There is only ONE guaranteed path to success in business and that is to become #1 in your niche, locality, market or industry.
If you don’t achieve that, you risk not just your business, but your whole lifestyle.
Every market that ever existed ends up with one major player, one runner up, a lowly third place and a whole bunch of other competing businesses (there are always exceptions of course, but these tend to be massive corporates like the banks and supermarkets – and good luck to them).
The big players fill every available slot they possibly can as fast as possible. It makes complete sense – they don’t want competition.
The Biggest Mistake
But the biggest mistake is thinking you cannot be #1 (you don’t have to be a Richard Branson or Arianna Huffington).
When I first started I hit the jackpot. I was first to market with a Courier business and grew it with minimal effort.
I sold it a few years later for a large sum and set up a recording studio to pursue my dream of becoming a rock star… and failed!
And so I had to do it all over again. Only this time it took me 5 more businesses and considerably more years (overcoming nearly £50,000 of personal debt at one point).
And it all came good again. I took my last business (British software company Accountz) from zero to over 36,000 customers and achieved multi-million pounds in revenues during the process.
But that wasn’t the end of the story!
The Best Thing
Along the way I had helped literally thousands of small businesses in most industries.
They had come to my seminars and workshops. They had read my books. I had answered thousands of forum posts. And I had personally talked with hundreds one-on-one on the phone.
And I knew it was time for a change. So I set up Legendary Business Owners.
It was the best decision I’ve ever made in business.
Having been part of and worked for a board in the last company I founded, I was back on my own again.
It gave me the courage I needed to start one more brilliant business. A business to help others get what they want from their business without having to go through the long haul I had been through.
To help professionals clarify their vision, find their audience, position their product, do their marketing and generate a good deal of money.
Does That Sound Like You?
I have developed a step by step framework suited to entrepreneurs and individual business owners willing to step up their commitment and make the changes needed to become richly successful.
I will take you through the five key stages to unlock your potential. We start with your vision and end with a step by step plan purpose built to help you grow your business.
If that sounds like you click here to find out more about my Advanced Business School.
Quentin Pain FIAB, MIoD
Legendary Business Owners Ltd
Small Business Mentor of the Year 2013
Voted Enterprise Nation Top 10 Business Advisor 2015