Kochie’s Essentials: The state of retail

In this segment of Kochie’s Essentials, Kochie chats about the current state of retail. With restrictions ongoing, retailers doing it tough, particularly in Victoria. Kochie speaks about what’s happening locally for retailers big and small and the trends you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

Kochie’s Essentials: Small Business News

Grab your weekly dose of news from Kochie as he outlines the big announcements small business owners need to know. This week Kochie gives viewers the low down on the Reserve Bank’s latest decision and explains why the RBA has decided to hold the current cash rate. Plus Kochie discusses stage four lockdowns and what… Read more »

Exporting in a crisis panel discussion

Our panel discussion this week is with Airport Economist Tim Harcourt and the small business commissioner Chris Lamont. The pair join Kochie at the Barangaroo Studio to discuss how to exporters can survive this time of crisis. Tune in to the next episode of Small Business First on Channel 7 on Sunday at 1 pm… Read more »

Exporting during a crisis: Cynthia Dearin

Cynthia Dearin, International Speaker and export expert says the coronavirus crisis is forcing exporters  to diversify supply chains and move their IP and content online.

Exporting during a crisis: Candy Abalone

In this segment of Small Business First we  meet up with Mike Vecchione cofounder of dried abalone producer Candy Abalone. The brand was founded following the Japanese tsunami crisis, when Vecchione and his partner realised there was an opportunity to sell to the Chinese market.   

Exporting during a crisis: Lovekins

In this segment of Small Business First, we catch up with Amanda Essery, CEO and founder of  Lovekins a Sydney based business that specialises in skincare and wellbeing products for babies and mothers. Amanda sources local bush ingredients to form the basis of her skincare range. Here she talks to SBF about how she has taken… Read more »

Small Business First Episode 6

Kochie’s Business Builders is back for episode 6 of our special series, Small Business First. The past few weeks have seen businesses reopening and rebuilding from the COVID-19 lockdown. We’ve seen a shift in how businesses operate. From moving to online sales to working remotely and using technology to ensure they get the most out… Read more »

Starting your business in a crisis with Sarah Hunter, Officeworks

In this segment of Small Business First, we speak with Officeworks Managing Director, Sarah Hunter. Sarah talks about how new and existing businesses can make sure their staff have the resources and equipment to work remotely. Sarah also discusses the types of support business owners can provide their staff to facilitate a productive and secure… Read more »

Starting a business in a crisis: Eativity

In this segment of Small Business First, we meet Moira Geddes from Eativity. Moira launched her new business, an independent Australian food publication dedicated to keeping consumers in the know and helping small producers grow during the pandemic. She joins Kochie in the studio to speak about what drove her to start the business and… Read more »

Small Business First Episode 5

Kochie’s Business Builders is back for episode 5 of our special series, Small Business First. The past few weeks have seen businesses reopening and rebuilding from the COVID-19 lockdown. However, in this episode of Small Business First, we are throwing the spotlight on a couple of business owners who have been brave enough to kick… Read more »

Business resilience in a crisis

In this week’s panel discussion  Kochie is joined on the couch by Lucy Kippist, the Editor of Flying Solo and Susie Burrell, Dietician and Nutritionist. Lucy talks about how the flying solo community is coping mentally with the challenges they’re facing. Susie discusses the impact of the pandemic on her income and how she’s been… Read more »