Daniel is the founder of Dent Global and also an author of best-selling business books including Key Person of Influence.

According to Daniel, there are many ways that you can stay disruptive even amid the coronavirus pandemic! The key thing to do is to bring fresh ideas on the table and keep innovating. There are unseen opportunities out there—maybe even greater than what you’re expecting. Listen in to Jay and Daniel lay out all the tips and strategies for you today!


  • Daniel and his team had plans that were delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak. But this didn’t stop him from growing his business. There are still ways he can move, even if the effects aren’t as huge and fast as what he’d hope for. As entrepreneurs, we have to learn to adapt and make use of the available resources effectively.
  • According to Daniel, there are three mindsets of an entrepreneur: a monkey, a reptile, and an entrepreneurial visionary. Always aim to be the visionary entrepreneur.
    • The reptile wants to fight, flee, freeze, and freak out.
    • The monkey wants to tinker and pretend there’s nothing wrong.
    • The visionary entrepreneur wants to reinvent the future.
  • Keep innovating. There is no pause in improvement, in moving forward. The possibility of reverting from your accomplishments is bigger when you choose to get your foot off the pedal. There is competition not just in the market but with yourself too.
  • A scalable business has already developed IP, IT, and media.
  • We can improve the middle management in our business through team collaboration software tools. These tools can be utilised especially during this tough time, where we don’t have ‘direct’ supervision over our employees.
  • Where do we look for greater opportunities right now? Look into basic consumer needs. Build a business that solves one of the seventeen humanitarian or social issues in the world. This isn’t the time to invest on secondary and leisurely demands.


  • “If you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to see yourself as like a surfer. You have to surf through every wave that comes along..”
  • “The winners are the people who maintain the entrepreneurial mindset despite what happens around them.”
  • “The fun part is building it, not having it.”
  • “Management is essentially not a value-adding layer. Management performs a function of coordination of labour.”



Daniel Priestley has long been passionate about entrepreneurship and helping people take on their entrepreneurial journey. He was considered one of the Key Person of Influence in his industry and has been sought after by companies and individuals around the world to be as a speaker and to share his expertise.

Daniel is the co-founder of Dent Global and the author of the four best-selling books Key Person of Influence, Entrepreneur Revolution, Oversubscribed, and 24Assets.



Jay Dhillon is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist based in the UK with a proven track record of growing businesses from start-up to success- and helping others do the same. From humble beginnings, Jay grew his first business from 0 to 500 employees and three locations, racking up sales of over £30 million – all with no investment other than a slight amount of savings. The business went on to acquire major clients such as Landrover, Jaguar, Toyota, and New Look, to name a few.

Its immense success inevitably brought about outside interest, and at the age of 33, Jay eventually sold the company to a London investment firm in Doyen Resources. Today, Jay owns several businesses in different sectors and helps entrepreneurs achieve success.

A calling to give back and help others led to Jay being chosen for the highly coveted role as a Prince’s Trust mentor, where his achievements were marked by a personal invitation to Buckingham Palace to meet Prince Charles.

After helping several young entrepreneurs to succeed as a mentor for the Trust, Jay’s burning desire to bring his wisdom and knowledge to a wider audience ultimately triggered the concept of The Business Mentor Podcast.

Jay feels that anyone can achieve success in business with the right advice and mentoring and is now sharing his knowledge with his growing audience via his podcast.

In the UK alone 95% of businesses fail within the first five years and Jay aims to reduce that number.

Backed with the hard-earned knowledge and experience from his time in business, The Business Mentor Podcast will share Jay’s personal business lessons as well those of other successful entrepreneur guests who share their wisdom and secrets on the show.







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