If you’re a young entrepreneur or aspiring to become one, listening to the advice of those who have gone before and made it all happen can help you on your journey.
So in light of that here are top tips from some of the “greats”.
Richard Branson, Virgin Group
Branson says he likes to keep on challenging himself and to learn more every day. He describes the desire to learn as his biggest motivation. Other tips from Branson: start small while thinking big, aim to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and make sure to have fun while you’re doing it all!
Steve Jobs, Apple
Jobs emphasised the importance of only doing work you truly believe in, and of being willing to invest the time to build your business – especially since success rarely comes overnight.
Bill Gates, Microsoft
Gates says it’s important to learn from your mistakes, and that your best source of learning is your unhappy customers.
He also says you should surround yourself with people who challenge you and push you to be your best self.
Larry Page, Google
Page strongly believes in delivering more than your customers expect. This helps you to build better relationships with customers, and to create a loyal following in your business.
Henry Ford, Ford Motors
The famous founder of the Ford Motor Company understood about the importance of believing in yourself. He once said that whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right!