Hour Of Power And Leadership

Ray Keefe interview with Ryan Gomez

Today I was interviewed by Ryan Gomez on Casey Radio. Ryan is an award winning motivational speaker and life coach and host of the Hour of Power and Leadership each Sunday at 1pm. I was his guest for the second half of the show where he wanted to explore the success of my business, Successful Endeavours, and my role in that.

 

Ryan Gomez

Ryan Gomez

This is my second interview on Casey Radio. The previous was for the Casey Radio Business Hour where David Wilkinson of the Casey Economic Development Department wanted to know how our win as Casey Business of the Year 2010 had impacted my business.

 

This time Ryan gave me a chance to tell some of the bigger story of my life, my faith and my business journey.

 

Ray Keefe with Ryan Gomez

Ray Keefe with Ryan Gomez

We covered a lot of ground including:

 

  • How I got into Engineering in the first place
  • Why I started Successful Endeavours
  • How my faith affects my decisions in business
  • How important a business mentor has been to our success
  • What advice I have for other small business owners

 

Ray Keefe interviewed by Ryan Gomez

Ray Keefe interviewed by Ryan Gomez

I found that Ryan and I shared a number of views including the importance of people, the need to have a purpose for what you do and the value of continuing to grow day by day. Ryan is also a big believer in the power of mistakes and learning from them. Something I strongly agree with.

 

I also had the chance to share about why Manufacturing is so important to me. Manufacturing is the largest industry sector in Victoria, the largest employer and the largest exporter. It is the at the heart of Victoria’s economy and vital to the progress of Innovation, the knowledge economy and the best way to grow employment as it generates more indirect jobs per direct job of any area of commercial activity.

 

And of course I love creating new products that make people’s lives better. That’s what Engineers do.

 

I finished off the interview with my favourite business quote and my advice to other small business owners.

 

Ray Keefe’s Business Quote

 

The purpose of the organisation is so that ordinary men and women can come together, and in cooperation with each other, do the extraordinary“. Aristotle ~380BC

 

Ray Keefe’s Business Advice

If you are a small business owner, it is likely that you will have gaps in your understanding of business and how to take the business to the next level. So my advice is to find a business mentor you can trust and work with, and let them help you. You don’t know what you don’t know.

 

Ray Keefe on Casey Radio Hour Of Power And Leadership

Ray Keefe on Casey Radio

Casey Radio Interview with Ray KeefeClick on the image on the left to download or listen to the Casey Radio Hour of Power and Leadership interview with Ray Keefe.

 

Successful Endeavours specialise in Electronics Design and Embedded Software Development. Ray Keefe has developed market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. This post is Copyright © 2012 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

Exponential Entrepreneur 2011

Exponential Entrepreneur

In 2010 I was pleasantly surprised to receive an Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year award from our Business Mentor Dr Marc Dussault, The Exponential Growth Strategist of Exponential Programs. Only 5 awards were given out in 2010.

 

Exponential Entrepreneur Engineer Ray Keefe with Dr. Marc Dussault

Exponential Entrepreneur 2011 Ray Keefe

A year has gone by and I was surprised and very pleased to be awarded an Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2011. This time only 3 awards were given out and this was the only one in Victoria.

 

If you are wondering why I am looking more casual, it is because we were at a Business Blogging for Sales Lead Generation event run by Marc so I had no idea this was going to happen. And here I am 24 hours later blogging about it.

 

Successful Endeavours’ Team

This award was only possible because of the great team we have at Successful Endeavours. My thanks go to Junette Keefe and Arend Carter for their support and business excellence during 2011. So far 2011 has seen 2 new awards and 2 finalist positions for either myself or Successful Endeavours. And it isn’t over yet.

 

Ray Keefe, Junette Keefe, Arend Carter

Exponential Entrepreneur 2011

All this comes only 2 days before we find out if Successful Endeavours is also taking home an award in the 2011 Casey Business Awards. If you hadn’t caught up with it, we are finalists for Manufacturer of the Year in the City of Casey Business Awards for 2011.

 

Ray Keefe Engineer Entrepreneur

Ray Keefe: Exponential Entrepreneur 2011

 

I’ll be posting again soon.

 

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile at Ray Keefe. This post is Copyright © 2011 Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd

Casey Business of the Year 2010

Last night was the Casey Business Awards gala dinner where the Casey Business Awards were given out for 2010. We are very pleased to have been awarded the Casey Business of the Year for 2010. It was a great night and Casey Mayor, Cr Lorraine Wreford presented the award to Ray and Junette Keefe of Successful Endeavours.

 

Successful Endeavours were also joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award for 2010.

 

And we were finalists in the Manufacturer of the Year category which was won by Jain and Janice Lal at Australian Solar Manufacturing. They make high grade 200W solar panels in Hallam, as good as you can get anywhere in the world, and really deserved their win. Well done Jain and Janice.

 

Casey Business Awards 2010

Above is a shot of the Casey Business Award Certificates and also the trophies we received on the night.

And here we are with Casey Mayor, Cr Lorraine Wreford, with the Casey Business of the Year award certificate and trophy.

Successful Endeavours with Mayor Cr Lorraine Wreford

Ray and Junette Keefe of Successful Endeavours with Casey Mayor Cr Lorraine Wreford – Casey Business Of The Year

Here we are with the joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award, Better Dental Care and a representative of Monash University who sponsored this award category.

Casey Business and Professional Services award

Casey Business and Professional Services award

And here is a picture of the 3 award certificates together.

Successful Endeavours Casey Business Awards 2010

Successful Endeavours Casey Business Awards 2010

And the Casey Weekly (formerly Berwick & District Journal) on 7 September 2010 ran a 2 page special on the Casey Business Awards and this is an except from that covering our win as Casey Business of the Year 2010.

Successful Endeavours - Casey Business of the Year 2010

Successful Endeavours – Casey Business of the Year 2010

Below are media releases and official City of Casey web pages related to Successful Endeavours’ win as Casey Business of the Year and also as joint winners of the Business and Professional Services award.

 

The City of Casey Business Media Release Successful Endeavours named Casey Business of the Year

 

The City of Casey official Casey Business Awards page

 

The Greater Dandenong Weekly 30 August 2010 Company Wired For Top Award

 

The Casey Weekly Cranbourne 30 August 2010 Wired for success

 

The Casey Weekly Berwick 31 August 2010 Wired to win the big prize

 

The Cranbourne News 2 September 2010 Business Backed

 

AMTIL News feature AMTIL Member ‘Successful Endeavours’ wins 2010 Casey Business of the Year

 

And we thank our clients and suppliers for being the excellent businesses they are. This would not have been possible without you.

 

Ray Keefe has been developing high quality and market leading electronics products in Australia for nearly 30 years. For more information go to his LinkedIn profile. This post is Copyright © Successful Endeavours Pty Ltd.