A man who used to sleep on the stairs and beg for money as a teenager is now a millionaire and his plan will make you rich too.
Simon Squibb, 49, was a sleepy teenager when he started his first business – a gardening company.
Now, the millionaire and businessman is intent on helping others climb the ladder after buying a 460-square-foot property for £25,000, just a little more than a staircase that’s not too different from a staircase. that he used to sleep.
Even though the building doesn’t even have a toilet, don’t bother with heating to allow it to grow. Simon dreamed big.
He’s considering turning it into a pop-up space for budding entrepreneurs to get them off to a good start.
While nothing has been finalized yet, Simon says he will provide the space for free, as well as his business experience, and possibly give some initial money to get things started.
Simon said Time: “It just took over my imagination. I came up with my first business, a gardening company, when I was sleeping on the stairs when I was 15 years old and I was homeless.
“I think this is the pinnacle of madness that a staircase is currently selling off.
“The worst outcome is that we just turn this place into a walk-in office where we can meet people and they can tell us their dreams.”
His website reads: “Simon is the founder of the world’s first Help2Earn system, a platform that helps people learn how to start and scale businesses for free while the helpers get paid. .
“Simon’s mission is to help 10 million people start businesses and fix the education system.”
Simon’s world fell apart when he was 15 years old, his middle-class family life fell apart and he was broke, unemployed and homeless.
His father had a heart attack right at home in front of him and soon he got at odds with his mother and ran away from home, leaving behind his three siblings.
He said: “It was a time of grief and I went away with nothing – not even a bag. I have no money, no property. I begged for food and money. I slept in the park, then a staircase like this. And then the squat.
Despite the difficulty at the time, now, 34 years later, he sees it in a different light.
“I almost see it as a positive period,” says Simon. I had the opportunity to discover myself.
“I realized I didn’t need wealth. I started survival mode and the entrepreneurial muscles awakened in my brain — all the important things that school doesn’t teach you — how to manage money, how to start a business, how to survive.”
While living a difficult life, he begins to see opportunities that others seem to miss.
He started seeing luxury homes with messy gardens and started knocking on doors and it wasn’t long before he started his first business Simon Squibb Gardening.
Since then, he has founded 18 other businesses and invested in 76 other businesses, but not all of them have been successful.
He lost a lot of money trying to start a comic book business but also learned important lessons the hard way.
He is now on a mission to help others and three months ago he invested £500,000 to launch Helpbnk.com – a free online community where emerging businesses help each other.
The entrepreneur also shares business tips on Instagram, where he has 374,000 followers.
He even started filming himself blocking people on the street and asking them what their dream business was and right there transferring money to them, maybe as little as a few hundred to a few thousand pounds, let them get started.
“Everybody seems to have a dream business,” says Simon.
“But they don’t believe in themselves. They turned it off. So bumping into me can be like divine intervention – again, fate – and suddenly they do it.