StartUp Show 2023: Eight things I know now that I wish I’d known then

Posted: Wed 1st Feb 2023

Over 2,000 aspiring entrepreneurs joined us in person and online at StartUp Show 2023 to learn everything there is to know about starting and growing a business.

They also had the opportunity to connect with advisers and business experts to help take their business to the next level.  

Eight things I know now that I wish I’d known then

Homeserve founder Richard Harpin shares his eight secrets for successful entrepreneurship:

  • First who then what: Level 5 leaders make the difference

  • Take second mover advantage: Copy and learn from others

  • Out of every problem comes an even greater opportunity if you confront the brutal facts

  • Persistence pays

  • Brits can make it big in America, or anywhere else, with great local leaders

  • Evolve or die: Stimulate progress by preserving and evolving the core

  • Have a not-to-do list and avoid the undisciplined pursuit of more

  • Have purpose, values and a "hedgehog strategy"

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