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Simon Bell - National College of business


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Simon started in business at the age of 21 and at the time was one of the youngest licensed car dealers in Queensland. 

Starting with a little under $15,000, Simon quickly progressed from the back yard of his home to opening a small used car dealership.

Eight months after starting his this first car dealership, Simon was consistently selling between twenty and thirty cars a month and he developed a large and loyal client base that generated a good number of referrals and repeat business, something quite rare in the motor industry. 

Whilst in the motor industry, he diversified into vehicle & personal finance, establishing a finance brokerage practice called Carbucks. It was in this transition that Simon noticed a gap in the finance market, a particular demographic that did not meet the criteria for mainstream lending and that he believed didn't deserve to pay the terms of a sub-prime lender. As a result he launched his own finance company and began lending. 

In mid 2008 Simon made the decision to retire from the motor industry to pursue his passion for empowering other business owners and their teams to operate at peak performance. November 2008Simon started working along side one of Australia's leading business coaches and has been coaching full-time ever since. Simon was also invited to join the team at the National College of Business in March 2009 to lead one their premier business coaching programs, Business Mastery. 

Simon's intention is very clear, to increase the quality of life for small business owners and their teams, by transforming their ability and relationship to selling.

Specialties:Increasing Sales Performance, Developing Sales Process, Sales Manager Development and Team Training.



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Chris Hogan - Managing Director, MeMedia

 

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Chris’ love of all things media was fostered at the Gold Coast’s, Griffith University while completing his Bachelor of Multimedia degree, the first degree of its type ever offered in Australia.

Chris was one of the pioneers of a rapidly expanding multimedia industry, joining the workforce at a time when the world wide web was on the cusp of booming into global consciousness.

Choosing to ride the wave of the “The Dot Com Boom,” Chris joined a large London advertising agency, Illusion Factor, and enjoyed working on world class brands while having the freedom to explore bigger ideas with bigger budgets.

Returning to Australia with some valuable international experience, Chris spent several years working across various fields including; systems test engineering, eCommerce development and international brand marketing. With the rapid growth of the web and multimedia industries he saw the opportunity for a creative digital agency in Queensland and in 2001, MeMedia was born.

Since its inception, MeMedia has constantly expanded, and today Chris and his talented team deliver exceptional web developments and digital marketing strategies, backed up by traditional marketing activities not yet lost to the digital revolution.

As Creative Director, Chris’ approach is multi-disciplined and strategic; he continually engages new technologies and is passionate about applying them into user-friendly solutions for clients and their clients.

Chris does not hold any qualifications in karaoke, but sadly that doesn’t stop him trying.