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Revolutionising Our Business Model

It’s been a big year for us here at The Interactive Team HQ for more reasons than one. Sure, as a simple start up in 2012, we genuinely had no idea that we’d come so far and it’s no secret as to why. There were 3 men sat in a dark, dingy, rented space in the city of Glasgow with 2 credit cards and an unbelievable drive and vision to create a company like no other. That was it. No investors, no fancy office, no blue chip client – nothing – yet here we are, a team of nearly 200 people across the nation, working with a company encompassing 6 UK offices, representing a plethora of multi-national clients. So how did we do it?

Well sure, a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears came into play (so to speak) but one of the main reasons we’ve been able to grow so fast and so successfully is because we always put our clients first. Now we know what you’re thinking, every business says that but we can assure you that not every business does. We go the extra mile, and by extra mile, we probably mean extra hundred miles to ensure that our clients needs always come before our own. We continuously retrain our team members, we develop new and exciting marketing campaigns, we recruit for new roles, just to make sure that our clients needs are more than met. This is also how we’re able to exceed expectations and generate monumental results.

So now, as you probably know, the majority of our campaigns have focused solely on customer acquisition and lead generation. The majority of our clients in the past wanted to grow their existing consumer base exponentially and naturally, we were on hand to lead that motion. However, now things are changing in terms of what our clients actually want from us, so guess what? So are we.

We are revolutionising our business to meet the changing needs of our clients. We’re keeping current in line with the times to deliver the very best results and in order to do so, now in 2016, our business model needs a little freshening up. With this in mind, we’re not just focusing on delivering data to our clients, we’re actually generating the customers for them with our new sales model.

Of course, the quality, quantitative data we delivered in the past was great for our clients as we ensured that each potential customer passed on was well informed, well briefed and well suited to specification. However, our new sales model means that we still do all the appropriate checks but we’ll also close the sale, meaning that rather than delivering quality data to our clients, we are now delivering quality customers as a positive alternative.

This means a few things. Firstly, it takes a huge weight off our clients’ shoulders. They no longer have to worry about converting customers as we’ve taken that off their hands, but secondly, it means that we’re able to fine tune our sales model to a point where the quality of the customers generated for each customer will positively correlate in relation to the quantity. In laments terms, everybody wins.

Revolutionising our business model makes for exciting times for everyone involved with the company, and it’s certainly not plain sailing to start with, but we’re making the necessary progress to ensure that our number one prioirty is met: our clients’ needs coming first.

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The Interactive Team Meet 2016

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It’s that time again… it’s The Interactive Team Meet!

Whether it’s an ITM (our wonderful abbreviation for the big event), a “Future’s Weekend” (that’s our fun weekends away for the high fliers of the company) or the end of the year Awards Ceremony, when this entire company gets together, it’s always a day to remember and May 28th in Manchester’s Hilton hotel was of course no exception. Yes, all of our offices from Glasgow, Dundee, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London came together for some motivational speaking, educational clinics from the best in the business, our mini-Olympics results and of course more than a few funny stores from Gilles’ time in the industry.

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Our clinics fronted by Huw, Ruadh, Karl, Conrad and of course, Gilles, were a roaring success. Not only were they the perfect opportunity for new people who’d joined the business this year to acquaint themselves with those at the very top, it was a chance to find out exactly what has made them so successful, and to learn from it! You’ll never learn more than you will from speaking to people who have ‘been there, done that’ and that’s what we love about this business. Unlike other companies, our Managers and Directors are ALWAYS accessible to our team from the backbone of the incredible support network that we have created.

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The day also provided an opportunity for us to celebrate a promotion within the business. One of our original Directors, Karl Clough, fresh from opening our Birmingham office, officially promoted Tayler Matthews whom he had brought with him from Newcastle to Managing Consultant within the company. Tayler’s promotion was a feat in itself, but to achieve it within such a new environment, in a new city and a new team was an incredible effort. All credit to himself, Karl and everyone in the Birmingham office, this really was quite an inspirational moment with a speech to go with it.

Next up, we announced the results of our Mini-Olympics competition where the week’s top sales people were rewarded for their efforts. We even gave our newbies the chance to win some medals and there was no fault in their determination, who knew we had taken on such a competitive bunch! The finale was saved for our more experienced entrepreneurs who’d been fighting it out all week for a place on the leaderboard. Finishing in third place was Manchester’s Jamie Carroll, second place (again from Manchester) was Keeran Wild and in first place, with a massive 51 sales for the week, was Dan Parkinson, Yes you guessed it from Manchester!

