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Business Break - Past Programs - 2008



If you require further information about past Business Break programs, broadcast weekly on FM 99.3,  please contact Dennis Rutzou on 02 9413 4244.
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Program 8-40
Week commencing 7 December 2008


Interview Guest:
Dr Michael Schaper, Deputy Chairperson of the ACCC, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission discusses corporate regulation.

Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com

Regular Guest:
Janette Saab of Image Consultants focuses on what to wear for travelling, either for business or leisure.

Phone: 0425 235 878
Email: janette@imageconsultants.com.au
Website: imageconsultants.com.au

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses the implications of the proposed mandatory internet filtering on business.

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


Program 8-39
Week commencing 1 December 2008


Interview Guest:
Tim Harcourt the Chief Economist of Austrade racks up nearly as many international flying miles as a senior airline pilot, which has given him a lot of time to spend in aircraft and at airport terminals.

He has written a highly informative and entertaining book called 'The Airport Economist' about his observations on some of the key export markets for Australian products and services.

Email: tim.harcourt@austrade.gov.au
Website: www.theairporteconomist.com

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses some of the do's and don't's at a work Christmas party.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@optusnet.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth discusses the introduction of carbon trading in Australia is projected for 2010 and it is a subject of vital interest to business and the steps that will mark its introduction are steadily being taken and the current developments with this issue.

Email: mhogarth@the3rddegree.com.au


Program 8-38
Week commencing 24 November 2008


Interview Guest:
Corporate tax reform is back in the headlines again in a saga that seems to have been going on forever. Australian business has to be competitive in world markets and that means that we must have a comparable tax system to our major competitors. Frank Drenth of the Corporate Tax Association talks about some of the big issues that must be addressed as part of that tax reform process.

Phone: 03 9600 4411
Email: fdrenth@corptax.com.au
Website: www.corptax.com.au

Regular Guest:
Although there is a danger in overreacting to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), clearly it is also prudent business practice to ensure that you have taken either a downturn or an upturn in your future planning. Human resources expert Jacky Carter discusses how GFC has impacted on the employment market.

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

Regular Guest:
The worldwide automotive industry seems to have been caught in a very difficult situation, which is:
- A decline in demand;
- Overproduction
- The need for technological change as a result of climate change
- And world financial turmoil.

Garry Jones of Hyundai discusses if there is a solution.

Phone: 8873 6028
Email: garry_jones@hyundai.com.au


Program 8-37
Week commencing 17 November 2008


Interview Guest:
Bradley Smith of FASTS (which is the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies) talks about research and development and how Australia compares internationally.

Phone: (02) 6257 2891
Email: asts@anu.edu.au
Website: www.fasts.org

Regular Guest:
The buzz these days is cloud computing and Telstra has now got into the game with Microsoft. Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses what this all means and what the benefits are to business.

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

Regular Guest:
Servers can be a vital component in a computer system, but there are a number of aspects to them that you need to understand. Anna Raciti of PC User magazine explains the concept of a server and offers advice for the small business operator as to what they should be looking for to build the best network.

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


Program 8-35
Week commencing 3 November 2008

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Interview Guest:
Antony Schiavo of Mercer talks about a study that they've conducted which shows that one in four employees in their 50s expect to be still working in their 70s.

Phone: 03 9623 5754
Website: Anthony.schiavo@mercer.com

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of SmartCompany.com.au discusses how Australia's army of SMEs is coping with the change in the turmoil of the global financial meltdown. The first reaction is to cut costs and ride out the anticipated downturn, but is that the best strategy, or are there more benefits in following a difference course of action?

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au

Regular Guest:

Robert Gerrish, business coach extraordinaire, discusses how easy it is to overlook important 'to do' things, if you don't get organised. Robert gives his advice on how to avoid this problem.

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


Program 8-34
Week commencing 27 October 2008

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Interview Guest:
Nick Raper of Business Development Partners discusses a study they’ve conducted which shows that SMEs will be more affected by carbon pricing than was previously thought.

Phone: 03 9270 9100
Website: www.b-d-p@com.au
Email:

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses the great change in standards of dress for work over recent years. Marianne gives her advice on the acceptable standards and the implications if you break the rules.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@optusnet.com.au

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons talks about the increasing rumblings about the perceived lack of action of the industrial relations reforms mooted by the Federal Government during the Federal Election.

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


Program 8-33
Week commencing 20 October 2008

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Interview Guest:
Austrade economist, Tim Harcourt discusses export opportunities and the business categories that are most likely to benefit as a result of the latest international financial turmoil.

