069: Graham Harris – bringing ideas to life and creating a business to sell them

On this week’s episode I am interviewing Graham Harris.

Graham is the Managing Director of Tech-ni-Fold, which he founded in 1999 whilst balancing a young family at home. As a print finisher at the time he saw the need to eliminate the problem of fibre cracking, which had been a problem that had plagued the printing industry. Since then over 70,000 Tri-Creasers have been sold worldwide, which is renowned for its speed, running costs and quality.

Through Graham’s knowledge and expertise, Tech-ni-Fold is fast emerging as the world’s leading authority in the field of creasing.

Graham’s children are now grown up but I am looking forward to hearing more about Grahams business / family journey and how he found things in the beginning against how things are now.

In this episode, we discuss:

• His expertise is in bringing ideas to life and creating a business to sell them.
• How the world / media and inventors have all contributed to how inventors are perceived.
• How he came a Best-Selling author by using marketing strategies he relied on when inventing.

Resources mentioned in the episode:

Tech-ni-fold
Steve Hackney – Graham’s Marketing Guru
Graham’s project mentoring young inventors
Book: Against the Grain (Graham Harris)

Are you an experienced Parentpreneur with an interesting story to share? Or do you know of an awesome Parentpreneur with valuable expertise who would like an interview?

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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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