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The Entourage presents
The Make It Happen Show
From the team at The Entourage, Australia's largest education specialist and community for entrepreneurs, comes a new weekly podcast series: The Make It Happen Show. The Entourage has generated over $2 billion in revenue for over 3500 Australian businesses - we know how to make it happen. But we're not about getting things done at any cost. So join Tim Morris, CEO at The Entourage, as he sits down some home-grown and international entrepreneurs to ask them one simple question: how did you make that happen? And with the help of our expert partners, and the incredible team here at The Entourage who have helped transform over 40,000 businesses, we'll walk you through how to implement some of the key principles that we uncover along the way. So together, let’s commit to making it happen - for our teams, our businesses, and for ourselves. Subscribe and listen to The Make It Happen Show wherever you get your podcasts.
October 12, 2021
78. You Make It Happen: Samantha Wills' biggest lessons from shutting down her multi-million dollar business (Samantha Wills Jewellery)
One of the most iconic things cult-followed jewellery Founder Samantha Wills did at the height of her business career was shut the whole thing down. Samantha shared all of the lessons from her years in business with us, especially the tough-earned ones, covering everything from her biggest business mistake to overcoming her darkest moments to her process in shutting down her business. She doesn't hold back in sharing the nitty gritty truths of her lessons as an entrepreneur. This is not one to miss.
October 5, 2021
77. Amal Wakim, Equalution // From A Weekly Wage of $240 To Forbes 30 Under 30: Key Strategies And Lessons To Becoming One Of Australia's Fastest Growing Tech Companies
It's no easy feat building and growing a tech business with no technical experience. Imagine then being ranked on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 AND listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Pacific! Amal Wakim, the Co-Founder of Equalution, did exactly that. How did she do it in under 6 years and what were some of the biggest lessons she's learned from her health and nutrition tech business' journey? Find out Amal's exact strategies and frameworks on this episode of The Make It Happen Show.
September 29, 2021
76. You Make It Happen: How To Build Influential Relationships In Business (with the Founders from Flave, Reliance Real Estate, Wedded Wonderland, & Happy Skin Co)
Business owners need to know how to build relationships of influence. That's why we're sharing a session from an Entourage event featuring 4 incredible business owners and their top strategies on how to take relationships in business to the next level. They discuss everything from building influence to pitches on this ep of The Make It Happen Show. Thank you to Dylan Mullan (Happy Skin Co), Wendy El-Khoury (Wedded Wonderland), Sunil Kumar (Reliance Real Estate), and Samantha Cook (Flave) for joining us.
September 21, 2021
75. Matt Jones, Four Pillars Gin // The Business And Brand Strategies To Becoming Australia's Favourite Gin
When Matt Jones and his co-founders started Four Pillars Gin in 2013, there was no gap in the gin market in Australia. Yet, they were able to win multiple international gin awards and become one of Australia's favourite gin brands. What were the strategies Matt used to create a brand that mattered to people, connected with them, and elevated their product above others? This ep of The Make It Happen Show covers all of that and is unmissable for those who want to create a business and brand that people love.
September 14, 2021
74. You Make It Happen: A Step-By-Step Guide To Successful Marketing Of You And Your Business On LinkedIn (with Nathan Reiche, Content Chemistry)
If you and your business aren't on LinkedIn, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to reach new audiences and build expertise, authority and trust. That's why this ep of The Make It Happen Show is brought to you by the CEO and Founder of Content Chemistry, Nathan Reiche, who's an expert in all things content, social and especially, LinkedIn. He will take you through the step-by-step guide on how to drive brand awareness and reach qualified leads to make it happen on LinkedIn. Check it out now.
September 7, 2021
73. Adam Ferrier, Thinkerbell // The Science Behind Optimal Marketing And Brand Growth For All Business Owners
We all know that marketing is what drives business growth, but how often are we just guessing when it comes to optimising our marketing and branding efforts? That's why we've invited Australia's leading consumer psychologist, Adam Ferrier, onto The Make It Happen Show today to share with you his strategies to practicing 'measured magic' in his award-winning creative agency, Thinkerbell, and for his clients like Coca-Cola. This is a must-listen for all business owners who want to master marketing.
