When defining success as an entrepreneur, it’s a fact that there are no shortcuts to how it can be achieved. It differs with the phase you are in and the goals you’ve set to achieve. Some will say the number of employees in a company is the real measure of success while others will say it’s the impact you achieve. It’s clear the definition of success varies and is determined by various factors.

We asked entrepreneurs and business owners their definition of success and below are the responses they had.

A Number of Things

Success happens when you dedicate yourself to be the best in your work in order to accomplish your goals. It is defined not just by wealth but by the legacy you leave behind. Also, there is no I in success, you must acknowledge those around you for helping to make your goals come to life. Whatever your business is, it’s your reputation, your honor, your integrity and delivering the best service and/or products that make your company shine.

Thanks to Dr. Farouk Shami, Farouk Systems Inc., CHI, BioSilk