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What really stood out at the event however, was the unity throughout the entire room. At every spare second, team members from every office were introducing themselves, asking questions and really making the most of a wonderful networking opportunity. Every single person wanted to be involved, no one hid in the corner. It’s so refreshing for us to see every single person within a company who share that one common goal and who will strive to achieve that goal both individually and together.

Finally, Gilles rounded off the day with some stories from his time in the industry and his experiences with some particularly colourful characters. Needless to say the room was in fits of laughter and everyone left feeling both optimistic and excited for the summer ahead. Until next time Manchester, thanks for having us. We had a blast!

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Tony Robbins touches down in London Town!.. And yes, we were there!

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Many people have commented that trying to define Tony Robbins is like trying to define a feeling. We could talk all day about how great he is, but until you’ve actually shared a room with him it’s difficult to fully comprehend what a powerful individual he is. On April 27th, Tony landed on this British Island, but this time we were there to witness it. Yes, our CEO Gilles whisked off our company Managers and Directors for an unforgettable four day experience that would well and truly leave it’s mark.

Tony touches individuals, business owners, celebrities and anyone and everyone to achieve whatever it is they’re looking for. So who better to take along than the hungry, ambitious individuals of The Interactive Team. Here’s how we got on:

Day 1: We walked on fire, yes you read that right, WE WALKED ON FIRE! (ok, hot coals).tony robbins walk fire This day was really about working out why we were there, establishing what we wanted to change and what kind of outcome we were hoping for. Tony spoke at length about discovering our six human needs. He asked us out of the six needs which two have we been valuing the most? What the consequences are of valuing these needs so highly? And what do the top two needs NEED to be to transform your life. We also spoke a lot about our greatest fears, but overall it was incredible how someone simply posing a question to you, could open your mind and open your eyes to everything going on around you.

Day 2: The second day was all about focusing on what we are truly passionate about and how to bridge the gap between where we are now and where we want to be. We heard a lot from the rather infectious Joseph McClendon whose energy filled the room in abundance when he rightly claimed “When life gets tough just SHAKE THAT ASS!”

Day 3: This was by far the best day! If you think walking on fire sounds like fun just wait until you experience all that day 3 has to offer. Today was all about focusing on the areas in our lives which need development and how to eradicate those negative thoughts that severely limit our growth. We were also taught about the three pillars of success, which is all about mastering just about anything you set your mind to. All in all this was a rather emotional day: we laughed, we cried and we discovered a new found appreciation of life and all that it has to offer. At the end even Tony shed a tear when completely lost for words by the crowds reaction. If there was one day that was going to change your life this was it.

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Day 4: On the final day we focused on ‘The Power of Pure Energy’. We learned how to feed our bodies, not only via foods but through oxygen, water, oils, alkalising foods, exercise, alignment in your body and how to maintain a focused and directed mind. Everything we were taught on this day was so simple, it was just about being aware of what we have put in our bodies. Sometimes we wonder why we have all these colds and flu like viruses, but when we take a step back and actually look at what we ingest, its a real eye-opener. Sometimes we’re guilty of not really looking after ourselves and on this day it suddenly seemed to dawn on everyone that we all deserve better.

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Sometimes when you read reviews on these types of workshops it all sounds a little too good to be true. But when you actually take yourself out of your comfort zone and stand in a room full of like minded people and listen to this incredible man on stage, well it all hits home. Tony’s tag- line ‘Unleash the power within’ it sounds a bit cheesy doesn’t it? But thats exactly what it did. Every single one of us left that arena feeling more empowered than ever before. The challenge now, is to maintain that new found belief that Tony Robbins has instilled in us.

The Interactive Team verdict? Add UPW to your bucket list, you won’t regret it.

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Meet our newest Campaign Managers

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2015 was a successful year for The Interactive Team. As a meritocratic business, positions of seniority within the company are only allocated to those who have worked their way up from the very bottom, we take great pride in watching our team members grow and within the last week before Christmas, we were proud to announce Conrad Swift- from our Manchester branch – was promoted to the position of Campaign Manager. So, in true Interactive Team style we caught up with him to ask about his big promotion:

Conrad, How does it feel to be a campaign manager?

