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25 Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners

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Being an entrepreneur can be tough. While some days are great and other days are a struggle, here are some inspirational quotes that entrepreneurs and business owners can keep in their toolbox:

  1. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. – Thomas Edison
  2. You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new. – Steve Jobs
  3. The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job. – Michael Gerber
  4. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump
  5. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. – Bill Cosby
  6. Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble making individual. – Natalie Clifford Barney
  7. Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. – Mark Cuban
  8. If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.Jim Rohn
  9. Vision without action is daydreaming and action without vision is a nightmare.Anon
  10. Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. – W. Clement Stone
  11. I’ve always worked very, very hard, and the harder I worked, the luckier I got.  Alan Bond
  12. In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create. – David Ogilvy
  13. It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney
  14. Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb
  15. If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough. – Unknown
  16. If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken. – Gary Vaynerchuk
  17. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like workThomas Edison
  18. The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing – Carrie Wilkerson
  19. Its better to own the racecourse then the race horse – Unknown
  20. You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. – Reid Hoffman
  21. The very first company I started failed with a great bang. The second one failed a little bit less, but still failed. The third one, you know, proper failed, but it was kind of okay. I recovered quickly. Number four almost didn’t fail. It still didn’t really feel great, but it did okay. Number five was PayPal.” – Max Levchin
  22. The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. – Marc Benioff
  23. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. – Steve Jobs
  24. Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. – Chamfort
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About Gresham Harkless Jr.

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Gresham Harkless is a Media Consultant for Blue 16 Media and the Blogger-in-Chief for CEO Blog Nation. CEO Blog Nation is a community of blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. Started in much the same way as most small businesses, CEO Blog Nation captures the essence of entrepreneurship by allowing entrepreneurs and business owners to have a voice. CEO Blog Nation provides news, information, events and even startup business tips for entrepreneurs, startups and business owners to succeed.
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