Reuben Singh
A British Sikh entrepreneur.

Founder of alldayPA, the UK's largest 24-hour telephone answering services provider; and CEO of Isher Capital, a boutique private equity fund.

Entries by Reuben Singh

How to Hire the Best People for Your Business

(0) Comments | Posted 17 November 2014 | (10:48)

With all entrepreneurs there comes a point when you realise that you have to employ someone; you just can't keep on going on your own. Sometimes the tipping point will be an increase in orders you can't fulfil on your own or a planned expansion without which your enterprise will...

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Why You Need to Understand Your Business Competition

(2) Comments | Posted 21 October 2014 | (12:30)

Business is a competition. As soon as you open your first business you're at the start of a huge race to the finishing line. And it's not just one race - it's many different ones all at the same time. Not only are you signed up to compete in the...

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Why You Need a Mentor In Business

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2014 | (15:46)

Building a business is difficult. It can be tiring, stressful and lonely. It can also be incredibly complex with a myriad of different issues and problems continually vying for your attention. No one can be an expert on everything and sometimes your problems can become so great that you will...

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Why Now Is a Great Time to Start a New Business

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2014 | (11:47)

Today, right now, thousands of people are sitting at their office desks dreaming about running their own business; they're desperate to escape the rat race; sick of the nine-to-five and they know exactly what they'd do differently if they ran the company instead of their boss. But very few of...

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Cheap Advice Is Always the Most Expensive

(0) Comments | Posted 22 August 2014 | (11:22)

In my experience, the first rule of business is to pay your lawyers, accountants and all your professional advisers well. Always pay well for the best advice because it ends up being cheaper in the long run.

I've been in business nearly 20 years, starting my first business when...

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Making Money With Friends Is More Fun

(0) Comments | Posted 13 August 2014 | (11:31)

In business it pays to have a long memory and to keep a mental score sheet. Always remember those who helped you and, of course, remember those who didn't. When you know who's on your side, don't be afraid to make friends with these business associates.

I don't know if...

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My Experience in Raising Finance

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (15:25)

From the age of 17, when I launched my business, till today I have probably been involved in 10 or 12 different fundraising situations. Most of these have been for different deals and some of them for the same venture.

I have to say they have always been the...

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Authenticity: Being Yourself In Business

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2014 | (13:53)

In life being different is a strength not a weakness. As an entrepreneur I have always wanted to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate my individuality. I learnt very early in my business life that you do not need to imitate others and found many people try so hard...

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Failure Is Your Greatest Success

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2014 | (14:41)

In America they won't take you seriously until you've failed in business. I didn't believe this myself until I went there on a trip in 1996 to find some equity investors. I set up lots of meetings and at every one of them, one of the main questions was: 'what...

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