Solopreneur Life – Crazy Business Stories, Running A Guest House, Building Townhouses, Having Huge Forearms – Funny Business Podcast

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WE SPEAK TO: Simon Chap

We’ll be speaking about questions many if not all people are faced with at some point in their lives: what should I do next, and how do I know I’m making the right choices? 

To help us answer this question we’re speaking to a good friend, Simon Chap. Simon, at first, took the usual Asian Australian route – went to uni, got a corporate job. But then he went on to continue his family business and run Isla House. He’s also undertaking a few super easy projects such as building a hotel, as well as two townhouse development projects. 

In between all this, he works as a film and commercial extra, is doing an MBA and has the biggest forearms we’ve seen on an Asian man to date. 

WE’RE DRINKING:

WE CHAT ABOUT:

BOOKS:

PROMOS:

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Check out amazing (and collector’s) selections of gin and whiskey from Gin Loot and Whiskey Loot

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,

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

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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:

  • 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

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

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.

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

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.

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: