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#008: Michael Wilkinson

July 6, 2017

 

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“We all want to be an overnight success… but that takes a long time”

 

In this episode with Michael Wilkinson, we take our first look at an entrepreneur who has successfully started, grown and exited from their company. After 7 years hard graft, Michael Wilkinson and his co-founder Steve Holt, sold their company 'i-Education' for very healthy sum, but also realised their dream of seeing the product being used by even more students than he ever could have imagined - over 12 million worldwide!

 

As a fellow Yorkshireman it was great to chat with Mike about his journey from founding the company, through to the sale, and how he's stayed involved thereafter. 

 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Challenges of growing a company organically

  • How to let people know you exist

  • When to bring in a non-exec for outside advice

  • How to structure your business for a sale

  • Intrapreneur vs Entrepreneur

  • Should you plan to sell from the outset

  • When is the right time to sell

  • How to find your ideal buyer

  • Advice and top tips for those going through the sale process

  • How did Mike feel when they sold

  • How to resolve challenges with a co-partner

  • What to do after the sale

  • And much much more :)

 

Want to find out more about Michael? Check out the details below:

 

I Am Learning Website

 

I Am Learning Twitter

 

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