Los Angeles

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Roadtrip! Coast to Coast Across the USA in 3-4 Weeks

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN LA: THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY AND WHAT TO EAT!

240 – Hotel Quickly is a disruptive app that’s challenging a market that has become way too complacent

240 – Hotel Quickly is a disruptive app that’s challenging a market that has become way too complacent

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

I don’t know about you, but I download a lot of apps. I get excited at the time, but then forget to use them. Today’s guest, Christian Mischler of Hotel Quickly has created a very disruptive app in an industry that is ripe for some good old-fashioned disruption.

Hotel Quickly assists you in getting a last minute hotel booking – in fact, you can only get a room on it for the coming 48-hours. Now that’s disruptive!

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Discover: Japan

by @ Wikitravel

Good things come in threes — and in Japan, the list includes views, castles, gardens, mountains, hot springs and giant Buddha statues.

265 – Pinchapoo is a cheeky charity founded on a very personal story.

265 – Pinchapoo is a cheeky charity founded on a very personal story.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Pinchapoo was borne from a simple, cheeky concept - ‘pinch' the shampoos and toiletries provided in your hotel room, and donate them to those who need them most. How cheeky is that?!

Join me for a fireside chat with founder Kate Austin as she shares her personal journey to starting this cheeky little charity that has already donated over 400,000 products to the incredible organisations we work who distribute them directly to those in need.

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How To Promote Your Business Offline. AKA old school marketing!

How To Promote Your Business Offline. AKA old school marketing!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's old school marketing all the way this week. None of this fancy new online marketing. Uh-uh! That's for the young kids.

Tune in and you'll discover how to promote your business offline. Yep ... no websites, likes, tweets, hashtags, PPCs, pins or requests to connect in sight.

Instead, you'll hear from Adelaide Accountant, Andrew Mattner of HMCR Accountants, who's built a successful practice by practising tried and tested marketing techniques.

PLUS I tackle a listener question about their editorial mission, share a couple of wins and remind you about the upcoming inaugural SBBM meet up. Enjoy!

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XO Foodie Tour

XO Foodie Tour


Girl Tries Life

Girl Tries Life reviews one of the most popular tours in Saigon, combining both sightseeing and local food - XO Foodie Tours.

Hawaii

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

FIRST TIMERS GUIDE TO HAWAII - THINGS TO DO DO, WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO EAT

194 – AFL legend Warwick Capper talks business. No, seriously!

194 – AFL legend Warwick Capper talks business. No, seriously!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Warwick Capper was a legend of the Aussie footie field in the 1980’s. And although Warwick is a massive character who might seem too wacky to have any kind of business head, you certainly can’t be stupid to keep your name on people’s lips for four decades. And I reckon that Warwick could actually teach us all a thing or two about having the confidence to push through and win in business, to seize opportunities as they come along, and to take action every day. Let’s get into Episode 194 with the man, the legend, Warwick Capper.

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Himachal Pradesh

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN HIMACHAL PRADESH

294 – Viral video creator Bobby Edwards of Squatty Potty explains how one video generated 65M views & increased sales by 600%.

294 – Viral video creator Bobby Edwards of Squatty Potty explains how one video generated 65M views & increased sales by 600%.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

The Squatty Potty video of the unicorn that does rainbow coloured poo (yep, you heard right) has had 65,000,000 views to date across Facebook and YouTube ... and it's increased sales of Squatty Potty by 600% in its first three months. Join me as I go behind-the-scenes with Bobby Edwards, Squatty Potty's owner and creator.

Plus I share a productivity hack that's saving me time and making my emails so much more interesting.

Off to the Goldfields!

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Insider’s View Episode 8 – Fiona Briers

by Sharyn @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Episode 8 of Insider’s View comes from Fiona Briers who runs the brilliant Bright Solutions in Vietnam. The work they do to empower women and produce gorgeous handicrafts is fabulous. She’s been here almost 9 years so I’d say she...

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SBBM #28: How to generate free publicity.

SBBM #28: How to generate free publicity.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Free publicity. Bring that on! And no, it’s not a joke. The very lovely Rebecca Derrington, founder and owner of Source Bottle shows you exactly how to get it. Plus

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Thailand and Morocco. Passport to the World Radio Podcast.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

  I was invited by Cathy Retief-Niel onto her Passport to the World to talk about my most recent trips to Thailand and Morocco. With Thailand being one of South Africa’s most popular choices for an overseas holiday, I talk about my recent visit and an itinerary that allows the combination of Bangkok, Koh Samui…

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53 must-have features to create the best website for your local business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Designing a local business site can be difficult. There’s tonnes of information on web design best practices on the internet, but you’ll hardly find something that specifically discusses how to

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Blue River Hotel 3

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Hải Đăng Vegetarian Restaurant, Saigon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Hải Đăng is a simple, local, informal vegetarian restaurant in Saigon's Binh Thanh District. The sheer variety and freshness of vegetable dishes on offer (not just tofu and 'fake meat') sets it apart from other Vietnamese vegetarian eateries in the city.... Continue reading

345 – How to use crowdsourcing to get more done and grow your business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you’ve listened to this show long enough, you’ll know that I fundamentally believe there’s never been a better time to market a small business.

Why?

Because the tools and resources we have at our disposal are amazing.

Crowdsourcing is one of those tools - let's find out about it.

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Best Photos of 2016 & Plans for the Coming Year

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

11 of my best photos this year, as decided by readers.

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How to build your authority by creating a LinkedIN Group

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you want to establish yourself as an industry influencer and connect with more business contacts, a great thing you can do is create a LinkedIn Group around a particular topic that relates to your business or industry.

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How to create an insanely helpful email series

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

One of the best ways to create a point-of-difference, grow your email list, and boost conversions is to show prospects that you’re willing to go out of your way to help them.

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How a small blog turned into a $20 million toxin-free beauty business with Nourished Life’s Irene Falcone | #389

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to turn a small blog into a big business | How to effectively get an idea across | How to move customers from like to love

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3-Steps To Becoming A Business That Makes A Difference

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Businesses that choose to give back to society seem to be happier and more successful. Here's 3-steps to being one of those businesses.

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Thieves Are Targeting Luggage in Hong Kong’s Airport Buses

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

My Incredible Malawi Safari in Liwonde National Park

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Liwonde National Park was the last stop on my week in Malawi. I’d had a great week featuring elephants, hippos, some amazing food and beautiful Malawi accommodation, but without a doubt, it was my time at the Mvuu Lodge that impressed me the most. I loved it there. We arrived in the vicinity for our second Malawi safari of the week (the first had been in the Nkhotakota Reserve) and […]

211 – How to market something nobody really wants. Like a funeral business!

211 – How to market something nobody really wants. Like a funeral business!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Starting a funeral business comes with a number of different challenges. It’s a sector that is not very welcoming of newcomers, it provides a service that people only seek out in very specific circumstances, and it’s hard to make it sexy. But against all the odds, Carly Dalton and her husband have made a huge success of their funeral services business, GreenHaven Funerals, in just 18 months.

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Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City - Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

Walking Around Ho Chi Minh City - Day 1 - Ho Chi Minh City Highlights


Ho Chi Minh City Highlights

A 1 day itinerary for walking around Ho Chi Minh City. It will take you to a number of popular sites, & give you a good introduction to the city's history.A 1 day itinerary for walking around Ho Chi Minh City. It will take you to a number of popular sites, & give you a good introduction to the city's history.

SBBM #14 – How “seeding” can help grow your brand – Scott Kilmartin from Haul.

SBBM #14 – How “seeding” can help grow your brand – Scott Kilmartin from Haul.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

We chat with Scott Kilmartin from Haul about how he’s turning old billboards into highly sought after street wear. Scott shares some of his marketing secrets including how “seeding” upcoming

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362 – How Barefoot Cinema’s first year was a huge success with founder Julian Grant

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Barefoot Cinema founder Julian Grant explains how he ensured year one of the business was a huge success.

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283 – Product Demonstration Ideas (And Mighty Good Ones At That) With Jacklyn James Of Kiddies Food Kutter.

283 – Product Demonstration Ideas (And Mighty Good Ones At That) With Jacklyn James Of Kiddies Food Kutter.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Within 30-seconds of meeting today’s guest she started slashing at her arm with a knife. Fortunately it was a safety knife - but I didn’t know that!

Jacklyn James is the inventor of the child-safe cutting knife ... Kiddies Food Kutter. And she is a master (or should that be mistress) when it comes to demonstrating it in action. At farmers' markets and culinary events all over Victoria she woos passers by with a mix of extraordinary passion and genuine belief in her product.

Yep, it's another big episode of Australia's best marketing podcast.

So let's get stuck ... right in.

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7 Must-Eat Foods In Seoul During Winter

by Teri Anne Tan @ TripZilla Magazine

SAIGON FREE WALING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Founded in September 2014. We have accompanied more than 200 tourists so far.

#41 Marketing Lessons From Queensland’s Theme Parks.

#41 Marketing Lessons From Queensland’s Theme Parks.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Having just spent 8 days schlepping through Queensland’s theme parks, Timbo decided he’d turn his family holiday in to a tax deduction by making 10 marketing observations. Afterall, what else

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Entrepreneur Dale Beaumont on how to take 3 months off each year!

Entrepreneur Dale Beaumont on how to take 3 months off each year!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

How would you like to take 3 months off every year to travel the world with your family? That's exactly what Dale Beaumont does. Mind you, he works pretty bloody hard for the other 9 months of the year. Dale's been an entrepreneur since the ripe old age of 19. He's written 16 best-selling books and founded three separate million-dollar businesses.

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My 2017 Federal Budget Wishlist For Small Business Owners (Even Though Most Don’t Care)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

When I ask Australian small business owners about their thoughts, hopes and wishes for the upcoming 2017 Federal Budget it's not uncommon to hear the sound of crickets. Well, despite the low care factor, here's 5 things I hope it delivers for Australian small business.

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Disneyland Club 33

by mattjpep @ FlyerTalk Forums

So I figured this is a complete long shot, but I'm out of options and figured I give it a try. My wife is turning 33 this year and the only she wanted for her birthday was to be able to go to Club 33. She's been going to Disneyland with her family...

231 – How to play a bigger game with Rowdy McLean

231 – How to play a bigger game with Rowdy McLean

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Rowdy McLean avoided becoming a potato farmer and decided to play a bigger game. As a young bloke he worked for Telstra (Australia's biggest telco) and then resigned at 24 to go in to direct competition to them. And it paid off big time. Ten years later he sold his business for squillions, and now is one of the world's leading motivational speakers on how to play a bigger game.

Plus I share some key learnings from my recent attendance at Content Marketing World in Sydney.

Let's go!

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Zaanse Schans: Windmills, Chocolates and Dutch Costume in a lovely little town in Holland

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Zaanse Schans is the Holland I was looking for! Windmills, cheese, chocolates, wooden houses, Dutch costume, and a historically bucolic countryside! After the rainy days in France and the chill winds of Belgium, we were delighted that Holland gave us a warm sunny weather! And I was all fired up to know that Zaanse Schans is just less than an hour away from Amsterdam. Donna and I took the bus to this picturesque windmill village. And guess what the first thing we did..wear the Dutch costume! We hilariously looked so classic wearing the traditional Dutch dress and the clogs made me feel how it was like to live in a village dating back to 1850s. Beautiful windmills, farmlands, wonderful lake, and cute little cafes. Zaanse Schans is freaking photogenic! It is also impressive that the windmills are still functional! It’s like reviving the past back to life. It is touristy, yet, this quaint lovely town is so charming and romantic.   After having a go wearing, dancing, laughing and taking loads of photos with the Dutch-maid costume, we decided to take a seat at one of the little cafes and had our morning coffee while breathing-in and enjoying the lovely view of the […]

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The Lakehouse: Fairytale Tudor Style Hotel In Cameron Highlands

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Magical! That’s what I described our Christmas stay in The LakeHouse, a Fairy tale Tudor style hotel in Ringlet Cameron Highlands. I’ve been to Cameron Highlands a few times and I have never been to The Lake House. I thought it would be a good idea to book one of their elegant rooms with my family and friends. Christmas is the busiest day of the year and we were lucky to book the last room! We stayed in a beautiful Family Suite with clean bathroom and luxurious amenities. The bed with its white curtain drapes is not only elegant but is also comfortable. I have a thing for colonial style hotel and it did not disappoint me. The Family Suite is huge which consists of two separate rooms and is decorated in an old classic furniture’s. The only drawback is that the bathroom is attached to the masters room and it’s a bit of a hassle to go through which is quite disturbing to the person sleeping in the masters. There is TV for entertainment and although the WIFI  is strong, it gets intermittent sometimes. The room is blessed with a great garden view, moreover, I am so charmed with […]

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THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

THE ORIENTAL SAIGON 1 Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 8:00 AM* Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 50.000 VND/ person/ tour *If you’d like to do tour at afternoon, please make reservation 24 hours prior to the tour.   OVERVIEW: Beliefs and faiths are important and indispensable parts of people’s spiritual life, especially for Asian people. However, […]

349 – How to integrate old-school marketing with your online efforts.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you think old school, traditional marketing tactics are dead? Think again. Carmen Sognonvi of Urban Martial Arts in Brooklyn talks us through how she uses targeted off line strategies to grow her business.

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Why you need to match your website page’s Headline with its Page Title (I know, how geekie!)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

You go to the trouble of getting ranked on page one of Google only to have people click on your site and hit the Back button within seconds. Here’s how to avoid that major first-world problem!

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Eating it Raw in the Largest Fish Market in South Korea – Jagalchi Market

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Busan’s Jagalchi Market (자갈치시장), the largest fish market in South Korea, has taken up two very different places in my memory. The first one is a very positive place, where the memories of incredible lunches, lively atmospheres, excitement and intrigue all sit. The second place is dark. It’s usually avoided at all costs. This memory [...]

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Ho Chi Minh city highlights and travel guided

Ho Chi Minh city highlights and travel guided


babenationalpark

Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh), formerly named Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn, French: Saïgon), is the largest city in Vietnam

Lasenta Boutique Hotel, Hoi An

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A comfortable & aesthetically pleasing synthesis of the exotic & the familiar, the modern & the traditional, and Asian & European elements, Lasenta Boutique Hotel is yet another addition to Hoi An's list of excellent value, mid-range accommodation... Continue reading

SBBM #13 – So you want to look big? Marketing insights from The Bra Queen.

SBBM #13 – So you want to look big? Marketing insights from The Bra Queen.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Whilst we both (one of us more than the other) show our juvenile (make that immature!) side during our time with The Bra Queen, we think you’ll find this interview

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

How to represent your country AND the importance of a copywriter!

How to represent your country AND the importance of a copywriter!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Mick Colliss is an author, writer, rugby commentator, emcee, guest speaker and modern day poet. He was also the vice captain of the first ever Australian Sudoku team and travelled to India to represent Australia at the World Sudoku Championships. Oh, and he's also a copywriter by trade and owns a copywriting agency in Perth, West Australia.

He's an interesting fella with a great story to share about how he came to represent Australia in Sudoku PLUS he's got some great insights in to the importance of copywriting for small business. Enjoy!

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LAX Clubhouse access on arrival

by thesaints @ FlyerTalk Forums

I'll be flying LHR-LAX-OAK, with a 3-hour layover. My LAX-OAK connection leaves from T3, but it is possible to move between the two terminals remaining past security by shuttle. Will I be allowed to use the Clubhouse ? Sounds a lot more appealing...

364 – Digital Nomad Mark Phillips lives in a tent and runs a six-figure business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Mark Phillips infuriates me. He calls himself a digital nomad, running six-figure business as he travels the world. He did this interview from his office, which involved sitting on the beach overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. Oh boy, hasn’t the world changed?!

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3-Steps To Creating A Weird Marketing Campaign

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

As the business owner, you have to constantly be thinking of new and creative ways to get the word out about your business. And sometimes, being a little weird can pay off big time.

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328 – How to create a business that doesn’t depend on you with Joyce Ong of the Young Musicians Academy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s guest did the interview in her pyjamas. Why?

Because she can!

She’s a true entrepreneur, starting a business to help put herself through university, only to then systemise it so that today it runs for the most part … without her.

And who doesn’t want a bit of that?!

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276 – Brian Hight was awarded the Queen’s Honours for his old-school content marketing strategy

276 – Brian Hight was awarded the Queen’s Honours for his old-school content marketing strategy

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Are you ready for some content marketing strategy genius? Well, how’s this for an idea … Create some unique, quality content that your prospects will love. Then bypass the Internet, and instead,

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207- Timbo tackles your most pressing marketing questions.

207- Timbo tackles your most pressing marketing questions.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you do when your guest decides not to cancel at the last minute but at the very last second? You answer a whole lot of marketing questions that you, the motivated business owner, have been sending in over the past few months.

From how to “get past the Doberman” and in front of senior management, through to getting cool thumbnail images on your YouTube videos to the secrets for creating a great business name.

Let's do it!

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308 – [Bonus Episode] How To Free Up More Cash & Time In Your Business (AKA How To Outsource To The Philippines)

308 – [Bonus Episode] How To Free Up More Cash & Time In Your Business (AKA How To Outsource To The Philippines)

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Finding the time and money to work on your business is hard - particularly in Australia where the costs of running a business can spiral out of control very quickly.

Wages, rent, staffing issues, paperwork plus plus plus - all stop you from building that beautiful business of yours in to the empire it deserves to be.

Well, it doesn't have to be like that. In fact, let me (and today's guest - David Warne of Cornerstone Business Solutions) put an end to the struggle immediately.

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Val Thorens

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

The Legal Nomads Guide to Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A Puerto Escondido guide, including where to eat, the best spots to swim, where to stay, and how to get there and away from Oaxaca and elsewhere.

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#81 Hear from a guy who can get you anything. Yep, anything!

#81 Hear from a guy who can get you anything. Yep, anything!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

LA-based Steve Sims, Founder of Bluefish can get you anything. Anything! That's the premise of his business. As he so eloquently puts it:

"Don’t call us to pick up your dry cleaning or walk your dogs; that is simply not what we‘re about. Bluefish is not a gopher service, an old boy’s network, or a snobby bunch of party-crashers. Rather, we offer the highest level of personalised travel, transportation, and cutting-edge entertainment services to corporate executives, celebrities, professional athletes, and other discerning individuals interested in living life to its fullest."

Listen in on this chat I had with Steve and you'll discover in no uncertain terms how to get things done. PLUS I share 10 considerations for naming your new business, product or service.

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#106 Funny Business 3 – Servile brands, selling, petty problems, testimonials & isolation.

#106 Funny Business 3 – Servile brands, selling, petty problems, testimonials & isolation.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's time for another solid chinwag with Andrew Griffiths in a segment that we lovingly call 'Funny Business' - an opportunity for Andrew and I to go head-to-head on various small business tips and issues that are on our collective minds ... and have a laugh along the way. We talk servile brands, being a salesperson, testimonials, petty problems and isolation. May what we discuss help grow your business and inspire you to bigger and better things ;0)

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#104 Success secrets from ‘The Best Sandwich in America’ creator.

#104 Success secrets from ‘The Best Sandwich in America’ creator.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Business is absolutely booming for a small, family-run sandwich stand that was established in 1954 in downtown Philadelphia. It's roast pork, provolone and broccoli rabe sanga was recently awarded The Best Sandwich In America by the Travel Channel's Man vs Food show. In this episode, I have a fireside chat with fourth generation owner Tommy Nicolic who runs Tommy DiNics with his son Joey (make that five generations!).

This was such a great interview on so many levels - Tommy is a guy who's been running his business the same way for decades. His marketing mantra is quality, quality, quality. He does very little promotion. Has limited distribution. And only raises his prices every 18-months or so, whilst expenses go up anyway. Tommy is a business owner passionate about delivering a quality product every time - and as a result everything else takes care of itself. He may not make millions doing it, but he has the loyalist of customer bases, loves what he does, is full of pride ... and recently sold a sandwich to The Fonz. It doesn't get any better than that!

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313 – Taking bikinis off the stage of Miss Universe NZ was the key to fixing this toxic business

313 – Taking bikinis off the stage of Miss Universe NZ was the key to fixing this toxic business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as I chat to the bloke who removed bikinis from the world’s most famous beauty pageant - Miss Universe which started the greatest turn around of any territory in the last 25 years.

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311 – Beef ice-cream, Mercedes chauffeured pick-up, a water fun park … All for your Dog. Woof woof!

311 – Beef ice-cream, Mercedes chauffeured pick-up, a water fun park … All for your Dog. Woof woof!

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

You’ve heard the saying - ‘Build it and they will come’ but we all know that’s rarely the case. However, if you build it and market it then they are much more likely to come. This week we have Marcus Nicholls from Akuna Pet Resorts who is not scared of taking big risks; and he’s able to because he now understands the power of marketing and of being crystal clear on his perfect client. But that wasn't always the case.

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What to Eat at Newton Food Centre

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

287 – How To Go From Bankruptcy To A Dream Business With Phil Leahy

287 – How To Go From Bankruptcy To A Dream Business With Phil Leahy

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

You’ve got two choices when you go bankrupt. You either give up … or you get up, dust yourself off and create a business and a life you love. Have a guess what today’s guest did?

Plus in today’s episode we find time for a quick check-in, I share a motivational quote about living the life you deserve, and I share some feedback from two motivated business owners who have successfully taken some swift marketing action.

Yep, you guessed it … another massive episode of Australia’s best marketing podcast.

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#63 Marketing lessons from an Adult Store.

#63 Marketing lessons from an Adult Store.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In our naughtiest episode ever, immaturity is alive and well in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show. Although, we must say, amongst the school-boy giggles and Benny

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#92 Rip Curl founder, Bryan Singer on how to build a global surf brand.

#92 Rip Curl founder, Bryan Singer on how to build a global surf brand.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Bryan Singer co-founded Rip Curl in the 1960s and today it's one of the worlds most iconic surf brands. In this revealing interview Bryan takes us deep inside the Rip Curl tent where he shares how he started the business, where the name came from, how they managed extreme growth, and how at one point, they were looking down the barrel of Rip Curl existing no more.

Oh, and the quote of the interview? When asked how Rip Curl began, Bryan responds ...

"We were just looking for a quid to fund our next surfing holiday."

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260 – Four successful business women share their marketing & business tips

260 – Four successful business women share their marketing & business tips

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Michelle Bridges, Mia Freedman, Naomi Simson & Karen Jacobsen are just some of the amazing and successful business women who I've been lucky enough to interview over the past few years. And boy, have they shared some marketing gold.

So, in today's episode of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to revisit some highlights from these fireside chats.

Enough talk. Let's do this!

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Circuits En Motos Au Vietnam – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

CIRCUITS MOTOS AU VIETNAM BIENVENUE sur la page d’accueil officielle de OFFROAD VIETNAM! Nous sommes l’organisateur des circuits en motos basés en plein coeur des vieux quartiers de Hanoi, au Nord du Vietnam. Fondé et managé par deux passionnés de moto vietnamiens depuis décembre 2006, le fondateur Anh Wu travaillait dans le tourisme responsable au cours des 20 dernières années et co-propriétaire Tony Nguyen connaît tous les coins du Vietnam grâce à ses expériences de guide des voyages depuis 10 ans. Notre personnel parle couramment anglais et répond rapidement votre demande par email. Nous prenons tous les détails au sérieux et compte tenu que nous sommes dans votre position. 1. Voyage en moto entièrement guide Vous n’avez que à profiter le voyage et laissez nous à nous occuper de tout. [ Plus de détails ] 2. Voyage en moto semi-directifs (moto et un guide) à travers le Vietnam. Vous avez la liberté de définir votre propre rythme. [ Plus de détails ] 3. Voyage auto-guidée en moto Ce sera votre nouvelle aventure loin de la norme, un séjour plutôt que d’un voyage! Si vous aurez envie d’organiser vous même votre voyage, le voyage auto-guidée en moto et/ou en scooter (location de motos) serait votre choix. Offroad Vietnam fournit des informations de base et utiles ainsi que des conseils, nous ne sommes pas simplement louer les motos. [ Plus de détails ] Avec nous, vous avez une large gamme de voyage en motos vacances au Vietnam. Cela signifie également que notre prestation s’accorde à une gamme très large du budget en fonction du type de moto et visite de votre réservation. Notre objectif est d’offrir la meilleure qualité de services et de vous montrer un VRAI VIETNAM. Voici trois différents forfaits sont offrit par Offroad Vietnam, tous gérés par le personnel et les guides très professionnels. Offroad services du Vietnam est fortement recommandé dans le Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 et 2012 ainsi que de nombreux magazines internationaux, des journaux, des livres de voyage à propos de motocyclisme en Asie. Cliquer ici pour plus d’informations. Nous soutenons les entreprises locales et les communautés à travers des excursions guidées de moto et semi-guidée en amenant les groupes à plus beaux restaurants locaux, hôtels et logement chez l’habitant. Cela contribue directement vos sous à aider les familles pauvres, des restaurant locaux et des hôtels à améliorer la vie des populations locales dans les zones reculées du Vietnam qui existent quelques activités touristiques. Venez donner un coup de main avec nous! VOYAGE EN MOTO ET EN VÉHICULES 4 ROUES L’Asie est l’un des lieux les plus fascinants au monde de voyager en moto et le Vietnam est l’un des quelques pays asiatiques offrant des paysages magnifiques, des sentiers battus aux montagnes sinueuses et des gens sympathiques. Au Vietnam, notre entreprise offre de nombreux types de voyage aventure guidé sur deux roues (motos, cyclomoteurs scooters) véhicules 4×4 et tout ce qui peut sortir de grandes routes vers des sentiers battus. Tous les tours commencent à partir de Hanoi, mais peut finir n’importe où au Vietnam. Nos voyages en moto ne sont pas classés comme des voyages extrême “off-road” et Offroad Vietnam est tout simplement le nom de notre entreprise. Nous roulons sur une variété de routes, à la fois sur les pistes. La plupart de nos tours sont privés et personnalisés, mais certains sont ouverts pour les motards plus de l’accompagner, nous ne organisons pas de voyages préprogrammés. Notre personnel a conçu plus de 150 itinéraires différents, et la carte est utile pour vous au moment de décider où rouler au Vietnam. Les voyages sont conçus par des motards professionnels afin de vous aider à découvrir un autre Vietnam loin du tourisme de masse. Avec nous, vous roulez à certains endroits moins fréquentés, inédits et non encore mentionnées dans les guides. Conquérir les routes sinueuses du haut, virages en épingle et rencontrer de vraies personnes locales qui accueillent les étrangers en tant qu’invités spéciaux qui apportent la bonne chance dans leurs foyers. La moto reste probablement la meilleure mode déplacement vers la liberté que vous pouvez vous arrêter où et quand vous le souhaitez. Sentir les nids de poule sous votre ceinture, rencontrer les enfants, serrer la main et prendre une tasse de thé vert avec la population locale dans les cafés en bordure de route vous donnent un vraie Vietnam. Les routes de montagne venteux, les rizières vertes luxuriantes, la route historique 6 et la route 4, la légendaire piste Ho Chi Minh, Sapa brumeux, Ha Giang nuageux et la baie d’Halong pittoresque sont que quelques endroits incontournable et bien plus encore vous attend découvrir. Surfant sur la campagne vide et routes de montagne est toujours un sentiment différent des routes encombrées dans les grandes villes. La limite de vitesse au Vietnam n’est que 60 kilomètres par heure et on roule plus lentement tout d’abord assurer la sécurité et d’autre part profiter de la vue impeccable. Pour nos guides, chaque voyage est une nouvelle découverte et une chance de se faire des amis et tisser des relations qui à la fin est une valeur ajoutée pour l’ensemble du trajet. Ils sont tous formés à la réparation mécanique, ils parlent vietnamien, anglais et quelques langues dialectales. Loin des grandes villes, les gens agitent la main et disent “bonjour” lorsque vous passez. Ils se réuniront autour de vous quand vous arrêtez pour vous accueillir, toucher votre peau et essayer de comprendre pourquoi vous êtes si poilus ainsi que de regarder les motos car ils ont à peine jamais vu une comme ça avant. Les aventures les plus populaires que nous offrons sont ceux guidées en moto (plus de 500 visites et plus de 2.000 clients). Offroad Vietnam est le premier et original agence de voyage en moto en organisant exclusivement des voyages en motos japonais au Nord Vietnam. Nous sommes une équipe très professionnelle, possédons toutes les motos et les maintenons nous-mêmes. Nous ne louons pas les motos de aucun troisième part. Ceci est très important et […]

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Xi'an

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GUEST POST FROM A RESIDENT: INCREDIBLE THINGS TO DO IN XI'AN, CHINA

Rome

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Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

300 – Thankyou’s Daniel Flynn urgently needs our help

300 – Thankyou’s Daniel Flynn urgently needs our help

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

There are few things that I LOVE more than business courage, and social entrepreneur Daniel Flynn has truck loads. This is the third time I've chatted with Dan from Thankyou and he's embarking on his biggest challenge yet. And it requires all of us to chip in.

