That Great Business Show
E25 That Great Business Show, Impact Gumshields, Kaliedy.com , Equine MediRecord, AIMapIT
E25 That Great Business Show, Ireland's best business podcast.
2.00' A hilarious insight into the first seven years of start-up www.ImpactGumShields.com with former advertising exec James Murphy explaining the highly unusual and very, very painful way he found to attract a million viewers to learn about his patented gum shield. It involves Ian Madigan testing the gum shield, but not where or how you might think! Have a look here; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ0BkQCyQTs After 'a mere' three and a half years Impact has finally secured a patent on its software. Next stop the world. To complete his Impact Gum Shield early executive team James explains why 'he'd hire Dan Weiden (creator of Nike 'just do it' strapline) in a heartbeat'.
26' The Ward family owned the Mothercare franchise in Ireland for decades but with the collapse of the UK mothership the Irish franchise finally foundered and the family business went down with it. Marketing director Laura Ward was in Mothercare HQ in Watford, UK the day the story broke. She heard not from management, but she saw it on Sky News. She tells That Great Business Show how traumatic that was. Now, the Ward siblings have started again with www.Kaliedy.com - an online version of what they had - but with a greater emphasis on backing small Irish businesses. Laura wants relevant businesses to contact her with a view to a listing. Her 'Hire in Heartbeat' is Chrissy Teigen. She explains how having Chrissie onboard could make her business go global.
47' You may think you know the horse business. That is until you listen to Equine MediRecord co-founder Pierce Dargan. He trots us through the worldwide market opportunities for his software, markets that include Sweden where horse trotting is massive (who knew?), New Zealand where bloodstock makes a mark on the country's GDP, Poland - famed for its Winged Hussars. In total he gives 60,000,000 reasons why his TCD Tangent backed business has a massive global opportunity. As well as hiring his grandad, famous industrialist Michael Dargan, in a heartbeat he also wants Andrew Lloyd Webber in his posse. Find out why.
1.09' Next time you look at a lamppost, say to yourself, 'there's a business in that'. The same goes for a park bench, a road sign, a telegraph pole. The great news for another TCD Tangent backed company, www.AIMapIT.com is that their very early stage AI company is already getting traction from large enterprises who want to count the 2 million lamp poles in Ireland, or the 5.5 million poles in the UK. Co-founder Julie Connelly says that because it's at such an early stage the business opportunities are only beginning (a Greek company has already come calling). Listen to see if you have a business idea that could you use their business idea. Julie's 'heartbeat hire' is Padraig O'Donoghue of Surecom Technology. He'll be scarlet when he hears why!
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142. E39 #BusinessBites - Anthony Tattan, founder Business IN South Africa , business opportunities in South Africa21:23E32 #BusinessBitesBusiness Bites is where we bring you the best bits of That Great Business Show, in bite sized pieces. On E39, in just twenty minutes, Anthony Tattan, founder of Business IN South Africa details the opportunities and benefits of basing a branch of your business there. S. Africa is the place to find skilled, English-as-first-language employees plus, with only an hour's time difference, they're at their desks when you are. IT outsourcing companies like Wicklow based VBT and mid-sized accountancy firms are finding South Africa is a perfect place to grow. Anthony's business can hand-hold you from explaining the legals, accommodation, HR compliance...everything. If you're having issues finding great staff this episode is a 'must listen'.With thanks to DoneDeal.ie
142. E38 #BusinesBites John Larkin, founder, The Black Stuff, soap but without the drama23:40It's just like the script from a soap operaFormer COO of MooCall John Larkin is winding down another business, finds a notebook where he has jotted down 'brilliant business ideas', sees that he had previously looked at the personal soap business and instead of talking and researching it further, he just went and did it. It being, he set up The Black Stuff,, as his soap is laced with...the other black stuff. From humble beginnings in his South Dublin kitchen table, where learnt how to swill soap from YouTube videos, he now has 5 full time employees and has moved into new industrial premises. He sells mostly online and how he got his big US breakthrough will make you smile, as, in business, opportunities come from the most unlikely sources. John was introduced to That Great Business Show by the good guys at Parcel Planet that we had on the show recently as he is using their Birmingham hub to ship to the UK (avoiding all the hassles of Brexit) and next he's heading for their new Parcel Planet hub in the Netherlands, serving the huge French and German markets.Soap. Inspirational. With thanks to DoneDeal.ie
142. E142 That Great Business Show - John Larkin, The Black Stuff - Anthony Tattan, Business IN South Africa45:36E142 That Great Business ShowJohn Larkin, founder The Black Stuff. The ultimate pivot? Professional poker player turns soap star. He learnt how to make soap watching YouTube videos, starting making his Guinness infused soap, naturally called The Black Stuff, at home two years ago. He's now employing 5 full time, plus part timers and he's just moved into new premises, big enough to grow 10X. John plans on cleaning up with his business. He's also just launched a natural deodorant. Could the scent be the sweet smell of success. It's a great story. And John is great fun.Anthony Tattan, founder Business IN South Africa got to know how to do business there whilst working for an Irish based telecoms company. Having left the Irish business, and realising what was on offer from an English speaking, highly educated workforce, he decided he could help Irish business navigate their way there, where they can find a terrific 'can do' attitude that conveniently is almost on the same time zone as Ireland. He's already helping companies in the IT and accountancy sectors....and with skilled workers in severe short supply in Ireland, it's time to see what Anthony can recommend.
