Dan Wagner, Venda

Founder and chairman of e-commerce giant Venda, serial entrepreneur Dan Wagner began his career as a junior account executive at advertising agency WCRS. Dan has started many businesses, including PC-based information service M.A.I.D., which is listed on the LSE and NASDAQ. He has also been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Dan is a director of Brightstation Ventures, a unique investment company that has helped develop the likes of Shiny Media.

This video interview has Dan Wagner giving his opinion on what makes a good entrepreneur and what methods and precautions are needed to create a successful business. Having been surrounded by entrepreneurial friends Dan Wagner found him self developing his business ideas and soon became the youngest CEO of a public company in the UK. The director of Brightstation Ventures talks of investment, securing business funding and the importance of efficient marketing and PR.

The cultural difference between entrepreneurs in the UK and US is also referred to by Wagner, and he speaks of the need for more capital and support in the UK start up industry. He also offers expert advice on acquisitions, redundancy and floating a business. This video is hugely practical for anyone with a business idea, be it a home business or something on a larger scale.

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