10 Quotes for Entrepreneurs & Business Owners for Black History Month

While February is coming to an end, Black History Month was a time to celebrate the achievements of people of African decent. We decided put a list of some great quotes from entrepreneurs and business owners.

  1. Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. – Oprah Winfrey
  2. I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them. – Madam C.J. Walker, Hair-Care Business
  3. If you're a competitive person, that stays with you. You don't stop. You always look over your shoulder. – Magic Johnson, Magic Johnson Enterprises
  4. All business is personal…Make your friends before you need them. – Robert Johnson, RLJ Holdings
  5. When you have a large amount of the workforce being laid off, some of them have no other choice but to go out there and invent something. -Daymond John, Founder of FUBU
  6. There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. – Madam C.J. Walker, Hair-Care Business
  7. I don't believe in fear – I live my life without regrets. – Sean Combs, Bad Boy Records
  8. Excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. – Oprah Winfrey, HARPO
  9. ‘The harder you work, the luckier you get’’ – Mike Adenuga, Globacom
  10. Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who've never done anything because if you haven't been successful, then you don't know how it feels to lose it all. – Jay-Z, Musician

Did we miss one? Do you have a favorite quote? We would love to hear it in the comments below.


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