PAUL VASEY CASHCRUNCHGAMES

Paul Vasey CashCrunchGames

Please provide Your name and that of your company
Paul Vasey.  CashCrunchGames. The product is Cash Crunch 101

Sum your business up in a sentence.
A simulation game that focuses on Personal Finance, specifically budgeting and Net Worth.

What's the business model?
Free, with sponsors and case studies

Who are your competitors?
No competitors, simply complementary businesses and products
 
What's your USP?
We are free, and we focus on game based learning

How have you funded it so far?
Savings and credit cards

What were you doing before?
Business Studies Teacher (High School)

Where did the idea come from?
Teaching my students Business and every time Finance was mentioned, there seemed to be an automatic block. Getting students to realize that it is not Math, but money.

What's the smartest thing you've done so far?
My wife would say marrying her. With regards to the business, focusing on one area and being as constructive as possible in terms of attacking my own idea, thereby making it a well thought out idea.

What's the one thing you would do differently?
Initially, when I was starting out, I wish I had spent less time on those who were negative and believed more in myself and my ideas. If you are unsure, take the time to rip your own idea apart and come up with your own answers.

If your business was a flavor of ice-cream, what would it be?
Mint Choc Chip. Finance, like mint, is distinct and initially not for everyone. However, there are chocolate bits in the ice cream that make the contrast and therefore more likable once you try it.

What outside ideas have inspired you?
There are so many ideas. The main ones that impact peoples’ lives in a positive and sustainable manner.

Where are you going to be in 12 months' time?
I hope the business will be known nationwide and making a difference in terms of how people view and treat money. You cannot spend a dollar twice.

What’s the best financial advice that you have received, that you would like to pass onto our audience?
Only spend what you can afford.

What 3 attributes are most important to you if you were going to hire somebody?
Punctual. Positive and a desire to learn.

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