My Obsession: Advice from successful entrepreneurs

This briefing contains some fantastic advice from those who have fought their business battle and won. Hear from winners of the National Business Awards and other prestigious business accolades. These are the people who have seen their numbers go up and up, turned their industry on its head, and have been sought out by industry leaders for their talents. On the route to success there will inevitably be some bumps in the road and these experiences will be similar across the board. So we have brought together the experience of our experts. In this briefing successful entrepreneurs Jo Malone, Bruce Dickinson, David Spencer-Percival and more, discuss common business problems. They offer entrepreneurship strategy advice, and share what it is like to see a great business idea come together.

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    Business strategy models – like writing a song

    Bruce Dickinson

    Bruce Dickinson

    Lead singer of Iron Maiden & Airline Entrepreneur

    In this video Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of Iron Maiden and Airline Entrepreneur, shares one of his business strategy models
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    Convincing investors to go with you

    David Spencer-Percival

    David Spencer-Percival

    Chief Executive, Spencer Ogden

    Financial objectives need to be met for success as an entrepreneur. Those with a good idea will still need to prove it works in order to secure further funding, as David Spencer-Percival explains in this video.
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    Business assets: Why Google came knocking

    John Paleomylites

    John Paleomylites

    Founder and MD, BeatThatQuote.com

    Having the right business assets can make you a lot of money if an interested acquirer gets in touch. In this TV show BeatThatQuote.com’s John Paleomylites discusses selling to Google.
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    Merger and acquisition deals: Advice for entrepreneurs

    John Paleomylites

    John Paleomylites

    Founder and MD, BeatThatQuote.com

    When embarking on merger and acquisition deals, it is worth seeking the best advice you can. In this TV show John Paleomylites discusses lessons won from selling to the market leader, twice.
    05

    The story of Charlie Mullins and Pimlico Plumbers

    Charlie Mullins

    Charlie Mullins

    Founder, Pimlico Plumbers

    Pimlico Plumbers has grown dramatically since 1979. In this business growth show Charlie Mullins discusses his business's growth.
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    Business growth show: Two changes which ramped up sales

    Colin Stevens

    Colin Stevens

    Founder & Leader, BetterBathrooms.com

    In this business growth show Colin Stevens explains how BetterBathrooms responded to customer needs in a way the industry had never done before.
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    Entrepreneurial spirit means an irrational level of persistence

    Julie Meyer

    Julie Meyer

    Founder, Entrepreneur Country

    Entrepreneurial spirit will be portrayed in various parts of a persons character. In this TV show Julie Meyer discusses persistence.

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    Winners in business are not quitters

    Charlie Mullins

    Charlie Mullins

    Founder, Pimlico Plumbers

    It is difficult to know the best time to start a business as Charlie Mullins discusses in this TV show.
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    Linear thinkers need a re-boot

    Julie Meyer

    Julie Meyer

    Founder, Entrepreneur Country

    Business is no longer linear and you have to adapt your thinking to suit. Julie Meyer explains further in this TV show.
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    Business leadership video – The magic formula

    Jo Malone

    Jo Malone

    Founder, Jo Malone & JO LOVES

    This business leadership video features Jo Malone, Founder of Jo Malone & JO LOVES.