10 Entrepreneur Quotes to Motivate Small Business Owners

November 23rd, 2020

Last week there were two days celebrating entrepreneurs, National Entrepreneurship Day and Women's Entrepreneurship Day. It was a great week to celebrate the determination and hard work of entrepreneurs that have built their businesses from nothing. Each shop that uses shopVOX started with an entrepreneur that took a risk to open their business. 2020 has been a challenging year for business owners due to the mandates made by the governors and mayors. Many are struggling to find and afford new ways to run their businesses. Motivation from other business owners can help inspire and give a boost of energy and creativity. Check out these quotes to inspire: 

"If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life." - Brian Chesky, Co-founder of Airbnb

"Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world. Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow. So, set yourself manageable targets." - Jas Bagniewski, Co-Founder of Eve Sleep

"My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions." - Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder of Care.com

"Five days a week, I read my goals before I go to sleep, and when I wake up. There are 10 goals around health, family, and business with expiration dates, and I update them every six months." - Daymond John, founder of FUBU

"If something is important enough, or you believe something is important enough, even if you are scared, you will keep going." - Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.” - Richard Branson, founder Virgin Group

“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 Amazon

“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” - Sara Blakely, founder SPANX

“When times are bad is when the real entrepreneurs emerge.” - Robert Kiyosaki, founder Cashflow Technologies Inc

“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 Wendy’s. 

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