Thomas Smale co-founded FE International in 2010, growing the business with zero funds from scratch to a seven-figure-a-year business. Specializing in advising and brokering the sale of established websites and online businesses, FE International has completed over 300 transactions.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
One of first persons in my family to goto university and start your own business.
How did your journey all begin?
Like many entrepreneurs born out of a need for a new income stream.
Was at a university like most students and needed money.
Discovered can buy websites and run from anywhere.
Resell websites for $50 at a time and resold for $300 and did that for a while and increased in the amount I was dealing with to the thousands.
Launched a course in 2010 teaching people how to buy and sell websites.
Big Reason Why?
Got into it for freedom and building my own thing.
Employees happy, enjoy their work and continue developing and people remember service is the best way to sell a business.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
Hiring good people.
It’s very difficult in a competitive environment.
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
What you think will work is rarely the thing that actually works.
What’s the Vision of Thomas Smale look like?
Have the biggest brokerage in the space.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
Focus, find 1 thing you’re good at and focus on it.
Favorite Success Quote?
“A successful entrepreneur is someone who can build a wall out of bricks that other people are throwing at him.”
Top Recommended Book?
Built to Sell – John Warrillow
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
Buy and sell something.
Whatever most available to me at the time and start teaching somebody about that.
Who’s your favorite super hero and why?
Batman because he’s secretive and does his own thing behind the scenes.
Best way to connect with you?
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