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John Willis

Inveniam – 2 Circles Communications Northeast
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Helping businesses get the best value out of communication services by providing best in breed internet, fixed line, and mobile services to businesses at great value and tailored account management.

60-Second Interview

Who was your biggest hero when you were younger?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
What is the best thing about being your own boss?
Flexibility and the buck ends with you
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
First ten made entrepreneurially was selling restaurant discount cards (similar to spree) at age 17 door to door
What has been the biggest challenge so far with your business?
Staying focused on the main thing and getting the urgent stuff done whilst also vetting the important long term stuff that helps you grow done
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
There are tough times every day – otherwise you aren’t doing what you were supposed to be doing. What helps me keep perspective is remaining focused on the person I am dealing with right now – how can I help this person get what they want and feel great about doing business with me. Nothing else is important at that point in time and you become engaged in the moment
What is the one thing you are most proud of?
Coming through family challenges that would de rail most people
Favourite quote or mantra that you use?
Every day you make a choice to be someone who looks for a way or someone who looks for an excuse. The choice is yours.
Where do you see your business in five years time?
Sold or sellable but staying on because I enjoy it
If you could give your ‘teenage self’ one piece of advice, what would it be?
Try not to sweat the small stuff
if you could have one person in your business contact list who would that be ?
Richard Branson