Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in business development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with John Allen, Founder of Allen Worldwide Solutions Ltd, located in St. Thomas, ON, Canada.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I specialize in helping small business entrepreneurs resolve issues around attracting and converting ideal customers to consistently fill any cash flow gaps and ensure they meet their long-term financial goals.

Tell us about yourself

I suffered a major brain aneurism where I had less than a 10% chance to live, and if I did live, the odds were 85% against me having any kind of a normal life. On the way home from the hospital, I looked up. I made 'The BIG GUY' a promise that if HE let me live, I would spend the rest of my life helping small business owners get the most from their businesses.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Helped a headhunter not only save his contract but walk out with an additional $75,000 contract and another $150,000 contract a couple of months later. That was after working together for two weeks.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Learn who your ideal prospects are, where to find them, and what their 3 biggest problems are that you can solve for them.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Fall in love with your prospect's problems, not your product or solution.
  2. Always keep in mind that businesses don't go out of business because of a lack of ideas. They go out of business due to a lack of cash!
  3. Learn how to read a P&L statement.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

Have fun! Live in the NOW moment. Business is neither good nor bad out there; business is good or bad between your ears.

Where can people find you and your business?


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