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Welcome to the Business Mentor Podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas & happenings in the world of business, featuring some very special guests & experts to give you advice and direction in your journey. Your host, award winning entrepreneur and Princes Trust Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

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Welcome to the Business Mentor Podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas & happenings in the world of business, featuring some very special guests & experts to give you advice and direction in your journey. Your host, award winning entrepreneur and Princes Trust Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

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Rank #1: #036 Keeping to Your Annual Goals With my 'Success Wheel' Method

Jan 04 2019
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In this first episode of 2019 Jay provides us with the best way to plan for success over the next 365 days. He shares the key reasons why we may fail and the actions we can all implement when setting goals to ensure success.  Join Jay on a journey to make it the best year ever, achieving accelerated success with our goals and dreams together. KEY TAKEAWAYS Identifying and understanding the key reasons why goals are not reached is a crucial element of successful planning. WHY- Why are you doing this? You need to be doing it for yourself. The why will drive you forward when you might be losing motivation or experiencing challenge. It’s vital to really drill down into the ‘why’ and how it will challenge you in the long term. THE SUCCESS WHEEL – identify your goals in the different areas of the success wheel Financial – where are you now? where do you want to be? what do you want to be earning? Family – Is your goal to spend more quality time with them? Health – without your health you can’t do anything. What are you going to do to improve your health? Business / career– where do you want to be? how are you going to grow your business?  How are you going to start your business? PATIENCE –365 days is a long time. At the start of the year people set their goals and want to make an impact, but then lose focus and motivation because they don’t see something happen immediately. Keep your goals going and make sure you’re persistent over 12 months. Being part of mastermind and mentor groups will help you to keep on track with your goals. SET BACKS – have a contingency plan, setbacks do happen and without a plan you might give up. Accepting that things do happen and being persistent in your approach are key to ensuring you continue to move forward towards your goals. BREAK IT DOWN – it’s vital that your big goals are broken down into manageable and achievable chunks. When making a plan the main goals come from the 4 areas of the success wheel but these need to be broken down into smaller achievable monthly goals. This builds momentum and when you look back over few months you can see what you’ve achieved which builds more momentum. BEST MOMENTS ‘Business is long term game and you want to build something’ ‘Live in the present and do January – then think I’ve achieved stage 1’ ‘Don’t give up when you’ve had a challenging part’ ‘Visualise forward how will you feel at the end of the year’ ‘Want to be able to say I’ve achieved so much this year’ ‘If you do this your success rate will really accelerate’  VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning

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Rank #2: #031 Interview With Entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David; Founder of Valuetainment With Over 1Million Subscribers

Nov 23 2018
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Welcome to the business mentor podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas, and happenings in the world of business featuring some very special guests and experts to give you advice and direction in your journey. Today, Jay interviews the founder of Valuetainment, the number one YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 1million subscribers and owner of the PHP agency, a multi-million-pound sales, marketing and distribution company operating in over 49 states, Patrick Bet David. Listen in to hear his story of business, enterprise, entrepreneurship and mentoring. KEY TAKEAWAYS How to become an entrepreneur.   Take everything as math. You got to sit down and look at the different data that you have that's affecting a lot of things. You're thinking what's growing your business is X which in reality was growing your businesses why and you haven't paid any attention to Y and you've been putting all your focus into X because somebody told you Y is more important than y. You've got to learn the ability to process issues. the more you process issues and the motives behind certain things taking place, business becomes a piece of cake, relationships become a piece of cake, reading people becomes a piece of cake and life becomes a piece of cake.     Think of the next innovative campaign. That is part of the creative genius of the CEO, the entrepreneur.   Leadership development. Leadership development is you focusing on taking your current guys that you have on your team. Passion. Don’t say you have passion and you don’t know what your passion is. Sometimes we are forcing passion upon ourselves, while in reality, it is more important for you to go work with somebody who's passionate to have that passion be injected into you.     The mantra of life. Out-work, out-improve, out-strategize and out-last. Level of curiosity. Wanting to know the madness behind that creativity of successful people, what else are they doing?     BEST MOMENTS “Everything in life is math.” “You've got to learn the ability to process issues.” “What social media has done is if you know how to market and you're a marketer, you're going to enjoy the fruits of your labour the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years, may not be forever, but for today, marketers are going to rule the Empire.” “Sometimes we are forcing passion upon ourselves, while in reality, it is more important for you to go work with somebody who's passionate to have that passion be injected into you.” “If you want to beat everybody, out-improve every one and see what happens to you.” “No one's a big deal. Everyone's a human being.” VALUABLE RESOURCES YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/patrickbetdavid) https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/ ABOUT THE HOST Patrick's incredible story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was 12-years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were later granted US citizenship. After high school, Patrick joined the US military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry. After a tenure with a couple traditional companies such as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company – and did so before age 30. PHP is now one of the fastest growing companies in the financial marketplace with over 7,500 agents in 49 states running £100,000,00 dollar business. In 2012, Patrick launched Valuetainment on YouTube. The channel teaches about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and inspires people to break from limiting beliefs to achieve their dreams. Valuetainment is referred to as the #1 channel for entrepreneurs and currently has over 1,000,000 subscribers. CONTACT METHOD Twitter (https://twitter.com/@patrickbetdavid) Instagram (https://in

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Rank #3: #025 How to Find Your True Purpose With Paul Lowe

Oct 11 2018
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If you’re feeling a bit lost or jaded in the game of life, this episode could serve as a compass and direct you to your true destination. Today on The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay Dhillon talks to Paul Howe, the HEARTS and minds mentor, about the value of finding your true purpose at the very beginning of every journey, may it be in your career, your business, or your life, in general. Paul also shares his own inspiring stories which he owes a lot to because if not for these experiences, he won’t be as impactful to other people as he is right now. Discover how he got over addiction and the ‘all or nothing’ mindset since being dragged by these kinds of setback is what you should avoid. After the realizations and finding his “Why?”, everything became clear to him – he’s meant to help other people. KEY TAKEAWAY Paul Howe shares his personal stories that shaped him who he is today. He shares how he has witnessed domestic violence, physical & verbal abuse at an early age. So, to cope with the psychological and emotional burden, he acquired addiction – addiction to the Nottingham Forest Football club and alcohol. This led him to lose jobs and relationships. He then realized that the ‘all or nothing’ mindset he got from his experiences, is not sustainable. You can’t give what you don’t have. He was emotionally unstable to help others like he wanted to. “I knew what my purpose was but didn’t have the emotional currency to fulfil it so he went to a personal development... We’re human beings so it’s okay to be vulnerable.” Paul considers Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins as his mentors. Acceptance is good. You have to open yourself to the world. Accept defeat if it happened. Accept that you need help. Accept that there are other people who are more capable than you. Have the strength to show vulnerability and say that you don’t know anything. If you’re looking to go into business, find that purpose. Know the power of questioning yourself: What is your end result? What are you striving for? Is it a balance? Set your vision but once you start the journey, you have to be adaptable. Stop being fixated with what the outcome would be. It won’t be a smooth journey so you have to let go and enjoy it. Jay shares what he loves about mentoring – giving back knowledge and also learning from others. Sharing your experience and seeing a person become successful is very fulfilling. BEST MOMENTS “The two biggest fears we have in our life is not being good enough and not being loved.” – Paul “I was developing these survival skills at a high level. But more importantly, the beacon I add through all my own personal challenges was the fact that I was here to serve others… and become very aware of that.” – Paul “You can’t give what you don’t have.” – Paul “You gotta believe… you’ll get to a point in life where you’ll get something of value. A setback is just part of life.” – Jay “When you wanna get from A to B. Don’t worry too much about connecting the dots… How do I get there? It will happen. You just gotta put the work in and believe the direction that you’re taking.” – Jay VALUABLE RESOURCES Emerging From The Forest: From Pain to Purpose (Mastering the Game of Life) by Paul D. Lowe Nottingham Forest Football Club Deepak Chopra Tony Robbins Mastering Life Podcast ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look,

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Rank #4: #023 Balancing The Big 3 of Your Business

Sep 27 2018
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Welcome to another episode of the Business Mentor Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillon uses his own learning& experience to discuss what the main 3 components of your business; 1.Suppliers, 2.Clients& 3.Staff. He breaks down the why& how to respecting, focussing and balancing the big 3 of your business and the benefit of the three together. VALUABLE RESOURCES Grant Cardone Patrick Bet-David #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

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Rank #5: #022 Kavita Oberoi OBE: Successfully Challenging The Norm With One of The Top UK Entrepreneurs

