Mag 7 – The Next Generation
Friday 1st September 2017
7 Extraordinary Entrepreneurs At A Day Built Around – YOU!
Seriously. Take these experts into the areas of your business that you want to go to. Share your business challenges with them and get them to help you unravel them with the solutions, ideas and insights that only they can give you. Direct. Face-to-Face. Unplugged. Take action and grab your spot today!
This is a must attend event. It’s a show stopper. Why? The speakers are up close and personal sharing their secrets that have never been revealed before. And it’s all done in an amazing, insightful format. It’s an interview style on a stage, where you even get to ask questions and interact with the speakers. Last year’s inaugural Mag 7 had rave reviews with many claiming it was the best event they have ever attended.
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The Mag 7
Mel’s first introduction to the business world was when her parents purchased a small general store in rural Victoria when she was 14, which she worked in until the sale of the shop some 8 years later.
After finishing school and working numerous part-time jobs, including filming wildlife documentaries in Australia’s Top End, Mel moved into the world of accounting first by the way of a diploma and later a degree in Business Accounting.
Mel proceeded to work for a multi-national timber corporation, the health sector, local government and semi- government agencies in various accounting roles. She also ran a successful safari outfitting business that conducted the largest ever hunt in Australia – with Browning and Winchester firearms from the United States, as they launched their new calibres of rifles and ammunition worldwide.
At the same time, through her husband, Dean, Mel had been involved with the building industry – with her experience now spanning over twenty (20) years in commercial and domestic applications.
Together Mel and Dean started their own building business nearly ten (10) ago, designing, drafting and constructing custom built homes for their clients. Mel retrained as thermal performance assessor and GreenSmart Pro. Their business, DTM Construction Services has been a H.I.A. award winner numerous times in the ‘Custom built homes’ and ‘Renovations and additions’ categories.
Recognising many frustrations within the building industry from both clients and tradies, Mel developed a new concept to empower and inform those building their dream home, and those actually completing the construction.
EAZBUILD – WE PLAN YOU BUILD – completes all pre-build processes and permits so that the development can be completed easily – while saving time, money and frustration.
EAZBUILD – TRADIE – offers to the tradie: plans that are designed for the builder, and stress free permit applications. With her extensive knowledge of the building industry and her accounting background, Mel offers exclusive tradies’ business management – from quotations to empowerment – through the knowledge of costings in each project, and the business as a whole.
Clinton Swaine is the founder, owner and lead trainer of Frontier Trainings – The World Leader in Experiential Business Trainings.
Along with running and operating his own training company for the past 9 years, he has taught on many of the top stages around the globe with world renowned speakers, including: T. Harv Eker, Brian Tracy, Bob Allen, Mark Victor Hansen, Bill Bartmann and many others. He has expanded his global reach by teaching in places such as: The United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, China, South Africa, Egypt, Costa Rica and Portugal. Over his time with Frontier Trainings, he has created the largest curriculum of experiential content in the industry. With over 200 unique games, exercises and processes which teach a vast range of business, personal development and speaking skills, he is widely recognized as the leader in his field.
At the age of 9, Clinton created his first financial game. This would give him the platform on which he would build his future. After attending University and earning three degrees in Arts, Business and Computing, he opened his computer business ‘Leiton Enterprises’. Over the next 10 years, hesimultaneously ran Leiton Enterprises, a Games Club and later opened a game store called ‘Games Court’. As a result he was exposed to many different businesses and styles of games. These experiences would all come together in future years to create Frontier Trainings.
During his time running Leiton Enterprises he was exposed to 32 different industries doing software consulting. It was during this time that he learned so much about business systems, business operations and understanding where breakdowns happen in companies. He was exposed to both small and large businesses and responsible for delivering quality software under tight deadlines.
After deciding that he did not want to keep relearning skills every four years to keep up with the computing industry, he sold his company and moved into investing. He built his portfolio before expanding his investments to America, becoming involved in real estate developments, golf courses, luxury housing and many other projects. During this time some major issues emerged including business partner relations and changing market conditions.
Alan Clark is a business advisor, mentor, investor and speaker who specialises in protecting the intellectual property and assets of clients around the world.
