Validating Business Ideas – Pat Flynn

Validating Business Ideas - Pat Flynn

In this episode Pat Flynn talks about validating business ideas, sharing insights into how to test your next business idea so you don’t waste your time and money.

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is the man behind Smart Passive Income, a resource that teaches proven strategies for running an online business and optimising it for passive income.

Pat calls himself the crash test dummy of online business, but he knows his stuff so well these days that he rarely seems to crash. Pat transparently shares his successes and failures by publishing his income report each month online so that other entrepreneurs can learn from his experiences.

Pat is super talented in all aspects of business and life, also excelling as a musician in his younger years and can often be seen carving up the dance floor at Social Media Marketing World.

Pat is also the other half of the Chris Ducker and Pat Flynn bromance that motivated and inspired us to start our podcast and it’s an absolute honour and fitting to have Pat on our 100th episode,.


Software as a Service – Nicole Baldinu

In this episode Nicole Baldinu talks about Software as a Service (SaaS), sharing her behind the scenes experience in building SaaS company Webinar Ninja.

Nicole Baldinu

Nicole is the co-founder and COO of WebinarNinja and producer of The $100 MBA Show (2014 best of iTunes). Nicole had no formal business training and got her business chops by doing. Along with her husband, Omar Zenhom, she is revolutionizing the world of webinars as we know it.


Amazon in Australia – Scott Kilmartin

Amazon in Australia

In this episode Scott Kilmartin talks about Amazon in Australia, sharing insight into the pros and cons of having this retail giant on our shores, as well as the potential impact Amazon may have on Australian businesses, consumers and our wider economy.

Scott Kilmartin

Scott started in ecommerce in 1999, growing that business from selling on a card table at Salamanca Market in Hobart to having multiple retail outlets, supplying 300+ design stores globally. In 2008 Scott won the City of Melbourne Business of the Year turning old vinyl advertising billboards into messenger bags, laptop sleeves and conference satchels.

In 2012 Scott co-founded an agency Online Store Guys, building ecommerce websites for businesses in the $1-15million online sales range.

Scott was a founding member of the National Online Retailer Association, is a regular speaker at ecommerce conferences around the world and consults to businesses from startups to mature brands. 

Scott was also one of the blokes on the Beers Blokes Business podcast, which was one of the podcasts that helped inspired us to start ours. 

He also has a side business in ice cream, with 4 carts that travel around Melbourne for weddings and events.

Right now, Scott is working on “David versus Amazon”, a 10 part audio series documenting Amazon’s launch in Australia. 


Hiring A Virtual Assistant – Trivinia Barber

Trivinia Barber - Hiring A Virtual Assistant

In this episode Trivinia Barber talks about hiring a Virtual Assistant (VA), sharing insights into why hiring a VA can be the best step for progressing your business.

Trivinia Barber

Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA – a boutique virtual assistant agency that matches elite level online entrepreneurs like Amy Porterfield and Todd Herman with highly-skilled assistants who “get” the online space and come prepared to deliver massive ROI right out of the gate.


Lead Generation Quizzes: Josh Haynam

In this episode Josh Hayman talks about using quizzes, sharing insights into how you can connect with your audience in this fresh and innovative way to generate more leads for your business.

Josh Haynam

Josh Haynam is the co-founder of Interact Quiz Builder, a tool used by more than 30,000 businesses including The American Red Cross, Budweiser, and Forbes. He’s probably seen more quizzes than any other human on earth right now, so he is the perfect guest for tackling this topic.