Ans: Nu Encounters is the NY Metro area’s Elite Gay Male Companionship Agency. Launched a decade ago in Europe now just entering the US via NYC! The business is run from one location in NYC but all business is outcall (men come to you)
Q 2. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
Ans: Due to the nature of the business I prefer to be somewhat secretive. I am college educated and was a male model who discovered at an early age that people want to be around me for my looks and charm. I founded the agency almost 10 years ago in the UK and have been very successful.
Q 3. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Ans: Stay focused and surround yourself with talented driven people. You will have some days where quitting makes sense so be prepared to get rest and regroup in the morning and your energy levels will come right back.
Q 4. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Drive, drive, drive! Never give up. I’d rather be a mediocre person with 100% drive than a lazy genius…
Q 5. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Q 6. To what do you most attribute your success?
Ans: Focus and drive and being able to vision the plan coming to fruition. See the future days, weeks and years at a time.
Q 7. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Ans: SEO has been the best form of advertising.
Q 8. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it?
Ans: Personal saving which was very scary
Q 9. How did you obtain investors for your venture?
Ans: It was never needed because this business requires low cap to start
Q 10. What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Ans: Vision the future and make it happen
Q 11. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
Ans: Retired and investing in other people like myself
Q 12. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
Ans: Amazon because Bezos has VISION
Q 13. How important have good employees been to your success?
Ans: My business is ALL about the employees so they are vwery important. Additionally my back office team from call center to book keeping are also very important and appreciated…
Q 14. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
Ans: Sometimes too long but never too little. Typically if a plan is not working I make changes then consult with outside entrepreneurs for their opinion. If most agree its time to quit then I quit.
Q 15. What motivates you?
Ans: Winning! And of course making money-lets be honest. I love doing what people say is impopssible.
Q 16. What are your ideals?
Ans: To provide a high quality service to those who appreciate/desire it
Q 17. How do you generate new ideas?
Ans: My brain never stops –I wish it would sometimes. I can be doing anything and an idea pops into my head so I always write it down
Q 18. How do you define success?
Ans: Winning and of course making money. Taking care of family is VERY high on the list.
Q 19. How do you build a successful customer base?
Ans: We assure clients are happy by sending a post appointment survey. Its easier to keep a client happy than it is to find a new one. Build a solid base is our goal from day 1
Q 20. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
Ans: The sense of satisfaction from making a dream into reality and being the boss
Q 21. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
Ans: The day NU became profitable
Q 22. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
Ans: We are a totally different breed. Both are people are important to the world but just differ in their basic genetic makeups
Q 23. What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
Ans: We screen our employees then train them to act properly and if they cant conform we immediately fire them
Q 24. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Ans: Like a rollercoaster
Q 25. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
Q 26. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
Ans: In some ways better (more money) and in some ways I am alwqwys busy however I make time to be with them so at the end its positive.
Q 27. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Q 28. How did you decide on the location for your business?
Ans: NYC made sense in every way from demographics (gay) and the sheer number of people per square kilometer
Q 29. Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?
Ans: Its in your DNA or not
Q 30. If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?
Ans: Winston Churchill to ask how he remained calm vs the Nazi’s
Q 31. Who has been your greatest inspiration?
Q 32. What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
Ans: None-they are all learning experiences
Company website : www.nuencounters.com