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BOOK NOW

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

There are 3 steps to book tour: Step 1: Complete and submit booking form: http://goo.gl/forms/9qg0usPKM3 Step 2: Wait for confirmation. Your request will be responded in 12 hours at the latest. Step 3: Confirm. Please note that the sooner you make reservation, the better service we provide. We recommend you to book tour 24 hours in advance.     […]

322 – [WARNING] This episode will challenge you, but ultimately leave you feeling inspired (I hope).

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey team. Bonus episode today, and a different kind of one at that.

No marketing gold, no business lessons (well maybe a couple), just an inspiring conversation with a couple of homeless friends of Orange Sky Laundry, and a fellow for whom volunteering has enabled him to see his work life in a whole different way.

Get ready to be inspired.

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Discover: Kanab

by @ Wikitravel

When eating at Houston's restaurant in Kanab, Utah, tip the servers well; they pack pistols, although it's just for show -- allegedly.

Thrillable Hours: Lebawit Lily Girma, Author and Photographer

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with guidebook author and photographer Lebawit Lily Girma.

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250 – Long live the marketing crazies

250 – Long live the marketing crazies

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do a condom marketer, an ex Aussie Rules football legend, the vice-captain of the Australian Soduko team and an engineer turned YouTube star with ADHD have in common? They’re all very clever marketers building solid businesses, and they’ve been past guests on this show.

With 250 episodes now under my belt, I thought it time that we start to revisit some of those episodes and pull out some of the learnings that you may have forgotten or are yet to hear.

So, that’s exactly what I’ve done. Enjoy ?

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277 – How To Market A Bar On Twitter With Honey Bar’s Steve Vallas

277 – How To Market A Bar On Twitter With Honey Bar’s Steve Vallas

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, I’ve found a business that’s using Twitter effectively. It’s a bar. In fact the owner says “It’s a foundational part of his marketing!” Crazy, huh? And the thing is, he’s not doing anything that special!

Steve Vallas is an ex-lawyer and cab driver who a few years ago decided that world needed another bar. So he left the law and went and started Honey Bar ... a very cool, inner-city bar in South Melbourne. And he thanks Twitter for its success.

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373 – Guest Masterchef Nick Holloway of Nu Nu on how he’s built an iconic Australian restaurant

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Nick Holloway is the co-founder of Nu Nu, an idyllic restaurant in Palm Cove, Far North Queensland. He’s a passionate foodie, so much so that he was chosen to be a guest chef on the top-rating reality cooking show Masterchef for the past two years.

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[Productivity Tool] Flipboard – One place for everything you discover online

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s featured productivity tool is Flipboard, and it’s going to make your life a whole lot easier by helping you organise all that wonderful (well, mostly wonderful) content you find online, into one place.

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Discover Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 3 days

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Kaohsiung, the largest harbor city in Taiwan, is a mesmerizing blend of traditional and modern, and dizzying contradictions. There are as many high-rise buildings and yet traditional Chinese temples remain. Located in Southwestern Taiwan, the city remain an undiscovered treasure for foreign visitors. Our suggested itinerary is designed to show you the best the city has to...

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Why Helpful Marketing Is So Effective In Growing Your Business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Being helpful is unquestionably a good thing to do in life. Helping other people doesn’t just make them feel good. It makes you feel good. Here's how creating helpful marketing can help grow your business ...

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Shifen Waterfall and Old Street: Best Day Trip from Taipei

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

One of the most amazing things about Taipei is just how accessible this city of nearly 3 million people is to such green, beautiful nature. Even better, Taiwan’s excellent transit system makes it pretty easy to get just about everywhere you’d like to go. I was initially a bit nervous to try to traverse Taiwan’s public transportation given that I neither speak nor read Chinese: turns out I shouldn’t have worried at all. The public transportation here has excellent signage with plenty of English language directions. And in my few moments of confusion, Taiwanese locals have always proven to be extremely friendly and ready to help. Getting from Taipei to Shifen It’s quite easy to get to Shifen from Taipei. First, you’ll want to to take the MRT to Taipei Main Station. From there, you can board any northbound train except a Keelung-bound train to Ruifang (the express trains are called Tzechiang). A ticket cost 78 Taiwanese dollars, or about $2.50 USD. This is the only place I found the signage a bit confusing, as it wasn’t immediately apparent which trains were going to stop at Ruifang. You might want to ask a local to be sure you’re getting on the […]

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298 – Mrs Sparkle Herself Julie Cross Explains How to Own Your Own Space & Feel Great About Who You Are

298 – Mrs Sparkle Herself Julie Cross Explains How to Own Your Own Space & Feel Great About Who You Are

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode I'm joined by Mrs Sparkle herself, Julie Cross and boy do we cover some small business marketing ground. We uncover how to get over irrational fears, how Facebook has been instrumental in growing her business PLUS I get my nose out of joint about an article in the Age on podcasting.

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#117 How to create raving fans in your business. AKA build customer loyalty.

#117 How to create raving fans in your business. AKA build customer loyalty.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Sam Cavanagh is the National Executive Producer for Austereo - Australia's largest radio network. This basically means he's responsible for the creative output, and ultimately the ratings success of some of Australia's most popular on-air talent including Hamish and Andy, Jules and Fifi and Kyle and Jackie O.

"But what's this got to do with improving the marketing of your small business?" I hear you ask.

Plenty!

Sam has spent a lot of time recently mulling over and implementing the concept of turning listeners in to raving fans - it's a complete mindset change as Sammy explains; one that once you get your head around has a major positive impact on your business. Listen up ...

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Basel Christmas Market: What to Pack, See and Do

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I’m just back from Basel Christmas Market, my first time checking out some Crimbo stalls in Europe. FIRST TIME. It was great. After my limited experience at the delights of Manchester German Market, and London Christmas Market, this one was definitely bigger, better and had a much bigger variety when it came to the stalls. In short, it was way better. So for today’s festive post, I just wanted to […]

Comfort zone danger, spell-check drama, existing clients are best plus marketing tips from Vietnam.

Comfort zone danger, spell-check drama, existing clients are best plus marketing tips from Vietnam.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's time for another round of Funny Business with Timbo and AG. This time:

- Timbo shares a recent happening with a Scoopon experience.
- We discuss those embarrassing moments when spell check lets you down.
- We share some ideas about how to maximise business from an existing client.
- AG suggests the comfort zone is a dangerous place to be for small business owners.

PLUS I'm just back from giving a marketing keynote in Vietnam (I do love being a marketing speaker!) and I share three marketing lessons from the crazy city of Saigon!

Oh, and I also share what's happening inside the Small Business Big Marketing Forum.

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How & why to become a master blog commenter

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s idea is to become a master blog commenter. Not a master blogger, that was last week’s idea. A master blog commenter.

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205 – How to create raving fans with Joshua Nicholls from Platinum Electricians

205 – How to create raving fans with Joshua Nicholls from Platinum Electricians

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

At the tender age of 22 years old, Josh Nicholls graduated from collage and decided that it was about time to become an electrician. Soon enough Platinum Electricians was born and he went from operating in his parent’s spare room to growing his business by 1,200% in just five years. How did he do it? Simply by placing focus and attention on every element of the customer experience. In fact, he created a 21-step process. And you can, too.

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V8 Supercars’ CEO explains how important knowing your tribe is.

V8 Supercars’ CEO explains how important knowing your tribe is.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

David Malone is the CEO of V8 Supercars. I had the pleasure of having a fireside chat (well, trackside really) with him recently whilst I was down in Launceston, Tasmania as a guest of Microsoft Office 365 . David takes us behind the scenes of the marketing of V8 Supercars in Australia and New Zealand - which, whilst it looks like a very big business, V8 Supercars is still a very small business employing 60 full time staff around the country. What it is though, is a small business doing very big marketing.

We can learn a lot from David, as whilst he may be the head honcho of the organisation, he makes it his business to get to know the fans - and boy are they passionate! H is often seen walking the track, shaking hands, asking what he and his team could be doing better. Never to shy of asking the hard questions, he is well underway in nurturing a strong event driven brand in the Australia (world) motor sport industry.

Plus I share a very interesting experience I had this week in which I had to talk about myself for one whole hour ... and explain why you should try it!

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192 – TV star, David Reyne, shares his transition from the small screen to Real Estate.

192 – TV star, David Reyne, shares his transition from the small screen to Real Estate.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Have you ever wondered what became of the television personalities that you loved from the decades gone by? Well, if they were anything like David Reyne, host of Getaway, The Morning Show, and actor on The Flying Doctors, they would have become entrepreneurial Real Estate experts. Now David works for successful real estate firm Aqua Real Estate, and shares his many learnings about his time in the business in this episode. If you have fear about changing your career path or you doubt your own entrepreneurial spirit, David has some golden words for you. Get listening!

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329 – A brave sea change that lead to growing a dream business, with Paul Medeiros of The Source Bulk Foods

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Paul Medeiros made a brave sea change by leaving corporate and buying the Mullumbimby Fruit Shop.

Then, when Woolworth’s decided to come to town, he could have panicked and accepted the fact that Australia’s biggest supermarket chain would kill off his business.

Instead, he rolled the dice, and more than doubled their retail footprint.

He’s now the founder of one of Australia's hottest up and coming franchises - The Source Bulk Foods.

This is a story of courage, determination and being true to one’s values.

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#68 The ‘cover some serious marketing ground’ episode.

#68 The ‘cover some serious marketing ground’ episode.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

We cover more ground in this episode than Michael Schumacher on race day! The winner of our recent Mornington Peninsula Brewery content is announced; we're the proud runners up of the recent international Podcast Awards; we discuss the very giving concept of brand'em acts of kindness; we muse over the importance of LinkedIn and how to make your profile more marketable; we launch our newest training product called SITE BOOST that shows you how to get the most out of your website.

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

251 – How to cleverly market a retail jewellery store with Xennox Diamonds Karl Schwantes

251 – How to cleverly market a retail jewellery store with Xennox Diamonds Karl Schwantes

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

When asked “So what do you do?”, today’s guest responds “I make the ladies happy!”

Karl Schwantes is the founder of Brisbane jewellery store Xennox Diamonds, and author of the book Rock Her World, a tome every bloke should buy and adhere to - if he wants to make his lady happy, of course ;0) Karl’s also the winner of last year’s KPI Pitchfest, a competition in which business owners compete to deliver the most compelling pitch for their business. No mean feat.

Plus I have our regular check-in, share an inspiring marketing quote about the importance of having a red hot go and share a wonderful success a listener has had as a result of tuning in to this show and taking massive action.

Let’s do this!

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Seoul

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SEOUL - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO EAT & HOW TO GET AROUND

305 – Online Retail Marketing: How Edible Blooms Founder Sells 1000 products a day, with 20% growth and still has plenty of time for her kids

305 – Online Retail Marketing: How Edible Blooms Founder Sells 1000 products a day, with 20% growth and still has plenty of time for her kids

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen into this fireside chat with Edible Blooms founder Kelly Baker-Jamieson. In this episode you will learn how to master online retail marketing and learn the techniques Kelly uses in her business to keep her website up to scratch and her customers loving them.

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Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Just a couple hours' drive from Saigon, Binh Chau Hot Springs Resort & Spa has improved it's facilities and aesthetics in recent years: it's now a lush, relaxing and satisfying retreat from the city.... Continue reading

Pho Binh Noodle Shop

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

277 – How To Market A Bar On Twitter With Honey Bar’s Steve Vallas

277 – How To Market A Bar On Twitter With Honey Bar’s Steve Vallas

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, I’ve found a business that’s using Twitter effectively. It’s a bar. In fact the owner says “It’s a foundational part of his marketing!” Crazy, huh? And the thing is, he’s not doing anything that special!

Steve Vallas is an ex-lawyer and cab driver who a few years ago decided that world needed another bar. So he left the law and went and started Honey Bar ... a very cool, inner-city bar in South Melbourne. And he thanks Twitter for its success.

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How To Turn Your Email Signature Into A Sales Machine

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Let’s face it, your email signature is probably pretty average. If you’re like most business owners it either contains just your name, or it contains everything … your name, title, email, website, every social media handle, phone, fax, mobile, street address, postal address, a massive logo and even bigger disclaimer!

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288 – Get On Your Bike & Do Something You Love, With Leena van Raay of Bike ‘n Blend

288 – Get On Your Bike & Do Something You Love, With Leena van Raay of Bike ‘n Blend

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

After working for 10 years in a hospital, Leena van Raay decided she wanted to actively promote health rather than cure sickness. Wanting to promote healthy eating and the joy of cycling to the masses, she quit her full-time job as a medical researcher and started events company Bike n’ Blend. She has been so busy she has hardly had the time to look back!

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Incredible Things To Do in Luang Prabang

by Vicki @ maketimetoseetheworld

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Luang Prabang is the jewel in Laos’ crown. Located in the north of the country on the peninsula created by the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, the town is surrounded by lush green mountains and is a beautiful example of the fusion between Lao and European culture. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage city in 1995, […]

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321 – How to Avoid Discounting with Tas Moulis of QPaint

321 – How to Avoid Discounting with Tas Moulis of QPaint

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

It is so easy to discount, to undercut the competition to get the business. Although it is an easy strategy it is quite simply a race to the bottom. Once you have the lowest price there is nowhere left to go. Tune in this week as I chat with Tas Moulis of QPaint about how to charge full freight and see your business thrive because of it.

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The Carry-On Traveller: The Ultimate Guide to Packing Light – Book Review

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

I don’t typically read non-fiction. I read for leisure and prefer curling up on a hammock or laying out on the sand and getting lost in a story. There is one big exception to...

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

221 – How to turn an idea in to a business with Mavericks Laces Luke Schoknecht

221 – How to turn an idea in to a business with Mavericks Laces Luke Schoknecht

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Mavericks Laces co-founder Luke Schoknecht shares exactly how to launch a product from scratch. Graphic designer by day, Luke and his business brand consultant partner decided they needed a product of their own which would allow them to walk their talk (excuse the pun!) ... so Mavericks Laces was born.

Plus I share 10 business learnings from a recent speakers retreat I attended. It was absolutely amazing.

Let's get stuck right into episode 219 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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#77 What happens when passion takes over.

#77 What happens when passion takes over.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hana Tolhoek is building an empire one bottle of premium spirit at a time. As the creator of Strom, a high end spirit retailing at $110 per bottle, Hana is a true marketing go-getter, driven by a true passion for what she does. A modest marketing budget hasn't stopped her from associating with the helicopter fraternity, getting in front of the top 100 bar tenders in Australia and exploring export opportunities globally.

Plus we give a listener some advice on how to get off the tools (well, rolling pin!) and the Prof introduces us to the concept of simultaneous media consumption.

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#113 Franchising – Is it for you?

#113 Franchising – Is it for you?

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Greg Nathan is a leading franchise consultant in Australia. Prior to starting the Franchise Relationships Institute he ran three successful Brumby's Bakery franchises. he now consults to both franchisors and franchisees around the world on how to ensure the partnership is both profitable and sustainable for the long term. In this interview we cover plenty of ground including:

- Who should and shouldn't buy a franchise.
- How do you decide what type of franchise to buy.
- What you get when buying a franchise versus simply starting a small business from scratch.
- The dos and don'ts of successful franchising.
- Which franchises are the most popular at present.
- Plus much more.

I also have a rant about the importance of creating a memorable customer experience.

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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

332 – 19 year old high school dropout, Chris Kelsey, has a refreshing take on how to grow a multi-million dollar business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Chris Kelsey, a 19-year old, high school dropout, who’s now a San Francisco based app developer, employing 68 people and making gazillions! Yep. It’s one of those cliched stories. But I gotta tell you, he has a very liberating view on how to grow a business. Plus I tackle a listener question about referencing death in marketing. Big show!

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Hoba Meteorite

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Magazine – Vietnam Motorbike Tours

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

TOUR MAGAZINE/ ARTICLES ABOUT VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOUR ASIA Motorbike tours have always been considered the most thrilling and intriguing kind of adventurous tours for speed lovers. Flying thousand miles away to Vietnam, possibly you will be blown away with the irresistibly enormous and outstanding beauty of Vietnam, where you are able to get disposed of cliche […]

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303 – How to Become a Professional Public Speaker and Build Your Speaking Business

303 – How to Become a Professional Public Speaker and Build Your Speaking Business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as the tables are turned and I am on the other end of the microphone with Youtube sensation Melissa Maker as she interrogates me on how I built my speaking business. Grab a pen and paper for this one as I dive deep into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to build a successful speaking career.

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Ho Chi Minh City

by Phu Truong Thang @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Known to most as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is a city of contrasts. The pace of life is frenetic, and yet the wide boulevards and parks help the city retain an air of calm. Classic French architecture competes for attention with brand new high-rise buildings. The port hosts vast tankers and cruise-liners while tiny […]

3 steps to a simple handwritten thank-you letter marketing strategy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

We live in a pretty virtual world, right, where the most common forms of communication seem to be email, Facebook messages or a quick text. Not the most personal way of showing you care. Here's an alternative ...

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#88 A Million Dollar Business in 2.5 Years on $0 Marketing Budget.

#88 A Million Dollar Business in 2.5 Years on $0 Marketing Budget.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Three years ago BlackMilk Clothing didn't exist. Then one day in 2009, James Lillis sold a pair of leggings for $10 that he'd stitched together around his kitchen table. The dream was launched.

Two and half years later BlackMilk Clothing is a multi-million dollar, 100% Australian-owned business employing 130 people and selling out of everything they make ... bought by an unbelievably loyal following of raving fans - 160,000+ of them on Facebook, alone!

Not to mention the tens of meet-up groups that connect globally, all manned by volunteers who live for BlackMilk's next product.

Oh, and did I mention they've done this on a modest marketing budget of ZERO DOLLARS! Yep, nudda. Zip!

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326 – How to make more money by working less in your business, with Posture Podiatry’s Daniel Gibbs

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you're keen to learn how to remove yourself from your business and make more money in the process, then you're going to love this chat with podiatrist, Daniel Gibbs. He even had to cancel a Tuesday morning golf game to do the interview!

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323 – How To Disrupt Any Industry with Dominic Holland from Tow.com.au

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Every industry is ripe for disruption. That’s the view of today’s guest, 29 year-old Dominic Holland of tow.com.au. Launched just two years ago, tow.com.au has completely disrupted the long-established and tightly held towing industry. The business did 7-figure revenues in year one and grew in year two by 350%. Listen in as Dom explains how he did it.

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195 – Does sex sell? 350,000 Instagram followers of frank body scrub think so.

195 – Does sex sell? 350,000 Instagram followers of frank body scrub think so.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this week’s episode, I ask the age old question – Does sex sell? And you will probably be unsurprised to know that the answer is a resounding YES – at least, if your brand is relevant to the occasional flash of flesh. And one brand that certainly is relevant is frank coffee scrub. I speak with Jess and Erica from frank, and they talk through their astounding growth to 350,000 Instagram followers, why a little bit of cheekiness never hurt anyone, how they commit to such a strong identity throughout all their branding, and the benefits of having a low price point. Let’s get started!

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Hanes has what you need for Last Minute Stocking stuffers | #giveaway | $50 Visa gift card

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

  Hanes has you covered this holiday season. #HappyInHanes This is a sponsored post and may contain affiliate links. In my family, it is a tradition to include underwear, undershirts, and socks, in all of our Christmas stockings.  While undergarments may seem basic, they are a necessity and I think there is just something refreshing about a fresh...

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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

If you are following us on our YouTube Channel (and you should!) you probably would have watched all of our top 5 already. Our goal as always is to provide travelers with the best spots, according to us, for various Vietnamese street food or activities here...

Silverland Sakyo Hotel and Spa

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How to build an email list for marketing.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Can you believe it … 97 percent of people who visit your business's website aren't ready to buy on their first visit. Here's a simple way you can help move things along.

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Shangli Ancient Village // This is Sichuan, China

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

Visiting Shangli Ancient Village in Sichuan Province Shangli has been through a lot, but you wouldn’t know it from the peaceful feeling you get while walking its lanes. It’s one of 10 Chinese ancient villages in Sichuan province, but unlike its counterparts the village has been able to keep its authentic charm. How to get [...]

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Discover: Bohinj

by @ Wikitravel

Medieval frescoes in the Church of St. John the Baptist in Bohinj, Slovenia often show figures with large swellings of the neck (goiters), caused by lack of iodine in the local diet.

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary

Hanoi in three days: holiday itinerary


the Guardian

Hanoi is Vietnam at its most exotic, arguably the best place in the country to enjoy street food and culture, taking in the views and flavours on numerous walking tours of the city

224 – Shiploads owner Ashley Wilson shares how he’s built a discount variety store empire through a clever discounting pricing strategy, and he’s only just begun!

224 – Shiploads owner Ashley Wilson shares how he’s built a discount variety store empire through a clever discounting pricing strategy, and he’s only just begun!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Having a discounting pricing strategy is one thing. Making it work and turning it in to an unbelievably successful business is another. That's what today's guest, Ashley Wilson of Shiploads discount variety store in Tasmania has done.

Listen in as we cover plenty of marketing ground including the consumer psychology behind discounting, the optimal discounting pricing strategy, how to build a quality brand that still screams cheap, the importance of a funny business name and so much more.

Plus I answer a question from a listener who's keen to know how to beef up his resume.

Let's get stuck right into episode 224 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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#62 More on how to write sales copy (Part 2).

#62 More on how to write sales copy (Part 2).

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Effective sales copy is tough to write. Up until now. In part 2 of this exclusive interview with gun copywriter Brent Hodgson he really does lay to rest any doubts

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This Brooklyn martial arts school is nailing old school marketing. Big time!

This Brooklyn martial arts school is nailing old school marketing. Big time!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Online marketing hasn't put an end to old school marketing. It never has and it never will. They compliment each other beautifully. You just need to know how to devise and implement a marketing strategy for your small business that makes best use of both. Today's guest, Carmen Sognonvi of Urban Martial Arts in Brooklyn, is having huge success in this regard. As a result, she's got a thriving family business, growing a strong list and punching way above her marketing weight!

PLUS I help a listener figure out how he can turn a passion project in to a social enterprise and share two fantastic upcoming events for any small business owner wanting to turbo charge their marketing. Happy days!

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#100 Anthill’s James Tuckerman – How he conquered the web (on $900!).

#100 Anthill’s James Tuckerman – How he conquered the web (on $900!).

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

James Tuckerman is best known for launching Anthill Magazine, in 2003, from the spare bedroom of his parent's home. He was 26 years old. In 2004 and 2005, he was named Best Small Publisher in Australia by Publishers Australia. Not a bad achievement!

Then, in early 2009, he reinvented the Anthill business model, abandoning its print origins in favour of a 100% digital product. (A couple of years ahead of Fairfax and News!). Within six-months Anthill Online was listed by Neilson Online Ratings among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia. Things are going well!

What few people know is that James made this digital transition on a budget of just $900.

Listen up and discover how he did it ...

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271 – Presentation skills tips for growing your business with Timbo & Griffo

271 – Presentation skills tips for growing your business with Timbo & Griffo

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Presenting from stage, on video, or in an interview situation is a marketing strategy too many business owners ignore. And as a result, leave plenty of money on the table.

Join Andrew Griffiths, Australia's leading small business author and myself as we talk about exactly how to do it.

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Best way to spend 3 days in Salamanca, Spain

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, the ancient University town of Salamanca houses one of the oldest universities in the world. Its beautiful golden sandstone architecture, world-class cuisine, laid-back Spanish charms and youthful vibes are some of the reasons why Salamanca is one of Spain’s top tourist destinations. If you’re a first-time visitor,...

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Top Shopping Malls in Kuala Lumpur

by Alestra @ TripZilla Magazine

3 Simple Steps To Getting Free Publicity For Your Business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Every business could do with some free publicity and every journalist could do with a great story. Here’s how to bring the two together.

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DIY Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh: 48 Hours in Can Tho

DIY Mekong Delta Tour from Ho Chi Minh: 48 Hours in Can Tho


maketimetoseetheworld

Plan your DIY Mekong Delta Tour with this post! Find out how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Can Tho, where to stay & the top things to do in Can Tho!

280 – Australia’s largest party supply retailer shares his top 3 critical marketing success factors

280 – Australia’s largest party supply retailer shares his top 3 critical marketing success factors

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

It’s time to party people, ‘cause I’m speaking to the Chief Party Dude from The Party People ... who sell a party supply every 9-seconds. [Insert party blower SFX ;-]

Today's guest is Dean Salakas, owner of the third generation family business and Australia's largest retailer of party supplies. In this fun and candid fireside chat, Dean shares:

- The pros & cons of running a family business
- What he learnt from being on Shark Tank
- His top 3 critical marketing success factors

Yep, another big episode of Australia's best marketing podcast. Let's go!

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351 – My answers to your most pressing podcast questions

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Pen and paper at the ready as I share all the tips and tricks I've learnt since my podcasting journey began way back in 2010. In this show I answer all of your podcasting questions.

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299 – How To Build An Online Business Using Niche Blogging & Podcasting with Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy

299 – How To Build An Online Business Using Niche Blogging & Podcasting with Harry Campbell, The Rideshare Guy

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This engineer quit his high paying job as an aerospace engineer at Boeing, to become a very successful Uber driver, and an even more successful blogger and podcaster.

Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy) talks us through not only his transition from climbing the corporate ladder at Boeing, to taking the leap into his own rideshare business, but also making some serious money through his blog and podcast.

Yep, another big epsidoe of your favourite marketing podcast.

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SBBM #21: Finding Balance and Passion in Your Small Business

SBBM #21: Finding Balance and Passion in Your Small Business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Let’s see..Australian Ski team Olympic Coach…turned feature film script writer…turned highly balanced individual who now shares his secrets to living your passion and maintaining a work / life balance with

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Traveller.com.au | Your Destination for Travel Inspiration

Traveller.com.au | Your Destination for Travel Inspiration


Traveller

Discover your next escape with advice from Australia's most experienced travel writers, user reviews and destination guides.

