The company you keep

Meet some of My Business's most impressive members and hear what it takes to start, grow and maintain a successful business – even in times of crisis.

Our aim is to share as much practical advice, learnings and insights to help you be better at business

The Company You Keep is a podcast presented by My Business, hosted by SBS World News presenter, Janice Petersen. In each episode, we speak to businesses about what it's like to maintain a successful business – through the good, and the bad.

2020 has been a challenging year for Australian businesses on almost every front. The economic fallout from drought, bushfires and COVID-19 has created a climate of uncertainty and, for many, brought about new ways of working.  

In Season 3 of The Company You Keep hear from the people behind some of Australia's most innovative and adaptable businesses. We explore how their unique brand propositions, business models and cultures have set them up for longevity and success, and what other business owners can learn from their collective experiences.

Season 3 will be released every Monday and Wednesday until 23 December 2020. Be sure to subscribe on your favourite podcast app so you don't miss out.

Season 2 of The Company You Keep brings to life the stories, learnings and opinions from eight Aussie businesses who have felt the full force of COVID-19.

We share their challenges, their triumphs and guidance on what it takes to survive a crisis. We are in tough times, but these are good news stories that may give you the tools to think differently if ever faced with a similar challenge. 

You'll hear the very real highs and lows faced by well-known Sydney brewery – Young Henrys, Aussie-made eyelash serum manufacturers – CanGro, the engineering team behind Red Bull Supercars – Triple Eight Engineering, and more. 

Season 1 of The Company You Keep takes a deep dive into the minds of 19 industry-leading entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders. You'll hear their greatest business successes, plus biggest mistakes – and what lessons they’ve learnt along the way.  

You'll hear from Australia's first-ever co-working space – Fishburners, Emmy award-winning production house – Mememe Productions, family run-and-owned – Tamworth City Dance Acadamy, and so many more. 

Learn what it takes to build a strong brand identity, how to scale up, what is a strong leader and how best to connect to local and international markets. 

The Company You Keep shares practical, hands-on experience and advice from leaders who live and breathe their business. 

Listen below and be sure to subscribe on your favourite podcast app

Our host

Janice Petersen – Presenter, SBS World News

Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross platform journalist and news presenter, and currently presents SBS World News. 

Janice brings to The Company You Keep a strong background in journalism after many years at SBS and the ABC, where she reported on and covered breaking news events right across Australia.

In her current role, she regularly interviews leading news makers, from world leaders to celebrities, and has anchored live reports and updates on major national and international news stories. 

Disclaimer: Our guests are real business owners and their experiences are their true stories. The guests express views and opinions that are from their own learnings and insights.


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