Sep 20 2018
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In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillon interviews Top 100 influencer and British entrepreneur, founder of healthcare support service Oberoi Consulting, public speaker and Secret Millionaire, Kavita Oberoi OBE Kavita Oberoi is one of the UK's most highly regarded successful entrepreneurs and social philanthropists, with a multi-million-pound business portfolio and a net-worth of over £10 million. Jay and Kavita discuss the vital ingredients needed, to be successful in business and the skills you need to develop in order to make it to the top. Tune in today to hear Kavita’s inspiring rise to success and learn how you too, can start, grow and scale your own business, with the right knowledge, passion and people around you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Jay: What did University teach you? Kavita: For me, if I’m doing something, I always have the self-motivation to go to the top. You need to keep the right company around you and in my case, the people around me were all hard working and focused, and it rubbed off on me. At University you need to be passionate about what you’re doing and achieve your goals. Jay: What are your thoughts on sales? Kavita: Business is about people, so you have to be a good people person and sales teaches you about being knocked down and trying again. It teaches you resilience and anywhere in which you can experience it teaches you a lot. Jay: What was the transition from your medical sales job to set up a business? Kavita: I got married, whilst this was amazing his family were very traditional and that meant It wasn’t right for me to go out to work. Over-time I improved in my job, transferred locations and I was on top of my game, but after maternity leave, I was turned down for a promotion and it was then I decided to leave my job and start my own business. Seeing a gap in the market for clinical audit provision, I left Bayer to set up my first company in 2001 – Oberoi Consulting. I gained my first lucrative contract with global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and we took on over 800 practices in the first 6-months, it was a £500,000 project. Jay: Can you share some tips with the audience from your amazing career? Kavita: You must be passionate about what you choose to do, you must be focused and determined in order to achieve the things you want to achieve and, success isn’t easy you need to work hard. BEST MOMENTS “You have to make a lot of sacrifices to get to where you want to go, entrepreneurs are often quite rebellious” “If someone says you can’t do it, take it as motivation to go ahead and do it” “Anyone can be good at sales, but it’s all down to the practice” “If you have a challenge you have to engage with people and bring them around to your passion” “It’s really important to have mentors in your life, to guide you along the way” “When you give back you receive more in return” “The more patients they treated the more money they would get and their brand would grow. Their sales teams were signing up all these practises, we were just delivering and we worked on that brand for 11 years and as a result, become the go-to provider for new Pfizer licensing delivering. Now, the business has developed and with software and development we are now doing clinical audits on a mass scale, it’s been going 17 years.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.kavitaoberoi.com/ Oberoi Consulting – a major provider of healthcare support services to clients including the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS. ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any inves

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Rank #6: #020 Jay Interviews BBC Apprentice Winner And Former Business Partner of Lord Alan Sugar - Joseph Valente

Sep 06 2018
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Welcome to another episode of the Business Mentor Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillion interviews author, director of national boiler installation company ImpraGas and winner of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ Joseph Valente. Get inspired and hear how the 2015 Apprentice winner changed the image of an industry and dominated the competition, but firstly learn more about Joe’s humble beginnings and journey from being expelled from the classroom to winning in the billionaire boardroom. Finally, learn why you should always focus on what you've done and not on what others haven't done, and understand how to back yourself 100% of the time, and always be prepared to risk everything to go to the next level. KEY TAKEAWAYS I’m busy taking the ImpraGas business national and we now cover about 50% of the UK and have hit over £2million in revenue since buying out Lord Sugar.I’ve also been focusing on the 'The Joeseph Valente' brand. My hardworking mother gave me the inspiration and aspiration to get where I am today, but my journey really began when I was expelled from school at 15 years of age. It was then I trained to be a plumber and used my free time as an asset to work in a business, whilst leveraging my time back to get the skills and the education from them. I then took a £15,000 personal loan and ImpraGas was born. I saw a gap in the market as plumbing services were not being sold as services, the industry was reactive. So I decided to package up services and build my client base. I wanted mentorship, exposure and cash and ‘The Apprentice’ offered me all three. I asked myself am I going to risk my business to get a bigger piece of the pie? to take it for the next level? The answer is yes,  you have to risk everything in order to grow and in order to level-up. Jay: What advice would you give your younger self? Joe: You can do all of the things that you believe you can. It's important for younger people to be pushed to achieve, don't let anyone pull you off of your path. Jay: What was the best advice that you got from Lord Sugar? Joe: Always understand your margin. Don't end up becoming a busy fool and make sure you don't dilute your profit margins. BEST MOMENTS "What's the point of teaching me something I won't be good at, I know I'm not good at it so I did everything I possibly could to get out of school" “The school system is tragic and it doesn't teach you the skills you need in order to be successful. Realise that the people that are breaking out of education are the ones that are going ahead and being successful in business.” "I will risk everything to go, where I want to go and once I applied for the apprentice, I knew I had won” "The destiny I told myself was coming true. I'd convinced myself I would win and when I did, it was a relief" "I’m working hard so I can level up and reach the next stage, in business and in life" “Relationships don't last forever in business, accept that, learn from it and move on.” "Don't blame others for your failings, take responsibility and make a change" VALUABLE RESOURCES Expelled from the classroom to billionaire boardroom Lord Sugar's autobiography - What you see is what you get ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen

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Rank #7: #019 How To Turn 37p into £100 Million with Entrepreneur Neville Wright (Part 2)

Aug 30 2018
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DESCRIPTION Welcome to the second part of a two-part special interview with Neville Wright here in Business Mentor Podcast! From rags to riches. We’ve heard this more than a dozen times from the mouths of every entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders. But today, Neville is going to prove to you that it is indeed pretty simple to build a business from absolutely nothing. Listen how he started counting his earnings to zero to millions. Neville shares his personal stories which motivated him to start his business. Discover the rocky start Kiddicare had in the 70s, and how it grew to the multi-million brand it is known for in recent years. KEY TAKEAWAYS Marilyn, Neville's wife, had to face derogatory comments from others about the fact she was working on a building site. In the 70s, it wasn't the "done thing" for women to work on building sites, and Marilyn had had enough. So she told Neville she would run the business instead. Kiddicare began as a second hand shop for babies furniture. But failed to bring in income, and decided to sell it. But on the day theyw ere due to sign over the business, a rep came in and told Neville that with more of a plan, the business would take off. A year later, the business was booming. Neville and Marilyn had so much success, they moved to a much bigger premises time and time again (7 times). The business was originally called Rainbow Warehouse . The Business was renamed Mothercare in the 1980s. You need competitors to move forward Neville explains that the business wouldn't have grown, if his comptitors didn't force him to. Team work makes the dream work. With the right team, Neville made sure that the shop had a tidy exterior, with clean facilities as a bonus to the shop as it gave customers a good impression on top of their excellent service. He had a team of cleaners, litter pickers and gardeners to ensure first impressions were strong to new and returning customers which he believes was vital to the business's success. BEST MOMENTS "We sold it (the business) to a school teacher. And on the day we were going to sign, a rep came in and we said we wouldn't be seeing him anymore, we're going to sell. He said 'why?' and I said 'well there's no passing trade'. He got hold of me by the scruff of the neck, I was about 9 stone, he was about 30 stone, MASSIVE guy, and he dragged me out the shop and pointed me down the road and said 'look! This si the main street in Peterborough!' He swung me round and said 'look Neville, all the poeple coming down this street and they can't see you! It's a terraced house with a flat front and they can't see you because there are shop fronts, houses and offices. And I realsied in that moment that he was passionate about my business." "When you're going up a ladder, you can't jump a rung"   VALUABLE RESOURCES Neville Wright Official Website The Answer is Yes – Now What is the Question? By Neville Wright ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to

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Rank #8: #018 How To Turn 37p into £100 Million with Entrepreneur Neville Wright (Part 1)

Aug 23 2018
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DESCRIPTION Welcome to the first part of a two-part special interview with Neville Wright here in Business Mentor Podcast! From rags to riches. We’ve heard this more than a dozen times from the mouths of every entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders. But today, Neville is going to prove to you that it is indeed pretty simple to build a business from absolutely nothing. Listen how he started counting his earnings to zero to millions. Neville shares his personal stories which motivated him to start his business. Discover what it’s like surviving during the war, how he started and grew his business, how he got inspired by Muhammad Ali, how he was able to keep his employees happy, and many more. Pretty sure a lot of you will want more from Neville’s stories after this episode. But, no worries, Part 2 will be out next week so make sure to watch out for it! KEY TAKEAWAYS Neville, together with his wife Marilyn, decided to start a business in 1974. He was 24 years old that time and didn’t have any money. They were starting a business from scratch. Dyslexia didn’t stop him from doing the things he wanted to do. During the 70s, if you’re dyslexic, they see you as dumb. Aside from being enclosed with people’s wrong perception, he was also having difficulty building a career. Neville worked 17 jobs. He worked as many hours as possible to be able to eat. He couldn’t believe how much he has learned from these jobs. Surviving after war was difficult. All the money he earned was put inside the business. Whatever is left is for their necessities which he says wasn’t a huge difficulty for him. Entrepreneurial skills were already showing when he was a kid. He was always motivated to earn money. His father, a skilled carpenter, motivated him to be self-employed. Regret is a big influencer. What’s the worst thing that could happen? If there’s a problem, you go forward. Just remember not to hold back when you do it. And if you go forward, look at what you did then to learn from them. Timing. Make the right decision at the right time. Know when the margin gets smaller or market’s going to change. It’s a different type of freedom in your workspace if you let everyone be in control. There are 120 people who worked in Kiddicare and Neville is sure that each one of them really wanted to stay work for the company. Not just forced to finance their necessities. They felt that they have the responsibility to freely do what they are passionate about inside the company. Aside from that, their positions and tasks are designed to cater to what they want to achieve from themselves and for the company. BEST MOMENTS   "If he [Muhammad Ali] could lower himself from the champion boxer of the world to champion dustbin collector, then what's wrong with that? If that's the case, I can do it. I can be the champion window cleaner. It's all in the mind. It's the mindset." "Don't give up. You can get through it. You might as well work for yourself." "I never ever will say 'I should have'. I always will do it. Saying it and doing it are two different things."   VALUABLE RESOURCES Neville Wright Official Website The Answer is Yes – Now What is the Question? By Neville Wright ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in

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Rank #9: #017 Are you ready to go into business?

