220 episodes

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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    • 4.4, 395 Ratings

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.

    Lara Vandenberg: Publicist

    Lara Vandenberg: Publicist

    My guest this week is changing the game for the PR and Marketing industry. Lara Vandenberg founded her business Publicist while working in New York, where she saw an industry that needed a big shake-up. The traditional way of hiring talented PR professionals through word of mouth and recruiters was becoming outdated and ineffective. So at just 28 years old, Lara took on a challenge to automate the industry and founded Publicist, an online marketplace connecting brands with the most experienced freelancers in PR and marketing. I ask Lara how Publicist is transforming the traditional PR model to provide flexible and scalable support for brands, while rewarding talent entering the freelance market in a time of layoffs. 

    • 57 min
    Carla Oates: The Beauty Chef

    Carla Oates: The Beauty Chef

    After working as a beauty editor for some of Australia's top magazines for over 15 years, Carla Oates was shocked by the synthetic substances used in so many commercial beauty products. When her daughter developed allergies and eczema, Carla put her family on a gut-healing plan that included probiotic-rich whole foods and quickly noticed a huge difference in her daughter’s skin and wellbeing. So after researching the benefits of gut bacteria, Carla started her business ‘The Beauty Chef’ to create plant-based supplements for gut health and glowing skin. I ask Carla how she is striving to change the beauty industry to be more transparent and why she’s on a mission to educate people on healthier and more holistic skincare solutions.

    • 52 min
    Suzanne Mitchell: GoDaddy

    Suzanne Mitchell: GoDaddy

    If recent events have shown us anything, it’s that Australian small businesses are resilient and have a fighting spirit in challenging times. Having the right online setup for your business shouldn't be daunting, it should be simple and accessible so that anyone can feel confident to set it up themselves. My guest Suzanne Mitchell is the Marketing Director for GoDaddy Australia and knows a lot about building online success for everyday entrepreneurs. I ask Suzanne about the essential tools and services all businesses need to build an online presence, attract customers and manage their work, and how small businesses have had to adapt and pivot during Covid19 to not only remain operational but transform and thrive.

    • 52 min
    Julie Mathers: Flora and Fauna

    Julie Mathers: Flora and Fauna

    After 25 years working in retail, Julie Mathers decided to take her experience, combine it with her passion for the environment and animal welfare, and create a business committed to making a meaningful impact on the world. So in 2014 Julie launched her online store Flora and Fauna, specialising in ethical, eco-friendly and vegan products. When the business launched there were 30 brands and 500 products; now their range has over 300 brands and 8000 products, sourcing the best ethical and low-waste skincare, food, fashion, and lifestyle products. I talk to Julie about the ethic of hard work, the concept of thinking like a proprietor and how Flora & Fauna has managed to grow so quickly while maintaining its eco ethos.

    • 53 min
    Tara and Danny Solberg: Few and Far

    Tara and Danny Solberg: Few and Far

    Husband and wife duo Tara and Danny Solberg worked as designers collecting inspiration on their travels around the world, and always dreamed of bringing the unique things they saw home to Australia. So they turned their passion into a business and created Few and Far, a furniture and homewares business on the South Coast of NSW. Few and Far source and import one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture and décor and Tara and Danny have created a compelling shopping experience that captivates all the senses. I ask them how their design backgrounds and passion for travel helped shape their entrepreneurial mindset, and why moving online was the natural choice for the growth and success of the business.

    • 56 min
    Shaun Greenblo and Elliot Midalia: Boody

    Shaun Greenblo and Elliot Midalia: Boody

    My guests this week are Shaun Greenblo and Elliot Midalia from Boody, a sustainable clothing brand that creates everyday essentials from eco-friendly organic bamboo. Shaun and Elliot have been best friends since they were kids and their dads started the business together in 2012, when they saw an opportunity to sell an unconventional product for the health-conscious and environmentally minded customer. Shaun and Elliot came into the business with their growth mindset and love of technology and Boody is now a family business run by two fathers and two sons, sold in 1000 retailers in Australia, online and in 17 countries globally. I ask Shaun and Elliot about how their hunger to change the world for the better inspired them to create a sustainable product, and how Boody uses fabrics and craft to bypass trends and fast-fashion.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

CTreview88 ,

Conversation flow

Great concept with some fantastic guests. Only feedback would be to try not interrupt your guests so much when they are answering your questions. Found the interview with Tony Fay quite frustrating as he kept getting cut off.

CPiho ,

Best podcast series for entrepreneurs

Listening to Mark Bouris’s podcasts has become a highlight of my day. Always feel uplifted, inspired and ready to work hard and take on the world. As a small business owner from listening to these I have increased sales revenue dramatically. And also become the number one rated tour operator on TripAdvisor in the Cook Islands. So many great tips. Fortunate to have so many amazing inspiring guests interviewers sharing their experience and tips. Thanks Mark for helping lift my spirits and helping me renew my brand during covid. Highly recommend to all that want lots of tips to be successful and happy.

Dhvdhvdg ,

Stop trashing your reputation.

Having not heard your podcast before, and only seeing your show on TV, I was disappointed in your continued drop of F bombs. I thought you had a bit more style then to act like you’re still pushing cement into driveways. I wish you sincerely take to heart my comment, because not all your audience want to listen to a wharfie indulging in a gutter conversation. Just wishing you had a bit more polish.

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