August 31, 2021
72. You Make It Happen: Why Every Business Owner Needs To Build Their Personal Brand, And How To Do It (with Carlii Lyon, Carlii Lyon Public Relations)
Businesses that feel more authentic and human, often have a strong personal brand behind the business, driving their vision, mission, and values. They're the brands that consumers connect with the most and are seen as experts in their industry. That's why we invited one of Australia's leading personal branding coaches, Carlii Lyon on this week's ep of The Make It Happen Show to teach you how to shape your own personal brand. This is a must-listen for all business owners and entrepreneurs. Check it out.
August 24, 2021
71. Tim Duggan, Junkee Media // The Keys To Creating A Lasting Brand And Business Through A Loyal Community
If you want to future-proof your business against the inevitable challenges of business, then you have to listen to this ep of The Make It Happen Show. We've invited Tim Duggan to share with you how to create a long-lasting business through a strong community. As the Editor-at-Large and Co-Founder of Junkee Media, one of Australia's most innovative new media companies, and the author of 'Cult Status', Tim is an industry expert on this, sharing his top lessons and strategies in the ep, so don't miss out!
August 17, 2021
70. You Make It Happen: Increase Your Sales Conversions In Business With These 4 Pillars To Success (with Kane Draper, kanedraper.com)
If you want to improve your sales skills, then listen to this ep of The Make It Happen Show. We've asked Kane Draper, a Vision Partner with The Entourage, and a sales and leadership coach with 12+ years of experience in business development to help you out by teaching 4 key pillars to increase your conversions. From Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques to the messaging in your sales conversations, this is how you exponentially grow your conversions in a scalable way. It's your turn to make it happen.
August 10, 2021
69. Sarah Davidson, Matcha Maiden // From Corporate To Business To Exiting — What It Means To Actually 'Seize The Yay'
What happens when your 'dream' life and business start shifting into something else? 5 years into an accidental side-hustle turned international matcha company, Sarah Davidson, Co-Founder of Matcha Maiden realised that she was no longer doing any parts of the business she loved. Feeling like she was holding the business back from reaching its full potential, this ep of The Make It Happen Show tells of her steps to exiting from Matcha Maiden and finally, and truly 'Seizing The Yay'. Check it out.
August 4, 2021
68. You Make It Happen: 3 Biggest Lessons Learned From Shutting Down A $12M Business (with Michael Fox, Shoes of Prey and Fable Food Co)
10 years in, millions of dollars invested, hundreds of employees and still, Michael Fox, co-founder of Shoes of Prey, had to shut the $12M down. Despite its closure, Michael took those hard-earned lessons he gained into his newest business, Fable Food Co, to make it the massive success it is today. Hear all about his 3 key lessons learned from shutting a business down in this snippet of his session with us at The MIH Summit earlier this year all in today's episode of The Make It Happen Show. Enjoy!
July 27, 2021
67. Matt Vitale, Birchal // A Guide To An Underrated Form Of Raising Capital With Australia's Leading Equity Crowdfunding Platform Founder
Have you ever thought about raising capital through your customers? Equity Crowdfunding is a way for everyday investors to invest in businesses that they love and highly align with. With such a large market of untapped potential investors, we've asked the Founder of Australia's leading crowdfunding platform, Matt Vitale from Birchal, to share his top strategies in creating crowdfunding campaigns that succeed. Listen on to find out what those strategies are in this week's episode of The Make It Happen Show.
July 20, 2021
66. You Make It Happen: How to Apply Military Precision To Your Business Today (with Pete Liston, Trust The Process)
Have you ever felt that you're constantly lacking time as a business owner? It's probably one of the biggest problems that plague every business owner in every industry, but we can help you out. We've asked Pete Liston, Co-Founder of Trust The Process, Vision Partner at The Entourage, AND ADF veteran to help you get your time back by sharing his key lessons on how anyone can achieve military precision in business in this ep of The Make It Happen Show. There are some key lessons in here, so don't miss this!
