Believe it or not, it has been three years since we last posted an article full of quotes from entrepreneurs. Previously, we shared motivational quotes to inspire business owners and Pixar quotes with lessons that apply for small business. Now, we’re looking to the Founders and CEOs of some of 2016’s most innovative companies for startup pearls of wisdom. From Airbnb to Whisper, our alphabetical order list of 19 quotes are sure to encourage all entrepreneurs no matter what stage they’re in with their small business to keep pursuing their dreams. (And how did we settle on the number 19, anyway? We pulled it from today’s date — a happy coincidence.)
Small businesses are an important part of the American landscape. They’re a major driver of the American economy – 55% of all jobs are created by small business – and the entrepreneurial spirit is as much of a part of our culture as baseball and apple pie. Here at MyCorp, we thought it’d be great to celebrate our upcoming Independence Day by featuring some of our favorite quotes about entrepreneurial independence!
“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.” —Henry Ford, Founder of the Ford Motor Company
Whether you’re a seasoned business owner with years of experience under your belt or an aspiring entrepreneur making your way across a sometimes treacherous landscape, it is always good to know you’re not alone. And one way that you can find that commonality with others is through inspirational quotes.
Quotes have the power to encourage us, to get us through the rough patches and celebrate those hard-won successes! So with 2014 right around the corner, I have gathered some tidbits of knowledge and encouragement from a wide range of leaders, visionaries and people who through perseverance and unwavering vision became a success.
1. “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart
2. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dream, discover.” – Mark Twain
Happy Monday everyone. As I sat here wondering what to write this blog post about, I reflected on an episode of The Simpsons I watched wherein Homer, in his new position as food critic, cries out “Aaw! it’s so hard to get to 500 words…” while attempting to write a review. I then realized how useful much of what Homer has said and done can be when applied to small businesses. So, as some easy reading this Monday, here are five business tips courtesy of Homer J. Simpson. (more…)