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Business Break - Past Programs - 2007



If you require further information about past Business Break programs, broadcast weekly on FM 99.3,  please contact Dennis Rutzou on 02 9413 4244.

Business Break Interviews

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Program 7-45
Week commencing 17 December 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Tracey Hodgkins of the Australian Experiential Learning Centre in Perth discusses the importance of good business etiquette at a time when it appears to be declining.

Phone: 08 9250 6544
Email: tracey@aelc.edu.au
Website: www.aelc.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones gives some holiday driving tips.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-44
Week commencing 10 December 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Neil James, author of 'Writing at Work' discusses why it is important to have good written skills in business and some of the common mistakes most people make when writing.

Email: mail@plainenglishfoundation.com
Website: www.plainenglishfoundation.com

Regular Guest:
Small business expert Dr Michael Schaper debunks the myth that up to 80% of small businesses fail within one year.

Phone: 0423 731 311
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com

Regular Guest:
Jane Shelton, home-based business expert looks at the issues the new Labor Government should be tackling in regards to home-based business.

Phone: 03 9640 0099
Email:jshelton@ozemail.com.au


Program 7-43
Week commencing 3 December 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Regular Guest:
Stuart Corner discusses the rise in popularity of online identities and communities and how businesses can reach this ever increasing audience.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays discusses a recently conducted survey on increasing candidate demand and permanent staff levels.

Phone: 8226 9629
Email: jac@hays.com.au

Interview Guest:
Etiquette expert Patsy Rowe discusses what is and isn’t acceptable in relation to business etiquette, especially email.

Phone: 07 5577 8895
Email:patsyrowe@etiquette.com.au
Website: www.etiquette.com.au


Program 7- 42
Week commencing 26 November 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
John Schaap of Managers and Directors discusses a new service giving owners and managers access to mentors that are highly skilled business executives.

Phone: 1300 725 820
Email: info@managers-directors.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine discusses the recent survey that has determined the top 100 products of 2007, and in particular which of those were the top ranking for the business sector.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth discusses the findings of the report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change showing that global warming is definitely on its way.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com


Program 7-41
Week commencing 19 November 2007


Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the desire for many in small business to do things quicker, leaner and faster, but sometimes there are undesirable side effects.

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au

Interview Guest:
Tanya Ha, author of the Greeniology Pocket Guides discusses how you can take the green approach to your office, travel and transport.

Phone: 0404 083 863
Email: mail@tanyaha.com

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses a new office psychological problem- 'printer rage' and what can cause this behaviour.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com


Program 7-40
Week commencing 12 November 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Anne-Maree Huxley of MOSS (Models of Success and Sustainability) discusses Corporate Social Responsibility and its positive impact on business, as well as the recent CSR Summit.

Phone: 03 9841 0002
Email: amh@moss.org.au
Website: www.moss.org.au

Regular Guest:
Workplace relations expert Gerard Phillips of Middletons discusses the confusion over differing OH&S and Workers Compensation laws in each state and the cost of this for business.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email: Gerard.phillips@middletons.com

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones of Hyundai discusses the popularity of green fleets and what must be considered when purchasing new vehicles.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-39
Week commencing 5 November 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Neville Meyers of Queensland University of Technology discusses the concept of 'Teletourism', where work can be done on holidays at the virtual office.

Phone: 07 3138 1926
Email: m.meyers@qut.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Small business expert Michael Schaper discusses how business happiness can be achieved through being self employed.

Phone: 08 9360 6036
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com

Regular Guest:
The 3 minute lawyer Paul Brennan begins his series 'The greatest legal mistakes in business and how to avoid them'

Phone: 07 5444 2166
Email: Paul.brennan@brennanlaw.com.au


Program 7-38
Week commencing 29 October 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Kim Dawson, Innovation Director at Jones Lang LaSalle discusses how to create an innovative culture within a business, as well as some of the innovation taking place within her organisation.

Phone: 07 9220 8449
Email: kim.dawson@ap.jll.com
Website: http://www.joneslanglasalle.com.au/en-gb/

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of SmartCompany discusses the problems baby boomers are facing trying to sell businesses in preparation for retirement and some of the possible solutions.

