Paul Oberschneider is a seasoned start-up entrepreneur and property financier, who has personally built businesses worth over 200 million. Since 1992, he helped start a bank credit department, founded a mortgage company, and built the largest single-branded real estate company across five countries in Central Europe. He also developed a portfolio of shopping centers and hypermarkets in Eastern Europe, constructing over two million square feet of retail space. Paul retired at age 49 before the financial crisis of 2008. Over the last two years, he’s grown a chain of nineteen fast food restaurants in London and is involved in the Oxford entrepreneur community, where he serves as a mentor for start-ups and is a speaker.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
“Most people have that scarcity mindset where they think I don’t have enough money I don’t have enough time, I don’t know the right people, what happens if I fail, I can’t do this, and I think we all have those. Fortunately for me I had hit such a rock bottom place that none of those things mattered anymore so it was easy for me to just crack on”…[Listen for More]
- The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Confidence and Certainty Book by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
- Think and Grow Rich book by Napoleon Hill
“Go big or stay at home”
Recommended Online Resources:
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Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“Buy a pencil and a notebook and write everything down”…[Listen for More]
More About Paul Oberschneider:
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“You shouldn’t ask a question until you are sure you want to hear the answer.” Eraldo Banovac
Other Quotes From the Chat with Paul Oberschneider:
- “When you have no choice you just go forward”
- “I was actually at a school function last night and I was talking to a bunch of young students and they asked me what I thought the most important thing in business was and I gave them a rather unusual answer and I said that yea maths is important, English is important, all these things are important but I said the thing that is really important for me is being able to communicate”
- “Don’t spend more than you make, buy low sell high, collect early pay late”
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