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Gripping Business Tales

Gripping Business Tales

By Murray Smith

Take back control of your business and your life.

Join Murray Smith, graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Certified EOS Implementer™, as he explores how business owners have overcome their challenges by using the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS). Conversations include the EOS implementation experience with Australian and Asia Pacific businesses, the life of an EOS implementer, business experts and free tools to enhance performance immediately.

Gripping Business Tales is produced by Grip 6 Pty. Ltd and does not represent EOS Worldwide.
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Jumping quick and leaving slow, trusting your instincts and knowing when to get help - Bark Control Australia.

Gripping Business Tales May 02, 2023

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Jumping quick and leaving slow, trusting your instincts and knowing when to get help - Bark Control Australia.
May 02, 202326:10
Living without fear - Daniel Williams
Mar 27, 202327:42
Meeting the challenge of filling the integrator talent gap - Independent Executives
Feb 28, 202324:43
A pathway to growth - market hard, sell to the right customers and deliver service excellence - Yo Media
Jan 31, 202330:39
Navigating a changing environment at speed - Triggerfish
Nov 30, 202219:26
Scaling a business to buy out - Smoke Alarm Testing Services (SATS)
Nov 02, 202227:31
How to maximise your value in a vendor relationship - Partner Elevate
Oct 11, 202228:12
The return of Gripping Business Tales
Sep 30, 202200:34
Making a habit switch to reach your rocks - Romney Nelson
Jul 19, 202122:14
Removing noise through leadership and solving issues - Integral media

Removing noise through leadership and solving issues - Integral media

Alex Morrison is the founder of Integral Media. Alex believes that creating value and giving a great customer experience is built on relationships that last. Alex and the team at Integral Media look to work with businesses that share these values and need help in navigating the world of digital marketing. 

As the business has grown Alex recognised for it to continue to grow it needed to rely on the team and not just him. Upon reading Traction, Alex and the leadership team at Integral Media began implementing EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). Through this process Alex has learnt to 'let go of the vine' and also built a team that can now work through challenges in a systematic way. Through this process the team can now move past identifying and discussing problems to solving them with speed. 

To learn more about and work with Integral Media click here.

To learn more about EOS and issues solving click here.


Jun 28, 202125:24
Building clarity, metrics and great people with growth - InfoTrust
Jun 14, 202131:34
Why data should matter to you and how you see your customers - Anuj Bhalla
May 31, 202130:42
Letting go, building a team and saying no - Techpath

Letting go, building a team and saying no - Techpath

Troy Adams is the founder of Techpath, a Brisbane based IT company specialising in managed services, internet provision and cybersecurity. 

Techpath was born from Troy's love of all things IT in his teenage years and he turned his passion into a business. Some 25 years later he is leading a team of 50 people as they make other business owners lives easier by addressing their IT issues. 

Troy provides some great insight into the journey from building the business, the team around him and how he has navigated the scaling of Techpath. Troy gives some great insights into sales, letting go of technical skill and replacing it with leadership and the effect that the , Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) has had on his business.

To learn more or to get in touch with Techpath please click here, or call them on 1300 033 300  

To learn more about the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) click here.

May 17, 202122:21
Scaling to help others reach their potential - West Island Digital
May 03, 202123:18
From Detroit to Tokyo, the rise of an EOS Implementer - Karl Pisor
Mar 22, 202124:37
The power of problem solving and structure - Hotel Linen Services

The power of problem solving and structure - Hotel Linen Services

Co-founded by Tom Moulton, Hotel Linen Services was established to address a need in Melbourne’s hotel and accommodation market for a better alternative when it came to linen providers. Hotel owners and operators were tired of stained, grey sheets, orders being delivered late, sometimes incomplete and no one to talk to when help was required.

Hotel Linen Services has faced, and beaten, some significant challenges in the delivery of first class linen services, such as being a new entry to a market where the barriers to entry are high both in terms of assets and competition. Tom, along with his co-founders, have taken a new approach to servicing this market and even with the hospitality industry in very difficult times managed to gain a foot hole and grow their market presence.