Discover: Bergen

by @ Wikitravel

The Norwegian city of Bergen is famously rainy, but the locals say there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.

22 Productivity Tools To Make Your Business Life A Whole Lot Easier (#16’s My Favourite)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

What business owner doesn't want their business life to be a whole lot easier? Where you get more done in less time and with less money, and punch way above your weight, (possibly) against competitors with much deeper pockets.

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A Guide to Visiting Brunei on A Budget

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

[Productivity Tool] Voxer … think of it as audio SMS.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

If you are looking for a productivity tool that will make your life a whole lot easier, VOXER - an Audio SMS app is a very good idea. So, go ahead and check it out, you'll be glad you did.

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278 – How A Market Researcher Turned Boutique Beer Retailer Selling 1,100 Craft Beers with Richard Kelsey of Beer Cartel

278 – How A Market Researcher Turned Boutique Beer Retailer Selling 1,100 Craft Beers with Richard Kelsey of Beer Cartel

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

How’s this. Two market researchers get the taste for beer. Craft beer. So, what did they do? They escape the cubicle and start a business from a self-storage facility. Soon enough they’ve opened up a bottle shop in an industrial estate selling 1,100 types of their favourite beers. Cheers, big ears!

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Chiang Mai. Authentic Northern Thailand.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

  Chiang Mai. Authentic Northern Thailand. Founded in 1296 as the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom, today it is a peaceful place where past and present merge with modern buildings and luxury hotels exist effortlessly alongside sacred temples, yet somehow feels more like a rural town than a bustling capital, and just beyond the…

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Google Adwords tips and tricks for 2013/14. AKA the advertising money tree episode!

Google Adwords tips and tricks for 2013/14. AKA the advertising money tree episode!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

" ... it really is a little magic money machine sitting on your desk."

That's how today's guest, Mike Rhodes, founder of WebSavvy, describes Google Adwords.

Now they are very big words - but Mike honestly believes that Adwords is about as close to an advertising money tree as we're ever going to get.

Thankfully, Mike backs this claim with the facts and know-how. And he shares both in this fireside chat.

PLUS I tackle a question from a listener who is wanting to start a business naming business.

And I have a whinge about a couple of big brands that have let me down recently through their social media activity - well, make that lack of social media activity.

Enjoy!

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How community notice boards can improve your local area marketing efforts | #399

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to up your local area marketing using notice boards | How to capture more emails on your website

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7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

3-day winter adventure in Harbin, China

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Known for its breathtaking mountain views, world-class ski resorts and snow festival, Harbin boasts several attractions to enable visitors experience a one of a kind winter holiday. With all the other wonderful seasons to travel to China, why visit in the winter? Surely, Harbin will give you enough reasons to visit. It’s a long way...

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Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler

Vietnam by motorbike: Touring bustling Ho Chi Minh City on the back of a two-wheeler


National Post

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has a population of 12 million and 7 million motorbikes — most of which seemed to be on the road at one time

How to interview industry experts (3 simple steps that will drive traffic and make you look good … real good!)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is a highly effective outreach strategy that involves interviewing industry experts and including them in a Q&A style post on your own blog. Great for making you look good, and driving traffic.

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229 – Jeff Bullas demystifies social media marketing for small business. And boy, do we cover some ground!

229 – Jeff Bullas demystifies social media marketing for small business. And boy, do we cover some ground!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Jeff Bullas may well be Australia's leading expert on how businesses can embrace social media marketing. No longer do you, the motivated small business owner, need to view the likes of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN as evil, bright shiny objects that distract us from getting on with business. Social media marketing can be effective. Can generate leads. Can help you build a tribe. In my fireside chat with Jeff, you'll discover exactly how this impossibility is actually possible.

Plus I share an exciting idea from long time listener and Forum Member, Ben Mutoli of Geelong Cable Locations. It's a ripper and is aimed at helping you grow your business. Thanks Ben!

Ready? Let's do this ...

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Dallas

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post from a Local: 48 Hours in Dallas - Things To Do, Where to Stay & Where To Eat!

295 – Modern Family star appears in this Toronto house cleaning business’s marketing free-of-charge!

295 – Modern Family star appears in this Toronto house cleaning business’s marketing free-of-charge!

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Past guest and YouTube sensation Melissa Maker of Clean My Space joins us for a well overdue update, and amongst other things, explains how she got Modern Family star Jess Tyler Fergusson (he plays gay Dad Mitchell) to appear in her marketing free-of-charge … yep ... FOC.

Melissa first appeared on this show way back on episode 197. Back then she had a nice little cleaning business in Toronto, that she marketed through some very helpful how-to cleaning videos.

Well, she still has nice little cleaning business has grown into a nice little business with multiple revenue streams well beyond cleaning. If you ever wondered if being helpful in your marketing was a valuable strategy, then here's all the proof you need.

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280 – Australia’s largest party supply retailer shares his top 3 critical marketing success factors

280 – Australia’s largest party supply retailer shares his top 3 critical marketing success factors

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It’s time to party people, ‘cause I’m speaking to the Chief Party Dude from The Party People ... who sell a party supply every 9-seconds. [Insert party blower SFX ;-]

Today's guest is Dean Salakas, owner of the third generation family business and Australia's largest retailer of party supplies. In this fun and candid fireside chat, Dean shares:

- The pros & cons of running a family business
- What he learnt from being on Shark Tank
- His top 3 critical marketing success factors

Yep, another big episode of Australia's best marketing podcast. Let's go!

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213 – A TEDx curator takes us behind-the-scenes of this worldwide phenomenon

213 – A TEDx curator takes us behind-the-scenes of this worldwide phenomenon

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

For every business owner, upping engagement levels with consumers should be an absolute priority. If this is something that you need a bit of guidance with, this week’s guest, Jon Yeo, has some golden words for you. Jon is the curator of TEDxMelbourne, Melbourne’s local offshoot of TED.com, and his events received 2 million social media mentions in the past year. Join us as Jon takes us behind-the-scenes of this amazing global brand.

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Gwangjang Market: South Korea’s Oldest Market is Filled with Incredible Food

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

I’ll admit, I’m a little confused about Korea’s market scene. Gwangjang Market (광장시장) is located in what I believe is the oldest market building in Korea. It opened in 1905, when it was called Dongdaemun Market, which was the name of an older market that was destroyed in the Korean War and rebuilt in 1959. [...]

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Vietnam Upcoming Motorbike Tour Late Availability – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

LATE AVAILABILITY OF VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS WELCOME to the tour updates page of OFFROAD VIETNAM Motorbike Tour Operator! This is a quite extensive website that covers adventure tours in Vietnam. However, most are motorcycle tours. You will find everything you need to know about guided or unguided trips. In addition, we have information about preparing your trips, Vietnam country, and people etc. This specific page offers motorbike tour late availability from Hanoi, Vietnam. Offroad Vietnam provides private and customized motorbike tours in Vietnam. In other words, we don’t run set-scheduled trips. Many of our customers book strictly private (closed door) tours while some of them want to have more riders tagged along to have more fun and save some money. You can either start a ride and we post an update to get more people for you or join one of the existing trips. In fact, an open door trip usually has the rider(s) with different riding experiences. Therefore, if you care about strangers in the group, you’d better book a strictly private tour. Finally, we give no guarantee about getting more riders but will try our best. Please follow this link to find out late availability you could join. Contact us at offroadvietnam@gmail.com for more details.

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263 – How to create a customer experience with Aleenta Barre’s Kylie Roberts

263 – How to create a customer experience with Aleenta Barre’s Kylie Roberts

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Knowing how to create a customer experience that is remembered, talked about and shared is simply great marketing, and a great way to differentiate your business in any crowded market place.

Kylie Roberts, co-founder of Aleenta Barre is nailing it. In fact, she has created a step-by-step process that is consistent throughout each of the four barre studios she's opened in the past 18-months. It involves simple things like eye contact, greeting clients at the front door, and burning candles.

Yep, we get a bit woo-woo in today's episode.

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343 – Michael Klim’s Olympic Successes Have Followed Him Into The World Of Small Business With Milk & Co.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as dual Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Klim shares how he has gone from success in the pool to success in business. Since our last chat on the show 7 years ago Milk & Co has grown from 3 products to 60.

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Discover: Vicksburg

by @ Wikitravel

When you visit Vicksburg (Mississippi) National Military Park, you can see one of the first ironclad gunboats, dating back to US Civil War times.

270 – A masterclass in remarkable marketing with Arthur Greeno of Chick-Fil-A

270 – A masterclass in remarkable marketing with Arthur Greeno of Chick-Fil-A

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Throwing cows from helicopters, setting Guinness World Records, marriage proposals to customers and police calls to turn off the bubble machines - this is just some of the remarkable marketing that today’s guest undertakes. Oh, BTW, the cows were stuffed ;0)

Plus I give a broke listener some ideas on how to raise money for her product idea and share a motivational marketing quote that will get you through when Plan A doesn't quite do what you'd hoped!

Let's do this!

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344 – “Impossible is nothing” is the catchcry of Mon Purse’s Lana Hopkins as she builds a global empire

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Lana Hopkins is the founder of an amazing retail experience called Mon Purse. An online and offline personalised luxury handbag and leather goods business called Mon Purse which has absolutely exploded over the past 12-months.

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#70 How to make magazine advertising work.

#70 How to make magazine advertising work.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

As Marketing Manager at Terrain Tamer 4WD, Brent Hutchinson's aim is to make every advertising dollar return multiples. And that's exactly what he's doing. In this interview, you'll hear how Brent's turned a magazine advertising spend with Australia's leading 4WD magazine in to a video marketing strategy in which the magazine needs him more than he needs the magazine. This is a great exercise in developing an emotional attachment with your audience and building a strong, energetic brand.

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Pilar de la Horadada

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Discover: Savannah

by @ Wikitravel

Chippewa Square in Savannah, Georgia was the site of the bus stop in the movie Forrest Gump, but don't look for the famous bench; it was just a prop.

Discover: Aberdeen

by @ Wikitravel

Among the artifacts displayed at The Gordon Highlanders Museum in Aberdeen, Scotland is a flag from Hitler's staff car. (Don't ask how they got it.)

#115 The marketing year in review. What a massive year of marketing ideas it’s been!

#115 The marketing year in review. What a massive year of marketing ideas it’s been!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

I recorded this episode on New Year's Eve 2012, and was in quite the reflective mood. It's been a massive year of marketing ideas at the SBBM HQ, with so many amazing guests coming through the door and sharing some marketing gold.

Whilst I'm not usually a big one for looking back, setting resolutions and generally getting in to a reflective mood, the general consensus on show's Facebook and LinkedIn group suggested that's what you wanted to hear.

So what I've done is highlighted some highlights! Guests that left a marketing mark, insights that we could all use to help grow our business some random ramblings that caught my eye throughout the year. I also take you behind the scenes on my journey to losing 30KG over the past 12-months and talk about what I've got planned to help improve your marketing for the year head. Enjoy ;0)

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Put Dust on Your Call Center Headphones with a Knowledge Base

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today, more refined and advanced methods to help the users are available, and one of the best customer support tools you can have is knowledge base software.

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Thrillable Hours: Karen Walrond, Speaker, Photographer & Bestselling Author

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

New Thrillable Hours Q&A about life after law with Karen Walrond, a former lawyer. Now, Karen is a public speaker, photographer, and bestselling author.

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Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

#42 How to build a profitable online business.

#42 How to build a profitable online business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The big news is that Timbo reveals to Lukeee (live on air) that he’s found another lover. What’s most surprising is Lukeee’s reaction. On less important issues of small business

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293 – Start-up airline Fly Airly aims to disrupt how you fly from Sydney to Melbourne

293 – Start-up airline Fly Airly aims to disrupt how you fly from Sydney to Melbourne

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine starting an airline. Well, today’s guest and his two mates just did. And you can fly as often as you want for one (pretty reasonable) flat rate.

Luke Hampshire is the co founder of Fly Airly - a very different kind of airline.

“How different?” Well, put it this way, Fly Airly flies only between three of Australia's main cities - Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra - and it’s a membership-based pricing model in which they charge a flat monthly fee which allows you to fly as often as you like.

Cool, huh? Brave, definitely!

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Cambodian Num Pang Recipe — How to Make Num Pang Barang

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

Our Cambodian num pang recipe is a recipe for what I have called num pang barang – ‘barang’ means ‘foreigner’ in Khmer. Cambodia’s banh mi is similar to Vietnamese banh mi — a Vietnamese sandwich or technically a baguette packed with pork, pate and salad....

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18 Alternative & Unexpected Places to Visit in 2018

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

A new year, a new set of resolutions we’ll never keep. But dreaming’s most of the fun. And if you’re reading this page, you’re probably more excited about hitting the airport than the gym. Which means I like you. It’s 4 days into 2018 and I’ve already booked a ticket to Azerbaijan with plans of traveling onwards throughout the Caucacus. It’s one of my dream trips and I’m finally making it happen this year. This year, I really want to focus on traveling to more unique places. Because the last thing the travel blogosphere needs is another Santorini sunset. So move over, Insta-famous Mykonos, Morocco, and Barcelona. That’s so 2017. I asked 18 travel bloggers to share their unique, alternative ideas for 2018 travel that you probably don’t already have on your bucket list. And holy hell did they ever deliver – I’m practically frothing at the mouth with wanderlust. So tell me in the comments – did you add any new places to your travel wishlist? Tunisia By Stephanie Craig of History Fangirl If you’re looking for sun-soaked blue and white buildings, turquoise Mediterranean beaches, and fantastic ancient ruins, most will think they need to head to Greece. However, there’s […]

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Spinal Taps, a Burglary, and a Legal Nomads Hiatus

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Legal Nomads is on hold for the time being.

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Where to look for fresh, new marketing ideas for your business (one’s that no-one else in your industry is doing)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

What if you’re part of that group of business owners who are staring at a blank page … stuck for clever marketing ideas? That is not a fun place to be.

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348 – Long time listener, Dr. Jonathan Brown, builds an empire by implementing marketing ideas from this show

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s guest Dr. Jonathan Brown of CitySkin has been not only listening to this show for the past 3-years, but he's also been implementing the ideas that caught his attention. The result? He's built a business he loves, going from 156 clients a year to over 3,000. He's made marketing a hobby.

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A brave PR stunt involving a real estate agent, the Czech Republic’s President and his castle.

A brave PR stunt involving a real estate agent, the Czech Republic’s President and his castle.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What would you do if you were a real estate agent and the government revoked your trademark? Sell the President's castle, of course! At least, that's what today's guest tried to do in what's shaping up to be a very brave PR stunt. Plus I share some tips on how to be engaging when using social media. Enjoy this episode of Australia's favourite marketing show.

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RED Campaign honoring George Michael | #ChooseLoveGM

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

Calling all George Michael fans and 80’s music lovers! First of all, it sounds so weird calling out the decade of music I listened to during my teenage years.  When I was a kid, I used to love listening to the music of the 50’s and 60’s.  What’s not to love?  However, I always assumed...

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[Productivity Tool] Appear.in helps you stay productive with effortless video collaboration

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Appear.in.

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#110 How to start a business in 54-hours.

#110 How to start a business in 54-hours.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine walking in to a room full of budding entrepreneurs with a vague idea for a new business, then 54-hours later having that idea validated, a team behind it ready to take it to market and it being the winning idea of many that were presented. Well that's exactly what Joshua Carl just did - and in doing so won the coveted Startup Weekend Sydney grand prize with a very cool idea called Flixy, which enables cinemas to offer last-minute movie tickets via smart phones.

Flixy's birth is an inspiring story of raw entrepreneurism and the exciting thing is it's a work-in-progress which I hope to report back to you on in the weeks and months to come. So, listen up!

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What it’s Like to Stay at a Capsule Hotel in Tokyo

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

“SHOOOOOEEESSSS” From the moment the surgical-masked woman on the front desk screeched at me to take my shoes off the second I entered the door, I knew the capsule hotel in Tokyo was going to be an experience. It had taken me an hour to find the Shinjuku Kuyakusho-mae Capsule Hotel, even though it was apparently just a ten-minute walk from the Shinjuku Station. A whole 60 minutes with over […]

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

235 – How to be the #1 seller on Etsy amongst 1.5 million stores

235 – How to be the #1 seller on Etsy amongst 1.5 million stores

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Alicia Shaffer is the biggest seller on eCommerce store Etsy. And that's no mean feat given there's 1.5 million stores on Etsy! However, the success she's currently enjoying with Three Bird Nest didn't come easily - like all successful business owners she's tasted failure, but chosen to rise from the ashes. This is a marketing masterclass!

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17 of the Best Tours in Iceland (That are Totally Worth the Price Tag!)

by Vicki @ maketimetoseetheworld

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If you’re travelling to Iceland and want to know how best to maximize your time there then this post is exactly what you need. Iceland is big, vast and rugged, and the best way to really get to the heart of some of it’s incredible natural wonders is to join a tour with expert guides. […]

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase items through these links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. These commissions help reduce the costs of running this site. Thanks!

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How to get customers to tattoo your logo on their body!

How to get customers to tattoo your logo on their body!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Canadian gym owner Nicole Neuert from Kix 4 Chix has 45 clients tattooed with her logo! Listen in and find out how she did and why they do it. Plus I get feedback from a bored listener who offers me a deal and a mighty good idea; and I offer some branding advice to a musical debt collector.

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SBBM #36: Discover how to save plenty with Google’s alternative to Microsoft Office.

SBBM #36: Discover how to save plenty with Google’s alternative to Microsoft Office.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this jam-packed episode you’ll discover how Google is knocking on Microsoft’s door with their amazingly free and highly effective Google Apps product. Michael McKinnon, from AppsLife, tells us exactly

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How to use industry events to get more business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Attending industry events helps you connect with the right prospects and partners.

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320 – Orange Sky Laundry – A simple idea that’s making the world a better place

320 – Orange Sky Laundry – A simple idea that’s making the world a better place

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen is as these two young Australians of the year inspire us with their story and their mission. Their social enterprise Orange Sky Laundry is a world first and provides not only a mobile laundry service for free to the homeless, they also provide a catalyst for conversation. Get ready to be inspired.

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London from Gatwick. Things to Do.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

London is a city with a population of around 8.7 million with strong Roman Britain roots – and despite Brexit, remains the economic powerhouse of Europe. Samuel Johnson famously said that when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life. But until you’re familiar with its excellent public transport system, it can feel a little…

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Havana

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: TOP THINGS TO DO IN HAVANA CUBA + TRAVEL GUIDE

How (and why) to create brand consistency.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Does your business present itself consistently across all its touch points? If not, then here’s 3-steps to regaining that brand consistency.

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SBBM 29: Why marketing should be at the heart of your business

SBBM 29: Why marketing should be at the heart of your business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Pete Williams sold the MCG for $500 at the age of 21, has been named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, owns a phone company, a finger food business

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Turkey Avocado Club Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo – How to Use Xmas Leftovers

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This turkey avocado club sandwich with Sriracha mayonnaise is a twist on the classic Club Sandwich. Over the festive season it’s an excellent way to use those Christmas turkey leftovers you have in the fridge but the rest of the year you can use chicken....

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259 – How to create a lifestyle business, with virtual lawyer Sarah Bartholomeusz

259 – How to create a lifestyle business, with virtual lawyer Sarah Bartholomeusz

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever wondered how to create a lifestyle business? You know, where you swing from a hammock, MacBook on your lap? Well, today’s guest isn’t quite there yet, but she has escaped the cubicle and is running a very cool virtual legal practice.

Plus in today's episode I share five tips to help a listener identify their passion; and today's marketing quote is all about the power of just one customer.

Plenty to cover, so let's get stuck, right in.

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My interview on travel and influencer trend predictions for 2018 #BizTrends

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

I was interviewed by Bizcommunity.com about my travel and influencer trend predictions for 2018, including my thoughts on major disruptions that may just be on the rise, by Robin Fredericks. This as part of their #BizTrends2018 series. Do visit BizCommunity to read more. Also let me know if you agree, or disagree? Also what you feel we should look out…

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Holiday Cheer at World of Coca-Cola | #Giveaway

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

This is a sponsored post.  Coca-Cola is providing the family of four pack tickets for the giveaway.  This post contains affiliate links. Holiday cheer is bubbling over at World of Coca-Cola this holiday season.  All of the displays are decked in holiday decor and they have created signature seasonal beverages for all to enjoy. Hottest...

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3 days of winter in Hallstatt, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Ask anyone who’s been to Hallstatt in the winter if they could name another place with more beauty that’s both intimate and wild, and we’re confident they’ll tell you no. Though considered as a small city, Hallstatt is incredibly diverse. Although most visitors only get an overnight stay up to 2 full days in the city,...

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Four Pillars Gin creator Stu Gregor on how to build a premium brand (without spending a fortune) | #390

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Four Pillar’s Stu Gregor on building a premium brand | How to create a flagship blog post | How Steve Vallas used Twitter to grow Honey Bar

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275 – How To Run An eBay Business With eBay Master Seller, Paul Nieuwenhuys of Hooked Online & Sinker

275 – How To Run An eBay Business With eBay Master Seller, Paul Nieuwenhuys of Hooked Online & Sinker

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

eBay's leading fishing tackle seller shares some marketing gems that have application across all types of business - online and offline. Listen in and you'll not only discover how to run an eBay business, but be reminded of some basic marketing fundamentals when it comes to sharing your products or services with the world.

Paul Nieuwenhuys launched his eBay store - Hooked Online & Sinker - 5 years ago. Amazingly it was his first step in to eCommerce, and as of today he's sold close to $3,000,000 of hooks, lines and sinkers!

Listen in. You'll be hooked ;0)

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Arches National Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

FROM OUT USA NP EXPERTS: ARCHES NATIONAL PARK HIKES & TRAVEL GUIDES

233 – How to start a cool little business and clean up, with Joe Drew of myBins.

233 – How to start a cool little business and clean up, with Joe Drew of myBins.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

"Hey Mum, I'm gunna become a garbo!" That's the start of a phone call today's guest, Joe Drew of myBins, had to make when he decided to escape the corporate cubicle with his best mate Amos. History now has it that these two young blokes are now cleaning up (#DadJoke) around Sydney's Northern Beaches. They've got plenty of work, have extended their service offering and are even looking to franchise. This is a wonderful of two young blokes having a crack, and making some very smart business and marketing decisions along the way.

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Hunting For George started as a sidehustle for sisters Jo & Lucy … seven years on it’s turning over $5M per annum | #398

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How a side-hustle became a serious business | Timbo has an idea for a regular meet up | How to get more sales from your website

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198 – How to buy an under performing business (for $10k!) and turn it in to a multi-million dollar empire.

198 – How to buy an under performing business (for $10k!) and turn it in to a multi-million dollar empire.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Martin Halphen was a man who was extremely unhappy in his job as a lawyer working for a suburban Melbourne firm. But instead of letting that incompatibility with his work destroy him, he decided to make a change and set up The Fruit Box, a fruit delivery business that delivers 700,000 pieces of fruit to offices around Australia each week, with a turnover of $40 million bucks! In this week's episode, I chat with Martin about his incredible business success, as well as customer psychology, brand extension, and patience in small business – so listen up to Episode 198 of Australia’s biggest marketing podcast!

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303 – How to Become a Professional Public Speaker and Build Your Speaking Business

303 – How to Become a Professional Public Speaker and Build Your Speaking Business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as the tables are turned and I am on the other end of the microphone with Youtube sensation Melissa Maker as she interrogates me on how I built my speaking business. Grab a pen and paper for this one as I dive deep into the nuts and bolts of what it takes to build a successful speaking career.

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Discover: Takaoka

by @ Wikitravel

On your way from Takaoka to the Vladivostok ferry? Take a look out the window: the name of the Himi train line means Ice-Watching.

226 – How to run your business with passion and purpose with Mr Passionate himself, Keith Abraham

226 – How to run your business with passion and purpose with Mr Passionate himself, Keith Abraham

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you want to do what you love and love what you do? Would you love to live with passion and purpose? Well today I'm joined by Keith Abraham (AKA Mr Passionate), the world's leading authority on passionate performance and finding your why. He's the real deal!

Plus I got seeded with some MuffNuts. Yep, MuffNuts. The donut that thinks it's a muffin! So I smashed a few down with two of my kids then we do a very serious, in-depth review ;0) Oh, and they come up with some ripper marketing ideas to ensure every young person in Australia knows about them [insert proud Dad blush]

Let's get stuck right into episode 226 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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311 – Beef ice-cream, Mercedes chauffeured pick-up, a water fun park … All for your Dog. Woof woof!

311 – Beef ice-cream, Mercedes chauffeured pick-up, a water fun park … All for your Dog. Woof woof!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

You’ve heard the saying - ‘Build it and they will come’ but we all know that’s rarely the case. However, if you build it and market it then they are much more likely to come. This week we have Marcus Nicholls from Akuna Pet Resorts who is not scared of taking big risks; and he’s able to because he now understands the power of marketing and of being crystal clear on his perfect client. But that wasn't always the case.

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#76 Those 11 Forgotten Marketing Concepts Explained.

#76 Those 11 Forgotten Marketing Concepts Explained.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Timbo gave a talk recently in which he revealed 11 marketing concepts that many small business owners either never knew about or have forgotten. From the importance of getting your message right first before worrying about where to place it through to the fact that we're all a very judgemental lot ... and everything in between. These marketing concepts have been identified by Timbo after having spoken with thousands of small business owners over the past few years - whilst there are many more, it's the understanding and implementation of these ones that will help propel your marketing returns forward in leaps and bound.

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254 – How to increase turn over by 21%, reduce wages by 90% … all in 12-months. Boom!

254 – How to increase turn over by 21%, reduce wages by 90% … all in 12-months. Boom!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In less than 12-months, David Warne (owner of Sydney Tall Ships) has slashed his wages bill by 90% (and it was a decent sized wages bill), increased turn over by 21%, and is now living the la vita loca in The Philippines. Listen in with an open mind and discover how you can do exactly what David's done.

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179 – You don’t need a business coach, right?

179 – You don’t need a business coach, right?

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ben Fewtrell emailed me recently saying he'd "...be keen to talk about the bad taste in your mouth feeling people feel when Business Coaching is mentioned."

Bring it on, I said!

Ben sold his first successful business in his 20s and went on to become one of Australia’s top business coaches and CEO of award-winning ActionCoach Corporate Australia. In this episode, Ben shares his personal business story and gives some straight shooting marketing advice for small businesses

PLUS listen in for a ninja marketing tip that we could all benefit from.

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El Nido just in the nick of time

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Last month, I went on a very spontaneous trip to Palawan. To those who don’t know it yet, it is the most beautiful part of the Philippines – to me at least. That was already my fourth time visiting the island province but unlike the first three where I visited only Coron, this time I went to El Nido. It’s always the better option to book a beachfront room. Coron to me is the most beautiful portion of Palawan and I’d been satisfied with going back there and just there whenever I thought of going to the province. But I guess the universe just didn’t want me to be biased like that without first experiencing what other parts of the province have to offer. And I couldn’t be more thankful for I think I visited El Nido just in the nick of time. Although it is a major tourist destination, I still got that provincial feel while I was there. However, it also felt like it’s growing too fast – new hotels and inns being built,  night life getting more alive (Riz told me that there were barely any bars when she used to go there), and what not. It felt […]

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267 – How to pitch your business with Pitch Anything’s Oren Klaff

267 – How to pitch your business with Pitch Anything’s Oren Klaff

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you struggle nailing your business pitch? Plenty do. Well, that’s all about to change as today’s guest, Oren Klaff of Pitch Anything, takes us through a very simple pitching process. Afterall, life’s a pitch!