CEO and Founder of Jim’s Group – Jim Penman started a part-time gardening business while earning his PhD in history at Latrobe University. He launched a full-time mowing business in 1982 with a $24 investment.
He originally aimed only at taking on subcontractors, but his business grew and he gradually began to specialise in the building up and selling of lawn mowing rounds. By 1989 he franchised his business, and since then Jim’s Mowing has become the largest franchise chain in Australian and the largest and best-known lawn mowing business in the world.
Jim’s Cleaning was launched in 1994, followed by dog wash, building maintenance, fencing and around 38 other divisions which now operate in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom. Jim’s Group now has over 3,400 Franchisees and a turnover of approximately $350 million.
Jim says the key to success in franchising is an overriding concern for the welfare of franchisees, and constant improvement in customer service. He is still actively involved in the running of the business, is directly accessible to all his Franchisees and to any client with a serious complaint.
Jim is funding a research program at RMIT on the biological basis of social behaviour and has recently had two books published: “Biohistory” and “Biohistory: decline and fall of the West”
Glenn has invested 30 years in exploring how to create a well body both on the inside and out!
His commitment and relentless pursuit had him embark on a remarkable journey where he learnt
and discovered how to assist people to either gain or regain peak health.
Establishing a customised wellness program that covers the mental, emotional and physical aspects
of the individual patient, removing them from the road of “short dreams”, transforming their precious life
into one of hope, direction, longevity and genuine wellness.
In most cases “people don’t wear out, they rust out”.
Change is only as hard as you want it to be.
Join him on a journey and live long and prosper. Go for GOLD!!
One seemingly ordinary day in 2007, I opened an email that would completely change the course of my future.
I had been looking for a business opportunity that would fill a void I had in my professional life. This email was the first time I’d felt excited about my career in a very long time. Living in a small country town, I always felt there were limitations as to what I could achieve and how much I could earn. I had fashion boutiques that I’d started in my twenties and after 13 years I was much further in debt than when I began. On the surface I appeared successful enough and to a degree, I guess I was, but I was struggling to get on top of things financially. As a mother to two daughters and my husband supporting us most of the time, I felt like there was never going to be a light at the end of the tunnel. I did enjoy what I was doing, but deep down I knew that there must be more to life.
The business opportunity presented to me was an absolute no brainer. I realised that if the person who presented me with the opportunity could create such a satisfying life and work balance, there was nothing to stop me doing the same thing. The compensation plan also appeared to be one of the best I’d ever seen.
All I needed to do was take that first leap of faith and seek to actively change my professional life, personal wellbeing and my income status. No one was going to do it for me.
My online business allows me to see happiness on the faces of others and know it is something you have contributed to. You are overcome with an indescribably powerful sense of pride when l see my consultants and my two daughters who are in the business with me earn their sales goal income and drive home in a new white Mercedes Benz! I truly believe that if you love what you do every day, you will never work a day in your life. As the saying goes ‘Make your vocation your vacation.’ Take your life into your hands, follow your heart and make the rest of your life the best of your life!
I grew up in Dandenong as 1 of 8 children moved out of home at 15 and put myself through night school. I started working in Accounts at 15, was Finance Manager at 20 and Financial Controller by 25. I worked hard. I did it as a way to survive. The last 8 years in finance I worked in Mergers and Acquisition which sparked my interest in human behavior. Melding teams, encouraging buy in by staff. Selling the new companies or positions. Being intrigued in this area led me to retrain through The Coaching Institute. I studied Meta Dynamics including NLP, became an accredited EDISC and Meta Dynamics profiler and totally changed careers. I started M Power Services in 2009 and as most small businesses it has grown and evolved. M Power Services specializes in Sales Training, Leadership Mentoring incorporating Personal Development. Mary is also well known for her Keynote Speaking. Her main topics for Keynotes are Women in Business be motivated and be you! Other people come from nothing and so can you. Change your thinking to Change your life.
5 Things you will learn
– Anything is possible
– Be resilient
– Change is inevitable, you can fight it all you want like swimming up a waterfall. It’s much easier to go with the flow and find the good in it even if it’s a small benefit.
– Change your thinking can change your life
– From suicidal to success – we all have different challenges
Read more about our speakers at www.mag7.com.au