The Pursuit: 5 Tips to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, the Gary Vee Way


The Pursuit: 5 Tips to Be a Successful Entrepreneur, the Gary Vee Way

Gary Vaynerchuk is a builder—of businesses, and he’s good at it. All of it—being a marketer, an entrepreneur, an investor. Want to build lasting success? Gary Vee’s your man.

Example No. 1: Shoppers Discount Liquors, rebranded later to be Wine Library, one of the first e-commerce websites. He grew his family wine business from $3 million to $60 million, in five years, thanks to a new (at the time) little something called the Internet.

Example No. 2: VaynerMedia, a social-first digital agency. Six years after co-founding it, the agency already employed more than 500 people.

Example No. 3: VaynerRSE, a $25 million seed fund. As an angel investor and adviser to (now) successful tech startups (we’re talking companies like Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, Birchbox, Uber and Venmo), he co-founded the fund to continue his on-fire investing career.

All of that, and he’s still building.

His personal brand has exploded in the last couple of years with The #AskGaryVee Show on YouTube and his book by the same name. He has written three New York Times best-selling books on business trends and social media marketing, and his keynote speeches on the same topics are wildly popular. And, as active and innovative as he is on social media, it’s not surprising that he has more than 1 million die hard Twitter followers.

In this episode of The Pursuit, Kelsey Humphreys talks with Gary Vee about the biggest lessons he’s learned along the way, how he built successful businesses and a powerful personal brand—and how you can do all of that, too.