Welcome to episode 29 and in this week’s fantastic interview with a twist you’ll discover the following three business insights;

1) If you have a burning desire to start something, should you actually wait until the time is right?

2) Why disaster can lead to great things when you have a powerful “Why” and you approach it with resilience.

3) Why you just have to be prepared to face the unexpected, regardless of how much you plan.

So, stay tuned for all of that and so much more on this week’s episode of the truth about business

In today’s episode, I talk business with both Philip Brooks-Stephenson and Stephen Goddard.

Before Philip & Stephen launched their current business, they had both managed to transition from being employed into self-employed entrepreneurs and although they were in totally different sectors and had different reasons for wanting to be their own boss, it appears that fate eventually brought them together.

After getting fed up with attending the same old networking events, Philip and Stephen decided to create something new.

Something fresh and something innovative that business owners and entrepreneurs of all types could look forward to being a part of and so, KuKu connect was born.

Fast forward to four years later and despite being told that the local market was saturated and they were destined to fail, despite Stephen losing everything in a previous business venture through no fault of his own they decided to follow their passion and the dynamic duo are now creating a huge buzz throughout the Midlands business scene, having been invited to the Queen’s garden party, are invited as guests of honour to ribbon cutting events, are being featured on the front cover of magazines and have created nothing short of a “connecting” movement.

To find out more about Philip and Stephen, check out the “Connect With Philip & Stephen” section below.

This was a brilliant interview with two inspirational business owners who were totally honest about what it’s really like to run a business – the pros, the cons, the challenges, the lessons learned and the sacrifices they’ve had to make to get to where they are today.

You know, success leaves footprints…

So, let’s take a walk with the proud owners of KuKu connect, Philip Brooks-Stephenson and Stephen Goddard.

Click the play button below to stream the episode live and get ready for “The Truth About Business“…

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Connect With Philip & Stephen:

KuKu Connect Website: KuKuConnect.co.uk

Philip’s LinkedIn: /in/Philip-Brooks-Stephenson

Stephen’s LinkedIn: /in/Stephen-Goddard

Notable Quotes:

“I like to make my own decisions, whether they’re the right ones or the wrong ones, and the ownership that comes with that.”

“If anyone’s not being supportive of you, edit them out of the picture.”

“You’ll go through peaks and troughs in business.”

“When times are hard, you have to step back and remember why you’e doing it in the first place and also remember the alternative and how it would feel if you went back to the life that you were trying to escape.”

“Don’t give up. You’re going to fail a few times. Believe and enjoy what you do.”

“Be yourself and really let your personality come through because that’s what will build your brand.”

“When you’re self-employed, your business is your life, there’s no work-life balance. It’s like having a child.”

“If you’ve ever thought about or you have this burning desire passion to do something for yourself, do it. Don’t wait ten years.”

“Everything is temporary.”

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