Building a Shoe Cleaning Empire Across 4 Countries – Ginny Truc To from Shoe Mo – Entrepreneur Podcast

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO: Ginny Truc To 

Co-founder of Shoe Mo, shoe & sneaker cleaning, repairing and customization service brand. Started in 2016 in Malaysia, Shoe Mo now has 12 outlets across 4 countries. The idea came across as Ginny struggled to find a place to send her running shoes for a cleaning when she moved to KL from Vietnam. Then she discussed with her co-founder, then friend, Jack Wong and a few weeks later, Shoe Mo was born right in the middle of the sneaker trends in Malaysia. They managed to grab the sneaker lover market and from then expanded to non-sneaker shoes & bag services. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Introduction of Ginny, Co-founder of Shoe Mo
  • Ginny’s first impressions of Terng
  • Terng’a first impression of Ginny 
  • What was some of the biggest challenge Ginny faced moving to Malaysia 
  • Cultural shock faced 
  • Comparing life and work between Malaysia and Vietnam
  • Malaysian slangs learnt 
  • Coping with the extended Movement Control Order in Malaysia 
  • How was Shoe Mo founded
  • Success strategies when using digital marketing 
  • How to choose what to invest in
  • How did GInny scale her single home-run business to a multi-business market 
  • What are the factors the affected her decision-making process for the business 
  • Biggest mistake made while running the business 
  • Staying motivated during the pandemic

PODCAST MENTIONED

SHOE MO: 

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

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  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

34. What We’ve Learnt From Our Most Successful Clients – Funny Business Podcast

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Introduction of SYNC PR Pte Ltd 
  • How to win a free PR audit by SYNC PR
  • Sharing of lessons Terng and David have with clients 
  • Define what success with clients is 
  • Lessons learnt from working with Grab 
  • Learning from Dundee Kim, two-time amateur boxing champion
  • The success story of Shoe Mo, one of the first shoe cleaning businesses in Malaysia
  • The benefits of encouraging open discussions 
  • Lessons from Shaneal Sharma – Importance of working hard and productively

PREVIOUS PODCASTs MENTIONED: 

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get the chance to get a free PR audit. Sign up for our newsletter at businessoverdrinks.com and send us a private message via the contact page

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade.

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

  • FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks
  • WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/
  • INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/
  • YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ
  • PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

William Gilchrist, Konsyg: Taking a Company International, Improving Sales Team

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO: William Gilchrist 

William has accumulated over 15 years of experience in technology sales throughout North America, Europe, Middle East 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. William then returned to Asia and worked in Business Development in Singapore for TSL Marketing. 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 (QuickBooks Acquired) as Director, and then as Vice President for MyDoc, both Singapore-based startups.

William is currently the Founder of Konsyg and runs an end to end sales operation for Enterprises and SMEs globally. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Konsyg’s adaptation to the pandemic 
  • Discrimination and exploitation of Asians in business 
  • Asian towards Asian discrimination 
  • Personal experiences of dealing with discrimination 
  • The existence of foreigner’s privilege 
  • Horror stories with clients 
  • Getting ghosted by clients
  • Red flags shown by clients that businesses should be aware of 
  • William’s key takeaways during the pandemic 
  • Automation of HR department 
  • The phenomenon of integration between tools
  • Best way to get a bad salesperson off you 
  • How much time do you give your salesperson to close a business deal 
  • Tips on expanding your sales team in multinational company 
  • Tips on building and scaling team 
  • Challenges in certain markets to get businesses to understand the value of an external sales function 
  • Outsourcing sales team 
  • William’s battle with diabetes and how he overcame it

CONNECTING WITH KONSYG 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/konsyg/

Website:https://www.konsyg.com/

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks

WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

32. Real Estate Investing in Today’s Market, Transacting $6B in Real Estate – Shaneal Sharma

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO: Shaneal Sharma

Shaneal is a technology visionary and inventor of patented property technology Transactor which has transacted over $6B worth of real estate. 

His skillset and talent was developed early in his career in the entertainment industry. 

Based between LA, U.K and Asia he produced, wrote and performed as a recording artist scoring 4 top ten global hits whilst simultaneously building software and investing in property.

