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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

    An Inspirational Story of Building a £100 Million Business & Burning Your Bridges with Neville Wright

    An Inspirational Story of Building a £100 Million Business & Burning Your Bridges with Neville Wright

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    In the brand New Studio for the 'Business Mentor Podcast' Jay talks once again to Neville Wright, self-made millionaire, mentor and motivational speaker, about his story to date. Much has happened in the past year, including the sale of his business.

    Neville joins Jay today for a wise, warm and witty conversation about the highs and lows in his recent business dealings, and the wisdom he’s gained along the way, all delivered in Neville’s uniquely appealing style.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Opportunities come in all shapes and sizes. You need to remember to keep your eyes open and look for them whenever you can.

     
    Security doesn’t come from merely owning a property, or having money. Security is a state of mind. It’s the feeling of safety that you achieve through believing in yourself and what you can do.

     
    Don’t ever take advantage of people. It should always be a win-win situation for both of you. We’re all trying to do the best we can. 

     
    One of the most common mistakes people make when their business is doing well, is that they fail to look to the future to see how they will fare. In the blink of an eye, your business model can be replaced or obsolete, so judge each offer well, and make sure your future is secure.

     
    Neville was shown the folly of regret by his own father, whose business ventures resulted in remorse, when he turned down many lucrative offers in favour of treading the same, familiar path. Life could well have been very different if he had taken the opportunities as they’d arisen.

     
    Burn your bridges - Having a trade to “fall back on” isn’t a good thing. If anything, it stops you from taking too many chances. Putting yourself out there completely forces you to think creatively.

     
    Patience and humility are most definitely the virtues that saw Neville and Kiddicare thrive. Doors were slammed in their face at the outset, but by remaining polite, professional and tenacious, they achieved their greatest success.

     
    Each day of your business’s operation is an opportunity for change. If it doesn’t change, even in an incremental way, from one day to the next, then you’re stagnating.

     
    Your core values must always remain at the heart of your business. In Neville’s case, the main tenet was to always ensure that he and his wife were working together. When this value was threatened, he drew back. 

     
    Neville has used his dyslexia as a tool to drive him forward. When people put you down, it can be used as a positive, as it forces you to be more creative in terms of equalling your playing field

     

    BEST MOMENTS
    ’I like to keep it real’
    ‘Use every minute of the day’
    ’Together we were stronger’
    ’I will never say “I should have”'
    ‘You emulate the people you admire’
    ‘You have to innovate'
    ‘We stood out because we cared’

    VALUABLE RESOURCES
    https://www.jay-dhillon.com
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    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

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Battle Ready or Business Savvy?

    Battle Ready or Business Savvy?

    Jay has a great philosophy about how to get things done when you face any challenging situation in business. The flight and fight mode of thinking is a powerful tool that Jay shares with his mentees and it has proven successful across many different challenges. 

    During the day as entrepreneurs, you are constantly thinking and it is these thought processes that put you in either flight or fight mode. 

    Fight mode is not positive and will not enable you to find the solution you need to move forward but if you get yourself into flight mode you are being business savvy and will be able to think creatively, find a solution and move forward. 

      

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 
    In any situation, you have to make a conscious choice about whether you respond in a fight or flight mode. 
    Fight mode is when you are tense – looking at problems, thinking that the world is against me. It’s my fault, their fault you don’t take responsibility 
    Flight mode is when you frame your thinking in a more positive way – e.g. If the client hasn’t paid, why haven’t they paid there must be a reason, can we sort out a payment plan. 
    If you are in fight mode you are personally getting angry and are not thinking forward to a possible solution 
    If you are in fight mode you are not going to get to the problem and you cannot solve a problem unless you can think creatively about it. 
    If something negative happens you have to get into flight mode to be able to work on it and solve the problem so that you can move forward. 
    In business, you are going to get challenges every day and so you need to be thinking about flight mode every day so that you are in the right frame of mind to solve the problems 
    If something big happens it’s even more important that you get into flight mode so that you can think creatively to find a solution. 
    If you have a situation – remember to ask yourself how will it best serve me if I go into fight mode? - blaming myself and blaming others? 
    Choosing to go into flight mode means looking at the opportunities and what changes and steps you can take to make this better, and get through it successfully. 

     

    BEST MOMENTS 

    ‘When you look back you will see it was not as big as it seemed when you were facing it initially’ 

    ‘At the time it seems massive but if you keep working through it and keep doing things, things will change’ 

    ‘All creative thinking comes when you are in flight mode’ 

      

    VALUABLE RESOURCES 

    Recruitment Boss 

    http://Jay@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 to 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

    • 6 min
    10 Life Lessons to Elevate Your Career: In Tribute to Kobe Bryant

    10 Life Lessons to Elevate Your Career: In Tribute to Kobe Bryant

    In tribute to Kobe Bryant, who has recent passed away in a tragic accident, Jay covers 10 life lessons that Kobe has inspired Jay to implement into his life to improve personally and professionally.  

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS 
    Always have a winning mentality because if you’re telling yourself that you’re going to loose, it’s more than likely that you’re going to loose. 
    Keep learning, improving and paying attention because you’ve got to keep studying your craft. 
    Work hard. If you follow Kobe’s story, one thing he always stood by was working hard. He practised the same shot over and over again. 
    Live through pain, don’t let it defeat you. Have he right mind-set to go through the pain to get that result you wanted. 
    Huge success only comes with huge sacrifice. Dedication and sacrificing all comes along with business too and it’s something we all will have to do. 
    Never admit defeat. If you’re defeated in your mind, you’ve already lost. 
    Don’t loose your edge and keep what makes you you. You often become unmotivated If you loose your edge so it’s important not to loose it. 
    Never hate your haters, use it as ammunition and energy to drive you forward to prove them wrong. 
    Conker your fear, everyone has to start somewhere but step by step you will get better. The more you do it, they better you’ll get. 
    Leaders can’t win population contests. You’re not going to ever please everyone. 

