Kiplinger Article: 6 Rags-to-Riches Millionaires

I enjoy articles like this because I always like to learn what motivates successful entrepreneurs. Each of the entrepreneurs highlighted had a great story to tell drawing from very different lives, experiences and motivations. And I found it interesting that different things worked for different people—for example, one of the entrepreneurs in the article talked about doing everything wrong at first, including having no business plan or growth strategy while another talks about goals being essential.

Their advice to young entrepreneurs is sound advice:

“Sometimes the ones who love you the most will give you the worst business advice.”

“Try to shoot for a timeless business.”

“It’s important you seek out other business owners for information, advice, support and resources.”

“Having goals is absolutely critical.”

“Keep your business small . . . niche yourself.”

“There is constantly some fire that you have to put out . . . Don’t let it discourage you.”

I wanted to share this article because each of these stories and the individual advice from each entrepreneur resonates with me. With some hard work, sound business decisions and perseverance…who knows what can happen!

Enjoy the article!

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Phone: 480-661-0292


About Anna Brice, Pinnacle Peak Marketing

I am an Independent Marketing Services Provider and Principal of Pinnacle Peak Marketing. Pinnacle Peak Marketing provides companies, small and large, the opportunity to utilize a reliable outsource marketing resource and take advantage of the flexibility of the full menu of marketing services we provide. Clients can pick and choose the precise services they require and only contract for those specific services. This is what I refer to as On-Demand Marketing Services. Our work includes long and short-term projects or can be done on an hourly, retainer or project-by-project basis. I am a marketing professional with 13 years experience in the travel industry and 11 years in marketing. My past experience includes marketing management roles at Sony Electronics, Fujifilm and I have worked in every level of marketing and the experience at each level has served me well. I continue to learn and in marketing today, the changes are so swift and dramatic, that one must continue to learn in order to survive and thrive. I work with a group of professionals and we work together and separately and are able to provide a wealth of knowledge and resources as a combined group. My husband, Ed and I also have two vacation rentals in Scottsdale and one vacation rental home in Edgartown- Katama in Martha’s Vineyard. We rent these properties through our company, BREO Vacation Rentals ( It is great fun and we have been very lucky with great renters. We have had only one bad experience, so we really can’t complain. We have been very lucky to get many repeat renters (all of our properties now have had repeat renters), so we feel like we must be doing something right. We do try hard, that’s for sure. I am never far from marketing, between Pinnacle Peak Marketing and BREO Vacation Rentals. I enjoy it, love it and have a goal to help companies grow; connect those companies with their customers and their customers to them.
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