Meet Ross Marais who helps you with your money goals.Creative Folk, Entrepreneurs | December 12, 2018
It all started with a goal to chat to entrepreneurs over 60. Then out of curiosity we decided to talk to entrepreneurs under 30. We believe these two very vast generations can learn and grow from each other.
This week we chat to Ross Marais who founded More Time Financials.
Can you tell us a little about your business and what you do?
More Time Financials an independent fee-only, financial planning, money management and financial education business located on the Gold Coast, who work with young Australians both locally and interstate to help them make smarter decisions with their money.
What were some of the struggles you faced when you first started?
Cash flow in the business, like most business’s when they first start unfortunately in the financial planning industry we tend to have a longer process of when we get paid so when we first started it was three – four months before we first saw the first dollers coming in. Getting new clients in the door and being young in business were also struggles that I had to overcome.
What do you like most about having your own business?
Building something that is my own is a big benefit, working with the clients that I want to work with and having the authority to make changes to the business if and when required.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Don’t fear rejection from clients, if someone doesn’t want your help then that is their loss not yours.
Who is an older person that you admire and why?
Warren Buffet, not so much because of his investment track record but rather how modest he is and the way he presents himself. He is one of the wealthiest people in the world yet stills lives in the same house he brought in 1958 and drives a car worth $45,000.
If you could jump into a time machine what era would you visit and why?
Late 90s and early 2000s during the tech bubble, I think it would have been very interesting knowing what I do now to watch people react to the tech and dot com craze.