The first step is to surround yourself with successful/motivated people.
I don't mean a hardworking average joe upper middle class, but people who you know have what it takes to be rich.
Once I got over being a lazy faggot in college, I joined some entrepreneurship & startup clubs in college.
Most of the people there were meme-tier Comp Sci faggots that wanted to work 2 hours a day and be tech billionaires, but I met a group that was actually motivated to succeed.
I studied Economics and they were mostly Mechanical Engineering majors.
We ended up starting a trucking company and getting funded $200K by the school in exchange for 20% of our company.
We didn't necessarily do anything revolutionary. The trick is to use fancy lingo to appease the intellectual penis of faculty at the school entrepreneurship center.
Our mission was to provide a greener alternative for distribution of food products, by using fuel efficient trucks. We argued that the seed capital could buy 3-4 trucks and maintenance costs would easily be covered by the money we made running our routes, which we had already gotten quoted for.
For the first 2-3 years we ran our lines ourselves, but eventually gathered up $400K of cash that we spent on leasing a large office/warehouse and to hire truckers as well as buy more trucks (the school got pissed about this but couldn't do anything as we retained 80% ownership).
We still own 80% of the firm collectively and the school can't do anything about their sunk cost of our promised "green" food distribution company.
They funded our startup costs but we retain ownership and can do whatever we want. They haven't gotten a cent from us, and there's nothing they can do about it.
This is the true redpill on business, find good management and fuck over investors. Make sure all the legal framework is in place, so they can't do anything about it. Trying to be successful on your own is why most businesses fail.