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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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I need help getting the online part of my business up and running

Hi I would love to be introduced to someone who can help me get my business online; website, social media, Instagram. From the ground up photos, content and build our story

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How do I expand my businesses

I run 2 businesses in Toowoomba, Queensland. I am a Primary School Japanese teacher and I have written 3 Japanese text books, I have implemented them in two of the schools I work at, I would like to implement them Australia wide, and would like some advice on how I would proceed to do this. My second business is an inbound Tour Operator. We have several Japanese schools that through us have a two week experience within an Australian school. We look after the group from airport arrival until airport departure. We organise the itinerary in conjunction with the host school, teach English, organise host family placements and excursions and school integrations. We are hoping to branch out to Sydney and Melbourne in offering student exchange for Japanese and other nationality students. We would like to offer this to other countries and also include intellectually disabled students an exchange experience.

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Young people starting a business

I am a 16 year old and have put together a business plan using all the tips I have taken whilst watching Mr Bourice the apprentice and on the past episodes on the mentor! As a young person I have searched to find grants/funding through the govt but they don’t seem to over any help! Could you direct me on wether there is finding available for young people starting up a business! Any tips on starting up my business would be very much appreciated! I would like to take the right steps to setting up a successful business! Thank you

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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