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Entrepreneur: a bold brand

4 min read . 24 Dec 2013
If you didn’t come back from your vacation with some ideas about how to shake things up, it’s time to consider making some changes. Photo: Getty Images<br /> (Getty Images)

Your inspiration vacation

3 min read . 03 Sep 2013
Allow your staff to organize the event during their normal workday, and if you can, invite customers and others to get involved, too. Photo: Thinkstock<br /> (Thinkstock)

To build a great company, rock on

4 min read . 26 Aug 2013
At some point during the launch of your start-up, it’s likely that a potential investor will ask you about your company’s mission statement. Photo: Thinkstock<br /> (Thinkstock)

Focus on the mission, not statement

4 min read . 22 Jul 2013
Don’t just follow conventional ideas in your industry, but ask yourself and, if you can, some of your potential customers, what they need and how you can help them best. Photo: istockphoto<br /> (istockphoto)

In business, look beyond location

4 min read . 15 Jul 2013
As a parent or an entrepreneur, you can never guess what will happen next, which is all part of the fun. Photo: iStock<br /> (iStock)

Bringing up your baby

4 min read . 09 Jul 2013
Entrepreneurs often struggle to raise seed money to get social enterprises off the ground. Photo: Mint<br /> (Mint)

Social entrepreneurs: Everyday heroes

4 min read . 24 Jun 2013
Richard Branson poses with a tray of drinks onboard an AirAsia flight bound for Kuala Lumpur while working as a flight attendant at Perth Airport on 12 May. Branson honoured a losing bet with AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes. Photo: Tony Ashby/AFP<br /> (Tony Ashby/AFP)

Step out of your comfort zone

4 min read . 11 Jun 2013
Self-awareness can also help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.<br /> (Self-awareness can also help you to persevere as you carry out your plan.)

Know thyself and know thy business

4 min read . 03 Jun 2013
Few first ventures work out. It is how a beginning entrepreneur deals with failure that sets that person apart. Photo: Thinkstock<br /> (Thinkstock)

Three secrets for success

3 min read . 28 May 2013
Your company needs to have a healthy, engaged and creative workforce if you’re going to get ahead of your competition. Photo: Thinkstock<br /> (Thinkstock)

Get going for a good cause

4 min read . 20 May 2013
When you make a promise to your customers, you need to walk the walk.  <br /> (When you make a promise to your customers, you need to walk the walk.  )

A bad rap is bad business

4 min read . 09 Apr 2013
The first goal of any new business is simply to survive—you need to prove that your business model works. Photo: iStockphoto<br /> (iStockphoto)

When training day is every day

4 min read . 04 Mar 2013
You have to be able to give the job everything you have got every day. <br /> (You have to be able to give the job everything you have got every day. )

Tap into your determination

4 min read . 28 Jan 2013
Senior entrepreneurs can bring the best of both worlds to new ventures: experience and the contagious enthusiasm of a youthful mindset, says Branson. Photo: iStock<br /> (iStock)

Age is an advantage

4 min read . 05 Nov 2012
Mark Zuckerberg continues wearing a hoodie and T-shirt to work even after he was appointed CEO. Photo: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters<br /> (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

The entrepreneurs whom I admire

3 min read . 15 Oct 2012
When you’re trying to persuade partners and suppliers to work with you, throwing yourself wholeheartedly into finding solutions and compromises that will allow you to work together is a great way to demonstrate how serious you are. Photo: Gireesh GV/Mint<br /> (Gireesh GV/Mint)

Start with honesty, end up with trust

4 min read . 08 Oct 2012
One of the projects that Virgin Unite supports, The Carbon War Room, works with companies and industry organizations in many different sectors to decrease that sector’s carbon footprint.<br /> (One of the projects that Virgin Unite supports, The Carbon War Room, works with companies and industry organizations in many different sectors to decrease that sector’s carbon footprint.)

Volunteer work: the bigger picture

4 min read . 03 Oct 2012