Recap: RBC Small Business Edge with Robert Herjavec

Tue Oct 23, 2012 07:15 AM - Tue Oct 23, 2012 09:15 AM
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The Vancouver Board of Trade partnered with the RBC Team to launch a special Small Business Month event on Oct. 23 called the RBC Small Business Edge.

The event featured a special keynote breakfast with Robert Herjavec, star of television shows Dragons' Den the American hit show Shark Tank.

Herjavec is perhaps one of North America's most recognizable business leaders. He has built and sold businesses on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars.

A first generation immigrant, Herjavec arrived in Halifax, Canada on a boat with his parents after escaping communism in former Yugoslavia. With only one suitcase, few prospects, $20 and no understanding of the English language, his unlimited dreams led him to experience the classic "rags to riches" immigrant story.

During his speech, Herjavec shared the secrets that took him from waiting tables to growing his nascent technology company, The Herjavec Group, into a world-class conglomerate. His five keys to success included truth, focus, risk, hardship, and thanks.

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