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/


Program 7-37
Week commencing 22 October 2007

Business Break Interviews Complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Ross Maher the Sustainable Development Policy Adviser of the NSW Business Chamber discusses the idea of 'green tape'.

Email: ross.maher@nswbc.com.au
Website: http://www.nswbusinesschamber.com.au
Phone: 02 9350 8141

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses Microsoft's release of its unified communications software and the implications for the rest of the market.

Email:stuart@3rdwave.com.au
Phone: 02 9516 2984

Regular Guest:
Home based business expert Jane Shelton explains what you need to do if you're considering starting a home based business.

Email: jshelton@ozemail.com.au 
Phone: 03 9640 0099


Program 7-36
Week commencing 15 October 2007

Business Break Interviews 15-10-07 | 16-10-07 | 17-10-07 | 18-10-07 | 19-10-07

Interview Guest:
Tony Faure of ninemsn discusses the future of online media and how it has evolved rapidly over the past decade.

Phone: 02 9383 6000
Website: www.ninemsn.com.au

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the need for small business operators to establish and manage priorities.

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environmental expert Murray Hogarth discusses a Newspoll survey showing that the majority of employees would like an environmentally friendly office, and he gives his tips on how to turn your office into an environmentally friendly workplace.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com


Program 7-35
Week commencing 8 October 2007

Business Break Interviews 08-10-07 | 09-10-07 | 10-10-07 | 11-10-07 | 12-10-07

Interview Guest:
Jonathan Biggins discusses the ideas behind his new book "The 700 Habit of Highly Ineffective People".

Website: http://www.mup.unimelb.edu.au/

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai discusses the Australian Motor Show and some of the vehicles being displayed that will be of benefit for business owners.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of Smart Company looks at some of the major mistakes that entrepreneurs can make in business.

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/


Program 7-34
Week commencing 1 October 2007

Business Break Interviews 01-10-07 | 02-10-07 | 03-10-07 | 04-10-07 | 05-10-07

Interview Guest:
Heidi Marfurt of Bicycle Victoria discusses the first national Ride your Bike to Work Day on 17 October, what it aims to achieve, and how you can get involved.

Phone: 03 8636 8888
Email: rtw@bv.com.au
Website: https://ride2work.bv.com.au/home

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses business etiquette and what a damaging effect it can have if you get it wrong.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays talks about employee retention at a time of record low unemployment and a recent survey on employee rewards and the key ways that businesses can retain staff.

Phone: 8226 9629
Email:jac@hays.com.au 


Program 7-33
Week commencing 24 September 2007

Business Break Interviews 25-09-07 | 26-09-07 | 27-09-07 | 28-09-07

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine looks at the benefits of networking computers within your business and the range of servers available currently.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au

Interview Guest:
Dr Jane Shelton discusses the nature of home based business and some interesting statistics relating to this fast growing sector.

Phone: (03) 9640 0099
Email: jshelton@ozemail.com.au

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons discusses changes to the Work Choices system and how it will affect business.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email:Gerard.phillips@middletons.com


Program 7-32
Week commencing 17 September 2007

Business Break Interviews 17-09-07 | 18-09-07 | 19-09-07 | 20-09-07 | 21-09-07

Interview Guest:
Mark Callaghan of WorldSkills Australia discusses the world competition taking place in Japan in November and the prospects of the Australian team, which are known as the Skillaroos.

Phone: 03 9249 1000
Email: info@worldskills.org.au
Website: www.worldskills.org.au

Regular Guest:
OH&S expert Maralyn Castel tells how great OH&S can potentially help win new business.

Phone: 02 4735 2186
Email: maralyn@thedetaildevils.com.au

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper explains the meaning behind the term "managing the portfolio career"

Phone: 0423 731 311
Email: Michael.schaper@gmail.com


Program 7-31
Week commencing 10 September 2007

Business Break Interviews 11-09-07 | 12-09-07 | 13-09-07 | 14-09-07

Interview Guest:
Kimberly dela Cruz Odom of Adizes discusses the need for businesses to embrace change as well as detect the business opportunities that change offers.

Phone: 0416 212 709
Email: Kimberly@adizes.com
Website: www.adizes.com

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner looks at new developments in mobile phone advertising that could offer new means of getting your message across.