In this episode Tom explains the journey from starting the business, his passion for solving problems with great customer service and how EOS (the Entrepreneurial Operating System) is helping Hotel Linen Services capitalise on their incredible start to becoming a commercial laundry powerhouse.

To find out more about Hotel Linen Services click here

To find out more about how EOS can help your business click here or email me at murray@grip6.com.au 


Mar 08, 202119:25
Accidental entrepreneur to EOS Implementer - Vijay Nyayapati
Feb 21, 202118:46
Overcoming the guilt of being a founder and scaling the business - Your VA

Overcoming the guilt of being a founder and scaling the business - Your VA

Justine Parsons is the founder of YourVA, a company that supplies administrative, marketing, event management and graphic design support to entrepreneurs and growing businesses around the world. 

Justine started the business over 20 years ago and has been through both the highs and lows of running a business. From dealing with burn out to then letting go of business decisions to others and finding the level of service to her clients increased. Justine now finds she doesn't have to feel guilty about taking time off to enjoy other aspects of her life and continues to scale her business.

Justine describes what EOS has brought to her business and how it has helped her visualise what is possible. 

For more information on YourVA go to www.yourva.co.nz

For more information on EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) go to my website www.grip6.com.au

Jan 25, 202121:58
Getting out of the way and supporting your staff with great communication - Ayers Group

Getting out of the way and supporting your staff with great communication - Ayers Group

Colin Cuthbert is the Managing Director of Ayers Group, a business focussed on providing excellent service in contractor management and payroll services. Established over 20 years ago Ayers group has seen significant business growth under Colin's leadership. 

In this episode hear Colin explain how he entered the business long after it was established and what value he could bring to the business. Colin opens up on the issue of getting stuck under the bonnet of the business and being a bottleneck to his staff getting things done. He displays incredible vulnerability in disclosing he didn't even know he was the bottleneck until he started Ayers journey with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS).

Colin discusses the value of structure and discipline in a business and what happens when it falls away.  

Now with EOS in place Ayers group culture and performance continues to meet the challenges of global pandemics and continual growth.

To get in touch with Colin and the Ayers Group, click here to go their website

To learn more about EOS click here to go to the Grip6 website or email me at murray@grip6.com.au to book a free meeting to discuss EOS and how it can help your business. 


Jan 11, 202125:16
Cash flow drivers for a business - Damien Butler
Dec 21, 202022:53
From the laboratory to the board room, the science of business as an EOS Implementer - Debra Chantry-Taylor
Dec 07, 202022:05
Taking on the role of visionary in an established company - Mark O'Donnell
Nov 23, 202030:58
Veterinary nurse, curious leader and EOS Implementer - Jodi MacKinnon
Nov 09, 202019:20
Starting the EOS journey with purpose - LearnMate

Starting the EOS journey with purpose - LearnMate

LearnMate is Australia’s leading tutoring agency offering in-person and online tutoring lessons in all primary school and high school subjects. Founded by Dmitri Dalla-Riva the goal of LearMate is to empower students all over Australia to achieve amazing results and make their dreams come true! LearnMate has broad national reach and provides professional, engaging and enthusiastic primary school and high school tutors. LearnMate makes the process of hiring and paying a tutor as seamless and painless as possible. Like the leadership style at LearnMate, connections are built on trust and results.
In this episode Dmitri discusses the challenges of going from a start up five years ago to growing the business at scale. He identifies the challenges of responding to COVID-19 and how he successfully flipped the business from predominantly face to face activities to online without alienating its customers. As LearnMate now starts its Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) journey, Dmitri explains his capacity to continually learn to improve the business and himself.
To learn more about LearnMate and engage with one of their 1000+ of amazing tutors click here.
To learn more about how EOS can transform your business click here.
Oct 26, 202021:38
Life long learner, sports enthusiast, authentic leader to EOS Implementer - Roger Vertannes
Oct 12, 202021:40
A wise head for troubled times and EOS Implementer - Dennis McCluskey
Aug 26, 202019:07
Finance wizard, winemaker and EOS Implementer - Ed Turner
Jul 24, 202025:16
From boats to buildings and the clarity of EOS - MULTIPANEL Pty Ltd

From boats to buildings and the clarity of EOS - MULTIPANEL Pty Ltd

MULTIPANEL Pty. Ltd. is an Australian owned and operated company, established in 2000 to manufacture light weight, waterproof building panels.

