Don’t be Afraid to Fail – Just Ask Steve Jobs

Many of the world’s most famous people started as entrepreneurs. For example, Steve Jobs went from running a small start-up company, and more famously getting sacked, to forming one of the world’s most successful tech companies – Apple. At the time of Jobs’ death, his net worth was over $8.3 billion. Along with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs never graduated from college.

Walt Disney started his working life as a farm boy drawing cartoon pictures. Eventually, he grew up to work on commercials, became interested in animation and opened his own animation company in a small office with a rent of $10 a month – the rest, as they say, is history.

Bill Gates is arguably the most famous entrepreneur of his era. Like many other successful tech entrepreneurs, Gates dropped out of education to chase his dream of writing software for the new generation of computers. He called it Microsoft.

Are you holding back on your business dream?
Everyone has a dream, but many watch from the sidelines and never turn those dreams into a reality. This could be due to any number of factors, from lack of support or guidance, to fear of failure. Research from the insurer RSA found that more than half of new businesses don’t survive beyond five years. The same study found that the biggest barriers to growth for UK companies are an incomplete perception around the costs attached to running a business, and simple issues such as cash flow.

Colbea, the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency, provides professional business support and opportunities for entrepreneurs to start up in business, grow and develop. At Colbea we provide funded one to one business advice, professional business training, advice and meeting space.

Imagine if Walt Disney had needed affordable office space to start his business career? Or if Steve Jobs could have taken business advice when he needed a lucky break. Colbea is there from the start of your business journey, to wherever it takes you. Get in touch today at Or call us on 01206 548833

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