Starting a new business and going it alone?

I am joined by Jon Chadwick who is Founder and MD of Durham Distillery and Durham Gin. Jon shares his story when he set up the business over 10 years ago. Durham Distillery distil and manufacture small batches of craft spirits, set in the historic city of Durham.

I discuss with Jon why he took the plunge and set up Durham Gin. The mindset challenges for making the career change, the transition across, managing yourself, creating a sustainable business and moving into a new sector.

In detail, topics we will cover – 31 mins length:-

1. Why did you completely change career direction and secondly decide to set up a Distillery business? 1 min 31 secs

2. What mindset challenges did you have to overcome at the start? 5 mins 18 secs

3. The Transition across. If someone is considering a new business venture, what advice would you give on any planning before you take the plunge? 11 mins 16 secs

4. When we may have come from a secure environment of a large organisation or paid role for many years, what do we need to be aware about managing yourself in business? 15 mins 06 secs

5. Other than above, any other challenges in those early years? 20 mins 40 secs

6. Once you have established a great product or service. What can you do to ensure the business is protected and sustainable for the future medium to long term? 23 min 10 secs

7. As a newcomer into an industry in those early years, how can we communicate or work with the industry to strengthen your business? 26 min 05 secs

8. One other challenge and or teaching over the last 10 years of business? 27 mins 30 secs

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