He has worked with major companies such as Universal, Warner, ABC, MGM and Sony as a songwriter and producer.

He has collaborated with artists and producers such as DJ Carl Cox, Malik Yusef (Kanye, Maroon 5, Elton John) Jack Knight (Kanye, Usher, J-Lo, Puff Daddy) and Grammy award winner Nile Rodgers (Pharrel, Duran Duran, Chic, Madonna and more).

He has been buying property for over 20 years.

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Stocks vs Real Estate
  • How Covid-19 has affected the Real Estate and Stock Market
  • Shaneal’s preference between Real Estate and Stocks
  • Investing in Real Estate in States and Technologies 
  • Influencing factors of investing in properties around the world 
  • Tips on investing in densely populated regions/countries like Singapore 
  • How to know your property’s ROI 
  • How to upsize your property with limited cash 
  • Strategy to deploy when upsizing property with limited cash 
  • Tax free principal property in Australia 
  • Risk of shock inflation. Is it a good time to invest?
  • Land purchase in prospective suburban
  • What is happening in Real Estate now? 
  • Transactor – Simplifying Property Transaction
  • Life is all about creating options 
  • Biggest mistakes made as an Entrepreneur
  • Tall Poppy Syndrome 
  • Morning routine to stay efficient and accomplished 
  • Secret to achieving consistent positivity 
  • Shaneal’s music career 
  • Selling Shaneal’s album in the black market 
  • Buying $500 worth of grapes! 

WE’RE DRINKING:

Shaneal Sharma: 

  1. Transactor: https://transactorapp.com/
  2. Youtube Account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpw0CWLcWos1Bt2B0s0mfUw
  3. Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaneal-sharma-transactor/
  4. Demonstration of Transactor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdGcsUYf2Og
  5. Instagram: https://instagram.com/shaneal6s?utm_medium=copy_link

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks

WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

Drinking, Picking, Enjoying and Understanding Gin – Tim Laferla, Award-Winning Gin Expert from Gin Loot

Tim Laferla Business over Drinks

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

Tim Laferla is the Gin Specialist at Gin Loot. Essentially a professional gin drinker, his role entails sourcing hundreds of gins, building relationships with the distilleries, as well as researching, writing and recording content for the brand. 

Tim works with the world’s best distilleries to curate fantastic products for Gin Loot’s subscription service, taking subscribers on a monthly adventure of learning through tasting. Originally from Perth, Tim started his career in hospitality where his passion for the industry took him to the UK. There he worked with world-renowned chef, Simon Rogan, developing an extensive bar and cocktail menu for restaurant bar Mr Cooper’s House & Garden. This was then followed by a stints at upmarket pan-Asian restaurant, Bam-Bou, Fitzrovia and celebrity chef Jason Atherton’s City Social, both of which, under Tim’s tutelage were twice nominated as one of the top ten bars in the world.

On returning to Australia, Tim was employed at Sydney’s iconic Merivale-owned Charlie Parkers and then Scout at The Dolphin Hotel, where his passion for beautiful booze and more specifically gin grew, helping him make the leap brand side to work with newly launched innovative gin subscription service, Gin Loot. 

Tim has received many awards for his innovative approach to mixology. Most notably as the Australian winner of the Beam Suntory The Perfect Blend awards, global finalist for Disaronno’s Mixing Star awards, Imbibe Magazine Bar Personality of the Year, top six UK national finalist for Bols Around the World awards, and UK national finalist for Diageo Reserve World Class awards. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Our wine episode
  • Our whiskey episode
  • Our wine guide
  • Our whiskey guide (coming soon)
  • Our gin guide (coming soon)
  • What a mixologist is
  • How to get a career as a gin expert
  • What a slow gin is
  • Different types of gin
  • “Entry-level” gins 
  • The basic rules of gin and gin hacks
  • The business of gin
  • Gin made of ants
  • Rare and collector’s gins – do they exist?
  • Where the gin market is heading
  • Glassware to drink gin in

MORE ON TIM AND GIN LOOT:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks

WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

How to Drink, Collect and Enjoy Whiskey – Whiskey Educator Matthew Fergusson-Stewart

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

WE SPEAK TO:

Matthew Fergusson-Stewart. He joins Beam Suntory Asia as the Regional Brand Ambassador, specialising in the advocacy of Malt Whiskies, focusing primarily on Auchentoshan, Bowmore amongst the wide portfolio. Aside from having been the State Manager of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Western Australia, Matthew also became the creator and Director of Stewart’s Whisky Consultancy when he moved to Singapore. 

