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From $10/Day To A $370 Million Business with Tony Nash

24 minutes

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The 6 keys to becoming an industry leader in a 'dead' industry

Think the book industry is dead? Tell that to the recent $370 million valuation of Australia's #1 online bookstore, Booktopia!
Their Co-Founder & CEO Tony Nash was a special guest at our recent event, The MIH Summit, where he shared his previously untold stories of how he made it happen. In this episode of The Make It Happen Show, we're sharing the best bits from Tony's session with you, covering the lessons and mindset shifts he used to build Booktopia from a budget of $10 a day to turning over 9-figures last year.
His biggest lesson is that a 7, 8 or even 9-figure business is not out of reach for anyone. The first thing you have to do is believe in it. Tell us what your biggest takeaways are from this episode so YOU can go and make it happen.
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"I've built Booktopia up with...no university degree. The reason why I like to share this because a lot of entrepreneurs I meet have a reference point of why they will not make it. There is literally no reason why your past can dictate your future. I don't allow that to define who I am."

— Tony Nash

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 2:19 - Tony Nash deep dives into the struggles he faced through his entrepreneurship journey
  • 4:28 - How Tony Nash grew Booktopia from a $10 daily budget
  • 10:08 - Why investing in yourself is has the best ROI
  • 12:36 - The importance of having a "bring it on" mindset
  • 17:53 - Tony Nash breaks down what it takes to be a 9-figure business owner



MSS-Facebook-Event_Header The Entrepreneurs Marketing and Sales Summit free digital event featuring Gabby Leibovich, Catch.com.au, Jess Hatzis, Frank Body, Jack Delosa, The Entourage, Justine Flynn, Thankyou, and Tony Nash, Booktopia

Want to continue learning from Tony? Join us in our upcoming FREE digital event, The Entrepreneurs' Marketing & Sales Summit, featuring some of the biggest entrepreneurs in Australia there to help you get a head start on your competition today. Hear from Catch.com.au, Frank Body, Thankyou, and Booktopia on their top marketing and sales business strategies and get ready to take your business to the next level today.




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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