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Valuable insights from business experts.

Michael Reid talks about Cisco, it's market position and role in the Queensland market

Thu 7:49am 11 Jan 2018
Podcast Audio

Cisco powers and connects a large portion of corporate networks and the internet. That size of market power and market share gives them a commanding position. With the position comes power, and Michael talks about his vision for involvement in the marketplace, equal opportunity and community.

Meet our resident experts

Robert King

Robert King


Robert is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Registered Tax Agent & Xero Guru. He spends his time helping clients through all stages of the business cycle from setting up a business through to its eventual sale.

Laura Sillano

Laura Sillano

Mortgage Lending

Laura is a Residential Mortgage Broker with over 11 years experience. She is passionate about educating her clients about their options, and provides mortgage lending advice that is grounded by life experience.

Helen Baker

Helen Baker

Financial Planning

Helen Baker, founder of On Your Own Two Feet, is an experienced financial adviser and firmly believes in the benefits of having a strong team of professionals to underpin your financial foundations.

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What is cross collateralisation? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Cross collateralisation; is it a good idea, or just another loop you can get your toes trapped? Find out more from Laura Sillano of Pod Financial. #MortgageBroker #CrossCollateralisation #RealEstate #PropertyInvestment #PodFinancial #LauraSillano


Von Barnes

Who is Von Barnes from Pinnacle Properties?

Thu 11 Oct 2018

Put down your glass folks, there is no question that @Von Barnes is Queensland's Best real estate agent (IMHO). I have come to know Von thru regular time together. This amazing woman has a heart the size of a house with hugs to match. No wonder Pinnacle Properties do so well.

Take a time to listen and hear where Von comes from and why she gets such incredible results.

#realestate #propertymanagement #queenslandsbest #vonbarnes


I want a loan. Can I run a business on the side? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Tue 09 Oct 2018

Side income must be a good thing for a mortgage, right? Not necessarily says resident expert mortgage broker Laura Sillano. In this interview, we discuss having a business on the side, or extra income and the way it is evaluated for a when making mortgage loan applications.

Watch this informative video if you have extra income streams and thinking property in the future - It's important to know.

Laura Sillano
Pod Financial
0422 320 497
#mortgages #investing #wealthmanagement #property


What is equity and how do I calculate it? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Mon 01 Oct 2018

Equity takes on a completely different meaning in the world of home lending. Learn the in's and out's from resident expert, Laura Sillano of Pod Financial.


Should I buy off the plan? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Mon 24 Sep 2018

Off the plan purchases - a wise investment decision or a gamble? Resident expert mortgage broker Laura Sillano from Pod Financial weighs in on the eCentral Business Show.

Reach out for Laura Sillano from Pod Financial on 0422 320 497.

#mortgagebroker #investmentproperty #podfinancial #laurasillano


What fees are charged when I buy a property? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Mon 17 Sep 2018

Suddenly that 10 or 20% deposit you had saved in your bank account doesn't look so healthy after these fees are taken out. Learn more from Laura Sillano of Pod Financial.

Here are some general information from an expert mortgage broker. These things are not to be overlooked, people. Especially for the ones who are looking to buy either their first or next property.

#mortgagelending #propertyinvestment #realestate


Why do applicants lie? Kim Acworth, Acworth Recruitment

Fri 14 Sep 2018

Why do applicants lie? It's so frustrating. You think you've employed the perfect candidate only to realise ... it's all a load of BS! Tune in to this episode with Kim Acworth of Acworth Recruitment to understand why applicants lie!

#recruitment #humanresources #hrconsulting #recruiting


How do I reach my fullest potential? John Fitzgerald, Seven Steps to Wealth

Wed 12 Sep 2018

"Being all that you can be" is what John Fitzgerald shares about in this last instalment in a series about his book The Seven Steps to Wealth.

This one focuses on John being an all-around good guy. As he brings us to the heart of what he does, and why he's still doing it after decades, he is introducing us to a soft, but very important core, of such a strong personality.

#sevenstepstowealth #propertyinvestment #johnfitzgerald


Why recycle on the spot? Rachel Baigent, Miltek Queensland

Tue 11 Sep 2018

A change in mindset and method when it comes to recycling. This episode taps onto Rachel Baigent's passion for recycling in an informative manner.

Rachel Baigent is a rare kind. She's not only passionate about taking care of the environment, her zeal spreads through the process of recycling to the ultimate result which is a better natural environment. Calling out business people to be responsible leaders and join the cause.

