Starting Small and Thinking Big

Starting Small and Thinking Big

By Nick James

Nick is with Jeannette Linfoot host of the ‘Brave, Bold, Brilliant’ podcast talking about the experiences that have helped him to develop skills that are now invaluable in his life.

He shares an insight into his life growing up and candidly discusses both the challenges and the highlights of being in business

The creation of Expert Empires is the realisation of Nicks passion to build a business that provides great content and a community that supports and adds value and he talks about the importance of the right strategy at the right time and why you need to start small but think big.



The two sides of my family were very different and having two different views of the  world is very valuable I enjoyed the stability on one side and the unpredictability on the other so it gave me appreciation and empathy for everyone. It’s all about having to adapt to the environment you are in Spending time with older people is a very valuable experience for any young person Developing the communication skills to be able to effectively work with a huge range of people is invaluable. Lots of business people and entrepreneurs build their identity around their business. If you leave the business it can be very challenging for your self-worth if your identity is built around your role. Whether it’s your job or you are the business owner it’s a role, not your identity Investing in the people around you and building relationships means there are people who can help you if you need them. You need to teach the people who are getting started the strategies they need at the start A strategy is doing the right thing at the right time Your vision needs to be your purpose, your measurable journey and your values. Think big start small, think about where you want to be in a years’ time and then what you are going to do now Everyone in the team needs to be part of the creation of the vision



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Nick James

Nick dropped out of university at the age of 21 and failed spectacularly with his first coaching business, which forced him to take a £16k/yr telesales job. 

Within 12 months he was the top performer and left to start his second business at 24. This time he discovered a winning formula and before long had a multi-six-figure company.

He then made a huge mistake which nearly put him out of business and cost him £50,000 in personal cash!

Fortunately, Nick kept it afloat, turned it around, and sold that business 2 years later in a seven-figure deal. 

He then co-founded a multi-million-pound marketing company, which he exited in 2015, and created Expert Empires.

Today, Expert Empires is known as the UK's number one business event for Experts, with world-renowned celebrity speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk, Grant Cardone, Chalene Johnson, David Goggins, and Lewis Howes gracing the stage.

Nick also specialises in helping Coaches, Consultants, Speakers, Trainers, and Authors take their businesses from zero to six figures and beyond through his Expert Empires Mastermind programme.



















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