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SUPPORTING START-UPS 61 Future Entrepreneurs “ Tim Campbell’s 5 key points for business success: 2. Passion. You have to be passionate about what you are doing. What is in your heart has to match what is in your head otherwise you will not be going into it whole-heartedly. 3. Perseverance. Most business people have learnt the most about their own business and business in general, when things have gone wrong. However when things do go wrong, if you really want the business you have to persevere. 4. Partnerships. Partner and connect with people that can help you get quicker to where you want to get to, than yourself. I don’t mean just attending a networking event, meeting someone who can help you, and that’s it. I mean forming strategic partnerships with people who have the same vision as you. 5. Planetary assistance. This is based on luck but also opportunity. If you’ve been given an opportunity, grab it with both hands. I saw an opportunity when I applied to go on ‘The Apprentice’ and I went all the way with it. Don’t let opportunities pass you as you never know where you can end up. 1. Plan. You have to know exactly what you want out of life. You have to have a life plan, not just a business plan. You have to know where you want to go, why you want to do it and how you are going to get there. The Bright Ideas Trust can be contacted on 08707 602 813. Visit www.brightideastrust.com. ” ISSUE FIVE 2007 engage | uk