Guy Dawson founded Payless Promotions in 2000, which provides quality promotional products and uniforms Australia wide. Right from the beginning, Guy had a laser-like focus on delivering a high level of customer service and quality products. This focus is still firmly embedded into the Payless Promotions culture, which has now expanded to include 23 employees.
The Payless Promotions brand is now recognisable to many businesses, clubs, schools & universities, government organisations, and shires.
Here is his inspiring entrepreneurship story.
What inspired you to start your own business?
My Dad was a local business owner, so somehow it seemed like the obvious career path.
What’s one myth about entrepreneurship that you think should be myth busted?
I often hear, “You own your own business, so you can take time off whenever you like”. The truth is often the exact opposite, particularly in the first 5 years of business!
What’s been the best thing about your adventure so far?
I really enjoy watching young staff members grow from shy kids into confident and capable adults, who are amazing contributors to our team and the community!
How has the Work My Own Way program helped you to grow your business?
Work My Way provides some great mentoring and business development programs. We all have so much we can learn, regardless of what stage of our business or career we are at.