The Mentor with Mark Bouris

The Mentor with Mark Bouris Podcast

Mark Bouris speaks to business owners and entrepreneurs, finding out what makes them tick and their plans for growth. Some business owners are on the way up and enjoying new success, others are at a turning point. Mark digs into their stories and finds out why they set out to create their own path, their challenges and where they go from here. Based on his own personal experiences and learnings, he also passes on his own guidance on how to take their business to the next level.

Kirsten King: Fluidform Pilates
Like many who work in the fitness industry Kirsten King didn't start there; she initially worked in marketing for a decade before founding Fluidform Pilates in 2012, which gave her the perfect understanding to develop the brand and business. In early 2019 Kirsten launched Fluidform at Home, an online subscription-based Pilates program which boasts subscribers from all over the world. I talk to Kirsten about how Fluidform was perfectly positioned to deal with the increase in online subscriptions when the bus...

Mike Pritchett: Shootsta
Mike Pritchett grew up obsessed with video, always carrying a camcorder around to film his friends doing skateboard tricks. He founded his first production company in 2006, working on big budget video projects, when he was challenged by one of his clients to create a scalable and affordable video offering. So he created Shootsta, a customised video kit and training platform; teaching clients to capture their own video and then use Shootsta’s editing team to turn this content around within 24 hours. I ask Mi...

Mike Pritchett: Shootsta
Mike Pritchett grew up obsessed with video, always carrying a camcorder around to film his friends doing skateboard tricks. He founded his first production company in 2006, working on big budget video projects, when he was challenged by one of his clients to create a scalable and affordable video offering. So he created Shootsta, a customised video kit and training platform; teaching clients to capture their own video and then use Shootsta’s editing team to turn this content around within 24 hours. I ask Mi...


Julio Ribeiro: Inventia Life Science
Julio Ribeiro is the co-founder and CEO of Inventia Life Science, the med-tech company behind the 3D bioprinter technology that creates realistic replicas of tumours to test cancer treatments. Julio grew up in Brazil where he studied biology and genetics, and in the 90’s he migrated to Australia to do his PhD in medicine. After working for a scientific tech supply company, he saw a gap in the market and knew that the science field had the potential to make life a lot better, so he started his company, Inven...

Masood Naqshbandi: Abyss Solutions
Masood Naqshbandi is an entrepreneurial scientist and Co-founder of Abyss Solutions, a robotics company that provides automated underwater inspections for dams, reservoirs, bridges, ship hulls and oil and gas platforms. They combine remotely operated underwater vehicles and drones with data analytics to allow their clients to reduce inspection costs of places that are typically very difficult to inspect. Now the vision for Abyss solutions is to become a conglomerate of multiple service sectors including tec...


Carolyn Mee: Sound Scouts
This week in the final instalment of Women in Tech month I speak to Carolyn Mee, the founder of Sound Scouts, a health tech company focused on the delivery of accessible, fun and affordable hearing screening. Developed in collaboration with the National Acoustic Laboratories, Sound Scouts flagship product is an easy to use mobile game app that uses scientific principles to detect a range of hearing problems in kids. I ask Carolyn how using intuition and creativity can leapfrog your product and create opport...

Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart: Beam
This week as part of 'Women in Tech' month I sit down with the co-founders of Beam Australia, Stephanie Reuss and Victoria Stuart. Beam is a HR tech company and online marketplace for part-time professionals including high profile businesswomen, athletes and carers looking for the flexibility of part-time employment. Since 2016, Beam has contributed over $17 million in new salaries to the Australian economy through new jobs that couldn’t have been created without part-time work. I ask Stephanie and Victoria...

Olga Oleinikova: Persollo
This week as part of ‘Women in Tech’ month, I sit down with Olga Oleinikova, co-founder and CEO of Persollo, the world’s first social media instant-checkout platform. Olga grew up in Ukraine and worked as a consumer researcher and behavioural scientist before migrating to Australia in 2012. While undertaking her PhD, she founded Persollo, with the aim of helping SME’s sell without big investment. With its AI-powered analytics and instant-checkout technology, Persollo has helped over 750 businesses across 16...


Georgia Vidler: Canva
To kick off ‘Women in Tech’ month - where I talk to some of the most powerful and innovative female entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech space – this week I sit down with Georgia Vidler, the Director of Product at Canva. Canva is an easy to use graphic design platform and it’s Australia’s fastest-growing tech start-up, with over 25 million monthly users worldwide. Georgia is leading the charge for the newly developed ‘Canva for Education’ platform, and with over 1 billion students across the world learning...

Georgia Vidler: Canva
To kick off ‘Women in Tech’ month - where I talk to some of the most powerful and innovative female entrepreneurs and leaders in the tech space – this week I sit down with Georgia Vidler, the Director of Product at Canva. Canva is an easy to use graphic design platform and it’s Australia’s fastest-growing tech start-up, with over 25 million monthly users worldwide. Georgia is leading the charge for the newly developed ‘Canva for Education’ platform, and with over 1 billion students across the world learning...

Quentin Nolan: Liquid Snow
When Quentin Nolan was 22 years old, all he wanted was to get down to the snow to snowboard; so he started driving coaches to the ski fields from Sydney. After seeing a gap in the market in the ski tourism industry, he came up with his own business - Liquid Snow Tours, tailoring ski and snowboard holidays to resorts around Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In 2008, Quentin took his first group of 45 people over to the Japanese village of Hakuba, fell in love with Japan and decided to focus his busin...


Quentin Nolan: Liquid Snow
When Quentin Nolan was 22 years old, all he wanted was to get down to the snow to snowboard; so he started driving coaches to the ski fields from Sydney. After seeing a gap in the market in the ski tourism industry, he came up with his own business - Liquid Snow Tours, tailoring ski and snowboard holidays to resorts around Japan, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. In 2008, Quentin took his first group of 45 people over to the Japanese village of Hakuba, fell in love with Japan and decided to focus his busin...

Tim Tszyu: Breaking through the chaos of the fight
This week in the final instalment of #fightermonth, I’m talking to light-middleweight boxer Tim Tszyu, who made his professional debut in 2016 and held the Australian title in 2019. At 25 years old, Tim holds a powerful record of 15-0 and as the son of former world champion Kostya Tszyu, it goes without saying that he grew up with boxing in his blood. I ask Tim about what his brand stands for, and how he manages chaos in the boxing ring and keeps a calm head when he’s in the fight; just like we’re all exper...

Tim Tszyu: Breaking through the chaos of the fight
This week in the final instalment of #fightermonth, I’m talking to light-middleweight boxer Tim Tszyu, who made his professional debut in 2016 and held the Australian title in 2019. At 25 years old, Tim holds a powerful record of 15-0 and as the son of former world champion Kostya Tszyu, it goes without saying that he grew up with boxing in his blood. I ask Tim about what his brand stands for, and how he manages chaos in the boxing ring and keeps a calm head when he’s in the fight; just like we’re all exper...


George Kambosos: The quest to become world number 1
This week as part of #fightermonth, I’m talking to George Kambosos, the professional lightweight boxer currently ranked number 3 in the world, who’s swift rise towards world level has been phenomenal. George started out boxing as a kid in high school as a way to build his confidence in the face of bullying. His aptitude and passion for the sport quickly led to him having hundreds of fights and multiple national and international tournaments. Earlier this year George started his business ‘Ferocious Promotion...

Jeff Fenech & Brock Jarvis: Two champions, four world title belts
This week as part of #fightermonth, I speak to two of Australia’s greatest boxing exports; three-time world champion and one of the best fight trainers to come out of this country, Jeff Fenech; and undefeated junior featherweight champion Brock Jarvis. A twist of fate brought Jeff and Brock together; as a teen, before he even stepped foot in a boxing gym, Jeff got into a few street brawls. The police officer who came to the scene happened to be Brock’s uncle, Pat Jarvis, who took it upon himself to get Jeff...

Jeff Fenech & Brock Jarvis: Two champions, four world title belts
This week as part of #fightermonth, I speak to two of Australia’s greatest boxing exports; three-time world champion and one of the best fight trainers to come out of this country, Jeff Fenech; and undefeated junior featherweight champion Brock Jarvis. A twist of fate brought Jeff and Brock together; as a teen, before he even stepped foot in a boxing gym, Jeff got into a few street brawls. The police officer who came to the scene happened to be Brock’s uncle, Pat Jarvis, who took it upon himself to get Jeff...


Alex Volkanovski - UFC Featherweight Champion
To kick off #fightermonth - a whole month of learning about the business of fighting with some of the biggest names in Aussie combat sports - this week I’m talking to UFC Featherweight World Champion, Alex Volkanovski. In 2011, Alex started MMA training to keep fit while playing rugby, when he got a phone call from MMA fighter Shane Coleman who wanted to train him. Alex knew he had to grab the opportunity with both hands and he started the next day. Fast-forward nine years and Alex became the first Australi...

SME Coronavirus Support Special
There's no hiding from the fact that we're facing difficult times. As business owners, I know there's a lot of confusion and complexity around what your next steps should be in the face of the COVID19 Pandemic and all the government restrictions and measures in place around the country. So I've sat down for a special podcast to make sense of all the noise surrounding the various stimulus measures. I've been talking to the government regularly, to help clarify the various measures to give you the information...

Chris Marr: Sonder
This week’s guest Chris Marr, is a former Australian Army officer who spent 20 years in service, including 10 years as a leader and commander in the special forces; during which time he led Australian soldiers on complex missions all over the world, with the consequences for failure very high. Having worked on the front line all his life, Chris was motivated to contribute to something bigger than himself; so along with his two best mates, he created Sonder - the app making the world a safer place by matchin...


Nick Georgalis: Geocon
This week’s guest, Nick Georgalis, grew up in Canberra, which at the time was seen as ‘the sleepy Bush Capital of Australia.’ With a background as an engineer and project manager, Nick wanted to reshape the way people thought about Canberra and revolutionise property investment in Australia. So, in 2007 Nick founded Geocon, Canberra’s first fully integrated property enterprise with capabilities across development, construction, hospitality management, investment, sales and conveyancing. In 2007 the business...

Guy Saxelby: Earlytrade
Guy Saxelby was a successful charted accountant prior to founding his business Earlytrade, when a trip to New York and a chance blizzard there, changed the course of his career. As an accountant, Guy saw first-hand the strain that late payments could put on small businesses - if they’re not paid on time, they can’t hire, they can’t invest, and they can’t buy the things they need to grow their businesses. So, he came up with an idea to connect suppliers with corporate clients and allow them to offer discount...

Guy Saxelby: Earlytrade
Guy Saxelby was a successful charted accountant prior to founding his business Earlytrade, when a trip to New York and a chance blizzard there, changed the course of his career. As an accountant, Guy saw first-hand the strain that late payments could put on small businesses - if they’re not paid on time, they can’t hire, they can’t invest, and they can’t buy the things they need to grow their businesses. So, he came up with an idea to connect suppliers with corporate clients and allow them to offer discount...


