As an entrepreneur, I’ve painstakingly learned the importance of heeding the best business advice I’ve received from many of the world’s top entrepreneurs. The bottom line: It takes a lot to start a business and grow it to profitability. Funny enough, the most impactful lessons have come from my biggest failures though.
All in all, despite receiving great business advice and success tips back during my college days, I’ve gone on to learn more about how not to start a business through my experiences. Still, my early failures haven’t stopped me in learning from my mistakes and moving on to become gainfully self-employed.
Over the past five years, I’ve gone from learning how to start a blog and growing it to more than 500,000 monthly readers (head over here if you want my top blogging tips). I’ve launched online courses, started a profitable freelance business, built physical products and more.
I grew my side business to over six figures in revenue before quitting my job in 2016.
Now, I’m teaching other entrepreneurs how to do get started in my free course, Find a Profitable Business Idea today. But this post isn’t really about me (surprise). And I want to start by answering an important question…
Why put much stock in business advice?
I’ll be the first to tell you that each and every one of these entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed to share their business advice with you—have had their own unique journey to building a successful business. They’re all different. Some come from backgrounds of wealth and influential connections—while others have built empires starting truly from nothing.
Don’t take the business advice you hear as gospel to be followed word-for-word. Rather, use it as a tool to inform your big decisions and major strategic moves within your own business.
The reason you should care about the business advice other successful entrepreneurs have to share with you… is that their experiences and words of wisdom may just come in handy one day. I worked hard to bring advice from a diverse sampling of the world’s most successful and respected entrepreneurs, so you’ll be prepared to start a business in today’s climate.