At The Wolfe London, we have just hit our biggest milestone. We won ‘The Young Entrepreneur of The Year’ award at the London Business Awards 2019. Here are a few words from our CEO for all of the amazing entrepreneurs and next generation of talent to take notes on.
To be part of building someone else’s dream is an honourable act which is hugely appreciated by small and independent businesses. Many people believe all entrepreneurs only want to make a lot of money. However, what they are only trying to find ways to make people’s lives better. When you support an independent business, you are showing an act of respect; acknowledging the risks and challenges they have inherited. These businesses are run by people – not stockholders, boards or algorithms. They genuinely care and want to offer you a quality service and product because it is a reflection of themselves.
Too many people are willing to support celebrities they do not know instead of their friend’s or family’s businesses and progressions. By supporting someone else’s dream will not shadow your own. When you support their business or success you are giving them the motivation and encouragement to go further with their creativity so that they can give back to you. Ultimately you are helping real people – who you may know personally – do what they do better.
Most of the time you personally know the people behind the product or service when it comes to small and independent businesses. Therefore, you enjoy a connection you would not otherwise have. You celebrate when they succeed and mourn when they have to close as they gave you a piece of their heart when you supported their dream.
The goal is not about having more money. The goal is about living life on your own terms. To achieve that, small and independent businesses are sacrificing the luxuries and life that many people won’t, so that they can spend the rest of their life like most people can’t.
Thank you to the entire Wolfe Pack across all 97 Countries we operate in that have given us endless support to build a community around what we love! This would never have been possible without your support and love for what we do!
“If everyone moves forward together, then success takes care of itself” – Henry Ford