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Catalyst 4 Growth, Sales and Marketing panel discussion
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Catalyst 4 Growth, Sales and Marketing panel discussion

Join this panel discussion brought to you by The Biz Life by GG, our daily Clubhouse show with resident mentors; Dr George Marano Shane McNulty Krys Francini Key takeaways; We'll answer the all important what channels to choose to market your business How does confidence and being self-aware strengthen your sales delivery? Managing sales teams and what are some of the incentives that can deliver great results ABOUT GEORGE With over 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Marano has developed a unique outlook towards strategy courtesy of his consulting, business experience and academic background. His depth and breadth of knowledge spans across his work in and with corporate, government, not-for-profit, industry bodies, start-ups, academia and additionally his own entrepreneurial endeavours. ABOUT KRYS “15 years ago, as a young couple with a growing family, the plunge into business ownership was not without challenge; business is full of ups and downs and has a lot of learning opportunities on the way; A self-confessed Workaholic I am part of a strong husband and wife team and love the journey that being a business owner brings” Krys has a successful history in business start-ups; with a strong business acumen her strength is in systems and procedures and the establishment of strong teams in order to ensure business’ work strong without her and more importantly make a profit. Her experience as a business owner began in 2007 when her husband Adam quit his job and established an Electrical and Mechanical business specializing in automation – Automated Control Solutions. After the creation of Automated combined with on the ground experience, and a compulsion for study, Krys and Adam started an accounts / bookkeeping / system streamliner company– Absolute Corporate Solutions; leaning on what they had learnt with Automated, this company has helped loads of people navigate through the messy terrains of Business. In 2015 Adam and Krys established The Alphabet Academy Sydney growing it to multiple suites as of 2021. In 2020 looking for the next challenge; the couple purchased their first territory with the brand Socca Joeys. In 2021 – The Power couple have recently established Eduplay, an Educational program online with sensory supplies for children of all ages, this micro business started In COVID. ​ Her directorship of these company enables her and her team to share skills and experiences with other business owners, her strong skills in leadership, systems, and proven success in establishing business from the ground up along with a passion for learning allows her to bring a unique perspective to business. ABOUT SHANE Shane is an experienced CEO, executive coach, management consultant, facilitator and trainer with both local and international operating experience . He's created three successful start ups as well as managing publicly listed companies. A demonstrated ability in developing strategy and delivering improved sales and financial results. These skills are matched with strong communication skills that create an environment of collaboration with teams & individuals to quickly distil issues and opportunities into actionable solutions. Exposure across Building Products, Plumbing, Consumer Appliances, Management Consulting and Sporting Goods sectors. Formal qualifications in HR (UNSW), Accounting (UTS), Marketing (UTS) and Coaching (IECL). Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors. Skills Base Sales and Customer Development.​ Leadership & Culture Change​. Strategy Creation and Implementation.​ Brand Management and Growth. Financial and Commercial Acumen​ Distribution Knowledge​ ABOUT REBECCA (MC) Rebecca Swanson is a dedicated professional in the fields of business strategy and personal mastery. Formerly a corporate executive who personally experienced a physical and mental breakdown from adrenal exhaustion, this being her awakening. A process of self-rediscovery led to a degree in psychology, training certifications in NLP, many alternative therapies and ancient wisdom studies. Through her workshops and private sessions, Rebecca combines neuroscience and ancient wisdom with lessons from her personal journey to inspire, educate and motivate business leaders. Rebecca inspires the courage required to go deep and have real conversations with yourself, your families and colleagues, so you can live a bold, courageous and authentic life. Rebecca is committed to ensuring that all business leaders achieve clarity and emotional wellbeing through balance of their inner and outer lives.
Doing Business in the Digital Age
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Doing Business in the Digital Age

There are various legal obligations and responsibilities every business owner should be aware of when dealing with Social Media and Digital Law. Knowing the basic will help your business, protect your reputation, enhance your marketing and e-commerce as well as facilitate your advice and training of staff and others. KEY TAKEAWAYS Protect your business by understanding social media law and having a policy for your business, understand the changing world of business post covid ABOUT KATHERINE Katherine Hawes is the CEO of of Aquarius Consulting Group Pty Ltd which has three law firms, of which Digital Age Lawyers, is one. She is the Principal Solicitor at Digital Age Lawyers and is also Barrister, business influencer, social entrepreneur, and media personality, based in Sydney, Australia. Katherine has undergraduate degrees in Communications and Law, as well as a Masters of Marine Law, a Masters of Law, a Masters of Business Management and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Adult Education. Katherine has appeared before the full bench of the High Court and is often asked to be a guest lecturer at Australian universities on topics such as business legal issues as well as social media and digital law. As an experienced legal practitioner Katherine recognises that you must niche your business and not be everything to everybody. Her focus on business and technology law sees her offer a wide range of education programs. Digital Age Lawyers operates as a virtual law firm business model in the practices, Katherine is an early adopter of new technology to ensure that her clients can make contact easily, are kept up to date and can self-service their legal documents from anywhere, anytime! The firm offers a range of small business courses to keep you up to date with legal requirements in your day to day business operations.
Q&A with Tony Rabah
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Q&A with Tony Rabah

