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The Mentor with Mark Bouris

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.

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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 you tune in.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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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 business. We talk about Isaac being completely self taught - from design to websites to marketing - and we dive deep into the YKTR marketing funnel, where every piece of content that Isaac and YKTR makes helps them target their audience and make sales. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 11mins

30 May 2019

Rank #2

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

42mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #3

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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.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr 16mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #4

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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 successful heights while still being in high school. He’s a fascinating guy with a huge future - so make sure you tune in.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

23 May 2019

Rank #5

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

55mins

25 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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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.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

45mins

17 May 2018

Rank #7

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

48mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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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 entrepreneurial mindset and what drives him, if it’s not the dollar signs. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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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.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

58mins

4 Apr 2018

Rank #10

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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 her grow.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

1hr

9 Aug 2018

Rank #11

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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 product on the shelves. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #12

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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.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #13

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

50mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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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.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

46mins

1 Jul 2015

Rank #16

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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 game in sport, have prepared him in business.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

53mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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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 customers. Make sure you tune in. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

47mins

10 May 2018

Rank #18

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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 difficult it is to find good mentors, and the journey of how the business came about.  Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

40mins

19 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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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. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. Want to grow your business and stay ahead of the pack? Access Mark Bouris' Masterclasses. Got a question or comment for Mark? Send an email. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

49mins

8 Feb 2018

Rank #20