Phone: 13 28 78
Website: www.austrade.gov.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environmental expert, Murray Hogarth discusses how this period of financial crisis and a possible world wide recession may impact on the concern for global warming.

Phone: 9999 3897
Email: mhogarth@the3rddegree.com.au murray.hogarth@ecil.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User magazine explains how the latest high end smart phones, such as the Blackberry Bold and the Apple iPhone, are no longer considered telephones, but rather business tools. Having recently road tested 19 different models, Anna shares her findings.

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


Program 8-32
Week commencing 13 October 2008

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Interview Guest:
Paul Griffiths from Reasontospeak.com, talks about his video-based online learning program which aims to give an individual the confidence and technique to speak in public.

Phone: 9144 3975
Email:
Website:

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert, Stuart Corner, discusses the term 'collaboration', which has now come to describe the latest phase in the evolution from voice over IP through to unified communication and beyond and describes what this means for business today.

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

Regular Guest:
The international financial meltdown has changed the ball game for many people in business, causing redundancies and the subsequent stress, but it will also cause some people to contemplate starting a business from home. Dr Jane Shelton offers advice for people planning to start up a home-based business.

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

1. The Penguin Small Business Guide: The Complete Reference Handbook for Small to Medium Enterprises
author: Humphrey Nicholas

2. No Workplace Like Home
author: Dr Jane Shelton

3. Girl's Guide to Turning Your Idea into a Business
author: Melissa Seymour


Program 8-31
Week commencing 13 October 2008

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Interview Guest:
Andrew May, the author of 'Flip the switch', a book that offers practical advice on how to develop the new skill-set to survive in the modern work environment.

Phone: 02 9690 0503
Email: info@andrewmay.com

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the every day challenges we face in our business life and offers positive suggestions on how we can overcome them.

Phone: 02 9337 2600
Email: Robert@gerrish.com.au

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays raises the question of whether the 'cultural fit' is overlooked during the recruitment process, in favour of technical skills.

Phone: 02 8226 9629
Email: jac@hays.com.au


Program 8-30
Week commencing 1 September 2008


Interview Guest:
Gilbert Christie of Christie Consulting talks about performance reviews and how to prepare and conduct yourself to make the best impression.

Phone: 9922 1211
Email: gil@christieconsulting.com.au
Website: www.christiesconsulting.com.au

Regular Guest:
Industrial relations expert, Damien Sloan of Middletons discusses Australian Workers Compensation and the muddle that can sometimes exist as a result of the different State laws and administration. Damien outlines some of these problems and brings us up to date on the current Review.

Phone: 9513 2464
Email: damian.sloan@middletons.com

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai discusses the concept of green motoring. Some of the new developments in alternatives are starting to get traction, but a previously not disclosed problem has emerged for the hybrids.

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


Program 8-29
Week commencing 25 August 2008


Interview Guest:
Craig Bosworth of Medibank Private talks about a survey that showed stress in the workplace is costing the Australian economy $14.8 billion a year.

Phone: 03 8622 5158
Email: craig.bosworth@medibank.com.au
Website: www.medibank.com.au

Regular Guest:
James Thomas, editor of SmartCompany.com.au talks about the recent Olympics and our sporting heroes. There is a belief that a successful Australian Olympic athlete will set themselves up financially for life through lucrative sponsorship deals. So, who's hot and who's not?

Phone: 07 5444 2166
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au
Website: http://www.smartcompany.com.au/

Regular Guest:
Three minute lawyer Paul Brennan raises the question of the possible consequences that could occur if you don't have written contracts with your employees.

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: Paul.brennan@brennanlaw.com.au
Website: www.brennanlaw.com.au


Program 8-28
Week commencing 18 August 2008


Interview Guest:
Max Mollett of IBM about the second IBM-Melbourne Institute Innovation Index of Australian Industry.

Phone: 03 9626 6074
Email: TBA

Regular Guest:
Psychologist, Marianne Gabriel discusses uncertainty and decisiveness in business today and how to achieve the latter and not the former.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Environmental expert, Murray Hogarth of Ecos discusses the meanings of the increasingly common terms 'green marketing' and 'green washing'.

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


Program 8-27
Week commencing 11 August 2008

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Interview Guest:
Dr Tom McKaskill talks about entrepreneurship, including what it is, should it be encouraged and what do you do if you are a budding entrepreneur who wants to refine your skills.

Phone: 0407 896 621
Email: info at tommckaskill.com
Website: http://www.tommckaskill.com/

Regular Guest:
Home based business expert Dr Jane Shelton discusses tips to help home based businesses cope with the drop in consumer confidence as a result of the overall economic downturn.

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

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User magazine discusses the most common mistakes made on company websites and how to make a website more effective.

