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Male , 42

I have worked with start-up businesses for 5 years in a university setting and currently run an incubator which has helped over 115 companies in a year and a half.

I am married and have two young children which take up a lot of my time (as any parent can testify!) but amazingly I am setting up my own business in my own time.

I love travelling (although I don't get to do it that often any more), reading (when I get a chance) and using the internet to solve all kinds of problems (... that'll be the geek in me).

Life experiences

Starting up?

I have helped many people start their own small businesses. I am passionate about it. I am currently in the process of starting my own company and both my brother and sister run their own... it must be in the blood!

I think business is not necessarily about the idea but more about the person. If you have the passion, drive and enthusiam to make it happen it can do. I just think a little help and guidance along the way can make it just that little bit easier.

Being a parent, employed and self-employed I know what busy is, and I reckon I can help people see the wood for the trees that perhaps they can't because they are so close to the project. I just hope I can help.

Why mentor on horsesmouth?

Throughout my career I have been helped by people who have been paid to help me (my managers and employees) but more often than not by people who were not paid to help. People who believed in what goes around, comes around. People who believe in what is right and care for others. I have run a project for a number of years that have engaged volunteers and it is those volunteers that have inspired me. I have been lucky in life. It is time for me to give something back.

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