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236 – The simplest, most effective referral marketing idea I’ve heard, with Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish

236 – The simplest, most effective referral marketing idea I’ve heard, with Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Steve Sims of LA-based concierge business, Bluefish, has a wonderfully unconventional approach to his marketing. You'd think that a bloke who organises outrageously expensive fantasies and adventures for his 4,000 well-healed clients would spend a fortune promoting his business. Anything but!

Listen is as Steve explains an unbelievably simple referral marketing idea, another one that guarantees an almost 100% open rate, and another one that ensures you get past the dobermans to the decision-maker every time.

I also answer a listener question about generating back-links through guest blogging.

Yep, it's another big show. Let's get stuck right into Australia’s #1 marketing podcast.

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SBBM #30: Secrets to using Facebook as a small business marketing tool

SBBM #30: Secrets to using Facebook as a small business marketing tool

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Jennifer Sheahan hands over her best kept secrets on how to use Facebook as a small business marketing tool. She talks about Fan Page design, Facebook Ads and answers all

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317 – Should You Sell Your Business and Follow Your Passion?

317 – Should You Sell Your Business and Follow Your Passion?

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Have you ever thought to yourself... "Should I sell my business?" Do you have a dream and a bag full of excuses not to chase it? Mortgage, bills to pay? Well this week's guest had a dream and the reality of a bricks and mortar business and he and his family decided to chase the dream anyway. Since then they've created a business they love and are living the dream.

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291 – What running a business you absolutely love sounds like with Gary Elliott of Leisure Options.

291 – What running a business you absolutely love sounds like with Gary Elliott of Leisure Options.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gary Elliott runs Leisure Options - a business laser-focussed on on providing holiday and travel options to people with disabilities. When I first identified Gary as a potential guest, I made the assumption that he ran the business because he had family effected in some way by a disability. A pretty strong why, you'd have to agree. Well, I was wrong!

He bought the business because it was under done - and the upside was huge. He now has his wife and kids involved and he L O V E S what he's doing. If you want to know what it's like to not have a job but earn good money then listen in - as Gary and his team have mastered the art of loving what they do.

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330 – How to create profitable business partnerships with Quentin Nolan of Liquid Snow Tours

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Quentin Nolan of Liquid Ski Tours is a young man on a mission. At the ripe old age of 31 he’s determined to create the world's best ski tour company - and right now, he has partnerships with Australia’s two largest airlines and owns 6 hotels in Japan!

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3-Steps to getting your first 153 email subscribers

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine if you could capture the email address of most people who visited your business’s website. What a great way to grow your sales.

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264 – How to use storytelling to create a strong brand with Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather

264 – How to use storytelling to create a strong brand with Dave Munson of Saddleback Leather

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Dave Munson is a great story-teller. Oh, and he happens to own a small business - Saddleback Leather. They make and sell leather bags that Indiana Jones would be happy to carry.

Integrating his amazing story-telling skills in to his website copy, marketing video scripts, and even his voice-mail, Dave has managed to create a highly engaging and emotional brand in an industry that isn't known for its charm.

Join me around the campfire as Dave let's us know how he does it.

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A Singaporean’s Guide to the Work and Holiday Visa Programme in Australia

by Amira Rahmat @ TripZilla Magazine

374 – Mad Scientist Ben Newsome on how being entertaining is the best way to educate

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ex Science teacher turned entrepreneur Ben Newsome reveals the marketing ideas that helped him build an empire| The secret to finding anyone’s email address | How to never run out of solid content ideas | How a little black dress lead to a big idea.

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10 days in Kenya for beginners

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Consistently voted as one of the top safari destinations in the world, Kenya boasts outstanding game reserves, budget and luxurious lodging options, friendly people, and unique culture. Here, you get to explore the open wilderness in safari vehicles with licensed safari guides, get introduced to local culture by visiting local families’ homes in rural villages,...

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Ha Giang – Truly Bikers Paradise

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Ha Giang By Motorcycle, a new trend for travelers to Vietnam Back to the old day, Ha Giang is not listed in the to-travel-list of wanderers. But nowadays, the extraordinary beauty of this Northernmost province of Vietnam has made it become totally attractive to exploration lovers. And if you desire to experience it thoroughly, a […]

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My 2017 in Travel: The Video

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

I went to 12 different countries in 2017. It was brilliant. I took video, I’ve not really done anything with it though, soooo, I thought, montage! I wanted to look back on an incredible year, and think about what I’ve learned along the way. “This is basically the script I wrote for the video above but what didn’t make it in, thanks to timings I’ve put in italicised quotes like […]

[Productivity Tool] Hotjar – How to learn from your website visitors

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s featured productivity tool is Hotjar and it’s about to make your business life a whole lot easier as it will enable you to learn from your website visitors.

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How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

#54 How To Have A Difficult Conversation. Google Plus. Pitching.

#54 How To Have A Difficult Conversation. Google Plus. Pitching.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is the episode of the Small Business Big Marketing podcast where we discover how to have a difficult conversation. Plus we: Discuss what makes for a good pitch; Share

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Mumbai

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: 48 HOURS IN MUMBAI - WHERE TO PLAY, STAY & EAT

Chobe National Park

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285 – Australian startup Grrrl gambled 95% of its marketing budget on a Holly Holm sponsorship

285 – Australian startup Grrrl gambled 95% of its marketing budget on a Holly Holm sponsorship

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Start-up Grrrl gambled 95% of it's marketing budget on UFC's underdog Holly Holm (ranked 7 in the world) beating the world #1 Ronda Rousey in last week's Bantamweight World Title Fight. Well, the underdog won and this has tuned out to be an inspired sponsorship decision. Listen in as founder Kortney Olsen (a State Jiu Jitsu champion and Australian arm wrestling title holder) takes us through the deal and what it's done for her brand new business.

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How to make a boring presentation interesting

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

There’s enough boring presenters out there. Here’s how to ensure you’re not one of them by making your boring presentation interesting.

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Everything We Ate in South Korea

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

This is (almost) all the food we ate during our 2 weeks in South Korea. The absolute number one thing we were looking forward to in South Korea was the food. It did not disappoint. We were introduced to new dishes we had never had before, and some old dishes that we had eaten bastardized [...]

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239 – A Live TV Appearance I Did Recently (11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame!)

239 – A Live TV Appearance I Did Recently (11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame!)

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

I used 11-minutes of my 15-minutes of fame recently when appearing on Sky Channel's Business Success program. And I absolutely loved it. It was not only good to be on the other side of the microphone, but I must say live TV was as fun and exciting as I had hoped it would be. Enjoy!

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Here’s a lesson in business courage. It’s inspiring stuff!

Here’s a lesson in business courage. It’s inspiring stuff!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Social entrepreneur Daniel Flynn is not scared to have a crack. A big crack! When I first chatted to him in episode 136 of Small Business Big Marketing, he told us all about how and why he entered the crowded bottle water category with the Thank-You Water brand. Having already saved 50,000 lives, he's now seriously reaching for the stars, with a goal to now save millions of lives in third world countries.

How?

Well, to start with he's just announced an amazing brand extension in to food and body care products under the Thank-You brand. 22 SKUs, in fact! That's what I call guts!

PLUS in this episode I tackle a question from 13-year old Jess, who is keen to know how to start a surf brand. Listen in ...

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Ho Chi Minh Museum

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

300 – Thankyou’s Daniel Flynn urgently needs our help

300 – Thankyou’s Daniel Flynn urgently needs our help

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

There are few things that I LOVE more than business courage, and social entrepreneur Daniel Flynn has truck loads. This is the third time I've chatted with Dan from Thankyou and he's embarking on his biggest challenge yet. And it requires all of us to chip in.

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#94 VinoMofo – An In Your Face Brand That’s Kicking A**!

#94 VinoMofo – An In Your Face Brand That’s Kicking A**!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is a story of how and why it's so damn important to build a brand and have the guts to stick to it through thick and thin.

In 2006, Andre Eikmeier started an online forum called Qwoff, a place where the average Joe could discuss wine without all the fancy talk. Three years later, and not a cent richer, he (and his business partner) launched VinoMofo, an online, in-your-face wine retailer that (in their own words) "...offers a small selection of hand-picked wines and wine-like things ... at very mofo prices."

Hear how Andre took VinoMofo from zero to hero using the power of branding, and was subsequently bought by Catch Of The Day, Australia's biggest group buying site last year.

If the idea of taking your business from bland to brand appeals then listen up ... Andre shares some absolute marketing gold.

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[Productivity Tool] Snagit enables you to capture, record & annotate anything on your screen

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Snagit.

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#131 Email marketing tips for small business. This is hot, hot, hot!

#131 Email marketing tips for small business. This is hot, hot, hot!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Email marketing tips and tricks. Who doesn't want some of that!? Clearly there's a whole lot of listeners out there who do, as when I posted on the show's Facebook the fact that I was interviewing an email marketing expert the amount of questions you had for him exceeded thirty!

The reality is that so many small business owners use email marketing as part of their marketing strategy, however, so many (the majority?) just aren't getting the return from their investment that they'd like. How many times have you sent out an email to your customers only to be bitterly disappointed with the results? You and me, both!

Well, that's all about to change as Shayne Tilley, email marketer extraordinaire, takes us behind the scenes of what makes for an effective and responsive email marketing campaign. Enjoy!

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

In Saudi Arabia, you can try authentic apple-flavored Budweiser. (Non-alcoholic, of course.)

How to create amazing customer experiences using customer relationship management (CRM) software with Salesforce’s Jeremy Smith | #394

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software creates amazing customer experiences | Tips for creating an effective business voicemail greeting | Why sex sells

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2018: Time to Be Kinder to Yourself

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

New Year’s resolution time. I really enjoying hearing people’s answers to the old “any New Years resolutions?” question. Whether they’ve got any hope of sticking to it or not, I just like to know how they’d change their lifestyle, or life course, if they could. Has anyone actually ever stuck to them? Really? This year I will. My resolution for 2018 is simple – be kinder, to myself. Join me? […]

Make 5 Phone Calls Per Day

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s idea is to make 5 phone calls to people that have the potential to help grow your business.

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#118 Precision marketing & customer service tips from an award-winning guesthouse owner.

#118 Precision marketing & customer service tips from an award-winning guesthouse owner.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Richard Everson owns and runs Schonegg, an award winning guesthouse in rural Australia. Recently he sent me an email requesting an interview, and it was this part of the email that caught my attention:

"My wife and I own Country Guesthouse Schonegg. We love the business and after 10 years, 7 tourism awards and over 65% repeat/referral business, we like to think we’ve learnt a thing or two about marketing."

Richard also told me he's been a chef at a Michelin hat awarded restaurant in London and worked on the QE2 - so I'm also thinking he knows a thing or two about customer service.

PLUS I wallow in self-pity as I share how Seth knocked me back and I pose a question that all motivated small business owners should be asking themselves if they want to improve their offering.

Enjoy!

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Transiting SIN on separate tix - arr Silk Air & dep SQ

by arfaczar @ FlyerTalk Forums

I am booked on Silk Air DAD-SIN on a cash economy ticket and 8 hours later, am traveling on Singapore Airlines SIN-MEL on a business award ticket. 1. would Silk Air check my bags through to MEL? 2. What are your recommendations for an 8-hour...

12 Best Things to Do & Places to Visit in Hoi An

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

305 – Online Retail Marketing: How Edible Blooms Founder Sells 1000 products a day, with 20% growth and still has plenty of time for her kids

305 – Online Retail Marketing: How Edible Blooms Founder Sells 1000 products a day, with 20% growth and still has plenty of time for her kids

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen into this fireside chat with Edible Blooms founder Kelly Baker-Jamieson. In this episode you will learn how to master online retail marketing and learn the techniques Kelly uses in her business to keep her website up to scratch and her customers loving them.

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The Best Value Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

After the best boutique hotels in Saigon, we decided to have a look at a cheaper selection of accommodation in our city. As always this is only based on our opinion nor this is a sponsored article/video by any of these hotels. Check out the...

23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

6 Stunning Places in Bali You’re Missing Out On Right Now

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

Spectacular beaches, world-class massages, mesmerizing landscapes, outrageously delicious food… Bali is absolutely stunning. I’m writing this from a beautiful villa in Canggu, feeling safe as can be. But because of the rumblings of an angsty volcano, the tourism-driven island economy is suffering. People working in hospitality are losing their jobs left and right, and businesses are being forced to shutter.  The reality is that while Mount Agung is active, there’s no telling when the eruption will be: it could be today, a few weeks later, or even a year from now — or it could die down completely. Stay away from the 12 kilometer exclusion zone (easy to do, as Bali is a massive island) and you’re in no danger. So if you’re hedging on coming to Bali, let me assure you: now is a great time to visit. Your dollars will make a huge difference to an economy devastated by the decrease of tourism, and you’ll be rewarded with the least crowded Bali has been and will be for years to come. If you’re not yet convinced, here are 6 absolutely magic places to stay in in Bali that are perfectly safe to visit now, volcano or not! Live […]

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Hilton Garden Inn Reagan National Airport

by CMK10 @ FlyerTalk Forums

*Location: *The hotel is located on Jefferson Davis Blvd. right next to the Hampton Inn (which it in fact shares a shuttle with). Two blocks to to the north is the Crystal City Metro. Two blocks to the east are a number of chain restaurants and a...

Tehran

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: HOW TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN TEHRAN - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY & HOW TO GET AROUND

How to start an eCommerce business and turn-over $1.8M in your first 10-months with Power Planter’s Brian Chapman | #SBBM 376

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to start an eCommerce business and turn-over $1.8M in your first 10-months | How to use video to collaborate | Secrets to conducting a memorable podcast interview | A blogging strategy to make you look good | And plenty more on your favourite marketing podcast.

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Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda

Ho Chi Minh City: The Walking Tour - Lamyerda


Lamyerda

Scooters all over the highway of Saigon were crazy like speedster rushing to meet the justice league to save the world. And just because the motorcycles were like racing doesn’t mean I had to. My goal was to take everything slow and I hate to say that I rushed from Tan Son Nhat International Airport to Cu Chi Tunnels with my backpack on my first day in Vietnam! That spur of a moment that you want to squeeze as many sights as possible but end up being exhausted. Ugh, I hate that! My second day in Saigon was no rush, though. I’m glad I booked at Ho Sen 2 Hotel. It’s near to almost everything. I took advantage of the free breakfast buffet at Ho Sen 2 Hotel. Not the best breakfast but enough to brightened up my morning. I spotted the Opera House from Ho Sen 2 Hotel, it’s going to be about a few minutes walk from where I was. There was somewhat orchestra where people gathered in front of the Opera House. The opera house was a good area to start my walking tour around Ho Chi Minh City. I strolled through Hotel Continental and headed to …

272 – Success secrets of Australia’s #1 Real Estate Agent, James Tostevin

272 – Success secrets of Australia’s #1 Real Estate Agent, James Tostevin

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

James Tostevin has been ranked Australia’s #1 real estate agent (two years in a row) - that's no mean feat. Fortunately he’s willing to share his real estate success secrets on Australia’s #1 marketing show.

Plus I share some inspiring feedback from a listener who's in the process of escaping the cubicle, I have some news on Flying Solo's Small Business Awards and I have a motivational marketing quote from Henry Ford.

Yep, another big show ... Let's go!

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269 – Marketing tips from a $7M business doubling year on year with Nathan Huppatz of Costumes.com.au

269 – Marketing tips from a $7M business doubling year on year with Nathan Huppatz of Costumes.com.au

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ready for some online retailing tips that apply to any business - online or offline?

Nathan Huppatz started Costumes.com.au in 2010 and it's now a $7M business that's doubling each year.

Listen in as he shares how he's done it.

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217 – How to nail online retailing with the grandfather of online retail, Paul Greenberg

217 – How to nail online retailing with the grandfather of online retail, Paul Greenberg

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Whether you own a bricks and mortar retail business and wondering how to benefit from the massive growth in online retailing; or you have an online E-commerce store, and are wanting to take it to the next level, then you're going to love this episode.

My guest today is Paul Greenberg (Tweet him here) and he is the grandfather of online retailing. Paul was the co-founder of DealsDirect, a pioneering online department store model that launched in 2004; and he is also Executive Chairman, founder and principal ambassador for NORA - National Online Retailer's Association.

Plus I tackle a listener question about how to implement the plethora of marketing ideas he's got from listening in.

Let's go!

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253 – Banning kids had some unexpected consequences for this restaurant owner.

253 – Banning kids had some unexpected consequences for this restaurant owner.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The chef owner of a restaurant in FNQ has banned children under 7 following an altercation involving a family with a young child who was screaming. The consequences of Liam's decision have been amazing ... and all-in-all very positive. The story has gone viral, he's been covered by media outlets across Australia, and bookings have increased by multiples. Join me for a fireside chat with Liam, plus I seek my two sons' opinion on this controversial topic.

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King of casual dining, Chris Lucas, on how to successfully promote a restaurant (or anything else!) | #382

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How to successfully market a restaurant (or anything!) with culinary king Chris Lucas | Where to look for original marketing ideas | Why your brand’s personality is so important to understand

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Sausage Roll Recipe – How to Make Delicious Homemade Sausage Rolls

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This sausage roll recipe couldn’t be more easy. These sausage rolls are a breeze to make, you know what’s going in them, and while this sausage roll recipe makes delicious homemade sausage rolls, you can easily tweak it each time to your taste. For Aussies,...

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A behind-the-scenes look at marketing The Voice – Australia’s #1 rating TV show.

A behind-the-scenes look at marketing The Voice – Australia’s #1 rating TV show.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The Voice is currently Australia's most popular TV show ... and Adrian Swift is responsible for making it that way on the Nine Network. In this revealing fireside chat, Adrian takes us behind-the-scenes of how The Voice is marketed, what they learnt from last year's success (I also interviewed him during The Voice's first season), what messages work best and how they're using social media to seriously engage with their audience.

PLUS I share what's going on inside the Small Business Big Marketing Forum - there's plenty! PLUS I tackle a listener question about transcribing each episode, another one about the importance of having a sales funnel and one about how I choose guests for the show.

So much to cover, so little time. Enjoy! (Oh, and tell a friend ;0)

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Bike Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Our Bike Tour of Vietnam and Cambodia combines two wonderful cycling destinations in Southeast Asia. We specialize in small, highly personalized tours. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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#111 Funny Business 4 – Business planning, thanking clients, public speaking and some of our favourite things!

#111 Funny Business 4 – Business planning, thanking clients, public speaking and some of our favourite things!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you get when Australia's #1 small business author and Australia's #1 small business marketing podcaster get together? Funny business, that's what! It's a time for Timbo and AG to share what's on our minds in the hope it drives your business forward and gives you a chuckle along the way. In this episode we share our top public speaking tips, discuss how we plan for business, creative ways to thank clients, the 3 things we couldn't do without and what we're too scared to try! Listen up ...

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23 Best Things to Do & Places to Go in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

#93 Moneytribe Founder Talks About The Growth Of The Social Search Engine.

#93 Moneytribe Founder Talks About The Growth Of The Social Search Engine.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Dr. David Urpani (a doctor of Artificial Intelligence) co-founded iSelect – Australia’s largest and most successful online insurance comparison portal … turning it in to a multi-million dollar powerhouse. He

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Stop waiting for your website to be perfect and get on with it!

Stop waiting for your website to be perfect and get on with it!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is the story of how Vintage Tub and Bath, a $25 million dollar a year online and offline business started from under two brother's parent's deck! That was 15 years ago ... and now it's cleaning up (excuse the bath jokes, they're unavoidable!) and is ranked in the top 500 online businesses in America.

The really interesting part of this story is this online store hasn't had a decent make-over in well over seven years - yet it's still raking in twenty five big ones a year in revenue. Now that's exciting - as I far too often hear small business owners hide behind the excuse of "I'm just waiting for my website to be updated before I get on with the rest of my marketing."

PLUS I share some marketing insights from my recent family holiday in Sydney, and cover off some marketing topics currently being discussed in the Small Business Big Marketing Forum (which you really should be a Member of at only $49 / month!

Listen up ...

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Discover: Lubbock

by @ Wikitravel

Among the objects on display at the Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas, memorializing the city's favorite son, is a giant-size replica of the rocker's trademark glasses.

371 – Celebrity endorsement helped Radek Sali sell Swisse Multivitamins for $1.7 billion

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

In 2005, Radek Sali started working at a small business called Swisse Multivitamins. In 2015, as part owner, he sold it for $1.7 billion. (Oh, and just 9-months prior, he’d knocked back an offer of $30 million). Wanna know how he did it?

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316 – How This Rock and Roller Knocked Back a World Famous Superstar to Stay Authentic In Business

316 – How This Rock and Roller Knocked Back a World Famous Superstar to Stay Authentic In Business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

How James Young has developed The Cherry Bar to be part of this country's Rock and Roll fabric. Listen in as we talk Business authenticity and how success lies in the last 5% of what you do.

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Sapa-Y Ty Scenic Motorbike Loop

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

Sapa's dramatic mountainous landscape continues north of town, via Y Ty Village, all the way to the Chinese border. Several small roads penetrate deep into steep, terraced valleys & climb high above ferocious rivers creating a scenic loop.... Continue reading

[Productivity Tool] TeamWork – Project management made easy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is called TeamWork.

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Horseshoe Bend

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

#78 Australia’s largest media buyer sheds light on the future of brand communications.

#78 Australia’s largest media buyer sheds light on the future of brand communications.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Harold Mitchell AC owns the largest media buying agency in Australia. Hundreds of millions of advertising dollars go through his business each year. In this insightful interview, Harold talks about how the media world is undergoing the most dramatic shift it has ever seen since the introduction of the printing press; how by 2020 80% of all content we consume will be digital and why we (as podcast producers) might just be on to something (we really liked that bit).

Plus we help a Chiropractor that's running out of patience and the Prof suggests social media may not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Ho Chi Minh Tour on the Back of a Motorbike

Ho Chi Minh Tour on the Back of a Motorbike


Till The Money Runs Out

Ho Chi Minh city is home to 10 million people, and 6 million motorbikes. Our Ho Chi Minh Tour on the back of motor bike was our favorite activity in HCMC!

Where Medieval and Modern Meet: 15 Unique Things to Do in Tallinn

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

Tucked in the northeast corner of continental Europe, Tallinn is a true hidden gem just starting to receive its due. Equal parts medieval and modern, this quirky city of around 400,000 people somehow manages to constantly re-invent itself, while still honoring its past. Whether you visit in the summer high season or in the wintry cold like I did, there are countless things to do in Tallinn. Give yourself enough time to explore this beautiful city, if you can. I spent five days in Tallinn in partnership with Visit Estonia, including a day trip to Lahemaa National Park. For me, five days was the perfect amount of time to get a good feel for what there is to do in Tallinn, especially since I’m becoming more of a fan of slow travel these days. But others who have a more focused agenda and don’t get lured into every hipster coffee shop like I do may find they are able to cover the main sights in as little as two days. What I will say is this: no matter how much time you have, be sure to explore outside of the Old Town as well as inside it, to get a real feel […]

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Red Balloon’s Naomi Simson talks happiness.

Red Balloon’s Naomi Simson talks happiness.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine running a business based on happiness – that’s what Naomi Simson decided to try when she left a serious corporate career to set up online experience retailer RedBalloon in 2001. Since then RedBalloon has sold 1.8 million experiences and has been named a BRW Great Place to Work four times running. Naomi received the 2008 National Telstra Business Women's Awards for Innovation and the 2011 Ernst and Young Industry Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Not a bad little effort, huh?!

PLUS in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show, I have a whinge about three things that annoy me with email etiquete, share the hot topics that are being talked about in the Small Business Big Marketing Forum and read some listener feedback (there's plenty coming in, let me tall you!).

Enjoy!

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A weekend in Saigon

A weekend in Saigon


Travelfish

With the every-growing options for budget flights in Southeast Asia, jetting off for a weekend has never been easier. And with a bit of planning, Saig

356 – Huxtaburger’s Daniel Wilson on how sharing your knowledge can build you a tribe.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Daniel Wilson is the founder of Huxtaburger. The brand is simple and beautiful and the burgers are amazing. What's even better is Daniel's written a book to that tells you exactly how to replicate it at how ... and guess what? Business has never been better!

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Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

So, looking for fun things to do in Amsterdam at night? I’m guessing you’ve experienced all the daytime entertainment of the canals, the shopping, the cycling, eating and drinking? Time to take your trip to Amsterdam to the next level. Fun Things to Do in Amsterdam at Night 1. Go clubbing Obviously. The standard evening activity in any European city right? Amsterdam has some pretty cool clubs to check out […]

313 – Taking bikinis off the stage of Miss Universe NZ was the key to fixing this toxic business

313 – Taking bikinis off the stage of Miss Universe NZ was the key to fixing this toxic business

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as I chat to the bloke who removed bikinis from the world’s most famous beauty pageant - Miss Universe which started the greatest turn around of any territory in the last 25 years.

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265 – Pinchapoo is a cheeky charity founded on a very personal story.

265 – Pinchapoo is a cheeky charity founded on a very personal story.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Pinchapoo was borne from a simple, cheeky concept - ‘pinch' the shampoos and toiletries provided in your hotel room, and donate them to those who need them most. How cheeky is that?!

Join me for a fireside chat with founder Kate Austin as she shares her personal journey to starting this cheeky little charity that has already donated over 400,000 products to the incredible organisations we work who distribute them directly to those in need.

