Be bold

Genius

Make the right decisions at the right time with the right people.

Power

Start. Launch your business. Drive growth. Effect change. Take action.

Magic

Dream. Aspire. Venture.
Grow. Succeed. Flourish.

If you have ever needed the guiding hand of someone with a proven track record in launching,
growing and pivoting businesses, this could be your opportunity.

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About Me

I am Raj Dhonota. Over the last 2 decades, I have led the launch and growth of multiple businesses from micro start-ups to ventures with multimillion-pound turnover. I have invested substantially and raised millions more, advised by some of the best business minds available.

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The Good

Over the last 20 years I have worked at the coal face of business launching, growing and exiting several ventures spanning ecommerce, technology, property, professional services, network marketing, recruitment, fashion and consumer goods.

Living and breathing businesses on a day to day level, I have gained the type of outlook and knowledge that only hands-on experience can give.

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The Bad

I’ve operated and succeeded in an environment where government statistics give you only a 20% chance of success. Failure and setbacks were therefore inevitable. Success is a dual-edged sword. It doesn’t come without risk. What is most important is to minimise the impact of any setback as far as you can; it’s not always possible, but one must try.

The bad is only bad if you let it be so. With the right mind set and resilience, setbacks are simply a springboard to growth. Business success needs that springboard. There is no ‘bad’, when a lesson is learned.

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The Ugly

The Apprentice. 8 weeks of my life which were as far removed from pleasurable as you can get. My brush with reality TV was a valuable experience taken in a wider context, but was a trial to say the least.

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The Here and Now

I am in the fortunate position, borne from many hours of input, to be able to step back from the day-to-day running of my businesses. I am doing so in order to plan and launch my last great adventure!

This means I have some, albeit limited, time available to help support some entrepreneurs or businesses that can benefit from my vast business know-how whether as a short term advisor or longer term NED appointment.

At A Glance

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My Philosophy

Success favours the bold.
As Goethe said:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

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The first step to success, whatever that looks like for you, is simply to begin but begin with purpose and confidence.

Failures are inevitable. My experience, working in an intensely high-risk environment, where government statistics predict a failure rate of 80%, shows that failure is simply part of the route to success.

The reality about failure

Failure or setbacks are never easy. They challenge you deep inside. When you accept the limiting belief that failure simply equals failure, this is when you truly fail. However, if you accept that setbacks will happen, and face them with resilience and an open-mind to grow, then setbacks simply become the deep roots which allow success to blossom.

My outlook on success

Success is never a straight line. It’s subjective and comes in all forms. It’s more about your outlook or how you feel, rather than something that can be measured or compared. For me, success should never be ‘achieved’ – it should be a moving goal that drives you on to improve each and every part of your life, whether personal or business.

Let Me Help

With over 20 years of achieving real success at the forefront of business, from growing micro-businesses to multimillion-pound turnovers ventures, from instigating and overseeing the growth of simple business ideas as well as existing traditional small businesses, I can offer a level of knowledge and experience that is not normally available.

Here are some of the areas that I can help with:

Setting Strong Foundations
Setting Strong Foundations
Considering new business opportunities and determining the strength of new business ideas.
Successful Launch
Successful Launch
Helping businesses launch in the right way, earning sales and revenue in the shortest possible time.
Increasing Growth
Increasing Growth
Introducing scalability through increasing opportunity, structuring your business, systems, resources and processes.
Effective Management
Effective Management
Knowing how to manage time, cash flow, risks and resources, delegating right tasks to the right people, and allocating resources.
Overcoming Competition
Overcoming Competition
Helping existing businesses overcome challenges from new or emerging competitors thereby ensuring ongoing long-term success.
Sales & Marketing
Sales & Marketing
Advising on specific marketing strategies and tactics designed to maximise existing business opportunities.
Problem-solving
Problem-solving
Guiding through any problems arising at any stage of the business to resolve them in the shortest possible time.
Capital & Investment
Capital & Investment
Support and advice on raising start-up investment or investment for growth utilising a broad network of contacts and experience.
Reducing Dependencies
Reducing Dependencies
Decreasing the dependence you as an entrepreneur or as a business have on the clients, the founders or the investors.
Updating Technology
Updating Technology
Utilising current and emerging technologies to maximise business opportunities and efficiency.
Balancing Quality
Balancing Quality
Directing your business to find that right balance of quality and growth for maximum profit and customer satisfaction.
Supporting Your Vision
Supporting Your Vision
Helping you remove any uncertainty or self-doubt about your vision with integrity and helping any lack of direction.
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My passion and enthusiasm is to help you with whatever business challenge you are facing. My expertise, experience and philosophy will ensure you achieve success in a meaningful way for you.

In The News

Talk Business Magazine

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Getting to Know Raj Dhonota

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Huffington Post Biography

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Elite Business Profile My Work

Elite business profile my work on helping traditional SMEs.

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