He has also managed iconic whisky bar ‘The Auld Alliance’ which houses Southeast Asia’s largest whisky selection and spent five years as an award-winning brand ambassador for Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Whisky, before working as the Chief Marketing Officer for TSH Group. He is also the creator of the 19,000 strong whisky community ‘Dram Full’ and author of both ‘Whisky Molecules’ and two authoritative papers on chill-filtration.

In 2016, in recognition of his pursuit of excellence as a Brand Ambassador, Matthew was awarded the highly prestigious industry award – Icons of Whisky Scotch Whisky Brand Ambassador of the Year 2017 (rest of the world). In 2018 his peers in the Singapore drinks industry selected him as Best Education and Community Ambassador.

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Don’t forget to check our whiskey guide (coming soon)
  • Our wine guide
  • Our wine interview with Amy White
  • What does ‘triple distilled’ mean
  • Different types of whiskey (single malt, blended malt, etc)
  • Whisky and green tea
  • ‘Entry level’ drinks you can order
  • Is there a way to order whiskey without sounding embarrassing? (What does it mean when you say things like ‘on the rocks’, is it silly to ask ask for ‘whiskey and juice’, etc) 
  • What are the key differences in scotch, bourbon, and so forth? 
  • Misconceptions about whisky
  • Is whiskey a feminine drink?
  • The Gospel Whiskey
  • Collector’s whiskey
  • Is there a whisky or a specific type of whisky that we’re completely sleeping on?
  • Which Asian country in your opinion has the best whisky culture? 
  • Matt’s favourite whiskey of all time: Laphroaig 1970
  • Matt’s favourite regular drink (from Beam Suntory): Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 
  • Thai discos
  • The rare Black Bowmore
  • Investing in whiskey
  • Storing whiskey
  • Does whiskey last forever?
  • Difference between scotch and bourbon
  • Whiskey glassware
  • Glencairn
  • IF design awards and Matt’s whiskey glassware range

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH MATT:

PROMOTION:

Listeners get 10% of David’s hilarious new book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

FOLLOW BUSINESS OVER DRINKS:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/businessoverdrinks/

LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/company/business-over-drinks

WEB: https://www.businessoverdrinks.com/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessoverdrinks/

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx-s2TNu_21TNDSMJtP87eQ

PODCASTS: Search ‘Business Over Drinks’ on Spotify or Apple Podcasts

“The Apple and Amazon of Accounting” – Sidney Cachuela, Co-Founder of POP Business

Poptax Sidney Cachuela

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Today we speak to Sidney Cachuela. Sid Cachuela is an entrepreneur focused on building the world’s most customer-centric cloud accounting firm – POP Business, their vision is to become the Apple and Amazon of Accounting. Their mission is helping business owners build their dream business. Apart from business, Sid has a keen interest in philosophy and thought leadership and has considered values and skills that he believes are essential in building a successful and fulfilling life in this crazy fast-paced ever-changing world.

Listen to our first interview with Sidney here.

SPECIAL OFFER: Sidney is offering a free 30-minute discussion on your tax matters. Contact POP Business and mention this podcast.

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

Click here for full show notes.

SIDNEY’S RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

WE’RE DRINKING:

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

Listeners get a free 30-minute consultation with Terng’s company, SYNC PR. Just mention this podcast when contacting them at syncpr.co

Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up to Buzzsprout and we all get a $20 Amazon

Sound like a Pro: a Super-Easy Wine Guide for People who Know Nothing About Wine

Amy White Business over Drinks

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

Today we speak to Amy of Aramis Vineyards and Davis & White. 

Amy White runs Aramis Vineyards (a McLaren Vale based winery) and L’Atelier Fine Wines, a wine import and distribution company. Together with her partner Darren Davis, they also own the company Davis & White – Queensland’s’ first wine auction business.