Aug 16 2018
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Tune in to today’s episode to hear Jay’s advice for anybody looking to go into business and become an entrepreneur. Following on from last week's episode Jay shares tips from his own experiences and gives you 10 considerations when thinking about going into business. Understand that a lot of entrepreneurs fall at this hurdle and enter the market unprepared or at the wrong time. Going into business is one of the most critical decisions you will make in life, and it could really make or break your business. Look forward to an upcoming episode where Jay interviews American entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David. KEY TAKEAWAYS Have a vision - Map out your vision moving forward, if you were to have no roadblocks. Don’t hold back and make it exciting. Have your cashflow setup and budgeted - Make sure you plan out your 12-month cashfow plan. If you don’t have cashflow, you don’t have a business. The legal stuff - Do you need to be a limited company or a sole trader? Marketing budget - You must have a marketing budget, no matter how good your idea is. If you don’t get your product or service out in front of others you won’t have a business. You can leverage networking groups as a cheaper way of marketing. Keep money in the bank - Aim to keep 6-12 months worth of capital in the bank to cover your overheads and buy yourself the freedom to build/grow your business Tested the idea and it works - Do your customers like it and will they buy? You need to do the marketing research before creating and scaling. Know what your customers want - Understand the wants and desires of your customers, identify your USP and test the market. Question your business, does it serve a purpose? Mentoring - Make sure you have a mentor to help direct you and keep you accountable. You will need mentors to support you throughout the first five years of your business Q&A with Jay Jay answers a question from a listener wanting to leave his job and start a business. Option 1 - Get an investor from someone who believes in you so you can grow your business. Option 2 - Secure a business partner, ideally someone with a complementary skill set. Option 3 - Start part-time and build your business in your spare time. Reduce the risk and ensure you have finance coming in to build your business. Option 4 - Take time out of work and ask for employment break. Test your skill set and see what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. BEST MOMENTS “The more marketing budget you have the quicker you will grow” “Nothing is sold in the office, you need to get out there” “The more testing you do before you jump into business, the better it will be” “Business can be lonely and you’ll go through times of challenge, get a mentor” “Cashflow is the oxygen of your business” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ #016 The Business Mentor Podcast - 16 Reasons You Should Go Into Business ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace t

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Rank #10: #015 Richard Fuller The Battery Man - What Has 40 Years Of Running A Company Taught Him?

Aug 02 2018
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On today’s episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay talks to Richard Fuller, the Managing Director of County Battery Services Ltd. Jay and Richard discuss investing in sales, expanding the business, being flexible on changes, having a mentor, valuing your staff, and so much more. Richard’s business started in 1974. It was his father’s back then. At the early age of ten, he was already learning the ins and out of their business. Like any other kid, Richard wasn’t fervent with the idea of working with his dad selling batteries, tires, etc. But fate has a mind of its own. At the age of 23, he was left leading the business when his father died that year. Richard was able to expand their business for over 4 decades. It’s bigger than ever and now has three branches. Richard tells Jay that it wasn’t very easy at first. He faced ups and downs in his personal and career life just like any of us. He experienced having his focus shifted, not having enough cash flow to sustain his family’s everyday life, and not sharing his ideas to grow. There’s more to know about Richard’s journey in which we could learn from so make sure to tune in! KEY TAKEAWAYS Invest in sales so you’ll be able to expand your business in the future. When Richard started leading the business, he was just trying to survive on a little cash flow. Sales are very important to make sure your business is growing in the long run. When you do it, make sure you know everything about it. Make sure your prices are set. Look at how your competition’s way of doing it. Find your target audience. Know the profit margins. Find a mentor. Your mentor will give you the guidance you will need. He’ll give you better options. Just like everyone else, we should seek help when we need it. When you start not focusing on your business, your business will suffer. There won’t be any cash flow when this happens. You might lose a source of income. Your staff is your business’ greatest asset. There are times when entrepreneurs want to keep their plans inside their heads. Try sharing it with your staff, it will be easier in the process. Besides, they know the job better. Tough times will come so be prepared. Don’t live day by day. You have to have backup plans and reserves. Flexibility is necessary. You have to adapt to changes quickly. We live in an ever-changing world. Find ways on how you still be on top of your game. You can concentrate on a certain niche. Technology is a big factor in every business lately. If we can use it properly, it will greatly affect our business. For example, Richard’s company is exploring on e-batteries. BEST MOMENTS "The bond between (father and son) is probably better because we're working together." "If you're not careful and you don't plan your sales, then you've got a big problem." “If you’ve got an idea and you think it’s great, get a mentor you could bounce the idea around. Chances of success are gonna be higher.” VALUABLE RESOURCES County Battery Services Ltd Website Fuller Battery Website ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen f

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Rank #11: #014 Jay interviews BBC Dragons Den investment winner ...

Jul 26 2018
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Welcome to another edition of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, your host Jay Dhillion welcomes successful Dragons Den hopeful Ed Hollands. Discover more about Ed’s journey from starting his business, to going on Dragons Den and securing an investment and meeting a life-changing mentor. Learn more about how Ed has grown his advertising company Driven Media to 2,500 trailers and 13 fleets and how you too, can drive your business forward. Jay dives into Ed’s amazing Dragons Den success story and how he spotted a gap in the traditional advertising market and launched Driven Media. Ed urges you to expand your business and become sales focused in order to grow and secure new business. Learn how to gain exposure for your business and consistently grow, by implementing routines and hone your skills and persistence. Jay and Ed discuss why a mentor can give you millions of pounds worth of value and open doors you never knew existed simply by accessing their ‘blackbook’ of contacts. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sales are the oxygen of the business drive you forward. If you can master selling it makes the journey to becoming an entrepreneur much easier. It's essential to not spend months developing your product you need to get out there and start selling because sales fuel your business.   Ed explains that a lot of businesses advertise on television and online, where their competitors are. But where you need to be, is where your competitors aren't and getting in front of loads of people and gaining exposure.   When taking on staff look at 3-month cycles, calculate how long you can keep your staff as they bring in revenue, but give your sales people the tools to succeed and work in the way that best suits them.     Jay: What’s the best thing about securing an investment from a Dragon? Ed: It’s finding someone in that position to help you, she’s a multimillionaire and knows other millionaires. It’s the black book of contacts that makes a huge difference. The power of association lifts you up and gives you the confidence and backing to grow as a business.   BEST MOMENTS "The more people who operate in a market, the harder it is to get noticed” "In any business not run before you can walk" "Taking on staff is a calculated risk" “Our biggest client was New Look and as they grew we grew with them” “The bigger the clients get the more I learn, entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing half the time, but that’s the way it should be” “As long as it all goes into the CRM It doesn’t matter how you bring in the sales, as long as they align with the brand values” “Don’t look at what others are doing on social media, you have to put the graft in, the quickest route is getting started” “If you’re looking to set up a business, there’s nothing better than going to university” “Business is a blend and a balance you need to plan your week for business and for your family”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/tag/dragons-den/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/ info@drivenmedia.co.uk BBC.com/dragonsden   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and

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Rank #12: #013 Ant Knight Interviews The Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

