Richard Branson

Richard Branson

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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Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy
Human Resources

Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy

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.
Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup
Financing

Richard Branson on Convincing Investors to Fund Your Tech Startup

Virgin's founder weighs in on what questions to ask yourself when determining whether your business will attract investors.
Richard Branson on Failure -- the Most Dreaded F-Word
Leadership

Richard Branson on Failure -- the Most Dreaded F-Word

If your startup isn't turning a profit, that doesn't mean you're a failure. Virgin's founder offers advice on how to use your worries to hone your business strategy.
Richard Branson on Building a Strong Reputation
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Building a Strong Reputation

Virgin Group's founder on why earning the trust of investors, future partners and suppliers rests on building a strong personal reputation.
Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Community Building to Grow Your Business

In this global marketplace it's important not to forget about your local community. Virgin's founder tells us why.
Richard Branson on Sheryl Sandberg, 'Leaning In,' and Balanced Workplaces
Managing Employees

Richard Branson on Sheryl Sandberg, 'Leaning In,' and Balanced Workplaces

Virgin's founder gives his thoughts on Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book, and shares how to make your workplace a more balanced environment.
Richard Branson on Thriving After Mergers and Acquisitions
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Thriving After Mergers and Acquisitions

The Virgin Group has merged with a lot of companies over the years. Here's how its founder has maintained the company's culture.
Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees
Training

Richard Branson on How to Train Your Employees

The billionaire entrepreneur on how to help your staff grow their careers and stay passionate about your business.
Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking
Innovation

Richard Branson on the Importance of Creative Thinking

Virgin Group's founder answers a reader's question on how his personality drives the success of his business.
Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything
Startup Financing

Richard Branson on Why Money Isn't Everything

You need a lot of ingredients to launch a successful business, but a big pot of money isn't one of them. Virgin founder Richard Branson explains why.
Richard Branson on the Importance of Design
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on the Importance of Design

Virgin Group's CEO shares why good store design is important to customer satisfaction.
Richard Branson on the Art of Public Speaking
Public Speaking

Richard Branson on the Art of Public Speaking

The successful entrepreneur shares his advice for getting over fears of public speaking.
Richard Branson on Entrepreneurial Determination
Startup Basics

Richard Branson on Entrepreneurial Determination

The super successful business owner on what it takes to make it as an entrepreneur.
Richard Branson Shares Business and Life Lessons From His Mother
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson Shares Business and Life Lessons From His Mother

The wildly successful businessman shares the five lessons that his mom taught him that guide him in his life and work.
Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry
Innovation

Richard Branson on Business Ideas in the Growing Health-and-Wellness Industry

The health and wellness sector is growing, the famous entrepreneur explains why you should get on board.
Richard Branson's Travel Tips
Business Travel

Richard Branson's Travel Tips

The well-traveled founder of Virgin Airlines offers his tips on everything from getting an upgrade to conquering jet lag.
Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom
Managing Employees

Richard Branson on Giving Your Employees Freedom

The billionaire entrepreneur on why giving employees independence is sound business.
Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming
Innovation

Richard Branson on the Art of Brainstorming

Eight techniques from the Virgin-founder to get the most from your next ideas meeting.
Richard Branson on Smiling as a Competitive Advantage
Branding

Richard Branson on Smiling as a Competitive Advantage

Smile and your customers will smile with you, says the billionaire entrepreneur.
Richard Branson on Beating the Competition
Business Management

Richard Branson on Beating the Competition

Innovate, improve and empathize to stay ahead, says the billionaire entrepreneur.
Richard Branson on Inspiring Employees
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Inspiring Employees

The billionaire entrepreneur shares his tips on how to ensure your team remains engaged and motivated.
Richard Branson on How to Use Age to Your Advantage
Managing Employees

Richard Branson on How to Use Age to Your Advantage

The celebrated businessman on how older entrepreneurs can use their age to their advantage.
Richard Branson on How to Delegate Control of Your Finances
Cash Flow & Money Management

Richard Branson on How to Delegate Control of Your Finances

You can't do it all, so take this advice from the billionaire entrepreneur on how to share the responsibility of managing your company's finances.
Richard Branson on the Entrepreneurs He Admires
Innovation

Richard Branson on the Entrepreneurs He Admires

The world-famous entrepreneur and highlights some of the businesspeople that have inspired him.
Richard Branson on How to Build Trust
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on How to Build Trust

How to win the trust of investors, future partners and suppliers.
Richard Branson on Why Volunteer Work Is Important for Business Leaders
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why Volunteer Work Is Important for Business Leaders

The famous entrepreneur and philanthropist on how a successful business can make a difference and make money.
Richard Branson on Finding a Work-Life Balance
Work/Life Balance

Richard Branson on Finding a Work-Life Balance

The famous entrepreneur on living life to the fullest -- with or without a routine.
Richard Branson on Why We Need More Women in the Boardroom
The 'Treps

Richard Branson on Why We Need More Women in the Boardroom

Richard Branson explains why we need more women in top positions.
Richard Branson on Asking for Help
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Asking for Help

The famous entrepreneur on why you should seek advice during every stage of your business.
Richard Branson on How to Connect With Your Customers
Marketing Ideas

Richard Branson on How to Connect With Your Customers

The celebrated entrepreneur explains how to use social media to effectively connect with your customers.