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Vietnam Motorrad-Touren – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

VIETNAM MOTORRAD-TOUREN Dies ist eine temporäre Übersetzung durch Google Translate. Die endgültige Übersetzung ist in Kürze verfügbar. Danke. WILLKOMMEN auf der offiziellen Homepage des Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Reiseveranstalter! Wir nehmen jedes Detail ernst, wenn man bedenkt, wie wir sind in Ihrer Position. Bei uns haben Sie die Wahl aus den verschiedensten Motorrad-Urlaub in Vietnam. Dies bedeutet auch, unsere Preise mit einem sehr breiten Budget-Bereich in Abhängigkeit von der Art des Fahrrades und Tour Buch zu arbeiten. Unser Ziel ist es, die beste Qualität von Dienstleistungen anbieten und zeigen Sie eine echte VIETNAM. Hier sind drei verschiedene Motorrad-Tour-Pakete Offroad Vietnam Angebote. 1. Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer Vollständig geführte Motorrad Abenteuer für Fahrer, die nur alles bezahlen im Voraus, alles hinter sich lassen, um uns und genießen Sie die Reise. [ Mehr Details ] 2. Semi-geführte Motorrad-Touren (Fahrrad und eine Anleitung) durch Vietnam. Sie haben die Freiheit, zu essen, was Sie wollen, bleiben, wo immer Sie möchten und stellen Sie Ihre eigenen Tempo. [ Mehr Details ] 3. Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer Dies wird Ihre neue Abenteuer weg von der Norm sein! Wenn Sie auf einem Etat sind und kann alles auf dich geworfen zu behandeln, sollten eine unabhängige Selbst-geführte Motorrad-und Roller-Abenteuer (Motorradverleih). Offroad Vietnam bietet grundlegende und hilfreiche Informationen sowie Tipps und Ratschläge, werden wir nicht nur die Einstellung der Fahrräder. [ Mehr Details ] Wir sind mitten im Herzen der Altstadt in Hanoi, der Hauptstadt des Landes, in Nord-Vietnam. Führen und im Besitz von zwei vietnamesischen Motorradfans seit Dezember 2006 hat der Gründer Anh Wu in verantwortungsvollen Tourismus arbeitet seit den letzten 20 Jahren und Mitinhaber Tony Nguyen hatte Motorradtouren seit 10 Jahren geführt und kennt jeden Winkel von Vietnam. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Betreibern, haben uns beide umfassendes Verständnis unserer Honda Motorräder und die Arbeit an den Bikes uns. Office-Personal spricht sehr gut Englisch und ist schnell mit E-Mail Antworten. Offroad Vietnam Dienstleistungen sind hoch im Lonely Planet Vietnam 2009 & 2012 sowie zahlreiche internationale Zeitschriften, Zeitungen, Reisen Bücher etc. über Motorradfahren in Asien empfohlen. Bitte klicken Sie hier für weitere Details. Lassen Sie uns rollen, um es wild und fahren Schlangenlinien Straßen erster Hand! OFFROAD VIETNAM unterstützt lokale Unternehmen und Gemeinden durch geführte und semi-geführte Motorrad-Ausflüge, indem Gruppen lokale besten Restaurants, Hotels und Gastfamilien. Dies trägt direkt Ihre Dollars an arme Familien, essen Köstlichkeiten und Hotels helfen, das Leben der Menschen vor Ort in abgelegenen Gebieten von Vietnam, die wenigen touristischen Aktivitäten bestehen zu verbessern. Komm und gib eine stützende Hand mit uns zusammen. FÜHRUNGEN auf Motorrädern und 4WD Fahrzeuge Asien ist eine der spannendsten Orte der Welt für Motorradtouren und Vietnam ist eines der wenigen asiatischen Ländern mit einer atemberaubenden Landschaft, hoher kurvenreichen Bergstraßen und freundliche Menschen. In Vietnam, bietet unser Unternehmen viele Arten von geführten on / off-Road-Abenteuer auf zwei Rädern (Motorräder, Motorräder, Mopeds Motorroller) 4×4 Fahrzeuge und alles, was gehen kann Straße, abseits der ausgetretenen Pfade oder außerhalb der Touristenpfade. Alle Touren starten von Hanoi sondern kann überall in Vietnam zu beenden. Sie zahlen uns in einem Stück und die Fahrt genießen, gibt es keine Notwendigkeit, mit Fahrrad-Reparatur, Restaurants und einen Platz zum Übernachten zu verhandeln. Unser Motorrad-Fahrten sind nicht so extremen Offroad-Urlaub kategorisiert und Offroad Vietnam ist einfach unsere Handelsnamen. Wir fahren auf einer Vielzahl von Straßen, sowohl auf als auch abseits der Straße. Die meisten unserer Touren sind privat und maßgeschneiderte, aber einige sind offen für weitere Fahrer mitkommen, wissen wir nicht laufen vorgeplanten Reisen. Unsere Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter konzipiert mehr als 150 verschiedene Routen, und die Routenkarte ist für Sie nützlich, wenn zu entscheiden, wo zu fahren in Vietnam. Die Touren werden von professionellen Fahrern für Fahrer entwickelt, um ein anderes Vietnam entfernt erleben vom Massentourismus. Bei uns können Sie Venture vielerorts weniger gereist, weniger besucht, unberührten und noch nicht in die Führung Bücher erwähnt. Die Eroberung der hohen kurvigen Straßen, Haarnadelkurven und Treffen echten Menschen vor Ort, die Ausländer willkommen als Gäste, die Glück bringen in ihre Heimat. Motorrad ist wahrscheinlich der beste Weg zur Freiheit, wie Sie aufhören können, wo und wann Sie wollen. Fühlen Schlaglöcher unter Ihrem Gürtel, treffen die Kinder, Hände schütteln und eine Tasse grünen Tee mit der lokalen Bevölkerung in den am Straßenrand “Cafés” bieten The Real Vietnam. Windy Bergstraßen, sattgrüne Reisfelder, historische Highway 6, Highway 4 und Dien Bien Phu Schlachtfeld legendären Ho Chi Minh Trail / Road, Khe Sanh combat Basis, Küsten-Highway 1, neblig Sapa, bewölkt Ha Giang, prächtige Ban Gioc Wasserfälle und malerische Halong Bay sind nur ein paar typische Orte, die Sie sehen und vieles mehr wartet auf Sie zu entdecken. Reiten auf leere Landschaft und Bergstraßen ist immer ein anderes Gefühl von den überfüllten Straßen in großen Städten. Tempolimit in Vietnam ist nur 60km / h und wir fahren langsamer zunächst auf Nummer sicher und zweitens in die atemberaubende Aussicht zu nehmen. Entfernt von großen Städten, Menschen Welle und “Hallo” sagen, wie Sie vorbei. Sie werden um Sie herum zu sammeln, wenn Sie sich auf Ihren Besuch zu beenden, berühren Ihre Haut und versuchen zu verstehen, warum Sie so haarig wie auch Blick auf die Bikes sind, weil sie kaum je zu sehen ein, wie dies vor. Jede Reise zu unseren Führern ist eine neue Entdeckung und eine Chance, neue Freunde zu machen und bauen Beziehung, die am Ende ist ein Mehrwert für die gesamte Reise. Die Reiseleiter sind alle mit mechanischen Reparaturen geschult, sie sprechen Vietnamesisch, Englisch und einige Dialekt Sprachen. Mit ihnen werden Sie sehen, das Beste aus Vietnam und haben mehr neue Freunde. Sie sind die eigentliche Asset unseres Unternehmens und wurden führende Motorradtouren für viele Jahre. Die beliebtesten Abenteuer bieten wir geführte Motorrad-Touren (über 500 Touren und mehr als 2.000 Kunden). Offroad Vietnam ist die erste und ursprüngliche Motorrad-und Motorrad-Tour-Operator in Nord-Vietnam Angebot voyages ausschließlich auf japanische Honda Straße und Enduro-Motorräder. Wir sind ein wirklich professionelles Team, besitzen alle Tourenräder und halten sie uns. Wir verwenden keine Leihräder aus einem Unternehmen. Dies ist sehr wichtig, und wir sind anders mit den meisten der Tournee Unternehmen, die Leihräder nutzen […]

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355 – Stone & Wood’s Jamie Cook on how to sell $60M of beer a year

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Stone & Wood's Jamie Cook talks brand building and building a tribe. I also spend a little bit of time gushing about my favourite beer.

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How to create a niche blogging strategy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

You have to have an intentional strategy in place in order for blogging to help your business in any way. Consider implementing a Niche-Focused Blog Strategy. It works like this ...

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Yellowstone National Park

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

FROM OUR US NP EXPERTS: THINGS TO DO IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK + HOW TO PLAN YOUR TRIP

242 – University dropout now doing a million bucks a month with health brand Amazonia, and things are just warming up

242 – University dropout now doing a million bucks a month with health brand Amazonia, and things are just warming up

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Another bloody health food brand! Well, not really. This one's doing a million bucks a month in sales, and was founded by a university drop out who's doing some very cool stuff to stand out in an ultra crowded market place.

Plus I share some very helpful feedback from a couple of listeners, and a marketing quote that'll shock you in to action!

Yep, it’s another big episode to add to The Small Business Big Marketing Show’s archives.

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How to write copy that converts.

How to write copy that converts.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode I cover how to write copy that converts, I give some feedback to a listener who’s recently launched their own podcast, I remind us all of the importance of being single-minded in our marketing plus I share some heartfelt feedback.

If you find writing copy about as much fun as going to the dentist, then listen up, as gun copywriter Joanna Weibe of copywriting agency Copyhackers shows you how to write copy that converts. And it’s not painful at all. Rather fun actually! Ready? Go!

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312 – Crowd Carnivore makes buying restaurant-quality beef or lamb direct from the farmer simple.

312 – Crowd Carnivore makes buying restaurant-quality beef or lamb direct from the farmer simple.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen up as Dan Tarasenko from Crowd Carnivore explains how he's using crowdfunding to connect farmers and consumers. We also explore how they are getting great coverage in some huge media and it all started on Facebook.

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How to use transparency as a marketing strategy.

How to use transparency as a marketing strategy.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Find out how Daniel Perry from Handyman Startup uses transparency as a marketing strategy to grow his business and how content marketing and podcasting has helped other tradies with their businesses.

This week I also answer a question from James requesting a marketing checklist to help him get started with his new food distribution business; I give you an update on the Thankyou water brand; and I discuss an email I received from a not-so-happy camper. Then I share some great feedback from a listener who is not a business owner or entrepreneur, but listens to the show to stay current in the marketing arena and for inspiration.

Enjoy!

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296 – Jay Baer, author of Hug Your Haters, explains how to deal with customer complaints.

296 – Jay Baer, author of Hug Your Haters, explains how to deal with customer complaints.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Knowing how to deal with customer complaints can make or break a business. In fact, it may even seem counter-intuitive, but a business owner’s ability to effectively deal with customer complaints provides a great opportunity to turn dissatisfied customers into active promoters of the business.

And that's exactly what today's guest, NY Times bestselling author Jay Baer teaches in his new marketing book lovingly titled Hug Your Haters.

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Sunshine Coast

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post: 48 Hours on the Sunshine Coast - Things To Do, Where to Stay & What To Eat!

About Us, Northern Vietnam Motorcycle & Motorbike Tours

About Us, Northern Vietnam Motorcycle & Motorbike Tours


VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

No matter what kinds of tours you are looking for, we can satisfy your demand with the variable collection of designed motorbike tours in Vietnam, from the northeast, northwest, Hanoi motorcycle tours or motorbike tours on Ho Chi Minh Trail.

What Are You Letting Go Of?

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

Happy 2018! Now, some of you might be saying, Victoria, you should have an interview up on the podcast today. While normally I’d say, you are correct, today I’m saying, I have changed it up a bit. I’ve decided that for 2018, I’m alternating weeks of the podcast between interviews one week and every other […]

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215 – Michelle Bridges talks personal branding, business success and why we should all JFDI!

215 – Michelle Bridges talks personal branding, business success and why we should all JFDI!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Michelle Bridges is Australia's most influential personal trainer and a brand unto herself.

She's the straight-talking coach on The Biggest Loser, the author of 12 best selling health & wellness books, she has her own clothing & equipment range called OneActive, and she's the creator of the hugely 12WBT - an online program that has stripped close to 1,300,000 kilograms of its participants.

Join me as Michelle talks about how she didn't set out to build an empire, her secret to building her personal brand and all the verticals that now make it up, plus so many more business and marketing nuggets that have lead to her success. This is motivating stuff!
Plus a listener shares some great insights he's leaned from listening to this show, and how he's now applying them in his business to great effect.

Let's go!

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287 – How To Go From Bankruptcy To A Dream Business With Phil Leahy

287 – How To Go From Bankruptcy To A Dream Business With Phil Leahy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

You’ve got two choices when you go bankrupt. You either give up … or you get up, dust yourself off and create a business and a life you love. Have a guess what today’s guest did?

Plus in today’s episode we find time for a quick check-in, I share a motivational quote about living the life you deserve, and I share some feedback from two motivated business owners who have successfully taken some swift marketing action.

Yep, you guessed it … another massive episode of Australia’s best marketing podcast.

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168 – YouTube helped this guy create the world’s leading drum teaching business – online and offline!

168 – YouTube helped this guy create the world’s leading drum teaching business – online and offline!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today's guest is Mike Johnston of Mike's Lessons. Mike founded the website MikesLessons.com, which is an online drumming community run by himself and his wife Amber. The website offers live online drum lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced players, taught by Mike and individual downloadable lessons all filmed in his home. After the site gained success, Mike expanded the business to the Mikes Lessons facility in Folsom, California and began to offer international week-long drum camps.

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Hoba Meteorite

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

291 – What running a business you absolutely love sounds like with Gary Elliott of Leisure Options.

291 – What running a business you absolutely love sounds like with Gary Elliott of Leisure Options.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gary Elliott runs Leisure Options - a business laser-focussed on on providing holiday and travel options to people with disabilities. When I first identified Gary as a potential guest, I made the assumption that he ran the business because he had family effected in some way by a disability. A pretty strong why, you'd have to agree. Well, I was wrong!

He bought the business because it was under done - and the upside was huge. He now has his wife and kids involved and he L O V E S what he's doing. If you want to know what it's like to not have a job but earn good money then listen in - as Gary and his team have mastered the art of loving what they do.

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3-Steps To Creating A Little WOW! For Your Clients

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

In a world of sameness, it’s hard to stand out, right? To create that precious point-of-difference that will have you standing head and shoulders above your competition.

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282 – Boobs. Yeah, Big Boobs. They’re Why This Business Exists.

282 – Boobs. Yeah, Big Boobs. They’re Why This Business Exists.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

“Our business is big boobs!” That’s the opening line from the interview pitch I received from today’s guest. Maxine Windram of Brava Woman. And yes, she got my attention. And yes, the interview contains Dad jokes. But it also is busting with marketing G O L D! See what I did there ;0)

When Maxine and her mum (both full-busted women) launched Brava, a lingerie store for women D cup & up 9 years ago, they had never had a business, never worked in retail or even fitted a bra, but they knew fuller busted women needed a better deal. Today, they have three retail outlets in prominent shopping areas across Melbourne plus a bustling online store.

Yep, this episode of Australia's best marketing podcast is busting at the seams - so let's get stuck ... right in!

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Watermelon Mint Cooler Recipe – A Refreshing Cocktail For a Warm Day

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This watermelon mint cooler recipe is super easy to mix and makes for a refreshing light cocktail to drink on a stifling summer afternoon or a sticky day in the tropics. If you’re in the chilly northern hemisphere turn up your heating and pretend you’re...

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SBBM #31: How to promote a bricks & mortar business online.

SBBM #31: How to promote a bricks & mortar business online.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This week we speak with another serial entrepreneur…Dave Jenyns owns Planet 13 (an online and offline clothing store that he describes as the Surf Dive & Ski of the music

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How & why to use a virtual assistant.

How & why to use a virtual assistant.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tired, stressed, overwhelmed? Have you considered getting some help? This week I chat with Chris Ducker, from Virtual Staff Finder, about how you can lighten your load using Virtual Assistant services. Plus I answer a listener question that is right on topic, and a dedicated listener offers up some advice on the best microphones to use on the road.

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347 – How to benefit from the sharing economy with Spacer’s Mike Rosenbaum

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

As the co-founder of spacer.com.au, the AirBnB of space, Mike Rosenbaum now focuses his passion on the booming sharing economy, specifically helping people utilise their unutilised assets like storage and driveways.

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

Best Look outs in Budapest with Stunning city views!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

One of the things I love about Budapest is that there are so many lookouts and viewpoints that meets the eye. I have compiled the best spots to take photos in Budapest and all of these places are so captivating and offers stunning panoramic views of the city! BUDA CASTLE This Grandeur palace is mind-blowing with its great architecture and it showcases the best panoramic view over pest city. The castle has a breathtaking view of the bridge, parliament and the Danube River. The castle is old but its charm remains lovely and it is indeed a gateway to a fantastic view. Getting here is easy. You can either take the Funicular railway or walk your way up to the hill. Either way, it caters an amazing view. Daytime is stunning and night view is just magical!   FISHERMAN’S BASTION Fisherman’s Bastion is one of my favorite spots to take tons of photos. The view from this angle is just wonderful with a new feel of the old city on top of the hill. No wonder why so many people are so captivated by its grand alluring architecture and lovely arches. What’s great about it is that it is right […]

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How to start a 5-star hotel and make it world-famous in 2-years without spending a fortune.

How to start a 5-star hotel and make it world-famous in 2-years without spending a fortune.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The Henry Jones, located in downtown Hobart, Tasmania, is an internationally recognised 5-star hotel ... and for good reason. It's an amazing product in an equally amazing location. It was the brainchild of my guest today - Richard Crawford - who along with his business partner (Flora De Kantzow) - very cleverly won the tender against a 28-strong field including some of the world's biggest hotel chains. Oh, and without any previous hotel experience. You gotta love that!

Opening in 2004, The Henry Jones very quickly established itself as a leading hotel and destination within Australia thanks to a segment on the renowned travel show Getaway ... then, shortly after, a half-page review in the New York Times. Boom! Listen in to how they did it ...

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JAPAN

JAPAN

by Amit @ HoneyMundo

Travel Dates: March 31-April 14, 2017 Konichiwa! Welcome to the final stop on our Honeymundo. To a country that has long been towards the top on our list of places to visit. A country that brought us sushi, Nintendo, Zen, teppanyaki, and sake. Japan has one of the most extraordinary cultures in the world. It’s […]

Sicily Italy Biking Tour

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean, and we will ride a counterclockwise loop on the western side of the island. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

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Why Middle Eastern Airlines are Increasingly Becoming Millennials’ First Choice of Travel

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

3-Steps To Creating a Stream of Insanely Helpful Content

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

When it comes to helpful content marketing, the idea phase is more important than the promotion phase. Without a great idea, it’s hard to write great content, and bad content is not easy to promote.

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271 – Presentation skills tips for growing your business with Timbo & Griffo

271 – Presentation skills tips for growing your business with Timbo & Griffo

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Presenting from stage, on video, or in an interview situation is a marketing strategy too many business owners ignore. And as a result, leave plenty of money on the table.

Join Andrew Griffiths, Australia's leading small business author and myself as we talk about exactly how to do it.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

While it is quite easy for anyone to look up on TripAdvisor or Agoda for the best hotels in Saigon (and get some great deals), we have decided this time to search some accommodations here that stands out (to us) for their decor and style....

298 – Mrs Sparkle Herself Julie Cross Explains How to Own Your Own Space & Feel Great About Who You Are

298 – Mrs Sparkle Herself Julie Cross Explains How to Own Your Own Space & Feel Great About Who You Are

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode I'm joined by Mrs Sparkle herself, Julie Cross and boy do we cover some small business marketing ground. We uncover how to get over irrational fears, how Facebook has been instrumental in growing her business PLUS I get my nose out of joint about an article in the Age on podcasting.

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232 – How to perform at your best with former AFL high performance coach, Mark McKeon

232 – How to perform at your best with former AFL high performance coach, Mark McKeon

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Former High Performance Coach at Collingwood Football Club, Mark McKeon, knows a thing or two about performing at your peak. So much so that he's written the book on it. Titled 'Get In The Go Zone', it's all about maximising the productive hours you have in each day to get the important things done without distraction or excuse. And who doesn't want a bit of that!

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Oudtshoorn

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

The movie ‘New Life’ Will Give You Hope for the New Year!

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

  This New Life post is sponsored by Argentum Entertainment. New Life Unfortunately, the start of a new year after the holidays can be a rough time for those who have experienced loss. Being able to hold onto hope in the midst of grief is challenging. In hopes of helping with that challenge, we wanted...

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306 – Jules Lund of TR|BE talks Social Influencer marketing and how to access them

306 – Jules Lund of TR|BE talks Social Influencer marketing and how to access them

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Learn how to use influencer marketing in your small business with TV star turned Entrepreneur Jules Lund.

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297 – This Most Unusual Career Progression Lead Finance Broker Scott Matthews To Huge Success

297 – This Most Unusual Career Progression Lead Finance Broker Scott Matthews To Huge Success

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Adelaide Finance Broker Scott Matthews' story is compelling for two reasons.

The first is that he never had the ultimate intention of becoming a finance broker. He graduated from University in aquatic ecology. A year later he became a policeman.

During this time he became a part time broker and soon realised being a broker was in his blood.

The second is that since Scott founded Finance Life, he now services over 1,000 clients and employs seven people. He has built a very reputable and successful small business.

Here's how he did it.

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Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Bich Dong – Ninh Binh – Day Tour

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Highlights: Discover the beauty Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam during the Dinh and Le dynasties. Vibrant green rice fields dotted with limestone outcrops will impress every visitor to the area. Enjoy a leisurely ninety minute sampan cruise through the caves of Tam Coc, a photographer’s dream with many opportunities at every turn. See […]

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Milan Direct founder, Dean Ramler, on how he’s created Australia’s largest online retailer.

Milan Direct founder, Dean Ramler, on how he’s created Australia’s largest online retailer.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Co-founder and CEO of one of Australia's largest online businesses, Dean Ramler from Milan Direct, reveals how his business manages to outsell giants like Ikea, Freedom, and Harvey Norman while not worrying about SEO and spending 95% of his marketing budget online. Plus I give a listener some tough marketing love. Listen in!

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18 Must-Visit Street Markets in Hong Kong

by Darren Yeoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Bãi Rạng Beach, Quy Nhon

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

A small crescent of toast-gold sand lined with coconut palms & casuarina trees, Bãi Rạng Beach is squeezed between two rocky bluffs, 15km south of Quy Nhon. It's still a local, working beach & remains undeveloped.... Continue reading

Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

225 – The secret to building customer loyalty is all about how you make them feel

225 – The secret to building customer loyalty is all about how you make them feel

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

No one is arguing that the way we do business is changing, but in reality, perhaps it’s the customers who are changing and we are simply trying to keep up. In this episode of Funny Business, Griffo and I pull apart a famous quote by Maya Angelou that really could and should become the mantra for business owners everywhere. Listen up!

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#114 Will It Blend? That is the question!

#114 Will It Blend? That is the question!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tom Dickson is the star of the most famous series of viral marketing videos ever. He is also the founder and CEO of the company Blendtec, which makes the blenders that his crazy videos are intended to sell. In this wonderful fireside chat, Tom takes us deep inside the Will It Blend tent, explaining where the idea came from, how it's had a dramatic impact on sales (it increased sales 1,000% from the first video!), how they make the videos and so much more. This is a wonderful story of a big idea and marketing courage that continues to result in a big pay off. Enjoy!

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#46 Noodle Box co-founder, Dave Milne, talks outside the box.

#46 Noodle Box co-founder, Dave Milne, talks outside the box.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Big Dave Milne, co-founder of Australia’s most successful take away noodle chain, joins us on episode 46 of Small Business Big Marketing. He starts off by sharing how the Noodle Box

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216 – How to market a restaurant with ex YouTube star turned New York BBQ house owner Daniel Delaney

216 – How to market a restaurant with ex YouTube star turned New York BBQ house owner Daniel Delaney

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

From YouTube star to New York barbecue-house owner. That's the story in a nutshell of today's guest, Daniel Delaney. Listen in if you're keen to discover smart restaurant marketing ideas ... or how creating helpful marketing on YouTube can open up some amazing opportunities.

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How to create marketing to attract amazing staff with The Physio Co’s Tristan White.

How to create marketing to attract amazing staff with The Physio Co’s Tristan White.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tristan White is the founder and CEO of The Physio Co, which in 2012 was named the 8th Best Place to Work in Australia by BRW magazine. With this award, The Physio Co has been in Australia’s Top 50 Places to Work for 4 consecutive years in it’s 9 year history. And in this fireside chat I have with Tristan he explains exactly how to create a strong workplace culture that ensures he attracts and retains the right type of people.

PLUS in this episode of Australia's #1 ranked marketing show, I share some great marketing discussions that are happening in the Small Business Big Marketing Forum and answer a listener insight in to some marketing one-percenters. Enjoy!

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365 – 5 Game-Changing Selling Tips To Close More Deals With Sales Expert Nicholas Lynch

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Does selling freak you out? Well, you’re not alone. It used to freak me out until I spoke with today’s guest, who shares 5 keys to closing every sale. And boy oh boy, they're not what I expected!

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SBBM #15 – Finding your way to the top of Google

SBBM #15 – Finding your way to the top of Google

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this episode of Small Business Big Marketing you will hear Luke gush (often uncontrollably) as we speak to Ben and Eugene, a couple of blokes who have got their

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10 Shops in Singapore Where You Can Buy Cheap Travel Essentials

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

184 – Celebrating business milestones, switching off, business isolation and a touch of nudity.

184 – Celebrating business milestones, switching off, business isolation and a touch of nudity.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Australia's best-selling small business, Andrew Griffiths, joins me for another episode of Funny Business. This time we’re keeping it upbeat with the theme of celebration. Andrew shares his insights into the importance of celebrating business milestones, of being proud of everything you do in work, and of celebrating your customer relationships.

Plus, we give you some tips on how to avoid becoming isolated in business, and how to switch off from work when your phone won’t stop buzzing. So, let’s get into it! Oh, and there's a little nudity thrown in for good measure ;0)

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Saigon to Hanoi: A Food Diary

by Tom@VietnamCoracle @ Vietnam Coracle

On a recent road trip between Saigon & Hanoi I made a record of some of the meals I ate along the way, to try and illustrate the variety of food available, and what a delight it is to eat your way from one end of the country to the other... Continue reading

The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

Y’know all these guides to solo travel, where the writer bangs on about how it’s going to be the ‘best time of your life’, you’ll meet ‘lifelong friends’ who’ll help you ‘find yourself’ and you’ll ‘be bitten by the travel bug foreverrrrr’ etc etc? Well, I’d say 99% of them are at least 88% exaggeration. Rose. Tinted. The Realistic Guide to Solo Travel Obviously, I’ve made a career out of […]

Hong Kong on the Cheap

by IFOTC @ Itchy Feet on the Cheap

How Not To Blow Your Wad In Hong Kong (it’s a poker term) The 2nd most expensive city in Asia, but there are plenty of ways to budget travel Hong Kong. While Hong Kong is generally raved about, it’s not typically a backpacker stop, mainly because it’s too damn expensive. I’ve seen a lot of [...]

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Top 5 Seafood dishes to try in Vietnam

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

We always recommend travelers in Vietnam to definitely try what the locals call “ốc”, which literally means “snails”, though its meaning is actually going out and enjoying seafood, including crabs, shrimps, oyster and yes, snails. However these ốc restaurants usually have only a 5 to 10...

NEW ZEALAND

NEW ZEALAND

by Linda @ HoneyMundo

Travel Dates: January 2-15, 2017 Amit is a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy (I love the movies too!).   Naturally we were both eager to explore the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.  After spending a week in Sydney for NYE, we decided to hop on a short 3 hr flight to New […]

Ghent: Quaint, Charming and the most beautiful city of Belgium!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Arguably, Ghent is the most lovely, historically rich and romantic city in Belgium aside from Bruges. I thought about skipping Belgium as part of my Europe Trip, but glad that I didn’t! I never thought that Ghent is abso-fuckin-lutely gorgeous! The beautiful canals, picturesque Graslei and Korenlei, cute cafes, cobblestone streets, majestic cathedrals, Museums, wonderful bridges, impressive architectures, magical castles and hot men everywhere – Ghent stole my heart! The old city center is so exquisite with attractions that are clustered together which is perfect for a great stroll. Donna and I wander around the medieval streets of the city and relaxed in one of those restaurants overlooking the city with a nice drink watching at the people as they go past. Time seems so fast in Ghent because there are so many things to see! I regret that I only spent a day there! Ghent deserves more than a day to fully explore its stunning city, but it only takes a second to fall under its spell! I felt like I was in a Gothic fantasy book never wanting to reach the end of the page.   St. Bavo’s cathedral was closed during the time of our visit, and […]

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266 – How to harness the marketing power of review sites with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo

266 – How to harness the marketing power of review sites with Yelp’s Nicholas Lembo

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Why does harnessing the power of review sites in your marketing strategy makes good sense? Because us humans love the opinions of others when making a purchase decision. In fact, the majority of customers (some say up to 81%) read online reviews before making a purchase decision. Or is that 72%? Hang on, I think it’s 81%. Whatever it is, it’s high. And if you’re not listing your business on review sites, then you just might be leaving money on the table.

