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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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    • Business
    • 4.4 • 568 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.
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    #453 Ashgrove Cheese: The Evolution of Modern Farming with Richard Bennett

    #453 Ashgrove Cheese: The Evolution of Modern Farming with Richard Bennett

    In this episode, we dive deep into the rich history and modern innovations of one of Tasmania's renowned farmers, Ashgrove Cheese. Our guest, Richard Bennett, shares the captivating story of his family's journey to Tasmania over a century ago and how this legacy paved the way for his passion for farming and ultimately cheese-making.
    We explore the daily challenges and rewards of farm life, shedding light on the realities of maintaining a thriving agricultural business. Richard opens up about the intricacies of doing business with various companies and how he has skilfully evolved the business over the years to stay ahead in a competitive industry. Richard also discusses Ashgrove's latest innovative product, seaweed milk in collaboration with Sea Forest, which showcases his commitment to sustainability and forward-thinking in dairy production.
    Tune in for an insightful discussion on how Ashgrove Cheese blends tradition with modern farming.
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    • 59 min
    #452 From Adversity to Advocacy: Jo Cooper’s Inspirational Legal Triumph

    #452 From Adversity to Advocacy: Jo Cooper’s Inspirational Legal Triumph

    Join us in a compelling conversation with Jo Cooper, an Australian singer/songwriter, storyteller, and advocate whose vivacious spirit and unwavering passion drive her to stand up for what she believes in. Jo's resilience and determination shine through her story as a survivor of abuse and a long-time advocate against violence and bullying.
    In 2015, Jo embarked on a legal battle against the Owners’ Corporation of her Darlinghurst apartment building to overturn a bylaw enforcing a blanket ban on pets. After a gruelling five-and-a-half-year fight, Jo's persistence paid off when the NSW Courts of Appeals ruled in her favour. On August 24, 2021, ten months after the court judgment, and thanks to Jo's relentless lobbying, the NSW Government implemented this outcome into legislation.
    This landmark case has been named one of the top 10 most influential court cases of the 21st Century in Australia by the College of Law. Through this podcast, discover Jo Cooper's incredible journey, her advocacy for civil rights, and how she transformed personal adversity into a powerful movement for change.
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    • 49 min
    #451 Girls With Gems: Rewriting The Rules of Fashion with Lia Georgantis

    #451 Girls With Gems: Rewriting The Rules of Fashion with Lia Georgantis

    My guest today is Lia Georgantis, the dynamic force behind Girls with Gems and Sneaky Link.
    Girls with Gems is a high-end fashion boutique offering a curated selection of Australian and international designers, along with their own in-house brand, Sneaky Link. Initially started by Lia's mother as a jewellery store, it has since transformed into a full-fledged boutique and online shop.
    In this episode, we’ll delve into how Lia left her promising law degree to reinvent and grow the business. We'll explore the unconventional social media marketing strategies that have created a buzz around Girls with Gems, how she's rewriting the rules of the fashion game, the sacrifices it takes to be successful, the importance of authenticity in today's market, and much more.
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    • 1 hr
    #450: The Rise of GeedUp Co: Jake Paco's Story of Grit, Grind, and Success

    #450: The Rise of GeedUp Co: Jake Paco's Story of Grit, Grind, and Success

    I often wonder where I'd be if I hadn't made certain decisions. It might've been a different story, and not a pretty one. My guest today on The Mentor, Jake Paco, knows this all too well.
    Jake Paco is the founder of Geedup Co, a streetwear brand in 2010 out of Western Sydney. Over the years, Geedup has grown into a global brand with a cult-like following, generating millions in annual sales and in net profits.
    In this episode, we dive deep into the story behind "Geedup," uncovering its origins and the meaning behind its name. We'll discuss the challenges Jake faced in his youth, including the impact of lacking masculine energy and growing up without a father figure. We'll also explore the dangers of associating with the wrong crowd and making poor choices, emphasising the importance of surrounding yourself with the right people. We'll dispel the myth that motivation alone leads to success, demonstrating why discipline and consistency are the true keys. Jake also share insights into Geedup's business strategies, their successful international expansion, and the brand's future plans.
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    • 54 min
    #449 Geoff Jones: The CEO of TEG Breaks Down the Business of Live Entertainment

    #449 Geoff Jones: The CEO of TEG Breaks Down the Business of Live Entertainment

    In this episode, I sit down with Geoff Jones, the CEO of TEG, to dive into the fascinating world of live entertainment.
    Geoff is a highly qualified leader with a ton of experience, shares the strategies and innovations that have put TEG at the cutting edge of live entertainment, ticketing, and technology. From expanding markets and pioneering new tech to creating unforgettable live experiences, Geoff breaks down the business of live entertainment like you've never heard before.
    We cover a lot of ground in our chat – Geoff’s early start in the industry, his remarkable military career, his time at Nine entertainment, working with big names like One Direction, Fred Again and Niall Horan. Geoff also talks about his tenure at Nine Entertainment and his experiences with Live Nation. He gives us an inside look at TEG's sports ventures, including pre and post-season football, the A-League All-Stars at the MCG, and international events with teams like Tottenham, Arsenal, and Chelsea. We even touch on topics like the impact of AI, the end of traditional TV and much more.
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    • 52 min
    Hydrogen as the Fuel of the Future | Going Public w Will Davidson

    Hydrogen as the Fuel of the Future | Going Public w Will Davidson

    With Stake, Australia's leading investing platform, I'm excited to share the 11th episode of 'Going Public' - a new monthly series giving you unique access to the entrepreneurs, founders and executives who've taken their business public.
    Join us in this insightful episode as we sit down with CEO of United H2 Limited (UHL) Will Davidson, a seasoned executive with 25 years of experience in scaling growth businesses and fostering innovation. Will has a proven track record, including leading Powerwrap's (PWL) IPO on the ASX in 2019 and steering a successful merger with Premium, resulting in a A$500M+ listed enterprise.
    Currently, Will is spearheading the listing for UHL, the world’s largest and most diversified hydrogen conglomerate. UHL holds a significant stake in 25 groundbreaking companies, including H2X Global, a leader in hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, poised to make Australia a global hydrogen leader.
    We delved into the transformative potential of hydrogen energy and the scientific principles driving the diverse array of companies within the UHL portfolio. Our discussion covered the Federal Government's endorsement of hydrogen as the Fuel of the Future and how UHL plans to capitalise on the $8 billion budget allocation. I also inquired about his decision to choose the ASX over NASDAQ or NYSE, the lessons learned from previous IPO experiences, and UHL's future goals.
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    Views expressed are those of the individual only. This does not constitute financial advice. 
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
568 Ratings

568 Ratings

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Lessons

Always learn so much from Mark Bouris’ style of SHARING business knowledge & life lessons, be it in keynote speeches or this podcast. Thank you

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‘So what? You burn out!’

I think Lia is doing a great job with GWG and I was intrigued to hear her interview with Mark. I get that this is a business pod and it’s about people busting their gut in business, but dear god, the complete dismissal of burnout felt straight up dystopian. The vibe was very much: Yes! Burn out! Money above all else! Opportunities are finite, but so is health and the relationships you have with the people around you.

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Does not listen

The worst interviewer.

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