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Business Start-Up True Story (Inspiring)

You may know Duncan Bannatyne from the original version of Dragons Den based in Britain. (Quick Bio Below)

The story:

Bannatyne was told by his mother that, due to the family’s lack of money, he could not have a bicycle. To amend the problem he asked the local newsagents if he could have a paper round job and was told he could have one if he could get a list of one hundred interested people. Duncan painstakingly knocked on many doors and with extreme determination eventually had a list of one hundred customers. Armed with this list, young Bannatyne received the job and eventually a brand new bike.

old school bicycle

Duncan Walker BannatyneOBE (born 2 February 1949)[1] is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, best selling author and former actor. His wealth was estimated at £320 million by the Sunday Times Rich List in 2009 making him the 167th Richest individual in Great Britain. His business interests include Health Clubs, Hotels, Media, TV,Stage Schools, Property and Transport. He is most famous for his appearance as a business angel on the BBC programme Dragons’ Den.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration, Sales | , | Leave a comment

Guy Kawasaki – The Art of the Start

Great video for anyone wanting to start a business.   For you Business or IT Geeks, or even Mac users, you’ll know who he is.  He’s a Venture Capitalist, a true Entrepreneur and has several books and a popular blog that’s powered by WordPress as well 😉

June 14, 2009 Posted by | Business, Business Development, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Videos | , , , , , , | Leave a comment