Running a small to medium business is hard work. There is no easy path to success, and it is only through being real life business practitioners that we learn what works and what doesn’t.

Talking Better Business was created with the aim of providing a platform for sharing of ideas, thoughts, and knowledge between small and medium business owners.

Through the medium of podcasting our guests tell their story and share their journey about how they built their businesses. We hear about the successes they have had, the challenges they faced, the wins they recorded, lows they encountered, and what they have learnt along the way. Our conversations are raw but they are real.

As you listen to the fire side chats, we hope that you take away some ideas and thoughts that you too can implement into your own business, and achieve the success you desire.

Below are my most recent podcasts click here to listen to more.


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Growing a small business with the idea of selling it from day one.

You might not think that planning for the day you can sell your business is a particularly positive way to enter it.

However starting out with an exit plan is is exactly how Christine Ure of Pilates New Plymouth WWW.PILATESNEWPLYMOUTH.CO.NZ has developed her fundamental business strategy

Christine's approach involves taking small steps while regularly re-evaluating her game plan to suit the market and her clients needs.

Fostering her ethos of providing a professional service with an eye of the bigger, corporate picture, Christine is creating a business that is unarguably marketable.


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Glenn Baker, NZBusiness Magazine - What has close to 15 years of interviewing business owners taught him.

It’s hard to think of someone with more business zen than Glenn – he writes in-depth articles about small to medium businesses (SME’s) every day.

However, personal experience taught Glenn all about disappointment. His time as a business owner resulted in a massive learning curve that he couldn’t master or sustain, eventually tossing him and his business partner wife off into the drink.



How to engage your staff to achieve great things

Author and humourist, Mark Twain once said,

“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

We’d all aspire to experience this quote as a personal reality, but according to statistics, a whopping 70% of people don’t enjoy their job. One enlightening side effect of this: most people operate at only 50% of their potential work productivity.

In this podcast we talk to Mike Clark of Think Right Ltd  and hear how he is on a mission to change all that. As the owner of internationally renowned (but now New Zealand focused) Think Right Ltd, Mike is a passionate believer in the power of Mindset.