Entrepreneurs We Believe In – Believe Advertising https://www.believeadvertising.com Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:39:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.believeadvertising.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Asset-1favicon.png Entrepreneurs We Believe In – Believe Advertising https://www.believeadvertising.com 32 32 Entrepreneur – Harry Sanders https://www.believeadvertising.com/entrepreneur-harry-sanders-2/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 01:02:43 +0000 http://52.22.42.250/?p=11868 The post Entrepreneur – Harry Sanders appeared first on Believe Advertising.

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Harry Sanders, Director, StudioHawk

How did you get your start?
I got my start while doing SEO for my fathers business when I was 13, before getting a part-time job in SEO at 14, while working agency I realised that I couldn’t do SEO the way I wanted to, and at 17 started my own company called StudioHawk in an effort to change how SEO is done and perceived.

What motivates you?
What motivates me is the opportunity that we give to both our staff and our clients. There is nothing better in this world than making a life-changing difference to the staff that work for you, many of which don’t come from the agency and didn’t think that they would ever have a chance. Some of those same people are now the most highly sought out SEO specialists in Australia. Getting calls from clients in tears about how we have helped their business also means the world to us, and is why we still do SME’s and not just massive enterprises.

What is one piece of advice you would give to those thinking of starting their own business?
Don’t start a company for money! It might sound counter-intuitive but when I see people starting companies centred around mass profit they struggle, as unlike in games like Mario where following the coins gives you direction, in real life, it will drop you down a hole.

What are you doing to change the world for the better?
Our mission statement ‘Sieze Opportunity’ is about helping people realise the immense amount of opportunity that is already out there. We help people see that and work towards it, while we will never have an impact on billions, having a strong impact on just thousands will be enough for me :-).

Did you experience failures? If so, what did you learn from them?
All the time! What a liar is an entrepreneur who says he has never failed. I fail daily, weekly, monthly, it’s about rolling with it and learning from there. Some of the biggest failures have been born out of arrogance or ignorance, so I try my best to avoid those pitfalls by surrounding myself with people who won’t just say yes to me.

What were some mistakes you wish you could’ve avoided?
I wish I could have avoided mistakes about organisational structure, which impeded our growth and stressed individuals out. Having said that we learned from those mistakes in the early days to ensure that we are always 10-15 people ahead in our organisation charts and have the next one ready to roll out already tested. The biggest lesson there was to always think about scale.

How can people connect with you? (Website, social media handles, etc)
Connect with me on our website https://studiohawk.com.au

Instagram at @harrysanderseo, or my Facebook at facebook.com/harrysandersseo

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Entrepreneur – Chantelle Brott https://www.believeadvertising.com/entrepreneur-chantelle-brott/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:54:13 +0000 http://52.22.42.250/?p=11863 The post Entrepreneur – Chantelle Brott appeared first on Believe Advertising.

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Chantelle Brott, Director of Operations and Co-Founder, HealthMint

How did you get your start?
Back in 2015 my husband and I opened our pilot HealthMint Medical Centre in Cranbourne north. We started by questioning every element of the experience of a GP clinic and questioning how every step of a patient’s journey could be improved. This evolved into a full redesign of the traditional GP clinic. People love our approach so much that we were recently showcased on national news as the GP clinic of the future! Now we are expanding the business with a site in Croydon on the way and are actively looking for GP partners to open more practices across Australia!

What motivates you?
The belief that by looking at things from different perspectives we can create great potential!

What is one piece of advice you would give to those thinking of starting their own business?
Find a mentor. Someone who has been there/done that and that you can bounce ideas off. Someone who will guide you on areas of improvement and how best to achieve your goals.

What are you doing to change the world for the better?
Improving the healthcare system in Australia! We have completely redesigned the look, feel and experience of a visit to the GP. With no chunky reception desk, no desks in consulting rooms and wireless healthcare concierge (in lieu of receptionists), we have removed barriers and personalised the overall experience. We have streamlined everything, making it cozy and comfortable (like being at home) and have an average 5 minute wait time! We have also carefully brought together a team who are all focussed on preventative and holistic healthcare. Ultimately, our patient’s feel relaxed, in control and confident that their health is in good hands, breaking the cycle of rush-em-in-and-out care that has become prevalent in Australian General Practice.

Did you experience failures? If so, what did you learn from them?
Yes! To always have a contingency plan, and that the only thing that is constant is change.

What were some mistakes you wish you could’ve avoided?
Finding an issue with the floor in our first site when it was too late! Also, hiring people who were the wrong fit for the business.

How can people connect with you? (Website, social media handles, etc)
www.healthmint.com.au
https://www.linkedin.com/in/chantelle-brott-691a78aa/
https://www.instagram.com/healthmint/
https://www.facebook.com/HealthMint/

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Entrepreneur – Dmitri Dalla-Riva https://www.believeadvertising.com/entrepreneur-dmitri-dalla-riva/ Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:41:04 +0000 http://52.22.42.250/?p=11857 The post Entrepreneur – Dmitri Dalla-Riva appeared first on Believe Advertising.

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My name is Dmitri Dalla-Riva, I am the owner of LearnMate Tutoring – a tutoring agency connecting primary and high school students with tutors throughout all of Australia. We currently have over 1,000 tutors on the platform and over 3,000 students use our services on a recurring basis yearly.

After a previous failed business venture when I was 19/20, I had a debt of $20,000 to pay back. The only way to pay it back was through tutoring, and since I had obtained DUX for VCE English Language in Year 12, tutoring for me presented a great avenue to offer my experience. From tutoring, I then ventured into the agency world after being booked with more than 25 students per week.

What motivates you?
My biggest motivator is dual: both problem solving issues that undoubtedly present themselves in creating a new business, and seeing students achieve more confidence in their own studies and their abilities. I am also motivated by building something that achieves an impact, makes a difference from a social viewpoint.

What is one piece of advice you would give to those thinking of starting their own business?
Don’t try to do it all. I, like many business owners, have a do-it-all syndrome that while serves you well in the initial stages of growth, it hinders your growth moving forward. Learning how to systemise and empower your team is the catalyst for growth.

What are you doing to change the world for the better?
Every month we do thousands of hours of tutoring, and each time a student has a lesson with one of our amazing tutors, that student is benefitting from that tuition. How? They get more confidence, higher marks, and undoubtedly a better educational foundation that can transcend into tertiary education and beyond.

Did you experience failures? If so, what did you learn from them?
Yes, a number and still do. Failures are never-ending in entrepreneurship, it’s just that now the impact isn’t as severe when I was first starting out. However I have learnt that each failure is not a reflection on the customer, it’s a reflection on a failure in my system. I use this to pinpoint what can be made better.

What were some mistakes you wish you could’ve avoided?
Understanding that cashflow is by far the lifeblood of any business. Just because you’ve earned the money doesn’t mean it’s in your account. Knowing this key fact can be the difference between life and death in a business. Another mistake would be trusting people who hadn’t proven their trust yet. As a business begins to get more profitable traction, it’s important to keep close guard who joins your company.

How can people connect with you? (Website, social media handles, etc)
People can check out my agency’s site here: learnmate.com.au
As for my personal LinkedIn profile, they can go here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitridallariva/

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