Gary Jeffress started a ‘toilet paper’ business from a spare bedroom in 1996. In 2007 he sold that business with an annual turnover of $ 3.3 mill. Along the way FEAR saw him purchase two other fully managed businesses in a completely different industry. Both those small businesses gave him a nett income of over $1,000 per week, and he didn’t work in them. For the past decade Gary has been buying established businesses and building them for sale or keeping them for a residual income. YES he invests in BOTH property and the stock market, yet believes he can ‘make a difference’ in people lives by teaching, employing and devloping his businesses, instead of waiting fior the market to boom or bust in the share or property markets.
A near fatal car accident in 1999 saw a massive change in Gary’s business thinking and another one in 2001 made Gary determined to share with people that planning for the future starts today, not tomorrow or ‘someday’. He started a business college until beaurocracy hurdles made progress unworkable. He now speaks around the country to entrepreneurs about getting into established, fully managed businesses and adding their expertise, NOT their labour to make a difference in people’s lives, regardless of the industry.
He is known as The M.A.D. G.U.Y. because he truly believes that education and empowerment can help people move out of their comfort zone and get them to move the mountains so many want to move.
His success with students buying businesses from being retrenched, or desperation to move from a job, or unemployment or an addition to a portfolio can be viewed on his website and heard in his podcasts. His record speaks for itself and doesn’t come from reading a book. It comes from success and challenges that have been experienced.
Gary also runs a school program for grades 10-12 with kids about them simulating a business they create and have success with. It’s been adopted in a number of schools and has been very rewarding and well accepted