1. Create a unique product or service –
    that will give you an edge over your competitors Linda Bennett, founder of LK
    Bennett
  2. Decide what type of person you are –
    an organised manager or a creative type, and employ the opposite Marilyn Orcharton, Founder of
    Denplan

  3. Invest in technology that can grow
    with you early on – Penny Streeter, Ambition
    24 Hours Group

  4. Get the right mentors – Glenda Stone, founder of Aurora and WhereToWork.com

  5. You know more than you think you
    know – Julie Meyer, Founder of Ariadne
    Capital

  6. If things don’t work take
    responsibility for it yourself and don’t blame others – Michelle Mone, MJM International, creator of the
    Ultimo bra

  7. Know what you want to do and be
    known for doing it – Yvonne Thompson,
    founder of European Federation of Black Women Business Owners and ASAP
    Communications

  8. Enjoy it! – Helen Swaby, DeMontfort Fine
    Art