Thinking of starting a new business?
Although thousands of people in the UK do it each and every year, it is undoubtedly one of the most daunting steps you can take in your career. You will need enthusiasm, motivation, excellent planning skills and a healthy dose of courage. But don’t be disheartened. Experience has shown time and time again that one good idea (and a willingness to work hard) can lead to incredible growth and success.
As nerve-wracking as it may at first seem, starting a business doesn’t have to be a jump into the dark. Luckily, there have been millions of entrepreneurs who have come before us whose mistakes and successes we can learn, and grow, from.
Below are some of the best quotes on starting up a business from entrepreneurs who have gone on to make it big in their chosen fields; so read below and be inspired.
Because from small seeds grow mighty oaks.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”- Walt Disney
“To grasp the concept within a vision and to consistently tread on its path, is the beginning of a greater future.” – Wayne Chirisa
“There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.”- Seth Godin
“If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late”- Reid Hoffman
“Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset”- Sara Blakely
“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
“If you work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will work out”- Mark Zuckerberg
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverence”- Steve Jobs
“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
“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once”- Drew Houston
“Why climb the corporate ladder when you can build an elevator in your own building?” – Joshua E. Leyenhorst
“If you’re an over thinker or try to anticipate every barrier-before beginning, ask yourself, “if I had to accomplish this project in three steps or less, what would they be?” – Lisa A. Mininni
Some things you need to think about before starting a business:
- What will your business do?
- Where will it operate?
- Do I need other people or can I do it alone for a while?
- Can I fund the business myself, or do I need financial support?
- How long will it take to get the business into profit?
- Have I got what it takes to make it work?
For more information and resources, visit the specialised government site, here.