Nowadays, everyone is so hyped about social media and it’s amazing that even the busiest entrepreneurs have found their ways to connect with others through social networks. You may see them opening up Q&A(s), posting motivational quotes, and sharing articles full of action-packed information that could help you get your startup running.
Twitter and other social media platforms give opportunities for anyone to stay up-to-date with what is trending in business, technology, and marketing. In addition, you can get a boost of inspiration by being able to peep into the lives of successful individuals during your rough days in the grindstone.
Get to know these five entrepreneurs, and who knows, maybe by learning their tips and strategies, you may find yourself stepping up to be as successful as they are.
1. Sir Richard Branson: @RichardBranson
This famous entrepreneur is everything that you could look up to—wealthy, innovative, and relevant. You might think that the founder of the Virgin Group can’t be anywhere social due to the demands of running a business empire; however, he’s even able to spend time doing adventures apart from tweeting his followers with a great dose of motivational quotes, leadership tips, business tactics, and environmental issues.
2. Mark Cuban: @mcuban
Mark Cuban is known not only as a Shark Tank TV personality, but he also owns NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures. He is currently the chairman of AXS TV (an HDTV cable network) as well as an investor with a diverse portfolio. His business acumen makes him a good choice to follow on Twitter because of his strong perspective about entrepreneurship and investments along with his interesting approach on a lot of topics. Furthermore, it’s clear that he has a great work-life balance by looking at his tweets and photos of business events, travels, and personal life.
3. Biz Stone: @Biz
I’m sure you won’t be surprised having Biz Stone on this list. As Twitter’s co-founder, people would expect him to be on top of his game with social media. As interesting as his name sounds, his posts are absolutely funny, witty, and inspiring—things people enjoy reading. Every now and then, he has great advice for entrepreneurs, which complement the remarkable photos he shares, giving readers insight on what he and his friends are up to in the business world.
Mind you, he is the CEO of Super, a photo-sharing app that cross publishes with many social media platforms. He’s also very active in the startup community, for which he’s a prominent advisor and angel investor for companies like Lift, Medium, Nest Labs, Beyond Meat.
4. Evan Williams: @ev
We have all the reasons to include the previous Chairman and CEO of Twitter. After stepping down from being one of Twitter’s executives, he built Medium (a publishing platform) with Biz Stone to help businesses and consumers alike have access to rich content as well as market content for achieving better sales. Alongside this, he is also the co-founder of Blogger, another web-publishing tool that teams up with Google for sharing content, photos, and videos.
Evan Williams writes refreshing, yet intriguing posts about many different topics, including entrepreneurship, and business events. Following him entitles you to have an inside look at the development of new businesses and tips to help entrepreneurs turn their dreams into reality.
5. Gary Vaynerchuk: @GaryVee
Gary Vaynerchuk is a wealthy jack-of-all-trades. He’s an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, internet personality and even a self-taught wine expert. Current CEO of VaynerMedia, he is also involved with Wine Library, VaynerRSE, and the Ask Gary Vee Show.
Adding to his already busy life, he never fails to update his Twitter feed with advice for fellow business people about success, social media, video blogging, and business predictions. He always interacts with his followers, sharing passion and positivity that could definitely inspire anyone who reads his posts.
There are other interesting entrepreneurs out there who not only made a name for themselves in business, but who are also social media authorities with plenty of ideas to offer. What you can take from them is their ability to create a balance between career and personal life, as well as their passion to reach out to people and provide help to those who need it.
Moreover, it’s also great to know that entrepreneurs, no matter their stand in the business world, can still act as normal people who can touch lives directly through characteristic quips and inspiring support that they give their followers.
Go on Twitter and find successful entrepreneurs in your industry and follow them. Watch what they do, and listen to their advice. Great mentors bring about great students—use Twitter’s wealth of information to acquire knowledge and skills for your business to thrive successfully under any circumstances.