Getting promoted is pretty indescribable. There’s many words I can think of such as: amazing, incredible, awesome. But the truth is, putting it into words wouldn’t do the feeling any justice. You imagine it happening, but nothing comes close to the great sense of pride and achievement you actually feel for, not only yourself, but your teammates as well.

What did you feel was your biggest challenge in working your way up theconrad 2 career ladder? 

My biggest challenge coming through the field was keeping things simple. Very often I overthought everything. I used to think that it couldn’t be as easy as following a couple of simple systems and working hard. Once I started simplifying things and working the systems, thats when I really began to progress.

Do you have any advice for those starting out with The Interactive Team this year? 

Best advice for someone new… listen, learn and most importantly APPLY! I was guilty of often thinking that if i listened to advice and wrote it down, I would naturally just start doing it. You have to make a conscious effort to put what you learn into practice. Learn from the best and apply it with a stronger work ethic and more positive attitude and you’ll soon see the results.

So what was it that initially attracted you to the role here with The Interactive Team? 

I’ve done a few things since leaving school so I understand that in any business, you have to work hard, regardless of the industry. What attracted me to my role at the interactive team was that I can progress based on merit. So the harder I worked the faster I could progress.

What was it you were doing before you joined the business? 

Before I started at Manchester active, I was a diagnostic technician for BMW. I did an apprenticeship which was great as I was learning a lot. Once I had completed my apprenticeship, I continued working hard but hit a glass ceiling and couldn’t continue progressing. I’m too ambitious to waste time allowing someone else to dictate my progress.

What are your next set of goals?

conrad 3My goals moving forward… Directorship is my next goal. I’m not slowing down. Mid-term goal is to open up my own office by the summer. Long- term goal is to have my organisation go global and to travel around to my offices consulting as a Vice president.

Any thoughts on the future for The Interactive Team as a whole? 

The interactive team is very bright! We are currently only at 3% of where we need to be at the moment. i visualise the organisation working in every different sector and operating all over the world! The potential of what we can achieve is limitless. Its beyond exciting!

Conrad is not the only one who has been promoted to campaign manager enter- Ross Macleod. In his Celebrating Ross' Promotionnew role, Ross will be exclusively responsible for new client campaigns and driving a large sales and lead generation force to deliver great results, and its safe to say he’s pretty excited to do so! Ross joined The Interactive Team in July 2014 having come from a background in landscape gardening and manual labour, we could instantly see Ross wasn’t afraid of a little hard work. He joined the business as a trainee sales Consultant wanting to steer his career in a completely new direction. Ross had big goals and more importantly, big potential, and he knew that by continuing to work in his current job, he simply wasn’t going to get where he wanted to go.

Since Day one, Ross has proved that there really is nothing he can’t do. Come rain, hail or shine, Ross’ determination and dedication to the success of his career meant that he’s always worked hard and smart to ensure that he was constantly learning, developing, improving and above all, progressing. The Interactive Team- as we’re sure you’re aware by this point- is a meritocratic business. This means that everyone involved can work their way up the career ladder based on merit, not seniority, time or ‘who they know’. Ross took the bull by the horns and knew that if he continued to give that extra 10% to everything he did, it would pay off and wouldn’t you know- it has!

Ross has definitely experienced great highs and massive lows over the last 16 months- its definitely not been plaining sailing- but his attitude, endeavour and determination kept him going. Ross is a fun, hard- working guy and a great addition to the Interactive Team’s management board. We’re thrilled to have seen just how far he’s come personally and professionally over the last year and a half,  we’re certain he’s not going to stop there.

Ross would also like to add his thanks to Huw, Gilles, his awesome team and everyone right through the business who have supported him to this point. “This business is an incredible thing to be a part of and i’ve never been happier, can’t thank you all enough”.

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The Interactive Team Go Paintballing, Because, Well, It’s Fun!

At The Interactive Team, we’ve a whole bunch of different job roles – from sales, to marketing, to lead generation, to recruitment, to campaign management – the list is seemingly endless. Each position is unique and completely different to the next but there’s one thing that makes us all very much the same – we work hard. We’re not trying to brag but each person involved with The Interactive Team very much believes (and knows) that hard work pays off, and just how important a good work ethic is to progressing your career in industry.