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • How to easily look like a wine expert in front of partners, colleagues, friends and dates
  • Why red, why white? 
  • How to drink wine properly 
  • Penfold’s Grange wine while eating Hungry Jacks
  • ‘Hacks’ on picking the right wines to entertain different kinds of guests
  • Organic wine – is it all hype and marketing?
  • The interesting taste of natural wine
  • Differences between wines, such as merlot, pinot, chardonnay, etc.
  • The biggest mistake the average consumer makes with wine
  • Wine auctioning
  • Don’t forget to check out our wine guide

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT AMY:

Bitcoin and Crypto Explained in Plain English, What are NFTs, Where are Investors Looking

Tim Lea Crypto NFT

DISCLAIMER: This episode (or any of our episodes) is not intended as financial advice and is for entertainment purposes only. It does not take into consideration your own situation.

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

This episode, we talk to Tim Lea. Tim is a “veteran” of the cryptocurrency space having been an active trader, commentator and cryptocurrency investor since January 2015. He is a keynote speaker further to his book on the Blockchain in plain English called Blockchain: Down the Rabbit Hole (discover the power of the blockchain). He has been actively involved in cryptocurrency projects linked to film piracy, loyalty and fractional ownership. Most recently he is working with an international team on a project involving supporting de-centralised finance, which is currently in stealth mode.

Check out Tim’s book! Blockchain: Down the Rabbit Hole (discover the power of the blockchain)

THIS EPISODE WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • ‘Crypto’ and ‘bitcoin’ explained in plain English for ignorant people like Terng and David
  • Does crypto have no value? Is it “like gold”?
  • Michael Saylor
  • Doge coin – what on earth is it about?
  • Lyra the Shiba Inu
  • What are NFTs?
  • The ethereum hype – is it valid?
  • Why is the market going crazy at the moment?
  • The Chinese creating a digital currency
  • Willy Woo
  • SHA256
  • CryptoKitties
  • NBA Top Shot
  • What would Tim hypothetically purchase at the moment? What’s his ideal portfolio? 
  • (And again – not financial advice) – Any other approach he’d go hypothetically about investing in bitcoin?
  • What’s your opinion of the price of the recent Beeple NFT?
  • Are we currently in a crypto bubble that will collapse in on itself and we’ll see who survives at the end?

WE’RE DRINKING:

Adrian Sim of East Asia Beverages – How to Dominate the Beer Market, ”Four Hours to Chicken Rice

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTubeInstagramFacebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

This episode we speak to Adrian Sim of East Asia Beverages. 

Adrian is an entrepreneur with a long history in stock broking, property and over the last many years of experience, in beer, having represented many international brands in Singapore. He has seen a monopolistic beer market become one in which brands are able to compete on their own merits. Adrian is now turning his attention to brand acquisition and development through East Asia Beverages. He is totally sold by Crossroad’s brand positioning and quality.


WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Crossroads Beer
  • Aussie Beer
  • Beer terminology, such as what on earth ‘full flavoured’ and ‘sessionable’ beer means
  • How he started the company Six Drunk Men (now 6DM)
  • Starting a business with nothing
  • Orchard Towers
  • How Grab came into the Singapore market
  • What’s missing in the beer market
  • Adrian’s liquor portfolio
  • Surviving during the pandemic in Singapore
  • Did the alcohol industry actually prosper during the pandemic?

Starting a publishing company, how to get published and tips for kids authors with Carolyn Martinez

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly! 

Carolyn Martinez is the Director of Hawkeye Publishing, a small traditional publishing house based in Brisbane. She is also an author, pen name: Cate Sawyer. She’s written a great range of non-fiction books as well as children’s books, one of which is Places to Poop: toilet training fun. 

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

WE CHAT ABOUT:

Facebook and Google Vs the Government – Who Wins in All of This? Chat with Mathew Ingram

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly! 

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

THIS EPISODE

This episode we’re talking about something that’s been bothering a lot of us lately. That is, the topic of Facebook and Google vs the government and major news outlets. If you haven’t heard lately, there was a standoff between Google and the Australian government (to which Google seems to have eventually backed down), followed by Facebook and the Australian government, to which Facebook didn’t back down, but then sort of did after a while? Are you confused yet? What does this mean, and especially, what does this mean for you guys not only in Australia, but who are listening from around the world?

