In an interview with Carlo Selorio, Mike Ilagan discusses his childhood in Sydney's West and how he discovered early on that he had a knack for entrepreneurship by buying candy in bulk when he was young and selling it for a profit. Mike completed a course in graphic design, but because he lacked experience, he was unable to get employment. Mike founded his own publication so he could build a portfolio. For the first five years, he didn't make any money, but he persisted and built a publishing empire.
Mike's Top 3 Business Advice:
1. Don't quit your day job just yet when you first start a business.
2. Do your research. Don't jump into any, um, I guess any business that you, you've seen in TV or heard your friends say, oh, this is a great business and you should be doing this.
3. Build a Strong Network
Mike's book recommendation is the Bible. You need to have your faith to turn to.
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