What Successful Entrepreneurs Know

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What Successful Entrepreneurs Know

Founders at companies like Tesla, Paypal, and Airbnb all have traits in common. Learn what six skills they share.

What makes some people stand out, even in an extraordinary crowd? Stanford Graduate School of Business lecturer Amy Wilkinson interviewed over 200 of the world’s top entrepreneurs to find out.

What Successful Entrepreneurs Know

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Dee Ann Espinoza, founder and CEO of Espinoza Consulting Services. Credit: Minesh Bacrania
January 25, 2019
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“Discrimination is Easy for Lenders to Hide”

Dee Ann Espinoza used credit cards, personal funds, and other alternative funding to build her 30-person environmental consulting business.

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Mario Jauregui, managing partner of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing in San Luis, Arizona. Credit: Caitlin O’Hara
January 25, 2019
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“We’re Stuck in the Middle of the River Because of Financing”

Mario Jauregui of Spindle Cooling and Warehousing has had to piece together funding for his international logistics company.

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Maria Ureña, owner of King Automotive Services in Moreno Valley, California. Credit: Alyson Aliano
January 25, 2019
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A Different Kind of Funding Bias

Latino-owned businesses struggle with discrimination when it comes to securing financing. A Stanford GSB initiative is trying to help.