Meet Kevin Arrow
Father of National, and International martial arts champions. Practitioner of Japanese Ju-Jitsu. Married to my childhood sweetheart, Sarah. Plays the keyboard. Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven is the most popular request. Owner of an insane German Shepherd rescue. Superb trainer of sales and selling skills.
About Kevin Arrow
I met my childhood sweetheart, Sarah when I was 17. She sat next to me in college, stole my heart and never gave it back.
Being the only entrepreneur in my family was tough. Every family gathering echoed with "Why don't you get a real job?". For 5 years my dad told people I was unemployed because that had less stigma than being an entrepreneur!
I started out in retail management, there I was put in charge of gardens and power tools. Despite what people think, power tools don't actually sell themselves. I was asked to turn around a struggling division. I thought why not? Within 2 years, I'd taken the team from making a loss to making over 30 million profit. I've developed my selling skills, training skills and other skills, and when I stop growing I love to move into a new space and start the growth process over again.
In 2004 I started a transport business, from the spare bedroom. Over the years my transport company won business awards for innovation and Environmental Awareness. I worked with huge companies delivering multi million pound contracts, and with individuals on a budget. Of course, this business reached its 10th-anniversary milestone.
After a near-death experience (a ruptured appendix at 39) I decided that I wanted to make a change in the business I was in. Having created one of the most visible online courier companies in the UK at the time marketing and sales were calling me. So I set up my 3rd business and launched the Online Visibility Academy (Formerly Sark eMedia).
Running a sales and marketing business is very different to a transport company, however, the business side was similar; we needed to find clients, make sales and grow this business. I quickly found out that my passion for business was what would lead us to where we are today. Our company is still growing, it's wonderful for both of us to be present for all of our daughter's activities, and I get to help amazing business owners grow their business.
My proudest moment (so far) has been watching my martial artist daughters both win gold in Jiu-Jitsu competitions. I never saw that in my future when Sarah sat next me all those years ago.
Aside from 25 years as an entrepreneur?
As seen in Forbes (and all the other cool places)
As an experienced entrepreneur with great sales training skills, I've been featured in places like Forbes, Guardian, Telegraph and the BBC
I wrote my first book in 2008
It was called the Complete Courier Guide and I sold 3,000 copies. I didn't think that was a lot until I found out the average author only sells 50 copies of their book. Ouch. If you're an author, remember it doesn't have to be this way.
As a business owner I've won several awards for environmental awareness and innovative use of technology in business.
What They Say about Kevin
I’m so pleased I took Kevin’s course, Launch your 1st Course Challenge. With the New Zenler online course creation platform, his approach to presenting complex content offers participants a path to launch their first online course with confidence in a short period of time. His knowledge and expertise are clearly demonstrated in the LIVE Q&A sessions. He was generous, accommodating and responsive to individual needs.
Difficult to know where to start .... Kevin is a quite brilliant at marketing the digital world. His ability to see to the heart of problems and offer solutions that work, fit your own skill level and in easy to understand language is most impressive. He is a joy to work with - direct, engaging, open-minded and totally decent. In short, a top person!