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 Why Leading Means Listening
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Why Leading Means Listening

Any organization's best assets are its people so start paying attention to what your employees are saying.
Richard Branson on Finding Funding
Finance

Richard Branson on Finding Funding

Your local community is often the best place to start when looking for funding, but if you can't find anyone suitable to work with, the logical next step is to broaden your search.
Richard Branson on Not Going It Alone
Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson on Not Going It Alone

To be successful in business, you need to connect and collaborate.
Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy
Lifestyle

Richard Branson on Pursuing What Makes You Happy

You have one life, so spend it doing something you love.
Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Doing Good by Doing Good Business

Traditionally, business and charity have been thought to be mutually exclusive, but that divide is starting to dissolve.
Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics
Starting a Business

Richard Branson's 5 Vital Startup Basics

If you want to get your enterprise up and running, consider these basic steps first.
Richard Branson on the Key to Success
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on the Key to Success

The serial entrepreneur explains why a great company always starts with a strong foundation.
Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Growing Your Business by Building a Community

Building strong ties to your community will help you you build a stronger company culture, better relationships with your customers and staff, and ultimately a more successful business.
Richard Branson on What Makes a True Entrepreneur
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on What Makes a True Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur isn't just a label, it's a lifestyle.
Richard Branson on Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business
Growth Strategies

Richard Branson on Finding Talented People Who Can Grow Your Business

The Virgin CEO looks for energy, passion, a relentless focus on success and, most importantly, the ability to generate excitement.
Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Turning an Idea Into a Business

Regardless of how new you are to the process of starting a business, it can be a daunting prospect. The Virgin CEO shares how to do it, step by step.
Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right
Richard Branson

Richard Branson on Taking a Stand for What's Right

Your business -- be it small or large -- has the opportunity and responsibility to do good in your community.
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Give Up on Your Idea

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?
Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Knowing When to Quit Your Day Job

Leaving a stable job to pursue your startup full-time takes courage. Here's why you should take the leap.
Richard Branson on Embracing Failure
Starting a Business

Richard Branson on Embracing Failure

It can be hard to start a new when you already have one startup failure under your belt. But overcoming the fear of failure is your first step to success. Here's how.