Each year the Darden School of Business highlights resilient businesses through the Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards. We asked business owners at the fourth annual awards dinner what advice they had for young people looking to go into business.


The Resilience Awards is a unique competition that highlights and supports strong, resilient businesses in some of Virginia’s most economically-challenged communities. Beating the odds, these businesses bring hope and jobs to their cities and regions, while facing obstacles that might discourage less enterprising companies. The 2013 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards video highlights 2013 finalists and winners as well as a 2011 winner.

Read more about this year’s winners here.