Here, we look at four business types – where do you fit in?
Want to know what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur? Find out how these experts are taking the business world by storm, discover who you’re most like and be inspired by their individual entrepreneurial personalities. Is it Arianna Huffington’s work-life balance that stimulates your next business venture or Richard Branson’s adventurous side that influences your business goals?
Love him or hate him, Kanye West has been dubbed quite the fruitful entrepreneur during the span of his career, particularly after the launch of his clothes line which aims to represent his individualism and no-nonsense attitude. Kanye is also one of the best-selling artists of all time, winning 20-or-so Grammy awards – no biggie.
For all the Kanye’s out there, your business is all about taking risks and conjuring up a little controversy!
Or, you may familiarise more with the technically advanced like Mark Zuckerberg who launched Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room in 2004. Zuckerberg had the ability to spot a gap in the market through innovative and inventive thinking; generating a personal wealth value estimated to be $35.1 billion.
Similarly successful Safia Minney, founder and CEO of Fair Trade ethical clothing brand, ‘People Tree’, has created a business that reflects her passion and ethics; changing the world for the better. People Tree also keeps a company blog, ‘The Thread’, which streams the latest news and stories about women, ethical fashion and fair trade. Additionally, Safia is a mother and has written about how she shares stories of ethics and fairness with her two daughters, enabling them to develop a keen sense of social justice. Head-strong business woman, mother and peacemaker – Safia is one-million-percent an aspirational, inspirational entrepreneur!
If you’re a bit of a finance boffin, a little drive and determination and you could be following in Jack Ma’s footsteps. Jack Ma is founder and executive chairman of the Alibaba Group – driving 80% of online sales within China (more than Amazon and eBay’s yearly sales combined). According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Ma is the richest man in China and the 18th richest man in the world with an estimated net worth of $29.7 billion – pretty darn impressive!
Whether you want to build your entrepreneurship based on ethics, balance, adventure or finance, these success stories are an unbeatable source of inspiration – showing just how much can be achieved with a can-do work ethos and the acceptance of a few minor failures along the way. To find out what type of entrepreneur you are, click here and start taking the reins on your business venture!