Andrew Branson, IF Business Solutions
We deliver high quality, cost saving solutions on business services to SME’s right across Australia.
We ask the tough questions of Andrew Branson, IF Business Solutions
When did you know you wanted to start your own business?
From a very early age. My first real business was an online mobile phone accessory business launched in the UK at the age of 14. I’ve always loved finding different ways to create opportunities in different industries.
What’s your number one way to wind down?
I don’t. I love working and in today’s world with such fantastic mobility around internet/phone/data you can be on the beach in the Philippines and still manage your business.
What’s the one resource you’d never be without?
My iPhone. It keeps me connected to business, personal, news, sport, social media. It’s the single piece of tech that goes absolutely everywhere with me.
What or who has the most grounding influence on you?
My wife. She’s a solicitor so the complete opposite to me. She’s quite risk adverse whereas being entrepreneurial I am the complete opposite. It probably does me a lot of good to have someone point out the worst case scenario at times when I am more likely to always see the positives. Not saying she isn’t a positive person but that’s her job as a solicitor, to look at what ‘could’ go wrong.
Where and when do you have your best ideas?
Always when I am out of the office and in a different environment. This could be while on holiday or away on a business trip. Escaping the day to day work allows your mind fresh perspective to focus on other things.
What website do you visit every day?
The Daily Mail. Great for catching up on all news and sport. I am a massive sports fan so love reading about anything sport related in particular Southampton FC (English football).
What inspires you most about your work?
I love delivering a product to market that is better than the competitors. It motivates me but also motivates our staff. They need to have pride in the brand they are representing and seeing them share the same passion is inspiring.
What do you love most about running your own business?
I love the game. It’s like a big game of chess where you’re always trying to improve your position.
And now comes the plug for Andrew Branson, IF Business Solutions!
What do you do? Who for? And how does it benefit them?
We deliver high quality, cost saving solutions on business services to SME’s right across Australia. These include telecommunications, internet/NBN, EFTPOS facilities, ATM machines, electricity, business transport, and bookkeeping services.
And where can we find out more about Andrew Branson, IF Business Solutions?
- Flying Solo Directory: www.flyingsolo.com.au/profile/if-business-solutions
- My website: www.ifbusinesssolutions.com.au
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/IFSolutionsAU/
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