Many business owners found it difficult last year, but the last 12 months have been “exhilarating” for Daniel Pristry. Daniel’s approach and attitude were key factors in his selection as a finalist for this year’s LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
He is an entrepreneur who built and sold businesses in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom, and is a co-founder of Dent Global, one of the world’s leading business accelerators for entrepreneurs and leaders to stand out and scale up. “Since 2016, our leadership team has expected the turmoil we thought would come from Brexit,” he says.
“As a result, we have invested heavily in digital assets with time, focus and money. The pre-pandemic dent has 100 episodes and hundreds of podcasts aimed at reaching more viewers. I released a video and 4 books.
“We have also become an Investors in People company to move our operations to the cloud and formalize our culture. All of this has become an integral part of 2020 and 2021. When the waves come, we I felt like there was a surfboard underneath. ”
Daniel learned that much of the value of his business is intangible. “Our culture does not rely on physical offices. Our services do not have to be in the same room as our clients and our products do not need to be physically touched to understand. We also learned how to do things differently. Eight-hour days are often not as powerful as three-hour sprints.
“I learned that some of our team prefer to work late in the evening and others in the morning. That’s okay. People’s mental health care is a powerful business strategy. I learned. ”
Looking at the long-term effects of the pandemic, Daniel takes a refreshing approach. We are not trying to get things back. Instead, I’m looking forward to the direction of things. We will be a more digital, global and dynamic business forever. Our business in the future will look more post-blocking than before. ”
Daniel says talking to thousands of entrepreneurs is “exciting.” He states: “Overall, people are focusing on potential opportunities and working hard to create something better than before. There is a saying that business fails, but entrepreneurs do not. Homes can always learn, pivot, innovate and adapt to change. Entrepreneurial conversations are about what opportunities exist today and we see a lot.
“We’ve never had more money, more people available, more tools and technology, and no bigger problems to solve. It seems like the worst situation for an entrepreneur.” Pandemic tells Daniel Did you have such an impact?
“On the other hand, I’m now more resilient as I’ve faced two major business turmoil (financial crisis and Covid) and overcame each with a better business, while completely draining the battery. We look forward to future stability and a proper holiday to recharge. ”“ LDC has supported entrepreneurial ambitions for 40 years, ”said Lloyds Banking Group’s Private Equity Division and Entrepreneur. Jonathan Caswell, Origination Director of LDC, the sponsor of the award, said.
“We have invested in more than 650 SMEs in different sectors of the UK economy and in all regions to help leaders grow their businesses. Daniel and all of this year’s finalists at the LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. I’m excited to celebrate with. ”