Steven Marks: Guzman y Gomez
When Steven Marks landed a job as a hedge fund manager at a top Wall Street hedge fund at just 23 years old, he thought he had it made. But by 30, he was burnt out and ready for a fresh start, so he booked a one-way ticket to Australia with a dream of starting his own business. 17 years on, he’s the co-founder and CEO of Guzman y Gomez, the Mexican casual-dining chain that had its origins here in Australia. Since starting the business back in 2006 in Sydney, it’s expanded across Australia, Singapore and Jap...

Tony Fay: Raiz
Chairman of Raiz Invest Australia, Tony Fay, has worked in financial markets since the 80’s, where he held senior positions for several leading investment banks and stock broking firms. Through having his own kids, he saw first-hand how difficult it was for them to save and invest, so Tony jumped at the opportunity to make a difference by starting a business that provides the millennial customer a platform to invest and save, with very small amounts of money – we’re talking as little as $5. Raiz can round u...

Tony Fay - Raiz
Chairman of Raiz Invest Australia, Tony Fay, has worked in financial markets since the 80’s, where he held senior positions for several leading investment banks and stock broking firms. Through having his own kids, he saw first-hand how difficult it was for them to save and invest, so Tony jumped at the opportunity to make a difference by starting a business that provides the millennial customer a platform to invest and save, with very small amounts of money – we’re talking as little as $5. Raiz can round u...


Ryan Channing: BLAQ
Model turned “Skintrepreneur” Ryan Channing was living in Paris and pursuing a career in law, when a chance trip to Japan changed the course of his life. While there, Ryan was introduced to activated charcoal skincare products and was inspired to start his own activated charcoal skincare business, The BLAQ Group. Within just a few months, the business was inundated with so many orders that Ryan moved back to Australia to work on the project full-time. Since then, he’s created two more brands under the BLAQ ...

Blair James: Bondi Sands
Blair James grew up understanding the power and value that Aussie brands have abroad, when at the age of six, his dad moved the family over to the UK to set up shop selling Aussie products. Three years later his dad’s business went under, but Blair’s love of brands and passion for innovation was born. Since then Blair’s made huge waves in the billion-dollar beauty industry with his globally successful self-tanning business, Bondi Sands. Today it’s the number one self-tanning brand in Australia and NZ, with ...

King Kong: Sabri Suby
Changing the game for digital marketing in Australia, Sabri Suby launched his digital marketing agency, King Kong, at the age of 27. He’s now on track to turn over 18 million dollars this year. The secret? Sabri promises his clients results, which means if his staff don’t hit their client KPIs, they don’t get paid. I ask Sabri about why he introduced this unique performance guarantee structure, what you should be looking for when building a digital marketing strategy for your own business, and how Sabri’s e...


Sarah Davidson: Seize the Yay
“Lawyer turned funtrepreneur” Sarah Davidson was busy climbing the corporate ladder when she started a side hustle with her now husband Nic – a tea business called Matcha Maiden. Within just a few months, they were inundated with so many orders that Sarah quit her office job to work on the project full-time. But over the last few years, Sarah’s personal brand has also become a focus, with her Instagram page Spoonful of Sarah attracting 70k+ followers. She’s also got a podcast of her own, called Seize the Ya...

Superestate: Property investment, done differently
After seeing his sister struggle to buy a home, former Olympian swimmer Grant Brits launched Superestate, the first and only retail super fund in the country to invest in residential property. The concept allows young Australians to get a foot in the property market, while also putting a roof over their future. I ask Grant about how he brought his unique idea to life and how the many hours slogging it out in the pool, have influenced his drive and work ethic in his business today....

Farmer Jo: "Really fancy muesli"
Scott Tulloch started Farmer Jo with his wife Sally in the kitchen of their home. Then, a chance encounter lead to the couple supplying Qantas first and business class with their product - and their overnight success. Now, the brand is stocked in 4500 supermarkets, health food stores and cafes across the country. I ask Scott about how his background in the food industry meant he was in a unique position to spot upmarket foods taking off a decade ago and how he jumped on the rising tide....


James Dutton: High school dropout to CEO
Our guest this week is proof that you don't need a university degree to succeed in business. A few years ago, inspired by his son's allergy to traditional bandages, James Dutton launched Nutricare, producing the world’s first 100% compostable, organic wound care solution. Now, they're stocked in 35 countries right around the world. I ask James how he went from leaving school at 16 to becoming to CEO of his own company and how working at JB Hi-Fi taught him everything he needed to know about how to get his p...

NBN: Closing the digital divide
What digital tools and connectivity do you need for your business to not just survive - but thrive? It may not be something you spend a lot of time thinking about but I know from speaking with thousands of small businesses that having the right technology is an absolute game changer - and now recent research is backing that up too. In this episode, I'm joined by Paul Tyler, Chief Customer Officer for Business at NBN. I want to ask Paul about the impact technology can have on the success of your business and...

NBN: Closing the digital divide
What digital tools and connectivity do you need for your business to not just survive - but thrive? It may not be something you spend a lot of time thinking about but I know from speaking with thousands of small businesses that having the right technology is an absolute game changer - and now recent research is backing that up too. In this episode, I'm joined by Paul Tyler, Chief Customer Officer for Business at NBN. I want to ask Paul about the impact technology can have on the success of your business and...


Sarah Friar: Nextdoor
Fresh off the plane from Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most influential women in tech is in the studio this week. Sarah Friar is the CEO of neighbourhood app, Nextdoor, which launched in Australia just a year ago. We chat about how Sarah’s interest in engineering came about as a kid growing up in Northern Ireland and how this innovative digital platform is working to bring back a sense of belonging and connection in the real world, all through technology....

Sarah Friar: Nextdoor
Fresh off the plane from Silicon Valley, one of the world’s most influential women in tech is in the studio this week. Sarah Friar is the CEO of neighbourhood app, Nextdoor, which launched in Australia just a year ago. We chat about how Sarah’s interest in engineering came about as a kid growing up in Northern Ireland and how this innovative digital platform is working to bring back a sense of belonging and connection in the real world, all through technology....

Jessica Gomes: Equal Beauty
Model and ambassador for David Jones, Jessica Gomes, was told she would never make it in Australia. But as well as modelling, she’s now graced Hollywood screens and in 2017, inspired by her jetsetter lifestyle, launched luxury travel skincare brand, Equal Beauty. I ask Jessica about growing up in Perth, the business of modelling and about how learning to network and hustle as a model has set her up for success....


Jessica Gomes: Equal Beauty
Model and ambassador for David Jones, Jessica Gomes, was told she would never make it in Australia. But as well as modelling, she’s now graced Hollywood screens and in 2017, inspired by her jetsetter lifestyle, launched luxury travel skincare brand, Equal Beauty. I ask Jessica about growing up in Perth, the business of modelling and about how learning to network and hustle as a model has set her up for success....

From the battlefield to business: Garth Callender
In the lead up to Veterans Health Week, I’m speaking with one of our country’s most inspiring heroes, Garth Callender. In 2004, Garth was on a routine patrol in Baghdad, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device attack, making him the first serious Australian causality of the war in Iraq. Since then, he’s founded a consultancy firm called Trebuchet Pivot, applying the same methodology he learnt in the army to risk and crisis management in the corporate world. I ask Garth about the tragic ev...

From the battlefield to business: Garth Callender
In the lead up to Veterans Health Week, I’m speaking with one of our country’s most inspiring heroes, Garth Callender. In 2004, Garth was on a routine patrol in Baghdad, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device attack, making him the first serious Australian causality of the war in Iraq. Since then, he’s founded a consultancy firm called Trebuchet Pivot, applying the same methodology he learnt in the army to risk and crisis management in the corporate world. I ask Garth about the tragic ev...


InStitchu: Affordable luxury
After graduating from uni and entering the corporate world, high school mates Robin McGowan and James Wakefield struggled to find suits and shirts that not only fit well but didn’t break the bank. So in 2011, they launched InStitchu, selling made-to-measure menswear at an affordable price. I talk to Robin and James about how they made their idea a reality without any experience in the fashion industry and how automated technology has become the backbone of their business, allowing them to cut down on produc...

Institchu: Affordable luxury
After graduating from uni and entering the corporate world, high school mates Robin McGowan and James Wakefield struggled to find suits and shirts that not only fit well but didn’t break the bank. So in 2011, they launched Institchu, selling made-to-measure menswear at an affordable price. I talk to Robin and James about how they made their idea a reality without any experience in the fashion industry and how automated technology has become the backbone of their business, allowing them to cut down on produc...

FAN+: Meet your sporting heroes
From a swimming lesson with an Olympian, to hitting the court with a Grand Slam Champion, FAN+ gives everyday people access to “money can buy” experiences with their favourite sporting heroes. I ask co-founders Rod Harys and Aaron Warburton about how their business started as an idea over a few beers but became a reality when they were accepted into the Qantas AVRO Accelerator Program and how building networks in their previous careers helped them to sign some of Australia's biggest sporting stars up to the...


FAN+: Meet your sporting heroes
From a swimming lesson with an Olympian, to hitting the court with a Grand Slam Champion, FAN+ gives everyday people access to “money can buy” experiences with their favourite sporting heroes. I ask co-founders Rod Harys and Aaron Warburton about how their business started as an idea over a few beers but became a reality when they were accepted into the Qantas AVRO Accelerator Program and how building networks in their previous careers helped them to sign some of Australia's biggest sporting stars up to the...

Walter G: Lauren Emerson & Genevieve Hewson
Best friends Lauren Emerson and Genevieve Hewson are the co-founders of Sydney-based textile house, Walter G. Together, they work with artisans in India to produce hand printed fabrics and home décor products like cushions, napkins and quilts. In this interview, we talk about how they moved to India to live with a family of traditional hand printers to learn the traditional techniques that are now unique to the Walter G brand and how operating their business as if it was a success from day one, meant that w...

Hustle Boxing: A premium fitness experience
This week, I'm chatting with Simon Maree and Tim McGann from Hustle Boxing, a new premium boxing studio in Sydney’s Potts Point. A while ago, these guys sat across from me to pitch their business idea and they did it so well, I ended up investing in it. I want to talk to Simon and Tim about the best way to pitch when raising capital for a new venture, why they decided Sydney needed another fitness studio and how they’re telling their “premium” brand story without making it too exclusive or inaccessible to p...


Roxy Jacenko: Building an empire
"Failure is not an option." Roxy Jacenko started her business empire at just 24 with Sydney-based PR agency, Sweaty Betty. Since then, she's added four more successful businesses to her name, along with a stack of books, an online e-learning course and now a reality TV show, “I am… Roxy!" In this long overdue catch up, I talk to Roxy about the secret behind building not one but five successful brands, her polarising leadership style and how she's overcome the haters....

Guy Leech: HEART180
Each year in Australia, we lose more than 30,000 lives to cardiac arrest. But one of the most successful ironmen of all time, Guy Leech, is working to change all that. After tragically losing a friend in 2016, Guy launched a business, called HEART180, supplying defibrillators to workplaces, gyms, childcare centres and other organisations right across the country. Guy and I talk about how that one life-changing event motivated him to start his own company and how the years of training to be at the top of his...

DU'IT: Monique & Jared Char
This week we speak to the brother and sister duo running Aussie skincare company, DU’IT. Monique and Jared’s mum and dad started the business from their garage in Sydney’s Bella Vista more than two decades ago and the business is now making it big not just at home but overseas, too. We talk about the skills Monique and Jared's parents brought to the business, why the siblings initially resisted coming on board, how to develop the right product and pricing for your market and what the secret is behind their ...


