First Year Frontiers

A Xero podcast helping you navigate the first year in business, one topic at a time.

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Chats with those who’ve been there before

Our hosts Luke Buesnel and Richenda Vermeulen talk to business owners all about that vital first year in business and what to expect around every corner.

Tips to help your business survive

Along the way, we’ll share top tips and things to watch out for in that first year on your own. From financial advice to paying staff and staying calm.

Stories to help you stay sane

Nothing’s scarier than risking it all, so that’s why we’ll share stories to help keep you sane on the rollercoaster ahead.

Meet our hosts

Richenda Vermuelan

Richenda Vermeulen is the Founder and CEO of ntegrity, an award-winning digital strategy agency in Melbourne, Australia.

firstyearfrontiers luke buesnel

Luke Buesnel is Editor-in-Chief of Story League a video, podcast and article/blog content creation business in Melbourne, Australia.

Meet our small business owners

Universal Practice

Universal Practice is a Melbourne medical practice offering physiotherapy, pilates, yoga and meditation in a unique setting.

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Mentorloop is an online platform, founded by two childhood friends, that helps companies, universities and communities build a mentoring culture.


Kester Black

Kester Black is Australia's leading ethical beauty brand. It’s simple – they make cosmetics that are kind on you and kind on the planet.

Kester Black

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