Question: What’s the most important thing we should know about you?

Rami Reda: I’m a serial entrepreneur and second-generation business owner who is committed to growth, success, and my community.

Question: Name the most impactful lesson you learned from failure.

Rami Reda: As a very impatient and persistent person, learning when to push and pull the levers has been an important lesson I have had to learn.

Question: What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Rami Reda: 5 Days for the Homeless, a charity I co-founded in 2005 in which business students go homeless on campus to raise awareness of…

Entrepreneurship is not about trying to be the next ‘somebody’. It is about pursuing your vision and contributing something new to the world. New start-ups often glare into the images of elite entrepreneurs envious of their success and vow to follow in their footsteps.

Let me tell you, don’t bother. Inspiring entrepreneurs should be people you look to for creative problem solving, individual courage, guidance and a willingness to be different. They are not in it for the flashy label, they are living out their passion. That is where you should be.

Entrepreneurial heroes don’t need to be conventional but…

You need to be brave enough to make the calls others wouldn’t and persistent enough to stay in the fight until you succeed. Those two points will remain critical throughout your start-up journey.

Growing into a corporation is a lofty endeavour and one which you cannot take lightly. If your aim is to grow to that size, you had better be prepared and willing because everyone wants that level of success but not everyone wants to put in a unique level of effort.

Unique effort and decision making is exactly what is required. …

Uncertain may be the mildest and least offensive characterization of 2020 entrepreneurs are willing to accept. A rollercoaster, gong show or a dumpster fire might even be too polite in your opinion. For some it has been an unmitigated disaster for others opportune disruption but for everyone it has been tumultuous.

Uncertainty has presented itself at every angle with very few passages to steadying the ship. COVID-19 has challenged every start-up owner in uncomfortable ways and given rise to consistent new challenges.

Accepting & Acknowledging Sources of Uncertainty

COVID-19 — We will Never Forget It

COVID-19 has claimed innumerable businesses despite wage subsidies and other helpful provisions and it shows little regard for…

Business and industry can easily be equated to one big game. There are different players, strategies, plot twists and evolutions. The comparison is not aimed at trivialising your work but drawing attention to the fact that the most evolved players usually do the best.

At any given time, the next most brilliant invention might render many companies obsolete. It has happened before and will happen again. Just take a look at cell phones. Nokia, Motorola and Siemens ruled the roost for a very long time but who leads the dance now? None of them.

Innovation — What and How?

Architectural Innovation: This refers to ideas…

Uncertain may be the mildest and least offensive characterization of 2020 entrepreneurs are willing to accept. A rollercoaster, gong show or a dumpster fire might even be too polite in your opinion. For some it has been an unmitigated disaster for others opportune disruption but for everyone it has been tumultuous.

Uncertainty has presented itself at every angle with very few passages to steadying the ship. COVID-19 has challenged every start-up owner in uncomfortable ways and given rise to consistent new challenges.

Accepting & Acknowledging Sources of Uncertainty

COVID-19 — We will Never Forget It

COVID-19 has claimed innumerable businesses despite wage subsidies and other helpful provisions and it shows little regard for…

Our world is filled with products, services and tools that have been around for decades, sometimes centuries. The reason cars, hammers, bread or any other menial item has stuck around is because they work. Any attempted advancements have not surpassed the original. The same can be said for the monotonous adages to preparation most especially for start-ups and entrepreneurs.

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail”. “Proper preparation prevents poor performance”. “Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation” . Clichés we have heard a thousand times but they exist because they are truths and couldn’t be more applicable for entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurial…

Being an entrepreneur is a rollercoaster exploration of providing a solution to market need within society. It emboldens creativity, focuses ambition and challenges problem solving. There is a certain nobility in taking a risk based on your intuition and drive. Despite the litany of skills and planning drawn upon in a start-up, building strategy often drifts down the list of priorities.

In part 1, we discussed the typical elements that construct a business strategy and offered a trio of models based on individual market needs. …

First things first, there is no one suite of characteristics and traits that magically unlocks successful entrepreneurship so if you don’t see some of your qualities in this article, don’t shelve your business ideas immediately.

The very nature of being an entrepreneur requires you to do something different. There is no list capable of encapsulating everyone but some quirks and commonalities exist. They may be characteristics, oddities, predilections or attitudes but they are ever-present in the entrepreneurship community.

Entrepreneurs are not limited to exceptionally “successful” types like Jeff Bezos, or Larry Page. They are anyone who wades into the working…

Rami Reda — a talented entrepreneur and proud second-generation business owner — is no stranger to the hard work and dedication that it takes to see a startup grow, survive, and thrive. Across his impressive career, Rami has created over 300 jobs, raised over $75 million, and generated over $400 million ROI for shareholders and investors. Rami Reda has become a dynamic force to be reckoned with in the business world and shows no signs of slowing down.

Rami learned how to build, run, and grow multiple businesses from an early age while growing up as the son of two…

Rami Reda

A second-generation business owner, Rami Reda has created hundreds of jobs and raised millions in capital across his career as an entrepreneur. ramireda.org

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