MULTIPANEL provides superior, cost efficient applications across many industries including building and construction, marine, landscaping, caravans, signage, transport, refrigeration, and many more.

In this episode we hear from CEO Brenton Russo as he describes how the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) has brought clarity and power to MULTIPANEL, resulting in the biggest growth year in its history, even during a global crisis.

To learn more about MULTIPANEL and talk to Brenton click here or telephone +61 3 9787 2544

To learn more about EOS and undertake a free health check click here.

To learn more about the Level 10 meetings Brenton mentions watch this video here.

Jul 06, 202021:48
A man for all seasons and EOS Implementer - Anthony Wood
Jun 22, 202020:13
How structure helped beat a crisis - AV24/7

How structure helped beat a crisis - AV24/7

As one of Australia's leading audio visual and production companies, AV 24/7 has built up almost 20 years' of experience to deliver spectacular events for clients across various industries. Becoming the go-to company for creative solutions.

With creativity, technical excellence and industry-leading knowledge at the heart of AV 24/7 take care of every aspect of events and always exceed expectations. AV 24/7's belief that 'Anything is possible',  is being tested during the COVID-19 pandemic and they are meeting that challenge head on. They have developed new products and continue to deliver amazing experiences for their customers. 

In this episode we hear from General Manager Libbie Ray. Libbie describes how AV24/7 are navigating their way through a crisis and altering their offerings to meet market needs through determination, belief and the structure of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). 

To get in touch with Libbie and the team, click here or give them a call on 1300 028 247 

To learn more about EOS and how it can change your business outcomes click here.

To access free EOS tools and undertake an organisational health check for your business click here.


Jun 08, 202019:24
How a love lost shaped a journey to EOS Implementer - Mark Di Noia

How a love lost shaped a journey to EOS Implementer - Mark Di Noia

At 21 years old, Mark Di Noia began his entrepreneurial journey in a retail and hospitality business which successfully grew to $20m revenue and 35 staff before selling to a large national retail chain. Then aged 27, he co-built a leading construction company in Sydney, growing the business from scratch to $65m in revenue and over 70 staff. Along the way, Mark’s entrepreneurial achievements were recognized nationally, ranking in the Australian Financial Review's BRW Fast 100 growing companies nationally in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
However, all of this may never have come to be as Mark lost his father at a young age, sending him on a path of self-discovery to understand whether the juice was worth the squeeze.
In this episode Mark discusses his journey through the business world and how that has influenced his most recent decision to become a Professional EOS Implementer.
To make contact with Mark click here or call him on 0414 814 294.
To learn more about the EOS process, Focus Days and accountability charts click here
May 25, 202025:02
Building an open and honest workplace - DWM Solutions
May 11, 202024:48
Corporate Giant, entrepreneur, author and EOS Implementer - Kerry Boulton

Corporate Giant, entrepreneur, author and EOS Implementer - Kerry Boulton

Kerry Boulton has been pushing boundaries for over 30 years. From buying out a poorly performing freight management company from a publicly listed company (and turning it around) through to being a sought after expert of exit strategies for business owners. There is not much Kerry has not seen or done in the corporate world. 

Kerry is an author, key note speaker and regular on radio and television, discussing wide ranging business subjects such as strategic planning, exit strategies and growth opportunities. 

Kerry holds qualifications in entrepreneurship and innovation and has taught business planning at Swinburne University. She maintains an interest in a real estate firm and she continues to help other businesses reach their full potential by introducing them to the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) as a Professional EOS Implementer. 


Apr 27, 202029:47
Creating flexibility in the workplace in a time of crisis - Special Episode - Expert 360

Creating flexibility in the workplace in a time of crisis - Special Episode - Expert 360

As the 2019 SEEK Recruitment Consultant of the Year and the Enterprise Sales Manager for the Australian digital recruitment platform Expert360, Cameron Norton has a number of insights for business owners and those seeking work in these difficult times.️

Cameron understands how to scale a business and what it is like working in a mature start up that is now transitioning into an exciting and well backed venture. With broad experience in both public and private sectors, Cameron brings a unique approach to connecting career opportunities, organisations and individuals. 

