Building an Industry Pioneering Business from Nothing- a Success Story with John Winfield

Make Things, Make Sense Podcast
Episode 24
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Introduction

Hey everyone and welcome to Make Things, Make Sense! Today we make sense of starting from nothing with John Winfield, a pioneer in bringing healthy solutions to Malta. John succeeded to develop the market through his excellent foresight, passion and dedication.

John is an entrepreneur, with Dr Juice having 11 stores across Malta, opening the fresh smoothie, juice and health food business 12 years ago. He is also a Wok to Wok franchisee and festival owner but also the author of an awesome recipe book.

In 2021 John won the EY Rising Star Entrepreneur of the year of Award.

Aside from being a national inspiration, John is a very meaningful person to Alex. 8 years ago Alex got robbed and lost every penny to his name, John quickly helping him see how he could utilise his social media skills for others, and long story short John became Growth Gurus’ first customer.

Topics discussed

  • John’s back story
  • The key elements that have helped John build a successful empire while remaining the fun loving big John we see today
  • The idea behind Dr. Juice
  • What came first: the company or the brand?
  • Who were the nay sayers?
  • Developing both the brand and the company to such strengths simultaneously
  • What does it mean to John to be Dr. Juice
  • Some of his greatest life lessons
  • John’s biggest win in terms of business and the hardest lessons learned
  • John’s inspirations
  • Advice to an entrepreneur that has an idea but is starting from nothing.

Quick fire round

First answer that pops into your mind for the following questions:

  • What’s one thing you would like to go back and tell your younger self?
  • What’s one lesson you wish your kids wouldn’t have to learn for themselves?
  • What’s your favourite book?
  • What are your values?
  • What was the biggest lesson you learned this past year?
  • What is something you want to learn next year?
  • What’s one piece of advice you’d like to give to our listeners?

Conclusion

Listen in to hear how with the right mindset and ideas you can persevere and succeed to build a trailblazing business out of nothing!

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