July 14, 2021
65. Janine Allis, Boost Juice // How The Accidental Entrepreneur Turned 'Shark' And Celebrity Apprentice Advisor Grew A $350M+ Empire
Ever wondered how the top entrepreneurs in the world have made it happen? Was it their mindset, grit, business savvy, or something else? Joining us this to answer this question is Janine Allis, 'Shark' on Shark Tank Australia, Celebrity Apprentice Australia advisor, and Founder of Boost Juice. In this episode, she shares how she's made it happen — everything from motivation, failures, and even what she looks for as a 'Shark' in a pitch on Shark Tank. Check it out now.
July 6, 2021
64. You Make It Happen: Your Crash Course In Instagram's Latest Feature — Automated Instagram Direct Messages (with Elly Hurley, Nudge Marketing)
New feature alert! Instagram is rolling out automated messages in Australia meaning you'll be able to interact with your audience in a faster and more personalised way. We've asked Vision Partner at The Entourage and Co-Founder of Nudge Marketing, Elly Hurley to give you a crash course in this ep of The Make It Happen Show on how you could utilise this new feature. Covering how you can get more qualified leads, improve customer service, and increase engagement, this a must-listen. Check it out now.
June 29, 2021
63. Zeb Evans, ClickUp // How To Create Billion-Dollar Organic Growth In The World's Most Competitive Industry
It takes an unconventional entrepreneur break into the world's most competitive industry and reach a billion-dollar valuation! That's exactly what Zeb Evans has done with ClickUp, the tech platform that is the future of work. With over 300,000 teams using ClickUp now including Google and Uber, Zeb's lessons in how he's achieved massive organic growth are one to listen to and learn from in this episode of The Make It Happen Show. This is a massive ep that cannot be missed. Check it out now.
June 22, 2021
62. You Make It Happen: Learn How To Improve Your Business' Facebook Marketing Strategy In 2021 From A Facebook Community Trainer (with Heather Porter, Website Love)
Over the past year, there have been a lot of changes with Facebook, especially with its advertising capabilities. That's why we've asked one of our Vision Partners here at The Entourage to share with you the knowledge she's taught as 1 of 8 Facebook Community Trainers in Australia direct from Facebook. Heather Porter covers everything you need to excel in Facebook this year as well as how to work around the recent Apple iOS 14 update in this latest episode of The Make It Happen Show. Check it out now
June 15, 2021
61. Irene Falcone, Sans Drinks // How This Entrepreneur Mum Of 4 Has Built Industry-Changing, Multi-Million Dollar E-Commerce Empires
Would you agree that it takes a special entrepreneur to see the opportunity for positive change in outdated industries? Irene Falcone is one, turning $100 to $20M+ with her first organic beauty company, Nourished Life, and on track to $4m with her online superstore selling non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits, Sans Drinks. So, what's her exact blueprint to building multi-million dollar e-commerce empires? Listen to this ep of The Make It Happen Show to find out.
June 9, 2021
60. You Make It Happen: How To Connect Business, Brand And Consumer With A Compelling Customer Journey (with Brett Campbell, Claxon)
If you want to elevate your marketing and sales engine, do this. Dissect your customer's journey to find out how they interact with you at every single touchpoint until they purchase, and then communicate exactly what your brand represents in a way that they understand at each point. How do you do this? On this ep of The Make It Happen Show, find out from one of our Vision Partners at The Entourage, and Founder of Claxon Agency, Brett Campbell, what you need to do to craft a compelling customer journey.
June 2, 2021
59. Jeremy Chen, Good Things // Key Lessons Pivoting A Dying Company Into An Industry-Leading Business
How do you know when to call it quits on your business and pivot to something different? Jeremy Chen ran multiple businesses before finding a model that suited the market the best with his current business, Good Things. Good Things is now known as Australia's leader in branded products and is trusted by the likes of TikTok, Afterpay and Vegemite. And in this episode of The Make It Happen Show, Jeremy reveals his key lessons from the past 14 years to building an industry leader from 'dying' businesses.