Gary Thompson is both a skilled entrepreneur and sought-after business coach. His 20+ years of experience range from co-founding hugely successful businesses such as itlab.com and Found.co.uk, investing in various businesses both large and small, through to coaching and mentoring countless start-ups either one to one or with groups such as the ignite100 accelerator program.
Gary’s expertise is just one part of his coaching service. His approachable nature, willingness to share both his success stories and his failures, and his love of teaching, mean that Gary not only fast-tracks your business and helps you avoid those common pitfalls, but he motivates, inspires and encourages you on your way.
And like a high-performance athlete coach, it’s not all high-fives and back-slaps. Gary’s also here when the going gets tough – which it will – and his persistence and determination can help you focus yours.
Areas of expertise
Rapid growth hacks, automated marketing tools or content marketing plans. Work out what channels you need to meet your targets
Recruiting the wrong people can kill early stage startups. Learn how to build and manage the dream team.
Quickly build a Minimal Viable Product to work out what people really want. “Build, Measure, Learn” is one of Gary’s favourite expressions.
How to structure, recruit and manage your development team. Learn how to get products built on time
Make sure you are using the some of the amazing SaaS products to help you compete with the big guns at a fraction of the cost
Creating company strategy, business plans, and learning how to get in front of and impress investors. What to look out for on the term sheet.
Gary has a wealth of experience, currently holding a position on three company boards
You don’t need to quit your job or remortgage your house. What are the simple steps you can take to get your idea off the ground?
How to deliver exceptional levels of support with minimal resources. Automate where possible, over deliver when essential.
After just one session, Gary had asked us the questions that meant we needed to look at our business from a different angle. After 3 sessions we had opened up a whole new business stream and have never looked back since….2017 being our best year in the last 7 years. Gary is easy going, motivating and probing in all of the right measures.