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Grow A Small Business Podcast

Sep 29, 2021

In this episode, I interview Ieuan Williams, the Co-founder and Director of Mane Consulting, Sydney-based recruitment and workforce solutions consultancy, specializing in the Finance, Digital, and Data space. They deliver talent solutions and provide the right resourcing strategy for their clients. Ieuan had been working in accounting and finance talent acquisition within boutique and global organizations.

At the age of 31 in 2016, Ieuan and his colleague founded a workforce solutions provider, helping businesses and organizations to find the right people for the right role and project. They started with just the two of them and in their first year in the business, they got a revenue growth of $400k. Now, over five years, from 2 FTEs to 35 with a near eight-figure turnover. 

Ieuan says the hardest thing in growing a small business is being consistent each day. He can see the importance of consistency in business, but it was challenging to him, especially starting out the business doing basic and simple things every single day. In his perception, a lot of people want to do things differently each day, however, he understands the significance of it after a long period of being in the industry. 

This Cast Covers: 

  • Predominantly focusing on workforce solutions, recruitment, and talent acquisition, within the digital, finance, and analytics industries.
  • Helping clients in finding the right people to work on their projects.
  • A boutique consultancy with established networks and expertise within the Australian and International financial markets.
  • Delivering workforce solutions and providing the right resourcing strategy for their client’s business.
  • Providing tangible results through understanding and knowledge of the industry.
  • The importance of making a good business plan as a strategic tool for entrepreneurs.
  • Emphasizing the actions to be taken when given advice regarding ways to grow a business.
  • Having a hard time manifesting consistency in growing a small business.
  • How employers find the right people to take the job.
  • Grown revenue from $400k to the upper seven figures with 35 FTEs in 5 years.

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“Be careful who you listen to, and what you listen to.” —Ieuan Williams

“If you think it’s good and it makes sense to you, there’s no need to listen to others.” —Ieuan Williams

“Have convictions in your decision-making.” —Ieuan Williams

“As a business owner, you set the heartbeat of a business and the person who starts the rhythm of the business.” —Ieuan Williams

“Have a business plan, break it down, strategize, and make priorities.” —Ieuan Williams


Music from “Cold Funk” by Kevin MacLeod License: CC by