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Do cheaters ever win?

“The bottom line is that you never get a free ticket in life, striving to be the best and having that desire to be at the top takes time, dedication and many hours of hard work. I don’t know of any successful entrepreneurs who have made their fortune by having an easy life.”

Dave Symondson has 25 years business experience and has built two multi million pound businesses from scratch and sold them successfully. 

Amid the scandal caused by US Anti-Doping Agency's report into the doping methods used by Lance Armstrong and his team-mates to achieve his status, Dave examines whether cheaters can ever be winners. 
"I have always found that in life if you do not do things by the book then you only get caught out anyway. It’s best to approach life with honesty and integrity because if you don’t and you get caught out then your career will most likely be toast.” He said.
When Lance Armstrong celebrated his record-breaking seventh Tour de France title in 2005, he said: "I'll say to the people who don't believe, the cynics and the sceptics: I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles."
 “I have witnessed several instances of what can be described as "dreamy" success stories which just seem too good to be true and then found out later on that they have been caught out, in some cases serving time at her majesty’s pleasure and family lives have been devastated and careers finished.” Said Dave.
Adding: “When you actually look at all the really big success stories you see people that have had an unbelievable belief and desire in there chosen area and they go about their business with a real sense of purpose". 

Dave now has several business products, which are all geared towards helping the business owner to be more successful. He is soon to launch his own business channel, which is there to help business owners tap into his years of experience and guide them onto a successful path of sustained growth.
“I firmly believe that in life and business you can achieve anything you want to. However, you have to want it more than anything. You must take the necessary action and be persistent until your goal has been reached.” 
“Nothing is impossible.”

Dave Symondson

Dave Symondson

In 1999, I co-founded Mdnationwide Ltd, a national direct-to-consumer financial services company. Within 5 years, pre-tax profit hit £1.8m, all made possible by a multi-faceted marketing strategy and exceptional CRM. Our repeat business was exceptionally high, showing my people-focused approach works wonders.

Two years later, I co-founded Bananas Inc, a national business-to-business mortgage packager. Within 3 years, pre-tax profits hit £0.4m. Our exceptional customer service showed our trustworthiness and integrity, nothing ever being too much trouble. A decade and over £2m in profit later, I’d only just begun. Drive and ambition devour success

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