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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 do I grow my business successfully?

I started up a salon at the age of 18 in Dec 2016, I’m coming up to the end of my 2 year lease in a tiny 25m2 property, which I’ve outgrown. The only suitable premises to move to is 3x the cost, but also over 5x the space. I guess what I’m nervous about is how big of an investment it is, but knowing it’s really the only option. How do I ensure the growth is successful, and won’t send me bankrupt before my 21st birthday? I try to keep up on social media advertising, try to accomodate a variety of clients and services, but how can I make sure I get the clients, and keep them coming back for years to come?

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Hey all, I've been in the digital marketing space for 20+ years now

I've run and sold an 8 figure eCommerce business back in 2014. I now own/run a full-service digital marketing agency that specialises in Adwords, SEO, Content Marketing, Websites and pretty much everything in between. If you have any questions, please feel free to post them up! More than happy to help. Cheers, Paul. ps; Really enjoying the show and a big fan of Marks.

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How do i make my business idea become a reality, when it needs to partner with major retailers to succeed?

How do i get my foot in the door with the big boys in the retail industry? This idea includes all major retail outlets, from Petrol Stations, to Take away food outlets, and even bunnings. The list of potential business partners is endless. My idea also includes charity organisations. Any advice, or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thankyou for your time. Linda Tighe

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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