Recently, i received an email from the BBC to participate in the series 5 of the New Dragon's Den investment opportunities program. I turned it down and said no. This is the email i sent back-
Thank you for contacting us with regards to possible consideration and participation for series 5 of the Dragons Den investment opportunities.
Although we welcome investment, partners and growth in our business, we do not believe that this programme is the way forward for us.
We are realistic, determined, passionate and committed to the Luxury, Ethics and Quality of our Natural & Organic handmade skincare company and do not want to be caricatured or seen otherwise having watched the programme on a few occasions.
Thank you very much again for the invitation.
Honestly, right now i could do with some money, constant cash flow, paid salary and a regular income but not to do a TV programme just for TV rating and everyone trying to outshine the other by speaking English.
When you go through the real ups and downs of starting a business from scratch, your effort and determination and hard graft passion and belief is not a TV Show it is absolute reality not a gamble to be debated about.
That's a fact it's either you believe or not!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
They say opportunity comes once and its either you know what you want or you don't have a clue what it is you really want.
According to an article in the Independent Saturday edition 11 August 2007 by Esther Shaw "
So you want to start your own Internet business? here's how she says
" There is more to it than putting up a site and waiting for the orders". As a budding on-line entrepreneur you will need lots of energy, enthusiasm, determination, and passion; but you also need to be realistic, success on the web is rare".
But I say, What about companies like Amazon, Opodo, and Last minute.com?
Personally, I believe anyone can be a successful business entrepreneur on-line or off it, it just depends on how you go about it. I personally believe anything and everything is achievable if you put your mind at it. And you have to really want it and work seriously hard to achieve it.