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20 Motivational Quotes from Business Owners

It’s tough to run a business, and we have so much respect for our clients and the great things they do in their businesses each day. So we’ve compiled a list of 20 great quotes from business owners like you to help motivate and inspire you. Read on!

1.  “I'm convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” Steve Jobs, Former Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc.

2. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.”
Ryan Allis, co-founder and CEO of iContact

3. “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, founder of Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese’s

4.“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”
Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox

5.“Fail often so you can succeed sooner.”
Tom Kelley, founder of Ideo

6. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”
Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy’s

7. "Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others." Jack Welch, CEO of General Electric

8. “The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.”
Seth Godin, founder of Squidoo

9. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

10. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”
Josh James, co-founder and CEO of Omniture, founder and CEO of Domo

11. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon

12. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group

13. “High expectations are the key to everything.”
Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

14. “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel, founder of Chanel

15. “Everything started as nothing.”
Ben Weissenstein, founder and CEO of The Entitled Group

16. “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”
Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

17. “What are the most important qualities that make a successful entrepreneur? The ability to communicate. The ability to express your idea with certainty. That’s how you become a leader even if you are unsure, your ability to explain your vision and your direction is the attribute you need the most. Articulate your idea in 90 seconds or less.” Kevin O’Leary, founder of SoftKey

18. “Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.”
William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin’ Donuts

19. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney, founder of Disney

20. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently… A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”
Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

There you have it! Let us know which quote you liked best!

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