In a rare episode your host, entrepreneur and mentor, Jay Dhillon gets questioned on all things business. How he mentors, how he can help you start, grow and scale your own business and why mentoring is the key to success. Hear Jay’s personal story from of how mentorship helped him got him where he is today and how he learns from the losses and enjoys the triumphs.


  • The mind is something that you can keep educated and keep training. In technology now (particularly since the lockdown) you need to be able to adapt, this means constantly learning. We can see the future, we know where it is going we want to be always educated ourselves if you carry on doing what you were 15 years ago you will not advance in business.
  • Mentors should be highly valued as you know they have likely been through difficulties in their businesses. When you speak to mentors or others who have been successful in business, they are telling their stories raw, there is no script or strategy and they give you the belief if they have done it you can do it. You learn from your loses, but you won’t make the same mistakes again.
  • The start-up phase is usually the toughest phase but the most enjoyable, you have to enjoy the process. Many people end up placing too much pressure on themselves, they want that big goal straight away. If you’ve had a big business win, just enjoy it. The journey to success has to be enjoyed, enjoy the wins because the pressures of business are there all the time anyway.
  • It is really important to open up to people if you are struggling in your business if you don’t open up and you don’t be open and honest with your mentor or the person you work with then you will go down the path of fighting against something that you need to let out.
  • When someone very close to you tells you that you’re not going to be successful in business and tells you time and time again, and perhaps you’re going into a competitive industry that you are not familiar with it is not nice to hear. This usually makes you want to do it, even more, make sure you give it your all and do it for yourself.



“When I’m not growing, I’m not fulfilled and that means picking up a book, trying a new idea or a new business.”


“You learn more from failing than you do from your successes.”


“I encourage every entrepreneur to take the help, take what’s on offer especially if you’re struggling and reach out.”




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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