Andrew Griffiths is an entrepreneur with a real passion for small business. From humble beginnings as an orphan growing up in Western Australia, Andrew has owned and operated a number of very successful small businesses, starting his first enterprise at age 7, a newspaper round in the seedy red light area of Perth. Andrew has a philosophy on business that looks at success as far more than bottom line results and a bank balance. He believes that anyone who is brave enough to start his or her own business is already a success.
Since his time in Perth, he has sold encyclopaedias door to door, travelled the world as an international sales manager for a large Japanese shipping company, worked in the Great Sandy Desert for a gold exploration company, had his own SCUBA school and retail shop and worked as a commercial diver throughout Australia and Papua New Guinea.
Clearly Andrew has had a colourful background that has made him the man he is today. Inspired by a constant desire to see others reach their full potential, Andrew has written eight hugely successful books, with many more on the way. His “101 Ways” business building series offers small business owners practical, smart and realistic advice. The series is sold in over 50 countries around the world. Andrew's has since released two more books, The ME MYTH and “Bulletproof Your Business NOW” . This book is designed to help business owners to overcome the challenges faced in tough economic times.
As a keynote speaker, Andrew's humorous and highly entertaining manner has already proven to be appealing and he can speak with equal interest and relevance to either small groups or larger conference style audiences. Andrew also conducts detailed seminars and workshops and will tailor make a presentation to suit an organisation's needs and area of interest.