Phone: 0419 492 190
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au

Regular Guest:
Business Coach Robert Gerrish explains the importance of the business need to have a statement ready when asked "What do you do for a living?"

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au


Program 7-30
Week commencing 3 September 2007

Business Break Interviews 03-09-07 | 04-09-07 | 05-09-07 | 06-09-07 | 07-09-07

Interview Guest:
Geoff Brennan of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) explains the role of his council in relation to this week’s APEC summit, and the current issues facing business that need to be addressed.

Phone: 02 6124 5155
Email: abac@gavinanderson.com.au
Website: http://www.abaconline.org/v4/

Regular Guest:
Small business expert Michael Schaper comes up with some surprises from the latest ABS statistics in relation to business in Australia.

Phone: 0423 731 311
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones looks at crash prevention and the emergence of the computer based driver training compared to the hands on approach.

Phone: 0401 990 149
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-29
Week commencing 27 August 2007

Business Break Interviews 29-08-07 | 30-08-07 | 31-08-07

Interview Guest:
Alan Dawson of Execugifts discusses corporate gift giving: the reasons for it and what are currently the most popular gifts.

Phone: 07 5580 5444
Email: sales@execugifts.com.au
Website: www.execugifts.com.au

Regular Guest:
Personal image coach Evelyn Lundstrom suggests taking a leaf out of the Italians’ book when revamping your image.

Phone: 9908 1088
Email: evelyn@firstimpressions.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine talks about the best of the best in terms of anti virus, anti spam and anti spyware software that is currently on the market.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au


Program 7-28
Week commencing 20 August 2007

Business Break Interviews 20-08-07 | 21-08-07 | 22-08-07 | 23-08-07 | 24-08-07

Interview Guest:
Tony Carmichael of the Federal Department of Family and Community Services discusses Community Business Partnership Week and how getting involved can benefit businesses.

Phone: 02 6244 5883
Email: tony.carmichael@facsia.gov.au
Website: http://www.facs.gov.au/

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the concept of mood marketing.

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel looks at the effects of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace, and how it costs business an incredibly amount of money every year.

Phone: 02 9413 9711
Email: Mariannegabriel@hotmail.com


Program 7-27
Week commencing 13 August 2007

Business Break Interviews 13-08-07 | 14-08-07 | 15-08-07 | 16-08-07 | 17-08-07

Interview Guest:
Bill Shew of Grant Thornton says that the biggest mistake that SMEs can make in their business plan is not to include a marketing strategy.

Phone: 02 8297 2400
Email: bshew@gtnsw.com.au
Website: www.grantthornton.com.au

Regular Guest:
Jacqui Walker of online publication Smart Company discusses tougher laws now in place if you take confidential client information or contacts when leaving a job.

Phone: 03 9419 9685
Email: jwalker@smartcompany.com.au
Website: www.smartcompany.com.au 

Regular Guest:
Environmental expert Murray Hogarth looks at the public backlash against coal use, and the ways being looked at to minimise its impact on our environment and global warming.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email:murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com


Program 7-26
Week commencing 6 August 2007

Business Break Interviews 06-08-07 | 07-08-07 | 08-08-07 | 09-08-07 | 10-08-07

Interview Guest:
Neer Korn of research company Heartbeat Trends looks at the emergence of "sophistikids" which is now a new marketing category wielding considerable influence.

Phone: 9346 3200
Email: neer@heartbeat.com.au
Website: www.heartbeat.com.au

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays discusses employment trends, including the search for employees who intend to stick around, as a result of the Hays quarterly forcast into candidate demand and employment trends.

Phone: 8226 9629
Email: jac@hays.com.au

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper of Murdoch University discusses benefits of industry benchmarking and how this information can be accessed.

Phone: 08 9360 6036
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com


Program 7-25
Week commencing 30 July 2007

Business Break Interviews 30-07-07 | 31-07-07 | 01-08-07 | 02-08-07 | 03-08-07

Interview Guest:
Peter Irvine of Gloria Jean’s Coffees discusses how effective franchising can drive a company growth.

