Are you looking for advice from online experts and top entrepreneurs?
It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Learning about your business through your experiences and failures is always a great teacher. But nothing beats the learning you can acquire from people who have been through it all, especially if you are just starting out.
Here are top entrepreneurs with valuable business tips for you:
1. The Hufftington Post
Arianna Huffington – Arianna is a co-founder of The Huffington Post. She said, “If you’re going to start a business, you need to really love it, because not everybody is going to love it. When The Huffington Post was first launched in 2005, there were so many detractors. I remember a critic who wrote that The Huffington Post was an unsurvivable failure.”
2. Nasty Gal
Sophia Amoruso – Sophia is the woman behind the Netflix series #GirlBoss who is the owner of Nasty Gal. Started from eBay and have grown into a multi-million dollar empire with her own clothing line that was named the fastest growing retailer in 2012. She said, “Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer.”
3. Creative Live
Chase Jarvis is a well-known photographer and one of the founders of CreativeLive, the world’s largest live streaming education company. He said, “Scratch your own itch. Go after solving a problem that you have. Something that’s near and dear to you, not some random market opportunity.”
Steve Rayson is a popular online entrepreneur and currently co-owner of BuzzSumo and Anders Pink. He said, “Creating a company is hard work, most startups fail. The one characteristic you need above all others is resilience. You need to be relentless and work harder than the competition, and even then you will have tough times. It is for this reason I have always started companies with more than one founder. It means there is someone to share the load, to reflect and to support each other.”
Tim Soulo is working at Ahrefs as the head of the marketing division. He said, “They’re convinced that success in business is pre-determined by the awesomeness of their business idea alone. And they couldn’t be more wrong. Execution is equally (if not more) important than the actual idea. Ideation is the easy and fun part and execution is the hard and tedious one.”
Oleg Shchegolev is the CEO and one of the founder of an all-in-one marketing toolkit for digital marketers, called SEMrush. He said, “First-time entrepreneurs pay too much attention to what other companies are doing without thinking for themselves.”
Guillame Decugis is the CEO and one of the founders of Scoop.it. He said, “Don’t dismiss negative feedback and never fail to validate your idea.”
Jim Fowler is the CEO and founder of a crowdsourced competitive intelligence platform, called Owler. He said, “Become an optimistic realist. You can’t run a business on the best case scenario.”
9. Chasing Foxes
Silas Moser. Silas and his wife Grace are the voices behind the wildly popular lifestyle, travel and personal finance blog, Chasing Foxes where they teach thousands of monthly readers how to live their best lives. He said, “Treat people well and stay humble, you never know where you’ll learn something.”
10. We Are Off The Record
Bram Kanstein is one of the founders of We Are Off The Record, a digital growth agency for startups. He said, “Building long-term value is more important than making short-term money.”
11. The 4-Hour Workweek
Tim Ferriss. Tim is a New York Times best-selling author of three books, including the The 4-Hour Workweek. He said, “Choose friends wisely. You’re the average of the 5 people you associate with most.”
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