Author and Founder of Virgin Group
Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world including Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America and Virgin Mobile. He is the author of six books including his latest, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School (Portfolio Trade, 2012).
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Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
Starting and growing a business can be an emotional roller coaster. But when profits aren't generating, how do you know when it's time to throw in the towel?
Leaving a stable job to pursue your startup full-time takes courage. Here's why you should take the leap.
If you're sitting at your desk all day long without taking time to meet with employees, coworkers, clients and others in your network, you're missing key business opportunities.
Focusing your college studies in entrepreneurship could be the right move for you depending on your goals.
Just because your business isn't loaded with resources, doesn't mean you can't come up with important innovations. Virgin's CEO on how to get there.
With the launch of Virgin Galactic's first commercial trip to space approaching, a look at how to energizes your company mission and team to reach higher.
There are lots of tasks you can and should delegate, says Virgin's CEO, but hiring isn't one of them.
Running a successful ever-growing business means having to set certain best practices in place. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
Get a handful of successful entrepreneurs around a table and you'll learn some valuable leadership lessons. Here's what Virgin's CEO has learned from one of the finest.
Virgin's CEO shares insight on how to think about your vacation time as inspiration time, even after the fact.
Music has the power to motivate, inspire and engage. Here's how you can host events that will get employees and customers excited about your business.
Getting inspired to start a new business means paying attention to the world around you. Here's how Virgin's CEO seeks out his own inspiration.
The CEO of Virgin shares how to cut the crap and make a mission statement that actually means something.
The CEO of Virgin has seen a lot of challenges in his career, but perhaps none as big as becoming a dad. Here he discusses the similarities between parenting and running a business.
Telling friends and family you're going to start your own business is often just as scary as actually taking the plunge. Virgin's CEO offers advice on how to get those you love on-board.
Being more self-aware will help you improve as a leader. Virgin's CEO discusses how and why you can do this.
If you haven't failed yet, you haven't been in the business long enough, says Virgin's CEO. Here he offers advice on three key attributes every entrepreneur should possess in order to be successful.
Getting employees involved in charity sporting events and volunteer work this spring is a great way to give back to the community and strengthen your team. Here's how Virgin's CEO does it.
Running your own business and raising a family often go hand-in-hand, but finding a balance can be challenging. Virgin's CEO on how he managed to raise two kids while building a business.
Finding top talent is hard enough, but keeping driven employees satisfied so they stay at your company has its own challenges. Virgin's CEO offers insight on how to please your most valued hires.