After a series of business failures, John North sets out to create the ultimate all-in-one business platform, but his journey is derailed when he is diagnosed with cancer. In this episode, you will learn:
1. What are the best ways to start and grow a six to seven-figure business?
2. How can you turn a failing business around and make it successful?
3. What are the best features of a business platform that can help entrepreneurs grow their businesses?
"Failure can be a great teacher, but doesn't have to be this way."
The question in my mind is...
How do you create or re-launch a highly profitable and successful 6 to 7 figure business?
With so much conflicting advice about the best ways to start and grow your business how do you get it right, the first time!
In the past 30 years, I've started and grown many new businesses including my first business which was an IT and Accounting software business which got wiped out almost overnight when a new sales tax was introduced in Australia.
So I took over the failing accounting software distribution company that was my supplier and relocated my family to Sydney.
Time to put my experience to work!
This started a journey to re-launch this company and I turned it into the 2nd largest distributor on the planet in less than 3 years.
At that point... I was thought I was bulletproof after creating millions of dollars of recurring income plus 23 staff
Our revenue was growing rapidly every day with new opportunities from all directions.
Life was looking pretty good. I had made it. I could only go up from here!
I thought I knew it all, boy was I so wrong!
Bizarrely my success caused my company to come under direct attack from my own supplier.
What I didn't factor in was that I had no control over the brand or the supply chain and through a twist of fate we become a target. I basically owned nothing and essentially could be terminated anytime.
This lead to a brutal 7-year war for our survival fighting on all fronts with rapidly decreasing revenues. We tried everything including starting new sub businesses, pricing strategies, launches, even an alternative supplier.
Finally, I had to admit defeat, it simply wasn't worth fighting any longer and things were getting pretty desperate.
I had failed... again!
So I after a year I finally managed to sell the distribution business that had cost me millions of dollars.
So determined to get it right next time I decided to start a new business branded "Evolve"
(seemed a good name given the circumstances!)
I was a new online marketing company designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business using books, social media and websites.
This time was 100% owned and controlled.
But things took an even worse turn ...
The king-hit.... that I wasn't expecting...
I was diagnosed with deadly cancer which I truly believe was caused by the extreme stress of trying to save my accounting business
At the same time because of early diagnosis, I was able to get surgery and was cancer-free in less than a week.
Scary times and makes you really appreciate what is important.
Failure can be a great teacher but it doesn't have to be this way!
My new marketing company quickly hit the wall because we struggled to help them a world-class website experience for their customers that could also generate sales and leads. It often meant cobbling up to 10 solutions together using plugins and third-party tools.
There must be a better way! Less complex and faster!
In frustration, I set out to create the "ultimate all in one business platform" to help implement our secret blueprints.
I called it evolvepreneur.app
The real question for me now is,
How do I get the right features to the best customer for us and grow a community around our idea?
Join me on my personal journey to find out as we improve and implement these blueprints together and share ideas from real entrepreneurs who are fighting every day to build and grow their own business.
I want to help entrepreneurs make a real difference and navigate the messy world of startup or re-launch
My name is John North and this is the Evolvepreneur After Hours Show
Join me today where we dig deep with our guests and get you the best blueprints so you can fast-track your business.
About The Show
Entrepreneur (After Hours) is a show featuring guest stories about entrepreneurs and their journeys from startup to success.
If you're looking to succeed with quick start concepts for online entrepreneurs, this brand new show by John North reveals how startup entrepreneurs or someone looking to start or reboot their online business can understand how to create specific strategies to build their list, make offers and connect with their best buyers. We want to help entrepreneurs make a real difference and navigate the messy world of startup or re-launch.
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