0-5 seconds: Sum your business up in a sentence:
The Budding Entrepreneur, we interview entrepreneurs and we try and make young startups’ first breakthrough by having a piece written about them as it’s very hard to get into the media when you are starting.
5-10 seconds: What's the business model?
The Budding Entrepreneur provides that key valuable support from young entrepreneurs. We are not like those autobiographies out there that take days to read on just one topic, our content is straight to the point. We offer a yearly subscription for those business tools. We add in a few each month but all of our tips are simplified. But our main USP is giving those entrepreneurs it’s first breakthrough by having an article written about them. I have found myself, getting into the media at an early age is tough, but you just have to keep badgering those journalists to write about you and eventually they do.
10-15 seconds: Who are your competitors?
There are so many outlets out there, but there are not many magazines like The Budding Entrepreneur within the UK.
15-20 seconds: What's your USP?
Our content is just straight to the point and we inspire people to start a business. So many people do not know what they want to do in life, they go to university, study History, but then go into Marketing.
20-25 seconds: How have you funded it so far?
All self-funded, but looking at raise investment to take the magazine to another level.
25-30 seconds: What were you doing before?
I was studying at school but school is not for everyone, I left school aged 16; I didn’t get any qualifications but who needs qualifications to be an entrepreneur.
30-35 seconds: Where did the idea come from?
Many business magazines had good advice, but they were autobiographies, so I wanted to simplify it. Being dyslexic, I couldn’t read these pages and pages full of information, so I wanted to make it much easier. I had a light bulb moment that I wanted my own magazine, the next day I looked into what I could do, so I started my own.
35-40 seconds: What's the smartest thing you've done so far?
I just went out there, connected with as many people as I can, every single newspaper I could, every celebrity I could. I have been featured in a lot of media in the past for my shear determination.
40-45 seconds: What's the stupidest?
Not getting a mentor earlier enough.
45-50 seconds: If your business was a biscuit, what would it be?
Hmmm, I like yummy chocolate bars.
50-55 seconds: Which idea are you a bit jealous of?
Not a particular idea as such, but people who become a millionaires before they are 20 years old. You think, how? Well, I’ve worked it out and it is possible.
55-60 seconds: Where are you going to be in 12 months' time?
In 12 months’ time, I hope to have created and even greater platform and secure investment for my company.