Serial entrepreneur Ryan O’Hare’s latest startup topped the Australian Financial Review’s 2018 Fast 100 list. Here, the NAB customer shares his business wisdom.
To win at business, do you need to have the most original ideas? One serial entrepreneur suggests there’s another way.
For someone who didn’t get the marks to fulfil his childhood dream of being an architect, Ryan O’Hare has done pretty well for himself. In the past three decades he has (so far) founded or co-founded four companies across two industries. In 2018, O’Hare’s latest venture, Next Business Energy, topped the Australian Financial Review’s Fast 100, a list of Australia’s fastest-growing companies. Launching in 2014, Next Business Energy has averaged annual growth rates in excess of 850 per cent and grown annual revenue from zero to more than $100 million. All this has been achieved with, at the time of writing, just 40 employees.
O’Hare has spent his career evaluating and executing business ideas. Here he shares what he’s learnt.