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304 – Powerful Business Storytelling Tips with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote

304 – Powerful Business Storytelling Tips with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you want to be seven times more memorable? Listen in to this week's episode with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote to discover how to craft and remember powerful stories for your business with ease.

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255 – Killer Tips For Outsourcing To The Philippines

255 – Killer Tips For Outsourcing To The Philippines

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tired business owner? Then grab a cuppa and listen in for the next 30-minutes. David Warne is on a mission to show over-worked business owners how to take back control of their life, whilst be ing more productive and profitable. Join us for part 2 of this two-part interview in which we bust the limiting beliefs many business owners have around outsourcing to The Philippines; provide you with some killer tips to ensure your outsourcing journey is a profitable one and talk about David's Rocking The Boat business tours.

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Best way to spend 3 days in Johannesburg, South Africa

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Johannesburg is one of the best gateways to Safari country, and most tourists would only spend a day in this city. Don’t head for the Safari yet, as Jo’burg has a lot of attractions worth visiting. Of course, spending 3 days in some of the famous destinations in the city still won’t scratch the surface....

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An Illustrated Guide To Vietnam’s Motorbikers

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Published on Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:26. Written by Illustrations by Nam Núm. If you spend more than 5 minutes on Vietnam’s streets, you’re bound to run into one of these characters.               (source: Saigoneer)

[Productivity Tool] PlaceIt is a great way to generate free mock-up images for your marketing

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is PlaceIt.

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Fun Things to Do in Changi Airport Whether You’re A Local or Tourist

by Joyce Khoh @ TripZilla Magazine

Building A Home is a Lot like Planning a Wedding

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

This JP Magbe Contracting LLC post is sponsored. The views expressed here were genuinely mine and consideration was paid to me to provide information on this company. When you consider all the detail and planning which goes into a wedding ceremony it seems like a natural extension for choosing the features and finishes to a home...

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268 – Personal insights from my recent Philippines outsourcing tour

268 – Personal insights from my recent Philippines outsourcing tour

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Well, I'm back from my Philippines outsourcing tour, and it's time to share what I learnt.

Joined by five motivated business owners (and fellow SBBMers - you know who you are ;0) it was an absolute eye-opener and mind expander as we visited a variety of outsourcing options and got to understand the various business models available to us.

Yep, it's another big show. Let's do it!

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Sapa – Where Heaven Meets The Earth

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Fantastic motorbike tours to Sapa: Brace yourself for unforgetable challenges ahead Being a tourist to Sapa is promisingly one of the best travel experiences you have in Vietnam. However, in case you are longing for something more “unusual”, special, challenging and totally unique, try to ride around Sapa, even to the farthest villages, with motorbike […]

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New York

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

NYC LIKE A LOCAL - THE BEST THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO EAT AND PLACES TO STAY IN THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS (GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL)

(and part of) ROADTRIP! COAST TO COAST ACROSS THE USA IN 3-4 WEEKS

The Best Desserts in Ho Chi Minh City

by fred wilson @ Back of the Bike Tours

  It’s not always easy to explore Saigon under this unbeatable heat, and sometimes a quick ice cream stop can be the best way to refresh yourself and have enough energy for your adventures here. Fortunately, with a summer all year round, Ho Chi Minh...

Hong Kong

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post from a local: Hong Kong Points of Interest - Things To Do, Where To Stay & Where to Eat!

About Us – Offroad Vietnam Motorbike Adventures

by Anh Wu @ Offroad Vietnam Adventures

Offroad Vietnam Adventure Travel website offers extensive information about preparing your self-guided or guided tours on two wheels, 4 wheels, treks, cruises etc. or any type of adventure tours in Vietnam and neighbouring countries

ABOUT OFFROAD VIETNAM This page provides details you need to know about Offroad Vietnam Adventures. Based on these details you can decide to lead you on Vietnam motorbike adventures. The Owners Offroad Vietnam®, clearly says what it does and has the true ring of adventure. So there’s no mistaking it for any other company, either. The two owners are Anh WU (full name Vu The Anh, speaks English) who has had over 20 years experience working in tourism and Tony NGUYEN who has been leading trips for over 10 years. Our company will remain 100% Vietnamese run and owned. When you travel with Offroad Vietnam®, you’re not just customers but also friends. Unlike overseas-based tourism companies, every Dollar you spend on the trip stays in Vietnam. We don’t have fancy offices or pay high commissions. However, we believe in putting the money back into the Vietnamese community. If you need any reference, comments, and reviews about our motorcycle tours and rentals, please have a look here. Offroad Vietnam® is a registered trade name number 93860 on December 25th, 2006 issued by National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam. The Motorcycles. Do You Want A Reliable Honda? We are the first and the only touring company in Northern Vietnam offering Vietnam motorcycling on real road Honda GL Pro 160cc. Upgrade to Honda XR250 dirt bikes is also available at an additional cost. These bikes are between 1998 and 2005 models. They are of course much more reliable than the Russian or Chinese bikes many companies are still using. You can check why our customers liked them here. They not only offer you power and smooth operation but also guarantee a trouble-free and safe trip with disc brake(s). We own these bikes, maintain them ourselves and don’t use rental bikes from any company. Rental bikes are ridden by riders of all skill levels and are usually older or lower in quality. This is a very big difference that many companies do not mention about the rental bikes they use. The Guides First and foremost, Offroad Vietnam® is backed up by a team of guides who have many years touring on motorcycles, are highly appreciated by our clients. These guys are well recognized by most of travellers on motorcycles to Vietnam. Services We Offer Below is a wide range of adventures, mainly off-road tours in Vietnam: motorcycle tours; 4×4 tours; train tours; trekking; cruising and kayaking. People do have different expectations, therefore some classic tours are available at: transvietnam; classic group tours. Budget travellers who want to travel on their own can also rent motorbikes, motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles from us here. Festivals are a big part of life in Vietnam, we offer you the opportunity to take part in these parties here every year. For the most extreme off-road touring, together we can design an itinerary like no other here. To offer even more flexibility and extension to your tour, we connect tours with Sinhbalo Adventures who offers biking and cycling rides, Motorbike Thailand for enduro touring on modern road bikes, Dancing Roads for motocross adventures and James Barbush in Laos. With this special cooperation, you can book one long tour just through one click and leave the rest to us. Our team has been offering motorbike tours for women since 2007. In fact, these tours are with slower riding and more stops so you can meet and talk with local people. Always keep in mind that all our tours and/or proposals can be customized before and during the journey, taking into account road and weather conditions as well as your riding ability and changes in your expectations. Information The webmasters at Offroad Vietnam work around the clock to upload the latest information about travelling in Vietnam, tours with places still available. We own a really big database of over 150 tours and thousands of photos and video shot on the roads which enable us to design and send you a virtual tour shortly we receive your inquiry. We have been trying to create one of the most interactive websites for touring Vietnam. You can read what experience and/or thoughts the most recent customers said about our tours and/or services. In fact, they are provided “as is” and we don’t alter anything at all. A detailed FAQs page is the first thing you can check before sending an inquiry to save your time and ours. Support Offroad Vietnam provides riding lesson for riders who want to flow with Vietnamese traffic for 30 USD per person. After one to two hours, most of our customers handle the crazy traffic well. The most important things are confidence and the passion to ride! This lesson is only available for guided tour clients. For independent riders, we provide rental services at reasonable prices. We also provide free broadband Internet access and photo burning on CDs or DVDs to our clients. All the photos will be backed up on our hard disk and you can get them back anytime if you lose your camera or your memory card is lost or damaged. If we ever use any of these photos, we will ask for the permission and credit the owner.

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301 – Do you have the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’? Find out how to get it with Booktopia’s Tony Nash, Australia’s Number 1 Online Book Retailer

301 – Do you have the ‘Entrepreneurial Mindset’? Find out how to get it with Booktopia’s Tony Nash, Australia’s Number 1 Online Book Retailer

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you have an 'Entrepreneurial Mindset'?

Listen in as Tony Nash from Booktopia reveals what the entrepreneurial mindset is and how he has used it to build one of Australia's most successful online retailers.

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#107 How to turn your passion in to a profitable reality with cocktail entrepreneur Gordon Ryan.

#107 How to turn your passion in to a profitable reality with cocktail entrepreneur Gordon Ryan.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Gordon Ryan owns and runs Riviver, a fancy cocktail bar in an old funeral home, that was part of a former Hurse garage in downtown Gosford - a regional city just out of Sydney, Australia. No, he's no goth ;0) Oh, and he's also a globe-trotting IT trainer for a not-so-small business called Microsoft! Gordon's passion for cocktails and for creating what he refers to as a third place for people to spend time in a welcoming environment has lead him to a business he absolutely loves, and that turned a profit after just five-months of trading. Not an insignificant achievement given the substantial sunken costs involved in starting such a business. Listen in as he explains ho he did it.

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Funny Business #8 : What is a tribe and why you should build one. Plus plenty more marketing G O L D !

Funny Business #8 : What is a tribe and why you should build one. Plus plenty more marketing G O L D !

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's funny business time again and a chance for Andrew Griffiths (Australia’s top small business author) to get together with me, Tim Reid (Australia's top marketing podcaster). In this episode of Funny Business we get into a heavy discussion about tribes and how to grow a healthy one; what to do with feedback; tactic for getting through the gate keeper; a ninja tip for smashing your 'to do' list; and some enlightening listener comments. So much to cover ... so little time!

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SBBM #22 – Is Advertising for You? Russel Howcroft Thinks So.

SBBM #22 – Is Advertising for You? Russel Howcroft Thinks So.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

For those of you who aren’t familiar with our beguile of of the advertising industry, just read the first chapter of Timbo’s book – Cha Ching. However, we thought we’d

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SEO vs social media marketing

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

There are many decisions you have to make as a business owner, such as how much you charge for your product or service, whether you use Google Docs or Microsoft

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Discover: Jacksonville

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Fort Caroline National Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, don't expect to see the eponymous fort itself; it's now beneath the waters of the St. John's River.

7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

352 – Airbnb Used This Unique Tiny House to Advertise Their Own Business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

This guy has found some really effective and simple ways to start and market a new business centred around a digital detox. Tune in to learn how Shacky has used PR, crowd funding and some neat one percenters to make waves in a new industry.

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8 Inexpensive Marketing Ideas For Small Business from Fizzic’s Education’s Ben Newsome

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ex-science teacher turned entrepreneur Ben Newsome of Fizzics Education has built a burgeoning national business, teaching kids of all ages the wonders of science. 300,000 in the past 12 months! And a huge part of his success can be put down to his respect for marketing.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being an Instagrammer

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

I was sitting in a conference, listening to an Instagrammer talk with pride about influence. The example she gave? A follower had sent her a photo of her going to the exact same spot that she went and taking the exact same photo – down to the hand jauntily placed atop a straw hat – with a similar whimsical caption to boot. She talked about how her followers have told her that they don’t even care to read about a place — they just want the picture. And that, as someone who’s always loved the written word, is a bit sad. But she’s not wrong. A full 40% of millennials say they travel first and foremost for Instagrammability. I certainly can’t fault anyone for taking photos of their trips or themselves. But it’s the prioritization of Instagrammability over the other more rewarding aspects of travel that makes me sad. Getting the photo shouldn’t displace seeing the destination itself. My best travel moments are often about chance happenings – special people I’ve met along the way, near-disasters narrowly avoided by kind strangers, fortuitously stumbling upon a hole-in-the-wall restaurant that ends up blowing my mind. But that isn’t what I show on my […]

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241 – This physio gets a grip by turning to socks. Yeah, socks!

241 – This physio gets a grip by turning to socks. Yeah, socks!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever think, "Geez, I wish I'd thought of that!"? Well, today's guest thought of it. Acted on it. And is now making money from it. "It" being Gripsox. Yeah ... socks with grip!

In 2005 physiotherapist Luke Goodwin launched GripSox; which are now sold globally.

Listen in as Luke shares how he got them to market, and how Gripsox success is now demanding that he stops being a physio and focus 100% on making the world that much grippier (is that a word?!).

I also share a great Twitter case study, where Smart Car turned a negative in to a big positive and got a whole lot of free media coverage as a result.

Let's go!

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Rand Fishkin on how to optimise your podcast show notes so you rank on page 1 of Google | #380

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today we’re joined by SEO doyon, Rand Fishkin from Moz, who’ll walk you step-by-step through how to create and optimise podcast show notes, blog posts and web pages so that they rank well in Google.

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How a Top Posts Review can breathe life back in to your blog

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

The problem with blogging regularly for your business is that sometimes your best blog posts and most-shared content gets buried over time as you continue to publish more and more content. So, as a marketer, it’s your job to implement a promotion strategy that keep these posts alive.

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#MakeTimeToSeeTheWorld December Instagram Round-Up

by Vicki @ maketimetoseetheworld

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maketimetoseetheworld - Ideas & Inspiration for Combining a Full Time Job with Part Time Travel

Hi There! I’m sure by now you’ve realized that I love travel photographs and that Instagram is one of my favorite SM channels. So much so that I ask my followers to share their *best* photos under the hashtag #maketimetoseetheworld. I feature up to 1-2 per week on Instagram and each month share my Top […]

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Butterflied Roast Turkey with Stuffing Recipe by Chef Neil Perry and Christmas Tips

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This butterflied roast turkey with stuffing recipe comes from another of Australia’s best chefs Neil Perry, who helms the Rockpool group of restaurants, which have long been some of our favourites. Here Neil shares his recipe for Butterflied Roast Turkey with Chestnut, Herb and Bread...

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361- This side hustle now turns over $10M, with TinyMe’s Mike Wilson.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hands up who’s got a side hustle. Keep your hand up if you'd like your side hustle to turn into a multi-million dollar business. And keep your hand up if you’re doing something about it. Today’s guest acted on his side hustle and it’s now turning over close to ten million bucks a year.

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297 – This Most Unusual Career Progression Lead Finance Broker Scott Matthews To Huge Success

297 – This Most Unusual Career Progression Lead Finance Broker Scott Matthews To Huge Success

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Adelaide Finance Broker Scott Matthews' story is compelling for two reasons.

The first is that he never had the ultimate intention of becoming a finance broker. He graduated from University in aquatic ecology. A year later he became a policeman.

During this time he became a part time broker and soon realised being a broker was in his blood.

The second is that since Scott founded Finance Life, he now services over 1,000 clients and employs seven people. He has built a very reputable and successful small business.

Here's how he did it.

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How to market a professional services business with Heather Smith.

How to market a professional services business with Heather Smith.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever wondered how to market a professional services business? I mean like really market one - in a clever, effective way that doesn't cost a fortune? In a way that avoids spending large sums on advertising or direct marketing? Excellent ... then you're going to love this interview with small business author Heather Smith - who has recently launched the wonderful book titled 'Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7-Days'.

Covering all the start-up essentials from finances, through to cloud technology through to legal matters - there's an entire chapter dedicated to marketing. Gotta love that! So, in this fireside chat, Heather and I share our views on branding, message creation, social media (in fact, Heather's book deal came directly as a result of her business-building tweets), referral marketing and that all important content marketing.

PLUS in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show I help a listener add public speaking to his skincare business's marketing strategy PLUS I share what's happening inside the Small Business Big Marketing Forum.

So much to cover, so little time!

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327 – How To Make a Viral Video with David Christison Who’s Made 8 Hugley Successful Ones

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

David Christison is responsible for 8 unique viral videos that have a combined viewing time of 164 years.

Enough said! Let’s go and find out how he did it … and why!

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309 – 12x ROI With These Facebook Marketing Tips By Ignoring All The Rules With Nick May Of Walls by Design

309 – 12x ROI With These Facebook Marketing Tips By Ignoring All The Rules With Nick May Of Walls by Design

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Nick May of Walls by Design is mixing the old with the new. He has managed to get a 12X ROI on his Facebook marketing spend plus a 45% ROI on an old school direct mail campaign. Not to mention countless PR opportunities and recognition from his podcast The Chase Lounge. Oh, and he's a long time listener of Australia's number 1 small business marketing show and a forum member... coincidence?

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Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

336 – Beechworth Bakery’s Tom O’Toole on making dough … the folding type, that is!

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tom O’Toole - founder of the Beechworth Bakery reveals how he built a multi-million dollar iconic Australian business; and reminds us about the importance of good old fashioned customer service.

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A Guide to Visiting Brunei on A Budget

by Sarah W @ TripZilla Magazine

How to use social proof to get more customers

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Social proof is a marketing tactic used to ease the minds of worried customers. Here’s how to make best use of it in your marketing.

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186 – Stand out by building a strong brand, with tuck shop owner Miss Chu.

186 – Stand out by building a strong brand, with tuck shop owner Miss Chu.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Every business has a story, but how often does a business idea emerge from escaping a dictatorship and surviving a refugee camp? That’s exactly what happened when Nahji Chu launched her Vietnamese tuck shops back in 2008. But this week’s podcast is no pity party. In fact, my chat with Nahji perfectly showcases how she injected her fun spirit and passion for Vietnamese culture into misschu, creating a fast food business that breaks the mould. Listen up ...

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And Then We Were Three…

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

It has been nearly a year since my last post, about a cooking class in Aix en Provence in Southern France. Our first child is now six months old, so needless to say a...

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#45 Marketing insights from Australia’s hottest weight training brand.

#45 Marketing insights from Australia’s hottest weight training brand.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is officially known as ‘The Awkward Episode’.  The one where Timbo accuses Lukeee of sending out an email he shouldn’t have (but then comes ’round) PLUS (and more shockingly),

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SAIGON STREET FOOD

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Depart: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours **Scooter surcharge: 70.000 VND/ person/ tour** OVERVIEW: People once said that “Saigon is the kitchen of the world”, it certainly feels that way. Indeed, whenever you feel like grabbing some foods, to satisfy either your stomach or your appetite, it is always easy to find some […]

310 – Getting Ex-Crims Jobs Has Proved a Profitable Little Side Hustle For Ron Stefanski of Jobs For Felons

310 – Getting Ex-Crims Jobs Has Proved a Profitable Little Side Hustle For Ron Stefanski of Jobs For Felons

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

My guest today helps ex-crims get jobs. And in doing so, he's created a very nice little side business with a passive income - who doesn't want a bit of that?! Plus in today's epsidoe I share the three podcasts I'm loving right now. Let's go!

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A Study Reveals Singapore As The Most Expensive Holiday Destination – But Is This True?

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

My Travel Plans for 2018

by VickyFlipFlop @ VickyFlipFlopTravels –

My 2018 so far has been two weeks of intense home renovation and decoration. It’s been SUPER productive though and the house is at least 80% where I want it to be – the kitchen will have to wait. I’m so happy with it – looks amazing and so cosy. This weekend I had 7 of my favourite people come and visit from London for a kind of unofficial housewarming […]

A 5 Days in New York Itinerary, Written with Love by an Ex-New Yorker

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

It’s a major oversight that I haven’t written about New York City at all in the nearly two years I’ve had this blog. After all, New York was my home for 9 years, and as a result I know the city better than any other in the world. I guess New York is such an overwhelming topic, and to try to consolidate my 9 years of wisdom into a quick New York City itinerary in nearly impossible. I wanted to create an itinerary that represents a wide span of the city – not just the iconic museums and buildings, but the independent bookstores, cozy cafés, and authentic ethnic restaurants that really make New York what it is. This itinerary is made with first-time visitors in mind, but I think even New York veterans can find something new and exciting on this — especially on days 4 and 5, where I zero in on Queens and Brooklyn. 5 days in New York City is kind of the bare minimum to get a good idea of Manhattan and still get to see a few of the other boroughs. Of course, there’s so much more you could do – 9 years in the […]

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366 – UGG Boot’s founder Brian Smith shares how this iconic brand began.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

The iconic UGG Boot brand was founded by surfer Brian Smith in 1978 - it’s now a billion-dollar brand, but don’t be fooled … the early days were tough, until Brian made one small pivot.

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248 – From idea to a global business in 2.5 years … Flip Out’s Brent Grundy explains how he did it.

248 – From idea to a global business in 2.5 years … Flip Out’s Brent Grundy explains how he did it.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

An even better title for today's episode is 'How to get shi* done'. Today’s guest, Brent Grundy of global trampoline playground franchise Flip Out, turned an idea in to a $40M business in just 2.5 years, employing 800 staff across 13 countries in 34 locations. Oh, and just before that … he was near broke. Listen is an he explains how to move mountains.

Plus I share some emails from other listeners (just like you) who have rolled up their sleeves and are getting their marketing sorted. Big time!

Yep, it’s another big episode to add to The Small Business Big Marketing Show’s archives.

Enjoy!

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317 – Should You Sell Your Business and Follow Your Passion?

317 – Should You Sell Your Business and Follow Your Passion?

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Have you ever thought to yourself... "Should I sell my business?" Do you have a dream and a bag full of excuses not to chase it? Mortgage, bills to pay? Well this week's guest had a dream and the reality of a bricks and mortar business and he and his family decided to chase the dream anyway. Since then they've created a business they love and are living the dream.

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Food in FC KOA-SFO

by Alex @ FlyerTalk Forums

I have been increasingly dismayed by the food choices in F on UA domestically on the routes I fly routinely (IAH-SMF and IAH-SAN), to the point I�ve been bringing on my own stuff. This weekend I�m flying in F KOA-SFO on a 737-900. Is there any way...

Discover: Kota Kinabalu

by @ Wikitravel

The Hall of Skulls at Monsopiad Cultural Village outside Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia features 42 skulls of enemies, all killed by the warrior-hero Monsopiad.

How Many Days of Leave Do You Get Compared to Other Countries?

by Lydia Lee @ TripZilla Magazine

7 Festivals in Myanmar That You Should Not Miss

by Zaw Ye Naing @ TripZilla Magazine

201- Get more done with less, freebies, how to avoid being unsuccessful … plus a bunch of marketing tips!

201- Get more done with less, freebies, how to avoid being unsuccessful … plus a bunch of marketing tips!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It's time for another episode of Funny Business with Australia's best selling marketing author, Andrew Griffiths aka Griffo, and me, Timbo Reid. This time round, we get really stuck into big marketing questions like how to create a virtual marketing team, and how to know when it's the right time to start your business. PLUS, I introduce our brand new sponsor, 99designs, and an unmissable offer from them. Let's get started!

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Why search engine marketing is critical to your online success

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ask yourself these questions: How easy it is to find your business on search engines? Is your business coming up on the first search engine results page? Do you have your search marketing strategy in place? Now, read on ...

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Nichols Expeditions Bhutan Bike Tours

by AWebStudio @ Nichols Expeditions

Located high in the majestic Himalayas and nestled between Tibet and India is the small Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan Biking Tours will take you on uncrowded roads through pastoral valleys dotted with Buddhist monasteries and forests of pine and rhododendron. Subscribe to our YouTube...

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Fifth Annual Callanwolde Arts Festival in Atlanta

by Autumn Murray @ Simply Amazing Living

Two-Day Indoor Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday Features 80+ Artists, Food, Demonstrations, Live Music, Dance Performances and More! Choose Love Attention Atlanta area art lovers! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) celebrates the fifth annual Callanwolde Arts Festival this Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21, 2018.  This award-winning, two-day indoor festival is located in one of...

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Paphos

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Mexico City

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Guest Post from a local: DIY Mexico City Tour - Things To Do, Places To Visit and Where to Eat

NAMASTE! Heaven Isn’t Too Far Away

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

I’ve been thinking about good motivational quotes and paragraphs to start this blog but after abusing my backspace and delete buttons, I gave up. It’s been a while since I put my travel stories on paper and I think I’ve lost the touch of the flowery words to start my tales. In that case, let me start this one with a message of gratitude for my good friend Riz of Lamyerda.com for giving me an opportunity to be a guest blogger on her awesome site. So here it is. Most of us do have some silly Bucket List and I am no exception. Two of mine are “Travelling to the Himalayas” and “Experience Snow”. Who could have known that I can tick both just with one trip? And that is all my story about. The Target Location: Annapurna Basecamp is a common topic along the trails of Malaysia. At 4130 meters, Annapurna Basecamp is just 35 meters higher than Mt. Kinabalu. But don’t be fooled as we are only talking about the base camp. Annapurna Mountain is the 10th highest mountain in the world with only 69% of successful summits, the remaining 31%…fatalities. So not be a morbid one, reaching […]

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Sightseeing in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh

Sightseeing in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh


Nora & Nemo

Sightseeing in Saigon - Ho Chi Minh Day 83 - Destination: Ho Chi Minh (HCM) • Flight to HCM (Bali>Singapore>HCM) • Check in at hotel • Walk around the neighborhood with a stop in Heart of Darkness Craft Brewery and dinner next door at local restaurant After a run in the hotel gym, breakfast an

[Productivity Tool] Search for an available username or domain and secure your brand across the internet.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Namechk.

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268 – Personal insights from my recent Philippines outsourcing tour

268 – Personal insights from my recent Philippines outsourcing tour

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Well, I'm back from my Philippines outsourcing tour, and it's time to share what I learnt.

Joined by five motivated business owners (and fellow SBBMers - you know who you are ;0) it was an absolute eye-opener and mind expander as we visited a variety of outsourcing options and got to understand the various business models available to us.

Yep, it's another big show. Let's do it!

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230 – Celebrity Apprentice judge, Jeffrey Hayzlett explains why there’s never been a better time to market your business.

230 – Celebrity Apprentice judge, Jeffrey Hayzlett explains why there’s never been a better time to market your business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Celebrity Apprentice judge, Jeffrey Hayzlett was introduced to me by past guest Kirsty Spraggon. "You MUST meet this guy", were her explicit directions. And she was right . Jeffrey is a straight talking cowboy turned top level executive (ex CMO for Kodak) responsible for a $17 BILLION marketing budget, judge on TV show Celebrity Apprentice alongside Donald Trump, as well as host of his own podcast (gotta love that!) called All Business.

Plus I share some insights about how to generate more business through LinkedIN with Mr LinkedIN himself, UK-based Mark Williams. Yep, it's another big show. Let's go!

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A Rainy Day in The Bay of Islands with Haka Tours

by Jenny @ Till The Money Runs Out

The area around Paihia, New Zealand is known as ‘The Bay of Islands’ or the ‘Winterless North.’The large turquoise bay full of nearly 150 small, uninhabited islands is world renowned for ocean wildlife spotting,...

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Discover: Fukuoka

by @ Wikitravel

A bullet train ride on the Hakata-Minami Line in Fukuoka, Japan costs just ¥290 (under US$3). Alas, the end-to-end trip lasts just ten minutes.

Ho Chi Minh

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

How to get celebrity endorsement for your business in 3 simple steps

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

A simple endorsement from a celebrity can be pretty effective when it comes to converting more prospects online and offline.

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282 – Boobs. Yeah, Big Boobs. They’re Why This Business Exists.

282 – Boobs. Yeah, Big Boobs. They’re Why This Business Exists.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

“Our business is big boobs!” That’s the opening line from the interview pitch I received from today’s guest. Maxine Windram of Brava Woman. And yes, she got my attention. And yes, the interview contains Dad jokes. But it also is busting with marketing G O L D! See what I did there ;0)

When Maxine and her mum (both full-busted women) launched Brava, a lingerie store for women D cup & up 9 years ago, they had never had a business, never worked in retail or even fitted a bra, but they knew fuller busted women needed a better deal. Today, they have three retail outlets in prominent shopping areas across Melbourne plus a bustling online store.

Yep, this episode of Australia's best marketing podcast is busting at the seams - so let's get stuck ... right in!