Additionally, Cameron was seeking a job himself during the Global Financial Crisis and empathises with the pain of finding a job in difficult times.  
In this episode Cameron discusses how Expert360 can help business survive and grow in measured and affordable ways. As a bonus he provides insight into how those currently without work can return to the workforce.

Cameron can be contacted via LinkedIn, on email at cnorton@expert360.com and by mobile 0400 913 843. Checkout Expert360 here.

To access more of Cameron's thinking around careers and the assumptions that are sometimes made, click here.



 


Apr 13, 202023:55
The positive effect of EOS on a 20 year old business - HSD

The positive effect of EOS on a 20 year old business - HSD

HSD has over 20 years of experience in delivering high quality technology solutions that help clients, stakeholders and users improve their business and operations.  With locations in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide, HSD work with their customers to deliver the best outcomes. To learn more about HSD check out there website www.hsd.com.au .

With the assistance of implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), HSD have launched a new product to the market in partnership with Microsoft, the Dynamic 365 Case Management Accelerator (DCMA). It leverages Microsoft Dynamics 365 to improve the timeliness, transparency and effectiveness of your internal processes. In as little as 8 weeks DCMA can take standard procedures and develop them into workflows, enabling customers to meet operational and legislative requirements. DCMA improves oversight through real-time dashboards allowing quick responses to bottlenecks and provide accurate data to executives. If you would like to know more HSD's new product offering, click here.

To find out more about the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) go to www.grip6.com.au . There you can access more about EOS including a free organisational health check for your company, click here.

To find out more about how accountability charts work, watch the video here

To read the first chapter of 'Traction' by Gino Wickman, click here .

Mar 30, 202035:35
Virtual learning platform for entrepreneurial businesses - Special Episode - Runway HQ

Virtual learning platform for entrepreneurial businesses - Special Episode - Runway HQ

Given the difficult times now faced by many businesses this special episode is designed to highlight a digital platform that may help businesses survive through the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

Runway HQ is the leading entrepreneurial start up and incubator support ecosystem in Australia. In this episode Brandon Burns, Head of Community for Runway HQ talks about Runway Virtual, a digital platform designed to help businesses collaborate, learn and connect with other like businesses, investors, mentors and coaches. Some of the features include on line learning, forums and webinars.

Additionally, as a trained actor, Brandon provides his insights into how leaders can maintain a positive presence as they navigate their businesses through a crisis. 



Mar 23, 202021:07
Lessons from a senior executive in a publicly listed company and EOS Implementer - Dave Webster

Lessons from a senior executive in a publicly listed company and EOS Implementer - Dave Webster

After a long career with publicly listed company Salmat, Dave Webster decided it was time to pursue a passion of running his own business (along with improving his golf swing). His professional experiences and interaction with two of Australia's leading entrepreneurs Phil Salter and Peter Mattick provided him a great foundation to guide small to medium enterprises grow and deliver on the visions of their owners. 

As a Professional EOS Implementer Dave's passion is now his business, helping business owners develop a strong and executable vision through the introduction on the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). His corporate knowledge along with his regular interaction of family businesses at Salmat and now amongst his EOS clients makes him a sought out and trusted advisor in getting business owners to truly live their best lives. 

To make inquiries about Dave Webster working with your business contact him at:

EOS implementer directory

LinkedIn

Phone number: 0408 823 006 

To get a better understanding of the EOS model visit my website at www.grip6.com.au

To undertake a free health check to understand where you business sits with the six components of EOS, click here

Mar 16, 202021:02
The power of an EOS quarterly review - Face Contracting

The power of an EOS quarterly review - Face Contracting

Face Contracting is a mining contracting outfit that specialises in delivering workforce management services, mechanical and rebuilding services, as well as safety  and training consulting in the mining and civil industries, including underground, surface, and other projects.