Phone: 9651 5775
Email: peteri@gloriajeanscoffees.com.au
Website: www.gloriajeanscoffees.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine compares several popular products and how they compare for quality, features and value for money.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones discusses the new cars from China and India that are poised to enter the Australian market.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-24
Week commencing 23 July 2007

Business Break Interviews 23-07-07 | 24-07-07 | 25-07-07 | 26-07-07 | 27-07-07

Interview Guest:
Peter Adams of Charles Sturt University discusses the rapid growth of the internet, and the resulting requirement for IPv6, which is able to accommodate a greater volume of addresses.

Phone: 02 6933 2361
Email: padams@csu.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Workplace relations expert Gerard Philips of Middletons looks at the difference between workplace and collective agreements, and how these impact on small business.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email: Gerard.phillips@middletons.com

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner talks about online advertising and how it is gaining prominence, as more major companies inject more money into the online medium.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au


Program 7-23
Week commencing 16 July 2007

Business Break Interviews 16-07-07 | 17-07-07 | 18-07-07 | 19-07-07 | 20-07-07

Interview Guest:
Jo Tregear from consultancy Achieving Results talks about performance reviews and other means of assessing employees.

Phone: 02 6238 3083
Email: jtregear@ozemail.com.au
Website: http://www.tms.com.au/netmem/ar_net.html

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses the problems that can arise if one of your work colleagues is also your best friend.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses how to read the 'buying signals' when making a sale.

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au


Program 7-22
Week commencing 9 July 2007

Business Break Interviews 09-07-07 | 10-07-07 | 11-07-07 | 12-07-07 | 13-07-07

Interview Guest:
Tony Steven of the Council of Small Business Organisations discusses the National Business Summit, the topics that were addressed and outcomes of the summit.

Phone: 02 6251 1773
Email: tony@cosboa.org
Website: www.cosboa.org

Regular Guest:
Environmental Expert Murray Hogarth discusses the implications of recent heavy rain on future infrastructure plans.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome talks about some of the problems that are arising from the recent introduction of the "do not call register".

Phone: 03 9419 9685
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/


Program 7-21
Week commencing 2 July 2007

Interview Guest:
Dr Michael Liffman of Swinburne University discusses the global rise in corporate philanthropy and the reasons why Australia is following this trend.

Phone: 03 9214 4405
Email: MLiffman@groupwise.swin.edu.au
Website: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/business/philanthropy/

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses the benefits to business in embracing web 2.0.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine looks at the variety of hardware and software available that can enable businesses to create professional looking presentations.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au


Program 7-20
Week commencing 25 June 2007

Interview Guest:
Gary Fitton of the Australian Employee Ownership Association discusses the many benefits of employee share ownership, and the need for this to be increased.

Phone: 02 9650 6178
Email: president@aeoa.org.au
Website: www.aeoa.org.au

Regular Guest:
Small Business expert Michael Schaper looks at the different Government assistance schemes that can help small businesses and start-ups.

Phone: 0423 731 311
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai Fleet Advantage discusses the drop in popularity of larger sedans, and whether we'll be choosing smaller, less powerful models in the future.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Episode 7-19
Week Commencing 18 June 2007

Interview Guest:
Suzie Guthridge of the Green Building Council discusses the rising popularity of green buildings, and explains how the green star rating system works.

Phone: 02 8252 8222
Email: info@gbcaus.org
Website: http://www.gbcaus.org/

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays discusses the surveys undertaken by many Human Resource companies, and how these contribute to setting new pay levels.

Phone: 8226 9629
Email: jac@hays.com.au
Website: www.hays.com.au

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons talks about one of the big issues related to new IR laws: compensation if you are losing overtime and penalty rates under an AWA.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email: Gerard.phillips@middletons.com
Website: www.middletons.com


Program 7-18
Week Commencing 11 June 2007

Business Break Interviews 11-06-07 | 12-06-07 | 13-06-07 | 14-06-07 | 15-06-07

Interview Guest:
Mike Lawson of the Federal Department of Industry fills in some of the details of a multi faceted, $1.4 Billion 10 year initiative called Global Integration that is currently being implemented.

