Top 10 Entrepreneurs To Watch Out For In 2020
Accloud founder and CEO, Ross James has been awarded the Top 10 Entrepreneurs To Watch out for in 2020 in the prestigious Industry Era Review Magazine.
Ross commented “It’s very rewarding to receive such an award, but the real story is about Accloud and the difference it is making in the world, and our many supporters and shareholders. Without them we could never be on this journey to create great wealth for small businesses in many developing nations, or company capable of creating significant return for our shareholders.”
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“Ross James, Founder and CEO at Accloud, firmly believes that any and every entrepreneur should be ready to ‘rewrite the rules’. According to him, if one is not challenging the status quo, they are not offering the world anything new, and as an entrepreneur it is his/her job to continuously question the way things are done, without buying into them. “People find reasons not to do something – entrepreneurs have to do exactly the opposite to make a difference. They need to be strong enough and passionate enough to go for it,” says Ross. “That’s how we change the world. For me, if I was told something couldn’t be done, that was all the challenge I needed to go and find a way to do it!”
Ross is resourceful, committed and tenacious, and armed with ‘won’t give up’ attitude. Being a collaborative leader he wants bring Accloud and its people on the journey by inspiring them. “We have a very strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) belief knitted into our DNA, so we are here to make a real, positive difference in the world,” he adds. “It is my belief that corporations today must become far more conscious of the communities and environments they work in. They need to become positive forces, both socially and environmentally.” For Ross, an entrepreneur has to be visionary, passionate and driven, but she/he also needs to assemble an outstanding team around him or her. “The assembled team can then deal with many of the challenges more effectively, allowing the entrepreneur to stay focused on delivering and pushing toward the vision,” says Ross.
Establishing a Dream
Ross and his team saw the need to level the playing field between the formal and informal economy in developing markets. “Entrepreneurs in the informal market are structurally, socially and geographically excluded, yet they have the same ambitions for their businesses as a big corporate. We wanted to address this challenge head on,” he explains. “We founded Accloud PLC in 2015 to empower and stimulate the growth of these micro SMEs (Small, Medium Enterprises) by offering them business management tools through our integrated cloud-services platform.”Too many entrepreneurs have little access to affordable capital, markets and customers, which limits their potential to grow. Ross and his team of experts take on these challenges, putting user-friendly, affordable support in the hands of the people that need it most. The company believes their solutions can realise a bigger ambition: to bridge the economic disparities within these communities, and change the world of business, for good.
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