Dragons' Den star, Duncan Bannatyne, started it all with a single ice cream van and now manages a portfolio of leisure businesses and a high profile media career. So how did one of the UK's most successful serial entrepreneurs go from trouble-making schoolboy to OBE; from unemployment benefit claimant to multi-millionaire?
The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Duncan Bannatune Way draws out the universal lessons from Duncan Bannatyne's remarkable success and identifies 10 strategies for running a business that can be applied to any business or career:
Anyone can do it
Know yourself and fill in the gaps
The right ideas are everywhere you look
Don't skimp on the research
Plan your enterprise
Never mind the atrium!
Have the right people by your side
Make money, expand rapidly, then make more money
Put your name over the door
Give it all away before you die
Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands.
Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Alan Sugar; Jamie Oliver; Bill Gates; and Philip Green.
Liz Barclay writes for several monthly small business magazines and wrote a personal finance column for the News of the World. She has presented You & Yours on BBC Radio 4 for ten years as well as 'Call You & Yours' and Pick of the Week.
Liz's TV experience includes three series of The Small Business Programme and The Business Hour on BBC2 - programmes for people who run SMEs, drawing on the experiences of other SMEs. Liz Barclay s radio experience spans the airwaves in the UK with In Business on BBC Radio 4 covering weekly business issues and Work It Out for BBC Radio 5 Live on employment issues.
As a journalist Liz also writes on personal finance and small business including Moneywise, The Mail, The Express, News of the World and BBC News Online Business website.