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Mark Bouris

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Mark Bouris is one of Australia's business leaders, with decades of success and experience in financial services and technology. Mark pioneered securitisation via his Wizard Home Loans business, teaming up with major distribution partners across Europe to provide cheaper mortgages and undercut the banks. In 2004 the mortgage book of Wizard had grown to over $19 billion and the business was subsequently sold to General Electric for over $500 million. Post his departure from Wizard, Mark saw another opportunity within consumer finance. Struggling independents were either being wound up or sold to larger institutions, resulting in far less competition. Armed with his profile and a new holistic wealth model, Mark set up Yellow Brick Road, which is now an ASX listed company with annual revenues of over $165 million. In recent years Mark’s focus has broadened to industries across; technology, biotech, resources and media – holding executive and non-executive positions in each. Mark is passionate about growing small business and innovation in Australia, and is currently chairing the government's Small Business Digital Taskforce pioneering change in the sector.

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How can i maximise my social media reach and automate my processes

I am a finance broker in a pretty saturated market, i have what i consider to be a successful business and have just completed 6 months of great momentum, i am ready to look at increasing my lead generation capability and need advice on how to market my business, capture the leads and automate the way that i keep regular contact with my clients. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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How to Find A Genuine Mentor?

I have worked solo from home for 6 years in my business. With my business education provided about 90% from reading business books. I have repeatedly tried (through government provided mentors and networking groups) to find a successful mentor who has run successful bussiness/s. I have paid upwards of $200p/h for mentors that didn't really help. I find it hard(ok impossible after 6 years) to find a mentor that has my success as their priority, and willing to either help for free or a minimal cost-eg. buy them lunch as we talk business? (maybe 3-4 times a years thats all!) I currently help a couple friends that are starting business and personally I LOVE watching them learn and grow.

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What is the best way to generate leads that will translate into business deals?

I am just starting out as an independent finance broker in an area of western sydney that is currently being developed. What would be the best way to find people who are interested in buying high net investment properties?

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Advice by Mark

Mark Bouris talks exit strategies - how to make one, and why they're necessary

Mark discusses the importance of thinking about your business exit strategy right from the beginning Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

Mark Bouris looks at the family behind Ubiquitous Realty

The leadership dynamic that rules the family roost doesn't necessarily translate into a workable business structure. Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

Mark Bouris: Finding good business partners is vital for success

Mark discusses the role of partners in a business, and how bringing partners into the fold make a business greater than the sum of its parts. Read more.

Mark Bouris | 18 April 2018

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