191: Pete Williams: What was a massive win became our shackles

//191: Pete Williams: What was a massive win became our shackles

191: Pete Williams: What was a massive win became our shackles

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Pete Williams built a company selling phone systems but gradually learned he was not getting any repeat business. That’s when Pete and his team began to discover and implement the seven levers that companies use to create a cadence for business growth.

Pete was born a raised in Melbourne Australia. Growing up as the only child of a math teach and logistics manager he spent his winters in the country and summers by the beach.

Although his parents were not business owners, both grandparents were and the entrepreneurial tendencies skipped a generation and landed squarely on Pete.

From running basketball card swap-meets to designing websites for his school, Pete’s small business journey started years before his business degree from Deakin University.

Cutting his teeth with the Athletes Foot franchise during his studies, Pete soon jetted off on a reconnaissance mission for the footwear chain across America.

Upon his return to Australia, Pete soon made a name for himself in the media across the country when he sold Australia’s version of Yankee Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground for under $500.

This crazy project resulted in his first book back in 2007, titled How to Turn Your million Dollar Idea Into A Reality. His latest book is called Cadence – A Tale of Fast Business Growth.

Pete is also a Southern Region Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program, a Small Business ICON (Best-in-Class) Recipient, and an Australian Business Award Winner for Marketing Excellence, he is the co-founder of numerous businesses across varying industries—from telecommunications services to e-commerce.

Pete’s companies include Infiniti Telecommunications, SimplyHeadsets.com.au, SpringCom Telecommunications, and Preneur Group – an advisory-consulting firm that guides business owners through the process of increasing profits, margins and other key indicators by using the 7 Levers approach to business growth.

Pete splits his time between Melbourne, Australia and California, USA with his wife Fleur and son Eli.

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Hump to Get Over

Pete Williams built a company selling phone systems but gradually learned he was not getting any repeat business. That’s when Pete and his team began to discover and implement the seven levers that companies use to create a cadence for business growth.

Advice for others

Pause, think what’s the second order consequence of this action or decision you are about to make.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Saying ‘Yes’ too often.

Best Leadership Advice

Hire slow, fire fast.

Secret to Success

Planning tomorrow, tonight.

Best tools in business or life

I’m willing to get in the trenches with everybody.

Recommended Reading

Cadence: A Tale of Fast Business Growth

Never Lose a Customer Again: Turn Any Sale into Lifelong Loyalty in 100 Days

My Life in Advertising

Contacting Pete Williams

website: https://cadencebook.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/preneurmarketing

Twitter: https://twitter.com/preneur

Resources and Show Mentions

Call Center Coach

An Even Better Place to Work


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