Jul 19 2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, special guest and founder of ‘Never Ever Too Old’ Ant Knight interviews The Business Mentor himself Jay Dhillion. Discover more about Jay’s journey to success and how he has amassed over 100,000 followers online, built multiple businesses and grown this podcast to be the UK’s number one. Ant and Jay dive into the fundamentals of business and how to create cashflow, before anything else. Understand why making money should be a priority first, before the vision or long-term strategy. Jay shares he first business venture and how he created a recruitment business with over 500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million. Jay goes on to talk about how he created a profitable business in just 30 days and to do so you must ‘find the pain’ and find a problem to be solved. Discover more about The Business Mentor Himself, Jay Dhillon KEY TAKEAWAYS Ant Knight - ‘Never ever too old’ community of people taking control of their own lives. If you're not setting out to make money, the chances are you won't make money. 9 times out of 10 your passion won't make you money so ask yourself what will you sell? how much will it make you? and how will you continue your growth? It's okay to make money and once you start making money you'll enjoy it a lot more. Nothing will kill your business more than not making money. If you've got no money, you will not succeed. Look at what your niche is but you should be using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. All you need to do is start, grow your following by bringing good content, you have to provide value. All you need is 100 loyal followers. Getting the right mentor is really important, get someone who has been there and done it. Invest in getting knowledge and find like-minded people whose values match yours. Ant: How do you find your customers? Jay: It's easier now with social media and you can find audiences who are directly interested in your product or service. All you need to do is find groups on Facebook or LinkedIn, join them and interact and find your target market Ant: What does consistency mean to you? Jay: It means turning up every day and putting in the work, focusing on your core area and achieving growth. Tips to grow your podcast Put a focus on it and invest your time. Just do it and start now, but see it as a long-term plan. It’s a platform to get your message out, no matter if there are similar podcasts out there. We’re all unique. Don’t worry too much about the content, just get it out there. Five Tips for Starting a Business Look how you can monistise it. Start small if you don’t have a budget. Get on all the social media platforms and create a powerful network. Get a mentor, and if you can’t afford it read as many books as you can. Have the courage to start. BEST MOMENTS   "You don't have to spend two years building a business if you start you can begin making money quickly." "Start with the end in mind." "Go all in, be focused and lock it down." "I highly recommend you create an email list, to de-risk your business." "Do not buy an email list, it's not the best way of marketing." “Build relationships with people but by providing content, you have to offer something in return and If you get a chance to meet someone face to face it’s invaluable.” “I want to record 3000 episodes of my podcast.” “What you want to do, everyone wants to do, just have the courage to do it.” “One keyword to success - Persistence.”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/yourneverevertooold1/ #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone #009 Interview with Personal Branding Expert Lauren Tickner #007 Follow The Money! Jay Shares 9 Key Takeaways from His meeting with soon to be Billionaire Entrep

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Rank #13: #12 Morning Routine for Success

Jul 18 2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, Jay discusses Routines and you too, can implement a daily routine in your life to achieve success. Jay also brings you the Routines of some of the greats, including Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins and Barack Obama. Jay shares with you his routine to success and tips from the greats, about how to start your day off with a victory. Discover how to implement these tips in your daily life and how to constantly day in, day out achieve success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Tony Robbins: - Starts the day by doing three sets of breathing exercises while displaying gratitude and appreciation. Following this he will pray and be thank you for what he has and what he is yet to receive. Tim Ferris: - Starts the day by meditating, using the app called head space. This is followed up with some light exercise, and the completion of a daily journal, detailing the victories he is looking to achieve today and the ones he has achieved the previous day. Barack Obama: - Wakes up at 5am and exercises, finishes up with green tea and catches up with the news to set himself up for the day ahead Steve Jobs: - Each day he would make his bed and start the day off with a task completed, a small victory. Afterwards he would talk to himself in the mirror and say to himself "If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I'm about to do" If the answer is no, something needs to change Jay’s Routine Step 1: Get up at 5am - In order to do this I do go to bed at 21:30 pm Step 2: Make my bed - Gives me an instant sense of achievement and gives me one straight victory to start the day Step 3: Workout - I do a HIT workout for a minimum of 10 minutes to get ready for the day Step 4: Go for a walk - I go outside to connect with nature, and be happy for what I've got Step 5: Green juice - I have a nutrijuice a blend of kale, celery, apples and honey to give me energy Step 6: Multi-vitamins - Take these to get set up with the day Step 7: Plan my day - Complete a daily five, the five things you need to achieve that day with the most important clearly visible at the top Step 8: Smile - The first interaction with people should be smiling, create a happy place to be BEST MOMENTS - "Eat that frog" Brian Tracy”. - "Make sure you put that most important thing at the top of your daily five and attack it." - "Your morning routine will dictate your day". - “Get a journal and keep track of when your implementing your routines.” - “If you're not happy with what your are doing each day, use this as a signal for change in your life.” - “Get a good start to the day and nothing can stop you.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the c

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Rank #14: #011 Jay Dhillon Interviews Immersion Coach Kul Mahay

Jul 12 2018
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On this episode of Business Mentor Podcast, Jay Dhilllon is joined by Kul Mahay! Jay and Kul talk about Kul’s career background and how he believes leadership should be. Kul emphasizes on the two kinds of leadership (dissonance and resonance), the importance of human interactions, the vulnerability of leaders, authenticity of leadership, removal of negativity from your life, and so much more. KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s normal for leaders to sometimes feel the impostor syndrome. We’re all human beings. Sometimes, despite being successful, we feel we lack internally of Leaders don’t like talking to other leaders about their weaknesses. You think they might have high expectations of you. You might be perceived as weak but it’s okay. You have to feel the vulnerability of being human. The more real you are, the better you are. More intuitive and powerful decisions come. Kul’s dream since he was a kid was to be a police officer. It started settling in his mindset when he was little. Being a police officer meant safety, security, commitment, peacekeeping, etc. Kul thought it was a powerful role to play in the community. Better keep feeding your dream. Kul sent out applications and got 26 rejections. His dream was too strong, he couldn’t give up. He got his dream on the 27th. You need to be hungry for your dream. You’ll earn a resilience if you want it enough. You’re gonna have challenging days. Kul became a leader. According to Kul, if you want your organization to excel in a marked but sustainable way, you have to change your culture. It doesn’t matter if it’s only 10 people or a big 500 group is working under you, Kul does what he terms as ‘management walkabouts’. He talks and connects to every individual. It is only this way you realize the true expertise and depth within your staff. There are two types of leadership: dissonance and resonance. Dissonance is leading in such a way you’re creating a gap between you and the people you’re leading while resonance is about building and bridging the gap with those who you are leading. The moment you’re influencing the outcome for others, you’re a leader. We are at some point in our lives have experienced being a leader. Build human relationships. Talk to your admin lady. Talk to the assistant. They’re the gatekeepers. Talk to the people who know exactly what the process is. Be pleasant to everybody. Remove negativity from your life. People that bring you a bad mood on a daily basis need to be cut off. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family, a friend, or a workmate. Sometimes, it’s healthier if you communicate with them not often as you’re used to. It does not have to be every day. Don’t bottle up everything inside of you. Chances are you’re going to burst at the wrong moment at the wrong time. Let it out. Cry if you have to. Be much more authentic. Be the real you. You’ll be stronger and better. Be authentic to yourself. You want to be seen as you. Show what your passions are. the values are what decides what’s right for you. Every human being has inner spirit. Most don’t know we got it. Most who know it won’t ignite it. Those who recognize it and ignite it are the only people who understand and realize that it’s immense power. Find people who resonate with you and will help you in your journey. You can’t do everything yourself. Get talented people so you can focus on what you do best. Feed your mind. Move your body. Meditate. Kul considers his granddad as his mentor. His granddad came from India with nothing. Kul admires his humility and work ethics. Among his mentors also are John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Liz Brown. BEST MOMENTS “Any human being needs a safe person and a safe place they can offload to.” “I would say that 80% of everything we do in life is about your mindset and 20% is how you do it.” “When you have a dream,

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Rank #15: #010 4 Steps To Create A Powerful Social Network

Jul 05 2018
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Welcome to another episode the Business Mentor Podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas & happenings in the world of business, featuring some very special guests & experts to give you advice and direction on your journey. In this episode, Jay discusses how to create a powerful social network and a core group of like-minded individuals to help you along your journey. Learn how to start, grow and scale your own personal social network and build a core online power-team to support you on your journey. Discover how to fill your Facebook page with positive people and create a feed full of success stories and motivation. We’re consuming social platforms now, more than anything and you need to mirror that in your business. Treat your Facebook friends as a core network KEY TAKEAWAYS 4 Steps to Follow to Build Your Core Social Network Look over all your Facebook friends and decide if their activity benefits you. Remove 85% of your Facebook friends - If they don’t bring you up, remove them. Join like-minded groups, start posting and get known. Connect with the people who are on your journey - The people who can help you. BEST MOMENTS   “Imagine if you had just 800 like-minded people that are part of your journey.” “Be comfortable with people you want to be associated with.” “Create a Social Network within a Social Network.” “Build your social network into your online power-team.” VALUABLE RESOURCES #006 The Business Mentor Podcast - An interview with Grant Cardone #008  The Business Mentor Podcast - Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

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Rank #1: #036 Keeping to Your Annual Goals With my 'Success Wheel' Method

