The One with James Sinclair
Interviewing James Sinclair - CEO of The Partyman Company
I first discovered James Sinclair whilst scrolling Youtube and watching some of his videos and ideas centered around growing a business and seeing his success build. James talks sense and knows the value of having the right team around him in order to succeed whilst making fit with vision and purpose.
During this episode (recorded over Zoom due to the COVID-19 lockdown) we discuss how he has pivoted to offer two new business models during this crisis and how he thinks the recovery will pan out over the next few years. We also get to hear James’ thoughts on the people you need around you to grow a business, how he started his company when he was young (17) and why he thinks employing people is the best way to grow – allowing an entrepeneur to do the big value tasks while handing off the other tasks to someone he can employ and therefore ‘grow’ his business.
“Poor people have big TV’s, Rich people have big libraries – my advice to young entrepeneurs would be to learn to earn – read and take in knowledge”
This episode of The SalesChange Podcast covers –
- James’ vision for growing companies – how you grow from Day 1.
- Why business owners fail by recruiting people equal to them in terms of ability.
- Why good quality management should be the mainstay of growing an entrepeneurs business.
- Why, when growing a business, you should look to have a synergy of common products.
- James’ view on the recovery period from COVID-19
- What James’ views are on the next 5 years of business.
- Answers to the ‘SalesChange 5’ questions.
On every SalesChange Podcast – we ask the guests to answer 5 standard questions – here are the responses from James Sinclair.
- What was the last book you read?
- Who is the leader you look up to the most?
James – Controversially at the moment but Richard Branson has taught me the most over the years – from ‘Losing my Virginity’ – he’s always given bits of advice that have helped me grow my business.
- What did you want to be when you grew up?
James – An entrepreneur – a business owner. Successful people start with the end in mind.
- Whats the worst job you could imagine doing?
James – Just repetitive tasks – my brain doesn’t like repetition.
- Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn?
James – Probably still Facebook – Facebook for me is still number one – followed by Youtube. The great thing about Youtube is that people spend typically 40 seconds on other social media but Youtube gives you 40 minutes of engagement.