We speak to Mathew Ingram to discuss these issues.

Other topics discussed include 

  • Who’s behind these new regulations popping up everywhere
  • Are news organisations complaining about platforms that give them most of their web traffic?
  • Clubhouse, is it really as stupid as it seems
  • Mathew’s latest article
  • Closed versus open internet

Mathew Ingram is an award-winning journalist who has spent the past two decades writing about business, technology and new media as well as advising media companies on digital strategy. He is currently the chief digital writer for the Columbia Journalism Review, and prior to that he was a senior writer with Fortune magazine, where he wrote about the evolution of media and the Internet. Before joining Fortune, he held a similar position at Gigaom, a leading technology blog network.

You can follow Mathew on twitter @mathewi, to which he has about 89,500 followers.

Dundee Kim – Building Gyms, Conquering INBA and Training Jeff Horn

This episode was sponsored by Liquor Loot. Liquor Loot houses alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Click here for a special deal on Liquor Loot. Remember: drink responsibly.

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THIS EPISODE: we speak to Dundee Kim.

Dundee was a two-time amateur boxing champion in Korea. He migrated to Australia, not knowing any English, but worked his way up to become the Associate Director of International Relations, and then the Regional Director of International Relations at James Cook University. Since then he founded Dundee’s Boxing & Fitness gym in West End, then opened another gym in Yeronga. He then released his own range of high quality boxing and fitness apparel, and then co-started Dundee’s Fit Education, a fitness education institute offering PT courses

He’s trained countless Olympians and high ranking athletes and fitness models, most notably Jeff Horn. Jeff Horn is an Australian boxing icon who won against Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane. He was personally awarded with the World Champion Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Lord Mayor himself.

Dundee came second in a total of 6 men’s physique divisions in INBA Australia near the end of last year, and is soon to be competing in Mr Olympia.

2020 Highlights and Biggest F*** Ups of our Careers

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Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

THIS EPISODE

We talk about the highlights of our podcast in 2020, as well as the biggest f*** ups of our careers.

WE’RE DRINKING:

  • David: Penfold’s Shiraz
  • Terng: Suntory Strong Zero

WE CHAT ABOUT:

Building one of the Largest TEDx Conferences in the World – Daniel Cerventus Lim

This episode we speak to Daniel Cerventus Lim

Daniel has been an avid practitioner in technology and business for more than 20 years now. Having initiated his first technology related startup since tertiary years was a demonstration of relentless taking the challenge to the next level even at a tender age. The ambition only grew bigger when the startup was then invested by Multimedia University Malaysia (MMU).

Through the growing years, he has worked on various mid to large sized projects ranging from the Ministry of Youth and Sport’s projects (Rakan Muda) to consulting several companies in digital marketing and e-commerce space before embarking on building an education portal. The venture took shape along the years and through keen eyes on latest trends, pivoted into an education tourism company that facilitates middle eastern students to Malaysia in tandem with aims of Ministry of Tourism of Malaysia in bringing in foreign investment. Daniel soon exited this company and moved on with many other great interests.

Upon exiting, Daniel pursued various community driven and entrepreneurial projects in Malaysia such as Barcamp and Startup Camp to help to grow the startups and developers ecosystem in Malaysia. Through his experience, he then founded Entrepreneurs.my and soon became one of Malaysia’s leading resource for entrepreneurial content around Malaysia and neighbours Singapore and Indonesia. Entrepreneurs.my grew in online traction and seeing the interest from Asian countries, it has been rebranded to NextUp.Asia.

Daniel has also served as advisor, mentor and board of director of numerous entrepreneurs’ organization around Malaysia and South East Asia. Daniel is also the founding curator of TEDxKL – one the largest TEDx events in the world.

WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Sake One
  • Daniel: Ice Americano
  • Terng: Santori Strong Zero

WE COVER:

Building A Great Work-Life Balance Without Getting a Job or Running a Large Company – Lyndon Wan

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This episode we talk to Lyndon Wan, the Founder of Wan Take Films. He’s a 29-year-old super chilled solopreneur who is doing extremely well for himself – without the need to be the next Elon Musk or spend years climbing up the ladder in some company.

