Podcast

Canny Chattables is a casual + informative discussion with our clients, our friends + a focus on great people doing awesome things in the greater-Geelong region!

SEASON 2

Donna Lindsay + New Mumma Boxes

Donna Lindsay is a long time client of Canny Group and isn’t shy about using all of our services we offer – starting with us with her business Bodhi & Co which is a health and rehabilitation clinic based in Belmont. Donna is passionate about pre and post-natal treatments – from giving mum’s some much needed relaxation time, helping relieve sciatic and PGP pain to post-natal rehabilitation…

How NOT To Be An April Fool + Land Yourself An ATO Audit

This episode we bring in the big guns as we gear up for ensuring our clients don’t find themselves as April Fool’s! We sit down with Director, Krystine Canny-Smith and Senior Business Adviser + Accountant, Adam Ramage to talk all things audits. Discussing some big cases of clients and people we know that have fallen victim to being an April Fool, how to cover yourself with the correct…

Family History + Uncovering Dirty Little Secrets

Celebrating April fool’s day this year, and specifically how not to be one – we wanted to get down to the nitty gritty with one of our clients, Phoebe Wilkens of Born & Bred Historical Research! We go through how she’s a young woman thriving in what is generally seen as doing something that “old” people enjoy, what mysteries she has uncovered over her time as well as where to start when…

International Women’s Day // Celebrating Women + Disabilities

International Women’s Day is a day that we celebrate every day in our office, but this year we wanted to celebrate with two amazing women in their fields. Natasha Williams, Executive General Manager of GenU and our very own Anthea Taylor, Head of Canny Plan Management. When celebrating International Women’s Day, it’s important to make sure that everyone is included and in this episode – we…

Helping The Ones You Love, Be Loved!

It’s no secret that “Canny loves its clients” and it goes with our founder, Stan Canny – OAM quote “clients don’t come to us because they love us, they come to us because we love them”! To kick start Season 2 of Canny Chattables, we’re diving in with all of our service arms to help the ones you love, be loved!…

SEASON 1

15. 2020 Wrap Up!

2020 – WOW! Is there really any other way to describe it!? We touch on some of the most memorable moments in a positive light as well as how our clients pushed through COVID-19. We also have some exciting news to share with everyone heading into 2021 with a new service arm being added under our roof! Wishing everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and we can’t wait to spend 2021 with you….

14. INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY

From a long-time client, to a great friendship that has formed over the last 20 years between our Senior Business Adviser and Accountant, Adam Ramage and Considines Insurance Services Director, David Rice – there’s doesn’t seem to be much that these lads aren’t happy to talk about. International Men’s Day is on November 19 2020, Adam and David chat about the personal touches that can make or…

13. SPRING CLEANING

So we’re in spring (yay), everybody knows about spring cleaning your house – but why do you need to clean more than that? So often personal and business affairs are only “spring cleaned” if you need something. However, now is the perfect opportunity to take the time to speak to your most trusted advisors to help you spring clean!…

12. EMMA FLICK OF DESA RETREAT

Deśa Retreat is a unique offering of boutique accommodation in Jan Juc, on the beautiful Surf Coast of Victoria. It is a place to unwind and connect with yourself, your loved ones and nature. Emma Flick shares with us how she is managing through Covid-19 and shares some of her toolkit of new and different resources which are life changing….

11. JOBKEEPER 2.0 + BUSINESS PIVOTING

As we head into “lockdown 2.0” we are also the Government introducing round two of the JobKeeper Payments as well as some other Business Grants that are welcomed with open arms. We go into depth on the eligibility of receiving these cash bonuses for your businesses as well as your employees. As well, explaining how to take into consideration pivoting when it comes to your small business and…

10. PLANNING FOR RETIREMENT

When a lot of us think about retirement, we thing; retirement villages, a seniors discount card and the free courtesy buses into town – do we really need to plan for that? The short answer is YES! There are a lot of people out there that were planning on retiring in the next year and are now doubting their ability to (and whether it’s the right decision for them at all) because of the year…

09. TAX PLANNING FOR SMALL BUSINESS

As we’re creeping closer towards the end of another financial year, it can leave you with mixed emotions – especially considering everything that has already happened in 2020. Everyone, including ourselves, had such high hopes and set some really kick-ass new year resolutions but there’s still time to make a difference. We’re all guilty of getting to the end of the financial year and…

08. CULTIVATING RESILIENCE + ADAPTING TO CHANGE WITH JO SURKITT

When it comes to cultivating resilience and adapting to change through this pandemic; COVID-19 the first person that came to mind was our beautiful client Jo Surkitt. As business owners ourselves, this episode is jam packed full of helpful tips on guiding your own business through the pandemic, but equally helpful for any individuals in their personal lives. Looking at mindset, excellent…

07. COVID-19 + GOVERNMENT SUPPORT PACKAGES

What an incredible few weeks in the world, for individuals and businesses alike. The sole purpose of this Chattable’s podcast episode is to try and make some sense of the government support packages released in the last week. As well as who they apply to, and how much they may operate to deliver support in practice. Canny Group Director, Amanda Wilkens is all over the stimulus packages and…

06. FIONA MCPHERSON OF OKKI

We sit down and have a chat with one of the most fitting women who came to mind to shine the light on this International Women’s Day – Fiona McPherson! Chatting all things OKKI – which is a refined progression of her first brand, Oishi-M!…

05. RETIREMENT LIVING + AGED CARE

This episode we drill into the in’s and out’s of retirement living and aged care. Touching on different options, the key differences between retirement villages and aged care facilities, different levels of ownership and how you can be prepared. As well as who you need to be involved and who can be involved in the process are just a few things we’re touching on!…

04. CHRIS BALAZS OF PROVENIR

This episode is all about awesome people who are doing awesome things in Geelong… and instantly, our client Chris Balazs the man behind Provenir came to mind. We discuss with Chris the background of Provenir and how it started as well as Chris’ professional background to the history of Geelong and what it is that keeps him here. Not to mention what is next for Provenir and the amazing…

03. GET TO KNOW CANNY GROUP

What you need to know about us… Canny Group! Our history and celebrating turning 60 years old later next year, as well as our founder Stanley John Canny OAM servicing the Geelong region and reputation of strong and long-lasting client relationships and going above and beyond for clients. Our second generation of Directors, our new visionary approach to professional services being…

02. SMALL BUSINESS HUB

Featuring our very friendly, chatty and long standing [second generation] client, Andrew Draper who just returned from a long outback motorbike trip with mates, he is more than happy to share a few great stories of his travels. As well as his outback adventures, Andrew discusses his business, some of the biggest challenges he has faces and what he loves about running his business. Not to…

01. Estate Planning

Our first podcast to grace the airways, Roxie Bennett chats to Stefan Manche about Estate Planning or as Stef prefer to call it, ‘Life Planning’. Settle in and join us for a warm and enlightening discussion which covers the basics of estate planning, from wills and powers of attorney, to asset planning, superannuation, family agreements and business succession, and discover why estate…