The myth of the lone-wolf entrepreneur is a popular one, but most successful business owners get by with more than a little from their friends, employees, suppliers, investors, customers—you get the picture. When that help comes in the form of advice, the wisdom is as broad-ranging as the people who offer it—which goes to show just how many different challenges and opportunities a business owner will face.

So it’s no surprise that when asked the leaders of five vibrant, award-winning businesses to share the best business advice they have ever received, the answers were alike in only one way: each nugget of wisdom played a crucial role in the success of their companies.

For more insights from Canada’s top entrepreneurs, view the rest of the Lessons From Leaders video series.

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