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Advice is a common bond between entrepreneurs. In fact, the smart ones belong to networking groups or have coaches or mentors who can show them competitive or better business practices that can make a big difference to success or failure.

Greg Roebuck has both taken and is happy to give advice following his carsales.com.au experience.

“The best advice I was ever given, was that you get to choose your attitude,” he says. “It’s easy to see the problems and the challenges, but life’s short so you have to make the most of it, might as well do it with a positive attitude!” 

On what advice he would give other budding entrepreneurs, he went for the all-important ‘p-word’.

“Passion for what you do,” he insists. “It’s infectious and the more you believe that what you are doing is the right idea, the more others will jump on board.

“We love our brands — we don’t yet have people tattooing them on their bodies, but you’ll see many of our staff wearing our brands on their clothes.”

And what about mentors or someone who had a big influence on him?

“In business it would be my dad who was a ’echo’ of his day — he was a fitter and turner — but built a business himself,” Roebuck says proudly. “As well I have been influenced by my chairman of carsales and original CEO of the business carsales.com.au grew out of — Wal Pisciotta — who always gave me the opportunity to prove both my ideas and myself.”

If you’re looking to work on your business rather than being stuck in it, book in for a complimentary business assessment today with Switzer Business Coaching.

Important information: This content has been prepared without taking account of the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular individual. It does not constitute formal advice. For this reason, any individual should, before acting, consider the appropriateness of the information, having regard to the individual’s objectives, financial situation and needs and, if necessary, seek appropriate professional advice.

Published on: Wednesday, March 07, 2012

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