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In this first episode of 2019 Jay provides us with the best way to plan for success over the next 365 days. He shares the key reasons why we may fail and the actions we can all implement when setting goals to ensure success.  Join Jay on a journey to make it the best year ever, achieving accelerated success with our goals and dreams together. KEY TAKEAWAYS Identifying and understanding the key reasons why goals are not reached is a crucial element of successful planning. WHY- Why are you doing this? You need to be doing it for yourself. The why will drive you forward when you might be losing motivation or experiencing challenge. It’s vital to really drill down into the ‘why’ and how it will challenge you in the long term. THE SUCCESS WHEEL – identify your goals in the different areas of the success wheel Financial – where are you now? where do you want to be? what do you want to be earning? Family – Is your goal to spend more quality time with them? Health – without your health you can’t do anything. What are you going to do to improve your health? Business / career– where do you want to be? how are you going to grow your business?  How are you going to start your business? PATIENCE –365 days is a long time. At the start of the year people set their goals and want to make an impact, but then lose focus and motivation because they don’t see something happen immediately. Keep your goals going and make sure you’re persistent over 12 months. Being part of mastermind and mentor groups will help you to keep on track with your goals. SET BACKS – have a contingency plan, setbacks do happen and without a plan you might give up. Accepting that things do happen and being persistent in your approach are key to ensuring you continue to move forward towards your goals. BREAK IT DOWN – it’s vital that your big goals are broken down into manageable and achievable chunks. When making a plan the main goals come from the 4 areas of the success wheel but these need to be broken down into smaller achievable monthly goals. This builds momentum and when you look back over few months you can see what you’ve achieved which builds more momentum. BEST MOMENTS ‘Business is long term game and you want to build something’ ‘Live in the present and do January – then think I’ve achieved stage 1’ ‘Don’t give up when you’ve had a challenging part’ ‘Visualise forward how will you feel at the end of the year’ ‘Want to be able to say I’ve achieved so much this year’ ‘If you do this your success rate will really accelerate’  VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNRouhFVktGDQcCRAzoHydQ   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning

Jan 04 2019
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Rank #2: #031 Interview With Entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David; Founder of Valuetainment With Over 1Million Subscribers

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Welcome to the business mentor podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas, and happenings in the world of business featuring some very special guests and experts to give you advice and direction in your journey. Today, Jay interviews the founder of Valuetainment, the number one YouTube channel for entrepreneurs with over 1million subscribers and owner of the PHP agency, a multi-million-pound sales, marketing and distribution company operating in over 49 states, Patrick Bet David. Listen in to hear his story of business, enterprise, entrepreneurship and mentoring. KEY TAKEAWAYS How to become an entrepreneur.   Take everything as math. You got to sit down and look at the different data that you have that's affecting a lot of things. You're thinking what's growing your business is X which in reality was growing your businesses why and you haven't paid any attention to Y and you've been putting all your focus into X because somebody told you Y is more important than y. You've got to learn the ability to process issues. the more you process issues and the motives behind certain things taking place, business becomes a piece of cake, relationships become a piece of cake, reading people becomes a piece of cake and life becomes a piece of cake.     Think of the next innovative campaign. That is part of the creative genius of the CEO, the entrepreneur.   Leadership development. Leadership development is you focusing on taking your current guys that you have on your team. Passion. Don’t say you have passion and you don’t know what your passion is. Sometimes we are forcing passion upon ourselves, while in reality, it is more important for you to go work with somebody who's passionate to have that passion be injected into you.     The mantra of life. Out-work, out-improve, out-strategize and out-last. Level of curiosity. Wanting to know the madness behind that creativity of successful people, what else are they doing?     BEST MOMENTS “Everything in life is math.” “You've got to learn the ability to process issues.” “What social media has done is if you know how to market and you're a marketer, you're going to enjoy the fruits of your labour the next 5, 10, 15, 20 years, may not be forever, but for today, marketers are going to rule the Empire.” “Sometimes we are forcing passion upon ourselves, while in reality, it is more important for you to go work with somebody who's passionate to have that passion be injected into you.” “If you want to beat everybody, out-improve every one and see what happens to you.” “No one's a big deal. Everyone's a human being.” VALUABLE RESOURCES YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/patrickbetdavid) https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/ ABOUT THE HOST Patrick's incredible story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was 12-years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were later granted US citizenship. After high school, Patrick joined the US military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry. After a tenure with a couple traditional companies such as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company – and did so before age 30. PHP is now one of the fastest growing companies in the financial marketplace with over 7,500 agents in 49 states running £100,000,00 dollar business. In 2012, Patrick launched Valuetainment on YouTube. The channel teaches about the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and inspires people to break from limiting beliefs to achieve their dreams. Valuetainment is referred to as the #1 channel for entrepreneurs and currently has over 1,000,000 subscribers. CONTACT METHOD Twitter (https://twitter.com/@patrickbetdavid) Instagram (https://in

Nov 23 2018
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Rank #3: #025 How to Find Your True Purpose With Paul Lowe

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If you’re feeling a bit lost or jaded in the game of life, this episode could serve as a compass and direct you to your true destination. Today on The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay Dhillon talks to Paul Howe, the HEARTS and minds mentor, about the value of finding your true purpose at the very beginning of every journey, may it be in your career, your business, or your life, in general. Paul also shares his own inspiring stories which he owes a lot to because if not for these experiences, he won’t be as impactful to other people as he is right now. Discover how he got over addiction and the ‘all or nothing’ mindset since being dragged by these kinds of setback is what you should avoid. After the realizations and finding his “Why?”, everything became clear to him – he’s meant to help other people. KEY TAKEAWAY Paul Howe shares his personal stories that shaped him who he is today. He shares how he has witnessed domestic violence, physical & verbal abuse at an early age. So, to cope with the psychological and emotional burden, he acquired addiction – addiction to the Nottingham Forest Football club and alcohol. This led him to lose jobs and relationships. He then realized that the ‘all or nothing’ mindset he got from his experiences, is not sustainable. You can’t give what you don’t have. He was emotionally unstable to help others like he wanted to. “I knew what my purpose was but didn’t have the emotional currency to fulfil it so he went to a personal development... We’re human beings so it’s okay to be vulnerable.” Paul considers Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins as his mentors. Acceptance is good. You have to open yourself to the world. Accept defeat if it happened. Accept that you need help. Accept that there are other people who are more capable than you. Have the strength to show vulnerability and say that you don’t know anything. If you’re looking to go into business, find that purpose. Know the power of questioning yourself: What is your end result? What are you striving for? Is it a balance? Set your vision but once you start the journey, you have to be adaptable. Stop being fixated with what the outcome would be. It won’t be a smooth journey so you have to let go and enjoy it. Jay shares what he loves about mentoring – giving back knowledge and also learning from others. Sharing your experience and seeing a person become successful is very fulfilling. BEST MOMENTS “The two biggest fears we have in our life is not being good enough and not being loved.” – Paul “I was developing these survival skills at a high level. But more importantly, the beacon I add through all my own personal challenges was the fact that I was here to serve others… and become very aware of that.” – Paul “You can’t give what you don’t have.” – Paul “You gotta believe… you’ll get to a point in life where you’ll get something of value. A setback is just part of life.” – Jay “When you wanna get from A to B. Don’t worry too much about connecting the dots… How do I get there? It will happen. You just gotta put the work in and believe the direction that you’re taking.” – Jay VALUABLE RESOURCES Emerging From The Forest: From Pain to Purpose (Mastering the Game of Life) by Paul D. Lowe Nottingham Forest Football Club Deepak Chopra Tony Robbins Mastering Life Podcast ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look,

Oct 11 2018
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Rank #4: #023 Balancing The Big 3 of Your Business

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Welcome to another episode of the Business Mentor Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillon uses his own learning& experience to discuss what the main 3 components of your business; 1.Suppliers, 2.Clients& 3.Staff. He breaks down the why& how to respecting, focussing and balancing the big 3 of your business and the benefit of the three together. VALUABLE RESOURCES Grant Cardone Patrick Bet-David #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

Sep 27 2018
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Rank #5: #022 Kavita Oberoi OBE: Successfully Challenging The Norm With One of The Top UK Entrepreneurs

