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Episode 8 – Building and Promoting an App, Surviving COVID, Growing fast – David Wong from Deemples

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THIS EPISODE

In this episode of Business Over Drinks, David Wong, CEO and Co-Founder of Deemples, shares his story as a salesman, entrepreneur and founder of one of the most successful sports startups in Southeast Asia. 

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • 99 in the Shade, 2017 Merlot
  • San Miguel Light
  • Water

WE COVER ISSUES SUCH AS:

– How to start an app and should you? (spoiler alert – don’t do it)

– Tech versus marketing, what is more essential? 

– How they scaled from 0 – 1,000 users then beyond that.

– How Deemples survived COVID-19 and how they scaled?

– What are some of the lessons he learned from COVID-19?

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

– Terng: San Miguel Light

– David Bobis: 99 In the Shade Merlot

– David Wong drank water…

STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DAVID WONG AND DEEMPLES:

  • Deemples is one of the fastest-growing golf apps in Southeast Asia (and is now expanding to Australia) that allows you to find a golf partner to play with whenever and wherever you want. Join available games, or create your own and let other golfers join your games through Deemples. It’s like the Uber or Tinder for golfers. Why play with the same few friends, when you can expand your personal network or business contacts through Deemples.
  • Download the app: https://deemples.com/download
  • Follow David on LinkedIn

PROMOTION

Get 10% off David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He has just released a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

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Episode 7 – Cold Pitching – How to pitch your business for sales and PR

 

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THIS EPISODE

Today we discuss cold calling. We recorded this earlier on, so we may talk about things such as David’s book in the future tense, but it is already out and available (see the link below).

Our work has always involved some form of cold calling – from new business to media outreach for PR. We’re not sales gurus, but share our honest opinions and tips that have worked for us and also the hard truths about cold calling and how it works.

We cover issues such as:

  • What IS a cold pitch?
  • How to get more business (sales) with cold pitches
  • How to not get ignored by businesses you’re pitching to
  • Tools to automate and improve cold pitches
  • How do you get in the media (TV, newspaper, blogs, etc) using cold pitches for PR (Public Relations)?

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Molson Canadian Lager
  • Terng: Pure Blonde Lager

GIVEAWAY

Win a signed first edition copy of David’s new book, Everyday A**holes:

  1. Comment on one of our social media posts
  2. Subscribe to our podcast
  3. Contact us to let us know you’ve entered

STUFF MENTIONED

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He is about to release a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

 

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Episode 6 – Coping Through Challenging Times

 

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Today we’re speaking about coping with challenges. Whether coping with the changes in the time of the coronavirus to struggling to build your business from the ground-up, we look at multiple viewpoints. 

We both started off as salaried workers before transitioning into entrepreneurs on two very different, but (fulfilling) paths. So we have experience on both sides of the track and want to share that with our listeners.

We cover issues such as:

– Talking to others about what you’re going through

– Kevin Hart’s ‘shoulder shrug’

– Creating the right environment

– Surrounding yourself with the right people

– Changing the question from ‘How can I?’ to ‘I can’t, because…”

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

– David: Jim Beam 1795 Bourbon 700mL

– Terng: Sweetwater 420 Strain G13

GIVEAWAY

Win a signed first edition copy of David’s new book, Everyday A**holes:

  1. Comment on one of our social media posts
  2. Subscribe to our podcast
  3. Contact us to let us know you’ve entered

STUFF MENTIONED

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He is about to release a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

Follow David’s Instagram

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Buy David’s Books

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Episode 5 – Client Horror Stories – Agency Life

 

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This episode is about client horror stories, and we highly recommend listening to it! 

For anyone who’s owned a services-based agency out there (like a marketing or PR agency, such as us), you’d have a horror-story or three.

Laugh and drink with us as we share ours.

Do YOU have any funny stories to share? Share some with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

– Johnny Walker Black Label

– Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Chardonnay

GIVEAWAY

Terng is giving away 3 FREE 30-minute consultations. Comment, subscribe and hit us up to be in the draw.

Listeners who want to buy the book get 10% off, for a limited time! Put 10% at checkout.

BOOKS MENTIONED

Ride of a Lifetime – Bob Iger

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks. 

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He is about to release a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy. 

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

Follow David’s Instagram

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Buy David’s Books

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Episode 4 – Business that is Succeeding During COVID-19 Downturn – Sidney Cachuela of POP Tax

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Today we’re speaking to Sidney Cachuela, the co-founder and COO of POP Tax, and Co-Founder of POP Business.

Sidney had a well-paying, stable job but decided to risk it all to help start POP Tax. Now, after years of struggle, their business is absolutely killing it — even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

POP is aimed at revolutionising the Australian financial landscape. POP will modernise the accounting industry by moving towards a complete online accounting service that prepares compliance and advisory for individuals and companies. POP is tackling the issues of complexity, affordability, convenience, and engagement between Australians and financial services by providing Australia’s best tax and accounting service – Fast, Easy, Affordable and Engaging.

We cover issues such as:

– Pushing your business idea, even when you don’t have financial stability and your loved ones aren’t encouraging you

– What should working professionals do if they’ve lost their jobs?

