SBE062 - Tom Hunt - From Corporate to CEO


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Small Business Elevation


Show Notes In today’s show Rob and Leon wax lyrical with Tom Hunt, who is a Founder of Virtual Valley: a platform that connects Entrepreneurs and Rock star Virtual Assistants with the mission of giving Entrepreneurs back 1 million hours of their time by 2018. Tom has been a featured TEDx Speaker and made an appearance on Dragon’s Den to seek investment for one his business ideas, this is a super episode to learn how to get more from the corporate world and pursue carving a career on your on your own terms.   Also in the show Here’s just a few things you learn; The low-cost way to test Your business ideas in real time if you sell physical products to see if you have a valid business idea. How and why you need to act on business ideas even if they seem utterly ludicrous to the majority of people. Find out the decision Tom made that would have his parents, friends and associates mortified shocked and hopping mad when he shared how he was leaving his secure cushy job. Tom explains how to find new income streams and opportunities in your “fire-fighting” frustrating periods of business. That can outperform your main business revenue. The two must read books that can act as a caveat to increase productivity and throw open the doors of success and save you a Rolex worth of time. The neat road map to escape the 9-5, to help you transition in to the world of business without detrimentally hurting your income. (This advice is priceless). Learn how not to get your fingers burnt when buying online businesses from sites from like Flipper, which unfortunately happened to Tom. We share a service that can keep that from happening to you. Want an Iron clad strategy for coming up with brand name that commands attention? 2mins from the end of podcast Tom shares how he came up with company name Virtual Valley. Branding consultants would charge a pretty penny for this. Hit play now to get even more elevating knowledge to soar you to higher heights of productivity and profitability. Success Quote Please stop following the map we reward those that draw maps not follow them. Recommend Resources Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More & Working Less by Sam Carpenter The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by Warrillow, John Connect Web – LinkedIn – Twitter – @Tomhuntio