skye... your friend there is really is aiming for the sky, both literally and figuratively. He needs to understand that, at this day and age, to succeed as an entrepreneur is not as easy as in our fathers' and grandfathers' time. The business world is getting more and more complex that dreams of simple entrepreneurs to make it big become harder and harder to achieve.
However, when I say hard, it should not be confused as impossible. Your friend needs to be aware of the obstacles in his path, which unfortunately, I'm not sure anyone here can be of help unless Tony Fernandes and/or Richard Branson browse these forums.
He needs to put his mind into it for sure, but he also needs to be fully aware of the difficulties that lie in his way, or he will just stumble around like a headless chicken.