George Spillman, born in Washington state, has been a successful entrepreneur in Northern California for the past twenty years. He has built several successful companies in that time in several industries, including real estate development and retail. He has sold most of his companies and is looking forward to founding a new technology company to take advantage of the tech boom going on now in Northern California. Here are three things he has learned all entrepreneurs need to survive and thrive:
- Confidence. Confidence in yourself, your products and services, and your company goes a long way to finding investors and inspiring customers to patronize your business. When you have confidence in your products and your brand, it shows through to your consumers and investors.
- Secure operating budget. Most businesses in the United States don’t make it past their first year, and most don’t make a profit in that timeframe. To keep your business afloat until you can establish a large customer base, you’ll need your operating budget to sustain your expenses as far into the future as possible.
- An all-star team. If your business is successful enough and it becomes necessary to handle demand for your products or services, you’ll have to invest in the best possible staff and management team to help run your company. George Spillman, after he moved from Washington, invested in the best personnel he could find to run his businesses and find success.
George Spillman Washington was a United States Army Ranger based out of Fort Lewis, Washington before he started his business career.