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SAIGON FREE WALKING TOURS

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

A non-profit managed by Hospitality & Tourism students, Hoa Sen University, Ho Chi Minh city.

309 – 12x ROI With These Facebook Marketing Tips By Ignoring All The Rules With Nick May Of Walls by Design

309 – 12x ROI With These Facebook Marketing Tips By Ignoring All The Rules With Nick May Of Walls by Design

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Nick May of Walls by Design is mixing the old with the new. He has managed to get a 12X ROI on his Facebook marketing spend plus a 45% ROI on an old school direct mail campaign. Not to mention countless PR opportunities and recognition from his podcast The Chase Lounge. Oh, and he's a long time listener of Australia's number 1 small business marketing show and a forum member... coincidence?

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3 days in the Baroque city of Salzburg, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Salzburg, a small city in Austria, has long been famed for Mozart, The Sound of Music, and its one of a kind landscapes – snow-capped peaks, lush rolling hills, formidable clifftop fortress, and Baroque-style structures. Though considered as a small city, Salzburg is incredibly diverse. If you’re a first-time visitor, with only 3 days, planning...

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Hosier Lane

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

HOSIER LANE

Discover: Seoul

by @ Wikitravel

Fans of spicy fermented cabbage from all over Korea flock to the Kimchi Museum in Seoul.

324 – The Sufferfest : A masterclass in how to create a kick-ass brand with ex-Swiss banker David McQuillen

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ex-Swiss banker David McQuillen, is the founder of Sufferfest and CSO (that’s Chief Suffering Officer) of the mythical country ... Sufferlandria.

Bored with conventional ways to get fit on a bike, David taught himself how to edit video, and after negotiating rights with major cycling races (like the Tour de France!), he created his first Sufferfest training video and inflicted it on the world.

It's now a multi-million dollar global business.

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Follow the Silk Road – 10 days in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Traveling in a foreign country is a daunting concept. Exploring cities or provinces you don’t know and trying to find out what can you do in a short time frame. You can take on this challenge made for time-hungry travelers who try to squeeze in as many experiences as possible in a 10-day itinerary. Our...

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273 – How to build your profile through earned media coverage with Sam Elam of Media Manoeuvres

273 – How to build your profile through earned media coverage with Sam Elam of Media Manoeuvres

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

I reckon it’s time you built your profile. Yeah, you. The motivated business owner. I want to see you and your business get some earned media coverage. Are you keen? Excellent. Then let me show you how to build your profile.

Join me as I chat with Sam Elam, founder of Media Manoeuvres, a business that is laser-focussed on getting their clients front page coverage, radio interviews, appearances on TV programs or features in influential blogs and podcasts ... yeah, podcast ;0)

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

A Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

A Street Food Tour of Ho Chi Minh City


The Present Perfect

In the last seven weeks of traveling through Southeast Asia I’ve learned that one of the best ways to get to know a culture is through its street food. By eating food from street vendors you …

SBBM #34: Australia’s leading Internet marketer, James Schramko reveals his secrets.

SBBM #34: Australia’s leading Internet marketer, James Schramko reveals his secrets.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine launching an information product and within 90-minutes earn yourself a sweet six-figure income. That’s exactly what our special guest, James Schramko does. Seriously! As the ex-Sales Director for Mercedes

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SBBM #33: Creating a Customer Experience

SBBM #33: Creating a Customer Experience

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Retail is highly competitive, particularly when you’re in the coffee business. Callum from Espresso Elements explains how he’s created a point of difference in his cafe by designing a customer

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185 – Proof that changing who you are can positively impact business growth.

185 – Proof that changing who you are can positively impact business growth.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Cactus Skincare's Ryan Clark wasn't tight with the in crowd at school. But things changed once he decided to assist his mum relaunch her fledgling skincare brand. He sought training in body language, speech therapy and socialite (yep socialite) psychology; started to attend all the right events and managed to seed some of the most beautiful women in Australia. That last bit sounds wrong, but it's exactly what he did! Listen up ...

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279 – The Pop-Up Store Trend: How to start one and why you should with Nikolina Saric

279 – The Pop-Up Store Trend: How to start one and why you should with Nikolina Saric

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Hey, what’s got four walls and goes pop!? A pop-up store, of course. And I reckon maybe, just maybe, you should have one!

The pop-up store trend is sweeping the retail landscape so join me as I speak to Melbourne's pop-up store queen, Nikolina Saric founder of the pop-up store business Build Brand.

Let's go!

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339 – Kent and Lime’s Take On Personalisation Maybe Changing The Way We Shop Forever

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Kent and Lime are on a mission to change the way we shop and they may well have done it. This week we talk personalisation, facebook ad hacks, referral programs and customer feedback loops with founder Will Rogers.

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How To Avoid Travel Scams In Vietnam

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

Like anywhere on this planet, scams are VERY common when you go traveling to other countries. At Vietnam Motorbike Tour Asia here we lists some of the most common travel scams when you are on lifetime holiday in this amazing part of the world. To be honest, travel scams are more popular in a developing […]

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15 year-old entrepreneur Will Deeth made $70,000 selling toys last Xmas | #396

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How a young entrepreneur is mastering the toy importing business | How to stand out against a giant competitor | A simple SEO tip to get people staying on your website | Plus we revisit a past episode on how to nail product demonstration

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MYANMAR

MYANMAR

by Amit @ HoneyMundo

Travel Dates: February 16-19, 2017 Of all the places we’ve visited, none have made us feel like we’ve traveled back in time as much as Myanmar (aka Burma). As a traveler, there’s an allure to exploring untouched locations. Myanmar, having just opened up to tourism 5 years ago following 50 years of military-enforced hibernation, definitely […]

How To Be a Better Traveller – 18 Ways to Travel Responsibly in 2018

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

How to be a better traveller is something I constantly ponder, particularly after a year in travel that saw a rise in anti-tourism sentiment across Europe, the emergence of beg-packing in Asia, and an explosion of naked tourism and public pooping. No wonder locals have...

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193 – A masterful lesson in how to successfully disrupt your industry with quantum physicist turned entrepreneur Dr. Elaine Saunders of Blamey Saunders hears.

193 – A masterful lesson in how to successfully disrupt your industry with quantum physicist turned entrepreneur Dr. Elaine Saunders of Blamey Saunders hears.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

It’s not every day that a successful quantum physicist decides to pack it all in and launch an online hearing aid business, but that’s exactly what Dr. Elaine Saunders did. Not only is Blamey Saunders hears the only custom fitted online hearing aid business out there – it has bucked a heap of business trends in the process. In my chat with Elaine, she shares a tonne of marketing GOLD from how to get television exposure from day one, through to the benefits of keeping chummy with a tight network of journalists. Let’s get stuck into it, small business owners.

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Korea’s Launching A Grand Shopping Festival on 18 January

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

An Authentic Cuban Mojito Recipe from Old Havana – With a Cambodian Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This authentic Cuban mojito recipe is based on the mojitos we sipped in Old Havana on our first trip to Cuba in the mid-Nineties. It’s a refreshing drink that is a perfect sip for a sultry day in the tropics. As we live in Siem...

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Discover: Saudi Arabia

by @ Wikitravel

Don't look for nightlife in Saudi Arabia: alcohol, dancing, movies and mingling with the opposite sex are all prohibited.

#50 How To Generate 10,000 Backlinks From One Press Release.

#50 How To Generate 10,000 Backlinks From One Press Release.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is the episode where we’re tempted to get all emotional and celebrate our 50th episode of Small Business Big Marketing. However, we choose not to, and instead put the

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#73 Roger Hamilton – Futurist, Social Entrepreneur, Wealth Dynamics creator.

#73 Roger Hamilton – Futurist, Social Entrepreneur, Wealth Dynamics creator.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Wow! OK team, strap the seat belt on as this is an episode to be reckoned with. Timbo has a 1-on-1 conversation with global, social entrepreneur Roger Hamilton - creator of the celebrated Wealth Dynamics profiling system (which every small business owner should complete with their team), business futurist (he showed Timbo a kidney being printed!), Director of the Green School in Bali and all round good guy.

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210 – How to create magic moments that put a WOW on your customers’ faces with Ray Scicluna

210 – How to create magic moments that put a WOW on your customers’ faces with Ray Scicluna

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ray Scicluna couldn’t read or write until he was 31 years old, and yet he was the owner of a business turning over $90 million by the age of 27. How did he do it? Through a commitment to creating “magic moments” for every single customer. The Video Ezy owner made a point of exceeding every single customer’s expectations, whether by treating loyal customers to dinner vouchers or by transforming the idea of “overdue fees” into something positive. Press PLAY on Episode 210 for more marketing GOLD!

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[Productivity Tool] Clearbit can find you (almost) anyone’s email address

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Clearbit

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#97 A Little Business Achieving Seriously Big Things (In Just 3-Years).

#97 A Little Business Achieving Seriously Big Things (In Just 3-Years).

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Imagine, if in the space of 3 years, you had a thriving business with a major retail presence, a major online presence, the #1 selling book in your industry, were about to launch a second book, had a major joint venture with your city's biggest public space and were absolutely in love with what you did. Life would be pretty good, huh?

Well, that's the story of this episode's guest, Fabian Capamolla, one of the founders (Matt Pember is the other) of the Little Veggie Patch Co.

In this interview Fab shares exactly how they went about achieving so much, so fast. Enjoy!

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My Photo Journal: Urban Trekking Nathan Road In Hong Kong

by Jasmine Gui @ TripZilla Magazine

How to keep employees happy (and no, it’s not more money!)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

One of the best ways to ensure your business grows is to keep your employees happy. If your employees aren’t happy, they aren’t loyal, and if they aren’t loyal, they become a liability.

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289 – How To Generate More Leads With Clay Clark from Thrive15

289 – How To Generate More Leads With Clay Clark from Thrive15

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Are you wondering how to generate more leads? Excellent. Then join me, as I chat with serial entrepreneur Clay Clark (of Thrive15) who's launched nine successful business, including a membership-based men's hairdressers called Elephant In The Room!

PLUS in today's episode of Australia's best marketing podcast, I help a listener with some ideas about how to create remarkable marketing in an industry he considers to be boring and occasionally upsetting!

You ready? Excellent. Let's do this ...

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Chobe National Park

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#64 How to get others selling for you.

#64 How to get others selling for you.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Andy Grand was a successful Swiss Banker in a previous life. He now lives the life of his dreams as an affiliate marketer. In simple terms, Andy sells other peoples

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#49 Marketing Lessons From The Hospitality Industry.

#49 Marketing Lessons From The Hospitality Industry.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

This is the episode where we identify a massive gap in the Royal Wedding arrangements PLUS we’re joined by Laurel from LaPerouse Bed & Breakfast in Lorne, Australia who shares

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Because the magic of Siquijor is Paliton Beach; not witchcraft, nor black magic, and definitely not voodoo!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

When we mention Siquijor, what often comes to our minds are kulam (witchcraft), black magic, mystic, sorcery, and the official name, the Island of Fire (Isla Del Fuego). So many negative notions with this town, that most people are reluctant to visit the island. But the truth is, Siquijor is a very beautiful island, and safe. The Philippines is an archipelago, gifted with so many remote islands and Siquijor is one of them. The natural beauty of the Cambughay Falls, Salagdoong Beach, to the old balete tree (strangler fig tree) which is believed to be enchanted, captivated me! But I have to say that my favorite place in Siquijor is the gorgeous and secluded beach of Paliton. The Paliton Beach, called the little Boracay of Siquijor, boasts a powdery white sand, blue and green waters, and giant palm trees. They say sunset is so dramatic here too, that’s why they call it the little Boracay of Siquijor. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch the sunset here. A perfect description of a tropical paradise. No crowd, no rubbish, only serenity, sparkling blue sea, fishing boats and genuine smiles of the local fishermen. Their smile is so unpretentious that you have to give […]

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208 – How to use humour to grow your business. How funny’s that?!

208 – How to use humour to grow your business. How funny’s that?!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

When was the last time that you had a full on belly laugh? And how long ago did you laugh like that in the workplace? You might think that humour and small business are totally incompatible and that to get ahead in the business world you need to have your game-face on at all times. Troy and Zara Swindells-Grose from Humour Australia beg to differ, and they make a very strong case for the power of humour in business in this week’s episode of Australia’s #1 marketing show.

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Discover: Tokyo

by @ Wikitravel

Want to visit the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern Capitals? Book flights to Beijing, Xian, Tokyo and Nanjing.

The ‘retail is dead’ episode. Plus loads more marketing gold.

The ‘retail is dead’ episode. Plus loads more marketing gold.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Retail's future (or lack of ;0), cold calling, having a vision, vehicle signage, concept stores, providing a customer experience, self-improvement & promoting a wardrobe business are just some of the marketing mysteries uncovered in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show.

Plus I have an intense fireside chat with extreme retailer Brad Smith of motorcycle lifestyle brand Braaap, who's won way too many business awards for his own good; and on his way to building an empire.

We are talking marketing G O L D , SBBMers! Marketing gold.

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China

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372 – How your business can do good by doing good with Peter Baines of Hands Across The Water

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Peter Baines is an international speaker on leadership, change management and corporate social responsibility - and has proven that all businesses can do good by doing good.

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249 – The Happy Family Lawyer is challenging the conventions of the stuffy legal fraternity and crushing it. A Masterclass in how to build a personal brand.

249 – The Happy Family Lawyer is challenging the conventions of the stuffy legal fraternity and crushing it. A Masterclass in how to build a personal brand.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Building a strong personal brand has had far-reaching benefits for Clarissa Rayward, AKA The Happy Family Lawyer. Whilst she’s the first to admit that her approach to marketing is highly unconventional, it’s also enabled her to build a highly engaged community, find her voice and build a strong legal practice many lawyers only ever dream of.

Plus, there’s my usual check-in on what’s been happening this week, and I’m proud to announce a brand spanking new sponsor in Key Person Of Influence – which means for you two things – 1. I’ll be putting out a second episode each week and 2. They’ve kindly offered each and every listener a hard copy of their Amazon best-selling book.

Yep, big show as usual. Let’s get stuck right in!

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#122 The Big Question Episode (A Valentine’s Day special edition).

#122 The Big Question Episode (A Valentine’s Day special edition).

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever since Jonathan Krywicki proposed to his wife in an amazing way seven years ago, he's been badgered by other would-be suiters to help them get it right when preparing to pop the big question. So much so, in fact, that he's gone ahead and started a business doing just that - an exclusive marriage proposal service aptly called Pitch and Woo.

Now, here's the thing. Not only is Pitch and Woo a very cool business idea (unique in fact - in Australia at least), Jonathan is absolutely passionate about it and it comes through in this fireside chat. So passionate in fact, he's been burning the midnight oil trying to get it to market whilst working full time for the man, and supporting a beautiful wife and four month old son.

So, slip in to something more comfortable, grab a glass of bubbly with your better half and slide in to this (not so romantic) but incredibly passionate chat with Mr Proposal himself.

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Unusual C+ upgrade seat assignment

by Paplover @ FlyerTalk Forums

On an upcoming trip the MSP-SAT segment showed only C- middles and no C+ available and I had no seat assigned. I figured that a C- assigned at the gate was no worse than picking one now. Finally decided to ask for C+ upgrade since a middle C+ is...

10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 – from Winter Comfort Food to Asian Specialities

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

Our 10 Most Popular Recipes of 2017 on Grantourismo are an interesting mix of winter comfort food and Southeast Asian specialities – from a hearty Rabo de Toro and aromatic Cote de Boeuf to a refined Five-Spice Crispy Pork Belly and rich Cambodian Fish Amok. As 2017...

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363 – How to build an empire by identifying a gap in the market with Kate Morris of Adore Beauty

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Kate Morris was selling make-up at the Clarins counter of a large department store. It was there she identified a rather large gap in the market. She filled that gap with a business called Adore Beauty - laying the foundation for Australia’s largest online retailer of beauty products.

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Thrillable Hours: Matt Levine, Financial Journalist

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

The next in my alternative careers for lawyers series: interview with financial journalist Matt Levine, now writing for Bloomberg View.

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A 2-day winter escape to Innsbruck, Austria

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Winter is fast approaching. If you are looking for something new to do this coming winter, then enjoy a laid-back sightseeing tour or enjoy a thrilling skiing adventure in Innsbruck, Austria. The city is known as the Capital of the Alps, and is one of the oldest ski centers in Europe. This 2-day suggested itinerary...

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252 – For $994 Million You Can Buy A Texas Ranch The Size Of A Small Nation – Join me for a fireside chat with the selling agent!

252 – For $994 Million You Can Buy A Texas Ranch The Size Of A Small Nation – Join me for a fireside chat with the selling agent!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Immediately when I read about this property for sale I needed to speak with the agent responsible for the sale. How did he get the listing and how is he going to market a property worth close to one billion Australian dollars?! All is about to be revealed.

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The Foodie Tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is amazing.

The Foodie Tour in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam is amazing.


Simply Amazing Living

The Foodie Tour gives tourists a unique experience and shows the true culture of Vietnam. A great way to experience authentic Vietnamese food and culture.

Guide to The Best Shopping Spots in Singapore

by Stephanie Lauw @ TripZilla Magazine

3 days in Hanoi, Vietnam just like Anthony Bourdain

3 days in Hanoi, Vietnam just like Anthony Bourdain


Where Would You Go

3 days in Hanoi, Vietnam just like Anthony Bourdain - what to see and what to eat when in the capital city of Vietnam or anywhere else in the country.

3-Steps To A Super-Sized Customer Testimonial

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Smart business owners go out of their way to gather customer testimonials, encouraging happy customers to write reviews about their beautiful business.

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Why Japan’s Suicide Forest Should Not Be Considered a Tourist Attraction

by TripZilla @ TripZilla Magazine

#123 Funny Business 5 – Goofing off, doing business in cafes & how to overcome setbacks.

#123 Funny Business 5 – Goofing off, doing business in cafes & how to overcome setbacks.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Yep, it's that time of the month when all business becomes funny business. A chance for Tim Reid (Australia's #1 small business podcaster) and Andrew Griffiths (Australia's #1 small business author) to get together and throw around some issues that are on the collective mind of the small business community. In this month's episode we discuss:

- Doing business in cafes.
- Whether it's OK for us small business owners to goof off.
- Whether you can give away too much knowledge.
- How to overcome business setbacks.

PLUS I tackle a listener question from Gino, who reckons I talk about people too much, at the expense of marketing ;0)

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[Productivity Tool] Creating and sharing GIFs with Giphy Capture is so easy

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Giphy Capture.

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[Productivity Tool] Video Speed Controller – speed up, slow down, advance & rewind any HTML5 video with quick shortcuts.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Video Speed Controller.

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Treat Yourself to The Best Pizza in Oaxaca At La Matatena Pizzeria

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

A profile of a new restaurant serving the best pizza in Oaxaca, with both gluten free and vegan pizzas in addition to regular thin crust, crunchy pies.

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This guy built a retail empire, got incredibly sick then chased down his passion.

This guy built a retail empire, got incredibly sick then chased down his passion.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Tony Gattari lead an inspired team to take Harvey Norman Computer Computer Superstores from a $9 million minnow to a $570 million empire. Burnt out, he then considered joining the ministry, he coughed blood daily for 3-years and was told he wouldn't live past 50. At that point he decided to forget about money and live his passion. PLUS in this episode of Australia's #1 marketing podcast, I respond to a listener who's successfully implemented some of this show's email marketing and website design tips. PLUS I announce a series of events that I think any small business owner keen to make an impact should attend. Listen up!

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290 – How To Successfully Market Your Business In An Industry Where ‘Marketing’ Is A Dirty Word

290 – How To Successfully Market Your Business In An Industry Where ‘Marketing’ Is A Dirty Word

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you do when your business operates in a compassionate industry where marketing and sales are a dirty word? Well, one thing you could try is follow the lead of country vet and long time listener, Braden Collins. Braden has successfully applied many of the ideas shared in past episodes along with his own sprinkling of marketing magic. Let's do this ...

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My Best and Worst Travel Moments of 2017

by Allison Green @ Eternal Arrival

2017 was a whirlwind of a year: overwhelmingly busy, mostly positive, with some serious low points. Despite my insistence in my last recap that I was “slowing down,” my FOMO had me barreling through 22 countries (13 of them new ones) and 9 U.S. states (4 for the first time). 2016 had ended on a bit of crap note: I had ended my trip a month early, facing the worst resurgence of my depression since 2008. I took two months at home trying to get myself started on the hard work of self-care, which, surprise surprise — I’m still no good at. My time at home was good at pressing the “reset” button and starting to screw my head on straight, but I quickly became restless and ready for my next trip. So I packed my bags for 4 months in Central America, crossed my fingers, and got on a plane on January 10th, hoping for the best. Here’s how it went, month by month: January Countries Visited: The U.S., Nicaragua The Best Getting back into my old self in Nicaragua. I had spent months fighting off my depression, which hit me janstrong in Italy last October. When I got […]

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It’s International Women’s Day – So Let’s Celebrate With My Top 25 Female Business Owner Interviews

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

International Women's Day is a solid reason to celebrate the amazing female business owners and entrepreneurs I've interviewed over the past eight years on The Small Business Big Marketing Show. The honesty and emotion with which they have shared their insights in to their business (and often personal) journeys has been inspirational. Let's revisit 25 of them ...

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How to Increase Your Email Opt-In Conversion Rate in 5 Rapid Steps

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Whether you’ve employed a digital marketing agency to help you with your reach, or you’re going it alone, there’s no doubt about the power of strong email opt-in conversions.

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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

by admin @ Saigon Free Walking Tours

Transport: Scooter Departure: Daily 6:00 PM Duration: 4 hours  *Scooter surcharge: 60.000 VND/ person/ tour  **From 14/10/2015, the scooter surcharge will be 60.000 VND/ person/ tour. Note: ***scooter surcharge*** will be 70.000 VND/person/tour starts on 17th February 2016 OVERVIEW: Saigon, Vietnam’s economic hub, is reputable for its hectic daily life and sparkling nightlife that is popular amongst […]

SBBM #37: How to self publish a book.

SBBM #37: How to self publish a book.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The marketing world has changed, goddammit! We, the small business owner, can do anything. Anything the big boys do but better. It’s time for us to strike back with a

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273 – How to build your profile through earned media coverage with Sam Elam of Media Manoeuvres

273 – How to build your profile through earned media coverage with Sam Elam of Media Manoeuvres

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

I reckon it’s time you built your profile. Yeah, you. The motivated business owner. I want to see you and your business get some earned media coverage. Are you keen? Excellent. Then let me show you how to build your profile.

Join me as I chat with Sam Elam, founder of Media Manoeuvres, a business that is laser-focussed on getting their clients front page coverage, radio interviews, appearances on TV programs or features in influential blogs and podcasts ... yeah, podcast ;0)

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How To Make A Super Friendly Website

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

I’m astounded at just how many business websites I come across that are incredibly impersonal, taking no time to introduce the founder and people that work there.

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275 – How To Run An eBay Business With eBay Master Seller, Paul Nieuwenhuys of Hooked Online & Sinker

275 – How To Run An eBay Business With eBay Master Seller, Paul Nieuwenhuys of Hooked Online & Sinker

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

eBay's leading fishing tackle seller shares some marketing gems that have application across all types of business - online and offline. Listen in and you'll not only discover how to run an eBay business, but be reminded of some basic marketing fundamentals when it comes to sharing your products or services with the world.

Paul Nieuwenhuys launched his eBay store - Hooked Online & Sinker - 5 years ago. Amazingly it was his first step in to eCommerce, and as of today he's sold close to $3,000,000 of hooks, lines and sinkers!

Listen in. You'll be hooked ;0)

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Pisa

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Two City Weekend Break: Florence & Pisa in 48 Hours

Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

Sofia

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GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: CITY GUIDE TO SOFIA - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY, WHAT TO EAT & LOCAL LANGUAGE TIPS

How to enter a crowded market place.

How to enter a crowded market place.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Four years ago, Daniel Flynn had a big idea. Some would say an epiphany. Appalled to read that 900 million people had no access to safe water and equally angered by the idiocy of bottled water in a country where the tap is safe to drink from, the 19-year-old university student wanted to do something.

He decided to start his own bottled water company (as if that market place wasn't already over-crowded!) that would channel all its surplus revenues into funding water projects rather than making a profit.

This is another inspiring story of starting a business and doing the world of good. Not unlike my fireside chat with another social entrepreneur in Rebecca from Streat late last year.

PLUS in this episode of the Small Business Big Marketing show I help listener Christian promote his local bookkeeping business having been made redundant from his full-time job PLUS I share what's happening inside the Small Business Big Marketing Forum.

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When Is The Best Time To Travel To Vietnam

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

When is the best  season/time to travel to Vietnam? This is a common question we hear very often, and one that is quite tricky to answer. There’s loads of information to be found about it, but being such a long and narrow country, the weather is quite diverse and there is almost no way to […]

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#98 Crazy product demos, a publicity conundrum and some Bullshi* Bingo!

#98 Crazy product demos, a publicity conundrum and some Bullshi* Bingo!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In this special episode (it's spesh 'cause it's the first of many), I hook up with Andrew Griffiths (Australia's #1 small business author) to have a good old fashioned yarn about business and marketing issues, developments and current affairs that are on our collective mind. In this inaugural chat:

- Andrew suggests that someone has to be the most expensive, so why not make it you?
- Timbo is inspired by a bed store in New York that lets customers take a nap for free!
- Andrew identifies a new consumer trend called Newism (and Timbo questions it!).
- We both tackle a listener question about publicity from Sonya at Born Country Baby.
- Timbo talk about his experiences with Bullshit Bingo!

PLUS we seek your help to gives these episodes a name. So whack on your thinking cap and come on in ...

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Work Thoughts: Important, popular, viral.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

As we wind down a big and busy year, one that brought much change in my life, most specifically on the personal front, I reflect with gratitude on all who have supported me, loved me and nurtured me through the rather challenging transition period. Among much else, I relaunched my blog under a different theme during…

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272 – Success secrets of Australia’s #1 Real Estate Agent, James Tostevin

272 – Success secrets of Australia’s #1 Real Estate Agent, James Tostevin

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

James Tostevin has been ranked Australia’s #1 real estate agent (two years in a row) - that's no mean feat. Fortunately he’s willing to share his real estate success secrets on Australia’s #1 marketing show.

Plus I share some inspiring feedback from a listener who's in the process of escaping the cubicle, I have some news on Flying Solo's Small Business Awards and I have a motivational marketing quote from Henry Ford.

Yep, another big show ... Let's go!

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Florence

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

Two City Weekend Break: Florence & Pisa in 48 Hours

Europe By Rail in 25 Day - Cost & Itinerary

Jim’s Mowing Founder Jim Penman talks branding, customer service and marketing.

Jim’s Mowing Founder Jim Penman talks branding, customer service and marketing.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Jim Penman started Jim's Mowing (the first franchise of the Jim's Group) as a part-time gardening business while he completed his PhD in History. It went full time in 1982 and was franchised in 1989. Currently, there are over 2,900 Franchisees in four countries covering 36 industries, and growing at the rate of around 200 per year.

For all the business success he has enjoyed over the years, Jim Penman remains remarkably unassuming. In this fireside chat I had with him, Jim reveals how and why Jim's Mowing came about and how he built it in to the second biggest franchise group in Australia today. This is a wonderful story of nailing your brand, providing exceptional customer service and knowing exactly who your customer is.

Enjoy! (And don't forget to share with one other small business owner).