With this in mind though, it’s vital not to burn out! When you love your jobs like we do, it’s easy enough to get caught up in projects you’re passionate about and in turn, allow yourself very little down time. This is a pretty dangerous practice in the business world. Of course, when you’re working, you’ve absolutely got to give it your all but you’ve certainly got to allow yourself a good break every now and again – a chance to let off steam and switch off.

As a business, our company culture means the world to us. We’ll always promote hard work and persistence, but alongside this, we’ll continue to endorse ‘switching off’ to recharge your batteries! So, what did we think was a great way to have fun, get together, recharge batteries and of course, include a smidge of healthy competition?

Yup. Paintballing.

The board of Directors, along with top performing team members from across the nation, got together for a weekend of fun, laughter and some pretty competitive gaming! Everyone got kitted up and enjoyed a great R&R retreat with an edge. Don’t believe us? Check us out….

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Congratulations to Manchester’s New Campaign Manager – Conrad Swift!

2015 was a year of success for our team for sure! As a meritocratic business, positions of seniority within the company are only allocated to those who have worked their way up from the very bottom, proving that they know our business models and campaigns inside and out. In the last week before Christmas, we were thrilled to announce that Conrad Swift – from our Manchester branch – was to be promoted to the position of Campaign Manager.

We couldn’t be prouder of everything Conrad has achieved – both personally and professionally – in such a short space of time, and we decided to catch up with him to get down to the nitty-gritty of his journey to Campaign Management. Here’s what he had to say…

So, Conrad, how does it feel to be a Campaign Manager?

Getting promoted is pretty indescribable. There’s many words I can think of such as; amazing, incredible, awesome. But the truth is, putting it into words wouldn’t do the feeling any justice. You imagine it happening, but nothing comes close to the great sense of pride and achievement you actually feel for, not only yourself, but your teammates as well.

What did you feel your biggest challenge was working your way up the career ladder?

 My biggest challenge coming through the field was keeping things simple. I very often overthought everything. I used to think that it couldn’t be as easy as following a couple of simple systems and working hard. Once I started simplifying things and working the systems, that’s when I really began to progress.

Do you have any advice for those starting out with The Interactive Team this year?

Best advice for someone new… Listen, learn and most importantly, APPLY! I was guilty of often thinking that if I listened to advice and wrote it down, I would naturally just start doing it. You have to make a conscious effort to put what you learn into practice. Learn from the best and apply it with a stronger work ethic and more positive attitude and you’ll soon see the results

So what was it that actually initially attracted you to the role here with The Interactive Team?

I’ve done a few things since leaving school so I understand that in any business, you have to work hard, regardless of the industry. What attracted me to my role at the interactive team was that I can progress based on merit. So the harder I worked the faster I could progress

What was it you were doing before you joined the business?

Before I started at Manchester active, I was a diagnostic technician for BMW. I did an apprenticeship which was great as I was learning a lot. Once I had completed my apprenticeship, I continued working hard but hit a glass ceiling and couldn’t continue progressing. I’m too ambitious to waste time allowing someone else dictate my progress.

Now what are your next set of goals?

My goals moving forward… Directorship is my next goal. I’m not slowing down. Mid-term goal is to open up my own office by the summer. Long-term goal is to have my organisation global and travel around to my offices and consulting as a Vice President.

Any thoughts on the future for The Interactive Team as a whole?

The future of the interactive team is very bright! We are only currently at 3% of where we need to be at the moment. I visualise the organisation working in every different sector and operating all over the world! The potential of what we can achieve is limitless. It’s beyond exciting!!

Congratulations Conrad – hard work pays off!

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Well Done Billy Ritchie! Meet The Interactive Team’s Newest Campaign Manager

2015 has been a massive year for The Interactive Team and we’re thrilled to announce that Billy Ritchie from our Newcastle branch is now our newest Campaign Manager in the North East!

Billy joined the Newcastle team just over a year ago – by team – I mean Managing Director, Karl Clough. When we first opened our doors for business in the city of Newcastle, we were – of course – looking to recruit average individuals with the above average desire to succeed, and along came Billy. He was one of the very first consultants to join the Newcastle team and since then, he has proved himself to be an integral asset to the business.

Before joining The Interactive Team in 2015, Billy was much more hands-on with his job roles and did everything from construction to painting and decorating. Billy noticed in himself that he always wanted a bit more out of life, and that his drive and determination to do well was becoming pretty wasted in his current industry. He did, however, prove that he could put his hand to anything and work hard to achieve great results – something he continues to do now!

