Nick Bell is an entrepreneur, investor and founder of WME, Australia’s largest digital marketing agency, now operating globally with a turnover of more than $55 million. His passion is to lead and invest in companies, which are constantly innovating and improving the way others do business.
As a budding young entrepreneur, Nick’s entry into business was more ambitious than successful. He dropped out of university after six weeks to launch a skincare business, which despite its potential ran into supply chain difficulties, impacting cashflow. Down to his last $400, in 2008 Nick decided to give it ‘one more crack’ teaching himself SEO and starting an internet marketing company.
With fierce determination and a passion for helping others, Nick started cold calling clients and within five days had his first SEO client. The money he made he reinvested back into the business, and in six months he opened an office and hired a team member.
Beyond his flagship company WME, Nick now has ownership interests in 8 other companies worldwide including Hosting Australia, Appscore, Nothing But Web, SEO Agency, First Page, USEO, Results First and Primal. He attributes his success in the ability to identify synergy business opportunities. Nick is has investment holdings in 4 other companies, Tribal, Ideapod, Lead Chat and SJ Venues.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“I thought I don’t have a mortgage, I don’t have any kids so failure isn’t an option, I built a website, I jumped on the phone and I landed the client within 5 days I knew that I could sell the product”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:Losing My Virginity book by Sir Richard Branson
“The harder I work the luckier I become”
Recommended Online Resources:
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Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Get your head down, do the work that others wont do”…[Listen for More]
More About Nick Bell:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” Edgar Cayce
Other Quotes From the Chat with Nick Bell:
“I always want to sell, improve and refine the business; I’m never content with the business, everyone goes, are you content, are you happy and I say no I always want to refine and improve the business because you can always do more”