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Natasha Hawker – Employee Matters
Natasha started Employee Matters, with her partner Mark because they see many small to medium businesses (SMEs) that desperately need help with their people issues. We believe that you need HR support at particular times in your business but not necessarily in a full-time capacity.
We know that to have a successful business you need to be surrounded by a great team to help you deliver your service or product and free up your time to focus on your business critical issues.
So they integrated Natasha’s extensive HR and business experience with Mark’s finance background, to provide the HR support and business understanding that you need.
Jason Allison – Suncorp
Jason has extensive knowledge of workers compensation, developed over more than 24 years in the insurance industry. He began as claims manager and is now responsible for the national portfolio management of GIO Workers Compensation, which is part of the Suncorp Group.
Jason will be taking us through the latest changes to WorkCover and how they effect you.
Phil Khor & Wendy Huang – Savvy SME
Phil Khor and Wendy Huang are experienced entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping other entrepreneurs. Phil has previously built a multi-million dollar professional services business from the ground up, drawing on extensive management experience, whilst Wendy is an experienced digital marketer – having headed up the social media department at one of Australia’s leading marketing agency. Their current venture, SavvySME is a social network all about helping time-poor Australian small-business owners to find the right service providers and support through a full-featured b2b social commerce setting.
The startup has recently launched a beta version of the social media platform and within a few short months, the community has grown very fast with hundreds of local businesses already on board and using the site actively. According to one of the members, “SavvySME is a great resource for professional service firms and small business. The range of expertise and wealth of knowledge available through a simple Q&A format is remarkable. We’ve already made valuable connections with several other like-minded business owners who’ve been able to provide insight into our business.”
SavvySME is now fast becoming a popular destination online for Australian business owners or anyone thinking about starting a business.
Ben Thompson – Employment Hero
Ben is a co-host on our Eagle Business show.
Ben Thompson is a solicitor and business owner who thrives on creating innovative solutions that combine employment and technology to help Australian employers. His experience in finance, law and start-ups has given him a broad perspective and sharp insight.
His boundless curiosity, enthusiasm and ambition has spawned multiple online and offline ventures centred around the employment relationship for small businesses.
These include an employment law firm, various HR technology platforms and the world’s best employee reward and recognition solution, Power2Motivate. He is a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organisation in Sydney, as well as EO Quantum Leap.
His latest startup, Employment Hero, provides Australian business owners with a virtual HR department which is accessible and affordable. Log on to www.employmenthero.com and enter the promo code RADIOEW for a free 30 day trial with a free Hero Call!
Braydan Willrath – Interactive Accounting
Braydan started out as a Kidpreneur from Hervey Bay, Queensland. He started his first business helping friends with IT problems at ripe old age of 12. His experiences range from SEO to barman, computer networking to skilled barista and now is the Google apps king.
Braydan is a Serial Entrepreneur at heart concentrating all his energy and focus into Cloud based products. He has an outstanding knowledge of all things tech and loves to share what he knows with others.
Currently working for Interactive Accounting as a Systems Guru, Braydan is working closely with Xero and many other products that link with the cloud based accounting software.
These are the companies Braydan spoke about during the show:
Interactive Accounting – interactiveaccounting.com.au
GeoOp – geoop.com
Tradie Pad – tradiepad.com
Xero – xero.com
Affinity Live – affinitylive.com