Their only assets are usually ambition and their innate business sense. To succeed, is it then necessary to rely on luck or rather to start by trying everything for the whole?
The ambition of Jean-Pierre Lutgen
Ambition and daring are reliable guides for those who want to enter and enter the business world with success. “I do not want to do Zola, but I started with zero cash,” Jean-Pierre Lutgen proudly told the press, after driving his company Ice Watch to the top. This, thanks to the sale of flashy watches that immediately convinced a young audience. The Belgian entrepreneur even managed to dethrone Swiss watchmakers in 2014, with a turnover of 323 million euros!
The perseverance of François Pinault
What about the success of François Pinault who took over from the small family sawmill to make it a world reference. His hard work and taste for business allowed him to enter the luxury market. At the head of the PPR group of which he is the majority shareholder, he multiplies and diversifies his activities by buying companies such as Conforama, Printemps, Redoute etc … The Kering empire which he is the founder, makes him one of the biggest fortunes of France and Europe.
The audacity of Louis Le Duff
Others have abandoned their jobs to create their brands, like Louis Le Duff who left the Master lecturer at the University of Rennes, to embark on the restoration and create La Brioche Dorée. An impressive success because of the modest environment from which he comes. From nothing, La Brioche Dorée is now established in more than one hundred and forty countries. We can also mention among the successful entrepreneurs, Armelle couple and Dominique Sialelli, beer lovers who embarked on inventing the Pietra, for the pleasure of being able to afford a Corsican beer, which now seems to have become a symbol for the Corsica
Use the web like Nick d’Aloisio
The Internet is certainly one of the business sectors that offers today the most opportunities for entrepreneurs who want to create their business without investing too much money. Provided you have enough skills in a sector of activity and know how to use the means of communications of the net, it seems possible to promote at a lower cost. Alexandre Dreyfus already made headlines with his creation “Webcity” at the age of 19! The record is probably the genius of 17 years, Nick D’Aloisio, become millionaire with his application Summly and his start-up sold to Yahoo. This young entrepreneur says he is not afraid to succeed and nothing is impossible.
Successful businesses without money are numerous. Small projects run by ambitious entrepreneurs who are passionate about their job have become key groups in the economy. Money is not a hindrance to success. Only the fear of entrepreneurship can prevent innovation and adapt to the needs of the market. To undertake is to convince and retain a clientele thanks to his talent in a specific field and, as the saying goes: whoever tries nothing has nothing.