WE COVER

  • How Lyndon started his solopreneur journey
  • Building a work-life balance
  • Should you choose more money short term, or should you do something that satisfies you (with less money)?
  • Dealing with fear and worry
  • Should you ever work for free?
  • Biggest challenges from growing from zero income to a six-figure income

STUFF WE MENTION

Transforming the Dog Food Industry – Arianne Sackville from Bell & Bone

Today we speak to Arianne Sackville. 

At the age of 30, Arianne independently launched Bell & Bone. After only two years, and three new product lines Bell & Bone is available in 250 stores across Australia including PETstock nationally, and has launched into Asian markets in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Thailand.

Bell and Bone Promo Code: use DRINKS20 to get 20% off your order! 

We cover:

  • Arianne’s journey 
  • Knowing your finances when starting a business
  • Should you work part time while working on your business/startup?
  • How to launch multiple products from scratch
  • The rules of launching a product
  • Finding your purpose
  • Finding the right dog food
  • Best marketing channel when launching a product

STUFF WE MENTION:

How to communicate without sounding like a d*ck

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

Welcome to Business Over Drinks, one of the most unique podcasts you will find anywhere in the world helmed by two people from different walks of life.

The podcast is an extension of their real-life experiences as business owners, salaried employees and industry mavericks who made mistakes along the way and lived to talk about it.

THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we talk about how to communicate without sounding like a d**k

We cover:

Building Queensland’s Largest Clothing Alterations Team – Clare Sheng from The Fitting Room

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THIS EPISODE

We speak to Clare Sheng. Clare is the Director of The Fitting Room and runs Queensland’s largest clothing alterations team. She is also the author of The Suit Book, where she decodes the process of buying and wearing a suit.

In 2017, she co-founded The Modern Gentry, a brand new concept where she introduces like-minded gentlemen to meet. In 2017 she was awarded the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Young Business Person of the Year, the Australian Small Business Champion Award, and a special mention in Business Innovation for the Lord Mayor’s Business Award.

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Mitolo Jester Cabernet Sovignon
  • Noblesse Chardonnay
  • Black Label

STUFF DISCUSSED

  • Our new BOD Instagram
  • Clare’s company, The Fitting Room
  • Clare’s book, The Suit Book
  • Being a “noble” pharmacist
  • Asian family businesses
  • Leaving a profession to join the family business
  • Clare Sheng’s LinkedIn
  • Finding your niche
  • Making David’s biceps look bigger
  • Running a brick and mortar business during the pandemic
  • How to stay positive during COVID-19
  • Dancing CEOs
  • Women’s Legal Service
  • Clare Sheng’s Dancing CEOs dance
  • What it’s like to go clubbing with David
  • What do men get wrong a lot when wearing suits?
  • Challenges as a female entrepreneur?
  • Dealing with difficult customers
  • Fashion tips for people like David with a horrible sense of fashion

How to build a protein empire from your garage – Mathew Stillone from Protein Supplies Australia

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This episode, we have an amazing interview with Mat Stillone. Mat is an award-winning Gen Y entrepreneur at the helm of a number of successful companies, including Protein Supplies Australia (PSA), a supplements start-up whose mantra is ‘natural nutrition without the crap’. 

Profitable from its first year, PSA has grown into a multi-million dollar business, whose range of health conscious supplements are sold online and in 1500 outlets nationwide. Expansion has been achieved without recourse to partnerships or venture capital investment.

In addition to producing and formulating PSA’s own products, Mat has diversified into manufacturing and developing products for global supermarket giants, specialty retailers and other well known brands, via another start-up venture, Integrity Food Co, posting significant revenue & growth within the first 12 months of business (founded July 2017).

Mat’s ability to diversify saw another business Botanika Blends launch nationally in February 2018 with a focus on plant based nutrition.

In May 2020, Mat launches his latest business “Flexible Foods” which offers plant based meat alternatives and quick and easy vegan meals.

