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Quotes About Startups

A Collection of Quotes About Startups

“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

“Write your executive summary of where you want to take your business, and why your business idea will be successful.” – Timi Nadela

“Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.” – Michael Dell

“It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you thought it would be, and it always takes longer. So plan for that.” – Richard Harroch

“If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

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

“Rhetorical question: Did you get to where you are by accepting the status quo?
I didn’t.” – Richie Norton

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

“When you were making excuses someone else was making enterprise.” – Amit Kalantri

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

“No growth hack, brilliant marketing idea, or sales team can save you long-term if you don’t have a sufficiently good product.” – Sam Altman

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston

“The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” – Michael Arrington

“The product that wins is the one that bridges customers to the future, not the one that requires a giant leap.” – Aaron Levie

“You need three things to create a successful startup: to start with good people, to make something customers actually want, and to spend as little money as possible.” – Paul Graham

“Starting your own business is like riding a roller coaster. There are highs and lows and every turn you take is another twist. The lows are really low, but the highs can be really high. You have to be strong, keep your stomach tight, and ride along with the roller coaster that you started.” – Lindsay Manseau

“Mistakes will not end your business. If you are nimble and willing to listen to constructive criticism you can excel by learning and evolving.” – Meridith Valiando Rojas

“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway

“As an entrepreneur, you have to be OK with failure. If you’re not failing, you’re likely not pushing yourself hard enough.” – lexa von Tobel

“Entrepreneurship is all about making life easier for humanity, while money becomes a bye-product.” – Auliq-Ice

“The only predictable thing about startups is their unpredictability.” – Max Levchin

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

“he strategy is to first know what you don’t know, the tactic is to grind, and the value is to remember: there are plenty of places to innovate.” – David Friedberg

“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

“Competing on price is what leaves most startup brands bankrupt.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” – Victoria Ransom

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham

“The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something.” – Seth Godin

“Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t let the bastards get you down.” – Michael Bloomberg

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

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” – Donald Trump

“Freedom rings when you realize you can become what you never thought you could become.” – Richie Norton

“I think not focusing on money makes you sane, because in the long run it can probably drive you crazy.” – Kevin Systrom

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson

“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

“Startups don’t just die, they commit suicide.” – Takudzwa Razemba

“Until you become so passionate about you and your business no one will. You are your first cheerleader and business promoter.” – Bernard Kelvin Clive

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

“Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle.” – Wendy Tan White

“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.” – Russell Simmons

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

“If you aren’t embarrassed by the first version of your product, you shipped too late.” – Reid Hoffman

“If everything you do needs to work on a three-year time horizon, then you’re competing against a lot of people. But if you’re willing to invest on a seven-year time horizon, you’re now competing against a fraction of those people. Just by lengthening the time horizon, you can engage in endeavors that you could never otherwise pursue.” Jeff Bezos

“It doesn’t matter where you start only that you begin.” – Sravani Saha Nakhro

“Most startups eventually pivot to adjust to what the market is telling them.” – Alejandro Cremades

“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

“For any creative thought to be contagious, it must first be worthy of a sneeze.” – Ryan Lilly

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

“Love is the surprising emotion that company builders cannot ignore.” – Brian de Haaff

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