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Friday Interview: Adele McLay

Published author and entrepreneur, Adele McLay coaches business owners and entrepreneurs to become highly successful. I had the pleasure of meeting her this week.

Why we live London?

My husband and I love to travel, so London is a great place to be to nurture our love of travel. Our native New Zealand, is a long way away from Europe.

 Why start a business in London?

Some of my businesses were in existence prior to us coming to live here nine years ago.  I have started several new businesses since living here.  I have clients around the world, so location was not a consideration when establishing my recent businesses.

Running your own business

Running your own business is very different to being employed.  The ‘buck stops with you’ at all times as a business owner/entrepreneur.  You are totally accountable for everything that happens in your business – the good and bad.  Self employment is now for everyone.  For those who embrace it, successful business ownership/entrepreneurship is one of the most rewarding parts of life, in my opinion.

Three skills budding entrepreneurs need?

Vision.  Love of lifetime learning.  Persistence – never give up.

Adele is one of the mentors at the Migrant Business Accelerator.
If you wish to help migrants become entrepreneurs and change their lives for the better, get in touch with This Foreigner Can Social Enterprise.