Advice from Kevin O’Leary “If you want to help someone – anyone, anywhere in the world – the best thing you can do is create a job for them. Who does that? Entrepreneurs.”
“The pursuit of entrepreneurship is to set yourself free and to help others achieve their goals at the same time.”
If you want to expand your business in 2018, get compelling, pragmatic advice from super-entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, a “Shark” investor on ABC’s Shark Tank, a financial expert and a best-selling author.
The burning questions you need him to answer…
Why do some entrepreneurs successfully start a business, only to fail when it begins to grow?
Are the skills needed to open a business different than those required to run one?
… and he will, while also sharing tactics on how to successfully grow your company.
O’Leary knows exactly what it takes – he launched his first company from his basement with a $10,000 loan from his mother; just a few years later, he sold it for more than $4 billion. And, he has over 20 years of experience investing in private companies and riding the transition from startup through geometric growth to managing a multi-million dollar enterprise.
As the son of a travelling international business expert, Kevin O’Leary was educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland. After completing his MBA in 1980 at The Richard Ivey School of Business – where he serves as a board member – he founded Special Event Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming. In 1986 he founded SoftKey Software Products, the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry; Mattel acquired the company $4.2 billion in 1999.
In 2003, O’Leary co-founded Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities; in 2007 the company was acquired by In Storage REIT for $110 million. In 2007, he became a founding investor and director of Boston-based Stream Global Services Inc., an international business outsourcing company. He’s also the chairman of O’Shares Investments, the founder and chief sommelier of O’Leary Fine Wines, and a regular contributor on ABC, CNBC and CTV.
Learn more about Kevin here. And, click here to learn more about some of the amazing brands and products that Kevin has invested in.
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