In the business world, some people talk, but others really do walk the talk. Sanjay Ray, the businessman and entrepreneur behind the London-based brokerage firm Solo Capital, is one man who really does walk his talk. He does it by believing in what he does and committing to a thorough follow through. With his engaging background as an entrepreneur, it’s not surprising that he was recently asked to appear with journalist Eric Dye for a talk on the Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio Show.
In their discussion, Ray spoke on some of the elements that are key to having a successful business startup. One of the important aspects is to be sure to raise enough money. Ray stressed that there never seems to be enough money when you are starting out, so raising more than you believe you’ll need is important.
Another important point, said Ray, is in knowing that it is impossible to do everything on your own. Some business owners get so excited about what they are doing they begin to believe they have the knowledge to do everything, but that, he said, is a dangerous situation to get into. Having a great, trusted team in place who is clear on the company’s goals is what is really important for long term success.
Right now Ray is involved in a new venture called Autism Rocks. This charitable foundation was inspired by Ray’s young son, who was diagnosed with the disorder in 2014. Ray decided he needed to do something to help, so he combined his passion for music with his ability as a financier to create the foundation, which produces rock and roll events to raise money for research.
Autism Rocks is truly a passion project and it’s all about making a difference. That’s the kind of company Ray wants to be involved in, and he is making it happen so help for those with autism can be found.