We are fortunate enough to work with many start ups founded by entrepreneurs in the travel industry. I agree with Jos's article having set up my own business a decade ago, Starting a company is a riveting roller coaster of emotions with tremendous highs and at times, difficult lows. My advice would be to constantly challenge your assumptions, innovate new ideas and business processes, and to surround yourself with smarter people than yourself. Regularly assess your brand proposition as your company may look very different six months or a year from now. Just don't stop evolving, and enjoy the journey. Oh and do take a holiday!
This is a question I get asked and think about allot. Apart from being a fascinating and elusive subject, it also forms a central piece of any investment decision I make as an investor. While it's a difficult thing to define, I believe there are a few common attributes as follows: Fill the room A good entrepreneur needs to be able to talk about their business in a clear and compelling way - I call it an ability to 'fill the room.' This will usually be infused with their own personal story and include a powerful vision for the future. They're a storyteller, someone who is able to capture your imagination. You are drawn i