Accelerator: Q&A - Simon Nixon, Founder of moneysupermarket.com and accelerator editorial board member

WHY DID YOU SET UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

I can't be good at things I don't believe in, and I like control over my own destiny. After dropping out of university, I started selling mortgages, and found there was no tool to help brokers find the best deals. So I set up a magazine, and later a computer programme, for brokers to match mortgages to customers' needs. That idea evolved into moneysupermarket.com, but with consumers comparing products themselves.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS?

There's so much opportunity here, and the question is whether we can take that opportunity, find solutions and deliver - and make money. This business can be massive and there's a real curiosity around how far we can take it. Then there's personal curiosity: can I grow fast enough as a person to keep up with the business?

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