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Gabby Leibovich — How to build businesses worth $1 billion in exits

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The hard-earned lessons, advice and stories to building a digital empire

Building multiple businesses over 13 years worth over $1 BILLION in exits is no small feat, especially for brothers with no business experience, limited industry knowledge, and little technical skills. Gabby and Hezi Leibovich are the brothers behind some of Australia's most well-known brands including Catch of the Day (now known as Catch.com.au), EatNow (merged with Menulog), and Scoopon.

With a passion for sharing their story of starting with eBay stores to disrupting multiple sectors with an empire of digital businesses, Gabby came onto The Make It Happen Show to show you how anyone, no matter their background or experience, can create a successful business. This episode is filled with hard-earned lessons, great pieces of advice, and endless authentic stories from their journey to greatness. Check it out now.

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"Unless you get off your ass, things don't happen. You have to go out there, you have to shake hands, meet people, build relationships."

— Gabby Leibovich

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 2:47 - The 3 guiding elements every entrepreneur needs to make decisions
  • 4:58 - The greatest lesson Gabby learned by launching multiple businesses in the span of 12 months
  • 7:21 - How to take advantage of PR and elevate your brand
  • 10:08 - How to maintain a long-term relationship with your suppliers
  • 11:27 - The strategy that got Catch Of The Day's clients hooked
  • 12:49 - What it is like to work with family in business
  • 16:02 - The importance of staff turnover as the business scales
  • 18:17 - How to build an effective and sustainable company culture
  • 20:43 - The reality behind focusing on one business vs launching multiple businesses
  • 23:38 - How to turn your competition to your partners
  • 26:36 - The company culture that strengthened Catch Of The Day's team
  • 28:54 - How to find and build intrapreneurs
  • 31:27 - How venture capitals could change the game
  • 34:39 - Make It Happen In A Minute
 

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For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike

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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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