DU'IT: Monique & Jared Char
This week we speak to the brother and sister duo running Aussie skincare company, DU’IT. Monique and Jared’s mum and dad started the business from their garage in Sydney’s Bella Vista more than two decades ago and the business is now making it big not just at home but overseas, too. We talk about the skills Monique and Jared's parents brought to the business, why the siblings initially resisted coming on board, how to develop the right product and pricing for your market and what the secret is behind their ...

Gemma Peanut: Photography 101
"I didn't realise that my whole acting career was leading to this." Gemma "Peanut" Pranita first burst onto our screens playing the character Jade Mitchell on Neighbours. But in 2016, after becoming frustrated with the unpredictability of the entertainment industry, she launched Photography 101, an online course teaching beginner photography. I want to ask Gemma how she made the transition from actress to entrepreneur with no experience - and how she transferred the storytelling skills she developed in fron...

Finn Poké: Jem Jacinto
In 2017, Jem Jacinto opened the first poké store to hit Byron Bay, called Finn Poké. Since then he’s opened three more stores along the east coast, with another two on the way. With the traditional Hawaiian dish gaining popularity across Australia, I want to ask Jem what his point of difference is in this growing market, how he manages to keep his product both sustainable and affordable, plus we’ll find out how a near death experience lead him down the food industry path....


Three Birds Renovations: Erin, Bonnie & Lana
With no experience in the industry whatsoever, Bonnie Hindmarsh, Erin Cayless and Lana Taylor when took a huge risk when they started their boutique renovation company, Three Birds Renovations, in 2014. In just five years, the three best friends have renovated 9 homes, amassed more than 421k Instagram followers and launched an online educational course, called Reno School. I want to ask Erin, Bonnie and Lana how they built a successful business with no experience whatsoever, how they grew their impressive s...

Gary Vee: I'm not in it for money
One of the world’s best-known entrepreneurs, Gary Vaynerchuk first became famous in the late 90s, when he turned his dad’s local bottle shop into a multimillion-dollar business. Since then, he’s built on that success, with communications company VaynerX, digital agency Vayner Media, 5 New York Times bestselling books and millions of social media followers. As you’ll hear, Gary is big in everything he does, and I ask him where that intensity comes from, how his experiences as a child helped to shape his entr...

SiSU Health: Self-service check ups
Exercise physiologist Dr Noel Duncan is changing the way we look at our health. His business, SiSU Health, manufactures self-service health stations that allow you to complete your own health check in just 4 minutes, assessing things like blood pressure, heart rate and diabetes risk. I ask Noel how Aussies are taking to this new way of assessing our health, what the opportunities are in the growing preventative health market, whether his revenue model is sustainable and how he builds customer trust when it ...


Elle Ferguson: Elle Effect
With 650k+ followers on Instagram, Aussie influencer Elle Ferguson is known as a fashion icon right around the world. Last year, she took her social media standing to the next level, launching award-winning self-tanning line, Elle Effect. I ask Elle how having an intimate understanding of her followers led her down the beauty industry path, what sets her products apart from the many other tanning products on the market and what the secret is behind the success of her own personal brand....

Your Property Your Wealth: Daniel Walsh
"Save as much as possible, for as long as possible." Daniel Walsh bought his first property at just 19 years of age, and since then has built a portfolio worth 4 million dollars. Now, he's started his own business, Your Property Your Wealth, helping others to achieve the same success. I ask Daniel how he scraped up enough cash to buy his first property at such a young age and what skills he's acquired in order to launch this new business....

Sol Cups: Rebecca Veksler
Each year in Australia, one billion takeaway coffee cups are produced and then thrown in the trash. But our guest this week is changing all that. Rebecca Veksler is the founder of Sol Cups, a business that produces sustainable, re-usable cups and bottles, all made from hand-blown glass. I ask Rebecca what inspired her to come up with the idea, how she’s using her business as a platform for educating others on the environment, plus how she amplifies her message to build her brand and more importantly, change...


Malcolm Quinn: Making the most of adversity
"I hate losing more than I like winning." After receiving an inheritance of $46k following the death of his grandmother, Malcolm Quinn started his own local newspaper. Going against the mainstream media goliaths, he soon became the most successful independent newspaper publisher in Queensland. Now a media consultant, our guest shares the challenges he faced going head to head with his competitors and the pivotal moments in his life that helped to shape his business mindset....

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Malcolm Quinn: Making the most of adversity
"I hate losing more than I like winning." After receiving an inheritance of $46k following the death of his grandmother, Malcolm Quinn started his own local newspaper. Going against the mainstream media goliaths, he soon became the most successful independent newspaper publisher in Queensland. Now a media consultant, our guest shares the challenges he faced going head to head with his competitors and the pivotal moments in his life that helped to shape his business mindset....

Paul Roos - from AFL to mindfulness
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, we're speaking with one of the most legendary players and coaches in AFL history, Paul Roos. I chat to Roosy about how his upbringing helped shape his sense of leadership, and why he's traded in the footy for a career helping businesses build healthy workplace cultures....

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Chargrill Charlie's - Saul Cher
"The day I came to work in this business, it felt like mine." Host Mark Bouris, sits down with the co-owner of one of Sydney’s most loved institutions, Chargrill Charlie’s. Saul Cher reveals the story behind how one humble chicken shop became a thriving family enterprise and the importance of finding employees who treat the business like their own....

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Caleb Bush - experiential marketing
The way we market has changed dramatically – and staying on top of the latest trends is crucial if you want to communicate your message effectively to consumers. So in this episode, I'm sitting down with one of Australia’s most up-and-coming leaders in the marketing industry, Caleb Bush. Caleb is the Managing Director and Senior Vice President of experience marketing agency, George P. Johnson. Caleb and I talk about what exactly “experiential marketing” means and why it’s becoming a game changer for brands ...

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Lucas Becker - grilo protein
Not your average protein powder. In this episode, I’m joined by Lucas Becker, co-founder of health food company, Grilo Protein. Since 2016, Grilo has been selling protein powder and energy bars – all made from the latest superfood making headlines – crickets. Originally from Brazil, Lucas was working as a chef in Byron Bay, when he, his partner and a couple of friends decided to start their very first small business together, all from their kitchen at home. Find out why Lucas made the unusual choice to incl...

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Isaac John - YKTR
“I’ve taught myself everything - it’s all out there for you to figure out.” This week I’m joined by Isaac John, a former NRL player who has launched a successful clothing business, called YKTR - an acronym for ‘You Know The Rules’. The business started when Isaac was living with other NRL stars Corey Norman and James Segeyaro, and they started making their own t-shirts for fun. It’s since exploded with new ranges released every eight weeks, and over 100 vlogs and podcasts going behind the scenes in their bu...

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Jack Bloomfield - from whiz kid to e-commerce superstar
“Anyone who wants to do it, can do it.” In this episode, I’m joined by an impressive young man, Jack Bloomfield. Jack is 17 years old, and started his first e-commerce business when he was just 12 years old. He’s made millions from growing online businesses and digital marketing, and now has started his own training programs to help other aspiring entrepreneurs do the same. We talk about how Jack found himself so passionate about business from such a young age, and how he has managed to reach such successfu...

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Sarah Cichy - SHUK Communications
Stories from the Green Wave: This week I’m joined by Sarah Cichy, who is the founder of a PR company specialising in a rapidly growing industry - cannabis. SHUK Communications tells the stories of various new businesses looking to get into the market with various products, and has worked with some of the biggest ‘green wave’ industry companies in the world. It’s a minefield for Sarah at the moment - laws are constantly changing and there are many logistic challenges that come with any new industry. We talk ...

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Kelly Taggart - Roses Only
This week is our Mother’s Day special episode, with Kelly Taggart, the Chief Operating Officer of the Roses Only Group. Kelly has been with Roses Only for over a decade, and was one of its first employees when it launched in 2008. We talk about the journey from her early days with the company to being an instrumental part of it growing to over 160 staff with warehouses in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. I also dig deep about how being a mother has changed Kelly’s approach to business - how she responds to i...

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Dave Sharma - public service and politics
This week I’m joined by Dave Sharma, who is currently the Liberal Party candidate for Wentworth, which is former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s old seat. I’m fascinated by Dave - he’s an incredibly smart guy who has seen a lot of the world, including recent senior postings in the public service. Dave spent four years as Australian Ambassador to Israel and worked in Papua New Guinea for the High Commission, but is now back in Australia and dipping his toe into politics. We talk about the big questions - w...

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Parkrun - from fad to fitness success
“Come for the social aspect, stay for the running.” Fitness crazes come and go all the time, but one that has really got some legs is Parkrun. It’s a free, 5km social run held every weekend - rain, hail or shine. Parkrun CEO Tim Oberg joins me to talk about how he brought the Parkrun concept to Australia from the UK, and has built it to more than 350 locations holding weekly events with over 500,000 people taking part. We talk about its huge success, what the future plans are for Parkrun, and why Tim decide...

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Save this rhino - Kevin Pieterson and David Wild
“We’ve got the technology that can help save a species.” This week is a very different episode for me - but a really amazing and important story. I’m joined by cricket legend Kevin Pieterson and David Wild, who is the chief technology officer at Cisco Systems, one of the biggest tech companies in the world.  They have teamed up to make a documentary called ‘Save This Rhino’, which tells the story of how Cisco’s incredible technology is helping save an entire species of rhinoceros in South Africa. The two...

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Snackwize - taking over office snacks
“People at work want something healthy." Conor Reynolds is the founder of Snackwize, delivering healthy snack boxes to corporate clients all around Australia and New Zealand. His business is giving office workers the choice of reaching for a snack with no artificial colours, flavours or presevtavies for the mid-afternoon munchies, instead of relying on vending machines to get them through the day. We talk about how Conor started the business while he was still working another full time job, and the amount o...

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Dean Jones - glamming up fashion subscriptions
“What our customers wear has a big impact on their sense of self.” I’m joined by Dean Jones, the CEO of hugely successful fashion rental company, Glamcorner. I first met Dean many years ago on a pitch episode of the podcast, and it’s great to hear how the business has grown so much since that time. From the early days renting high-end ball gowns, Glamcorner has launched a subscription service allowing customers to rent three items for a month, including the option to swap items as you go. The user numbers a...

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Todd Greenberg - the business of entertainment and Sport
“There’s no doubt in my mind, the NRL is in the entertainment business.” I’m joined by National Rugby League CEO, Todd Greenberg, who gives us an enormous insight into how he leads the business of the NRL. We talk about how Todd worked his way from a cricket game development officer into the NRL CEO position, how his family life influences his leadership approach, and most importantly, we dig deep into the business approach of the NRL. Todd and I talk about the tapping into the soap opera of sport, the NRL'...

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Shelter - the next generation of gym and spa
Ben Mills is the founder of Shelter, a space that combines fitness classes with relaxation and wellness. Shelter incorporates spin classes and boxing with ice baths, saunas and a custom juice bar - and Ben has big plans. We talk about the story behind Shelter, how to capitalise on the ‘Australian’ elements of a brand, particularly with a view to market that internationally, and why Ben wants to take Shelter overseas. We also talk about the name of the brand - and I don’t hold back with my thoughts!   www...

