Steve Harvey: From Entertainment to Entrepreneurship

Discover Steve Harvey's secret to entrepreneurial success with versatile income streams and personal branding tips. Dive in for inspiration!


Dec. 10 2023, Updated 7:55 a.m. ET

Steve Harvey’s story of success and struggle has touched the lives of many people. When it comes to Harvey, he knows how to make a crowd laugh, however, he can make a crowd learn as well. When it comes to entrepreneurship, the TV personality can teach people valuable information that will lead them to the road of success.

With his name and multiple businesses and brands, he’s learned to keep himself above the ground. Some of the things that he’s done can be used for us as well.

Steve Harvey’s Lessons to Success

Motivation and entrepreneurship is all a part of who Steve Harvey is and came to be. When you tie those two things hand in hand, there are no limits to achieving your greatest dreams. Here are five lessons that led him to success:

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Have Several Sources of Income

If anyone knows Steve Harvey, he’s known to have multiple businesses. He has multiple streams of income such as: Talk show, Radio show, Hosting Family Feud, Books, Think Like A Man Movies, Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation, Annual Neighborhood Awards, The Steve Harvey Collection, Garrett Popcorn Shop, Spokesperson of several companies

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Taking his multiple sources of income, it’s good that if you want to start a business, have multiple sources of income that will not only support the dream, but support ourselves financially.

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Brand Your Business

PUT YOUR NAME ON EVERYTHING! When you put everything in your name, you are not messing up your own business, and no one can take anything from you as well. You are your own boss!

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Use Your Platform To Elevate Others

Just like someone gave Steve Harvey a shot at Showtime at the Apollo, it’s important to give back to those who want their shot as well. According to Harvey, the three ways to give others opportunities are: employment, promotion, and allowing them to promote themselves on your platform. Whether it’s social media, a podcast, or an aired talk, allow others to promote themselves to elevate their brand. When you do that, you are also elevating yourself.

Give Back

Giving back is one of the most important things to do as you become more successful. Giving back is showing gratitude to those who’ve been on your side since the beginning. For example, if you look at Steve Harvey, he has many foundations that do things like giving turkeys to the community for Thanksgiving, to taking his staff vacations for their hard work.

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Be Authentically You

When it comes to fame and success, you should never forget where you come from. Know your intentions when it comes to being an entrepreneur. If you know Steve Harvey’s story, you know that he slept in his car, on his third marriage, and worked at Ford. With his authenticity for his love of God, and his work ethic, his success followed through.

When you learn to keep your authenticity throughout your journey to entrepreneurship, it attracts those who can relate to your story and struggle. With these five lessons, you can strive for greatness!

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