Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

How many of us have true balance in our lives? – with Paul Harragon

Having played a huge part in my training for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and fundraising for the Mark Hughes Foundation,  I sat down with one of Newcastle’s favourites, Paul Harragon to hear his story. How many of us have true balance in our lives? Paul has a timely...

How to grow a successful brand with Leah Jay

I sat down with Leah Jay, Founder & Director of Leah Jay Property Management. We chat about how Leah navigates life as a woman in business and how she grew a successful brand. We touch on the importance of education, purpose and adaptability in the Property...

How to progress from employee, to leader, to business owner with Roman Brady

This week I sat down with Roman Brady, Founder and CEO of Air Locker. We chat about the importance of personal growth in order to ensure professional growth. Key takeaways for you include: You’re more than yourself – it’s about your team. There’s no secret to what...

Why putting your people first is the best thing you can do in business with Richard Jones

I sat down with Richard Jones, CEO of Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS). We talked about the amount of hard work that goes into operating a successful not-for-profit and the importance of maintaining good relationships with customers. Richard’s top tips for...

Get your best tax outcome possible – Daniel Velich joins Down to Business

Down to Business is a video series I put together with my friends at Engima, designed to give you insights into the key disciplines you need to know as a business owner through interviews with specialists in these fields and key people in business who have been there...

The 4-step framework to amplify your business post COVID-19

The past couple of months have been crazy. There have been so many unknowns for almost everybody, it has been tough, and this is without doubt the case for business owners. Many have done well to survive but now with restrictions being eased it is time to prepare for...

Down to Business – Ep 14 – Change

Welcome to this weeks episode of Down to Business. Our lives have changed significantly recently with COVID-19. Change that has happened very quickly, affected all of our businesses and the hardest thing is we haven't necessarily done anything wrong to cause these...

Down to Business – Ep 13 – Trusted Advisers

This week the roles were reversed and guest host Peter Chapman asked questions about how clients can find the right business adviser (or advisers) and collaborate with them to help reach particular business goals. Be sure to watch as we discuss business advisory and...

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Down to Business – Ep 12 – Financial Advisory

Welcome to our twelfth episode of Down to Business. In this episode, I chat with Craig Sawyer from PKF Wealth about working together with business owners to reach their personal and business objectives through careful planning. Most business owners spend a lot of time...

Down to Business – Ep 11 – Bookkeeping and Accounts

For the 11th episode of Down to Business, I caught up with Katie McCool and Alex Nicolaidis from Booksmart Accounting Solutions. Be sure to watch as we delve into smarter ways to keep on top of your accounts to help prevent stress when running your own business. Key...

Down to Business – Ep 10 – M&A Law

Welcome to another edition of Down to Business. In this episode, I sit down with Andrew Windybank, Corporate Lawyer and Company Director for SWS Lawyers. Tune in as we discuss all things mergers and acquisitions (M&A), succession planning and divestments. Key...

Down to Business – Ep 9 – Charities in Business

This week in Down to Business I sat down with Mark Hughes from the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF). Be sure to watch as we delve into what it means to develop an honest, meaningful charity, and the benefits of supporting one in your business. There are many synergies and...

Down to Business – Ep 8 – HR

In Episode 8 of Down to Business, I sit down with Diane Loong, Co-Founder and Director of Skildare Human Resources. Flowing on from Episode 7 – Recruitment, join me as we delve into the world of HR discussing everything from people within your organisation and...

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Andrew Beattie has had an extensive background in accounting, business advisory and the banking sector. This blog is a collection of his thoughts, opinions and advice.

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