     

    BEST MOMENTS 

    ‘Kobe’s passed away but his legacy carries on!’ 

    ‘The more you work, the more you get back’. 

    ‘If you want it, you will do it’. 

    ‘Life is short so enjoy it’ 

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES 

    Recruitment Boss 

    http://Jay@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 to 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/  

    http://Jay@jay-dhillon.com 

      

    • 8 min
    9 Million Followers & 3 Billion Views – Top Tips From Social Media Entrepreneur Luca Gallone

    9 Million Followers & 3 Billion Views – Top Tips From Social Media Entrepreneur Luca Gallone

    Jay is chatting with Luca Gallone, global celebrity magician who has  2 million followers on Instagram, and 5 ½ million followers on TikTok.

    He has built an audience by putting out incredible content and over the last year has had around 3 billion views for his mind-blowing videos.

    When so many people see your content, you start seeing other opportunities and after one of his videos went viral he was invited to appear on the Ellen show, the biggest talk show in America which has led to more opportunities globally.

    Luca and Jay focus on the way different social media platforms can be used to build a following and Luca has some great advice on how to create viral content.

    You don’t have to know exactly how your audience will build, start creating content and if you believe in your vision things will start coming to you.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    My way of growing has mostly been based on creating viral content that is shared with millions of views this then brings followers from the content itself.
    It was a case of trying lots of different things, then working to make sure everything was the best it could be.
    At all times you need to be thinking about how your content can work for different audiences on different platforms.
    If you commit fully and work hard things will work out.
    Even if you don’t have a huge following you can create a bit of celebrity status and become a celebrity in your niche.
    Instagram is in a transition phase, all platforms ‘age up’ and young people don’t want to be on Instagram if their grandad is on it so they are moving over to TikTok.
    If you want to grow your followers make sure your video is fitted for the platform it is posted on.
    Look at the trends, TikTok is built on trends and the power of these trends is enormous.
    Collaborate with a bigger influencer to increase your reach and grow your followers.
    Keep content short – generally videos under 15 seconds are the most successful.
    You don’t have to know exactly how your audience will build the most important thing is to get started.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘You should aim to be an expert in the area you are in’

    ‘My content is about entertaining so the fandom is a little different’

    ‘I’m very careful about keeping control of my content’

    ‘Facebook took away the organic reach for influencers and some of my friends’ careers were ruined overnight because they put all their eggs in one basket’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Recruitment Boss

    http://Jay@jay-dhillon.com

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    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 to 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 b

    • 50 min
    How to Gain Clients by Building Your Reputation

    How to Gain Clients by Building Your Reputation

    In this episode Jay explains the importance of reputation and how it can have such a big impact on your business, including the number of clients you get. He also discusses how you can use the same methods as him to increase the number of clients you have.

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS
    Reputation is probably one of the biggest things you’ll do in your business model.
    Someone can have 100 positive reviews but we’re naturally attracted to the negative ones. 9 times out of 10 people will focus on the negative rather than the positive.
    Always encourage reviews with everyone because if you don’t and you get 1 negative review then that will really affect you.
    You could send an email or text message to all of your clients asking to give you a review.
    Build a good foundation by building up your reviews, this is huge in America too. When people Google your business you need to have good reviews in order for people to click on your business.
    Work on your reputation and then your marketing.

     

    BEST MOMENTS

    ‘Reputation is based on the reviews of your business’.

     

    ‘For every bad review you nee at least 25 good ones.’

     

    ‘Catch the bed reviews too’

     

    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    Recruitment Boss

    http://Jay@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 to 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/

     http://Jay@jay-dhillon.com

     

    • 7 min
    Work With Jay on a 1-2-1 Basis For 2020

    Work With Jay on a 1-2-1 Basis For 2020

    **Exclusive OPPORTUNITY! For 2020 ** I am looking to work with a select number of business owner on a 1-2-1 basis for 2020.

    If you are looking to really grow your business and brand in 2020 then this opportunity is for you. Click the link http://bit.ly/Exclusive2020PodOffer to see all the details and register your interest.

    Testimonials of some of the business owners we have worked with recently can also be viewed by clicking the link below. If you have any questions - Feel free to reach out to me!

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    VALUABLE RESOURCES

    http://Jay@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 to 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/

     http://Jay@jay-dhillon.com

     

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

MG The Sikh ,

Loads of Value

Jay really makes an effort to give a lot of useful and valuable tried and tested ideas away, free in his podcast. Not all podcasts actually pay you to listen, but if you follow his advice, you will be paid literally by putting into practise his advice.

Brsid ,

An absolute must for any budding entrepreneurs

After listening to the the audio book Rich Dad poor dad I was keen to find content to support me on my business journey.

I really can’t rate this podcast enough. Jay’s energy, experience, honesty and pace makes such useful information easy to digest.

Jay constantly reminds the listener to take action and I am pleased to say I am already actioning thing I’ve heard on the podcast either from Jay or his fantastic guests.

Michsukie ,

Network versus net worth

Mr Jay Dhillon.... I’ve just listened to your podcast on networth and network. I loved it, you’re speaking my language. The distinction you make in getting around folk that will take you forward not just being present is a game changer. This is what many people overlook

The relationship makes the difference.

Thank you.

#AlwaysBeGrowing

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