Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

Navigating business and your unique position with Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson

This week I sat down with wine-growing experts and Australian business veterans Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson. We discuss their careers and how they got started in wine and business and what they've learnt from navigating growth and understanding their business...

Spreading the message about mental health with Craig Hamilton

This week I sat down with ABC broadcaster, multi-sport commentator and motivational speaker, Craig Hamilton. We discuss his career and how he has developed himself, even through the impacts of mental illness. Key takeaways for business owners: Those that are happiest,...

The journey to becoming a para-triathlete with Lauren Parker

This week I sat down with local para-triathlete, Lauren Parker. We discuss her journey since her accident and how her courage has brought her to where she is today, inspiring others to strive for their goals, no matter what stands in their way.   Key takeaways...

SME Recovery Loan Scheme

The government has announced that they have broadened the eligibility criteria for businesses to access the SME Recovery Loan Scheme. Businesses with a turnover of up to $250m could be eligible. Participating lenders are offering loans 80% guaranteed by the...

‘Drilling’ into the tough side of business with Kari Armitage

This week I sat down with Kari Armitage, Managing Director of Quarry Mining. We discuss how she succeeded her parents in the business and grew the company to where it is today. Key takeaways for business owners: Understand your customer – It’s not always about price....

Business isn’t just business with George Tuntevski

This week I sat down with George Tuntevski, Managing Director at Sharp Office. We discuss his experience as a business owner and his approach to growing a successful team and workplace. Key takeaways for business owners: Involve your team with change – Get your team...

The everchanging factors of business and life with Mark Fitzgibbon

The everchanging factors of business and life with Mark Fitzgibbon

This week I sat down with Mark Fitzgibbon, CEO & Managing Director of nib Health Insurance. We discuss business as a whole and the importance of creating opportunity at all stages, along with how investing in yourself, is just as important as investing in your...

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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...

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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