The Male Hug is an initiative that seeks to raise the awareness of men’s mental health, and promote the open dialogue of this often sensitive issue. Mental health is an issue that is becoming more prevalent, but continues to find degrees of negative stigma associated with it, particularly amongst men. We seek to tackle the stigma associated with men’s mental health as it looks to take its place as a support service for men. Providing support & encouraging men to talk in a safe and friendly environment that is free of judgement. The Male Hug founder is Tony Rabah, an Accountant & Business advisor from Melbourne Australia. His service to his clients for over 25 years has given Tony an insight into not only their financial matters but also into their personal lives and the mental consequences of financial hardship. Over the years many of Tony’s clients have turned to him for not only financial advice but solace in the face of mental struggles. One of the greatest challenges of men’s mental health is their inability to talk openly about such personal issues for fear of shame or sense of less worth. As an illness that is widespread but still in the shadows, Tony believed he should do something about it. Tony’s initiative calls for men to gather in a safe and friendly environment to talk openly without judgement on mental health issues. This safe and friendly environment seeks to create a timeout space for men to relax and open up about issues of mental health without fear of reprisal or judgement. It is on the back of the above that desire to do something was not only a goal of Tony’s but more generally a necessity hence The Male Hug was formed.
Demystifying Marketing
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Demystifying Marketing

A pathway to building a business that has a strategic marketing plan. 1. What the Marketing Building blocks 2. A Strategy 3. Reverse engineering Goals ABOUT KERIM As CEO of OnePoint I have driven innovation, transformation and best practice. I have always strived to have a client-focused business that delivers commercial outcomes for our clients through the integration of multiple Marketing and Communication disciplines. OnePoint has won many awards including two AMIA Awards. In 2009. At the peak of the GFC we won the Deliottes fastest growing business in NSW and ACT for a business under 15 years of age and under 20 staff. We have since received Marketing awards, Best Practice Awards, Printing Awards and a Podi Marketing Award for International campaigns. I was asked to be part of a leadership team to assist in transitioning the WSITC a government organization to a privately run organization. WSITC had 300 members with a turnover in excess of $700 million dollars. I was in a leadership role as Chairman for the first three years of a digital co-operative managing the needs and expectations of thirteen companies that collectively turned over in excess of $120 million dollars. I spent 3+2 years as a Director of the Italian Chamber of commerce and Industry. One of seventy-five chambers around the world that develop business between Italy and Australia. During my board period the Sydney Chamber became the number one Chamber in the world. I’m the Managing partner of a privately owned investment company that in 2005 was involved in property development project that had a realization value of $15 million dollar. The 22 town house development in the Inner West of Sydney was the first of its kind in the area and set the benchmark at the time for the remaining developments in the vicinity. I have been a guest speaker for Kodak, Canon, Lanier, NIPPA and Ricoh. OnePoint under the prografica brand where the first company to roll out Multi-Channel Cross Media strategies using PURL’s in Australia. I orchestrated the acquisition of three companies during the GFC, a print company in Artarmon, a digital Marketing company and a brand agency in the city. I also completed a two-year period on the B2B Marketing expert panel at ADMA Association for Data-Driven Marketing and Advertising. In the last 6 years I have been on a PWC Advisory committee for the Print Industry.
Measure. Count. Progress. with Lielette Calleja
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Measure. Count. Progress. with Lielette Calleja

The Secret to Staying Motivated in Business. Success is a numbers game. Those who succeed and can overcome the challenges that come their way is because they are clear on where they are and where they want to go. Knowing the critical numbers in your business is how you control and create a better realistic outcome. The biggest motivator in business is progress. KEY TAKEAWAYS: In this session you will walk away understanding: 1. What the 7 essential things you need to count and measure on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. 2. How to scale your business even when uncertainty is hovering around us 3. How and why, you need to measure the progress you’re making if you want to be successful in business. ABOUT LIELETTE Lielette Calleja is the director of All That Counts, a leading and multi-award-winning firm with over 25 years of financial management, accounting, payroll and bookkeeping experience. In 2021 Lielette was named one of the Top 50 Small Business Leaders with Inside Small Business and was also recognised for being a Top 100 Global ProAdvisor. Before starting up her own business in 2004, Lielette held senior finance positions in the commercial private sector, primarily in the entertainment and music industry. Lielette recently joined The Institute of Public Accountants (IPA Group) as their Chief Accounting Technician, where her focus is around advocacy and technical professional development for accounting technicians. She currently sits on the ATO Single Touch Payroll Phase 2 Advisory Group and is also a member of the ATO BAS Agent Advisory Group.