Mat was awarded Business News Australia’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Wholesaling, Manufacturing and Distribution, in 2015, 2016, and 2019. He was shortlisted for the Optus & Telstra Business Awards 2016.

Mat has given us a special promotion

GET 20% off ALL Protein Supplies Australia, Botanika Blends and Flexible Foods products with promo code DRINK20. 

THIS EPISODE

In this episode, we cover:

  • How Mat started his career from being a single dad on government support to become the founder of a global empire
  • How to grow a successful protein business from nothing
  • The importance of honesty 
  • Integrity in business
  • Getting rid of people who hold you back
  • Jackfruit
  • Launching a plant-based business, Flexible Foods
  • Marketing protein in a highly competitive industry
  • Advice on influencer marketing
  • Is vegan protein ‘not as good’ as standard whey protein?

TODAY WE’RE DRINKING

  • Johnnie Walker Black Label
  • Sobah non-alcoholic beer
  • Porta white wine

STUFF WE MENTION:

How to Start a Podcast and Interview the Guests You Want – E Hueen from Start-up Climb

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THIS EPISODE

This episode we speak to E Hueen from the podcast Start-Up Climb, where he speaks to startup founders and CEOs from South East Asia. He does this all while still a full time business student at the National University of Singapore.

We cover:

  • How do you start a podcast?
  • How did E Hueen interview CEOs and founders while being a student 
  • How to interview the guests you want, even if you may not be ‘high status’ enough
  • Interesting podcast guests
  • What tools do you use to start a podcast? (Refer to show notes below)
  • Why should you intern for startups?
  • How do you get an internship in a podcast?
  • Why LinkedIn is important
  • Having a strange name 

STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT

This podcast was created with Buzzsprout. Interested in making your own podcast? Use this link to sign up and we all get a $20 Amazon gift card when you upgrade. 

Filmmaker Amanda Tan – Becoming a Successful Artist in Singapore, Working on Crazy Rich Asians and Will Money Make You Happy

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ABOUT OUR GUEST, AMANDA TAN

Amanda Tan is a filmmaker based in Singapore. 

Amanda’s storytelling work has led her to collaborate with agencies like DDB Singapore, MRM Wordwide and Ogilvy Social as well as brands like McDonalds, Uber, Nescafe Dolce Gusto, AIA, Microsoft, Unilever and Diageo Asia Pacific. With an understanding of pop and alternative culture, she is able to create mainstream work that still appeals to the masses, as well as those to the left of center.

Her music videos and short films have been screened and nominated for awards at various film festivals, including the Berlin Short Film Festival, NYC Indie Film Awards, Singapore Short Film Festival, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Singapore Short Film Awards. Amanda was also an executive producer on the Berlinale Silver Bear award winning acclaimed film, Hele sa Hiwagang Hapis.

THIS EPISODE

We discuss stuff such as:

How Important Is Your Face in Business, Should You Go to Work Naked?

THIS EPISODE

**We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.**

We were supposed to record a snippet for social media, but it ended up being a whole episode. It turned out to be one of our best episodes ever. It’s a completely random one, but we think you’ll have a few laughs, or at least one laugh. We didn’t even have drinks.

We cover issues such as:

  • How important is your face in business?
  • Should you go to work naked?
  • Are TED Talks relevant?
  • Your side hustle
  • David’s book, Everyday A**holes
  • People who sell Amazon courses online

WE DISCUSSED

PROMOTION:

Listeners of Business Over Drinks can get 10% of David’s latest book, Everyday A**holes, using the promo code BOD at checkout. Get a copy at everydayassholes.net.

OR be the chance to WIN a copy by following us on social, commenting on one of our posts and sending us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks.com

Don’t want a book? You can also be in the draw to win a FREE PR consultation (worth over $2,000) with Terng and his team by the same rules above (just specify that you want the PR consultation in your email).

Mastering Sales, Getting Insane Marketing Results With AI

 

GIVEAWAY: GET A AUDIT WORTH USD 10K

Every listener/viewer has the chance to win a FREE digital audit from Joe and his team on their company’s marketing. See how AI can improve your advertising. 

Simply either:

  • Like and comment on one of our posts on Facebook/LinkedIn/YouTube
  • Subscribe to our podcast or YouTube channel 
  • Then send us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks to tell us what you’ve done. 

