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Inspirational, motivational, street smart business strategies for business success your audience will love!

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My bio (filled with real-life success, failings, case studies and stories)

“I am a serial entrepreneur who started my first business at age 23 with $800 in my father’s shed. I turned that into a $12 million business in 5 years, then lost the lot.”

Business has always been my passion since I was a little kid. I would deliver newspapers, sell avocado pears outside supermarkets, breed tropical fish with my grandfather and sell them to pet shops and repair surfboards. I would then invest that money in the stock market and try to get my money working for me.

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

Aug 1994

First business launched with $800 in my father’s shed

May 1996

Launch province’s 1st computer superstore

Sep 1996

Awarded Microsoft Top 5 Companies award

Oct 1996

Open finance company to support retail computer stores

Jul 1997

Awarded Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the year

Mar 1998

Sales grow to $12 million/year

Sep 1998

Lost entire first business

Apr 2004

Launch my 2nd business with an idea and smart business system (distribution business)

Sep 2006

Supplying 5 countries, factories in 3 countries

May 2007

Business valued at $3.5 million

May 2008

Created Ideas into Business (Business coaching) and my Smart Business System

Aug 2010

13 Business clubs running (Australia and New Zealand)

Feb 2011

Created Business Renovators (online business training programs)

Jun 2012

Chosen over several hundred other coaches to present live on stage with Sir Richard Branson at the 21st Century Financial Summit

May 2014

Created Complete Vet System – a Joint Venture with Australia’s largest veterinary buying group. Integrated my smart business system into the veterinary industry

May 2016

Sold Complete Vet System to a public listed company (ASX) for $820k

May 2017

Opened Buffalo Sears Smoke House Bar – awarded Top 3 restaurant on Gold Coast (Gold FM) and Top 5 Ribs Joint (GoldCoast Bulletin).

Apr 2019

On sold Buffalo Sears Smoke House and Bar

Jul 2019

First book becomes Amazon number 1 Best Seller

Aug 2020

Second book becomes Amazon number 1 Best seller

Testimonials

"Luke has been an integral part of our Workshop and Mentor programs for Brisbane Businesses. Supporting the local economy by providing his time, expertise and passion to supporting the business community. He always brings energy and enthusiasm where ever he goes and we only receive the most positive feedback with every Hub engagement Luke has."
“I had the pleasure of sharing the stage and touring nationally with Luke with some of Australia’s largest promotional companies and biggest events. He is a highly structured and entertaining speaker that delivers incredible value due to his real-world experience.”


"Luke was a keynote speaker at several of my events. He is just a speaker you love to listen to. His speaking style is natural, engaging and entertaining. His presentations are packed with unique ideas and real-life examples that will leave your audience inspired."


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