Entrepreneur Profile: George Gill


George Gill is the founder of GILL Media and the GILL Solutions Management Group of companies. GILL Media, like all of George's businesses, was been built out of a need as opposed to a master plan.

George began his first business at the age of 18, starting a fast growing Canadian retail chain that subsequently failed in 1998. George learned much from his failure, though, and started GILL Technologies as a result soon after.

We had the chance to talk with George Gill about this experiences as a business man, and what he has to say about entrepreneurism.

What were you like in college, were you as hungry then as you are now?

What is your take on college in 2012? Many successful entrepreneurs are skeptical of how much college actually prepares students for the real world. Would you advise an entrepreneurial-minded youth to go to college today?

Was their a turning point in your life, an event that led to your current career?

What are your three tips for Success?

After all of your achievements, success and resulting financial comfort, what motivates you to wake up in the morning and work harder than everybody else?

What are the hottest market, tech, or social trends that you think have the best potential for an entrepreneur to capitalize on?

Have you had any setbacks that almost discouraged you from the risk-filled world of entrepreneurship?

What advice can you give a young entrepreneur who is in the midst of turning a concept into a business? What are those first critical steps that need to be taken?

What is most important aspect of a company that determines its success?

What plans do you have for your career that we would have never suspected?

How do you plan on expanding your business, keeping it relevant in the future ?

5, 10, 50 years down the line when you’ve achieved everything you aspire for today, where do you see yourself?