Mark Radcliffe owns a £700,000 pound home, a £150,000 Ferrari and a £188,000 Aston Martin. His company employs 19 staff and has an annual turnover in excess of £3 million. What you may be surprised to hear however is that Radcliffe’s success stems from an eBay shop he set up from his parents garage ten years ago.
Today, Mark Radcliffe is the UK’s first eBay millionaire, running the business from an enormous warehouse near Southport, he sells over 3,700 different items and with monthly orders of around 36000 – he is officially the 6th largest eBay business on the planet.
In 2003, he established his brand “First 2 Save” and left his parents garage to move into his current 30,000 sq ft site.
In an interview with the DailyMail, Radcliffe said:
“I could have continued working at Tesco and become a manager, which would have been a safe job but it would not have stretched me. I couldn’t have got where I am today without the right people to help. Also being aware of the latest technology has always been important,”
He ends with wise words that should ring true for many an internet entrepreneur:
“The internet means that virtually anyone can succeed in business from a low start-up point. All it takes is a lot of hard work and determination.”
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