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Top 50 best business advice

As an entrepreneur you will face challenges and go through tough times on the course of running a business which is not inevitable, this is the reason why I would love to share with you best business advice I have ever come across.

The road to business success, Is a long and bumpy one, often littered with pitfalls before success comes knocking.

To keep you on the right track whenever you experience setbacks, failure, and barriers, I have combined 50 resourceful best business advice to make you stay positive always.

 This best business advice is from the world's best leaders, inventors,  and billionaires that are highly recognized at the mention of their names.  Do enjoy and be inspired.

1.Richard Branson

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Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a well-known business magnate, author, investor, and philanthropist. He is the Founder and CEO of Virgin Groups, the firm that controls more than 400 companies, ranging from retail, music, and transport.

This is Richard Branson best business advice on how to succeed in any kind of business you do.

'If you can change people's lives, then you have a business'

‘Business opportunities are like buses, they are always another one coming'

‘A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you are not proud of what you are doing, why should anybody else be?'

Lesson: Love what you do as a businessman because if you don't, you might give up in the long run. This is one of the most common traits every successful entrepreneur you see have.

2.Dr.Aliko Dangote

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Dr. Aliko Dangote is a well known and prominent Nigeria business tycoon, industrialist, investor and also the owner of Dangote Groups. Which has an interest in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries

The tycoon shares one of the ideas that led to him being a successful businessman.

'Don't kill the competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on the toe.'

 Lesson: Never see your competitor as an obstacle rather see them as an advantage either by selling the best products or services to your customer that would meet their needs.

3.Colin Powell

Colin Powell was an American State's man and a retired four-star general in the United States Of America army. The general gives his best advice on business's success.

‘They are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure'

Lesson: This summarizes everything about the business, success is no magic. Is the effort that you put in today that you will see the result tomorrow.

4. Steve Jobs

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Steve Paul Jobs was an entrepreneur and business magnate. Not only that, he was also the chairman, chief executive officer, and a co-founder of Apple Inc ( One of the best leading names in terms of mobile phones and computers. Who later died on October 5th, 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer. This is one of the best business advice from Steve Job I can hold onto, anytime any day.

‘Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people'

'Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life'

Lesson: I personally love this business advice a lot. Reasons because a team with like-minded individuals will achieve a lot when running a business. I believe in Teamwork makes the dream work

5.Thomas J Stanley

'You can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to encounter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, Investments, and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success'

6.David Ogilvy

David Mackenzie Ogilvy was an advertising tycoon, founder of Ogilvy and mather, also known as the Father of advertising. He shares his business advice on how to make your product better.

‘If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative'

Lesson: You have to make your product stand out from the crowd either by making it more innovative.


'From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I have felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people's lives better'

Lesson: Entrepreneurs are known as problem solvers. Identify a problem in the marketplace and bring in a solution!

8.Mark Zuckerburg

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Mark Zuckerburg is a well known American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the leader and co-founder of one the most leading social media networks, Facebook. Which has successfully connected billions of people across the world.
He shares views on how to run a business easier and faster.

‘I think a simple rule of business is, if you do the things that are easier first, then you can actually make a lot of progress'

Lesson: Absolutely, you will get things done faster if you start the things that are easier.

'Move fast and break things". It means, if you are not making any mistakes, you are not moving fast enough. What people initially perceived as mistakes turned out to be a billion-dollar idea – a social network that would one day connect the whole world'

 Lesson: In whatever you do as an entrepreneur, continue till you get done even if you make mistakes. I have been an internet entrepreneur for years, I know the mistakes I have made while running my online business and as times goes by I begin to learn new things in every mistake being made by me.

9.Mike Adenuga

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Mike Adenuga is notable Nigerian billionaire businessman and emerged as the 2nd person in Nigeria. He is the owner of Globacom company, Nigeria's second largest telecom operator and has a presence in Ghana and Benin Republic.
The philanthropist gives an advice on you to be working hard as a business owner.

'The harder you work, the luckier you get.'

Lesson: But how can a businessman work harder and get luckier? You can attract big clients to your business if you are hardworking and you can also get a contract if you are also hard working. That's luck

10.Michael Leboeuf

Michael Leboeuf is an American business author and former management professor at the University Of New Orleans. He advised business owner on the customer's satisfaction.

‘A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all'

11. Jack Welch

Jack Welch is an American retired business executive, a chemical engineer and author. He was also the chairman of General Electric between 1981 and 2001

‘Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion'

Lesson: If you have a product or service that can change the world, make sure you pursue it with all you have and make sure it comes to reality.

12.Robert Collier

Robert Collier was an American author of self-help and New Thought metaphysical books of the 20th century.

‘If you don't make things happen then things will happen to you'

13. Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was an American singer,  poet, civil right activist, and a memoirist.