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Sweat - the app which is dominating female fitness
“We want to be the world’s biggest digital gym.” The fitness industry is a huge global business - and this episode I’m joined by one of its biggest Australian players, Tobi Pearce. Tobi and his partner, Kayla Itsines, run the online female fitness program, Sweat. The app has been downloaded more than 30 million times, topped the App Store charts in 142 countries, and the business is on track to make $100 million this year. We talk about how Tobi and Kayla combined their personal training businesses to build...

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg - what it’s like looking after the Australian economy
“Everybody has a voice, and we want everyone to be the best they can be.” This week I’m joined by a special guest, Australia’s Treasurer, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP, to talk about his role in one of Australia’s toughest jobs. I get to know Josh a bit better - from his footy team, his background as a tennis player, and his family - as well as putting to him the big questions about the Australian economy and the future for small and big business in this country.  https://joshfrydenberg.com.au/ The Ment...

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Total image group - combining fashion with corporate uniforms
“Every day, 300,000 Australians wear a work uniform we’ve made.” Pamela Jabbour is the founder and CEO of Total Image Group, which has spend 14 years making corporate uniforms for brands like Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s, Ford and Pandora. Pam’s business is hugely successful, with 30 staff in Australia and 10 in China working to combine quality and function with style and fashion. We talk about how the business started, how Pam won her first big client (one with 30,000 staff!) and why Total Image Group has been...

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Sparkling white smile - turning opportunity into success
“We make people love their smiles." Alison Egan started her cosmetic teeth-whitening business when she was just 19 years old, and has grown it into an empire with thousands of clients and franchises right across Australia. We talk about how she leverages her Instagram following into clients, how she has a policy to only hire people smarter than she is, and her story about how Sparkling White Smile all began.  https://www.sparklingwhitesmile.com.au/ @sparklingwhitesmile  Join Mark Bouris at the Mentor...

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Pirtek - an iconic Aussie business
“Technology is an enabler for future jobs, not a replacement.” I’m joined by Walter Davey, who co-founded the Australian hydraulics business Pirtek in the 1980, before successfully exiting the business in 2000. He’s been successful in many other businesses as well, and we talk about what it takes to really build a successful brand over time. Wally and I discuss the effects of technology on business, how to spot a rising tide, and why you should always take good opportunities quickly. http://maximusindust...

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison - business and politics
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, “Big business needs small business.” This week we have a special guest, Prime Minister the Hon. Scott Morrison MP. He joined us last year when he was Treasurer and we talk about how his life has changed since taking on the top job of the country. We discuss the economy, why big business needs small businesses to survive, and how he wants to cut unemployment to help the entire business ecosystem succeed....

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Oz Design - forty years of furniture
Furniture is fashion, and Aussies are very house proud.” Dave and Scott Shedden from Oz Design Furniture join me to talk about their 40 years of business. Dave and Scott are the second generation taking over the family business, and we talk about what it’s like to grow up in the business, and then move into it full time. We also talk about the challenge of staying fashionable and relevant, and why furniture retail business is more competitive than ever.   https://ozdesignfurniture.com.au/ @ozdesignfurni...

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Searsmiths - the Aussie barbecue revolution
“It’s the best bit of steak I’ve ever tasted.” That’s my feedback on the Searsmiths barbecue, after founders Dave Thomassian and Paren Arzoomanian joined me to talk about their business. These two quit their jobs in 2016 to start up their own business called Searsmiths, and have gone through 12 prototypes of their barbecue ‘forge’ to reach today where they’re selling and looking to move into retailers. We talk about designing and manufacturing, dealing with industry certifications, and how the great Austral...

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Captain Richard de Crespigny - building resilience
"Mistakes happen. How you respond to them is key.” I’m joined by Captain Richard de Crespigny, most famous for piloting QF32, a Qantas A380 which experienced an explosion mid-air in 2010, to land safely for all passengers and crew on board. We previously spoke on the podcast several years ago, and since then Richard has released his second book, 'FLY!’. We talk about the QF32 incident and how he navigated through that disaster, and also how he applies neuroscience training to help build resilience. It’s a f...

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Craig West - looking at mentors differently
“Having a mentor is not about theory, it’s about practical, usable resources that you can use straightaway.” Craig West joins me to talk about our Mentored business - and why it’s so important for every business owner to have a good mentor. We talk about why everyone needs to ask for help in business, how anybody can have a side hustle, and the dangerous side to the Aussie culture of 'having a go’ if you’re too stubborn to get a mentor.  https://mentored.com.au/ @mentored_au   Join Mark Bouris at the...

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Matt Purcell - an examined life
“Life hands you a bunch of cards and what’s the alternative to not playing them the best you can?” Matt Purcell is a fascinating guy - he runs a music and academic tuition school called The Green Room, is a youth worker, a life coach, has his own podcast, and is starting up a social media business in 2019. He’s got a lot on but manages to juggle all that with his family life as well. We talk about what keeps him creative, his approach to running businesses and why he wants to leverage off every interacti...

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Fast fuel meals - combining food and logistics
“I choose this life and you don’t get a second chance.” Chad Taylor joins Mark Bouris to talk about his healthy meal delivery business, Fast Fuel Meals. They cover topics from how to grow teams, figuring out logistics, how to conquer fear and negative thoughts, and the defining moment in Chad’s life that completely changed his approach to business.  https://fastfuelmeals.com.au/ @fastfuelaus The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris 1856511097942514...

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Shhh silk - the business of sleep
“Sometimes you have to do something crazy.” Hear how Olivia Carr started her silk sleepwear business by jumping on a plane and hand-delivering products to the Kardashian family, and then figured out the rest later. It’s an amazing story. We talk about manufacturing issues, running a global business, and how to beat your competitors at their own game.  https://www.shhhsilk.com.au/ @shhhsilk The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris 1856511097942514...

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Cranky health - Adam and Belinda Macdougall are shaking up business and personal life
“You have to really love a person to go into business with them.” Adam and Belinda Macdougall join the podcast to talk about growing their business, which includes meal replacement shakes The Man Shake and The Lady Shake, and fitness programs The Man Challenge and The Lady Challenge. We talk about how tough it is starting a business with your partner and having two young kids, as well as the challenges around playing in the health food space, when you’re up against big corporations. Make sure you tune in!  ...

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Drew mitchell - from Wallabies to ESquared Fitness
Former Australian rugby union star Drew Mitchell talks about his new venture, the Australian arm of fitness marketplace ESquared Fitness. It’s an app connecting consumers with gyms and health clubs, to book exercise classes near them. We talk about what Drew’s taken from professional sport into business, and how he approaches taking risks.  @esquaredfitness_aus http://esq2.com.au/  The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris 1856511097942514/ Follow ...

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Facebook, Instagram and more - navigating social media
“It’s really important to tell your brand and company story.” Alexandra Sloane, Facebook’s Australian head of marketing, joins The Mentor to talk about how businesses can use story-telling on social media to find customers, grow their audiences and make more sales. Also joining us is Julie Mathers, founder of Flora & Fauna, Australians largest online store for eco-friendly products. Julie talks about how she grew her business from the ground up by creating communities on Facebook and Instagram, and how she ...

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Bench on - getting employees off the bench
“Your employees are your company's value”. Tim Walmsley joins the podcast to talk about his business Bench On, which allows companies to put their under-utilised employees in short term contracts with other companies when they’re in between projects. It’s an interesting take on the changing workforce, helping keep people in their full-time work and helping businesses with their cash flow.  https://www.benchon.com.au/  The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Ma...

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Nimble activewear - recycling, clothing and empowerment
Turning plastic bottles into fashion - hear how Vera Yan and Katia Santilli have saved a quarter of a million plastic bottles from landfill with their custom fabric, and what it was like building the Nimble Activewear brand from their shared Bondi lounge room. The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris 1856511097942514/ Follow Mark on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbouris/ Find PodcastOne Australia on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pod...

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Making magic with mushrooms: Life Cykel
This week I’m joined by Julian Mitchell, the co-founder of a biotechnology company called Life Cykel, which is trying to change the world with mushrooms. The business started in 2015 and is developing milk products, sweeteners, clothing, supplements and more, all from native Australian mushrooms. To support that business is their “Shroom Room” mushroom growing kits, which allow people to grow mushrooms and sell back to the community. Life Cykel is a fascinating business and Julian is doing some really inter...

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From Biggest Loser to 12WBT and beyond - Michelle Bridges
This week I’m joined by one of Australia’s most recognisable faces of the health and fitness industry - Michelle Bridges. From early days as a teenager running her own fitness classes at school, through to close to a decade as a trainer on The Biggest Loser, Michelle is a business machine. She has her own clothing range in Big W, her own food range Delicious Nutritious at Woolworths, and her very successful online training business, 12WBT - what can’t she do?! We dig deep into Michelle’s motivation behind h...

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Mixing business with politics - Angela Vithoulkas
This week’s episode is a little different - I’m talking with a small business owner who has become a politician: Angela Vithoulkas. Angela and her brother ran the successful VIVO Cafe Group in Sydney for the last 18 years, and has been twice elected as an independent councillor for the City of Sydney. Angela’s also running as an independent in the upcoming by-election in the seat of Wentworth, currently held by Malcolm Turnbull. She’s a very busy woman! We talk about her background in business since a teena...

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Navigating the world of travel - TripaDeal
This week I’m joined by Norm Black, the co-founder and CEO of online travel business, TripaDeal. Norm started the business in 2011 by selling luxury travel villas in Bali, and has now expanded rapidly around the world. He’s now got over 100 staff based out of Byron Bay, and 1000 contractors around the world, and has really had phenomenal growth over the last few years. We talk about how he manages the rapid growth of the business, his future plans, and how TripaDeal has been successful focussing on marketin...

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Making powerpoint Less painful - Presentation Studio
This week I’m joined by Emma Bannister, the founder and CEO of Presentation Studio, a business dedicated to improving pitches, PowerPoints and presentations all around the world. Emma started as a graphic designer, who quickly realised there are so many terrible presentations going around, and wanted to do something about it. 11 years, 2 kids and 32 full-time staff later, Presentation Studio has grown into a multi-million dollar enterprise working with the biggest corporations in Australia and Asia. Tune in...

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Brainstorming, beauty and baths: The Soak Life
This week I’m joined by Yasmin Border, founder of luxury Australian bath salt brand, The Soak Life. Yasmin’s bootstrapped her business for two years and has grown to have her products stocked in 32 retailers around the country. But like many business owners, she’s now at a crossroads about how best to grow The Soak Life, with questions about her product range, manufacturing, staffing and where she needs to turn next. We examine her challenges and talk over her next move - there’s something in this episode f...

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Failure, success and persistence - Business Chicks
Emma Isaacs is the owner and CEO of Australia’s largest professional network for women, Business Chicks. She joins Mark Bouris to talk about how she grew Business Chicks to more than 45,000 members around Australia, running conferences and networking events. Emma moved to the USA in 2016 to try and grow the business there, but describes it as her biggest failure. She’s since pivoted to take a different tack which is launching very soon - and we go deep in looking at how that failure shaped her and helped he...

