Welcome to episode 32 and in this week’s brilliant business interview you’ll discover the following three entrepreneurial insights;

1) Why, with the right attitude and mindset, devastating events can turn out to be blessings in disguise – even if it doesn’t feel like it at the time.

2) The power of having honest conversations with your business partners and what can happen if you let things fester and go unsaid.

3) The importance of crafting time to work on your own business, as well as your clients’.

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 the four entrepreneurs at Think3.

After all four had built a great relationship working together in a previous business, they were all faced with the challenge of being made redundant at the same time as the company went into administration.

Determined not to let that get the better of them and with a total belief in their own ability, they decided to unite, took the plunge and launched a business together.

That Business is Think3, a forward-thinking creative design agency in Derby and the team has just celebrated its one year anniversary.

After a brilliant first year of being in business, they’ve not only broken through that initial 12 month barrier where 20% of new businesses fail, they’ve done it in style – doubling the size of the team and continuing to grow from strength to strength.

But it’s not been without it’s challenges, both as individuals and as a team.

In this episode, we take a fresh and really candid look into what it’s like being in business not just for the first time, but as a group of four friends who decided to risk it all and become the masters of their own destiny.

To find out more about Lee, Gaz, Grant and Luke, check out the “Connect With Me” section below.

This interview was recorded before the business community had really started to feel the impact of the Corona virus.

With many difficult decisions currently being made and so many worlds being turned upside-down, this episode is a brilliant, real-life example of turning a negative situation into a huge opportunity that turns out to be a blessing in disguise.

You know, success leaves footprints…

So, let’s take a walk with four passionate, enthusiastic and inspiring business owners – this is the story of Think3.

Click “play” and get ready for “The Truth About Business”……

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Connect With Think3:

Think3 Website: Think3.co.uk

Lee’s LinkedIn: Lee Marples

Grant’s LinkedIn: Grant Thompson

Luke’s LinkedIn: Luke Smith

Gaz’s LinkedIn: Gaz Jones

Resources Mentioned:

Marketing Derby

Mercia Images’ 30 Days Of Giving

Notable Quotes:

“No matter what, we’ll get through whatever we need to get thorugh to make things work”

“You can upskill someone but you can’t change the way that they think”

“If you’re going to leave a job, leave a job in the right way”

“Hindsight is a wonderful thing. But if you’re looking backwards, you’re not looking forwards”

“If someone presents us with a challenge, we face it head on and find a way to make do it no matter what”

“It’s about surrounding yourself with experts, leaning on them and admitting when you don’t know”

“Just do it. You’ll regret it if you don’t”

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