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315 – A Look Inside Work Club,  An Exclusive Co-Working Space Designed To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity & Inspiration

315 – A Look Inside Work Club, An Exclusive Co-Working Space Designed To Ignite Collaboration, Creativity & Inspiration

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Soren Trampedach of Work Club discusses how he is redefining co-working, serviced offices and business clubs through his unique workspaces that incorporate functional design and story telling. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to be inspired to create something remarkable.

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294 – Viral video creator Bobby Edwards of Squatty Potty explains how one video generated 65M views & increased sales by 600%.

294 – Viral video creator Bobby Edwards of Squatty Potty explains how one video generated 65M views & increased sales by 600%.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

The Squatty Potty video of the unicorn that does rainbow coloured poo (yep, you heard right) has had 65,000,000 views to date across Facebook and YouTube ... and it's increased sales of Squatty Potty by 600% in its first three months. Join me as I go behind-the-scenes with Bobby Edwards, Squatty Potty's owner and creator.

Plus I share a productivity hack that's saving me time and making my emails so much more interesting.

Off to the Goldfields!

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3 days in Piran – Slovenia’s little known treasure

by Where Would You Go @ Where Would You Go

Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, has long been famed for its rich cultural life and one of a kind landscapes – snow-capped peaks, lush rolling hills, magnificent lakes and castles. Though considered as a small country, Slovenia is incredibly diverse. Piran, the country’s lovely coastal settlement, is one of Slovenia’s hidden gems. Home to...

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A story about business recovery after a disaster.

A story about business recovery after a disaster.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In 2009 Dave Stirling lost five businesses in Victoria's Black Saturday bush fires. Then, after rebuilding, his son was critically injured in a boating accident and was in a coma for months. Dave talks about how he and his wife got back up and running with a new business - Tower Motel in Marysville, a lovely, quite hotel in Melbourne's gorgeous countryside, and why it was important to them they go back into business.

PLUS I tackle a couple of listener questions about podcasting and share some feedback from a listener who's made the jump out of corporate and started their won business. Happy days!

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325 – Willie Smith’s : A Boutique Cider Brand Punching Way Above Its Marketing Weight

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Sam Reid is the co-founder of hugely popular cider brand Willie Smiths.

I meet him at the recent Telstra Business Awards in Tasmania. One of my jobs as the emcee was to announce the finalists for each category and read out a short bio about their business.

Each business always got a round of applause … although some got a bigger applause than others. Willie Smith’s Cider got the biggest by far …. Quite heartfelt, it was!

What are they doing that other businesses aren’t? Why all the love?!

So, here’s Sam Reid, co-founder of Willie Smith’s Cider.

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Asia

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

TRAVEL IN ASIA - COUNTRY GUIDES, CITY ITINERARIES, TRAVEL TIPS & MORE

Funny Business #9: Pop Up Shops, Old School Marketing, and the State of Social Media

Funny Business #9: Pop Up Shops, Old School Marketing, and the State of Social Media

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Timbo and AG are at it again! In this episode - the 9th instalment of Funny Business - marketing speaker Tim Reid and best-selling business author Andrew Griffiths discuss how old school marketing tactics still have a big place in small business, the current state of social media, and some great resources for growing your business.

Plus, how pop up shops are changing retail, a great (non-pushy) way to start the sales conversation with your customers, and loads more marketing goodness! Listen up ...

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What’s With The Hate Mail? I’m Only Trying To Ensure Your Business Success, Enjoyment & Longevity.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

As many of you may know, I'm a big supporter of Australian businesses outsourcing what they can to The Philippines. And of recent times (the last three weeks), I've been promoting this particularly heavily.

As a result of sticking my neck out, I've received some hate mail. Well, let's call it pissed-off mail - hate's a big word as I often tell my kids. Whatever, not everyone's happy ...

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Grilled Pipis, Garlic and Karkalla Recipe by Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor

by Terence Carter @ Grantourismo Travels

This grilled pipis, garlic and karkalla recipe comes courtesy of Chef Lennox Hastie of Firedoor restaurant in Sydney, Australia, from his wonderful cooking with fire cookbook, Finding Fire – along with some sides of Christmas tips and grilling advice. Every festive season we share Christmas tips...

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How to create another revenue stream in your business.

How to create another revenue stream in your business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Would you like to know how to create another revenue stream in your business? The Internet may well be your answer. Listen in as martial arts champ Daniel Faggella shares how he closed his Rhode Island gym and in favour of creating online tutorials; the income from which surpassed that of his brick and mortar business in just 15-months!

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290 – How To Successfully Market Your Business In An Industry Where ‘Marketing’ Is A Dirty Word

290 – How To Successfully Market Your Business In An Industry Where ‘Marketing’ Is A Dirty Word

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

What do you do when your business operates in a compassionate industry where marketing and sales are a dirty word? Well, one thing you could try is follow the lead of country vet and long time listener, Braden Collins. Braden has successfully applied many of the ideas shared in past episodes along with his own sprinkling of marketing magic. Let's do this ...

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Mr. Inspirational has his granny to thank for his success! Join me for my most inspiring fireside chat yet.

Mr. Inspirational has his granny to thank for his success! Join me for my most inspiring fireside chat yet.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

From how to break through business blockages, to the power of systems, to what to do when the chips are down (really down), to the importance of continual self-improvement, to cold-calling tips. They're just some of the marketing mysteries uncovered in this episode of The Small Business Big Marketing Show.

My guest today is David Warne - Founder and owner of Sydney Tall Ships.

We start off by talking about how he built a highly successful spit roast business in Sydney, which six years ago, enabled him to buy his first tall ship. Yep, tall ship! It was then that Sydney Tall Ships was born ... that todays is a multi-million dollar iconic business.

But it wasn't all plain sailing. (Excuse the pun ;0)

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181 – How to Market to Women with Amanda Stevens.

181 – How to Market to Women with Amanda Stevens.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Are you making any of these mistakes when marketing to women? Women make up 51% of our population, yet most businesses are doing it all wrong when it comes to marketing to them. See, what women really want is to feel heard - and understood (sound familiar). They're looking for meaningful long-term relationships with brands. NOT just a quick trade of goods or services. Today I'm joined by Amanda Stevens, who debunks the age old myth that "sex sells" and explains the one HUGE mistake that men make when trying to market to women.

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Cape of Good Hope

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Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog

Ho Chi Minh - ONE DAY TOUR + BUDGET 2018 - Travel Guide Blog


Detourista

How to go on a 1 Day Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam tour. This 2018 travel guide blog includes a sample Saigon itinerary, trip budget, DIY tips, places to visit & more.

246 – How to create a poaint of difference in a crowded market place with Optometrist turned entrepreneur Dr. Robert Zoellner

246 – How to create a poaint of difference in a crowded market place with Optometrist turned entrepreneur Dr. Robert Zoellner

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Are you hanging out for that time when you’re making so much money that you can start investing in businesses you’re passionate about? Well, that’s exactly where today’s guest is at - he’s a very successful Optometrist trapped in an entrepreneur's body! Listen in as he explains how marketing played a huge role in his success from the very start.

Plus I launch my Marketing Coaching Service, I share an interesting comment an interviewer asked me on radio last week, along with a marketing quote from author and historian Steven Pressfield of The War Of Art fame.

Let's do this!

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187 – How customising your offer can grow your business, with Rozibaby’s Tahir Baig

187 – How customising your offer can grow your business, with Rozibaby’s Tahir Baig

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

In my chat with Tahir Baig, co-founder of customisable prams retailer Rozibaby, he reveals how he overcame his risk-averse nature to become a successful start-up business founder, how customisation has allowed Rozibaby to own a playful and exciting point of difference, and just how important publicity (including a nail biting TV audition) has been for Rozibaby right from its launch.

I also announce the winner of the Cactus Skincare competition and share some great news from inside the Small Business Big Marketing Forum. Listen up ...

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Classic Negroni with Spices – Our Recipe for a Warming Christmas Negroni

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

A classic negroni with spices has become our new Christmas drink. You need a really good reason to mess with a classic negroni recipe and as far as we’re concerned there are few better reasons than Christmas. This is the first in a series of...

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9 ways to boost the search relevancy & authority for your web pages

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

There are several factors in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) that allow websites to rank on the first page of Google. And boy, is it worth knowing these factors, as right now your website is a needle lost in the world's biggest haystack (ie. the Internet).

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314 – The Cold-Pressed Juice Phenomenon, Escaping the Corporate Cubicle and Living the Dream with Natalie & Steve Warner from Greene St. Juice Company

314 – The Cold-Pressed Juice Phenomenon, Escaping the Corporate Cubicle and Living the Dream with Natalie & Steve Warner from Greene St. Juice Company

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Ever wondered how those new cold-pressed juice companies make money? Well listen up as these two corporate high flyers left their New York City corporate cubicles to create a beautiful business and brand.

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Classic Champagne Cocktail Recipe with a Tropical (Dragon) Fruit Twist

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This classic Champagne cocktail recipe with a tropical fruit twist is a recipe for fun. Serve this exuberant champagne cocktail at the beginning of a meal or social gathering over the holiday season and I guarantee you’ll kick-start the revelry. Champagne is a drink for...

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The Affordable Luxury Guide to Ho Chi Minh in 2 Days - Eternal Arrival

The Affordable Luxury Guide to Ho Chi Minh in 2 Days - Eternal Arrival


Eternal Arrival

Vietnam has a reputation for being one of the most affordable countries in the world to travel. It’s become a bit of a Shangri-La for backpackers, but what I found was that if you stretch your budget just a bit, that’s where you’ll find incredible value. Travelers looking for some affordable luxury will be in heaven in Vietnam’s cosmopolitan capital, Ho Chi Minh City (formerly and often still known as Saigon). If you’re heading to HCMC (as it’s often abbreviated), get ready for a whirlwind of sights, sounds, and scents. This city is an assault on your senses in the best possible way: flickering neon lights from the surrounding skyscrapers rivaling those of Tokyo, wafts of warm, fragrant smoke from street food stalls, and the constant hum of motorbikes in a city that rarely rests. The city’s energy is infectious, and it’d take a lifetime to truly explore Ho Chi Minh City to its core. If you’ve set yourself the near-impossible task of seeing the best of Ho Chi Minh in 2 days, here’s a quick guide to do it in style. Ho Chi Minh in 2 Days: Day One Start the day with a Vietnamese coffee As a self-certified coffee …

Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort: Holistic Healing in Paradise

by Vicki @ maketimetoseetheworld

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maketimetoseetheworld - Ideas & Inspiration for Combining a Full Time Job with Part Time Travel

[HOTEL REVIEW] No alcohol, no soft drinks, no caffeine, no TV, no WiFi, no junk food, no meat, no dairy and no cold drinks. That’s the first overview I got when googling ‘Ayurveda‘ after being invited to stay at the Barberyn Beach Ayurveda Resort in Welligama on Sri Lanka’s west coast. Being somewhat reliant on […]

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288 – Get On Your Bike & Do Something You Love, With Leena van Raay of Bike ‘n Blend

288 – Get On Your Bike & Do Something You Love, With Leena van Raay of Bike ‘n Blend

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

After working for 10 years in a hospital, Leena van Raay decided she wanted to actively promote health rather than cure sickness. Wanting to promote healthy eating and the joy of cycling to the masses, she quit her full-time job as a medical researcher and started events company Bike n’ Blend. She has been so busy she has hardly had the time to look back!

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Food in FC KOA-SFO

by Alex @ FlyerTalk Forums

I have been increasingly dismayed by the food choices in F on UA domestically on the routes I fly routinely (IAH-SMF and IAH-SAN), to the point I�ve been bringing on my own stuff. This weekend I�m flying in F KOA-SFO on a 737-900. Is there any way...

#124 Commonfolk Coffee Company – A cool cafe in a not so cool part of town.

#124 Commonfolk Coffee Company – A cool cafe in a not so cool part of town.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Sam Keck has just started the Commonfolk Coffee Company - a very cool cafe where he roasts and serves his own coffee, served expresso or drip filter style. The decor is industrial sheik, the staff are as well - the menu is limited but yum, and there's no shortage of cool customers coming in and out on a regular basis. Now that all sounds pretty normal - and I guess you're thinking, which cool inner-city suburb is it located? It's not! Commonfolk Coffee Company sits plumb in the middle of the Mornington industrial estate - alongside panel beaters, car yards and welding shops!

And therein lies its massive point-of-difference. Listen in to hear how Sam's created a very cool new cafe brand.

PLUS a guest from a recent episode has just had a big win thanks to being on the show. Gotta love that!

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Attention content marketers … How to get clear on your editorial mission.

Attention content marketers … How to get clear on your editorial mission.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Content marketing is the new marketing black ... I think most motivated small business owners are on to this important marketing fact by now. It's possibly the best marketing strategy for helping small business owners share that mountain of knowledge that they're standing on and become the thought-leader in their industry.

Great content marketing starts with identifying your editorial mission. "My editorial what?!", I hear you say.

Great question. That's why this bonus episode is 100% dedicated to helping you uncover your editorial mission, in order to make your content marketing a breeze. Enjoy!

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Li'l C - Big Shoe Lady

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

Cruising Phewa Lake, Paragliding in the Himalayas and Chasing dramatic sunrise in Sarangkot Pokhara!

by Riz Baldivia @ Lamyerda

Two weeks preparation. Eleven Days Trip. Two Escapists, One Exotic Country. Nepal is always on top of my lists. With so many things to do in Nepal, it is so difficult to squeeze in all during my trip. I am so thankful that Riz of Lamyerda.com helped me with the itinerary! From Visa application, things to do, where to go and even introduce us to her local friends in Nepal! The Himalayas welcomed us the moment we arrived in Kathmandu. I was with my great friend Linh of BunboTravels.com Who also fell in love with Nepal and got inspired by Riz to start her own blog. Kathmandu is crowded, yet its rustic smell and chaos brings a beautiful mess. Pokhara also known as the City of Lakes is my favorite part of Nepal. We scored a whopping NPR800 / $8 bus ride to Pokhara from Thamel Chowk. The journey takes about 6-7 hours. The trip was pretty long, but totally worth it. With several power naps, you were one step away from Pokhara! Fourteen degrees Celsius afternoon chills greeted us in Pokhara. True enough that October -November is the best time to visit Nepal. Nepalese are the friendliest people I […]

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Discover: Cranbrook

by @ Wikitravel

If you visit Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada and crave a dinner of alligator meat, you can get it at K's Amazon Eatery -- even though the Amazon and its gators are thousands of miles away.

How To Tell Your Brand Story In 3 Simple Steps

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Who doesn’t love a good story. In business, telling a good story can lead a potential customer to pick you over one of your competitors. Why? Because it emotionally engages them.

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Komodo Island

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

HOW TO PLAN A TRIP TO KOMODO ISLAND - THINGS TO DO, WHERE TO STAY & WHERE TO EAT

#101 Aquabumps – Sydney’s most popular retail attraction. And it’s a small business!

#101 Aquabumps – Sydney’s most popular retail attraction. And it’s a small business!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Eugene Tan started Aquabumps in 1999, when as a frustrated Creative Director he combined his three passions: photography, surfing and the web. In the nineties blogs hadn’t evolved yet, but Eugene, better known as ::uge (yooj), thought he’d provide a nice daily break for his mates to see a bit of surf at work.

The daily updates started flowing more consistently and the first handful of friends became thousands of people logging on from all over the globe. Even Aquabumps’s Facebook page is a hive of activity with 58,000 followers (as at Sept 2012).

This is a great story about one guy's decision to follow his passion. And it's paid off big time.

PLUS I go off on another content creation rant PLUS I share my top 5 ways of creating awareness on a shoestring budget.

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White Peach Bellini Recipe and Christmas Tips from Chef Peter Gilmore

by Lara Dunston @ Grantourismo Travels

This White Peach Bellini recipe is courtesy of one of Australia’s best chefs, Peter Gilmore, who helms the kitchens of Quay and Bennelong in Sydney, arguably two of the city’s and Australia’s finest restaurants. Here he shares his recipe for his go-to Christmas Day drink...

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That’s Inappropriate, Hot Mess Express and Not Being Alone with Meredith Masony

by Victoria Smith @ Girl Tries Life

“You might have cancer.” Those are words that none of us want to hear, especially not if you have three kids at home. When Meredith Masony heard those words, she initially went into productivity mode – cooking freezer meals for her family, considering creating an online dating profile for her partner – but thankfully the […]

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How to use storytelling in your marketing messages so you can sell more stuff

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Whether it be fact or fiction, everybody loves a good story. As a business owner, it’s important you take the time to develop interesting stories to share with customers.

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The Rex Hotel

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

A video marketing strategy with massive SEO implications.

A video marketing strategy with massive SEO implications.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today's guest is a council worker. But no ordinary council worker. Uh-uh. Johnathan Reichwald from Frankston in Victoria cleverly used the power of YouTube and some crowd sourced content to knock all the bad stuff about his suburb off page one of Google and replace it with good news stories. I also help a listener take maximum advantage of a guest post blogging opportunity and share some feedback from a listener who's taking some serious marketing action as a result of this show. Love it!

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369 – Dale Beaumont’s 7 (ridiculously simple) steps to creating highly profitable business partnerships

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Does the idea of getting your beautiful business in front of hundreds, if not thousands more of your ideal customers excite you.

No need to answer that … of course it does!

Then join Dale Beaumont and I are we detail the 7 steps to creating highly effective partnerships.

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Mai Chau – Pu Luong Off-road Motorcycle Tour 3 Days – 2 Nights

by alanduong @ VIETNAM MOTORBIKE TOURS

This 3 day motorcycle tour from Hanoi is the choice for riders which is customized for both on and off-road riders. We mostly ride on the beautiful back-roads to remoted beautiful hill tribe villages where we will stay with the local family. If you are looking for an on and off-road motorbike tour from Hanoi. […]

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The Small Business Big Marketing INTENSIVE – 2 HUGE Days

The Small Business Big Marketing INTENSIVE – 2 HUGE Days

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Off the back of Australia’s #1 Marketing show, I’m very please to share with you The Small Business Big Marketing INTENSIVE – 2 HUGE Days at The Caulfield Racecourse in

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[Productivity Tool] Google Sites – A free and easy way to create and share webpages

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Today’s productivity tool to make your life a whole lot easier is Google Sites.

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Saigon Central Post Office

by admin @ Ho Chi Minh City Highlights - maps

196 – How to save 90% on labour costs using outsourcing (AKA off-shoring) with Mini Mover’s Mike O’Hanagan.

196 – How to save 90% on labour costs using outsourcing (AKA off-shoring) with Mini Mover’s Mike O’Hanagan.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

A self confessed “entrepreneur with ADD”, Mike O'Hagan has mastered the art of locating business opportunities and then giving consumers exactly what they want. With his own moving business, Mini Movers, business tours in Manila, and a handful of other startups (including a business that sells deep sea diving equipment!), Mike spends his time lazing on a beach in the Philippines while he outsources a lot of the work elsewhere. This week, we talk outsourcing, sales ability, and the power of data mining. Let's do this.

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7 Farms to Visit in Malaysia With Your Whole Family

by Adrian Chew @ TripZilla Magazine

A $60M business in two-years thanks to a one word domain name.

A $60M business in two-years thanks to a one word domain name.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Health.com.au is the first health insurance company to enter the Australian market in more than 36 years. I chat with this start-up's founder and CEO Andy Sheats about how his team built a $60M business in the space of two years. Andy reveals the importance of naming and branding for your business, hiring staff who can empathise with your customers, and how to cut through in a crowded market.

Plus, I answer a listener question from a mindfulness therapist on how NOT to sound like a schmuck when talking about what your business does. Listen up!

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Chiang Mai

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

How clever marketing (and a fun name) helped Dr. Snip undertake 20,000+ vasectomies!

How clever marketing (and a fun name) helped Dr. Snip undertake 20,000+ vasectomies!

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Dr Nick Demediuk, AKA Dr Snip has performed over 20,000 vasectomies in Australia. In this entertaining episode with Dr Nick, he shares how he uses clever marketing to attract patients and get noticed in the community; how humour helps to overcome fear; and why helping take away 'the fear' helps his business grow. PLUS I share my top 9 considerations for naming a business. Listen up ...

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8 Fake Viral Videos That Fooled The World

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Independent Australian production studio, The Woolshed Co. have released the results of a two-year social experiment exploring the phenomenon of ‘viral’ videos and shareable content. They repeatedly achieved world wide news coverage and gained over 200 million views with a series of fake viral videos without any paid media, promotion or publicity.

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310 – Getting Ex-Crims Jobs Has Proved a Profitable Little Side Hustle For Ron Stefanski of Jobs For Felons

310 – Getting Ex-Crims Jobs Has Proved a Profitable Little Side Hustle For Ron Stefanski of Jobs For Felons

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

My guest today helps ex-crims get jobs. And in doing so, he's created a very nice little side business with a passive income - who doesn't want a bit of that?! Plus in today's epsidoe I share the three podcasts I'm loving right now. Let's go!

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Oaxaca

by vickiwp @ maketimetoseetheworld - maps

GUEST POST FROM A LOCAL: THINGS TO DO IN OAXACA + WHERE TO STAY & WHAT TO EAT

#83 Big Richard Condom’s Lloyd Perry Talks Marketing.

#83 Big Richard Condom’s Lloyd Perry Talks Marketing.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Well, I could summarise this interview as being all about how to market condoms. HOWEVER, it's so much more than that. In fact, Lloyd Perry from Big Richard Condoms actually set out to create a clothing brand, but, thanks to a Venture Capitalist with a sense of humour (what?!) he ended up starting and running a condom business. So, in this revealing interview (BTW, it's not one for the kids' ears) we go under the covers (pun intended) and get some fantastic insights in to very smart marketing strategies around ....

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220 – How to market a product no-one thinks they need with Bart Atherinos from Innie.

220 – How to market a product no-one thinks they need with Bart Atherinos from Innie.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Marketing can be tough at the best of times. So imagine marketing a product that no-one thinks they need. And in fact, that they don't even know they have a need for. That's is the challenge faced by today's guest - Bart Atherinos from Innie - a clever little device to stop all those hipsters from tripping over their shoe laces. #FirstWorldProblem ;0)

Plus in this episode I tackle a listener question about what books I'm reading. Let's get stuck right into episode 220 of Australia’s #1 marketing show. Go!

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The Cow Head Taco Philosopher King of Oaxaca

by Jodi Ettenberg @ Legal Nomads

Oaxaca is full of great street eats, including this delightful philosophizing taco vendor who makes tacos de cabeza (cow head tacos).

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How to use social media marketing to build loyal fans with Channel Nine’s Peter Hitchener | #378

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Channel 9‘s Peter Hitchener on social media | A simple Exit Interview strategy | How to create quick mock-ups for your marketing materials | And so much more on Australia’s #1 business marketing podcast

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Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours

Ho Chi Minh City Food Tours - Saigon Food Tours


Saigon Food Tours

Sample the world's best street food with a Saigon Street Eats food tour, run by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food.

267 – How to pitch your business with Pitch Anything’s Oren Klaff

267 – How to pitch your business with Pitch Anything’s Oren Klaff

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Do you struggle nailing your business pitch? Plenty do. Well, that’s all about to change as today’s guest, Oren Klaff of Pitch Anything, takes us through a very simple pitching process. Afterall, life’s a pitch!

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191 – Voice of Apple’s Siri, Karen Jacobsen, talks personal branding and how to overcome fear in business.

191 – Voice of Apple’s Siri, Karen Jacobsen, talks personal branding and how to overcome fear in business.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

If somebody is the living embodiment of “Feel the fear and do it anyway” it's Karen Jacobsen. The voice of the world’s most famous text-to-speech recognition program, Apple's Siri and in-car navigation device TomTom, as well as the founder of her own personal development brand at The GPS Girl, you would never believe that Karen has had to overcome personal anxiety issues and significant debt to get to where she is today.

Karen has certainly reached her destination and she shares exactly how in this episode.

PLUS, I reveal more details about the LIVE 200th episode. Let’s get started, shall we?

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278 – How A Market Researcher Turned Boutique Beer Retailer Selling 1,100 Craft Beers with Richard Kelsey of Beer Cartel

278 – How A Market Researcher Turned Boutique Beer Retailer Selling 1,100 Craft Beers with Richard Kelsey of Beer Cartel

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

How’s this. Two market researchers get the taste for beer. Craft beer. So, what did they do? They escape the cubicle and start a business from a self-storage facility. Soon enough they’ve opened up a bottle shop in an industrial estate selling 1,100 types of their favourite beers. Cheers, big ears!

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VIETNAM

VIETNAM


HoneyMundo

Travel Dates: March 12-27, 2017 Good Morning Vietnam!  It’s taken 34 years but I’ve finally made it back to my ancestral motherland. My parents (independently) fled Vietnam in the early 80’s after …

307 – How to Run a Suucessful Event with Sarah-Jane Dunford of Riskology and The Hunter Safety Awards

307 – How to Run a Suucessful Event with Sarah-Jane Dunford of Riskology and The Hunter Safety Awards

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Listen in as Sarah-Jane Dunford from Riskology explains step by step how to run a great corporate event. In this episode we talk corporate sonsorship, media partners and all those one per center's that make events and experience.

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Fall in love with Paris. Things to do in the city of light and romance.

by Dawn Jorgensen @ The Incidental Tourist

For me, 2018 is set to bring much European travel and I am fortunate enough to be in the planning stages of two to three trips, with a return to some of my favourite cities guaranteed. One of them will be Paris, a city that tops the wish list of many travellers who are yet…

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244 – How can I get millions of views on YouTube? Great question. Listen in as someone who’s done it explains how.

244 – How can I get millions of views on YouTube? Great question. Listen in as someone who’s done it explains how.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

25 million views on one beautifully simple YouTube video ... yet, for today’s guest, sales just aren’t what they should be. Mmmmmm, what’s goin’ on?!

Plus I take you behind the scenes of my show's new sound bed, and share an inspiring marketing quote on the importance of being different by Coco Channel.

Let's go!

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How to create the perfect VIP event to grow your business

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

When was the last time you held a live event for your clients? Living in such a virtual world these days, it may well have been quite some time. Well, once in awhile, it’s worth hosting an event in the physical world in an effort to get the word out about your business and connect with more leads.

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The GFC forced this financial adviser to fully embrace content marketing.

The GFC forced this financial adviser to fully embrace content marketing.

by @ Small Business Big Marketing

Financial advisor Charles Badenach has fully embraced the concept of content marketing. As a director and employee of Shadforths, a large financial group located in Hobart, Tasmaina, Charles has successfully built his own personal brand using a mix of marketing strategies book publishing, video marketing, eBooks, blogging as well as frequent use of LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest. I know, a financial adviser using Pinterest .... and well!

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308 – [Bonus Episode] How To Free Up More Cash & Time In Your Business (AKA How To Outsource To The Philippines)

308 – [Bonus Episode] How To Free Up More Cash & Time In Your Business (AKA How To Outsource To The Philippines)

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

Finding the time and money to work on your business is hard - particularly in Australia where the costs of running a business can spiral out of control very quickly.

Wages, rent, staffing issues, paperwork plus plus plus - all stop you from building that beautiful business of yours in to the empire it deserves to be.

Well, it doesn't have to be like that. In fact, let me (and today's guest - David Warne of Cornerstone Business Solutions) put an end to the struggle immediately.

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How to increase sales during the holidays.

by Tim @ Small Business Big Marketing

One of the best times to send emails to your customers is during the holidays. So, if you want to boost sales over the next holiday period, try sending out a timely deal.

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