20 Entrepreneurial Quotes to Live By
For those in need of a little boost or even a little guidance to build their foundations that would help create their own enterprise, here are words to live by. Take it in, drink it all up and drive yourself towards success!
“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”- Warren Buffett
“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” - Catherine Cook, co-founder of MyYearbook.
“Even a correct decision is wrong when it was taken too late.” - Lee Iacocca, Former CEO of Chrysler
“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are asking, what’s in it for me?” - Brian Tracy, Entrepreneur and Author
“What business should you start today? One that you are passionate about, has a big market opportunity, can be up and running quickly, and that doesn’t require a lot of initial capital. Think Internet, apps, e-commerce, and mobile.” - Richard Harroch, Venture Capitalist, Author, and Entrepreneur
“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” - Jason Fried, founder of 37signal.
“Goals aren’t enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn’t much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.” - Ben Feldman, Actor
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.” - Nolan Bushnell, entrepreneur.
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." - Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.
My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: Forget about making mistakes, just do it. - Ajaero Tony Martins
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you are generally better off sticking with what you know and the third is that sometimes, your best investments are the ones you don’t make. - Donald Trump
“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” - Anthony Volodkin, founder of HypeMachine
The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. - Robert L. Schwartz
“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” - Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” - Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple.
"An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down."- Reid Hoffman
”Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99 percent perspiration.” -- Thomas Edison
“If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” - Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.” - Student (unidentified) of Warren G. Tracy
"Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice." - Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author.
Have you soaked it all in? How do you feel now? Did these help you reflect? Did it motivate you? Inspire you? Of course, twenty isn’t a big enough number to list all the great and inspiring quotes in the world, so we encourage you to share what quote or saying inspires you and gives you your daily boost.