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This episode is made for sharing, with everyone. Dr. Brian Pennie, PhD, (Neuroscience) gives us his 101 - simple tips and hacks (all evidence based) on how to live life (including your business) better. But he's no ordinary PhD. He has an incredible back story, like no other. You could say, 'he has lived it'. He starts with the five second rule....…
 
On our 100th edition who better to have on as a guest but the man whose support via one of his companies, De Facto Shaving Oil, has made the podcast (Best Business Podcast nominated) possible. Tom Murphy has been in business 'for longer than he cares to remember'. He set up his main company Pamex, a pharmacy distributor having been made redundant (…
 
That Great Business Show - nominated for 'Best Business Podcast' - Ireland Podcast Awards. If your business is heading for the US, we have a very special offer from Meathman Tony Sheridan who wants you to use his new Chamber of Commerce led business centre, based in New London, Connecticut - and if you say 'That Great Business Show', your business …
 
That Great Business Show has been nominated for Irish Podcast Awards, Best Business Podcast 2022. Thank you. 3.00 David Scrivens, co-founder with his wife Carmelia, of Willows Ingredients, an international food ingredients distributor. We like keeping it real. David says the original vision for the company was 'just to survive', an aspiration every…
 
3.00" Larry Bass founder of Shinawil, the TV production company that gave us 'Dancing with the Stars', 'Last Singer Standing' and 'Home of the Year' explains all you need to know about how to make a fortune from creating a world-winning TV format. Did you know that TV series 'Masterchef' makes its makers €1 billion a year. And that's every year! So…
 
1.30" Mike McGrath co-founder of Kwayga - matching suppliers and buyers in the food industry. They have 50,000 suppliers on the platform, they have 1,000 active users, heading for 2,000 which Mike says is a tipping point on a platform. They're raising money and heading to grow big in the US. The good news is that small businesses can join for free.…
 
2.30" The future is now. Mechanic, pilot, barrister, founder Julie Garland (yes, we did ask) explains how her company Avtrain is leading Europe in training drone pilots. She says that, for sure, Ryder Cup players will travel by vertical take off and landing machines when next playing in Ireland. Julie explains how anyone can become a fully licensed…
 
2.00" Monaghan man Sean McCleary explains how his company, Streat School, can have you up and running with your own street food business for just €10k and why his Monaghan made carts don't need a license. He also gives a glimpse into how much money those innocent looking food trucks can make and how to hustle the best pitches in town. His 'hire in …
 
2.00" Dr. Andrea C. Johnson, director at Workhuman, one of Ireland's unicorns (valued above $1 billion) talks about how Workhuman, 'founded' in the Bleeding Horse pub in Dublin, became internationally successful, hiring their 1,000th employee, sharing the love every quarter with their 6 million users. Her hire(s) in a heartbeat? Ciara Garvan, Work …
 
2.00 Laura McCarthy, founder, Drink Botanicals Ireland. Laura was selling since the age of 8. She founded her business, Drinks Botanicals, whilst still in college in 2017. Whilst her pals were heading overseas on holidays, Laura stayed at home to mind the shop. Literally. Botanicals is the fancy name for flavours, used in drinks like gin. Since get…
 
Host Conall O Móráin is joined by business broadcasting legend Vincent Wall on Episode 91 We start with a tribute to the late Ray Coyle, former owner of the Tayto and Hunky Dory brands, a larger that life business figure and a man who who always wanted to have a bit of fun 2.00" Evelyn Moynihan, CEO Kilkenny Design, goes on safari ahead of Christma…
 
Medical knowledge is doubling every 79 days! Martin Curley, former Intel Vice President, now in charge of the digital transformation of Ireland's health service says we will have the best health service in Europe by 2025. Yes, you read that right. In under 36 months Ireland could go from 80th in the world for its health service to 1st in Europe. He…
 
Any business, no matter what size or how old it is, should always be ready for sale. If your business is 'sale ready' you're on the right track for making your business even more successful. Take a cold, clinical and hard look at your business and ask, are we doing the best that we can? If not, what could we do better. Why would someone want to buy…
 
Sarah and Tomás Kenny, of the iconic bookshop (it's really much, much more than that) talk about how they're winning against Jeff Bezos's Amazon through personal, expert service (Jeff doesn't answer the phone, the Kenny's do!) and giving a specialist service to many of the world's best known libraries. It's fascinating business, trying to keep trac…
 
3.00" Colette Twomey, founder of Clonakilty Black Pudding talks about her new project, her own golf club. As you do. She was trained as a brain technician but married a butcher which led to what is now a worldwide Irish food brand, known from Clonakilty to Sydney, Australia. She explains how a Dunnes Stores tea lady led to their hugely successful '…
 
John Jordan, CEO, Ornua - the co-op owned co-op behind the Kerrygold brand. He predicts some further, VERY chunky price increases coming the consumer's way. He reveals his hard earned secrets of successfully selling a pretty basic product (butter) in the US. He confirms that Tony O'Reilly was the man behind the Kerrygold name and concept. but also …
 
1.00" IMPORTANT ADVICE to TeamGBS about the urgent need to switch from Ulster Bank and KBC Bank now, as each switch takes at least an hour and there are hundreds of thousands of accounts to be transferred as both banks exit the Irish market. 3.00" Dr. Ken Germaine, Funding Master, on who/what/how to apply for some of the €150 billion (over seven ye…
 
On Episode 84 we start by highlighting a US initiative - open to Irish people (we've checked!) - that is trying to improve the PPE experience (personal protective equipment) firstly for the US market, but then presumably, worldwide. The US authorities have posted a competition, in conjunction with crowdsourcing platform HeroX.com and it's well wort…
 
Gerry Breen, former Lord Mayor of Dublin, asks politicians to let the proposed flexible working time bill to 'wither on the vine' and to get out of the way of business doing its thing. He references the work done by politicians in setting up the PIAB and how that is now showing results. The next step he says is to 'hammer the insurance companies. H…
 
1.00" Leo Clancy, CEO, Enterprise Ireland talks in detail about EI, its role in the business ecosystem / funding / Elkstone / US venture capital / attracting new external investors / seed funds / emerging areas for future growth including food and agritech / the need for earlier education in digital and STEM subjects. The future of 'work from home'…
 
That Great Business Show is made possible by our sponsor De Facto Shaving Oil, the world's best shaving oil. 2.00" Jane Maher, Head of Marketing, FreeNow explains the name changes (plural!) from Hailo, to My Taxi to FreeNow and how the Mercedes/BMW (yes!) company has chosen to go into 'mobility solutions'. The app can be used by taxi owners across …
 
Two great interviewees, two fast changing business, all insights thanks to our sponsor De Facto Shaving Oil 2.00" Susan McGarry has been CEO of Ireland based Ecocem, makers of environmentally friendly cement for just over two years. She talks about the lean years before the business found traction because, as founder Donall O'Riain previously expla…
 
2.00" Some of the simplest (and most obvious on reflection) ideas are the best business ideas. For example, the social enterprise Experience Gaelic Games, that brings visitors to Ireland an opportunity to learn about and to play our national games - Gaelic football, hurling and handball - and all to the benefit of local GAA communities who deliver …
 
2.30" Joe O'Connor, CEO, 4 - Day Week Global A dream come true or an employers nightmare? The Four Day Week is coming our way and Joe O'Connor is studying what the economic benefits and downsides may be, at Cornell University in the US - and he joins TeamGBS to tell us why a four day week is probable in many, but not all, industries. The not-for-pr…
 
A special edition of That Great Business Show - Episode 77 - in that host Conall O Móráin was joined, as co-host, by Vincent Wall, former Business Editor with Newstalk. 3.30" Brian Donaldson gives a comprehensive and candid account of where he thinks the garage forecourt is heading - and interestingly, it sounds like his bet is on hydrogen in the f…
 
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