by Mani Hayre
In a candid conversation with Mark Esho we discuss all things business, what 2020 has taught him and what it’s like being a black disabled entrepreneur.
Mark has been disabled from the age of five when he caught polio. After a turbulent start to life, he set up Easy Internet back in 2000 after seeing a gap in the market about how businesses weren’t looking at their SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) long before it became a term for the digital age. He set out to help businesses achieve this.
Fast forward 20 years and Mark has grown his business, from offering SEO initially, to adding in website design and development and grown his team from just him to a team of 15 staff. He started off with minus £3k, having exited his full time job due to late effects of polio combined with stress, to then having a million pound turnover after 12 years, with all his businesses combined.
Being Black and Disabled in 2020