Welcome to the second of the interviews, in my series of introducing creative businesses supported by The Prince Trust.
My next interview victim, is AJ Media, whom I happen to actually know in real life, as we did part of the Enterprise Programme together. It has been really cool to see how his business has developed over the past year or so. Anthony had a much more developed idea, than I did, when he approached The Prince's Trust for help, so it has been interesting to see how the enterprise programme adapts and caters for everybody in a different way.
Without further ado........................... AJ Media
Who are you?
My name is Anthony Jones and I run AJ Media, Its just me myself and I!
What are you?
AJ Media is a video production business, I make everything from corporate and health and safety videos, to live shows and motion graphics.
Where are you?
I am based in Widnes and I operate at home, I am currently looking to get my own premise to expand the business. At the moment I mostly operate from my website AJ Media Productions
Best thing about working with the Prince’s Trust?
Any advice for budding entrepreneurs?
I think if you have an idea, and you believe in it, then my advice is to go for it! You never know what could happen. I think rather than me just say the generic things, the best advice would be two quotes from Jim Valvano, who was an American Basketball Coach, until he sadly passed away, after a fight with cancer many years ago. This first quote I think sums up the feelings when starting up:
'No matter what business you're in, you can't run in place or someone will pass you by. It doesn't matter how many games you've won.'
The second, sums up the mentality you have to have:
'Don't give up. Don't ever give up.'
Thanks ever so much for playing along Anthony!
Social Media Hangouts for AJ Media:
Facebook: AJ Media
Youtube: Anthony Jones
Website: AJ Media
Check out previous interview with another business supported by The Prince's Trust: An interview with Tile Fire
Hopefully you are enjoying this interview series? Which happily coincides with The Prince's Trust celebrating thirty years of the Enterprise Programme.
If there is anything specific that you would like to ask myself or the other businesses featured, then drop me a comment and I will see what I can do.
I wonder who I will be interviewing next?