Entrepreneurship is an interesting journey. It's filled with highs and lows. For many entrepreneurs they end up giving up along the way. What does it look like to create a sustainable journey of entrepreneurship? Stephen Little has lived a life of entrepreneurship and started his first business at 15. In today's episode he shares how building your businesses around the end game is critical to their success, however it's even better to know the life you want to create so you can remember why you started.
In the episode we discuss:
A life of entrepreneurship
M&A versus Investing
Creating your exit strategy
Knowing your business's true value
Building businesses that do good
Creating businesses of impact
Investing in growth value
About Steve Little
Serial entrepreneur, investor, philanthropist and M&A expert, Stephan Little generates accelerated value growth and very high exit multiples for his clients. He sold his first company at age 15 for a significant 6-figure sum and since has led 6 of his own successful startups to private acquisitions of over $100 million each, and provided explosive growth and lucrative exits at 8-12X multiples for many dozens more – with top tier Silicon Valley venture firms and now with Zero Limits Ventures. As Founder and Managing Partner of Zero Limits Ventures Steve and his team spot unique opportunities for valuation growth where others don't, whether triple bottom line "evolved enterprise" models, social engagement strategies or other vehicles beyond revenue and earnings growth.
Known as "The Activator", Steve has mentored hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs, helping clients overcome complex challenges and assure peak performance and conscious leadership to generate astounding financial returns. Steve has raised more than $1B in startup and growth funding for 11 different businesses.
Steve is also a 4-time champion body-builder and power-lifter, an accomplished musician, and a dedicated and loving father to two amazing and talented daughters.
As a purpose driven entrepreneur who recognizes how blessed his life is, Steve is committed to address the needs or a broad range of vital initiatives giving generously to:
Support Younglife Africa and the daily care needs of hundreds of children and orphans in Malawi Africa.
Support The Pachamama Alliance permanent protection of the sacred headwaters of the Amazon rain forest.
Support the BVI Art Reef Project and the creation of a new underwater coral reefs in the US and British Virgin Islands
Assist Oceans Unite with the extensive global ocean cleanup initiatives around the word
Support Beneath The Waves and the preservation of shark species in the US and British Virgin Islands
Support for Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation created to unite people and entrepreneurial ideas to create opportunities for a better world.