6 ways to be lucky in business

I had the great pleasure of attending the Entrepreneurial Exchange Annual Awards Dinner last week, and was truly inspired by the stories of the award winners as well as by the amazing people at my table. Whilst each business was successful in its own way, one thing that they had in common was their good luck in business. I thought it might be a good idea, therefore, to share some of their luck with you.

1. They were lucky enough to work very long hours to develop their product, often  working at home until late at night, whilst their children slept

2. They were lucky enough to identify the right market for their product, and all they had to do was speak to rather a lot of potential customers to make sure people would buy it

3. They were lucky enough to have experienced a lot of knock-backs, learning perseverance

4. They were lucky enough to be able to think outside the box, and reject proven  business models that would only allow for modest growth, going for the really big win instead

5. They were lucky enough to share their good fortune with others, helping them to be lucky too

6. They were lucky enough to have worked extremely hard for years in order to become lucky in business.

So there you have it! Easy, isn’t it? Of course, there are more than 6 ways to be lucky in business, so please share your ways to be lucky via the comments section of this blog.

Thank you 🙂

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About Fiona

Fiona is a passionate advocate of the Scottish entrepreneurial spirit, especially our students. She was once a scientist and is a keen supporter of the Scottish life sciences community. She is a powerful networker and loves to put people in touch with others who can help and inspire them.
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2 Responses to 6 ways to be lucky in business

  1. Fiona says:

    There were too many to mention, so I’ll just credit the winner of the the awards!
    The winner of the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award went to Genius bread inventor Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne http://www.geniusglutenfree.com/about-genius/about-lucinda/ and the winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year was Keith Rogers of Goals Soccer Centres http://www.entrepreneurial-exchange.co.uk/about/news/2010/award_winners_announced/

  2. hapsci says:

    I think getting anywhere requires a lot of hard work! Do you have any examples/links to the people/businesses you saw?

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