116 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Start A Side Hustle Or Business

116 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Start A Side Hustle Or Business

Looking for Motivation Quotes For Starting A Business?

Every new business needs quality and hard work, but it can be challenging to do so. For that reason, motivation is very important and the following quotes will inspire you to start your business or side hustle.

Some entrepreneurs develop their reason for starting a business at a small age, while some years by working as salaried corporate life before moving on to entrepreneurship. In any case, the most important reason why they want to start their own business is to become their own boss and make their own decision.

Whether you’re looking for motivation, a witty Instagram caption, or something to win over your team and customers, we have you covered.

We put together a list of 116 quotes on Start A Business.

Here they are:


List of Inspiring Starting New Business Quotes

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” — Charles Darwin

“Every time we launch a feature, people yell at us.” — Angelo Sotira

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” — Henry David Thoreau

“Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” — Michael Arrington

“Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” — Tim O’Reilly

“Nothing works better than just improving your product.” — Joel Spolsky

“Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.” — Noah Everett

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” — Babe Ruth

“Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” — Wayne Huizenga

“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” — Zig Ziglar

“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” — David Karp

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does — that makes you a winner right there.” — Venus Williams

“Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work.” — Ben Silbermann

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” — Reid Hoffman

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.” — Robert Collier

“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

“If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” — Jeff Bezos

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” — Colin Powell

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.” — Stephen Hawking

“It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.” — Jason Cohen

“Always deliver more than expected.” — Larry Page

“Always think outside the box and embrace opportunities that appear, wherever they might be.” — Lakshmi Mittal

“You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good.” — Peter Shankman

“Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” — Tony Hsieh

“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” — Lisa Stone

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” — Japanese Proverb

“Stay self-funded as long as possible.” — Garrett Camp

“I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” — Thomas Jefferson

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney

“Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” — Biz Stone

“If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”— Steve Jobs

“There is no substitute for hard work.” — Thomas Edison

“In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination.” — Steve Case

“So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — Caterina Fake

“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” — Reid Hoffman

“Ideas are commodities. Execution of them is not.” — Michael Dell

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.” — Oprah Winfrey

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” — Socrates

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” — Ingvar Kamprad

“All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.” — Reid Hoffman

“Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” — Jack Dorsey

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

“Do not play games that you don’t understand, even if you see lots of other people making money from them.” — Tony Hsieh

“Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind.” — Roy T. Bennett

“You Are Never Too Old To Set Another Goal Or To Dream A New Dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Every day that we spent not improving our products was a wasted day.” — Joel Spolsky

“Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” — Jeffrey Zeldman

“There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.” — Heather Bresch

“No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It’s a struggle to save your company’s life – and your own skin – every day of the week.” — Spencer Fry

“I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

“If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.” — Ryan Freitas

“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” — Golda Meir

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” — Colin Powell

“Diligence is the mother of good luck.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely on my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.” — Daniel Pink

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” — Guy Kawasaki

“Lean forward into your life. Begin each day as if it were on purpose.”? - Mary Anne Radmacher

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley

“Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the upmarket.” — Jason Calacanis

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” — Reid Hoffman

“Data beats emotions.” — Sean Rad

“If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”— Pierre Omidyar

“You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.” — Larry Page

“We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

“No great achiever – even those who made it seem easy – ever succeeded without hard work.” — Jonathan Sacks

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” — Oprah Winfrey

“Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” — Mark Pincus

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” — Josh James

“I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one.” — Bill Gates

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.” – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?” — Jill Konrath

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” — Bill Gates

“The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” — Colin R. Davis

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” — Harry Golden

“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’” — Tom Preston-Werner

“If you can’t fly then run. If you can’t run, then walk. And, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” — Tony Hsieh

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” — Steve Jobs

“Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” — Anthony Volodkin

“Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you’re looking for.” — Kyle Bragger

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” – William Feather

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”– Michael Jordan

“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.” — Paul Rand

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”? George Bernard Shaw

“Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” — Howard Schultz

“A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” — Fred Wilson

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”– Samuel Beckett

“When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho

“Anything that is measured and watched, improves.” — Bob Parsons

“There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” — Jason Fried

“See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” — Larry Ellison

“Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” — Mark Cuban

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”? - Maya Angelou

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

“If you define yourself by how you differ from the competition, you’re probably in trouble.” — Omar Hamoui

“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” — Bill Gates

“Today’s Accomplishments Were Yesterday’s Impossibilities.” – Robert H. Schuller

“I try not to make any decisions that I’m not excited about.” — Jake Nickell

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” — Scott Belsky

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton

“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” — Chris Dixon

“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.” – Sir Claus Moser

“You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can’t, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don’t give up.” — Chuck Yeager

“If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” — Mark Zuckerberg

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas Edison

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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