The groovy, self-made billionaire has one of the more unlikely startup stories. It all began with a magazine Richard Branson started as a teenager. Through the course of his career, he's started an airline, a railroad, a space company, an ocean exploration company, and more. It's tough to deny that the guy has some serious audacity. That's why Sir Branson is a perennial source of inspiration for other aspiring founders.
Below, check out five pearls of entrepreneurial wisdom he dispensed recently from his Twitter account.
You are the key to making your business successful.
The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor, or even a mentor. It is you: http://t.co/Y3Aso2QfXU-; Richard Branson (@richardbranson) March 4, 2015
There's always something to learn from past failures and mistakes.
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success” http://t.co/J7jR6pVdvt-; Richard Branson (@richardbranson) February 27, 2015
Take that leap of faith.
Entrepreneurship thrives on the energy of people who are dipping their toes into the water for the first time http://t.co/P2R3GEVZak-; Richard Branson (@richardbranson) February 25, 2015
To go forward, you might need to go backwards a few times.
But don't stop moving.