Entrepreneur Q&A: Marc Worth of Stylus Media Group

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Last week Breaking Biz had the pleasure of visiting the new offices of Stylus Media Group, for a chat with the founder, Marc Worth, who recently launched Stylus Fashion. It’s the first time we’ve conducted a face to face interview and explains why you can hear the hustle and bustle of real life people in the background.

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Here’s Marc’s quickfire Q&A session and we’ll post his more in depth interview later in the week:

 

Stylus Fashion aims to re-introduce creativity to the fashion industry and tackle issues related to the current lack of market choice for brands looking for trend services. At a recent Stylus Fashion event, advertising mogul Sir John Hegarty stressed the need for a more daring approach to creativity in fashion:

“So much fashion now is just meaningless imitation. The danger for the fashion industry is that it follows, it doesn’t innovate. We have a world where people are afraid to be different.”

 

Full interview

 

Breaking Biz:

So Marc, your first ever business idea?

Marc Worth:

I think it would probably be putting holograms onto kids t-shirts.

Breaking Biz:

Why did you decide to start your own business?

Marc Worth:

First business was a heat seal business, a family business, which I went into at the age of sixteen, straight from school, no qualifications and I knew at the age of fourteen that’s what I wanted to do, go into business.

Breaking Biz:

How does someone identify a real business opportunity?

Marc Worth:

I always ask the same question. Is it a product looking for a market, or a market looking for a product. It has to be the latter

Breaking Biz:

What skill/ability is most important for an entrepreneur and why?

Marc Worth:

Stick to what you know best and don’t be afraid to take risks.

Breaking Biz:

You know someone who wants to start a business but fears leaving their job. What would you say to them?

Marc Worth:

Do you have a product looking for a market or a market looking for a product.

Breaking Biz:

Are there people who start a business for the wrong reasons?

Marc Worth:

Not necessarily starting for the wrong reasons but I think sometimes people get too caught up in the emotion of their business idea without actually being able to take a step back and say, is this actually a really good idea or not?

Breaking Biz:

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned?

Marc Worth:

Stick to what you know and don’t play at something. You either sink yourself into it full time or don’t bother.

Breaking Biz:

Can you recommend any books or resources that have helped you along the way?

Marc Worth:

No.

Breaking Biz:

What’s the best part of your job?

Marc Worth:

Arriving at the office in the morning.

Breaking Biz:

What’s your biggest fear?

Marc Worth:

That I lose the appetite and interest to do what I do.

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