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Top 10 Tips for Succeeding at Business
I'm often asked how I got to where I am, and how the Virgin brand achieved all that it has. While there are no shortcuts to success, certain attitudes and actions can help. Here are my top 10 tips for doing business the Virgin way: 1. Follow your dreams.You will live a much better life if you pursue your passions. People who work on the things ...
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Why Entrepreneurs Sometimes Struggle With Formal Education
Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Q: I am an architect and a young entrepreneur. It's fairly obvious that most of the world's great entrepreneurs had issues with their early education. Why is this the case? -- Akosu Paul This is a very good question, and one that I am ...
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Richard Branson on the Right Way to Multitask
Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Q: Is it sensible or practical to work on several different ideas at once, or is it better to perfect one at a time? --Qurat, Islamabad, Pakistan You've asked an interesting question, Qurat, since there are pluses and minuses to each ...
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Why Making Employees Happy Pays Off
Happy employees are central to the success of a business. We all instinctively know this, but it can be hard to pinpoint why. Nobody would argue that employees should be sad and downtrodden, yet it seems as though some businesses and their managers set out with the intention of presiding over a group of miserable people, and then succeed in doin...
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Go ahead, give up your day job
Q: I am very successful at my day job, and I also run a small business. With more time, effort and investment, I think my business could be hugely successful, but this would require that I quit my job. How do you know when it's the right time to take an entrepreneurial leap of faith?-Nhuri Bashir A: Almost everyone has some entrepreneurial spir...
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Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic the First Commercial Space Flyer (Video)
It seems that Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic may well be the first commercial space flight company. The most resent test flight of Virgin Galactic space plane SpaceShipTwo, successfully completed its second powered flight on Sept. 5th. Being a vehicle that will ultimately be transporting passages, the craft is being throughly tested, being...
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Richard Branson on the Art of Public Speaking
Editor's Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column.Q: My biggest fear is speaking in public because I usually start shaking or stammering, or sometimes I can't speak at all. How can I overcome my fear??-- Risp...
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