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The big business of cannabis - Namaste Technologies
This week our episode is a little different. Mark is joined by Sean Dollinger, the founder and CEO of Namaste Technologies in Canada. Namaste is the world’s largest e-commerce platform focussed on selling cannabis products. We talk all about the way that cannabis products are being legalised around the world (although not yet in Australia!) and the emergence of a huge industry where Sean is riding the wave.  @namastetechnologies https://www.namastetechnologies.com/ The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Face...

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Revolutionising pregnancy care - birth beat
This week I’m joined by a real go-getter in the health space - Edwina Sharrock and her online antenatal classes start-up, Birth Beat. Birth Beat is an online platform running antenatal classes for pregnant women and their partners from conception through to after the baby is born, and it’s the only Australian online antenatal course that is recognised with a private health provider number. We talk about why Edwina started Birth Beat, what her future plans are, and how she want to help pregnant women and the...

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Bringing confidence to fitness: NETFIT Netball
This week I’m joined by former elite netballer Sarah Wall and current Giants Netball captain Kimberlee Green to talk about their business, NETFIT Netball. NETFIT started out in 2012 as coaching clinics and netball gym classes, and has grown into a coaching, nutrition and training app that provides year-long health and fitness programs. With more than 1.2 million people playing netball in Australia, I think they’re onto something. We talk about what drives them, their personal backgrounds and their future pl...

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Nostalgia, emotions and a passion for fashion: P.E Nation
This week I’m joined by Pip Edwards, co-founder of activewear brand P.E Nation. After 17 years working in fashion, Pip took the plunge to start her own business in 2016, which is now stocked in over 200 retailers worldwide and has been worn by many famous faces, including the Kardashians. We talk all about clothes and fashion, as well as the emotional challenges of running a business. Pip has so much energy and has really big goals - including competing with the big players Nike and Adidas - so make sure yo...

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Selling property privately - PropertyNow
I’m joined by Andrew Blachut from PropertyNow, a real estate company helping people sell their property privately, charging no commission to real estate agents. Their business is complicated by the big players that control the market - Real Estate and Domain - but they’ve grown to more than 2000 current active listings. We talk about how Andrew should get the word out in the market, who is competition is, and how the entire process works with selling property privately. It’s an interesting conversation abou...

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Business, wellness and pets - Pete Evans
This week I am joined by chef Pete Evans to talk about his new business venture, Healthy Everyday Pets. It’s a pet food company aiming to be the healthiest animal food in the country. We talk about the business - but also a huge range of other topics, including wellness, authenticity and motivation. Pete is a fascinating and sometimes polarising guy - so it was interesting to hear from the man himself about what makes him tick.  https://peteevans.com/ @chefpeteevans The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Fac...

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Growing without grains - no grainer
This week I’m joined by Sally and Jo Godfrey, who are the founders of grain-free bread business called No Grainer. They started the business because of necessity - being diabetic and coeliac - but they have since realised the market for grain-free products is skyrocketing. When I first met them on The Mentor TV show, they were close to shutting down - their fridge was broken, they had no business systems and weren’t making any money. We catch up about how they’re going since being on the show and whether th...

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Winning awards and keeping it simple - Joey Scandizzo
This week we’re joined by Joey Scandizzo, just after he’s announced as the Australian Hairdresser of the Year for an incredible fourth time. We talk about how he got into the game and why he keeps entering awards, how to build a team culture where nobody wants to leave, and how his products range, Eleven Australia, came to be so successful.  @joeyscandizzo http://www.joeyscandizzo.com.au/ The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris 1856511097942514/ ...

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Pushing the hair boundaries - Edwards and Co
This week I’m joined by Jaye Edwards, founder of hair salon group Edwards and Co. He’s only 28 but has 6 salons around Australia, built on innovation by hiring a mix of employees and contractors - and maximising the earning potential for both of them. He’s a gun at social media, using influencers, recruiting and training, and has a really sharp business mind. We talk about everything that’s happened from his humble beginnings as an apprentice and I ask why he’s so bent on improving himself. The Mentor wi...

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From struggling to success - Cronulla Florist
This week I’m joined by Kim from Cronulla Florist - who was featured on the second episode of The Mentor TV show. Kim came to us exhausted from working all the time and not having any energy left for her son and family. After taking on board our advice, she’s now employing staff, her business has never been more profitable, and she’s found a much better work-life balance. We talk about turning things around, asking for help, using social media and the art of up-selling.  https://www.cronullaflorist.com/ ...

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Perfecting pizza - Johnny Di Francesco
This week I’m joined by Johnny Di Francesco, chef and owner of Gradi Group, a hospitality group with restaurant ‘400 Gradi' in Melbourne and soon to be worldwide. Johnny was the first Australian crowned the world’s best pizza maker in 2014 and knows how to get a restaurant right. Johnny was on The Mentor TV show as an expert helping out a struggling pizzeria, so we talk about how to create a good working environment, how to run a family business and why passion used in the right way is so important in busin...

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The Mentor episode 1 revisited - moreton bay realty
This week I’m joined by Stephanie Wimpenny to talk about her experience being on my TV show, The Mentor. Stephanie and her family were in the first episode, formerly known as Ubiquitous Realty - and they had some big problems! But since being on the show they’ve taken all my advice on board and their business is starting to work. We talk about being in a family business, what’s important in real estate, and how Stephanie is working towards her goal of being a successful agent.  https://www.moretonbayre...

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Sorting numbers from nonsense - Quickbooks
This week I’m joined by Bianca Bowron-Cuthill, who is the Head of Customer Success at Intuit QuickBooks. That means she knows a lot about helping business owners get their accounting right, take back their time away from paper invoicing and to really get on top of their numbers. Bianca and her team have been a big help to the businesses on The Mentor TV show too, which shows how so many people aren’t getting this right. We have a great conversation about motivating teams and figuring out what matters to cus...

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Flowers, technology and logistics - building Roses Only
This week I’m joined by one of the expert guests on the TV show, Jack Singleton, who is chairman of Roses Only. I’ve known Jack for 20 years when he took over the Wizard advertising account - and he’s gone on to bigger things with Australia’s largest flower delivery company, Roses Only. We talk about how it’s so much more than a flower company, it’s a technology and logistics company. Listen in to find out how much testing and refining Jack and his team do, and why brand storytelling is so important. @ro...

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The art of the sale - Matt Lancashire
This week I’m joined by the first of the experts I’ve called in to help on The Mentor TV show - Matt Lancashire. Matt is the principal of two Ray White franchises in Queensland, and the leading sales agent for Queensland, recording upwards of $120 million in home sales per year. We talk about the help he gave the Ubiquitous Realty family from the first episode of the TV show (now trading as Moreton Bay Realty) and the tips and tricks that have turned him into one of Australia’s top real estate agents.  S...

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Giving small business a voice - mentored.com.au
This week I’m doing something different - and talking about my new project, Mentored. After doing this podcast for over a year, and with the TV show The Mentor launching on Channel Seven, I felt it was time to build a new marketplace and education platform for small businesses to come together. So, alongside my son Nick Bouris, business partner Nick Fordham and Channel Seven, Mentored was born. This episode of the podcast we talk about why small business needs a voice and a platform, how important and diffi...

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Taking on sharks and Cowboys - the property mentors
This week Mark talks to Luke Harris and Matt Bateman, who run the investment business The Property Mentors. They work with people looking to invest in property make more educated decisions, and to help their clients pool their buying power together in “clubs’. The conversation is about their business model, the ‘sharks and cowboys’ of the property game and making mistakes along the way.  Website: https://www.thepropertymentors.com.au/ Social media: @thepropertymentors The Mentor with Mark Bouris on...

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Changing youth social enterprise - PCYC
This week I’m joined by a mate of mine, Adam Thompson, who is the club manager at PCYC Woolloomooloo. They’re a charity close to my heart - I’m the patron - and Adam has done a great job changing some of its practices by applying basic business principles. We talk about how to change charity organisation culture, why people will pay for great quality services, and how to run the business side well enough to not be so dependent on donations. Make sure you tune in.  Website: https://www.pcycnsw.org.au/city...

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Smarter solar power - Redback technologies
This week I’m joined by Phil Livingston, the founder of Redback Technologies, a solar power company specialising in panels and batteries for homes and businesses. We talk about the rapidly changing renewable energy market, how to stay ahead of the curve with Tesla on your tail, and the benefits of using the sun to power your life. Make sure you tune in!  Website: https://redbacktech.com/ Facebook: @redbacktechnologies The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with...

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Making over mobile beauty - glamazon
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, I’m joined by Lauren Silvers and Lisa Maree, the founders of Glamazon. It’s a mobile beauty services marketplace, connecting consumers with stylists in their area who come to their home, office or hotel room - with payments all managed within the app. They’ve grown hugely over the past two years and now have 30,000 customers around Australia, and raised $1.2m for future growth plans. We talk about starting out, finding their customer base, and how they’re finding st...

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Messaging, moments and TV madness - Black and Farrelly
Legendary TV producer Marion Farrelly joins Mark on The Mentor this week, to talk about pitching, messaging and her life producing ratings juggernauts like Big Brother, Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing With The Stars and Q&A. We discuss her new training business, Black & Farrelly, which works with corporate clients to help them nail their elevator pitch and overall brand messaging to get people’s attention and keep it, and in turn bring customer loyalty and profits.   Black and Farrelly: https://blackandfar...

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Dancing around business - stratosphere performing arts
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, my guest is Kate Gibbs, the owner and principal of Stratosphere Performing Arts, a dancing studio in Sydneys north-west. We figure out what Kate's really in the business of doing - and how her story is similar to many small businesses owners in Australia. We look at fee structures, keeping professional distance from clients, and how systems and processes can make a huge difference....

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Decrypting cryptocurrency - havven
This week we talk about one of the hottest topics around - cryptocurrency. Kain Warwick is the founder of a new Australian cryptocurrency called Havven, which is currently selling tokens and holding its official ICO in March. In the episode, Kain explains in simple terms what cryptocurrency and blockchain are and how the system works. We also talk about how he's creating a 'stable coin' that's less volatile in the market compared to other cryptocurrencies, and how he stays ahead of the curve. Website: h...

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The ccience of freedom - shark shield
This week Mark is joined by Lindsay Lyon, the owner and CEO of Shark Shield - the only scientifically proven and independently tested electronic shark repellent. We talk about technology innovation, patents, business growth and going public - and the impacts their technology might have over the next decade. He's a fascinating guy with a great business, so make sure you tune in. Website: https://sharkshield.com/ Social: @shark_shield The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/T...

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Shaking up the drinks game: SweetandChilli
This week my guest is Cam Northway, founder of drinks agency Sweet&Chilli. From humble beginnings designing cocktail menus for bars in 2006, they now have offices in Australia, USA and UK and hundreds of staff. Cam's business specialises in consultancy for bar and restaurant design, bar staff training, and events design and management- capitalising on the enormous nightlife culture worldwide. We talk about pitching your services to big beverage conglomerates, how to keep high-quality staff, and what's next ...

