Forget University and Make Millions Without a Degree
Simon Dolan built a £65 million business empire after leaving school at 16. ‘How to Make Millions
Without a Degree’ is an autobiographical guide to how you could do the same.
At 16, Simon Dolan was kicked out of school for being too inquisitive. He is now one of the UK’s most
successful businessmen, with an empire spanning financial services, aviation, publishing and motor
Dolan gives an insight into his remarkable world as he takes you on a captivating journey from
disappointing rejection, to building one of the UK’s most successful financial services firms, SJD
‘How to Make Millions Without a Degree’ is part autobiography, part practical guide to the business
techniques that have earned Dolan his riches. It is essential reading for budding entrepreneurs and
those who dream of success, but don’t believe the academic treadmill is the best way to achieve
their goals. Dolan says: “I hope How to Make Millions Without a Degree will inspire the next
generation of young change-makers. It provides a dedicated and attainable set of principles to help
anyone harness their inner entrepreneur and realise that we all have what it takes to lead the
Simon Dolan is living proof that with a sizeable amount of determination and a big idea, we all have
the power to be the person who has everything! So, forget about spending thousands of pounds on
university fees, this is the definitive resource you will need to get you making millions, and it will
only set you back a tenner.
Simon’s book can be purchased from NoDegree.co.uk, which also offers hints and tips from Mr
Dolan himself, such as “Top Tips to becoming a Millionaire”:
“Determination and focus is key to a successful business, millions can’t be made in a day and if I was
to summarise ten key tips to running your business I would offer the following advice:
1. Develop ability in sales - everything in business, and indeed life, comes from sales. Whether
you're pitching for a bit of business or chatting someone up, you are selling yourself. A sale
also enhances your numeracy and broadens your confidence.
2. Avoid the big wide gate, look for the chink. Avoid overly saturated markets and concentrate
on the niche and unoriginal which always more often than not, EFFECTIVE.
3. Duplicate. When you sell your time, which is ultimately what any person that starts out in
business does, then there's a limit to how much you can earn. The limit being the hours in
the day. If all of a sudden there were two of you, you could earn twice as much. If it there
were 200 of you, you could earn 200 times as much, and so on. Short of rapid advancements
in genetic engineering, the only way to duplicate yourself is to hire staff. Start engineering
your business so that it can be replicated…and run by individuals who follow the system.
4. Your business plan should be five words long: "Get and keep more customers!". Without
customers you haven't got a business, and by customers, I mean people who spend money.
5. Know when to quit - if you've tried everything and it's not getting any better, cut your losses
and move on.
6. Self-belief is an entrepreneur's most precious commodity.
7. Never, ever spend a penny more than you need to. You don't need a PA, receptionist, junior,
nice furniture, an office, a company car or a photocopier - get the picture? And definitely
don't spend money on advertising. All you need to do is create a web page.
8. Realise that you have to sell. Yes, you will have to pick up the phone and ask for business, If
you can't do this, don't start a business.
9. Realise that the only purpose your business has is to make money. Save the World once
you've made some, in the meantime, leave "social enterprises" to charities and government.
10. Read everything you can about people who have started businesses from nothing -
preferably biographies and autobiographies - everything you need to know is contained
within those pages.”