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In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillon interviews Top 100 influencer and British entrepreneur, founder of healthcare support service Oberoi Consulting, public speaker and Secret Millionaire, Kavita Oberoi OBE Kavita Oberoi is one of the UK's most highly regarded successful entrepreneurs and social philanthropists, with a multi-million-pound business portfolio and a net-worth of over £10 million. Jay and Kavita discuss the vital ingredients needed, to be successful in business and the skills you need to develop in order to make it to the top. Tune in today to hear Kavita’s inspiring rise to success and learn how you too, can start, grow and scale your own business, with the right knowledge, passion and people around you. KEY TAKEAWAYS Jay: What did University teach you? Kavita: For me, if I’m doing something, I always have the self-motivation to go to the top. You need to keep the right company around you and in my case, the people around me were all hard working and focused, and it rubbed off on me. At University you need to be passionate about what you’re doing and achieve your goals. Jay: What are your thoughts on sales? Kavita: Business is about people, so you have to be a good people person and sales teaches you about being knocked down and trying again. It teaches you resilience and anywhere in which you can experience it teaches you a lot. Jay: What was the transition from your medical sales job to set up a business? Kavita: I got married, whilst this was amazing his family were very traditional and that meant It wasn’t right for me to go out to work. Over-time I improved in my job, transferred locations and I was on top of my game, but after maternity leave, I was turned down for a promotion and it was then I decided to leave my job and start my own business. Seeing a gap in the market for clinical audit provision, I left Bayer to set up my first company in 2001 – Oberoi Consulting. I gained my first lucrative contract with global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and we took on over 800 practices in the first 6-months, it was a £500,000 project. Jay: Can you share some tips with the audience from your amazing career? Kavita: You must be passionate about what you choose to do, you must be focused and determined in order to achieve the things you want to achieve and, success isn’t easy you need to work hard. BEST MOMENTS “You have to make a lot of sacrifices to get to where you want to go, entrepreneurs are often quite rebellious” “If someone says you can’t do it, take it as motivation to go ahead and do it” “Anyone can be good at sales, but it’s all down to the practice” “If you have a challenge you have to engage with people and bring them around to your passion” “It’s really important to have mentors in your life, to guide you along the way” “When you give back you receive more in return” “The more patients they treated the more money they would get and their brand would grow. Their sales teams were signing up all these practises, we were just delivering and we worked on that brand for 11 years and as a result, become the go-to provider for new Pfizer licensing delivering. Now, the business has developed and with software and development we are now doing clinical audits on a mass scale, it’s been going 17 years.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.kavitaoberoi.com/ Oberoi Consulting – a major provider of healthcare support services to clients including the pharmaceutical industry and the NHS. ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any inves

Sep 20 2018
45 mins
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Rank #6: #020 Jay Interviews BBC Apprentice Winner And Former Business Partner of Lord Alan Sugar - Joseph Valente

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Welcome to another episode of the Business Mentor Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Jay Dhillion interviews author, director of national boiler installation company ImpraGas and winner of the BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’ Joseph Valente. Get inspired and hear how the 2015 Apprentice winner changed the image of an industry and dominated the competition, but firstly learn more about Joe’s humble beginnings and journey from being expelled from the classroom to winning in the billionaire boardroom. Finally, learn why you should always focus on what you've done and not on what others haven't done, and understand how to back yourself 100% of the time, and always be prepared to risk everything to go to the next level. KEY TAKEAWAYS I’m busy taking the ImpraGas business national and we now cover about 50% of the UK and have hit over £2million in revenue since buying out Lord Sugar.I’ve also been focusing on the 'The Joeseph Valente' brand. My hardworking mother gave me the inspiration and aspiration to get where I am today, but my journey really began when I was expelled from school at 15 years of age. It was then I trained to be a plumber and used my free time as an asset to work in a business, whilst leveraging my time back to get the skills and the education from them. I then took a £15,000 personal loan and ImpraGas was born. I saw a gap in the market as plumbing services were not being sold as services, the industry was reactive. So I decided to package up services and build my client base. I wanted mentorship, exposure and cash and ‘The Apprentice’ offered me all three. I asked myself am I going to risk my business to get a bigger piece of the pie? to take it for the next level? The answer is yes,  you have to risk everything in order to grow and in order to level-up. Jay: What advice would you give your younger self? Joe: You can do all of the things that you believe you can. It's important for younger people to be pushed to achieve, don't let anyone pull you off of your path. Jay: What was the best advice that you got from Lord Sugar? Joe: Always understand your margin. Don't end up becoming a busy fool and make sure you don't dilute your profit margins. BEST MOMENTS "What's the point of teaching me something I won't be good at, I know I'm not good at it so I did everything I possibly could to get out of school" “The school system is tragic and it doesn't teach you the skills you need in order to be successful. Realise that the people that are breaking out of education are the ones that are going ahead and being successful in business.” "I will risk everything to go, where I want to go and once I applied for the apprentice, I knew I had won” "The destiny I told myself was coming true. I'd convinced myself I would win and when I did, it was a relief" "I’m working hard so I can level up and reach the next stage, in business and in life" “Relationships don't last forever in business, accept that, learn from it and move on.” "Don't blame others for your failings, take responsibility and make a change" VALUABLE RESOURCES Expelled from the classroom to billionaire boardroom Lord Sugar's autobiography - What you see is what you get ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen

Sep 06 2018
49 mins
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Rank #7: #019 How To Turn 37p into £100 Million with Entrepreneur Neville Wright (Part 2)

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DESCRIPTION Welcome to the second part of a two-part special interview with Neville Wright here in Business Mentor Podcast! From rags to riches. We’ve heard this more than a dozen times from the mouths of every entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders. But today, Neville is going to prove to you that it is indeed pretty simple to build a business from absolutely nothing. Listen how he started counting his earnings to zero to millions. Neville shares his personal stories which motivated him to start his business. Discover the rocky start Kiddicare had in the 70s, and how it grew to the multi-million brand it is known for in recent years. KEY TAKEAWAYS Marilyn, Neville's wife, had to face derogatory comments from others about the fact she was working on a building site. In the 70s, it wasn't the "done thing" for women to work on building sites, and Marilyn had had enough. So she told Neville she would run the business instead. Kiddicare began as a second hand shop for babies furniture. But failed to bring in income, and decided to sell it. But on the day theyw ere due to sign over the business, a rep came in and told Neville that with more of a plan, the business would take off. A year later, the business was booming. Neville and Marilyn had so much success, they moved to a much bigger premises time and time again (7 times). The business was originally called Rainbow Warehouse . The Business was renamed Mothercare in the 1980s. You need competitors to move forward Neville explains that the business wouldn't have grown, if his comptitors didn't force him to. Team work makes the dream work. With the right team, Neville made sure that the shop had a tidy exterior, with clean facilities as a bonus to the shop as it gave customers a good impression on top of their excellent service. He had a team of cleaners, litter pickers and gardeners to ensure first impressions were strong to new and returning customers which he believes was vital to the business's success. BEST MOMENTS "We sold it (the business) to a school teacher. And on the day we were going to sign, a rep came in and we said we wouldn't be seeing him anymore, we're going to sell. He said 'why?' and I said 'well there's no passing trade'. He got hold of me by the scruff of the neck, I was about 9 stone, he was about 30 stone, MASSIVE guy, and he dragged me out the shop and pointed me down the road and said 'look! This si the main street in Peterborough!' He swung me round and said 'look Neville, all the poeple coming down this street and they can't see you! It's a terraced house with a flat front and they can't see you because there are shop fronts, houses and offices. And I realsied in that moment that he was passionate about my business." "When you're going up a ladder, you can't jump a rung"   VALUABLE RESOURCES Neville Wright Official Website The Answer is Yes – Now What is the Question? By Neville Wright ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to

Aug 30 2018
43 mins
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Rank #8: #018 How To Turn 37p into £100 Million with Entrepreneur Neville Wright (Part 1)

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DESCRIPTION Welcome to the first part of a two-part special interview with Neville Wright here in Business Mentor Podcast! From rags to riches. We’ve heard this more than a dozen times from the mouths of every entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders. But today, Neville is going to prove to you that it is indeed pretty simple to build a business from absolutely nothing. Listen how he started counting his earnings to zero to millions. Neville shares his personal stories which motivated him to start his business. Discover what it’s like surviving during the war, how he started and grew his business, how he got inspired by Muhammad Ali, how he was able to keep his employees happy, and many more. Pretty sure a lot of you will want more from Neville’s stories after this episode. But, no worries, Part 2 will be out next week so make sure to watch out for it! KEY TAKEAWAYS Neville, together with his wife Marilyn, decided to start a business in 1974. He was 24 years old that time and didn’t have any money. They were starting a business from scratch. Dyslexia didn’t stop him from doing the things he wanted to do. During the 70s, if you’re dyslexic, they see you as dumb. Aside from being enclosed with people’s wrong perception, he was also having difficulty building a career. Neville worked 17 jobs. He worked as many hours as possible to be able to eat. He couldn’t believe how much he has learned from these jobs. Surviving after war was difficult. All the money he earned was put inside the business. Whatever is left is for their necessities which he says wasn’t a huge difficulty for him. Entrepreneurial skills were already showing when he was a kid. He was always motivated to earn money. His father, a skilled carpenter, motivated him to be self-employed. Regret is a big influencer. What’s the worst thing that could happen? If there’s a problem, you go forward. Just remember not to hold back when you do it. And if you go forward, look at what you did then to learn from them. Timing. Make the right decision at the right time. Know when the margin gets smaller or market’s going to change. It’s a different type of freedom in your workspace if you let everyone be in control. There are 120 people who worked in Kiddicare and Neville is sure that each one of them really wanted to stay work for the company. Not just forced to finance their necessities. They felt that they have the responsibility to freely do what they are passionate about inside the company. Aside from that, their positions and tasks are designed to cater to what they want to achieve from themselves and for the company. BEST MOMENTS   "If he [Muhammad Ali] could lower himself from the champion boxer of the world to champion dustbin collector, then what's wrong with that? If that's the case, I can do it. I can be the champion window cleaner. It's all in the mind. It's the mindset." "Don't give up. You can get through it. You might as well work for yourself." "I never ever will say 'I should have'. I always will do it. Saying it and doing it are two different things."   VALUABLE RESOURCES Neville Wright Official Website The Answer is Yes – Now What is the Question? By Neville Wright ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in

Aug 23 2018
43 mins
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Rank #9: #017 Are you ready to go into business?

