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Ceinwen McNeil — Best business advice from leading growth strategist

29 minutes

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How to triple a businesses' revenue

The advice we're going to share today is unmissable for every business owner, particularly those with a service-based business.

Business owners are hardwired for growth, and our next guest on The Make It Happen Show speaks directly to this. Ceinwen McNeil is a growth strategist; her firm, First Follower, has helped companies like CoreTech double, even triple their revenue in as little as 1 year. She has designed and executed growth strategies for professional services organisations with a minimum revenue of $5 Million, making her expertise highly sought-after.

If you want to know exactly how you should be positioning yourself in the market, how you should present your offerings, how to price your products, and much more, this episode is for you. Ceinwen shares her secrets for how she's made it happen for her clients in this episode of The Make It Happen Show.

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"As advisors and as experts, we have a responsibility to ask questions and diagnose, validate, then prescribe."

— Ceinwen McNeil

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 1:23 - How Ceinwen helps businesses grow
  • 7:25 - What it’s like working with advisors as an entrepreneur
  • 9:28 - Ceinwen’s journey from public service to corporate to business owner
  • 13:29 - Ceinwen’s initial product offering in First Follower
  • 15:29 - The essential, human, high-value offerings that professional service firms should focus on
  • 17:07 - How Ceinwen was able to focus on one speciality offering and the importance of focus in business
  • 21:16 - How she was able to continue to bring in revenue in her growth stage of business
  • 26:09 - How a service-based business can get their pricing right
  • 27:01 - Make It Happen In A Minute




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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