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These veteran entrepreneurs made the leap from small-business owners to big shots. Here they share their stories, challenges and turning points and offer advice for their growth-minded counterparts

Globe and Mail:

The most important thing is to do something you feel insanely passionate about—so passionate that the challenges that will inevitably come up and the people who will tell you that you can’t or you shouldn’t, all of those things will be minimized by your passion and determination to make it happen.

When your business is tiny, you are the owner of the vision, the person who has to make everything happen, and you sweep the floor and lock the door. You do it all.

You are going to make mistakes. Every entrepreneur will tell you this—that they have made so many mistakes, but they’ve done more right things than mistakes. But it’s close.

If you can get your business to a million, you can get it to a billion.
It is hugely helpful to have someone close to you who believes in you totally. Entrepreneurs will inevitably have moments of doubt, so having someone whose advice you truly value, who can give you perspective, allow you to stand back and see things in context—that is invaluable…

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Originally posted by Cris Zimermann on December 9, 2013 in Profiles.

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