In his new role as a Campaign Manager, Billy will first and foremost be responsible for the running of lead generation campaigns within the Newcastle branch and ultimately, driving a large sales force to generate outstanding results for a number of blue-chip clients. Not only this, but Billy will now take part in joining our in-house Business Course where he will be spending a great deal of time with the Board of Directors to learn all the behind-the-scenes work that goes into running a successful, profitable business.

The Interactive Team’s CEO, Gilles Baudet, commented on Billy’s promotion, saying: I don’t want to take anything away from Billy’s achievement, but it wasn’t really a surprise to us when he received this promotion. Billy is a hard-working, determined and driven young man with an absolutely unbreakable attitude. His perseverance has proven to everyone around him that with the right work ethic and the right attitude, you can move mountains in this business. That’s why I love our industry, and above all, our company – because it’s a meritocracy. Our team are promoted on merit alone, so if you work hard, have fun and never lose sight of your goals, you can achieve anything and Billy has proved exactly that. As a team, we are extremely proud to have Billy on the management team but more than anything, we’re excited to see just how far he’ll go within the company and we’re behind him every step of the way”

 Massive congratulations Billy, and it’s clear to see that your career with The Interactive Team has only just begun!

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Congratulations Toni Benjamin – The Interactive Team’s “Recruiter of the Month” October 2015

Before we even think about business, The Interactive Team is – in fact – a team. A team made up of hard-working, ambitious, motivated, enthusiastic individuals, but the people that make up our brilliant bunch certainly didn’t just pop up out of the ground like daisies. No, our team had to be grown and developed by our in-house recruitment team and boy, what a great job they are doing!

Obviously recognition – and recruitment – are a massive part of what makes our company what it is today, so with this in mind, The Interactive Team has introduced a “Recruiter of the Month” award to recognise the efforts of our talented recruiters who work hard and smart to find the best people to join our business. We are now delighted to announce that the first winner of this is Dundee’s Recruitment Manager – Toni Benjamin – and we decided to catch up with Toni to get her thoughts on recruitment and indeed the month gone by…

So Toni, congratulations on winning our very first “Recruiter of the Month” award! How does it feel? 

It feels amazing. I love my job because I’m always finding new talent to join the business and I get such a buzz from giving people opportunities to build careers with us.

How long have you been working in our Recruitment team now?

I started in the sales department in January working in the Dundee branch, and when the opportunity came about to join the recruitment team, I jumped at it. I’ve been working in recruitment since June now, time’s absolutely flying by but I’m loving it.

What’s been the most challenging aspect of the role so far?

I think the most challenging aspect is probably finding the right candidates for the roles. Obviously, each opportunity isn’t for everyone so I want to make sure that the candidates coming in have the right determination to be successful for both the business and themselves. I want everyone coming into the business to realise that there’s a genuine career path here for them, just like I did.

So what’s the most enjoyable thing about working in recruitment?

I just love being able to offer life changing opportunities to people. It’s a great feeling to see our guys thrive within the role and knowing you played a helping hand in getting them there. It’s incredible seeing people who came into their roles quite timid, then all of a sudden you see them flourish and become great leaders. I suppose you get the chance to see the professional and personal development first-hand and that’s a really positive thing to be a part of.

You won the “Recruiter of the Month” award for October. What’s went so well last month?

There’s an incredible atmosphere within the office at the moment, which has been created by an amazing bunch of ambitious individuals, so seeing just how motivated they are really motivates me to help others enjoy the same success!

Congratulations Toni – your efforts to find the perfect candidates to join our business certainly haven’t gone unnoticed, and your enthusiasm and endeavour continue to prove that you’re an asset to our company and a credit to yourself! Well done!

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Michael McCourt Promoted to Campaign Manager

The Interactive Team are thrilled to announce that 2015 has seen the official promotion of Michael McCourt to the position of Campaign Manager.

We cannot believe that 2015 is nearing to an end already, and what a year it’s been! After just over 3 years in business, we’ve seen nothing but success and we couldn’t be more proud of what our team have achieved in such a short space of time, and it just keeps getting better.

