11 business tips from entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs
DH Vancouver StaffApr 06, 2015 5:14 pm
TELUS is a proud supporter of entrepreneurs and so they’ve partnered with Vancity Buzz to share a series tips for business success. They’re also inviting Canadian business leaders to pay it forward by sharing their own #MyBusinessTip with eager entrepreneurs across Canada. With every tip shared, TELUS will donate $25 to Futurpreneur Canada.
Vancouver is turning itself into a hotbed for technology startups. In fact, a recent KPMG report commissioned by the BC Technology Industry Association stated B.C. boasts 9,000 high-tech companies that together generate more than $15 billion in direct economic impact – that’s 7.6% of provincial GDP. More people work in tech than the forestry, mining and oil and gas sectors combined!
If you’re thinking of launching your own tech startup (or any kind of business), now is a great time to take the plunge. But before you do, consider these #MyBusinessTips from some of Canada’s business leaders and successful entrepreneurs:
Get the smartest people you can on your team. Support them so that they can perform at their best. Learn from them.
Your friends and family don’t want to hurt your feelings, so they’re a bad source for feedback on your business idea. Show them your business and claim it’s a competitor’s so they have license to give their honest feedback.
When it comes to hiring a team the single most important skill is hustling. It doesn’t matter if the position is sales, development, or HR, the kind of people I want on my team are the ones who can get stuff done.