Founded in 2010, Face started out as an OHS&T consultant company. As FACE continued to develop, it introduced labour-hire, recruitment and mechanical services to offer an integrated service for mining operations. Face's rapid maturation has made a mark in the industry, carving out a spot as a reliable, quality service provider to the communities it works in. Face Contracting operates in New South Wales and Western Australia.

To contact Face Contracting to discuss your mining needs click here

In this episode John Barnes, Director of Operations at Face discusses the value of the Entrpereneurial Operating System (EOS) quarterly review. 

To find out more about EOS go to www.grip6.com.au . There you can access more about EOS including a free health check for your company.

To read the first chapter of 'Traction' by Gino Wickman, click here .

Mar 02, 202019:22
Co-founder, certified coach, HR enthusiast and EOS Implementer - Jeni Clift
Feb 17, 202022:55
Developing a winning culture and unparalleled growth - Evologic

Developing a winning culture and unparalleled growth - Evologic

Chris Davies is the co-founder of Evologic, a managed IT service provider that delivers fast, effective and reliable support across Geelong, the Surf Coast and Western Melbourne. The company has had a long history of sustained growth but wanted to accelerate and expand their growth. Chris tried a number of options before implementing the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) into Evologic.

Upon implementing EOS, Chris has got what he wants from his business. He is now facing some very different challenges as his company has developed a winning culture and unparalleled growth.

If you would like to work with a business that 100% clear on what it is doing and helping their customers achieve their goals then contact Evologic at:

Email:  sales@evologic.com.au 

Website: www.evologic.com.au

Phone: 1300 887 778  

To find out more about EOS go to my website at www.grip6.com.au . There you can access more about EOS including a free health check for your company or contact me to find out more about EOS through a free 90 minute meeting.

For more information about the people analyzer, click here.

To read the first chapter of 'Traction' by Gino Wickman, click here 


Feb 03, 202023:06
From EOS Customer to EOS Implementer - Dan Williams
Jan 20, 202021:42
How to scale with success - The Collab Agency

How to scale with success - The Collab Agency

The Collab Agency is a sales and marketing firm, specialising in your digital needs. The Collab Agency translates small to medium sized business' marketing efforts into sales revenue. The Collab Agency joins the dots between marketing and sales, so their clients achieve the success they are planning for. 

Co-founded by David Gaff, the Collab Agency are so good at their job they needed to work out how they could enhance their operations to deal with their growing work load. After reading the book 'Traction', David engaged an EOS implementer. As a result The Collab Agency have greater clarity around their business and addressing issues far more effectively and efficiently. 

If you would like to work with a business that is 100% clear on what it is doing and helping their customers achieve their goals then contact The Collab Agency at:

Website: www.collabagency.com.au

Phone:  (03) 9510 8200

To find out more about EOS go to my website at www.grip6.com.au . There you can access more about EOS including a free health check for your company or contact me to find out more about EOS through a free 90 minute meeting.

For more information about how to run effective meetings, click here.

To read the first chapter of 'Traction' by Gino Wickman, click here 

Jan 06, 202021:04
The first person in Australia to take the leap into EOS Implementation - Daniel Davis

The first person in Australia to take the leap into EOS Implementation - Daniel Davis

At the age of 26, Daniel Davis was operating four multi-million dollar businesses and overseeing 70 staff. He was on top of his business world. Unfortunately for Daniel a critical business decision resulted in significant financial and personal loss. From this experience he learnt he had a lot to learn and he wanted to make sure others didn't suffer a similar fate. 

In 2014, Daniel read the book 'Traction' by Gino Wickman and was so inspired he became the first Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) Implementer in Australia. Now he is a master of the EOS system and process, bringing clarity to businesses around Sydney. Daniel's giving nature has also seen him grow the implementer community in the Asia Pacific region so more businesses can experience the lasting affects of EOS. 

To find out more about EOS go to my website at www.grip6.com.au . Access a free health check for your company, EOS tools you can implement immediately or contact me to find out more about EOS through a free 90 minute meeting.

Free access to Chapter 1 of  'Traction' by Gino Wickman

Free access to the EOS Implementers directory - Asia Pacific is available here for review to find your EOS Implementer.

Dec 15, 201924:03
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