About Business Essentials Daily

Business Essentials Daily is a daily podcast for Australian business owners, managers and entrepreneurs looking for the best advice and ideas on business growth. It’s produced by SoundCartel.

A podcast three decades in the making: since 1984, Business Essentials® has been synonymous with high-quality, up-to-date business advice and is the world’s longest-running business audio magazine.

The next generation of Business Essentials® is now a daily podcast. With 36 years’ experience interviewing thousands of Australia’s leading business experts, we understand what businesses owners want to hear. Business Essentials Daily provides 10-15 minutes of easily digestible business information each weekday.

Each morning listeners receive relevant, reliable and practical advice on how to grow their business in a succinct, engaging style. Daily interviews with leading experts cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Leadership
  • Cash management
  • Tax, Legal
  • HR
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Mental health & wellbeing
  • Finance
  • Innovation
  • Digital marketing
  • Economic updates
  • Success stories


Nick Schildberger

Managing Director

The team is led by Nick Schildberger, whose passion for creating engaging audio grew as he worked alongside his father, Michael Schildberger, the founder of SoundCartel. Nick has overseen the production of audio projects with a range of organisations, including Westpac, MYOB, Telstra, Officeworks, the Department of Health and Ageing, and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Peter Letts

Head of Audio

Peter is a highly skilled audio engineer, producer and technical producer with 21 years’ experience at SoundCartel. He’s a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and has extensive experience in all facets of sound production and audio content creation. Peter holds a Bachelor of Communication and a Master of Communication from Griffith University

Chris Ashmore

Senior Producer

Chris has produced business-related audio content for well-known organisations, including Australia Post, Officeworks, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, and the Australian Federal Government. He is a judge at the Australian Podcast Awards and international Webby Awards. He has been a producer with SoundCartel for nine years and also plays a critical role in forging podcast partnerships.

Nicole Goodman

Host & Producer

Nicole is a podcast producer, host and an Australian Podcast Awards winner. She currently coproduces several SoundCartel audio programs and co-hosts Podcasting Essentials. Nicole also has more than 20 years’ experience working in marketing and advertising agencies such as Ogilvy and McCann. Her clients have included NAB Business Bank, Myer, seek.com, BMW, Chobani, Cancer Council, tech startups and not-for-profits.

Jeff Waters

Jeff Waters


Jeff Waters is a veteran journalist whose spent several decades working for local and international broadcasters including the ABC, BBC World and CNN International. Winner of several journalism awards for long-form audio stories, Jeff is a natural storyteller, the author of two successful non-fiction books and has written for a range of publications.

Bazz Bartlett


Bazz has been in the industry for a little over decade, holding a Bachelor of Audio Engineering from JMC Academy. His career began in voiceover/advertising and has grown into the podcasting and YouTube post-production space. Bazz also produces music and he has been lucky enough to work with industry leaders in world-class studios like ‘The Castle’ in Nashville,  TN.