Looking for an experienced business advisor and entertaining professional speaker for your next gig?
Want to wow your audience with street smart, practical business strategies, inspiration and entertaining real-life stories?
I would love to be your guest speaker!
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My bio (filled with real-life success, failings, case studies and stories)
While studying as an engineer at university, I worked as a barman for a catering company. I earned passive, recurring income by hiring out my “own crew of reliable friends” per hour to the owner to solve his problem of unreliable staff always letting him down.
I have always had a natural ability to help business owners find money-making opportunities they could not see. I love creating systems, processes and workflow to improve business efficiencies by doing easier and smarter things.
The first fourteen months of my first business was living hell. No matter how hard we worked, nothing improved. We were not making money and were exhausted.
Then I set up my first-ever joint venture. By leveraging the infrastructure, expertise, and resource of others and applying some street smart marketing skills, this little business exploded over the next five years into a $12 million company.
Then I lost the lot and learned the single most important lesson in business:
How you create value and real wealth from your business. In other words, the difference between being self employed and being a business owner.
I was working hard each day, like most business owners. But I was not working smart. I was working for sales and profits today, not creating wealth for the future. I was not building a valuable asset.
My business was totally dependent on me running it. As I tried to “fix” my knowledge gaps myself, my business consumed me, and eventually, I burnt out and collapsed under the pressure and lost everything I had worked so hard for.
It took me seven years to regain my confidence and give business another go. This time, however, I did things smarter.
I understand the pain, frustrations and the journey of everyday business owners as I have experienced the journey, first-hand many times.
I, therefore, provide street smart, proven, practical business strategies I have learned the hard way over 25 years. There is no hype or misleading theories that sound good but never work. My lessons are real, and they get real results fast!
Luke's Entrepreneurial Time Line
First business launched with $800 in my father’s shed
Launch province’s 1st computer superstore
Awarded Microsoft Top 5 Companies award
Open finance company to support retail computer stores
Awarded Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the year
Sales grow to $12 million/year
Lost entire first business
Launch my 2nd business with an idea and smart business system (distribution business)
Supplying 5 countries, factories in 3 countries
Business valued at $3.5 million
Created Ideas into Business (Business coaching) and my Smart Business System
13 Business clubs running (Australia and New Zealand)
Created Business Renovators (online business training programs)
Chosen over several hundred other coaches to present live on stage with Sir Richard Branson at the 21st Century Financial Summit
Created Complete Vet System – a Joint Venture with Australia’s largest veterinary buying group. Integrated my smart business system into the veterinary industry
Sold Complete Vet System to a public listed company (ASX) for $820k
Opened Buffalo Sears Smoke House Bar – awarded Top 3 restaurant on Gold Coast (Gold FM) and Top 5 Ribs Joint (GoldCoast Bulletin).
On sold Buffalo Sears Smoke House and Bar
If you think we are a good fit, then let’s chat to see if we can put something together your audience will love.
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I look forward to meeting you.