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Tune in to today’s episode to hear Jay’s advice for anybody looking to go into business and become an entrepreneur. Following on from last week's episode Jay shares tips from his own experiences and gives you 10 considerations when thinking about going into business. Understand that a lot of entrepreneurs fall at this hurdle and enter the market unprepared or at the wrong time. Going into business is one of the most critical decisions you will make in life, and it could really make or break your business. Look forward to an upcoming episode where Jay interviews American entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David. KEY TAKEAWAYS Have a vision - Map out your vision moving forward, if you were to have no roadblocks. Don’t hold back and make it exciting. Have your cashflow setup and budgeted - Make sure you plan out your 12-month cashfow plan. If you don’t have cashflow, you don’t have a business. The legal stuff - Do you need to be a limited company or a sole trader? Marketing budget - You must have a marketing budget, no matter how good your idea is. If you don’t get your product or service out in front of others you won’t have a business. You can leverage networking groups as a cheaper way of marketing. Keep money in the bank - Aim to keep 6-12 months worth of capital in the bank to cover your overheads and buy yourself the freedom to build/grow your business Tested the idea and it works - Do your customers like it and will they buy? You need to do the marketing research before creating and scaling. Know what your customers want - Understand the wants and desires of your customers, identify your USP and test the market. Question your business, does it serve a purpose? Mentoring - Make sure you have a mentor to help direct you and keep you accountable. You will need mentors to support you throughout the first five years of your business Q&A with Jay Jay answers a question from a listener wanting to leave his job and start a business. Option 1 - Get an investor from someone who believes in you so you can grow your business. Option 2 - Secure a business partner, ideally someone with a complementary skill set. Option 3 - Start part-time and build your business in your spare time. Reduce the risk and ensure you have finance coming in to build your business. Option 4 - Take time out of work and ask for employment break. Test your skill set and see what it’s like to be an entrepreneur. BEST MOMENTS “The more marketing budget you have the quicker you will grow” “Nothing is sold in the office, you need to get out there” “The more testing you do before you jump into business, the better it will be” “Business can be lonely and you’ll go through times of challenge, get a mentor” “Cashflow is the oxygen of your business” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ #016 The Business Mentor Podcast - 16 Reasons You Should Go Into Business ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace t

Aug 16 2018
12 mins
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Rank #10: #015 Richard Fuller The Battery Man - What Has 40 Years Of Running A Company Taught Him?

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On today’s episode of The Business Mentor Podcast, Jay talks to Richard Fuller, the Managing Director of County Battery Services Ltd. Jay and Richard discuss investing in sales, expanding the business, being flexible on changes, having a mentor, valuing your staff, and so much more. Richard’s business started in 1974. It was his father’s back then. At the early age of ten, he was already learning the ins and out of their business. Like any other kid, Richard wasn’t fervent with the idea of working with his dad selling batteries, tires, etc. But fate has a mind of its own. At the age of 23, he was left leading the business when his father died that year. Richard was able to expand their business for over 4 decades. It’s bigger than ever and now has three branches. Richard tells Jay that it wasn’t very easy at first. He faced ups and downs in his personal and career life just like any of us. He experienced having his focus shifted, not having enough cash flow to sustain his family’s everyday life, and not sharing his ideas to grow. There’s more to know about Richard’s journey in which we could learn from so make sure to tune in! KEY TAKEAWAYS Invest in sales so you’ll be able to expand your business in the future. When Richard started leading the business, he was just trying to survive on a little cash flow. Sales are very important to make sure your business is growing in the long run. When you do it, make sure you know everything about it. Make sure your prices are set. Look at how your competition’s way of doing it. Find your target audience. Know the profit margins. Find a mentor. Your mentor will give you the guidance you will need. He’ll give you better options. Just like everyone else, we should seek help when we need it. When you start not focusing on your business, your business will suffer. There won’t be any cash flow when this happens. You might lose a source of income. Your staff is your business’ greatest asset. There are times when entrepreneurs want to keep their plans inside their heads. Try sharing it with your staff, it will be easier in the process. Besides, they know the job better. Tough times will come so be prepared. Don’t live day by day. You have to have backup plans and reserves. Flexibility is necessary. You have to adapt to changes quickly. We live in an ever-changing world. Find ways on how you still be on top of your game. You can concentrate on a certain niche. Technology is a big factor in every business lately. If we can use it properly, it will greatly affect our business. For example, Richard’s company is exploring on e-batteries. BEST MOMENTS "The bond between (father and son) is probably better because we're working together." "If you're not careful and you don't plan your sales, then you've got a big problem." “If you’ve got an idea and you think it’s great, get a mentor you could bounce the idea around. Chances of success are gonna be higher.” VALUABLE RESOURCES County Battery Services Ltd Website Fuller Battery Website ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen f

Aug 02 2018
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Rank #11: #014 Jay interviews BBC Dragons Den investment winner ...

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Welcome to another edition of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, your host Jay Dhillion welcomes successful Dragons Den hopeful Ed Hollands. Discover more about Ed’s journey from starting his business, to going on Dragons Den and securing an investment and meeting a life-changing mentor. Learn more about how Ed has grown his advertising company Driven Media to 2,500 trailers and 13 fleets and how you too, can drive your business forward. Jay dives into Ed’s amazing Dragons Den success story and how he spotted a gap in the traditional advertising market and launched Driven Media. Ed urges you to expand your business and become sales focused in order to grow and secure new business. Learn how to gain exposure for your business and consistently grow, by implementing routines and hone your skills and persistence. Jay and Ed discuss why a mentor can give you millions of pounds worth of value and open doors you never knew existed simply by accessing their ‘blackbook’ of contacts. KEY TAKEAWAYS Sales are the oxygen of the business drive you forward. If you can master selling it makes the journey to becoming an entrepreneur much easier. It's essential to not spend months developing your product you need to get out there and start selling because sales fuel your business.   Ed explains that a lot of businesses advertise on television and online, where their competitors are. But where you need to be, is where your competitors aren't and getting in front of loads of people and gaining exposure.   When taking on staff look at 3-month cycles, calculate how long you can keep your staff as they bring in revenue, but give your sales people the tools to succeed and work in the way that best suits them.     Jay: What’s the best thing about securing an investment from a Dragon? Ed: It’s finding someone in that position to help you, she’s a multimillionaire and knows other millionaires. It’s the black book of contacts that makes a huge difference. The power of association lifts you up and gives you the confidence and backing to grow as a business.   BEST MOMENTS "The more people who operate in a market, the harder it is to get noticed” "In any business not run before you can walk" "Taking on staff is a calculated risk" “Our biggest client was New Look and as they grew we grew with them” “The bigger the clients get the more I learn, entrepreneurs don’t know what they’re doing half the time, but that’s the way it should be” “As long as it all goes into the CRM It doesn’t matter how you bring in the sales, as long as they align with the brand values” “Don’t look at what others are doing on social media, you have to put the graft in, the quickest route is getting started” “If you’re looking to set up a business, there’s nothing better than going to university” “Business is a blend and a balance you need to plan your week for business and for your family”     VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/tag/dragons-den/ https://www.drivenmedia.co.uk/ info@drivenmedia.co.uk BBC.com/dragonsden   ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and

Jul 26 2018
57 mins
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Rank #12: #013 Ant Knight Interviews The Business Mentor Jay Dhillon