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Putting business sense into charity - seven women
This episode is a bit different for The Mentor, talking with the founder of not-for-profit organisation Seven Women, Stephanie Woollard. Mark and Steph talk about the challenges that face every entrepreneur in running a business - growing sustainably, managing burnout, overcoming obstacles, and finding funding - and how it's important for all charities to think like corporate businesses in running well. It's a great conversation with takeaways for anyone running - or thinking about - running a business or n...

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Kids and money atters - spriggy
In our first podcast for 2018, Mark talks with Mario and Alex from Spriggy, a digital pocket-money tool for children. With Spriggy, parents put money onto a card for their kids who can save and spend money and set financial goals - while parents can track and monitor everything from the app. We talk about teaching financial literacy, the Spriggy business model, and how to influence behaviour with digital tools. Find out more on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @Spriggyofficial Airtree Ventures - https:...

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Food for thought - Gary Mehigan
Mark is joined by a special guest: celebrity chef, restauranteur and fellow PodcastOne host, Gary Mehigan. They talk about Gary's rise from working as an apprentice chef to working in Michelin-hatted restaurants, and then the journey of owning and running restaurants and cafes. Gary opens up about how hard it is to build a brand, working as a media personality, and figuring out the numbers game while running a kitchen. Listen to Gary's podcast, A Plate To Call Home: https://www.podcastone.com.au/A-Plate-...

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Markets, meetings and community - Cambridge markets
Mark speaks to Madelienne Anderson and Rebecca Fox, the founders of a markets business in Sydney's eastern suburbs - Cambridge Markets. They're being counter-intuitive to everyone obsessed with online retail (Amazon, anyone?) and building a thriving physical marketplace for thousands of customers, with local business vendors selling premium quality goods. We talk about shopping habits, building communities and how to scale a business thats dependent on the weather. Find out more on Instagram and Facebook...

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Upending agency models - digilante
Mark takes a look at digital and creative agencies - with one man who has both worked for them and started his own. Kiel Van Daal is the co-founder of Digilante, an agency with a streamlined, agile approach to delivering rebrands and digital creative. They talk about the traditional agency model, the continuous challenge of innovation, and how Kiel works hard to avoid turning into the type of agency he's trying to avoid as Digilante grows. Find out more: http://digilante.com.au/ The Mentor with Mark ...

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Small business digital taskforce - Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison
Mark has a very special guest this week - the Australian Treasurer, the Hon. Scott Morrison MP. He and Mark talk about the government's Small Business Digital Taskforce that Mark will be chairing, looking at all the digital tools available to small business owners to improve their productivity, efficiency and work/life balance. More importantly though, the taskforce will be examining all the barriers keeping small businesses away from using these digital tools. Mark also has an open chat with the Treasurer ...

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Collaboration is king - collabosaurus
This week Mark talks partnerships and cross promotion - in the interests of collaboration for business. His guest is Jess Ruhfus, the founder of Collabosaurus, which is a match-making platform for big brands and small businesses. The site connects businesses with similar goals and audiences, taking lots of time and hard work out of the partnership process. They speak about how she built the tech, about growing and evolving your business idea, and how it is always a hard slog to build something that works. ...

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Regulations and red tape - Verde Restaurant and Bar
Things get a bit fiery this week - talking about the challenges facing the restaurant industry with all its rules and regulations. Our guest is Antonio Ruggerino, owner and chef at Verde Restaurant + Bar in Sydney. Antonio tells Mark how council and government make running a restaurant hard business, as well as the challenges of finding staff who excel in hospitality. They talk about innovation, nightlife habits, food delivery services and more. Find out more: https://verderestaurant.com.au/ Find The...

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Bridging the digital skills gap: Academy Xi
Mark talks to Ben Wong and Charbel Zeaiter, the founders of digital education company Academy Xi. They specialise in courses in areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality, user experience design and growth marketing and recently closed a $2.25 million investment round. These two are really committed to teaching critical digital skills to a new wave of the workforce. We discuss raising capital, figuring out your brand position and how to remain agile in the fast-moving tech innovation space. Find o...

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Footy, beer and business - bloke in a bar
Mark speaks to Denan Kemp - a former NRL player who has launched a beer company, designed to be the perfect companion for watching the footy at the pub or on the couch. He is also the host of his own sports interview show on Facebook, called 'The Locker Room'. We discuss the challenges of starting a business with your partner, how to grow a business while minimising risk, and how important brand identity is when starting a beer business. Find out more: http://www.blokeinabar.com/ Find The Mentor with...

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Getting pitch perfect - 60 seconds
Mark speaks with a man in the business of coaching. Marcus West has been a presentation coach for 20 years and recently started an online platform to help salespeople with their training process. Users can rehearse their pitches and presentations, get feedback from a coach or their manager, and share with other users in their workplace. It's a great conversation about the theatre and art of selling and how to create the perfect pitch. Find out more: http://60seconds.com/ Find The Mentor with Mark B...

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Looking after man's best friend - VetChat
All pet owners have experienced the problem where it's hard to get out-of-hours medical advice from a vet for peace of mind. This weeks guest is solving that problem. VetChat connects people with vets for video consultations and text chats to help give on-call medical advice. We talk about the business model, getting vets on board and the future plans. Find out more: https://www.vetchat.com.au/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris-18565110...

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The dairy-free dream - Over The Moo
Mark talks to Alex Houseman, the founder of Over The Moo, a dairy-free ice cream company born out of necessity - Alex is lactose intolerant. Over The Moo is now in Woolworths, IGA and Foodworks around Australia and looking to expand internationally. Mark and Alex talk about business models, creating exotic flavours and when is the right time to look for investors. Find out more: http://overthemoo.com.au/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bour...

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From swim to skin - Michael Klim's MILK and Co
Mark sits down with former Olympic swimming champion Michael Klim about his skincare business, MILK & Co. Michael's company has been around for almost a decade, with his skincare range in 3000 stores domestically. Mark and Klimmy talk about starting a brand from scratch, expanding into Asia and why work-life balance is so important when running a global business. Find out more: http://www.milkandco.com.au/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bou...

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Riding into success - the rolling fix
Mark talks to Cameron Harrison and John Treloar, who went from running a mobile bicycle repair van to providing bike service options for businesses and buildings all around Sydney. They're also involved in selling electric bikes, encouraging more people to be active without having to break a sweat with a motor-assisted ride. They discuss the future of the business with more people riding bikes, and what's coming up next. Find out more: https://www.therollingfix.com/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris o...

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Putting data into fitness - sport heroes group
Mark talks to Sam Canavan from Sport Heroes. They're an app that links to your fitness tracker and offers you rewards, discounts from brands, exclusive offers and prizes, just for exercising - effectively frequent flyer points for your activity. They talk about hacking into Nike, tracking data and the huge opportunities ahead for the business. Find out more: https://www.sportheroesgroup.com/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-Bouris-185651109794...

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Secret pet business - raw and fresh pet food
This week, Mark focuses on a business that serves man's best friend - their pets. Adam, Scott and Holly are the founders of Raw and Fresh Pet Food, which has grown from working in a shipping container in the back yard to producing and delivering two tonnes of made-to-order fresh pet food each week. They've done it all themselves and are now ready to franchise and scale up. Find out more: https://eastcoastdogs.com.au/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-wi...

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Turning tech failure to success - hatching lab
Mark talks with Christie Whitehill, who made her first move into the tech world with a dating app that was blown out of the water by Tinder. Since then she's launched Hatching Lab, an innovation partner and software developer for large corporates and startups; and a program called Tech Ready Women supporting other women turn their tech ideas into reality. http://hatchinglab.com/ http://techreadyprogram.com/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor-with-Mark-...

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Leading human transformation - wimp 2 warrior
Mark speaks to Nick Langton, the co-founder of Wimp 2 Warrior, a 22-week mixed martial arts program in gyms worldwide, training amateurs to be ready for their first fight. It is backed by some of MMA's biggest names including John Kavanagh and Conor McGregor - and has ambitious growth plans. Nick talks about going global, the challenges of raising capital and why anyone who does the program deserves to be called a warrior. http://wimp2warrior.com/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https:...

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Inventing activewear - Lorna Jane Clarkson
This week Mark sits down with woman credited with coining the term "activewear", Lorna Jane Clarkson - the founder of the hugely successful Lorna Jane fashion label. Lorna Jane talks about her humble beginnings in a gym 29 years ago, the biggest challenges in her career, tall poppy syndrome, and why budding entrepreneurs should just go for it. Lorna Jane Clarkson's new book is 'Love You'. https://www.lornajane.com.au/ Find The Mentor with Mark Bouris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Mentor...

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Keeping workplaces healthy - the fruit box group
This week Mark speaks to Martin Halphen, who took his business The Fruit Box Group from delivering fresh fruit to 300 households in Melbourne to more than 30,000 deliveries each week around Australia. Hear how he did it and what he plans to do next. Find our more: https://www.thefruitbox.com.au/...

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Taking on DIY giants - monsta
This week Mark speaks to Phil Scardigno, the founder of online DIY retailer Monsta. Monsta is cutting out the middle man selling paint and other DIY products directly to consumers, and using technology to provide easy support and advice. The conversation isn't just about taking on the big boys, it's about manufacturing in Australia, marketing, social media, engaging with customers and how to grow your team....

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Generating health and generating leads - be broth and Jack Media
First up this week on The Mentor is Melissa Morphet - whose wellness product Be Broth, an Aussie-first ready to drink bone broth - is now selling in Woolworths. Then Mark speaks to James Kitchener who runs Jack Media, a lead generation and sales agency living the dream based out of Byron Bay. Be Broth: https://bebroth.com.au/ Jack Media: https://www.jackmedia.com/...

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Alex McKinnon - a new business life after football
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, this a special episode with former NRL player Alex McKinnon. After a life-changing injury ended his footy career in 2014, Alex has since quit his role in recruitment at the Newcastle Knights to start a new career in business. Mark sat down with Alex and his fiancée Teigan to talk through all the things he needs to work on when it comes to speaking, team building and working with corporates. Alex is very driven in growing the next stage of his life....

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Men's grooming - Wil Valor and Patricks
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, our first guest is Mark Ferguson - a basketball player turned tailor - running Wil Valor, a bespoke menswear business. Mark then speaks to Patrick Kidd, the head of men's hair and skincare range Patricks, which sells in luxury department stores all around the world. Two very interesting guys taking on the higher end of the men's grooming business....

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Growing fast vs just getting started - Koala Mattress and double tap agency
Mark speaks to two businesses in very different growth phases. First up: Dany Milham and Mitch Taylor, the founders of Koala Mattress about their incredible growth since launching in 2015. Mark is then joined by the delightful Sammi Hardwick, founder of Double Tap Agency, a new social media and digital marketing agency just getting off the ground....

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Business partnerships - adore beauty and lingmo
Mark goes into the nuts and bolts of business partnerships. First up is Kate Morris, founder of online retailer Adore Beauty, which partnered with Woolworths for two years before buying back their share. Then Mark speaks to Danny May, whose real-time translation earpiece and app Lingmo has recently partnered with IBM....