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


Program 8-26
Week commencing 4 August- 2008

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Interview Guest:
Richard Evans of the Australian Retailers Association talks about some big issues confronting the retail sector in Australia.

Phone: 0413 331 944
Email: richard.evans@ara.com.au 

Regular Guest:
Katherine Sampson of Healthy Habits is a keynote speaker at the National Retail Forum, which is being held in Sydney on 12 and 13 August.

Phone: 03 9415 1033
Email: katherine@healthyhabits.com.au

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner talks about the rise of the Smart Phone.

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


Program 8-25
Week commencing 28 July 2007

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Interview Guest:
Peter Wilson of the Australian Human Resources Institute, talks about the issues associated with employees accessing Facebook and other social networking sites during working hours on company computers.

Phone: 03 9918 9215
Email: peter.wilson@ahri.com.au
Website: www.peterwilson.com.au

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai talks about the greenhouse gas emissions debate. This debate has turned distinctly anti-automotive with calls to remove taxation concessions on work cars and charges for accessing CBD areas.

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

Regular Guest:
Mike Preston of online business magazine SmartCompany.com.au talks about the recent survey by MYOB of 1600 Australian small business owners, showing them to be in a surprisingly optimistic frame of mind. 75% said their business was performing quite well, broadly consistent with last year. Mike discusses whether this survey is in fact a reflection of reality.

Phone: 03 8623 9918
Email: mpreston@smartcompany.com.au


Program 8-24
Week commencing 21 July 2008

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Interview Guest:
Naomi Simpson, the CEO of Red Balloon, talks about a new concept which identifies employees as the new customers.

Phone: 02 8755 0034
Email: naomi@redballoon.com.au

Regular Guest:
Murray Hogarth, environmental expert, talks about the Federal Government's recently announced Emissions Trading Scheme.

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

Regular Guest:
Paul Brennan, our 3 minute lawyer, discusses another of his ten greatest legal mistakes in business, this time the failure to protect intellectual property.

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


Program 8-23
Week commencing 14 July 2008

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Interview Guest:
Kerry Brocks, founder of the Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators, discusses facilitators, what they do and the important role they can play for an organisation.

Phone: 1300 768 660 / 0448 112 473
Email: kerry@aipf.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User magazine talks about computer security, hacking, spam, viruses and phishing and who the culprits are in today’s society.

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

Regular Guest:
Professor Michael Schaper of Murdoch University, now working at the ACCC, talks about mapping out a growth strategy.

Phone: (02) 6243 1111
Email: michael.schaper@gmail.com


Program 8-22
Week commencing 7 July 2008

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Interview Guest:
Gavin Freeman, author of the business Olympian about his book and how the discipline and approach to training of elite athletes can be used by business.

Phone: 0413 043 417
Email: info@businessolympian.com.au
Website: http://www.businessolympian.com.au/

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel talks about what to do when offered a promotion.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Home business expert Dr Jane Shelton gives advice on how to deal with tough times businesses are currently facing.

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


Program 8-21
Week commencing 30 June 2008

Interview Guest:
Cameron Kusher of RP Data discusses the rate of Australian population growth and the impact it will have on business.

Phone: 1300 734 318
Website: http://www.rpdata.com/

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish talks about doing the simple things.

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

Regular Guest:
Jacky Carter of Hays discusses the research they have done that shows there is an untapped resource in the workplace- women.

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


Program 8-20
Week commencing 22 June 2008

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Interview Guest:
Gillian O'Mara of Steps Leadership Management discusses new findings that women are more suitable in leadership roles than men.

Phone: 02 9922 7044
Email: info@steps-programs.com
Website: http://www.steps-programs.com/

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner discusses the impact the new apple store openings in Australia will have.

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

Regular Guest:
Mike Preston of Smartcomany.com.au discusses the impact of paid maternity leave on small business and how government could potentially step in and assist.

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


Program 8-19
Week commencing 16 June 2008

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Interview Guest:
Sharon MacNevin of Email Management Solutions explains how you can improve your communication in emails.

Phone: 9401 0204
Email: info@emailmanagement.com.au
Website: http://www.emailmanagement.com.au/

Regular Guest:
Another great legal mistake with lawyer Paul Brennan. This looks at problems with changing lawyers and how you can make this relationship work.

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

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones discusses the suitability of hybrids in a country like Australia.

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


Program 8-18
Week commencing 9 June 2008

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Interview Guest:
Melissa Seymour, author of 'Girl's Guide to turning your idea into a business' discusses her book and how to turn your idea into a business.