#recycling #miltekqueensland #environment #business #responsibility


Mortgage Lending Update September 2018. Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Mon 10 Sep 2018

Banks have received a hiding lately, but is it all warranted? Check in with Laura Sillano of Pod Financial and see what all the noise is about in this special September mortgage update episode.

Before stepping into the property investment arena, it's wise to get your affairs in order. Know your stuff, do your homework. Laura has got us updated in the latest trends in Mortage Lending and she's sharing it right here, so keep it locked on eCentral.

#mortgagelending #propertyinvestment #laurasillano #realestate


What is lean compacting? Rachel Baigent, Miltek Queensland

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Businesses are now looking for better ways to recycle. Rachel Baigent from Miltek Queensland shares one of them - Lean Compacting.

Never have I met someone who is not just allured by the future benefits of recycling, but is passionate about the process as well. Rachel is something else, and is easily one of the most environmentally zealous person there is.

Watch as she shares about Lean Compacting, and join in at her delight.

#miltekqueensland #recycling #leancompacting #business #environmentalresponsibility


How do I make time work for me? John Fitzgerald, Seven Steps to Wealth

Fri 31 Aug 2018

Time waits for no one, but it could work for you. Author, property investor, and all-around good guy John Fitzgerald takes a look back at his investments and shares how time has worked wonders for property investors like him.


Are we winning the war on waste? Rachel Baigent, Miltek Queensland

Tue 28 Aug 2018

Globally, Waste Management is a very pertinent and topical issue. Check-in with Rachel Baigent of Miltek Queensland to see what's trending.


Finance and Affordability. John Fitzgerald, Seven Steps to Wealth

Mon 27 Aug 2018

John Fitzgerald, author, property investor, and all-round good guy sits down and talks about the 4th & 5th steps on his 7 Steps to Wealth.


Can I get money out of my home to renovate? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Tue 21 Aug 2018

Resident expert mortgage broker Laura Sillano sits down on the eCentral Business Show to share insider knowledge about getting your next renovation financed.


Why is China rejecting our recycling? Rachel Baigent, Miltek Queensland

Mon 20 Aug 2018

Where will our plastic waste go now? Rachel Baigent from Mil-tek Queensland tells us one way as she sits down with us on the eCentral Business Show


How do I maximize my tax benefits? John Fitzgerald, Seven Steps to Wealth

Thu 16 Aug 2018

Get ready to doze-off, here's the most boring subject you'll ever listen to. John Fitzgerald—author, property investor, all-around good guy—sits down for the third time on the eCentral Business Show to talk about maximising tax benefits.


What is tax planning? Robert King, Xperion Accountants

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If your accountant friends aren't showing up for Trivia Night during the months of May and June, they're definitely not in Aruba enjoying the sand and sights - they're tax planning. Robert King sits down at the eCentral Business Show one more time to talk about tax planning.


Is Sweden's Recycling working?

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Waste, recycling, over-packaging and landfill. Next week we start a series with Rachel Baigent from Miltek Queensland about dealing with commercial waste and recycling.

Seems topical that this Fore ...


How can my parents help me buy a house? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Tue 14 Aug 2018

First time buying your own house? Mum and Dad can help. eCentral's resident expert mortgage broker Laura Sillano shares how.


How do I optimize your property investment income? John Fitzgerald, Seven steps to wealth

Sat 11 Aug 2018

Cash flow, cash flow, cash flow. Do we need to say it one more time? Property investor and all-around good guy John Fitzgerald is back for this second episode about the Seven Steps to Wealth. This time John focuses on how to optimise income.


Are my personal assets protected by having a company? Robert King, Xperion Accountants

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Don't mean to take the job personally, but company directors can be personally liable for debts their companies incur. Our resident expert accountant Robert King from Xperion Accountants issues warning.


How do I save on divorce? Helen Baker and Shannon Daykin

Fri 10 Aug 2018

Divorce can get costly, but is there a way to cut costs on your way to moving on? Our resident financial planner Helen Baker together with accredited family law specialist Shannon Daykin double teams in tackling this interesting topic.


Do I really have to fill out this form? Laura Sillano, Pod Financial

Thu 09 Aug 2018

Applying for a loan involves a LOT of forms, are all of them really relevant? We'll find out as eCentral's resident expert mortgage broker Laura Sillano from Pod Financial sits down and weighs in.



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