Who and what inspire you?
Any person that has made it by themselves! I meet so many small business owners with so much passion and energy, that it encourages me to continue to push myself. In my line of work you don't really have set hours or salary, you have work hard otherwise you don't succeed. Seeing others completing their goals makes me realise it is possible!
What does being an entrepreneur mean to you?
I like the fact that I control my own diary, the harder I work the more money I make myself. I cannot see myself ever working a 9-5 job again.
How do you split your time?
I dedicate a lot of my time to my work, whether that is meeting new clients or existing clients. Weekends I try to keep clear to spend time with my Wife, however sometimes Saturdays may become an extra business day if needed.
What is your workspace like?
I try to keep it as clear as possible, so far in 2016 this has not worked with everything happening in the global economy I am building towers of paper, everything has its place though, I work through everything methodically to ensure nothing is missed.
What three items can't you live without?
Probably my Mobile Phone, certainly my PA, and obviously my wife, she supports me tremendously!
Which UAE companies do you admire?
The Ripe Market, this place brings the community together really well. Plug Communications, this company does some fantastic work at great rates, the personal approach you get from the team is wonderful! I highly recommend.
Why is supporting small businesses so important to you?
When I first got to Dubai in 2009 I had zero clients and didn't know many people. If it wasn't for the support I was given I wouldn't be here today with almost 300clients and numerous good friends! I feel that everyone should be given the best opportunity to help grow, most small businesses don't last the first year in business, even if they have a fantastic idea. I want to help change that statistic!
How can the community get involved in your business?
I am here to help small businesses protect their investment, ensuring that if the worst happens they can continue to run the companies they have put blood, sweat, and tears into. Please feel free to ask me anything, I am here as a resource not as a sales person.