People always ask what my number one piece of advice for entrepreneurs is. My answer? Never stop learning.

You don’t necessarily need a college degree or an MBA to be successful, though. I believe that there’s no substitute for experience. Every day, you’re getting better, stronger and smarter just by hustling and making things happen.

I never went to college because I couldn’t afford it, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t constantly educating myself. While working at Red Lobster, I was always listening, asking questions and learning about the business from wait staff, shift managers, and customers. I learned the fundamentals: customer service, inventory control, employee management, and more.