Comparing different entrepreneurs in the leisure industry
According to a survey by Northeastern University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship, there isn’t really such a thing as an accidental entrepreneur. Some 62% of entrepreneurs surveyed say they were inspired to start their own companies by their innate drive. Work experience and the success of their peers were cited by only 21% and 16%, respectively, as factors. In fact, 75% of those surveyed say they launched their first venture by the age of 30.- Black Enterprise; Nov2007, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p18-18, 1p
Deborah Meaden is an example of a born entrepreneur who from a very early knew she wanted her own business. At the age of 19 she launched her own glass and ceramics import company supplying market stores like Harvey Nichols. Deborah continued to expand several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector including a family amusement arcade business. She is now keen to find new opportunities for investment, having already started with a new market research company and agreed to invest in four businesses alongside the other dragons in series three of Dragon’s Den. Deborah is an example of a born entrepreneur who worked
Deborah is a born entrepreneur and is always on the lookout for business opportunities to which she can add value or which hold a particular interest to her.
At the age of 19, with very little capital she launched her own glass and ceramics import company supplying upmarket stores like Harvey Nichols.
With several successful businesses in the leisure and retail sector under her belt, Deborah decided to take up a position in the family amusement arcade business
From a very early age Deborah Meaden knew she wanted her own business. Having left school after O-Levels she studied at business college and following graduation worked as a sales room model in a fashion house for three months before moving to Italy....