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Steve Fanale - This is how you build multiple successful businesses

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Must watch for every aspiring serial entrepreneur

Consumer behaviour has shifted dramatically in the last year. And this rings especially true in the area of e-commerce. So what does the future look like for e-commerce businesses? There's no-one better to discuss this with than Steve Fanale, the Founder of 6 successful businesses in multiple industries, including most recently, last-mile logistics marketplace Drive Yello, My Business Awards' 2019 Business of the Year.

With 500% growth in 2020 through Steve's leadership in Drive Yello, Steve shares in-depth insights into the changes last year brought to businesses. And in this episode, Steve and Tim cover everything from the real problem with the gig-economy, what the future of intelligent delivery looks like, the industry changes since COVID-19, as well as all the hard-earned lessons he's gained in the last 20 years of business experience from digital marketing, app building, tech solutions, and even, film production.

This is a must listen for any aspiring serial entrepreneur who wants to build multiple successful businesses in this ever-changing market and world of ours. Check it out!

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"I look at the last 20 odd years of running startups as being a great ride. By no means has it always been a bed of roses. But I look at everything, and it taught me how to live life."

— Steve Fanale

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 2:06 - The beginnings of Drive Yello
  • 3:13 - How Drive Yello has expanded throughout the years
  • 6:03 - What does luck really mean?
  • 8:03 - The transition from professional sportsmanship to entrepreneurship
  • 10:13 - Transferrable skills from sport to business
  • 11:45 - The biggest challenges Drive Yello has experienced
  • 16:13 - How delivery services play a major role in the retail industry
  • 18:23 - Top innovations to watch out for in the logistics and delivery industry
  • 21:45 - How to build multiple businesses that work without you
  • 27:42 - How the logistics industry has been impacted by the pandemic
  • 30:29 - How the local logistics industry has dealt with Amazon entering Australia
  • 32:10 - The key role of technology and innovation in logistics
  • 33:23 - The impact of data and AI in businesses today
  • 35:19 - 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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