141. E141 That Great Business Show - Mandy Lamb, Visa, €50,000 for women led businesses - Aine Murray, President France Ireland Chamber of Commerce - French business opportunities42:43E141 That Great Business Show, Mandy Lamb, MD, Visa UK & Ireland explains how five female led businesses can receive a grant of €10,000 each plus access to international mentors, all part of Visa's ‘She’s Next’ initiative. There are five business categories to get an award; micro; early-stage; general small, changemakers and innovation & technology. Listen to get full details and share with female entrepreneurs. Aine Murray is Head of Marketing and Comms in Ireland at French company Veolia. And she's also President of the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce. She joins TeamGBS to talk about the huge potential to increase trade between Ireland and Europe’s THIRD LARGEST economy, France.
140. E37 #BusinessBites - Oli Cavanagh, Strikepay - changing tipping habits globally - from E140 That Great Business Show26:33Oli Cavanagh wants to change tipping habits globally.Covid meant people didn't carry cash. No cash meant zero tips for those who traditionally relied on tips for a living. Also, tax laws meant businesses didn't want to run tips through their electronic sales systems. That's the problem.Oli's Strikepay is the solution.However, be aware of 'Tip Creep'. There are companies trying to extract 20% 'tips' from you for using their vending machine. Yes, you press their buttons and you tip the machine for the pleasure! You heard it on E37 #BusinessBites first.
140. E36 #BusinessBites Bob Hamilton, IrishTrees.ie - making your business truly green - from E140 That Great Business Show,18:5035 years a banker, then all change.His company, IrishTrees.ie is planting trees to save the planet. He's helping businesses do that. This is a tangible exercise in greening the planet. You can go see, touch, feel your trees in the Naul in North County Dublin or at Dunsany in Meath. You can make a day of it, bring your staff, your clients of family to see 'your trees'. He'll plant one, a thousand or then thousand trees for you. Long after you and your business is gone those trees will be standing. A brilliant legacy. This is business doing good.
140. E140 That Great Business Show - Oli Cavanagh, co-founder Strikepay, tipping the world, Bob Hamilton, IrishTrees.ie, making a real 'green' difference45:44E140 That Great Business ShowBuying a bottle from a New York Airport vending machine can cost $6. Now they want you to add a 20% tip for buying from a machine. Irish startup Strikepay has tipping by the scruff, they're already profitable, gone international, funding again, and with co-founder Oli Cavanagh's track record, they could be huge. A business based on the humble tip. His 'hire in a heartbeat'? Louise PhelanBob Hamilton is a BIG supporter of That Great Business Show. He joined us when the podcast was in its infancy to talk about his Irish Urns business. The 35 year veteran of Bank of Ireland now has a 2nd successful business on the boil. He's planting trees to save the planet and to help businesses show they really want to save the planet. His IrishTrees.ie will plant a single tree, or thousands of trees (they plant a tree for every episode of That Great Business Show for us). They have the land and the know-how. This is business doing good.
139. E35 Business Bites from E139 of That Great Business Show - John O'Connell, CW Applied Technologies, wants to build your better mousetrap20:23If you've a brilliant new product but don't know how to get it made give John O'Connell of CW Applied Technology a ring. Following his participation on the Bord na Mona Accelerate Green Programme he's decided to build a team of experts that will take your idea and make it happen. His business model is based on the hugely successful start-up studio, Idea Labs in California. He's funding and he's looking for €2 million in smart funding to get this idea to take off.Go for it. Get that better mousetrap built. The world will thank you for it.
139. E34 Business Bites, from E139 That Great Business Show, publisher Bobby Power on how he's growing when other magazines are folding23:06E34 Business Bites, from E139 That Great Business ShowIf you have an Irish business, based outside Ireland, maybe in Toronto, New York, Savannah, Chicago, Sydney, Melbourne or Dubai, publisher Bobby Power, founder of Go Wild magazines, wants to know you. And he wants to feature your business. He's defying publishing gravity by growing his numbers when so many others are failing. Listen to Business Bites E34 to find out how he's doing it.