She shares her own opinion on being successful in your business.

‘Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it'

14.Kingsley Umeh

‘One important secret to business's success is being passionate'

‘To build a successful business, you need to have that mindset that you can'

15. Beverly Sills

Beverly Sills was an American operatic soprano whose peak career was in between 1950s and 1970s

‘They are no shortcuts to any place worth going'

Lesson: The road to success is a very long and tough one. So be up and doing to embrace the journey.

16. Harriet Tubman

'Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world'

17.Drew Houston

‘Don't worry about failure, you only have to be right once'

18. Joel Spolsky

‘Nothing works better than just improving your product'

19.Stephen Saad

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Stephen Saad is a South African billionaire businessman, who is the owner and CEO of Aspen Pharmacare, which happens to be one of the largest producers of generic medicines in Africa.

‘In Life, you don't get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice'

20. Tony Hsieh

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Tony Hsieh is an American venture capitalist and internet entrepreneur. He is the owner of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos. Tony Hsieh's best business advice for business owners and aspiring entrepreneur

‘Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion'

Lesson: If not for passion, I would have quit blogging a long time ago even though it hasn't made me enough money yet. You as an entrepreneur love your business more no matter the challenges you are facing.

21.Robert T. Kiyosaki

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Robert T. Kiyosaki is a well known American businessman and author. Who is famously known for one of his written books 'Rich Dad, Poor Dad'. Here's the one of my favorite business advice from him.

‘Failure defeats losers and failures inspire winners'

Lesson: You can't succeed as an entrepreneur if you avoid failure.

22.Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Winfrey is a well known American media executive, producer, actress, talk show host and a philanthropist. Here is her best business advice.

‘I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity'

23. Dennis Waitley

Dennis Waitley is an American motivational speaker, consultant, and writer.

‘Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field'

24. Henry Ford

Henry Ford was a business tycoon, American Capitan of industry and the founder of the Ford Motor Company.

‘A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business'

Lesson: Your product or service shouldn't only make you money but it should also add value to your customers.


‘To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart'


‘It doesn't matter how slowly you go, so long you do not stop'

27. Kim Grast

‘If you don't value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for It'

28. Hakeem Belo-Osagie

Hakeem Below Osagie is a notable Nigerian businessman and the chairman of Metis Capital partner organizations. Hakeem

‘Teams are crucial because they combine the differing talents of different individuals, and they make the whole idea better than the part'

29.B.C Forbes

B.C Forbes was a Scottish-born American financial journalist and also an author who founded Forbes Magazine

‘If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of businesses'

Lesson: This business advice from B.C Forbes talks about being competitive else your business wouldn't get you customers or make you money.

30. Jack Ma

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Jack Ma is a famous Chinese business magnate, philanthropist, and investor. He is the co-founder and chief executive officer of  Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Jack Ma shares his business advice on how to make your product more innovative.

'Always think about innovation, not just blind acquisition'

31. Strive Masiyiwa

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Strive Masiyiwa is a Zimbabwean entrepreneur, businessman, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive officer of diversified international Telecommunications, media and technology group Econet wireless and Econet media (Kwesé). Strive Masiyiwa talks about being hard work and dedication to completing your vision.

‘A vision on its own is not enough, hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality'

Lesson: If you have a vision that your must be on the top notch, then you have to work hard and be dedicated to make sure it comes to reality.

32. Ray Kroc

Ray Kroc was an American businessman. The businessman shares his own view on risk-taking in any business.

‘If you are not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business'

Lesson: Only take the risk that is worth it.

33.Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija is a prominent Nigerian billionaire businesswoman, and one of the African richest women. She talks about being productive in business

‘It's essential to draw up a "things to do" list on a daily basis and set priorities in executing them, making sure that any unfinished task get posted to the next day's list'

Lesson: The more productive you become as an entrepreneur, the more tangible and positive result you will get.

34. Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman is an American producer, narrator, and producer.

‘As you grow in this business, you learn how to do more with less'

Lesson: The more experienced you are in any sort of business, you will learn to do better things with less efforts.

35. Kevin Ashley

‘The journey is forever. Do not ever let yourself feel like you have arrived, because if you do someone else will come and run right past you. You always have to keep going because you haven't reached the mountaintop yet'

36. Phineas.T Barnum

Phineas.T. Barnum was an American business, politician and showman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes.

‘No man has a right to expect to succeed in life unless he understands, and nobody can understand his business thoroughly unless he learns it through personal application and experience'

Lesson:  Experience is the best teacher of all time, as they do say.

37. Alex Fourie

Alex Fourier is a South African entrepreneur, founder, and chief executive officer of Ifix. Tells the best business advice on making your product and service incredible.

