What does it take to be a successful business owner in a foreign country? To get the most relevant and detail-oriented answer to this question, we must go through the undaunted life journey of David Garcia Gonzalez, an Anglo-Spanish entrepreneur who established a successful localization business in the foreign land of the United Kingdom.
David Garcia Gonzalez is a successful entrepreneur, best-selling author, business investor, and influencer. He is also the founder of GoLocalise, a localization business that provides translation, subtitling, and voiceover talents. How did David start this business and achieve the height of success? Let’s dive into David’s story from the very start when he was born in Gijon, Spain.
David had a dire interest in languages and adventure, so he traveled to the United Kingdom for his studies. After getting a combined degree in linguistics, languages, and computing, he struggled with what he really wanted to do. He did his Masters in Applied Translation Studies with a major in legal translation from the London Metropolitan University. “I then realized why I had hated legal translation so much as a subject,” says David.
So for the first time ever, David decided to study something with a specific reason behind it – his passion. He took an online Masters in Audiovisual Translation and learned dubbing, localization, and subtitling from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Being bilingual came in handy, and after working as a Spanish-speaking translator and voiceover talent, David finally decided to start his own localization business. That is when GoLocalise was established.
David joined the Entrepreneurs’ Circle, which is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Nigel Botterill and learned to polish his entrepreneurial skills with the circle’s practical help. GoLocalise reached new heights in only fifteen years with over four hundred clients from various sectors, one thousand translators, subtitlers, and voiceover artists in over a hundred languages.
David Garcia Gonzalez and GoLocalise have won a series of awards including ‘Best Product Service’ and ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ in the Best Business Awards, ‘Outstanding Entrepreneur’ and ‘Outstanding Business’ in the Global Business Excellence Awards, and twice in a year ‘National Entrepreneur of the Month’ by the Entrepreneurs’ Circle.
Empowering and helping entrepreneurs to grow their business and generate streamlined revenue is David’s mission. He offers the entrepreneurs proper guidance through his coaching services and moral and emotional support through his autobiography ‘Child-Biting, Chorizo And Chancing Your Arm,’ which is a #1 Amazon best-selling book.