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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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'If we're not innovating, and we're not trying out something different, then what's the point?' The Daily Aus is Australia's leading social media-first news publisher, and it's quickly becoming the most trusted news publisher amongst young people, and traditional media is taking note. Co-founder Sam sam Koslowski joins Mark Bouris to discuss how th…
 
Not only is Fujitsu paving the way of the future through the technological services and equipment it provides, but also through its commitment to diversity and inclusion, environmental sustainability, and social impacts. These three spheres intersect in the space that Fujitsu has called the Office of Purpose, and today’s guest, Nicole Forrester, si…
 
The rise of mindful drinking has taken hold internationally and now Australia is riding the wave with new products such as hard seltzer –alcoholic sparkling. In the space of less than two years, the category has exploded into the Australian retail landscape. Andy Skora and Will Morgan launched independently-owned, FELLR in 2020 and anticipate 500% …
 
As more people rely on ready-made meals, growing your own food is quickly becoming a dying skill. Sarah Rani picked up a hobby out of necessity after pushing herself to complete burnout from her job in community service. In My Patch went from side hustle to full-time business as her digital community began to grow. It’s a digital platform for begin…
 
David Coleman MP is the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention. Head to health offers multiple ways of searching for digital mental health resources. ##### If you or you or someone you know needs help, please reach out. StandBy — Support After Suicide on 1300 727 247 Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1…
 
The rise of the passive investor has taken off, particularly amongst young millennials and gen-z who recently found it difficult to enter the stock market. At least here in Australia, the surge of younger investors into the market has been driven in part by Spaceship and other new entrants offering low fees. Andrew Moore is the CEO of Spaceship and…
 
Aimee Stanton lives a stark difference from how she once lived as an adolescent to how she approaches her business life as the co-founder of Tiny Stays today. Aimee and her brother Ben Stanton decided to launch a tiny home business to help people get off-grid and take a break from their busy lifestyle and go back to nature for a few days. Tiny Stay…
 
"How do we create an ecosystem that's built on trust but also on value exchange as well?" And Paul Weingarth is an Aussie entrepreneur who is the co-founder and CEO of Slyp –came upon the concept after receiving a 50cm receipt with the purchase of a single item. Paul wants you to ditch the paper receipt for a smart, customer-centric digital receipt…
 
When long-term mates Nik Mirkovic and Alex Tomic decided to launch their own business, they had a fairly solid understanding of consumer behaviour and market trends. Mirkovic and Tomic invested $20,000 dollars of their own money into a teeth whitening company – HiSmile which is now worth over $200 million and continues to be self-funded. Early on i…
 
Growing your business online starts and ends with an effective digital marketing strategy and storytelling. Relying on organic growth is tempting – it doesn’t cost much, but it’s just not going to get you very far. Davie Fogarty is the founder & CEO of Davie Group, a company he founded in 2018 which sells ten consumer brands, including The Oodie, C…
 
If you’re a young woman on Instagram, chances are Bangn Body has likely popped up in your feed. The brand’s main product, a yellow-tubed body lotion, has become iconic on social media and has turned over more than 8 million dollars in revenue for the 28-year-old founder, Priscilla Hajiantoni. Beauty influencers ranging from small, medium and large …
 
If you think NFTs are just an internet fad, then maybe now is the time to take it more seriously. NFTs – non-fungible tokens – represent unique digital files such as audio, art and video that can't be replaced by something else. One-of-a-kind but in digital form. Robbie Ferguson, the co-founder of Immutable, a trading solution for NFTs built on eth…
 
Amanda Williams cut her teeth in politics as a media advisor in federal and state politics. Here, she learnt how to build someones public image and reputation, starting from ground zero. Amanda was dubbed by the media as a “rising star of the federal media team” – not only was Amanda making a name for her MP, but she was also building one for herse…
 
Chris Lamont has been the NSW Small Business Commissioner since June 2020. Chris has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. Having grown up in regional Australia, Chris has a solid interest in supporting regional communities. Mark and Chris discuss how to deal with landlord disputes, confusion around COVID-19 relief payments, …
 
Fred Schebesta is the co-founder of Finder.com.au, one of the largest comparison websites and has recently launched the finder app that combines personal finance management with automated product comparison. Finder is now worth over half a billion dollars – all without funding. Fred is Australia’s highest-profile advocate of cryptocurrencies and se…
 
Tania is a senior executive with 15 years of experience in leading Remuneration & Benefits functions, HR systems and talent management. She has a significant technical depth and breadth in reward strategy including executive compensation, incentive designs, benefits offering, recognition and global mobility.Tania is an advisor to a board and senior…
 
While many of us understand how sex works (maybe), the business of sex work is rarely spoken about. Samantha X is Australia's most know high-class escort best selling author of ‘Hooked’, a book that thrust her into world fame. There are two sides to the Samantha X business; Samantha X Afterdark – a successful e-commerce business selling lingerie an…
 
At the moment, people across the country tune in to their state's press conference every day to hear the latest COVID-19 case numbers. Our physical and mental health is important, but what about our economic health? NSW Minister for Small Business Damien Tudehope spoke to Mark about the frustration felt by small businesses and calls upon the minist…
 
In nature there's no such thing as waste, so why isn't this the same for business? Instead, society relies heavily on the 'linear economy' – take, make, use, waste. The Circular Economy is rethinking the way we use products and is designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. Nicole Garofano is the Head of Circular Economy at Planet…
 
Dr Suzy Green is the CEO and founder of The Positivity Institute which is dedicated to improving wellbeing in the workplace. Early in her career, she worked for many years with people who were very psychiatrically unwell, before taking the science and psychology of wellbeing out to the public through The Positivity Institute. The Positivity Institu…
 
"There's an infinite upside to giving something a go." Inefficiency drives Rich Joffe crazy, which is why he's set out to sweeten a bland industry – home insurance. Richard Joffe is the CEO and founder of the insurance tech company Honey. Rich and Mark discuss why so many of us are obsessed with the downside of risk and rarely consider the upside, …
 
The economic cost of a lockdown in a major Australian city is estimated to be nearly $1 billion a week. Lockdowns are crippling the economy, and the small business community is taking a disproportionate hit. A report published by the Australian think tank, Grattan Institute Race to 80: our best shot at living with COVID, has explained how the count…
 
Tim Fung is CEO and co-founder of Airtasker – a marketplace enabling users to outsource everyday tasks. Tim and his co-founder Jonathan Liu launched Airtasker back in 2012, and it has become synonymous with getting odd jobs and services done. Fast forward to 2021, and it has become a listed company on the ASX. Tim Fung and Mark Bouris discuss how t…
 
Mark Bouris is joined by world recognised hairstylist, Natalie Anne in an Instagram Live event discussing small businesses in lockdown. Watch the Instagram live broadcast HERE 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 …
 
"If you can come up with bigger questions you'll come up with bigger answers." Self-belief is one of the few things that’ll get you through the shit…during those uncomfortable moments that make you wonder, ”why the hell am I here?” After witnessing the tragedy of workplace incidents as a private investigator, Luke created SafetyCulture, a darling o…
 
Jennifer Rebeiro is the Chief Information Officer at Greater Western Water. Jennifer has led teams across a wide range of industries and functions, challenging and transforming each one to respond to the evolving business environment and changing community expectations.Jennifer was named as one of the Top 50 CIO’s in Australia in 2020.Jennifer has …
 
Mark shares his frustration caused by the NSW lockdowns and the growing disunity and disconnect. He also answers your questions about using this time to rebuild your business and why you should adjust your business to reflect your customers' needs who are also experiencing lockdown. Join the Facebook Group. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn…
 
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