Every business is unique and no two entrepreneurs will have the same experience as they build their companies. One entrepreneur might have a great story to share about funding their business. Another entrepreneur might have developed a unique customer service model. As we have interviewed hundreds of entrepreneurs, we have found there is something to be learned from every single one of them. Below you will find a collection of special tips and tidbits from the world’s coolest business builders.
Dave discusses his strategy of "being where the action is" while growing Azul Airlines in Brazil after his experience with JetBlue.
Kate explains how they saved money by building their own picking carts instead of purchasing them from a manufacturer.
Nicole talks about her experience with mentors and how she picked their brains to learn from their mistakes.
Becky shares how she "goes where the business is going to be" through the evolution of her company.
Gary Hammerslag discusses how the culture of Boa Technology affects their busienss.
Hear how Jim got his foot in the door by starting small and growing his street cart business into a restaurant.
Gary explains his reasoning for seeking out long-term partners both within the company as well as with his manufacturing needs.
The indicators all show that Azul Airlines could be the most successful airline in aviation history. Dave shares a few examples of why they are beating the cometition.
Why would someone choose your business over a larger corporation?
Dave Burbidge never planned on being a garbage man. By keeping his options open and jumping at an opportunity that came his way he successfully grew a garbage business for over two decades.
Ellens says her most common explanation for people wanting to start their own business is that they just don't want to work for "The Man" anymore. She's here to tell you that it takes a little more than than.
Justin describes his journey of finding different mentors for all the different stages of his business cycle.
What you have to do to find the right mentors.
Dave Neeleman saw an opportunity in Brazil to enter markets that the two existing major airlines weren't serving.
When Bob wouldn't return Amilya's phone calls she traveled across the country, snuck into an office building and begged for just 3 minutes of his time. She left with a million dollar purchase order.
When do you relax?
Kate shares her strategy on paying attention to the things around you that can affect your business.