Website: http://www.melissaseymour.com/Site/home.html
Email: moreinfo@melissaseymour.com

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth discusses issues of carbon trading in Australia.

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

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper discusses how business can become philanthropic.

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


Program 8-17
Week commencing 2 June 2008

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Interview Guest:
Leona Watson of the Cheeky Food Group discusses the benefits of team building through cooking.

Phone: 1300 785 365
Email: info@cheekyfoodgroup.com
Website: http://www.cheekyfoodgroup.com/

Regular Guest:
Home based business expert Dr Jane Shelton discusses protecting intellectual property.

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

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine discusses the best IT buys for business.

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


Program 8-16
Week commencing 26 May 2008

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Interview Guest:
Michael Derin of the Azure Group discusses their service that outsources CFOs to SMEs.

Phone: 02 9238 1127
Email: mderin@azuregroup.com.au
Website: www.azuregroup.com.au

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish talks about something on Gordon Ramsay's show that most people might have missed.

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

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of SmartCompany discusses the Enterprise Connect program and what it means for business.

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


Program 8-15
Week commencing 19 May 2008

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Interview Guest:
Lena Geraghty of the Buy Recycled Business Alliance discusses the new national recycled product business directory which enables businesses to source recycled products.

Phone: 9211 6199
Website: www.brba.com.au

Regular Guest:
Damian Sloan of Middletons discusses union demands for pay increases.
Email: damian.sloan@middletons.com

Regular Guest:
Lawyer Paul Brennan with another of the 10 greatest legal mistakes.

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


Program 8-14
Week commencing 12 May 2008

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Interview Guest:
Dr Jehan Lozar of Social Compass explains how the organisation helps business, not for profit organisations and government work together for the benefit of the community.

Phone: 03 9479 3781
Email: jehan@socialcompass.com.au
Website: www.socialcompass.com.au

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth discusses the economic and environmental impact of rising gas prices on business and the consumer.

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

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner tells us how to manage newer and more capable mobile phone technology.

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


Program 8-13
Week commencing 5 May 2008

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Interview Guest:
Dr John Lang of Good Health Solutions discusses the impact meals can have on your productivity at work.

Phone: 1 300 657 644
Website: www.goodhealthsolutions.com.au

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel explains what to do when open plan office becomes a distraction.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Garry Jones of Hyundai discusses implications of alternatives salary packaged cars.

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


Program 8-12
Week commencing 28 April 2008

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Interview Guest:
Wendy McCarthy of McCarthy Mentoring discusses the value of mentoring and what makes a good mentor.

Phone: 02 9386 3371
Email: enquiries@mccarthymentoring.com
Website: http://www.mccarthymentoring.com

Regular Guest:
Robert Gerrish discusses the benefit of word of mouth and how you can achieve these referrals for your business.

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

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper discusses the benefits and drawbacks of employing family members in your business.

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


Program 8-11
Week commencing 21 April 2008


Interview Guest:
Bill Synnot, author of 'The Toolbox for Change' discusses his book and the importance of adapting to change in the current business environment.

Phone: 0418 196 707
Email: rp000073@a1.com.au
Website: http://www.billsynnotandassociates.com.au

Regular Guest:
3 minute lawyer Paul Brennan discusses the importance of a shareholder or partnership agreement.

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

Regular Guest:
Human resources expert Jacky Carter talks about the Hays quarterly job forecast and future trends.

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


Program 8-10
Week commencing 14 April 2008

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Interview Guest:
Peter Westfield of Australian Innovation discusses highlights from the upcoming Australian Innovation Festival.

Phone: 03 9662 1916
Email: info@ausinnovation.org
Website: www.ausinnovation.org

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of smartcompany.com.au discusses what a business should do about marketing in an economic downturn.

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au

Regular Guest:
Anna Raciti of PC User Magazine looks at some of the options when looking for data storage.

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


Program 8-09
Week commencing 7 April 2008

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Interview Guest:
Ian Ralston of Outside the Nine Dots discusses how to become a 'full spectrum' organisation through cultural transformation.

Phone: 9922 2846
Email: info@nine-dots.org
Website: http://www.nine-dots.org/

Regular Guest:
Environment expert Murray Hogarth explains an alternative to increasing electricity bills which is called the 'intelligent grid'.

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

Regular Guest:
Workplace Relations expert Gerard Phillips discusses what will now take the place of the now obsolete AWA.

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


Program 8-08
Week commencing 31 March 2008

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Interview Guest:
Dr Jane Shelton, home based business expert discusses her new book entitled 'No Workplace like Home'.

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

Regular Guest:
Telecommunications expert Stuart Corner examines the new ways in which the mobile phone has been exploited as an advertising tool.

