Les McKeown's Predictable Success Blog

  • October 28, 2010
  • minute read

Phil Bain 

Phil is a Director and Co-Founder of ShredBank Ltd
A leading on-site document shredding company providing confidential document destruction services to organizations and individuals. Launched in the teeth of a recession in the UK, Shredbank has grown to become the second largest document shredding provider in its region.

Phil was recently named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by his local Chamber of Commerce.

In this interview Phil shares:

  • » What he learned about business from watching his father launch and run the Pizza Hut Master license in Ireland;
  • » How his training as a consultant educated him in the realities of business;
  • » Why he decided to launch is business in the teeth of a recession;
  • » What the secret was in getting Shredbank out of Early Struggle;
  • » The key distinction between being a consultant and operating a business;
  • » The changes that becoming a business owner has made on him personally;
  • » The mistakes he made in the early years of running his new business and how you can avoid them;
  • » What the true impact of a good (and bad) economy is in growing a business;
  • » The lessons he has learned about running a business in a tough economy;
  • » What he would advise anyone seeking to launch a business in a down economy;
  • » How he learned that Shredbank had to ‘punch above it’s weight’, and how to do it;
  • » The goals he has set for Shredbank to achieve in the next three years; …and much more

(Running time is approximately 30 minutes.)

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