MacGyvers and champions: Six entrepreneurs on the one person they couldn’t live without in their business

Finding a kindred spirit in the business world has the power to turn strong ideas into wild success stories.

It’s virtually impossible for an entrepreneur to grow an empire completely solo; but how do successful business people find indispensable talent?

This week SmartCompany asked six entrepreneurs to tell us one person they just couldn’t live without in their business. Their answers highlight the value of camaraderie, invention, support and humour, as well as the importance of company founders finding trustworthy, long-term supporters to bring their visions to life.

The action takers

As a company founder, there will come a time when you’ll have to take a big step back from the day-to-day of your business and put your faith and trust in talented operations staff to get the job done.

ActivePipe founder Ashley Farrugia says his chief operating officer, Gavan Stewart, is responsible for taking action.

“It’s one thing to fly all around the world and create all the growth opportunities but unless you have someone to make those opportunities a reality you are wasting your time! I can count on my COO to bring all our opportunities to life and focus on the hustle that goes with building a global business,” he tells SmartCompany. Read more

Emma Koehn – Smart Company – 8 June 2018