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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, special guest and founder of ‘Never Ever Too Old’ Ant Knight interviews The Business Mentor himself Jay Dhillion. Discover more about Jay’s journey to success and how he has amassed over 100,000 followers online, built multiple businesses and grown this podcast to be the UK’s number one. Ant and Jay dive into the fundamentals of business and how to create cashflow, before anything else. Understand why making money should be a priority first, before the vision or long-term strategy. Jay shares he first business venture and how he created a recruitment business with over 500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million. Jay goes on to talk about how he created a profitable business in just 30 days and to do so you must ‘find the pain’ and find a problem to be solved. Discover more about The Business Mentor Himself, Jay Dhillon KEY TAKEAWAYS Ant Knight - ‘Never ever too old’ community of people taking control of their own lives. If you're not setting out to make money, the chances are you won't make money. 9 times out of 10 your passion won't make you money so ask yourself what will you sell? how much will it make you? and how will you continue your growth? It's okay to make money and once you start making money you'll enjoy it a lot more. Nothing will kill your business more than not making money. If you've got no money, you will not succeed. Look at what your niche is but you should be using Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. All you need to do is start, grow your following by bringing good content, you have to provide value. All you need is 100 loyal followers. Getting the right mentor is really important, get someone who has been there and done it. Invest in getting knowledge and find like-minded people whose values match yours. Ant: How do you find your customers? Jay: It's easier now with social media and you can find audiences who are directly interested in your product or service. All you need to do is find groups on Facebook or LinkedIn, join them and interact and find your target market Ant: What does consistency mean to you? Jay: It means turning up every day and putting in the work, focusing on your core area and achieving growth. Tips to grow your podcast Put a focus on it and invest your time. Just do it and start now, but see it as a long-term plan. It’s a platform to get your message out, no matter if there are similar podcasts out there. We’re all unique. Don’t worry too much about the content, just get it out there. Five Tips for Starting a Business Look how you can monistise it. Start small if you don’t have a budget. Get on all the social media platforms and create a powerful network. Get a mentor, and if you can’t afford it read as many books as you can. Have the courage to start. BEST MOMENTS   "You don't have to spend two years building a business if you start you can begin making money quickly." "Start with the end in mind." "Go all in, be focused and lock it down." "I highly recommend you create an email list, to de-risk your business." "Do not buy an email list, it's not the best way of marketing." “Build relationships with people but by providing content, you have to offer something in return and If you get a chance to meet someone face to face it’s invaluable.” “I want to record 3000 episodes of my podcast.” “What you want to do, everyone wants to do, just have the courage to do it.” “One keyword to success - Persistence.”   VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/yourneverevertooold1/ #008 Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone #009 Interview with Personal Branding Expert Lauren Tickner #007 Follow The Money! Jay Shares 9 Key Takeaways from His meeting with soon to be Billionaire Entrep

Jul 19 2018
54 mins
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Rank #13: #12 Morning Routine for Success

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Welcome to another episode of The Business Mentor Podcast. In this episode, Jay discusses Routines and you too, can implement a daily routine in your life to achieve success. Jay also brings you the Routines of some of the greats, including Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins and Barack Obama. Jay shares with you his routine to success and tips from the greats, about how to start your day off with a victory. Discover how to implement these tips in your daily life and how to constantly day in, day out achieve success. KEY TAKEAWAYS Tony Robbins: - Starts the day by doing three sets of breathing exercises while displaying gratitude and appreciation. Following this he will pray and be thank you for what he has and what he is yet to receive. Tim Ferris: - Starts the day by meditating, using the app called head space. This is followed up with some light exercise, and the completion of a daily journal, detailing the victories he is looking to achieve today and the ones he has achieved the previous day. Barack Obama: - Wakes up at 5am and exercises, finishes up with green tea and catches up with the news to set himself up for the day ahead Steve Jobs: - Each day he would make his bed and start the day off with a task completed, a small victory. Afterwards he would talk to himself in the mirror and say to himself "If today was the last day of my life, would I be happy with what I'm about to do" If the answer is no, something needs to change Jay’s Routine Step 1: Get up at 5am - In order to do this I do go to bed at 21:30 pm Step 2: Make my bed - Gives me an instant sense of achievement and gives me one straight victory to start the day Step 3: Workout - I do a HIT workout for a minimum of 10 minutes to get ready for the day Step 4: Go for a walk - I go outside to connect with nature, and be happy for what I've got Step 5: Green juice - I have a nutrijuice a blend of kale, celery, apples and honey to give me energy Step 6: Multi-vitamins - Take these to get set up with the day Step 7: Plan my day - Complete a daily five, the five things you need to achieve that day with the most important clearly visible at the top Step 8: Smile - The first interaction with people should be smiling, create a happy place to be BEST MOMENTS - "Eat that frog" Brian Tracy”. - "Make sure you put that most important thing at the top of your daily five and attack it." - "Your morning routine will dictate your day". - “Get a journal and keep track of when your implementing your routines.” - “If you're not happy with what your are doing each day, use this as a signal for change in your life.” - “Get a good start to the day and nothing can stop you.” VALUABLE RESOURCES https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age 33 Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the c

Jul 18 2018
9 mins
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Rank #14: #011 Jay Dhillon Interviews Immersion Coach Kul Mahay

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On this episode of Business Mentor Podcast, Jay Dhilllon is joined by Kul Mahay! Jay and Kul talk about Kul’s career background and how he believes leadership should be. Kul emphasizes on the two kinds of leadership (dissonance and resonance), the importance of human interactions, the vulnerability of leaders, authenticity of leadership, removal of negativity from your life, and so much more. KEY TAKEAWAYS It’s normal for leaders to sometimes feel the impostor syndrome. We’re all human beings. Sometimes, despite being successful, we feel we lack internally of Leaders don’t like talking to other leaders about their weaknesses. You think they might have high expectations of you. You might be perceived as weak but it’s okay. You have to feel the vulnerability of being human. The more real you are, the better you are. More intuitive and powerful decisions come. Kul’s dream since he was a kid was to be a police officer. It started settling in his mindset when he was little. Being a police officer meant safety, security, commitment, peacekeeping, etc. Kul thought it was a powerful role to play in the community. Better keep feeding your dream. Kul sent out applications and got 26 rejections. His dream was too strong, he couldn’t give up. He got his dream on the 27th. You need to be hungry for your dream. You’ll earn a resilience if you want it enough. You’re gonna have challenging days. Kul became a leader. According to Kul, if you want your organization to excel in a marked but sustainable way, you have to change your culture. It doesn’t matter if it’s only 10 people or a big 500 group is working under you, Kul does what he terms as ‘management walkabouts’. He talks and connects to every individual. It is only this way you realize the true expertise and depth within your staff. There are two types of leadership: dissonance and resonance. Dissonance is leading in such a way you’re creating a gap between you and the people you’re leading while resonance is about building and bridging the gap with those who you are leading. The moment you’re influencing the outcome for others, you’re a leader. We are at some point in our lives have experienced being a leader. Build human relationships. Talk to your admin lady. Talk to the assistant. They’re the gatekeepers. Talk to the people who know exactly what the process is. Be pleasant to everybody. Remove negativity from your life. People that bring you a bad mood on a daily basis need to be cut off. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family, a friend, or a workmate. Sometimes, it’s healthier if you communicate with them not often as you’re used to. It does not have to be every day. Don’t bottle up everything inside of you. Chances are you’re going to burst at the wrong moment at the wrong time. Let it out. Cry if you have to. Be much more authentic. Be the real you. You’ll be stronger and better. Be authentic to yourself. You want to be seen as you. Show what your passions are. the values are what decides what’s right for you. Every human being has inner spirit. Most don’t know we got it. Most who know it won’t ignite it. Those who recognize it and ignite it are the only people who understand and realize that it’s immense power. Find people who resonate with you and will help you in your journey. You can’t do everything yourself. Get talented people so you can focus on what you do best. Feed your mind. Move your body. Meditate. Kul considers his granddad as his mentor. His granddad came from India with nothing. Kul admires his humility and work ethics. Among his mentors also are John C. Maxwell, Tony Robbins, Liz Brown. BEST MOMENTS “Any human being needs a safe person and a safe place they can offload to.” “I would say that 80% of everything we do in life is about your mindset and 20% is how you do it.” “When you have a dream,

Jul 12 2018
57 mins
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Rank #15: #010 4 Steps To Create A Powerful Social Network

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Welcome to another episode the Business Mentor Podcast. This podcast is where we share and discuss the experiences, ideas & happenings in the world of business, featuring some very special guests & experts to give you advice and direction on your journey. In this episode, Jay discusses how to create a powerful social network and a core group of like-minded individuals to help you along your journey. Learn how to start, grow and scale your own personal social network and build a core online power-team to support you on your journey. Discover how to fill your Facebook page with positive people and create a feed full of success stories and motivation. We’re consuming social platforms now, more than anything and you need to mirror that in your business. Treat your Facebook friends as a core network KEY TAKEAWAYS 4 Steps to Follow to Build Your Core Social Network Look over all your Facebook friends and decide if their activity benefits you. Remove 85% of your Facebook friends - If they don’t bring you up, remove them. Join like-minded groups, start posting and get known. Connect with the people who are on your journey - The people who can help you. BEST MOMENTS   “Imagine if you had just 800 like-minded people that are part of your journey.” “Be comfortable with people you want to be associated with.” “Create a Social Network within a Social Network.” “Build your social network into your online power-team.” VALUABLE RESOURCES #006 The Business Mentor Podcast - An interview with Grant Cardone #008  The Business Mentor Podcast - Creating a Profitable Business in 30 Days with Luca Gallone ABOUT THE HOST Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few. Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success. A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles. After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast. Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast. In the UK alone 95% of business fail within the first five years and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number. Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show. CONTACT METHOD https://www.jay-dhillon.com/ https://uk.linkedin.com/in/jaydhillon https://www.instagram.com/jaydhillonuk/ https://www.facebook.com/JaydhillonUK/ Jay@businessmentorpodcast.com

Jul 05 2018
11 mins
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