Are you tired of the 9-5 life? Thinking about becoming a business owner? With 2021 just starting, what better time to start that business you have always dreamed of starting than NOW?
That being said, people were able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain, and even scale them during the pandemic. Who says you can’t do the same in 2021?
If you are looking to start a business during these uncertain times, here are some entrepreneurs who have certainly defined what being a successful entrepreneur is all about. This year, VIP Media Group put together a list of what they consider to be some of the Top Entrepreneurs you must follow in 2021. So who are they?
– Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and has been buying real estate for over 30 years. Over those three decades, he has bought over two billion dollars worth of real estate in eight states. Grant currently manages 7,068 units with his private equity firm Cardone Capital. He is such a good real estate investor because of his extreme discipline, specific formulas, and good instinct to know when to exit the property. Throughout his career, Grant has been giving small investors a chance to start small and go big.
– Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, and advisor to almost two-dozen multi-million-dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts, The Tai Lopez Show, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with over 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. In addition, Tai also owns the largest book shipping club in the world, Mentor Box, and was voted the Number 1 Social Media Influencer by Entrepreneur Magazine.
Entrepreneur expert, author of the book Mind Over Money: How To Think Like An Investor and Take Care of Business First, and business coach Ryan McCrary has been a go to name in the business world for five years now. Ryan runs a business of online courses and coaching, which teach others how to navigate the difficulties of what he describes as “corporate America”. Even before it became a necessity, Ryan was already a master of digital platforms which he had been using as a hub for his business since 2019. Knowing he had the ability to help others conquer obstacles in their paths was a huge motivator for Ryan to get his business started. His goal now is to launch a sales funnel for 200 different entrepreneurs and to earn seven figures. Learn more about Ryan and his business by following him on Instagram here.
Andrea Conway is a serial entrepreneur. She is the founder of a Toronto-based digital marketing agency, The Conway Co, a high impact business consulting firm, Andrea Conway Consulting, and a lifestyle retail brand, Zazou Collective. In addition to this, Andrea is an avid investor and the host of the podcast, History of Business. She is also a committed board member of the My Best Friends Foundation based in Chicago, a non-profit organization for cancer research.
Chad Thompson helps others to learn how to create online businesses and build financial freedom. He has been a leader in the home based business industry for over 10 years. Chad has coached thousands of people from all over the world on the skills needed to walk away from a corporate job and build a stable lifestyle. His business experience has been on the increase since it started in 2012. It’s main goal has been to help people fire their boss and replace their career. His biggest accomplishments have been helping close friends become millionaires and people finding their purpose outside of a job. He became an entrepreneur before he even realized it, he started selling video games and shoes and eventually built sales organizations that are now filled with thousands of people around the world. Chad’s biggest goal is to purchase a school to host his teachings offline since his online “Nomore925” course is doing so well. To learn more about Chad follow him on Instagram here.
Stephanie Gorton is a business coach helping female entrepreneurs in the startup phase of business. Her goal is to take businesses from $0 to six figures in just 6 months time. She was motivated to begin her business after realizing that the 9 to 5 was not the lifestyle that she wanted to live; her calling was something non-traditional. Covid-19 provided a great opportunity for her to fill a gap in the entrepreneurial world as her coaching business turned from a side hustle to her main gig due to the collapse of her first full time business. Now in 2021, Stephanie is planning on working with 100,000 small businesses as she focuses on making a major impact in the wake of such a devastating year to many other business owners. To find out more about Steph, check out her Instagram here and her website here.
Paul Getter is a self-proclaimed digital marketing nerd, and it’s safe to say that the title fits him perfectly. He is one of the entrepreneurs that overcame a lot of challenges growing up to prove that he could build a good life for himself. Paul ventured into the marketing world after losing his job and without any prior knowledge on the subject. His dedication and passion are what drove him to learn digital marketing, and within a few years, he has become one of the most reputable entrepreneurs in the industry. His level of expertise in digital marketing and his passion for helping others is what makes Paul Getter one of the top 20 entrepreneurs to look out for in 2021. He has built a strong network with most people still seeking his assistance with digital marketing. He has already helped many people take their businesses to the next level. Paul still spends millions of dollars on his clients yearly, and he isn’t showing signs of slowing down.
Katrina Kavvalos is a media industry professional who has developed an impressive profile, reputation and credibility across both social and broadcast sectors. With over 10+ years’ experience as a Social Media producer, including being the VIP Social reporter for TV show ‘The Voice’, representing singer Will.i.am. She is also a red carpet celebrity interviewer and #1 Best Selling author. Through her coaching and online programs, Katrina uses her combined knowledge of social media, networking, mindset and manifesting, to help her clients grow their profile, gain more clients, and stand out in their industry. Learn more about Katrina and her business by following her on Instagram here and her website here.
