West Norwood author overcame his own challenges to succeed

A book which helps entrepreneurs become successful launches this month. But what makes this one special is that its author is half blind and dyslexic, failed all his GSCEs, and was told he would never do better than working in a supermarket.
Dean Williams, from West Norwood, was encouraged to retake his exams and this time got all As and Bs. And he has never looked back.
In his book, he guides readers through eight key steps to growing their business in Master the Basics, which also contains plenty of inspirational stories of how he overcame his own challenges.
For example, despite his early setbacks, he managed to become a banker at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Now, after years of watching businesses struggle financially, he has decided to see if he can help.
Dean, pictured, said: “As an entrepreneur starting out my journey, I wish I knew what I know now. So many entrepreneurs think having a flashy website or investing in the latest technology is what will carry the business forward, but they haven’t mastered the basics yet.”
Dean’s vision for the future is to “inspire, empower and educate 10,000 entrepreneurs to make an impact, empower others and leave a legacy.”
His company, Exclusive Visions, helps businesses between one and five-years-old which are yet to reach their goals of becoming a true
success.
He is also a member of 100 Black Men of London, where he helps raise the self-esteem in young boys and girls of African/Caribbean heritage. He has also set-up a 13-week entrepreneurship programme for young people who take part in the Youth
Leadership Academy.
The book launch will take place at Sherlock Holmes Hotel, 108 Baker Street, Marylebone, London W1U 6LJ on Thursday, March 29 from 6pm until 9pm.


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