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My guest Jacyn Heavens is the sole founder and CEO of Epos Now. In 2011, Jacyn was a bar owner, frustrated by the lack of quality Electronic Point of Sale solutions available to small business owners like him. So he created his own and founded Epos Now with a commitment to delivering to the SME community the same innovations big business has been profiting off for years.
Main Street businesses are under extreme pressure from online technology businesses and Epos Now’s mission is to give bricks and mortar businesses the technology they need to compete with the on-line giants. The mantra being that business owners, no matter how small, should have the opportunity to leverage technology to improve their profitability in the same way as their corporate competitors, equipping small businesses with the tools they need to succeed.
Epos Now has now grown to over 200 Employees with 30,000 customers and over $40 million in revenue, with no external investment and is now Eastern England’s largest and fastest growing tech scale up, as well receiving frequent recognition in the Tech Track 100 Fastest Growing companies.
In pursuit of this mission, self-made entrepreneur Jacyn has won multiple awards including IOD Director of the Year, Cloud Entrepreneur of the Year, Great British Retail Entrepreneur of the Year and honoured with a doctorate from the University of East Anglia.
Jacyn is currently focused on international expansion, in the UK and US, creating over 200 new jobs by 2021, as well as his other businesses ventures and helping future leaders scale up, as the entrepreneur in residence at the University of East Anglia.