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26. What the GDPR means for Australian Businesses


What the GDPR means for Australian Businesses

In this episode, I interview Carrie Gurr, Director at Taipan Group Ltd.

Taipan Group Ltd. provides advice and develops strategies to assess and mitigate cybersecurity risks to an organisation.


In this episode we cover:

  • What is the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulation in the EU
  • Effect of the GDPR to business owners in Australia
  • How to Minimize risk in data capturing for retailers and online business owners
  • Kinds and amount of data covered
  • Requiring and clearing consent from clients on the use of collected information
  • Different approaches to locating and dealing with your clients covered by the GDPR
  • Understanding the risk of a breach in your database
  • Principles of best practice in managing your data
  • The risks and consequences for businesses when they are breached
  • How creating risk profiles and performing end-to-end business data analysis can help identify and mitigate the risks of the business
  • Paid solutions and softwares storing customer data – are they safer?
  • Securing data through people, process, and technology
  • How prevention is better than cure when managing data solutions
  • Services offered by the Taipan Group in securing and protecting the data of their clients
  • What small businesses can do to secure and protect their data
  • Sharing ownership of the data within the organization
  • Australian compliance laws in data privacy like The Privacy Act of Australia and others
  • Looking at compliance as a best practice in handling information, managing data, and being a security-aware organization
  • Guide for businesses in budgeting for information security
  • Online payment processing websites like Stripe, Square, etc. – are they more protected than independent payment processing?
  • Checklist for business owners – 8 steps towards checking your compliance to GDPR


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25. 12 Weeks To Get Your Course Online And Ready For Sale

12 Weeks To Get Your Course Online And Ready For Sale

In today’s solo episode, I will walk you through the exact process I use to help my clients shape their online course, get resources up and online and ready for sale and distribution in 12 weeks.


In this episode, we tackle the following

  • The exact steps that I go through when helping a client and how taking action help in the process
  • The importance of creating and making your sales page connect with the needs of your clients
  • The need for being clear and concise about identifying the outcome, who, what, and why’s of your course and how it can help you prepare the script to produce your content
  • Connecting with your viewers by tackling the issues/problems that affect them and presenting your solutions using their language
  • The advantage of enumerating your audience’s obstacles and giving concrete examples of the benefits they enjoyed from getting your course
  • The power of testimonials – why you need them and what you can do to improve them
  • An in-depth discussion on all other items to include in your sales page and how it helps the audience decide to purchase your course
  • How organizing the people involved in the production of your videos and having them strictly follow timeframes contribute to the success of the launch
  • Identifying the programs, software, services, and resources you’ll need
  • Why you need to invest in your output and enlist the services of professionals
  • Discussion on how to build your modules and identify gaps in the process
  • How to make and what to include in your sales video
  • Tips in preparing for the filming of your content
  • How to get leads and convert them to sales through an email series
  • What to do, review, re-check, test and correct before you launch the product
  • Why you need another person’s criticisms and thoughts on your content before you release it
  • The importance of sticking to a timeline.

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