Phone: 6213 6490
Email:mike.lawson@industry.gov.au
Website: http://www.minister.industry.gov.au/

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth discusses the current political focus on climate change, how it will affect the economy and the business opportunities arising from this environmental focus.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of Smart Company talks about the new type of business person- the homepreneur.

Phone: 03 9419 9685
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/


Program 7-17
Week Commencing 4 June 2007

Business Break Interviews 04-06-07 | 05-06-07 | 06-06-07 | 07-06-07 | 08-06-07

Interview Guest:
Mark Brennan, Victorian Small Business Commissioner discusses the effects of fraud on small business, and the new campaign they are involved in to build awareness of the risks.

Phone: 1800 136 034
Website: www.sbc.vic.gov.au

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel looks at some of the reasons that people still struggle at work despite being ill.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses Microsoft’s plans to bring some new technology to Australia that may have a significant impact on business.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au


Program 7-16
Week Commencing 28 May 2007

Interview Guest:
Anne-Maree Huxley of MOSS (Models of Success and Sustainability) talks about Corporate Social Responsibility and what MOSS is doing to promote the concept.

Phone: 03 9841 0002
Email: amh@moss.org.au
Website: www.moss.org.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine talks about a survey they’ve done on the different basic desk top PCs that are available on the market.

Phone: 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au

Regular Guest:
Ian Hutchinson from Life By Design discusses the notion of positive psychology and how it can help the best work better.

Phone: 02 9979 4949
Email: hutch@lifebydesign.com.au
Website: www.lifebydesign.com.au


Program 7-15
Week Commencing 21 May 2007

Business Break Interviews 21-05-07 | 22-05-07 | 23-05-07 | 24-05-07 | 25-05-07

Interview Guest
Kristen Stanner from depressioNet discusses depression in the workplace, and a new website being developed called Working Well.

Email: Kristen@depressionet.com.au
Website: www.depressionet.com.au

Interview Guest:
Amanda Gome of the online magazine smart company discusses the popularity of the “do not call register”.

Phone: 03 9419 9685
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/

Regular Guest:
Business Coach Robert Gerrish talks about how you should go about securing the project or client you’d love to get.

Phone: 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au


Program 7-14
Week Commencing 14 May 2007

Business Break Interviews 14-05-07 | 15-05-07 | 16-05-07 | 17-05-07 | 18-05-07

Interview Guest:
Peter Hendy of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry looks at their drive for the Government to put more $7.8 billion into education and training over the next 3 years.

Phone: 02 6273 2311
Email: info@acci.asn.au
Website: http://www.acci.asn.au/

Regular Guest:
Gary Jones, our automotive expert looks at the massive growth in sales of motor cycles and scooters and why commuters are making the change to two wheels.

Phone: 9763 3474
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper, small business expert looks at how retaining staff is becoming more difficult and discusses some solutions to these staffing issues.

Phone: 0423 731 311
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com


Program 7-13
Week Commencing 7th May 2007

Business Break Interviews 07-05-07 | 08-05-07 | 09-05-07 | 10-05-07 | 11-05-07

Interview Guest:
Maggie Richardson discusses her book "Starting and surviving in Business in Australia" and how staying in business is often harder than starting a business.

Phone: 02 9713 1041
Email: maggie@australiansmallbusiness.com.au
Website: www.australiansmallbusiness.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environment and author expert, Murray Hogarth discusses the idea that instead of focusing on environmental issues that will effect us in several decades, we should be focusing on issues that will affect us in the near future.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com
Website: www.ecoscorp.com

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the "wow factor" cliché in relation to business and overuse of the term in the past few years.

Phone: 02 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au
Website: http://www.robertgerrish.com


Program 7-12
Week Commencing 30 April 2007-04-27

Business Break Interviews 30-04-07 | 01-05-07 | 02-05-07 | 03-05-07 | 04-05-07

Interview Guest:
Phil Siefert of Tandberg discusses the latest developments in video and online conferencing and the value that can be achieved by businesses adopting this technology.

Phone:02 8915 4101
Email:Philip.siefert@tandberg.net
Website: www.tandberg.net

Regular Guest:
Dr Michael Schaper, small business expert from Bond University looks at the ABS statistics in relation to small business ownership and turnover.

