An Interview With John Smith – Strategic Brand Services Ltd.

by | Feb 18, 2019 | Internet Marketing

QUESTION: Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

ANSWER: We act as a Marketing Consultant and Advertising Agency combined, and are able to analyse your business and help you reach more customers quickly and efficiently through our extensive internet marketing services. We are based in Sheffield but help businesses across the United Kingdom as most work of this type is done remotely.

QUESTION: Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

ANSWER: I was an electronics engineer for a long time, customer facing in the field. I took satisfaction from a happy customer when equipment had been successfully commissioned.

QUESTION: What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?

ANSWER: I started to get interested in the internet and the many possibilities it opened up, finally realising there was a need to help small businesses in particular cope with the huge changes the internet was bringing to business where larger companies were hiring staff to promote on the internet but smaller businesses could not and struggled to cope. So having amassed a wealth of knowledge and skills in the digital marketing area I decided to set up my business to help these companies.

QUESTION: What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?

ANSWER: 1-Research thoroughly, be sure there’s a market for your service or product. 2-Make a business plan, this concentrates the mind and ensures you don’t miss anything in the planning, 3-Make sure you have sufficient funding to cope with the start up period.

QUESTION: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

ANSWER: Work ethic, Being open to new ideas, Persistence

QUESTION: How many hours do you work a day on average?


QUESTION: To what do you most attribute your success?

ANSWER: Not giving up, learning from failures

QUESTION: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?

ANSWER: Referrals from happy customers

QUESTION: Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?

ANSWER: Originally funded from previous engineering career.

QUESTION: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?

ANSWER: Always treat your customers well, give them value and try to help even the most difficult customers.

QUESTION: Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

ANSWER: Expanding to help a larger range of businesses but keeping the same customer focused values.

QUESTION: Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

ANSWER: JCB for doing a great job in both engineering and marketing their products, and managing to remain a private company.

QUESTION: How important have good employees been to your success?

ANSWER: It’s vital to have good people you can trust and dleegate to.

QUESTION: What motivates you?

ANSWER: Happy customers

QUESTION: How do you define success?

ANSWER: Satisfied customers who trust you to help them, means you are doing something right.

QUESTION: How do you build a successful customer base?

ANSWER: In digital marketing, you need to be on top of the latest changes, particularly from Google, so you always do a good job for your customers.

QUESTION: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

ANSWER: Make my own decisions and take responsibility, answering only to customers.

QUESTION: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

ANSWER: Every time you’re successful helping a customer

QUESTION: What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

ANSWER: Entrepreneurs prefer to make their own decisions=

QUESTION: In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.


QUESTION: If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

ANSWER: Go into business earlier

QUESTION: What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?

ANSWER: Failing a customer. So you need to be always on top of your field of expertise

QUESTION: How did you decide on the location for your business?


QUESTION: Who has been your greatest inspiration?

ANSWER: Family

QUESTION: What are your hobbies? What do you do in your non-work time?

ANSWER: Travel

QUESTION: What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?

ANSWER: Less social life

About Strategic Brand Services Ltd: As a Marketing Consultant and Advertising Agency combined, we are able to analyse your business and help you reach more customers quickly and efficiently through our extensive internet marketing services. We can audit your business, help you show up in search engines, get your business in front of new potential customers quickly with PPC or Display Ads, and we create our own converting Ad Designs. We have years of extensive experience navigating the many complex layers of the digital marketing world.

Company Name: Strategic Brand Services Ltd
Address: The Portergate, 257 Ecclesall Road
City: Sheffield
State: England
Country: United Kingdom
Zip Code: S11 8NX
Telephone No.: (+44) 114-303-1164
Website URL:

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