There are YouTube videos you just must see before starting a business. As an aspiring entrepreneur, chances are you already have great business ideas, but there’s more to business success. That’s why 90% of startups fail.
While there are books, podcasts, and other excellent informational resources, YouTube video lessons from successful entrepreneurs on how to run successful businesses, is one of the shortest and surest paths to business success.
From ideation to planning, execution, bootstrapping, launch and scaling, these business leaders can share valuable experiences and insights from years of launching, running and scaling several successful businesses. You can leverage their years of experience.
In this article we’ll be looking at how powerful video is for learning, why YouTube is great for learning entrepreneurship and lastly, some of the best YouTube videos for entrepreneurs that you should watch before starting your business.
The Power of Video as a Learning Tool
Videos are powerful learning tools. A 2015 study by Kaltura found that 93% of teachers believe that the use of educational videos improves the learning experience, and studies also show that the use of short video clips allows for more efficient processing and memory recall because the brain processes visual content 60,000!
Also, videos allow for customized learning through its ability to be paused and played, enabling you to have control over your learning pace. it’s online nature also allows for sharing, making learning easily accessible to you anytime and anywhere in the world.
Why YouTube is Great for Learning Entrepreneurship
YouTube is the second largest search engine and second most visited site after Google and there are lots of people on the video-sharing website, creating the best content on entrepreneurship.
From interviews to documentaries and lectures, YouTube channels are great sources for free videos sharing practical entrepreneurship and business advice, secrets and tips from successful business leaders around the world.
Other Interesting YouTube Facts
With so many videos to choose from, it’s easy to get lost in the world of YouTube. This is why I've put together some of the best YouTube videos of world-class business leaders that you should watch before you start up your business.
10 YouTube Videos to Watch Before You Start Your Business
1. Virgin StarUp (12.6k Subscribers)
Topic: How to Start a Business (492k views).
Speakers: Richard Branson (60k Subscribers) (Founder Virgins Group), Brown Souter (Founder StageCoach Group) and Jimmy Cregan (Founder Jimmy’s Iced Coffee)
Video Length: 31:59m
Overview: In this video, Richard Branson and his co-speakers share what it takes to be an entrepreneur and offer their advice on how to start a business.
Lesson: No matter how hard starting a business gets, you should build your confidence and be determined to keep pushing till you succeed and if you’re able to run one business successfully, you can run any business with the right team.
2.Marie Forleo (587k Subscribers)
Topic: How to Build a Reputation When You’ve Just Started Your Business- 5 Simple Steps (331k views).
Video Length: 4:50m.
Overview: Marie Forleo teaches five (5) simple steps to build a reputation fast, especially when you don’t have customers yet.
Lesson: Building your confidence and a good online profile for your business that highlights your experience is very vital to building your reputation.
3. Gary Vaynerchuk (2.32m Subscribers)
Topic: Providing Value Crushes Any Marketing Strategy You Have (125k views).
Video Length: 1:09:41 hrs.
Overview: Gary Vaynerchuk teaches the importance of value to any business that wants to succeed.
Lesson: No matter how good your business strategy is, it won’t be effective unless you’re bringing value to people who see your content. Set your value proposition first and implement it in your strategy.
4. Law of Attraction Coaching (1.69m Subscribers)
Topic: How to Start a Business (944k views).
Speaker: Elon Musk
Video Length: 6.32m
Overview: Elon Musk teaches the importance of putting product quality first before marketing.
Lesson: Quality outlasts trends. It leaves a lasting impression that turns customers into lifelong fans and the most effective marketers for your products or services.
5. Grant Cardone (1.9m Subscribers)
Topic: How to Get Customers (11.9k views)
Video Length: 42.05m
Overview: Grant Cardone teaches a step-by-step plan that will help you take advantage of your existing customers and create new ones.
Lesson: Create goals that help you develop relationships that help your business succeed.
6. Steve Jobs (3.29k Subscribers)
Topic: Steve Jobs Advice for Entrepreneurs (739k views)
Video Length: 1:09m
Overview: Steve Jobs shares his advice and secrets to creating successful companies.
Lesson: If you don’t have passion for what you do, you will give up when things get tough. Do what you have passion for.
7. Village Global (1.3k Subscribers)
Topic: Bill Gates on Startups, Investing and Solving the Worlds Hardest Problems (167k views)
Speaker: Bill Gates
Video Length: 1:04:11hrs.
Overview: Bill Gates talks about how he was able to start Microsoft and build it to what it is today.
Lesson: Success comes when you’re doing what you see a future in and strive hard to make it work.
8. Law of Attraction Coaching (1.69 Subscribers)
Topic: Jack Ma's Tips- How to Grow A Small Business (1.8m views)
Speaker: Jack Ma
Video Length: 32:28m
Overview: Jack Ma teaches tips on how to grow small businesses big.
Lesson: Have the best people as your team members, set a big vision for your business with milestones and never give up.
9. ArtFort (1.99k Subscribers)
Topic: How to Start Up a Business (6.7k views)
Speaker: Jeff Bezos
Video Length: 17:36m
Overview: Jeff Bezos speaks on ways businesses can succeed via customer satisfaction.
Lesson: Have the right team, plan for your business and satisfy customers if you want your business to succeed.
10. LearnAboutTV (817 Subscribers)
Topic: Business Lessons (153k views)
Speaker: Warren Buffett
Video Length: 8:32m
Overview: Series of clips on business lessons from Warren Buffett that can help you take your business to the next level and create a well-known brand.
Lesson: Develop yourself, stick to what you know how to do best and invest in good opportunities that generate returns.
With so many businesses failing, the above best YouTube videos for entrepreneurs can provide actionable advice and guidance that you can put to work to get your business started towards success.
Amos Onwukwe is an AWAI trained Business and Ecommerce Copywriter featured in Huffington Post, Dumb Little Man, Self-Growth, Ecommerce Nation, eCommerce Insights, Understanding Ecommerce, Result First, Floship, WeCan, Grow Map, Small Biz Club among others.