32 Famous Quotes all Startups and Young Entrepreneurs Must Meditate on to Succeed.

No successful entrepreneur starts something with the goal of being mildly successful, especially not the likes of Steve Jobs, Donald Trump, Innocent Chukwuma, or Richard Branson. If you truly believe that you have an amazing idea or think you can expand your business, then go for it. Do not allow procrastination to kill your dreams, act now.

Here are 32 famous quotes all startups and young entrepreneurs must ponder on in their quest to achieve great success this New Year. These quotes will inspire you to achieve great things you believe in.

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  1. Good enough never is. Set your standards so high that even the flaws are considered excellent. – Debbi Fields
  2. Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you. – Mark Cuban
  3. I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big. – Donald Trump
  4. The opportunity is in the problem. The moment I see a problem, I immediately begin to think about the opportunities that can be created by trying to solve it. – Strive Masiyiwa
  5. Anyone who stops learning is old, either at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. – Henry Ford
  6. To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it. One competitive advantage I had when I ventured into manufacturing was my brand Dangote, which I diligently built in the course of my trading commodities. – Aliko Dangote
  7. When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do. – Richard Branson
  8. If a man has not found something worth dying for, such a man is not fit to live. – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  9. A vision on its own is not enough. Hard work and dedication is required to make that vision a reality. – Strive Masiyiwa
  10. Look for problems bothering the people, research and find a solution to it, that is the easiest way to get rich. – Francis Nwokike
  11. The most meaningful way to differentiate your company from your competitors, the best way to put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage and use information will determine whether you win or lose. – Bill Gates
  12. Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession. – Mark Cuban
  13. Entrepreneurship without skills limits your growth potential. – Strive Masiyiwa
  14. There is always competition. Whatever you do, there will be competition, and you have to decide how you’re going to play. For me, I had to be the very best. I had to be the very best. Because, if I was not the very best, I would end up being number two. – Debbi Fields
  15. If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete. – Jack Welch
  16. Whether you’re a farmer, builder, or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little? innovation. – Strive Masiyiwa
  17. If you’re competitor focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering. – Jeff Bezos
  18. We look for opportunities where we can offer something better, fresher, and more valuable and we seize them. We often move areas where the customer received a poor deal and where the competition is complacent. And with our growing e-commerce activities, we also look to deliver old products in new ways. We are proactive and quick to act, often leaving bigger and more cumbersome organizations in our wake. – Richard Branson
  19. Always know the reason why you are going online per time, write down what you wish to achieve after a specific time, and work towards achieving those things. Make notes of your findings and if possible, go offline and ponder on your findings individually or as a team as it applies. – Francis Nwokike
  20. Whether you’re a farmer, builder, or engineer, the opportunities are equal: Just add a little? innovation. – Strive Masiyiwa
  21. An organization’s ability to learn and translate that learning into action rapidly is the ultimate competitive advantage. – Jack Welch
  22. Don’t be threatened by people smarter than you. – Howard Schultz
  23. Don’t try to be all things to all people. Concentrate on selling something unique that you know there is a need for, offer competitive pricing and good customer service. – Lilian Vernon
  24. Information is power, particularly when the competition ignores the opportunity to do the same. – Mark Cuban
  25. If you are working or you are running a business you have to set aside time and money to invest in your continued formal education and skills acquisition. – Strive Masiyiwa
  26. The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. – Rupert Murdoch
  27. Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. – Steve Jobsfamous quotes all startups and young entrepreneurs
  28. In carrying out your duty as a startup, you must be fast, consistent, flexible, disciplined, and dedicated. – Francis Nwokike
  29. No matter what business you are in, and no matter how small or mundane, the activities, there must be “continuous” investment in it. – Strive Masiyiwa
  30. You are either running with a vision, going on a mission, or running with a passion If you do not belong to any of these, life is reduced to burden. – Bishop David Oyedepo
  31. Your passion is a pointer to the problem you are created to solve. – Mike Murdock
  32. Sit Down and Calculate The Cost First, Don’t Just Start. – Strive Masiyiwa

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Francis Nwokike is a Social Entrepreneur and an experienced Disaster Manager. I love discussing new business trends and marketing tips. I share ideas and tips that will help you grow your business.

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