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Bikinis and carparks - Frankie swimwear and parallel parking
Mark speaks to Rebecca Klodinsky, the founder of Frankie Swimwear about her growth into a global business from zero background in fashion. Mark also talks about patience in business with Jack Perkins and Alex Peck from Parallel Parking, an app allowing people to lease their garages and driveways to people needing a car spot....

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Outsourcing - hire a hubby and virtual angel hub
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, the founders of two different out-sourcing businesses are on the show. Brendan Green from Hire A Hubby talks about the rise of the handyman over the last 20 years, and we talk virtual assistants and business strategies with Barbara Turley from Virtual Angel Hub....

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Services - The Comms Department and SixtyFour Films
This week Mark speaks to two successful services businesses. Bec Brown from The Comms Department gives us some great insights about PR, managing communications and Donald Trump; and Ezra Auperle from SixtyFour Films talks us through the changing video production industry....

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Drinks - Hawke's Brewing Co and Nexba
In the first episode of The Mentor, Mark Bouris talks to Nathan Lennon and Dave Gibson from Hawkes Brewing Co about launching a beer company with Bob Hawke, and Troy Douglas, one of the founders of Nexba natural, sugar-free drinks....

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Luke Mangan
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, It was a great pleasure to have chef and businessman Luke Mangan in the studio today! We talked about Lukes journey from being an apprentice chef to owning 21 restaurants with more than 700 staff including his new fast food venture, Chicken Confidential. Lukes got an incredible story about sticking it out and finding success in a tough industry, so make sure you tune in....

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Libby Gardner and Luke Beeton
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, I had the pleasure of meeting two young business owners from very different fields. First up is a great chat with Libby Gardner, who runs The Platter Project, about the importance of growing at your own pace. Then I speak to Luke Beeton from Sailor Studio design agency about all the things that keep a business owner up at night and why we start our businesses in the first place. Make sure you tune in!...

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Janeece Keller and Gabriel Sarajinsky
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, Im talking all things travel! Our first guest is Janeece Keller, founder of Bound Round, a family travel app and website seeing destinations through the eyes of kids. And secondly, Gabriel Sarajinsky, founder of HomeHost, Australias first property management business for Airbnb. Great conversation about two exciting and growing businesses, make sure you tune in....

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Pete Neill and Selena Mazuran
This week on The Mentor with Mark Bouris, we talk to two businesses at opposite ends of the education spectrum. First up is Pete Neill from Code Camp, which runs workshops teaching primary school kids how to make their own iPhone apps. And second is Selena Mazuran, founder of FBI Fashion College teaching the ins and outs of the fashion business. Make sure you tune in!...

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Chris Matthews and Kieran Harrison
This week we're going natural! First up host Mark Bouris talks to Chris Matthews and Kieran Harrison from Little Urchin, a natural sunscreen which was launched in 2016, and then we chat with Irene Falcone who founded natural skincare and beauty product store Nourished Life in 2012. Some really great insights from two excellent growing businesses make sure you tune in....

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Kate Kendall and Ben Lucas
host Mark Bouris presents an outstanding episode today, breaking down the challenges and opportunities in different parts of the fitness industry. We meet Kate Kendall and Ben Lucas from Flow Athletic and spoke about their business model and how they balance each others strengths and weaknesses. And we talk to Troy Henson from SES Taekwondo about expanding his passion into a viable full-time business. Make sure you tune in!...

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Stephen Jackson and Mel Moloney
Things get a bit fiery in the studio this week which I love! It was great to chat to Stephen Jackson from Jackson Rowe Real Estate about training staff and when to step back from the business. Host Mark Bouris also talks with property stylist Mel Moloney about when and how to expand her business. Available on iTunes and our show website make sure you listen!...

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Khaisser Khater and David Malcom
Host Mark Bouris has a great show today with two fantastic guests! Two dudes who are really shaking up the food industry. Khaisser Khater, co-owner of Dessert Boxes joins us to talk about his delicious & decadent desert boxes and his war on boring gifts. We also get the answer to the Monday to Friday grind of what to eat and how to prepare it, with David Malcom and his business Marley Spoon. Hope you guys can tune in!...

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2017 Preview
TMBS is back for 2017, asking the hard hitting questions of the Australian business sector. Tune in guys, were in a new studio and have announced some exciting plans for the rest of the year....

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Kumar Manix and Marnie Flanagan
On this episode, host Mark Bouris chats to Kumar Manix and Marnie Flanagan who couldnt be in more different businesses, Kumar (The Space Ship) the world of video games, and Marnie (Naturally Wild Produce) selling exotic meats like crocodile and other tasty treats. Was a great pleasure having these two operators on the show and listening to their insights on two massive but often overlooked industries....

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Anthony Millet
If youre keen to finally get into the Aussie property market, then this episodes for you! Anthony Millet and his company Brick X are changing the game, so that every Aussie can achieve the dream and own a slice of the Australian property market. Hope you all enjoy! - Mark Bouris...

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Kapuddle and Amanda Rose
This week host Mark Bouris has on the show two of our well deserving guests that didnt squeeze into the end of last year. All three of them are challenging the status quo to be bigger and better! Nick & Shane from Kapuddle are re-defining the car-sharing space with a truly authentic carpooling option and Amanda Rose is representing the women around Australia, especially in Western Sydney on a whole new level. Enjoy!...

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Lochie Graham and Jerry Lewis
Theres no age limit to joining The Mark Bouris Show! Lochie Graham is a 13-year-old boy with an old soul and a big heart! He joined us on the show to talk about the charity he set up with Jerry Lewis, Jerrys Kids. Its all about humour therapy, where they bring laughter to sick kids. Such a great cause, make sure you check him out!...

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Jason Loft Tim Jones
Two great examples of everyday ingenuity at work on the MB Show today. Host Mark Bouris chats to Jason Loft from Pedals Espresso and Tim Jones from Travelshoot are now reaping the rewards of simple and well executed business models. Humble but clever, and certainly testament to the fact that you dont need to be a rocket scientist to make a buck!...

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Adam Macdougall, Tom Carroll, Richard De Crespigny and Guillaume Brahimi
With so many great guests this year, we thought it was about time for another best of episode. An interesting collection for our 58th episode; a footballer (Adam MacDougall), a surfer (Tom Carroll), a pilot (Richard de Crespigny) and a chef (Guillaume Brahimi). Hope you guys enjoy it!...

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Mark Cronje and Christopher McCorry
They eat, sleep and work together and they're not even married! Mark Cronje and Christopher McCorry jumped off a ledge 6 months ago to start http://spcagent.io/ and are living proof that if you want something bad enough youll find a way to make it happen, even if youre not an expert! We really explored the back yourself mentality today hope you enjoy the chat!...

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The ladies lounge
Reverse podcast and an interesting perspective change today. The lovely ladies from The Ladies Lounge join host Mark Bouris in the X Studio to talk about podcasting, business, family and generally what makes him tick. Enjoy!...

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Anna Porter and Fiona Nadaya
Aussies love property as an asset class, but with popularity comes price pressure, making it a tough market to get into! Today on TMBS, host Mark Bouris has invited experts Anna Porter and Fiona Nadaya to share their insights on owning your first home or investment property much sooner than you think. P.S. Mark will be hosting his Prosperity through Property seminars over the coming weeks too, so if youd like to know more grab a couple tickets here: https://campaigns.ybr.com.au/markbouris/index.cfm....

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Emotional resilience
Apologies everyone, we forgot to post this episode a couple weeks back. Plenty of good stuff though on emotional resilience, pivoting and the skill of moving forward. FYI, RBA information may be a little dated. Enjoy!...

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Tom Carroll
The parallels between sport and business produce great lessons for both sides of the fence. World surfing champion, big wave rider, entrepreneur and all round legend, Tom Carroll joins host Mark Bouris this week to share his insights on fighting fear and controlling emotion in high pressure situations. If nothing else, Toms story is a seriously good yarn enjoy!...

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Daniel Borg and Alison Michalk
Couldnt find the light switch this morning, but podcasting in the dark wasnt that bad! Great line up today; the George boys from Autonado, Daniel Borg (Psyborg), Alison Michalk from Quiip and Valiant Finance (a TMBS workspace fintech) all joing host Mark Bouris! Enjoy!...

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Dave Liston and Danny Burrito
A couple of young blokes having a crack thats what its all about! Host Mark Bouris chats to Dave Liston from OURGO.co is helping young Aussies take back their economic futures and building a nice little business in the process. James Jordan (aka Danny Burrito), is also back on the show to talk about refocusing on the commercial kitchen sharing market. Its a killer model and hes looking for funding, check him out http://www.sproutkitchens.com/....

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Seema Kumar, Dave Thompson and Sonia McDonald
Host Mark Bouris chats to Vice President of Innovation, Global Health and Policy Communication, Seema Kumar joins TMBS to discuss the global innovation ecosystem. Also, check out pitch videos from Kaylas Dave Thompson and Sonia McDonald from LeadershipHQ. Enjoy!...

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James Kennedy and Tyson Koh
Building brands can be tough, but dont worry TMBS has got you covered. James Kennedy has worked with some of the biggest brands on the planet; Rolex, IWC and Bang & Olufsen to name a few and has returned to TMBS to share some of his insights. Tyson Koh also joins host Mark Bouris to share the real impact Sydney lockout laws are having on small business, the tourism industry and the Sydney way of life....

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Ned Moorfield
Host Mark Bouris presents a David and Goliath story this week! Ned Moorfield, the CEO and co-founder of ridesharing service, GoCatch tells TMBS how to compete with an 800 pound gorilla (Uber in Neds case). MB also probes Ned for his insights on marketplace models, creating a point of difference and raising millions in funding from all tiers of investors to fund the growth of his business....

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Gen George, Jane Lu and Georgia Woodyard
Host Mark Bouris presents two Georges and one estrogen packed show this week! Gen George, Jane Lu and Georgia Woodyard join to talk about women in business and a woman in business (the café business that is). If you're a woman in business and not already a member, check out Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine and if youre in need of a great coffee or feed, head to Scouts Honour in Redfern or Morris in Paddington....

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David Vitek
Marketplace models can attract big valuations, but still need careful thought before jumping in. Host Mark Bouris chats to David Vitek, co-founder and CEO of Hipages, knows all too well the challenges of being an intermediary and shares insights on how to build value for both your customers and investors....

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Dave Reilly, Mike Beircuck, Tiffany Murray and Taryn Williams
In this episode of The Mentor with host Mark Bouris - Quantum physics is pretty straight forward when Dave Reilly and Mike Beircuck explain it. Well sort of. Some seriously cool real world applications and a glimpse of the future. Also, another couple of great start-ups Tiffany Murray from Dressed for Sale and Taryn Williams from www.theright.fit pitch it up!...

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Guillaume Brahimi
Want some insights on the restaurant industry? We've got you covered, host Mark Bouris chats to master chef, mogul, TV star, author and all round legend, Guillaume Brahimi, who stops by this week to share his tips for first timers and what it takes to rise to the top....

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Lisa McGuigan and Trent Innes
Dont think, drink! Host Mark Bouris talks to wild child Lisa McGuigan joins the panel to discuss all things vino how to bottle it, how to sell it and of course how to drink it! We then cut over to the new Managing Director of Xero ,Trent Innes to discuss the businesss meteoric rise and their value proposition to Aussie SMEs (you guys!). Trust us when we say that accounting aint boring where Xeros involved, especially when your business money is on the line!...

