The time to start something new has always been right. You may have ignored the signs for too long. If you are really ready to start a new project, don’t wait for too long. Start doing and stop talking or thinking about starting.
These are some of the most inspiring quotes on starting a new business.
1. “No matter what your reason for wanting to start your own business, developing the foundation is the same. Laying a solid foundation for your business will provide you with a road map to follow as you build your business. As you work through the Start a Business Step-by-Step Workbook, you will define the company’s mission, decide what business entity is right for your business, name your business, determine the pricing for your products or services, formulate your financial projections, define your competitors, survey consumers regarding your products or services, determine the marketing methods right for your business, and more.” –Jeanne A. Estes, author of Start a Business Step-by-Step Workbook
2. “The problem is that many entrepreneurs start with good intentions to create a new mindset system but then slack off. The solution is to make that system part of your daily routine.” –Lisa A. Mininni, president of ExcellerateAssociates.com
3. “In order to be a success in business, there is one thing you must do. You cannot be successful without it. That is work. I have not told you anything new. Everyone knows that you cannot be successful in anything without work. Why doesn’t everyone work? Because some lack the one thing that makes men want to work: enthusiasm. That is something no one can give you. You must acquire it yourself, and the only way that you can become enthusiastic about anything is to have a thorough knowledge of it. You have never seen an enthusiastic man who was lazy.” –Thomas J. Watson, CEO of IBM
4. “You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it.” –Harold S. Geneen
5. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the nonsuccessful ones is pure perseverance.” –Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple
6. “There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company, from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” –Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and Sam’s Club
7. “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
8. This is one of the true benefits of being an entrepreneur… When you create something, whether it is art or an app or a company, it may be hard – it IS hard – but it is not work. It is your opportunity to be you. To pursue a passion and purpose that is yours. To be free.
9. Start. Move, make, create, ship, do. Just start. That’s what entrepreneurs do. They start. They start something. Sometimes it is something big. Sometimes it is a big failure. Either way, they got sh** done.
10. “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 of Spanx
11. “Execution really shapes whether your company takes off or not. A lot of people start out with an exciting thing and they want to take over the world, but really the people who do take over the world have a good plan of how to get there and the steps along the way.” –Pete Cashmore, founder of Mashable
12. “Whatever you do, be different. That was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” –Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop
13. “Never give up: They said Neil Armstrong wouldn’t land on the moon. That Newton couldn’t discover gravity. Or that Snapchat would never work.”-Aaron Levie, Founder of Box
14. “Success and profitability are outcomes of focusing on customers and employees, not objectives.” –Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group
15. If you’re trying to do something impossible, something new and hard, then you should expect it to be a long wait before anyone notices. “Good ideas have lonely childhoods”