Serial Entrepreneur and Investor
James Caan is one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs. He made his fortune through the global success of his recruitment companies, Alexander Mann and Humana International, before founding private equity firm Hamilton Bradshaw in 2004. He is best known for joining the panel of the hit BBC show Dragons’ Den, and more recently, The Business Class on CNBC. A passionate supporter of small businesses, James chairs the Government’s Start Up Loans scheme, which provides funding and mentoring to budding entrepreneurs. James Caan’s free Business Secrets App is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play.
Businesses are the key driver of any economy, and the more successful entrepreneurs there are, the better the chances of creating jobs.
More people are developing an appetite for entrepreneurship. They like the idea of being their own boss and are taking things into their own hands. Big companies can learn from this.
The buzz of doing deals and being your own boss is truly rewarding, but the concept of entrepreneurship could be better acknowledged.
You need to show why an investor should back you, and there are a number of traits that successful investees should show during the course of their pitch.
It doesn't matter whether you are just starting out or if you have years of experience. Making sure you have the right attitude and approach is vital.