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Episode 41 - Fan's Show
Damn weve got some cool fans, beer brewers, legal eagles and bungey pumpers, to name a few. Host Mark Bouris presents the first ever dedicated fans show today, was seriously interesting, listening to what you guys are into direct from you keep up the good work team!...

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Matt Drummond and Trevor Powell
Lookin good aint easy GQ Australias Editor, Matt Drummond weighs in on the Australian news psyche and shares plans for GQs push into the business sector. Winner of the Morton Bay Innovation Awards, Trevor Powell also joins host Mark Bouris to discuss solar energy and his exciting new invention....

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James Kennedy and Sally Obermeder
Host Mark Bouris chats living large to lean and everything in between. Acorns Australia chief Tony Fay, LK Boutiques James Kennedy and TV personality and founder of SWIISH.com, Sally Obermeder join TMBS for an extended podcast this week to discuss micro-investing, the luxury items trade and how to live large on a budget....

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Johnson and Johnson
Going in deep this week with global technology giant Johnson & Johnson. Kris Sterkens, Bruce Goodwin and Christoph Glaetzer chat to host Mark Bouris & Nick about the state of play in healthcare innovation both domestically and abroad. We wont do it every week, but every now and then TMBS likes to flex its intellectual muscles this ones for the thinkers folks ; )...

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Luke Anderson
It started with Bitcoin, now even the big banks are adopting block chain technology. Luke Anderson joins host Mark Bouris and the panel to simply break down what it is and the possible impact on our future....

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Nick Fordham
Value is subjective, listen to host Mark Bouris and Nick Fordham this week discuss best negotiation principles to help you maximize your value to others....

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Sophie Monk, John Winning and Gen George
Keep looking forward and never stand still! Sophie Monk talks reinvention with host Mark Bouris, plus John Winning and Gen George back in the studio to talk about contemporary business practices and setting yourself up properly for a productive 2016....

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Michael Fraser
Host Mark Bouris presents part two of last weeks marathon podcast, talking to the peoples champion Michael Fraser about his string of heavyweight corporate rumbles interesting stuff and a real David and Goliath story.. Hope you can check it out!...

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Archer Hamilton and Charlie Single
Host Mark Bouris chats to Three Rivers Archer Hamilton and Charlie Single, better known as the publishers of The Betoota Advocate join us on the show to provide not only their industry insights but more importantly a laugh! Just a reminder this weeks episode is in two parts well be chatting to the consumers champion Michael Fraser during next weeks show. Enjoy....

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Wyatt Roy and Chris Hourigan
This weeks podcast was worth the wait guys! Wyatt Roy, Mark Bouris and Chris Hourigan deep dive into the big issues facing Aussie innovation. No bullshit just the answers from Malcolms proxy for innovation and Jansens (J&J) Aussie chief of innovation definitely wasnt question time in Canberra folks. A special thank you to our guests Wyatt and Chris, both top blokes and clearly the right guys for their respective jobs....

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Johnson and Johnson Group
Episode 31 of The Mark Bouris Show sees Mark speaking with some real heavy hitters including Joe Hockey as well as Diego Moralles, Chris Hourigan and Gavin Fox-Smith from Johnson & Johnson group....

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Adam MacDougall
Adam MacDougall joins host Mark Bouris to talk about his Manshake businesses (www.themanshake.com.au), and how Adam transitioned from playing professional sport at the highest level to running a successful business....

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Sarah Jane Clarke and Roxy Jacenko
Host Mark Bouris is joined by special guests Sarah Jane Clarke and Roxy Jacenko to talk about the launch of Uberpitch and Nick takes us through the latest questions sent in from listeners. To see the latest pitches or to send your own, head to markbouris.com.au....

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Genevieve George and More Chillis Productions
Host Mark Bouris takes you through the latest news from the RBA, Genevieve George from Oneshift Jobs talks about getting started in business and building a successful company (au.oneshiftjobs.com/). Tom and Sebastian from More Chillis Productions/ Streets of Sydney are on the show to explain how they funded their business from a Pokie win and how a bunch of housemates now run a film production company....

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Ange Postecoglou
Head Coach of the Socceroos Ange Postecoglou talks leadership with host Mark Bouris this week. Nick Bouris takes us through the latest start up businesses to pitch their ideas (Raw Mix & Urban Lifesavers). The taxi industry protests against ride sharing service Uber X. Two of Australias biggest super funds have directed $200M to Venture capital fund Blackbird ventures to invest in Australian technology startups....

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RBA Decision, Incubators for Startups
Host Mark Bouris unpacks the latest RBA interest rate decision and predicts when the next rate move will be. Mark and Nick Bouris weigh up the pros and cons of incubators for Startups....

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Eagle's Nest
Host Mark Bouris reviews your latest pitches for Eagles Nest. Listen to his views about whether working long hours is productive. Mark also reacts to claims we should ignore some feedback....

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Todd Sampson
Tune is as host Mark Bouris invites advertising guru and adventurer Todd Sampson to recount his fascinating journey, retraining his brain. Hear Todd how embraces his fear to overcome incredible physical feats and how this can be applied in business. Also on the show, an insight into how social media is being used to advertise....

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Parking Meter Costs
A huge show for you, hear host Mark Bouris scathing attack on local councils over parking meter costs. He calls for the $1 an hour revolution!...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
Tune in for Marks advice to entrepreneurs about how to balance passion with preparedness. What about those days you struggle to get motivated? Even Mark has them. Hear his advice about how to get on with the job. Mark shares his view on the decision by the big 4 banks to increase interest rates for investors....

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Kate Dillon
host Mark Bouris invited Kate Dillon from She Lion handbags pitch for Eagles Nest. Tune in for his advice on breaking into this competitive market. Does creativity really lead to innovation? Plus more of your questions answered by Mark....

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Roger Sciberras, Gallantoro, Alex Brownbill & Maria Simonelli
After reviewing this weeks most important economic data, host Mark Bouris gave his insight into the Greece crisis and its implications for us in Australia. Tune in to hear his solution. Hear his advice as he reviews the latest video pitches, for the Eagles Nest program....

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Richard De Crespigny
On Marks latest podcast, he has an in depth interview with Pilot Captain Richard De Crespigny. Captain De Crespigny saved the lives of 469 people, safely landing a Qantas A380, after an engine exploded four minutes after take-off. The Captain shares his insights into crisis management, leadership, neuroscience and how robots will impact employment in the next 20 years....

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Ed Cowan and Salome Borg
Mark launched Eagles Nest, his own exciting program to encourage and support start ups and entrepreneurs. The first two guests Ed Cowan of Tripod Coffee and Salome Borg from Boom Payband, met Mark in the studio, pitched their brands and received invaluable advice. Mark gives you his take on the financial crisis in Greece and whether it will impact Australia. Mark answers more questions about time management and gives his opinion about setting goals....

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Apolon Ivankovic, Salome Borg, Maria Demasi & Chantal Hryniewski
An exciting announcement on the show this week for episode 12. Mark is launching Eagles Nest, a program to support and encourage entrepreneurs, offering a cash prize and technology packs. Tune in to find out if your video pitch was one of those reviewed. Also Marks tips on what to look for in a mentor and one his most influential films. Here are the top pitches we review this week: Apolon Ivankovic Torq software Salome Borg- Boom Payband Maria Demasi Childrens author Chantal Hryniewski, Magnus Coll...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
From the global economy to what makes a great leader, in episode 10 Mark offers his insight into business and entrepreneurship....

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The Mentor - RBA
Episode 9 already and Mark Bouris is giving his thoughts on the reasons behind the RBAs decision not to change interest rates as a result of lower commodity prices and improved household spending. How do these decisions impact the Australian public and what should you be considering when thinking about your next investment?...

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The Mentor with guest Bruce Billson - pt 1
Weve reached episode 8 of our podcast already and its thanks to your fantastic support so please keep on listening and subscribing. In this weeks episode we recap on our interview with Bruce Billson as well as reviewing a number of video pitches which Mark has received via YouTube. Here are the 5 pitches we review this week: 1. Book Launch for Keynote Speaking 2. Online Teaching Program 3. Hand Moisturiser for Men 4. 3D SLIDA Puzzle 5. Animal Awareness System Find out which pitches Mark...

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The Mentor with guest Bruce Billson - pt 1
In our biggest podcast yet Mark interviews Bruce Billson to get the answers Australian business owners are looking for from the government budget. Episode 7 explores the key issues affecting small business in Australia and we can unique access to ask the hard questions which nobody else will. This is a big step for the podcast as we begin disrupting the decision makers at government level and youll be surprised with the receptive nature of Bruce and also hopefully inspired by some of the topics to come o...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
Get a genuine take on the budget from Mark Bouris in episode 6 of his new podcast. What does this budget mean for your small business? Does this budget benefit small business? How can you leverage any kind of benefit to further your business? We explore the questions Australias engine room is asking this morning. Mark then asks in return to let him know this one thing What would it take to encourage you to go ahead and setup your small business today? Mark is reaching out to small business owners and ent...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
What a reception Ep 4 received. Listen to Episode 5 now for Marks message to The Shark Tank and SMEs in general. We will touch upon the reduction in interest rates to a record low and what this means for you and your family and also get Marks take on Joe Hockeys message to Australians. Listen as Mark puts forward his opinion on supermarkets vs. local shops and also give his definition of small business. Mark is reaching out to small business owners and entrepreneurs and offering you the platform to recei...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
Episode 4 from the Mark Bouris Podcast give a refreshing and inspiring rhetoric for small business owners in Australia. Listen to Mark pledge his support and mentoring to willing SMEs and also his stinging take on The Shark Tanks approach towards entrepreneurs. Also with this weekends boxing classic between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao coming up listen to Mark talk boxing metaphors and in particular reference his favourite Manchester light welterweight. You get the chance each week to send your...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
Listen here to Episode 3 of the new Mark Bouris podcast which provides insight and advice to the Australian public on the financial topics most affecting you. Mark gives an update on his 5 most important factors you need to keep up to date with to aid your decision making over the coming months: Commodity Prices, Australian Growth, Inflation, Unemployment, Economic Outlook Mark also educates us this week on borrowing criteria and how lenders such as Yellow Brick Road will crunch your numbers. He also ...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
Catch up with Mark in Episode 2 as we cover the topics most relevant to you the Australian public and to Australian business. Mark gives his 5 most important factors you need to keep up to date with to aid your decision making over the coming months: Commodity Prices, Australian Growth, Inflation, Unemployment, Economic Outlook Listen for Marks honest assessment of the 5 points above as well as a throwback to Wizard Home Loans and his opinion on the importance of hard work. You also get the chance eac...

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Mark Bouris - The Mentor
This is the first edition of Mark Bouris new weekly podcast which will bring the Australian public a fresh view on the hot topics and challenges we face with the ever evolving financial climate. Mark will share his view on current news as well as talk business with a wealth of tips and knowledge to pass onto his listeners. In this weeks edition we cover topics from interest rates, tax evasion and economic reform through to the GST and the Aussie dollar. You also get the chance each week to send your ques...

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