Matt Haycox’s story is one of a mistake-maker turned hugely successful entrepreneur. From starting in business at age 16 to becoming the UK’s biggest strip club owner by 27, with businesses in leisure, property, retail, and finance, then bankrupt by 28! Matt went on to rebuild his life and business as a lender and investor using lessons learned from his failures and now provides funding to SME businesses across the UK.
Matt shares a bunch of nuggets from his wild ride. We touch on the balancing of profitability with sustainability and avoiding the sexiness of growth. We also look at the importance of partnerships. It’s better to have a smaller piece of a huge pie versus having a large piece of a small pie.