Business News Daily, 6/23/15
For most entrepreneurs, starting and running one successful business during their career is enough of a challenge. But for serial entrepreneurs — those who start, run and often sell multiple businesses — the thrill of startup life is too appealing to do it only once.
These founders have mastered the art of growing a business from the ground up, and therefore have a lot of wisdom to impart to current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Whether you just want to focus on the one business you have or dream of launching several companies in the future, here's what you can learn from 13 successful serial entrepreneurs.
Ellen Rubin, CEO of ClearSky Data (previous companies — CloudSwitch, Netezza): "Build a solid executive team and board. Strong partners make a strong organization. [Your startup also] needs to consist of several layers of knowledgeable individuals, from the engineering team to sales and marketing. Build [your] team from the best and brightest ... to bring depth of knowledge and skill to the organization."