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In 1988, I established a company that built houses for first home buyers. I grew that company to become the second largest homebuilder in New Zealand. At the time of its sale in 2002, Affordable Homes had eight rolex replica sale nationwide and was building 250 homes per annum.
Over my career, I�ve successfully teamed up with people and founded a number of companies in the finance, insurance, investment and property development.
A major undertaking was the 1988 rolex replica sale of Provincial Finance, a New Zealand consumer finance company. Over the last six years the company has grown and developed rapidly. In 2002 Provincial was the 5th fastest growing company in New Zealand, (Deloitte Fast 50). and 22nd fastest in 2003. Today the company has bout 25,000 clients and total assets now stand at $277 million (as at March 31, 2005), a significant increase on the 31 March 2004 year end�s $147 million. Provincial continued to grow with rolex replica assets of $350 million, however, due to Broker fraud and bad lending the company was placed in receivership in May, 2006. Investors have so far received 92.5 cents per dollar.
In 2005 I moved to Melbourne Australia, establishing a consumer Finance company.
But my business ventures haven�t all been smooth sailing, and you certainly learn and grow stronger through mistakes. I�ve been through the highs and lows of business and have rolex replica the challenges and issues entrepreneurs must face and overcome to be successful.
As a result I, and the David Lyall Holdings team, offer more than just money. We have a wealth of ideas and past experience, and a great team of business partners that can be called upon for expert opinion and advice.
My advice to budding entrepreneurs is:
But most importantly, you must have passion and commitment. You have to love what you do � you can�t see it as work � and you must have the courage to back yourself even when others may doubt you and not understand your appetite for risk. Hard work is regularly rewarded and being successful gives you choices in life.
My contact details are on this site. I�m always interested to meet other entrepreneurs and hear about their business experiences, and I�m always looking for good people to start the next project with.
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