The one thing which is always worth it… regardless!
Right, so you got this great business idea that you think is going to change the world right? What do I do next? How do I start? I get at least 10 emails each week asking me this very same question! So i thought I’d make a quick video with the 4 things you can get on with next to test the viability of your idea and gain some quick feedback! STEP 1: TEST IT OUT FOR YOURSELF! You’ve got this great product in your head, but how do you know if it’s going to work? How do […]
Just wanted to touch on this super-important topic – CHANGE WITH THE TIMES. Too often, Ill be sat with CEOs of large companies who have been in that position for longer than I have been born! But they just don’t get it – they have to change with the times! I’m constantly explaining to them that they need to be on Snapchat. They need to be on Instagram. But they are like – NO – we will keep sending direct mail shots, which has worked for us for 15 years! Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. The world […]
As boring a topic as it may be – I see way too many young entrepreneurs overlooking the importance of managing their finances when starting out! So I thought I would share the top 4 mistakes I see people making and explain how you can avoid making the same mistakes… 1) BEING DAZZLED BY THE TOP LINE Its so easy in todays world to be dazzled by the top lines of your competitors. We see all the time headlines branded around that XYZ company has IPO’d for this amount or Jimmy Spades and Co is now worth 100$m. Its […]
I was 15 years old. Careers day. One by one we were called into a meeting with our respective career advisors to discuss our future goals. I recall my peers were slightly apprehensive – feeling almost embarrassed that they had no idea of what industry/profession they wanted to get into after schooling. Not me though. I was that that student who “knew” exactly what he wanted to go into. “I want to be a trader at an Investment Bank”, I said confidently to the careers advisor, who happened to be my form tutor also. “I’m going to finish my […]
A common question I get is: I want to quit my full time job to pursue my startup – what do I do before taking that leap? Here are my 5 key steps to take before leaving your full time job to become an entrepreneur. 1) Make sure your idea is viable! This should go without saying, but I’ve got to put this one out there! Before you even THINK of leaving the security of your job, make sure you have tested the market. You have worked on your startups every evening/night and weekend, got in your first few clients […]
Guys, i’m going all in on Snapchat and you should too! As a businessman/entrepreneur/marketer I’m heavily focused on where people’s eyes and ears are! Currently Snapchat is going through that phase. The fact that the messages and photos you send disappear within a certain time frame mean that people concentrate on watching them – at the fear that they may miss something. Some may argue that snapchat is a bit of an artificial way of communicating. I completely disagree! Snapchat is probably one of the closest/purest forms of communication we have. When we meet somebody on the street and say […]
A lot of people struggle with the number of hours they have in the day! 1) Prioritise more effectively! Make a list of what actions give you the most bang for your buck and get those done! Creating this list will help you focus on what is important to you growing. 2) Delegate! Many people struggle to delegate as they are worried the job will not get done as well as they would do it. You need to get to the realisation that even if the job is done to 70/80% of how you would have executed it will still […]