Phone: 07 5595 1186
Email: mschaper@bond.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons discusses a major area of debate at the moment involving industrial relations issues and policy initiatives, particularly Australian Workplace Agreements.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email: Gerard.phillips@middletons.com
Website: www.middletons.com


Program 7-11
Week commencing 23rd April 2007

Interview Guest:
Bruce Fadelli, President of the National Small Business Forum discusses the Federal Government’s website, which allows you to have input on the red tape involved with new Government initiatives.

Phone Number: 08 8981 1068
Email: brucefadelli@bigpond.com
Government Website: www.consultation.business.gov.au

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays discusses a survey which shows a preference for financial rewards cash compared to non cash salary benefits.

Phone: 8226 9629
Email: jac@hays.com.au
Website: www.hays.com.au

Regular Guest:
Stuart Corner, telecommunications expert discusses advances in technology which allow for business to advertise directly to the mobile phones of unsuspecting consumers.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au
Website: http://www.exchange.com.au


Program 7-09
Week commencing 9th April 2007

Business Break Interviews 09-04-07 | 10-04-07 | 11-04-07 | 12-04-07 | 13-04-07

Interview Guest:
Professor Roy Green, Dean of the Macquarie Graduate School of Management discusses the requirement to realign business education with changing global needs.

Phone: 02 9850 7800
Email: roy.green@mgsm.edu.au
Website: www.mgsm.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine discusses computer storage alternatives, in order to store information more effectively.

Phone: 02 9288 9109
E-mail: araciti@acp.com.au 
Website: http://www.pcuser.com.au

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones talks to us about developments in the area of alternative fuels that have been embraced not just by motor racing, but by fleet operators.

Phone: 0401 990 149
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-08
Week commencing 2nd April 2007

Business Break Interviews 02-04-07 | 03-04-07 | 04-04-07 | 05-04-07 | 05-04-07

Interview Guest:
Dominic Toledo of Drake International discusses the need for correct record keeping under the new Work Choices legislation, and the penalties employers can face if these records are not kept correctly.

Phone: 03 9245 0245
Website: http://www.drakeintl.com/

Regular Guest:
Our resident psychologist, Marianne Gabriel looks at the dynamics of motivation and particularly how it affects our work lives.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Telecommunication expert, Stuart Corner looks at more cost effective ways to keep in contact with all employees, even those constantly out in the field.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au


Program 7-07
Week commencing 26 March 2007

Interview Guest:
Narelle Kennedy of the Australian Business Foundation discusses a study which looks at the need for mid-market companies to innovate continuously to survive.

Phone: 02 9458 7553
Email: narelle.kennedy@australianbusiness.com.au
Website: www.abfoundation.com.au

Regular Guest:
Murray Hogarth, of ECOS discusses the intertwining of environment and politics that is a current talking point, and where this sudden concern for the environment will lead.

Phone: 02 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com
Website: www.ecoscorp.com

Regular Guest:
Business coach, Robert Gerrish talks to us about the methods of payment to accept when running a business, and what type of trading terms to offer customers.

Phone: 02 9337 2600
E-mail: mail@gerrish.com.au
Website: http://www.robertgerrish.com


Program 7-06
Week commencing 19th March 2007

Business Break Interviews 22-03-07 | 23-03-07

Interview Guest:
Jeff Herrick of Shirlaws discusses a survey which looks at the lack of concern small business appears to have for reducing its environmental impact.

Phone: 02 9241 7851
Email: jherrick@shirlaws.biz
Website: www.shirlaws.biz

Regular Guest:
Small Business expert, Michael Schaper talks about the appointment of independent directors within a business to expand the scope of expertise that is accessible.

Phone: 07 5595 1186
Email: mschaper@bond.edu.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti from PC User Magazine guides us through the newer market of phones which provide internet and email access, taking some models for a test run.

Phone: 02 9288 9109
E-mail: araciti@acp.com.au 
Website: http://www.pcuser.com.au


Program 7-05
Week commencing 12th March 2007

Business Break Interviews 12-03-07 | 13-03-07 | 14-03-07 | 15-03-07 | 16-03-07

Interview Guest:
Brett Sheridan from Corporate Adrenalin explains how extreme sports are a great way to build team spirit within an organisation.

