“Innovation, risk, and growth – three principles of business that go hand in hand,” according to Ramon Ray, founder and editor of Smart Hustle Magazine and SmartHustle.com.   In a recent online article at, EMBRACE RISK: MICHAEL DELL’S ADVICE FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, he shares, “how it works, let’s take a look at a shining example: Michael Dell, the founder and CEO of Dell Technologies. In the final episode of my Dell EMC World series, I get Michael’s advice for small business owners and entrepreneurs. Before we get to that, let’s take a look at his amazing journey.

The Dell Story: Innovation at its Finest

“Michael Dell was intrigued by technology at a young age and got his first computer in 1980 when he was just 15 years old. When he was in college, he realized that computer companies were not yet selling directly to customers. Being an innovator, he decided to blaze down this trail himself.

He began building computers and selling them to classmates, offering quality technology, affordable prices, and strong customer support. The business grew and grew, leading him to drop out of college so he could focus on it exclusively.

In his first year, Michael made $6 million in sales.

Michael Dell’s Advice for You

The Dell story is innovation at its finest, demonstrating the importance of knowing your market, knowing your customers, jumping on trends, and boldly going where no one has gone before…” READ MORE

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