7 Secrets To Success From Leading Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur Of The Year gala hosted by Ernst & Young and sponsored by The Kauffman Foundation For Entrepreneurship is always filled with wisdom bites for aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out some of the top tips below. 

1. “Rejection is a gift and failure is the best educator. So when someone knocks you down, get back up.” – Kathy Ireland, Founder, CEO & Chief Designer of kathy ireland worldwide, 2011 Phenomenal Woman Of The Year2. “Find the 10 smartest and most relevant people in your industry and read everything they produce. I would learn from their wisdom as both a short cut to excellence and a competitive opportunity.” – Tim McMullen, Founder and CEO, Redpepper, 2009 & 2010 American Marketing Association’s Marketer of the Year3. “Telling your story right is hugely important because at the end of the day, you’re
a story — not a number.” – Michael Small, President & CEO of gogo, 2013 CEO Of The Year Illinois Tech Association 4. “You need to get credibility by becoming a subject matter expert. Always execute with excellence and lean forward to take smart risks. Above all; listen to your gut.” – Karri Bass, Co-Founder & CEO, Illumination Research, 2013 EY Winning Women5. “When it gets tough you have to gut it out because that’s the moment that differentiates.” – Kelsey Ramsden, Founder of Belvedere Place Contracting, 2013 Winning Women6. “Don’t delegate at the beginning. The best way to get a handle on the business
is to learn every aspect. If things go well, you’ll be able to hire people to take over the tasks where you don’t add value.” – Seth Goldman, Co-Founder & President of Honest Tea, 2010 Top 5 Companies Of The Year,The Washington Post

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