This week, Jay is grilled on everything from favourite cars to favourite pasta types, as well as the reasons behind his success in business, by the next generation of not just entrepreneurs, but podcasters, Tara and Katrina Dhillon!
Jay started his career at 23, when he joined a recruitment agency. He then struck out on his own, in order to leave a legacy.
There are always challenges, but overcoming them is also fun. If you love what you do, then you’re always ready for that challenge.
Creating things is the best part of the job. Helping others and creating things together is the most rewarding aspect of business.
Pick something you like doing, and then work hard. Set goals and keep striving towards them with patience and tenacity.
A leader’s job is always to help others. Even if you’re at the very top, you can always do better by helping others to achieve their goals.
If Jay could be any animal, he’d be a lion. His favourite football team is Tottenham Hotspur. When it comes to singers, Jay likes Bugzy Malone.
When they grow up, both Tara and Katrina want to be entrepreneurs. But they’ll both need to work hard!
‘I really wanted to create something of my own’
‘We’ve got a lot of bloopers - trust me!’
‘Hard work. Dedication. Keep learning’
‘We think you’re famous’
‘My favourite car is an Aston Martin - “I knew it”’
The Business Mentor Podcast
ABOUT THE HOST
Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0-500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all without any investment other than a small amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota and New Look, to name a few.
Its huge success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success.
A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly-coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles.
After helping several young entrepreneurs to success as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast.
Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast.
In the UK alone, 95% of business fail within the first five years, and Jay’s aim is to reduce that number.
Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.