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

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones discusses the varying drivers' license requirements from state to state.

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


Program 8-07
Week commencing 24 March 2008

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Interview Guest:
Gary Addison, senior tax counsel with CPA Australia discusses the need for business tax reform in Australia.

Phone: 03 9606 9606
Email: garry.addison@cpaaustralia.com.au
Website: www.cpaaustralia.com.au

Regular Guest:
Professor Michael Schaper of Murdoch University discusses differences between sales and marketing and what role the internet should play in these activities.

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

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the importance of keeping to deadlines.

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


Program 8-06
Week commencing 17 March 2008

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Interview Guest:
Co-founder and Deputy Chairman of the new Australian Association of Angel Investors explains the concept and some of the issues faced by business angels.

Phone: 0425 730 799
Email: Jordan@aaai.net.au
Website: www.aaai.net.au

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses what you should do when you make a mistake in the workplace.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Lawyer Paul Brennan looks at another of the ten greatest legal mistakes a business can make. This week he discusses taking court action against your lawyer's advice.

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


Program 8-05
Week commencing 10 March 2008

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Interview Guest:
Peter Burn, head of environmental policy at the Australian Industry Group discusses the potential impact of greenhouse gas emission cuts to SMEs.

Email: peter.burn@aigroup.asn.au
Website: www.aigroup.asn.au

Regular Guest:
Home-based business expert Jane Shelton discusses the impact of a tightening economy on those who work from home.

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

Regular Guest:
Gerard Phillips of Middletons explains the current state of Industrial Relations.

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


Program 8-04
Week commencing 3rd March 2008

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Interview Guest:
Professor David Smith of the Disease and Diabetes Prevention Centre discusses the benefits of corporate health programs.

Phone: 03 9536 8181
Website: www.gccevent.com
Email: davidcs@deakin.edu.au, enquiry@gccevent.com

Regular Guest:
Murray Hogarth of Ecos discusses what the cost of looking after our environment is, and who will bear it.

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

Regular Guest:
Amanda Gome of smartcompany.com.au discusses the impact of a credit crunch on SMEs and what management should be doing to reduce it.

Phone: 03 8623 9999
Email: agome@smartcompany.com.au


Program 8-03
Week commencing 25 February 2008

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Interview Guest:
Peter Dyson of Manage By Design discusses a hands on board game that businesses can use to help employees understand the logic behind new company strategies and initiatives.

Phone: 0419 516 761
Email: peter@managebydesign.com.au
Website: managebydesign.com.au

Regular Guest:
Michael Schaper discusses the impact that rising interest rates could have on small and medium sized businesses.

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

Regular Guest:
Automotive expert Garry Jones looks at the newly released Ford Falcon and what it has to offer.

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


Program 8-02
Week commencing 18 February 2008

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Interview Guest:
Robert Clarke of the Andromeda Group discusses some of the issues involved in trying to run a greener business.

Phone: 1300 734 839
Email: Robert.clarke@theandromedagroup.com.au
Website: www.theandromedagroup.com.au

Regular Guest:
Stuart Corner discusses the shift in new product development as a result of the likes of myspace, facebook and other web 2.0 applications.

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

Regular Guest:
Lawyer Paul Brennan explains another great legal mistake made in business- When your business is sued and you lose your home.

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


Program 8-01
Week commencing 11 February 2008

Business Break Interviews Listen to the complete program for this week

Interview Guest:
Robert Crawford, author of 'But wait, there’s more… a history of Australian advertising, 1900-2000' discusses the transformation of the advertising industry over a century.

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

Regular Guest:
Psychologist Marianne Gabriel discusses problems behind finding difficulty in returning to work after the break.

Phone: 9413 9711
Email: mariannegabriel@hotmail.com

Regular Guest:
Business coach Robert Gerrish discusses the implications of setting goals too low.

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


2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005



 
19 August: New HR tools to improve productivity
07 August: Expert calls for payroll reform
05 August: Mouth painter Margaret Greig's gum trees go global
28 July: A drug-safe workplace for local government workers is vital
05 May: New drug testing clinic opens in Boggabri
31 March: Mouth painting artist Gary Atkins to exhibit in Dorrigo
25 March: Scott Safety supports firefighters in trans-Tasman stair race
11 November: Melanoma genome sequencing on track
04 November: Easy to install Digital Wireless Security System ideal for renters
28 October: Boldly fly into a new dimension this Christmas
17 October: Ahipara mouth artist paints for Christmas
30 September:
Charlie Bezzina's top ten home security tips 19 September: Try your skill at painting with the brush in your mouth at MFPA Fremantle Exhibition

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