Woman: Today in our series on setting up your own business, I'm talking to Paul Jefferson,
who gave up his job as a college lecturer in business studies to start an import business. Paul, what made you do it?
Man: Importing，because whenever I go abroad I see things I'm sure would sell here.
And working alone, because I wanted to be very hands-on, and do everything from finding suppliers to selling.
Woman：Did you set yourself a financial target?
Man：Well, nothing specific. In the long term, it'd be great to have plenty of money: I can just see myself with a big house and a yacht.
男：没有具体的 。从长远看，拥有充足的资金是很好的事情：我只看到自己有一所大房子和一艘游艇 。
To be honest I think I might have quite a wait, though.
In the meantime, I owe a bit of money, but it's at a level I can live with, so I suppose I'll be happy when I'm earning enough to pay the bills,
with a little hit over to be able to eat out from time to time, and something to plough back into the business.
Woman: And are you making enough to live on yet?
Man: No, in a word. But I'm lucky, I've got an investor, Sarah Hall.
男：一句话来说，不够 。但我很幸运，我有个投资者，莎拉·霍尔 。
She backs me with enough to live on each month in return for a share of my future profits.
She's actually a successful importer herself, in a different sector, and she's given me a lot of useful advice on selling.
Though I've mostly done things my own way. But making a profit is incredibly difficult.
虽然我主要是按自己的方式来做事 。但是盈利是极其困难的事情 。