‘Focus on making your product or service awesome. I see a lot of guys go into business with a 'how can I make money' approach. But if you go in there saying 'how can I make something awesome', the money will follow'

38. Malcolm X


Malcolm X was an American muslim minister and human right activist.

‘The future belongs to those who prepare for it today'

39. Tony Elumelu

Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is a Nigerian entrepreneur, economist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of Tony Elumelu entrepreneurship program, a program specially designed for African entrepreneurs to get business capital, mentorship, and training.

‘My advice for small-scale entrepreneurs is: run your business well, if you run your business well, you grow'

Lesson: An entrepreneur must know to manage his  business well and mostly funds, the resources, have the ability to gain more customers and retain his customer's base

40. Walt Disney

Walt Disney was a recognizable American entrepreneur, voice actor, animator, and film producer.

‘The way to get started is to quit talking and keep doing'

Lesson: Make things happen and don't just talk about things to happen.

41. Albert Schweitzer


Albert Schweitzer was an organist, writer,Alsatian theologian, humanitarian, physician, and philosopher.

‘Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful'

Lesson: All successful entrepreneurs love what they do, that's one of the common traits they have in common.

42. Chris Grosser


Chris Grosser is an entrepreneur and also the owner of chrisgrosserphotography.com

‘Opportunities don't happen, you create them'

Lesson: Big business firms you know today didn't just appear all of a sudden. Let's take Facebook, for example, Mark Zuckerburg created Facebook because he saw the opportunity and benefits of connecting people worldwide through his idea.

43. Fred Wilson

Fred Wilson is an American businessman, blogger, and venture capitalist.

‘Markets come and go. Good businesses don't'

Lesson: As a business owner, you have to create a brand that stands out from the rest.

44. Peter .F. Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, author, and educator,  whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation.

‘In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision'

Lesson: No matter how small the decision you made is, it can change your life forever.

44. Jeff Bezos

Jeffrey Bezos is a notable American technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, investor and the founder, chairman, and CEO of Amazon( the largest best online retailer)

If you decide that you're going to do only the things you know are going to work, you're going to leave a lot of opportunity on the table." 

45. Elon Musk

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Elon Musk is a business magnate, engineer, and investor. He is the founder, CEO and lead designer of Space X, Co-founder of PayPal, CEO, co-founder, and product architect of Tesla Inc, Co-founder of Neuralink. One of the best world's business leaders advises entrepreneurs on how to make their product better.

'If you're entering anything where there's an existing marketplace, against large, entrenched competitors, then your product or service needs to be much better than theirs' 

46. Larry Page

Larry Page is a well known American computer scientist and one of the successful internet entrepreneurs who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin. The internet entrepreneur shares one of the most captivating business advice.

'You don't need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea'

Lesson: You don't need to have lots of business team before launching your business idea.

47. Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak is A thought leader, an American inventor, programmer, technology entrepreneur, electronics engineer and a philanthropist who co-founded Apple Inc alongside with Steve Jobs

Find somebody who has been building things in their garage. That's the person you'll want to work with." The reason: Such people are problem solvers.

Lesson: Having the right team for your business is of extreme importance because they will help you reach your goal faster.

48. Bill Gates

Bill Gates is a well notable business billionaire, investor, business magnate, author, humanitarian, a philanthropist and the founder of Microsoft Corporation which he started at a very peak age.

The philanthropist gives business owners a very important advice on the decision you should take whenever you get a negative feedback from your customer about your product or service.

'Your unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning'

Lesson: Your customer's criticism of your product or service shouldn't make you feel bad as an entrepreneur but you can turn that criticism into an area of strength for your business.

49. Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban is an American investor and businessman. He is the owner of National Basketball Association, Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of 2929 entertainment and chairman of AXS television. The investor gives his best business

'Learn to sell. In business, you're always selling – to your prospects, investors, and employees. To be the best salesperson put yourself in the shoes of the person to whom you are selling. Don't sell your product. Solve their problems.'

Lesson: Make your product or service more innovative in such a way that it would add value to your customers and at the same time make you money.

50.Warren Buffet

Warren Buffet is an American business tycoon, philanthropist, investor, speaker who is the current chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. Also the third wealthiest person in the world as of June 3rd, 2018. The investor reveals a useful business advice for entrepreneurs.

'The best investment you can make in this life as an entrepreneur is in your own abilities. Anything you can do to develop your own abilities or business is likely to be more productive'

Lesson: Self-investment is the best investment. You can invest in yourself as a business owner by staying healthy and reading books dedicated to the type of business you do and also entrepreneurship books.

 These are my top 50 best business advice for you as an entrepreneur who wants to achieve success in business. Which one is your favorite? And can you also add yours so that others can learn from it?. Let's know your thought using the comment box!


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