The 5 People You Need To Meet To Be Successful In Business


Getting yourself surrounded with the right kind of people is one of the most powerful things you can do as an entrepreneur.

It’s quite easy for you to start your own business, but it’s not always possible for you to take your business to the next level without having the support of people in your corner.

The people you meet and spend time with will have an enormous impact on your business.

Here are some of the reasons why meeting with the right kind of people will be the bedrock of your business.


If you’re a beginner in business, you can find people who will work directly work with you on your overall business goals.


By meeting with a lot of people, you will find some individuals who have connections to PR firms and medias outlets. They also might casually mention your business to a major publication like Forbes or Entrepreneur, forging a connection that you’d be missing out on otherwise.


If you meet with a lot of people, you’ll be gaining knowledge that will surely help you out later. Everyone has some kind of wisdom that you don’t have. One 15-30 minute discussion with some of the people around you will help you gain tremendous amounts of knowledge.


The people you meet will have their own network of contacts. This will increase your range of potential connections many times over.

Five Kinds Of People To Meet To Become Successful

Here are those five peoples you need to meet in order to get the above benefits.

1. The Mentor

The Mentor
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Mentors are those fortunate people who have already accomplished what you’re trying to do — not only once, but quite a few times.

These people will have the experience, intelligence, and knowledge that you don’t currently have. They will help you acquire valuable insights simply by having fruitful discussions with you.

This will help you and your business successfully pass through many of the obstacles that you’re sure to face.

Related: 10 Places to Find Mentors and Advisors for Entrepreneurs

2. The Expert

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One of the most powerful ways of increasing your brand’s visibility and tapping into the local market is to meet with people who have a good reputation in your industry’s niche.

There are two major reasons for doing this:

  1. This niche influencer could promote your content to their networks (online and offline) which would give your business a huge boost and send you a ton of followers.
  2. This person will able to recommend resources, contacts, and opportunities for your business to flourish.

3. The Peer

Meeting with peers is also a good idea. However, they won’t have as much experience as a mentor or an expert will. But they’re trying to accomplish the same thing you’re trying to do, so it’s nice to be able to talk with someone who is in the same boat as you.

Because they’re on your level, you’ll have to rescue them and they’ll have to rescue you, too. You’ll learn to work together and find solutions for common problems. Having someone to share these experiences with will form the basis of a great lifelong friendship.

Also, if they’re in a similar niche, their networks and connections will be helpful to you as well.

4. The Local Talent

The local talent is some kind of expert in some aspect of your business. These make the best collaborators and employees.

You can find these individuals sitting in a university, starting their own business, or working under some other entrepreneur.

5. The Investor

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If you want your business to keep moving, it’s important for you as an entrepreneur to have some working capital.

Even if you start your business with your own money, eventually you’ll have to find an investor for the sake of building momentum or taking your business to the next level.

Investors could be vital for your business, as they’re a source of wisdom and come with a great network. This could prove especially valuable to you if they end up holding equity in your business.

But there’s one major problem here:

  • You never know who is going to give you money.


  • Meet as many people as possible, in as many contexts as possible.

You don’t know who is going to give you money, when they’re going to give you money, and where you’ll meet them. So meet lots of people, and always be friendly, respectable, and open.

The People Who Will Help You Succeed

Meeting with these five kinds of people can have an enormous impact on your business. Learn to surround yourself with lots of different people, and be open to opportunities when they arrive.

You never know when one of these five people will come knocking on your door.

What other kinds of people do you like keeping around to stay motivated and driven toward success? Let me know in the comments below!

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I am Shakir Hassan, best known as one of the younger Entrepreneurs from Pakistan in the age of 15. I've been blogging for last 5 years now, but since last 2-3 years, I am on the right path of blogging. I've also written for the sites like Huffington post. Feel free to connect with me on my blog, i.e. where you'll be learned how to build an ethical business fueled by passive income.

112 thoughts on “The 5 People You Need To Meet To Be Successful In Business”

  1. Ashley Willis

    For me, a good mentor will drive the rest of the factors into your life. You need to find a great mentor and then follow his advice.

  2. Vivekanand

    Really very informative as well as motivating. I keep visiting this blog for new information.

  3. Puteri

    Thank you so much, Shakir.
    I really like the way you mixed the words up; very simple yet highly informative.
    I literally noted them down!

  4. Gaurav Joshi

    Thank you sir for this wonderful article. This article talks about steps which can make a person successful in business, but I think it will help people from all walks of life to overcome problems in daily life. You can also add a few tips on how to lighten the work pressure and how to reduce steps these are problems which every businessman faces in his day to day life.

  5. Dipen Sajnani

    Thanks for the information and especially liked the way of the presentation 😉

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you like it, Dipen.

  6. Prem Sahu

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge,it will be very helpful for the entrepreneur’s.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it, Buddy!

  7. Muhammad Ahmad

    Hi Shakir,
    what an informative post, it is!
    I love the way you write and you’re always unique when it comes to blog title 🙂
    Just like the title, the whole post was very interesting.
    Thanks for sharing.
    ~ Ahmad
    P.S. Please do read my latest blog post @ MeetAhmad [dot] com, would love to see your views there 🙂

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it, Ahmad. And thanks for the consistent support.

  8. Naresh

    Thank you for sharing this great information.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it, Naresh.

  9. Satyendra

    I do feel that having a mentor is much necessary for staying in this long journey.

  10. Aisha Bello

    Nice Post Hassan,

    It does add real value.

    Keep it up!

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Thank you, Aisha. I am called Shakir in general, though.

  11. Padre Pio

    This article motivates me as a beginer in bussiness.. thank a lot. : )

  12. Akshay

    very nice article , harsh and his team mates works very hard to delever quality content to their readers. Keep going shakir…. All the best

  13. Keri Vandongen

    Great to see your post focused on the value of business relationships, Shakir.
    I agree – connecting with people whose impact varies could lead to rewarding relationships.
    Curious to find out one of your mentors.

  14. Vlad

    Hi Shakir,

    Really good piece. You can learn a lot faster if you have a mentor. Information abou whrer to find a mentor is very useful.

    Thank you for sharing!

  15. Bhavik Solanki

    Thank you for sharing this great information. This post helpful and useful for many people who interest in business and for that in this post gave good ideas for success in business.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for the comment here.

  16. raman yadav

    Good Article. Now I knew to whom I have to meet with for my own success.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      That’s great to know, Raman. Thanks for your comment here.

  17. Rajpal Singh

    Nice Article Shakir, liked the way you presented the information

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Glad you liked this article, buddy! Thanks for your comment here.

  18. Jan Limark Valdez

    Hi Shakir,

    Thank you for sharing this article with us!

    Meeting a mentor and an expert will give you more knowledge on how you can market your business and make it successful like theirs.

    All the Best,
    Jan Limark

  19. Venkatesh

    You are absolutely right Shakir. Mentor is the perfect person who will guide us the right way with his experience and networking as many as possible will help us in learning new things.Your article is really helpful.

    1. Shakir Hassan

      Having a fruit full discussion with Mentors will flow their experience to you. So, be in touch with them time to time.

  20. Bashir Ahmed

    Hello Shakir,

    Great article about business success. Hard work is the key and you’ve to prove yourself by your hard work. Other than that you need a mentor, an expert lot of friends and of course investors for a successful business.

    I liked your tips – Thanks for sharing!

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