The Wisdom of Successful People

What's the big question you'd ask a multi-millionaire if you could? Odds are it would be - "How did you do it? A USA Magazine published a book some time ago that revealed some of the secrets of successful young entrepreneurs.

Here are some of the advice and secrets:

  • Daymond John, co-owner of FUBU The Collection:
    "Never give up. [If] you get knocked down, just get back up and approach the situation in a different way."

  • John Chuang, owner of MacTemps, Inc.:
    "Commit to your business -- don't just do it on the side. If you have a vision and really believe in it, you should commit to it wholeheartedly."

  • Andre Taylor, owner of Interactive Sports, Inc.:
    "The less money you have the more creative you have to be. Focus less on going out and getting a lot of money and more on understanding your business and working at it aggressively."

  • Stacey Kanzler, owner of Sandbagger Corporation:
    "Perseverance pays off."

  • Katrina Garnett, owner of CrossWorlds Software, Inc.:
    "You can't change your goals every day. Many start-ups change their direction and focus fairly often, but I think you have to go with your gut and stay on course."

  • Andrew Rose, owner of Andros Enterprises Inc.:
    "You can't get discouraged, because you never know if the next day will be your big break."

  • Gregg Levin, owner of Perfect Curve Inc.:
    "Surround yourself with good people. Odds are, there are people out there who know more than you do."

  • Sue Callaway, owner of S.C.R.U.B.S.:
    "Pick a product you can truly get excited about."

  • Martha Peshoff, co-owner of Roman/Peshoff Public Relations, Inc.:
    "Just do it."

  • Matthew Glitzer, owner of FeMail Inc.:
    "Focus. It wasn't until I zeroed in on one specific category of women's health that my business took off."

  • Julie Sautter, owner of BodyLines:
    "The more connected you are with other people, the more opportunities you'll have to meet people who can help you."

  • Craig Saxton, co-owner of Specialty's Cafe and Bakery:
    "If you don't have the where-with-all to go through hell, don't go into business."

  • Kristin Knight, owner of Creative Assets Inc.:
    "The only thing that sets you apart from your competition is people. Find and keep the best employees you can possibly afford, and create a vision they can buy into. Also, know your weaknesses and compensate for them."

  • Steve Milo, owner of
    "There are some tremendous opportunities on the Internet, and we've only begun to scratch the surface. If you have a niche product or idea, the Internet is a great place to find consumers to sell it to."

© 2005 StartRunGrow

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