And that’s it!

IN THIS EPISODE

Tonight we’re drinking with Joe Fox. Joe is the APAC Managing Director of Lighthouse8 and previous Co-Founder of Studio Culture. His team is currently doing some amazing things with AI.

We cover issues such as:

  • How can you sell what you want to the people you want to sell to?
  • The best book you need to do to improve sales and negotiation
  • How can you improve your networking as an introvert?
  • Does fashion matter?
  • Will AI steal our jobs?

WE’RE DRINKING

  • David: Koyomi Highball
  • Terng: Kirin beer
  • Joe: Kombucha

STUFF WE DISCUSSED

What To Do When Partners Leave, and Marketing During/After a Pandemic Lockdown

THIS EPISODE

This episode we talk to Fil Cristaldi, the Managing Director of Studio Culture – a leading (and award-winning) digital agency based in Brisbane. It’s worked on clients such as Alibaba, the City Council and all that other fancy stuff.

We cover issues such as:

  • What to do when your business partners leave the business (similar concepts could be used when multiple people leave the company and leave all the tasks to you)
  • How to cope when all the responsibility comes to you
  • How to lift spirits of staff during a tough time – should you be honest?
  • – Should you run an office-based business, or remote work-style business
  • Where should you be putting your marketing after a pandemic? (Facebook, SEO, etc

PROMOTION:

Every listener/viewer has the chance to win a FREE social media audit on their company’s marketing worth over $4000 from Fil and the team at Studio Culture. Simply either:

  • Like and comment on one of our posts on Facebook/LinkedIn/YouTube
  • Subscribe to our podcast or YouTube channel 
  • Then send us an email at hello@businessoverdrinks to tell us what you’ve done. 

And that’s it!

Should I Work Overseas (After COVID)?

THIS EPISODE

This episode we bring in a good friend of ours. His name is Yin, he has a funny accent and he has plenty to share about working overseas. If you’re ever thinking about working overseas (after COVID-19) and are wondering if you should make the move, you should definitely tune in to this episode.

We cover issues such as:

  • Should I move overseas even if I can’t afford it?
  • Should I move overseas if I’ll leave my loved ones back at home?
  • What are some of the misconceptions about living abroad?
  • David shares the greatest story ever told on this podcast

STUFF WE MENTIONED

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

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. Terng met David Wong when he was setting SYNC in Malaysia and they’ve been working together since.

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?

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

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

 

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)?

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

Coping Through Challenging Times

THIS EPISODE

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…”

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

Client Horror Stories – Agency Life

 

THIS EPISODE

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.

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

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

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?

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

Dealing With Exhaustion – Funny Business and Entrepreneur Podcast

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.

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

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

Sponsor

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

Research

Background research if you’re interested:


If you have any recommendations or things you would like to share, drop us a message at hello@businessoverdrinks.com or comment on our social media platforms.

Time Management

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

Sponsor

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Books mentioned:

Joel Hauer – CEO, Liquor Loot. Whisky Tips 101, Succeeding in a Competitive Market, Building a Subscription-Based Business

This episode we talk to Joel Hauer, the Founder and CEO of Liquor Loot.

Launched in 2016, Liquor Loot is the home of alcohol subscription services, Whisky Loot & Gin Loot, delivering three premium and hand-selected whisky and gin tasters from around the world each month. Designed to take monthly subscribers on a journey from novice to connoisseur, Liquor Loot helps Aussies find their favourite spirit in a fun and safe environment.

We hope you enjoy our podcast! To help us grow, please do subscribe to our podcast and follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and/or LinkedIn. It’s the best way we can keep bringing in quality guests.

WE CHAT ABOUT:

  • Whisky 101 – where do you start?
  • Building a successful subscription-based alcohol business with no experience in the industry
  • Whisky Loot and Gin Loot
  • How Joel transitioned from running a digital marketing agency to Liquor Loot
  • Benefits and pitfalls of a subscription-based model
  • Running multiple businesses, or focusing on one?
  • Being the sole founder of a company
  • The art of being able to describe the flavour of a drink
  • Joel’s LinkedIn