– What should a startup do during these COVID-19 times?

– What should businesses do to scale if they’re doing well during these COVID-19 times?

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

– Furphy

– Canadian Club

– The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

STUFF MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE

CONNECT WITH SIDNEY

GIVEAWAY

5 FREE tax/business consultations with Sidney for anyone in Australia, or for businesses looking to expand within Australia.

Simply follow our podcasts and comment on any of our posts

DISCOUNTED BOOKS

All listeners get 5% off David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, with promo code BOD. Enjoy!

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Terng Shing has his own PR and content agency based in Singapore. He tries not to be defined by his job, but gave up and has leaned into it pretty heavily.

When he’s not working or conducting business over drinks, he is recording an episode for Business Over Drinks.

Learn more about his company SYNC and what they’ve been doing for the startup community in Southeast Asia. He also has another venture with a business partner in the travel industry, called Travel Wanderlust.

Connect with him on LinkedIn

Find out more about his company and follow Travel Wanderlust on social media on Instagram and Facebook.

David Bobis

David Bobis is an author who has written a few works under both his real name and pen name, Dean Blake. He is about to release a book of illustrations, Everyday A**holes.

David was also the Head of Digital Marketing and Partner of Studio Culture – a leading digital marketing agency in Australia, before exiting to work on his books and private consultancy.

David is a finalist of multiple awards, such as the Telstra Business Award, the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Award, The Optus Business Award, the Brisbane Business News Young Entrepreneur’s Award, a Melbourne Age Short Story Award, a John Marsden Short Story Award and a Brisbane State Library Short Story Award.

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Episode 3 – Dealing With Exhaustion – Funny Business and Entrepreneur Podcast

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This episode covers exhaustion. We cover issues such as:

– How do you deal with exhaustion in your daily life?

– Why you should try to prioritise non-work related things in your life

– Why you shouldn’t just blindly listen to what the internet advises you

– The importance of sleep

– Our personal experiences.

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Be in the chance to win 1 of 3 1st edition, signed copies of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, if you:

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  3. Drop us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks

Today We’re Drinking

  • – Chang Classic Beer
  • Coffee

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Episode 2 – How to Become a Better Salesperson – William Gilchrist – CEO Konsyg

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Interviewee

We spoke Konsyg CEO William Gilchrist about this journey from salesman to global CEO in a few short years.

About William

William has accumulated over a decade of experience in technology sales throughout North America and Asia-Pacific. He holds a Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in International Relations from Bowdoin College, TEFL Certification from GLV Zhuhai / 平和英语学院, Mandarin certification from Cornell University and another Mandarin certification from Beijing University / 北京大学.

William began his career within the corporate sector of Shanghai as a Media Relations Manager for Wai White Dragon, a publication for Shanghai’s elite. William then returned to the United States to work in school administration as Director of Admissions and College Planning at Hales Franciscan High School in Chicago Illinois. He was hired to rebuild the admissions department by devising a plan to increase enrollment numbers among a unique demographic within the Chicago-land area.

After his time at Hales Franciscan, William decided to re-align his initial aspirations of Asia by working in Business Development in Singapore for TSL Marketing, a lead generation marketing firm. At TSL, WIlliam ran multiple lead generation campaigns in both English and Mandarin for top-tier tech firms throughout J-APAC.

He then moved to a position as Regional New Business Sales Manager for Google, Asia-Pacific. William has also founded and facilitated internal sales training courses for multiple departments. William transitioned to the APAC Knowledge Manager role where he focused on training and quality systems management for regional and global projects.

William then ventured outside of Google to build and direct the Outbound Sales Teams for TradeGecko as Director, and then as Vice President for MyDoc, both Singapore-based startups. William is currently the Founder of Konsyg building out sales teams across all markets.

Connect with him on LinkedIn here.

Monthly Giveaway!

We’re giving away:

– 3 first edition, signed copies of Dean Blake’s latest book, Everyday A**holes. Listen to our podcast on how to enter.

– 3 free, 30-minute consultations with William himself

Here’s how you take part:

  1. Subscribe to our podcast
  2. Like us on either Facebook or LinkedIn
  3. Comment on any of our posts (tagging friends gives you bonus points)
  4. Drop us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks

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This podcast was brought to you by no one whatsoever. If you are interested in sponsoring us, well, maybe you should reconsider your priorities.

If you still are keen to sponsor us, drop us a message at hello@businessoverdrinks.com

Drinks:

William drank a Peterson’s Petit Verdot

David drank neat Bundaberg rum… No further comments on that telling choice.

Terng drank a a Laughing Bird Cabernet Sauvignon

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Episode 1 – Time Management

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Monthly Giveaway!

Be in the chance to win 1 of 3 1st edition, signed copies of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, if you:

  1. Subscribe to our podcast
  2. Like us on either Facebook or LinkedIn
  3. Drop us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks

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This podcast was brought to you by no one whatsoever

Drinks:

David drank

Can of Canadian Club Zero Sugar

Terng drank

Books mentioned: