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Tonight on Angela’s Business Mix SSFM 99.7!

Coming up Tonight on Angela’s Business Mix!

Mind set determines your financial position

Kim Wight is a Personal Mortgage Adviser with over 25 years of experience. She is a true believer in the Great Australian Dream of home ownership and her passion is helping people achieve that dream.  Kim is a member of the Mortgage Finance Association of Australia (MFAA) and holds a Diploma in Financial Services (Broking). Kim is committed to providing her clients with the highest level of service and works with her clients to find a loan that suits their current and future finance needs. Kim continues to maintain the relationship with her clients long after the loan is done, sending regular newsletters and emails to keep them up to date with changes in both the property and finance market. You can follow Kim on Twitter or like her on Facebook.  Kim will give her opinion on:

  • Must Have Now Money Mindset – the modern day culture
  • Money Mindset is a conscious Decision   – you determine your financial success
  • Money Mindset is Contagious – mix with positive like minded people
  • Develop and money mindset strategy  – set goals to achieve financial freedom.
  • Help your children develop a healthy mindset


Small business start-ups panel discussion

Mathew Beeche  [26] is the Founder of Shoe String Launch and the Editor of Shoe String Launch Magazine. He has a background in Sales and Business development and is a regular fixture on the start up scene in Australia. Shoe String Launch profiles Aussie start up businesses, small businesses and entrepreneurs via daily profiles on their website and in their  monthly magazine which can be viewed online and is also available in print.  Shoe String Launch also assists other start up and niche publications become profitable by providing a risk free sales force service that sells advertising and sponsorship to their targeted audiences.  Shoe String Launch currently have 3000 weekly visitors after launching 9 weeks ago, the print publication comes out online and is distributed in print to cafes around Australia on the 1st day of each month. Like Shoe String Launch on Facebook, follow them on Twitter.  Matt will give his opinion on:

  • What is going on in the start-up space in the moment and what the trends are
  • How start-ups are helping avoid costs and doing deals with one another in the early stages



Sutherland Shire Small Business Expo – Sept 21

Katherine Hodge always dreamt of working and running her own business.  Professionally for 16 years, she worked in various marketing and management roles in the financial services industry.  She obtained her formal qualifications in the evenings with her final qualification a B.Bus. (majoring in Marketing and eCommerce). This allowed for her to gain many years of experience and achieve her career goals, such as being awarded an ADMA campaign of the year award and a high performing staff award which sent her off-shore to a international conference. Her final role was heading up the Marketing & Communications team for AMP Financial Planning. She started her business in Jan 2009, but actively commenced marketing and building her business in Sept 2010. The last 12 months has seen her business experience rapid growth (700%). Make Me Grow services a mix of professional service and small business clients. Her objective is to provide her clients with access to a professional marketing and communications department and she is passionate about helping them to grow. Her newest role is as the local host and regional representative for Success Women’s Network for the St George and Sutherland Shire. Like Make Me Grow on Facebook, like Business Expos on Facebook, follow Make Me Grow on Twitter, follow Business Expos on Twitter.  Katherine will discuss the benefits of attending the Small Business Expo on 21 September which include:

  • Her role at Success Women’s Network and why they are exhibiting there
  • Networking opportunities
  • Local support including Gymea Tradies and other local businesses
  • Big name firms also supporting local business

Outsourcing: The benefits and issues

Maria founded Digital Armour in 2002 with her husband, Mani, with the view of providing innovative IT solutions that save money, increase business productivity and improve customer service. Under Maria’s control, Digital Armour has grown from a fledgling business almost 10 years ago to producing seven- figure revenues. Before launching her own business, Maria worked for Hutchison Telecommunications, EDS NZ and top engineering consultancy Beca Carter in New Zealand.  Maria has been profiled in the AFR, Smart Company, India Link and the Australian Businesswomen’s Network and published in Which Franchise, ABN’s Networker and other business newsletters. Maria will be giving listeners and followers a free E-Book “16 Critical Questions You Must Ask Before Hiring Any IT Company.” Like Maria on Facebook, follow her on Twitter.  Maria will give her opinion on:

  • Why outsource?
  • Myths surrounding outsourcing
  • How to manage your ongoing relationships
  • Selecting your IT partner


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