Entreprenerd: The painful truth of quitting your job to run a start-up that doesn't go to plan

We meet a man who found out growth doesn’t necessarily equal long-term success

This week we’re looking at the struggle of getting a fledgling business off the ground and what happens when you quit your job to run a start-up, only to discover the only way isn’t up.

In fact – cliché alert – entrepreneurship is a rollercoaster, often with as many downs as ups.

Robyn speaks to Sandip Sekhon – a serial entrepreneur who found out the hard way that no matter how hard you work, the rug can be pulled from under your feet at any time and not just once.

Sandip owns two successful businesses, marketplace BuyandSellHair.com and crowdfunding platform GoGetFunding, with a combined turnover of £350,000, and he has another business about to launch. But it hasn’t been an easy ride.

Find out:

  • How to avoid having a rocky road in the first few years
  • Why, once you’ve got a taste of success, the only way isn’t up
  • Why wasting a year and a half on a business you never launch isn’t as bad as you think

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This weekly podcast from London Loves Business brings you all sorts of stories from the world of entrepreneurialism.

Each week, our host Robyn Vinter meets a different entrepreneur and hears their tale. Whether it’s inspiring, uplifting, funny, sad, embarrassing, shocking… we’ve got them all.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Anonymous

    The game of Life has no rules, only dumb man made ones that can be broken.

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  • Anonymous

    I guess that he had a hairy time, glad to see he made it through by a tiny strand

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