It's the book that business leaders are talking about. Unsung Business Heroes features inspiring stories from highly successful Australian business founders, owners and CEOs from SMEs and family businesses to large, ASX-listed corporations.
This collective of Australian small business CEOs and founders, share their stories of true grit and determination, of long hours and lonely nights, in the 2nd edition of 50 Unsung Business Heroes.
Watch the video interview with Stephen Canning, CEO of JCurve Solutions (ASX: JCS), revealing his insights on creating a winning company culture. Stephen talks about employee engagement and how JCS created core values to align and inspire the team. JCS' values serve as a constant reminder of the company's purpose, mission, and vision.
"We wanted values that highlighted the essence of what it means to work here, what the behaviours represent."
Watch the Unsung Business Heroes Interview with JCurve Solutions CEO, Stephen Canning.
"These days it’s about understanding what’s happening with customer expectations and then exceeding those expectations. Whether you’re a small business or a very large business, customer expectations are constantly evolving."
Small business is the backbone of the economy, and between them, the 50 SMEs detailed in Unsung Business Heroes are responsible for over 1,000 employees and have a combined turnover in excess of $400 million.
Unsung Business Heroes – the first edition of which was published in 2016 - is a concept created by Charles Fairlie, who was unemployed himself when he took on the task of recording these stories.
Inspired by his father, a yacht-builder, Charles found the most inspiring stories were often the ones that didn’t make the front page or business sections – but rather the humble, quiet achievers who didn’t see themselves as special.
Writing the book’s foreword, Kate Carnell, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman said, “These stories are sure to inspire and empower potential business owners, those with great ideas, wanting to test the water – and others striving to build on what they have already created.”
Meet the Series 2 heroes and be inspired by their stories.