Phone: 8755 3111
Email: info@adrenalin.com.au
Website: http://corporate.adrenalin.com.au/

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons, a workplace relations expert, discusses the potential problems that workplace laws pose to businesses.

Phone: 9513 2561
Email: Gerard.phillips@middletons.com
Website: www.middletons.com.au

Regular Guest:
Ian Hutchinson of Life by Design, an expert on work/life balance, discusses the steady increase of working hours of the average Australian and the significant impact this will have on family life in the years ahead.

Phone: 9979 4949
Email: hutch@lifebydesign.com.au
Website: http://www.lifebydesign.com.au/


Program 7-04
Week commencing 05 March 2007

Business Break Interviews 05-03-07 | 06-03-07 | 07-03-07 | 08-03-07 | 09-03-07

Interview Guest:
Brendan Torazzi of MetroNaps Australia talks to us about increased health and productivity as a result of sleeping on the job.

Phone:1300 627 246
Email: nap@metronaps.com.au
Website: www.metronaps.com.au

Regular Guest:
Human Resources expert, Jacky Carter of Hays Recruitment discusses a recent survey that shows 80% of people believe age has an impact on hiring decisions.

Phone: 0409 452 244
Email: jac@hays.com.au

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai Fleet Advantage explains the rising popularity of diesel powered cars in fleets, and as a result, all the major car manufacturers have included diesel engines in their line-up.

Phone: 0401 990 149
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 7-03
Week commencing 26 February 2007

Business Break Interviews 26-02-07 | 27-02-07 | 28-02-07

Interview Guest:
Charlie Hargroves is the co-author of “The Natural Advantage of Nations” a book that examines Corporate Social Responsibility and how important it is to global growth in the future.

Phone:0407 071 729
Email: Charlie@tnep.net
Website: http://www.tnep.net/

Regular Guest:
Marianne Gabriel, a psychologist will be discussing the nature of bullying in the workplace, and what essentially characterises bullying.

Phone: 0412 760 059

Regular Guest:
Our Business Coach Robert Gerrish examines ways to avoid the feeling of having so many tasks, and not enough time to complete them in.

The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, innovation and governance in the 21st Century. By Charlie Hargrove and Michael H Smith. Published by Earthscan. $49.95

Phone: (02) 9337 2600
E-mail: mail@gerrish.com.au
Website: http://www.robertgerrish.com
Online magazine: http://www.flyingsolo.com.au


Program 7-02
Week commencing 19 February 2007

Business Break Interviews 19-02-07 | 20-02-07 | 21-02-07 | 22-02-07 | 23-02-07

Interview Guest:
Sheila Ghosh is the founder of WeeWunz, a child care consultancy that looks at integrated child care options, how the service operates and how these can increase productivity.

Phone: 9965 3794
Email: Sheila.ghosh@weewunz.com
Website: www.weewunz.com

Regular Guest:
Stuart Corner, an expert in the field of telecommunications discusses a new development in this rapidly changing industry.

Phone: 9516 2984
Email: stuart@3rdwave.com.au

Regular Guest:
Murray Hogarth, of ECOS discusses his soon to be released book, titled The Third Degree, published by Pluto Press. The book will be released in the first week of April.

Phone: 9290 8533
Email: murray.hogarth@ecoscorp.com
Website: www.ecoscorp.com


Program 7-01
Week Commencing 12 February

Business Break Interviews 12-02-07 | 13-02-07 | 14-02-07 | 15-02-07 | 16-02-07

Interview guest:
James Adonis, employee engagement expert discusses managers and the fact that a new surveys shows that 28 per cent will resign their jobs this year.

Phone: 02 9331 2465
Email: james@jamesadonis.com
www.jamesadonis.com

Computers:
Anna Raciti of PC User talks about new Microsoft's new Windows Vista.

Phone: 02 9288 9109
Email: araciti@acp.com.au
Website: http://www.pcuser.com.au

Small business:
Professor Michael Schaper discusses strategic planning - the New Year resolutions for your business.

Phone: 07 5595 1186/0423 731 311
Email: mschaper@bond.edu.au


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