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Tales of Transformation

Episode 1: Growing, minus the pains

Kate Save, her co-founder Dr Geoffrey Draper, and the team at Be Fit Food have experienced massive growth and overcome many challenges since launching in 2014. In episode one, Adam speaks to Kate about growing your small business, minus the pain.


Episode 2: Start up without slipping up

Annette Kaitinis and Dave Macdonald have taken their small business with a big idea from Tasmania to the world. In just three short years, they’re reaching international markets and are set to continue growing . Their win at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards for Tasmanian Business of the Year is a testament to their hard work and savvy scaling. In episode two, Adam speaks to Annette and Dave about how to grow your start-up without scaling too fast.


Episode 3: Maximise productivity, minimise distractions

Pam Brook heads up her family business, Brookfarm, a venture that began as a dinner party remark to become an Aussie success story. Today, Brookfarm employs 75 staff and exports across the world – not bad at all for a business that started in the family kitchen. Brookfarm won the 2007 Telstra Business of the Year and Pam is now a judge for Telstra Business Awards. In episode three, Adam speaks to Pam on how to maximise business productivity, while managing distractions along the way.


Episode 4: Taking your business worldwide on the web

Julie Mathers, her husband and business partner Tom, and the team at Flora & Fauna have worked incredibly hard to be one of the most ethical retail business in Australia. In 2018, Flora & Fauna won the NSW Small & Succeeding Telstra Business Award, which proves Julie, Tom and team are going from strength-to-strength while maintaining course on their sustainability vision. In episode four, Adam speaks to Julie about how to build your business without borders.


Episode 5: Sharing the secrets of collaboration

Nina Terrey is a partner at ThinkPlace, a strategic design consultancy specialising in designing for the public good. ThinkPlace thrives on work that achieves social outcomes with human-centred design – its clear direction and determined efforts to realise its vision has guided it to success, including its win at the 2018 Telstra Business Awards for the Social Change Maker award. In episode five, Adam speaks to Nina about sharing the secrets of collaboration.


Episode 6: Steeling your business against the threat of cybercrime

Matthew Wilson is a co-founder of Penten, a Canberra-based cybersecurity business that is growing rapidly today. In this episode, Adam speaks to Matthew about how Penten has grown to become a cybersecurity stalwart, and how his business manages their own security when security is their trade. At the Telstra Business Awards, Penten was Telstra’s 2018 Business of the Year, and also picked up the Medium & Making Waves Award. In episode six, Adam speaks to Matthew on how to protect your business against cyber threats.