Nick Perry is a multimillion-dollar business owner. His story portrays rags to riches, as he moved to Texas with not a penny to his name and built himself up over time while following his dream of being an entrepreneur. His first company, Want To Sell Now, quickly became a massive success which allowed Nick to venture further into the entrepreneurial world. Now a full-blown millionaire, Nick is forging ahead despite the difficulties that 2020 has put in his path. Using his own background of success, he will help out 500 other entrepreneurs scale up their own businesses through his 7 Figure Cartel online mastermind. In addition to assisting others, he will also be growing his own staff in order to scale up himself. Find out more about Nick by following his Instagram here.
Robert Sherrill is a very successful businessman. After receiving only a 10 cent raise after a year of working as a table busser, Robert knew he needed to quit to determine his own destiny. Now he runs several businesses in various industries. Robert owns Imperial Cleaning Systems which is a commercial construction and janitorial cleaning company; iStudio Nashville, an event space and office suite facility in East Nashville; and The DREAM Initiative, an education and resource development company geared towards returning citizens. Robert plans on generating more revenue this year for his companies. Based on Q1 trends from the past 4 years, they are currently seeing an increase of 50% and are on track to hit $2.6 million. To learn more about Robert, follow him on Instagram here.
James Sommerville is the founder of KNOWN UNKNOWN, a distributed design platform changing the way brands engage with creative agencies. Before that, James was Vice President of Global Design of the Coca-Cola Company, where he redefined “design”. Before that, he co-founded ATTIK at age 19, a UK design agency that grew internationally after receiving a grant from The Prince’s Trust charity, founded by Charles, Prince of Wales, to help vulnerable young people get their lives on track. James has been involved in The Trust for 35 years as a recipient, ambassador, alumni fellow and now a patron.
Marc Ranger is a highly successful serial entrepreneur. His company, The Money Motivation Brand, is an official brand for the self-made modern entrepreneur, business leader and high achiever. The company’s mission is to inspire a life of power and freedom. The power to control your life and the freedom to dictate your own circumstances. He had a strong desire to build something that would inspire young black men and women in the modern world to empower themselves and take control of their life. Marc wanted to create a company that could influence and embody this lifestyle for the self-made personality and enhance their ability to live it every day. For 2021, the company’s biggest goals are to increase its global reach, significantly expand their media/publishing platform and run a growing 7 figure business. To learn more about Marc’s business, click here.
Living the death-by-paycheck cycle, tired of his corporate job and $24,000 in debt, Seth Kniep walked the streets with a single dime, dead set on doubling it 20 times into over $100,000, to create freedom for him and his family. Today, Seth’s team manages over 100 million in annual revenue for name brands and silent investors on the Amazon platform. The co-founder of Just One Dime, Seth and his team have trained over 10,000 entrepreneurs in over 150 countries, 27 of whom are multi-millionaires today. Seth’s team grows the Amazon store for one of the sharks from the Shark Tank TV show, runs a sourcing team in China and multiple fulfillment centers across the US, and was requested by two countries to train their top businesses. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Seth is raising an army of investors and entrepreneurs who leverage innovation, capital, and vision to help the human race for future generations. To learn more about Seth and stay up to date with what he’s doing check out his Instagram and Just One Dime.
Pascal Bachmann is a former pro-athlete turned serial entrepreneur. Over the last 25 years, this Swiss native has built 7 businesses which have a combined net worth of over $20 million dollars. His road to success was not an easy one, after going through a $15 million dollar bankruptcy while trying to support his family, he hit rock bottom. He channeled his frustration and worry into the empire he has built today. Along the way, he realized that this bankruptcy that almost destroyed him became a gift in disguise. He is using his story to inspire other entrepreneurs and business owners, that even if you’re going through a hard time, you don’t have to be stuck there. In 2021, with his passion to inspire and empower doers to find their own way and live a healthy life with success, gratitude, and joy, Pascal is on a mission to impact a million lives all over the world.
Michael Ashabi is a serial entrepreneur and a top level life and business coach that works with a variety of entrepreneurs, business owners, and start ups to help them build strategies for sustainability and scaling. His company, True Life Ventures, focuses on making clients increase business growth by 40% month after month, and as a result, allow them to achieve financial freedom. Michael is a very results driven person and aspires to keep helping clients around the world to succeed.