From raising capital to strategizing marketing efforts there are many things to consider when it comes to growing your small business. It’s one thing to have a vision and a solid business model, but it’s an entirely different beast to take that idea and build it into a successful, scalable company. True, the first step can seem intimidating and complex, but as you know, it’s not impossible.

There are iconic leaders who have seemed to have gotten it right. Of course, their success didn’t come without hardships, obstacles, or lessons learned but it can appear that way on the surface. To help you get started in the right direction, Embroker collected advice from a cohort of self-made billionaire startup founders based on their years of experience in the startup world.

If there’s anything you need to know about scaling your small business — from launching new products that can survive a competitive marketplace to getting your name out there — this list of leaders have been through it. Read the infographic below to learn 13 lessons from iconic founder leaders to point you in the right direction. 

Self-made Billionaire Founders