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From accidental entrepreneurs to 8-figures: Best stories & lessons

24 minutes

Gabby Leibovich — Marketing & Sales Strategies for Business Growth
Make 2022 Your Most Happy, Successful & Centred Year with Jack Delosa

Small business success stories from Entourage Members and Alumni

There's no singular path to building a successful business. In fact, many of the business owners in our community at The Entourage started their business 'accidentally', often not even feeling like they have a business until years in and millions of dollars in revenue have been earned. This is such a normal trajectory for businesses nowadays, going down a more unconventional path to business, that we wanted to share with you some stories from our Entourage Members and Alumni of how they got from 'No Freaking Idea' to 8-figures and more in business, showing you all the different ways businesses can be run, built and grown.

This episode of The Make It Happen Show is for anyone who isn't sure about where their business is right now and where it's going, struggling with business partnerships and leadership, going through challenging times and feeling lonely in their journey, or just want to hear from other business owners just like you.

Taken from a snippet from our recent Unconvention event, you'll hear the authentic business stories, lessons and knowledge from the likes of Tamara and Robbie Turner from Axon Property Group, Mel Deacon from Elevate Communication, Ryan Comerford from Industrie Tapware, Montana Rosekelly from Planet Fitness Australia, as well as a few pieces of wisdom from our Founder, Jack Delosa too. Check it out!

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 5:43 - Pivotal moments that made entrepreneurs realise they are 'accidental business owners'
  • 9:20 - How personal growth impacts business growth
  • 10:20 - The benefits of having a visionary and a technician in a business
  • 13:47 - Why friction in the business and among business partners can be beneficial
  • 17:49 - How unconventional thinking can work in the toughest adversities
  • 20:50 - One piece of advice every entrepreneur should know
Tamara Turner and Robbie Turner (Axon Property Group), Mel Deacon (Elevate Communications), Ryan Comerford (Industrie Tapware), Montana Rosekelly (Planet Fitness), Jack Delosa (The Entourage)

"From my perspective, running a business with your wife is the most frustrating, demanding, rewarding, exhilarating experience I've ever had and I've gone to 5 different war zones after 24 years in the military."

— Robbie Turner

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What it's like being an 'accidental' entrepreneur
  • How aligned business and personal growth is
  • The best way to bring separation into roles for business partners (especially life partners)
  • Why tension is good in partnerships
  • When to best look at new opportunities
  • Why you must know your numbers!
  • And more!




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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