At The Interactive Team, we pride ourselves on giving average people – with the above average desire to succeed – opportunities to build strong, long-lasting, high yielding careers and we are thrilled to announce that 2015 has seen the official promotion of Michael McCourt to the position of Campaign Manager.

Michael joined our Glasgow branch in May of 2014 with an incredible drive to succeed as a young entrepreneur. As a team, it has been inspiring to see how Michael has developed both personally and professionally over the last 18 months.

When Michael first came to us, he was shy and quite introvert and needless to say, we did wonder how long he’d last in fast-paced, target-driven, entrepreneurial environment but we were shocked, surprised and pleased to see Michael grow and flourish as an integral part of The Interactive Team.

In just under 18 months, we saw Michael go from strength to strength. He quickly came out of his shell to build and drive a successful sales force at our Glasgow office, while continuing to educate, motivate and inspire the people around him.

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Massive congratulations Michael. You have proved that with hard work, determination and an incredible attitude that anything can be achieved! Michael will now be the official Campaign Manager at our Glasgow office. He will be solely responsible for the profitability of the branch, and driving the sales force to generate outstanding results for our clients. Good luck Michael, we’re all behind you!

 

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4 Massive Myths of Entrepreneurship

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4 Massive Myths of Entrepreneurship

At The Interactive Team, we’re a company like no other and here’s why. Our team is built predominantly of entrepreneurs. Hungry, driven, motivated entrepreneurs dedicated to driving their businesses forward and to becoming unbelievably successful as a product of hard-work, persistence, professional development, and well, never giving up!

Let’s quickly take a look at some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs – founder of Apple Inc, Richard Branson – founder of Virgin, Mark Zuckerberg – founder of Facebook. What do they all have in common? They were born that way. JOKE! Of course they weren’t! Sure, they all carry very similar personality traits such as commitment and resilience, but entrepreneurship definitely isn’t something found in the genes. Believe it or not – this is actually contrary to both popular belief and conventional wisdom. You would not believe the amount of false thinking that surrounds entrepreneurship. I guess it’s easy to make assumptions because we only really see entrepreneurs at the ‘success stage’ and not during the actual process of building a business.

Let me clear up some common conjecture for you. Here are 4 massive myths of entrepreneurship…

“Entrepreneurs are very intelligent”

It would be foolish to assume that a Masters degree or some form of higher education would guarantee entrepreneurial success. Trust me – it won’t. Factors such as ambition, tenacity and dedication play a much bigger part then any sort of academia when it comes to entrepreneurship. Don’t get me wrong, there will be many entrepreneurs out there with qualifications and whatnot, in fact, I think it would be safe

“Entrepreneurs love taking risks”

Seriously – who in their right mind would love taking risks? If you look up the definition for ‘risks’, it says a situation involving exposure to danger. So seriously, who? No one, is the answer, and certainly not entrepreneurs. Risks, however, form a huge integral part of building a profitable business so naturally, they become necessity to an entrepreneur hungry for success. Of course, some entrepreneurs may thrive off taking the odd gamble but this doesn’t account for them all. The difference with entrepreneurs is that they take intelligent, well-thought-out, manageable risks because they can see the bigger picture.

“Entrepreneurs start companies on their own”

Sure, when we glance at famously successful entrepreneurs, they seem to ride solo but if you take a closer look, you’ll see that their business empires were built upon a strong foundation of diverse individuals all driven towards one goal. Contrary to conventional wisdom, entrepreneurs are not amazing at everything! We all have our strengths and weaknesses, and so do entrepreneurs which means that it’s pretty impossible to create a highly profitable business on your own.

“Entrepreneurs are born that way”

No. Not true, completely misguided and possibly the biggest entrepreneurial myth around. In fact, believe it or not, most people probably have the ability to become an entrepreneur if they are taught, learn and develop a specific set of skills. I can comfortably assure you though, that entrepreneurship definitely isn’t inherent. If you quick-search famous entrepreneurs, you’ll actually find that a lot of them come from poor backgrounds or disadvantaged families, so quite the opposite to success!

My biggest tip if you are looking to succeed as an entrepreneur is not to take widespread theories at face-value. If you’re looking for entrepreneurial inspiration or motivation, don’t base this on speculation. If you are genuinely driven to succeed, you will dismiss any myths you’ve heard and focus all your energy on achieving your goals. 

Remember – you may not have been born an entrepreneur, but you may have been born to make a difference.