We’re back this week talking about everything to do with men’s grooming. Our first guest is Mark Ferguson, a basketball player turned tailor, running Wil Valor, a bespoke menswear business. Then secondly I meet Patrick Kidd, the head of men’s hair and skincare range Patricks, which sells in luxury department stores all around the world. Two very interesting blokes taking on a huge part of the retail sector – tune in!

This week we have Dany Milham and Mitch Taylor, the founders of Koala mattresses in the studio to talk about their incredible growth since launching in 2015. And I was also joined by the delightful Sammi Hardwick, founder of Double Tap Agency, a new social media and digital marketing agency just getting off the ground.

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Today we’re getting into the nuts and bolts of business partnerships. First up is Kate Morris, founder of online retailer Adore Beauty, which partnered with Woolworths for two years before buying back their share. Then we talk to Danny May, whose real-time translation earpiece and app Lingmo has recently partnered with IBM.

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This week The Mentor is about bikinis and carparks! It was great to talk to Rebecca Klodinsky, the founder of Frankie Swimwear about her growth into a global business from zero background in fashion. I also talk about patience in business with Jack Perkins and Alex Peck from Parallel Parking, an app allowing people to lease their garages and driveways to people needing a car spot.

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The founders of two different out-sourcing businesses are on the show this week! It was a pleasure to have Brendan Green from Hire A Hubby to talk about the rise of the ‘handyman’ over the last 20 years, and we talked virtual assistants and business strategies with Barbara Turley from Virtual Angel Hub. Lots of interesting things raised this week – make sure you tune in.

This week on The Mentor, Mark mixes it up, talking to two successful services businesses. Bec Brown from The Comms Department gives us some great insights about PR, managing communications and Donald Trump, and Ezra Auperle from SixtyFour Films talks us through the changing video production industry.

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In the first episode of The Mentor, Mark Bouris talks to Nathan Lennon and Dave Gibson from Hawke’s Brewing Co about launching a beer company with Bob Hawke, and Troy Douglas, one of the founders of Nexba natural, sugar-free drinks.

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This week we talk to two businesses at opposite ends of the education spectrum. First up is Pete Neill from Code Camp, which runs workshops teaching primary school kids how to make their own iPhone apps. And second is Selena Mazuran, founder of FBI Fashion College teaching the ins and outs of the fashion business.

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Marketplace models can attract big valuations, but still need careful thought before jumping in. David Vitek, co-founder and CEO of Hipages, knows all too well the challenges of being an intermediary and shares insights on how to build value for both your customers and investors.