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The 50 Best Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice You’ll Ever Hear

The 50 Best Pieces of Entrepreneurial Advice You’ll Ever Hear Blog Feature

July 21st, 2014 min read

The_50_best_pieces_of_entrepreneurial_advice_youll_ever_hearThere's no finite formula for success.

While some businesses are fortunate enough to take off over night, most entrepreneurs are no stranger to the little victories. The small wins that continue to fuel their business journey over time.

While becoming an overnight sensation sounds appealing, it's the mistakes, the struggles, the trial and error, and the moments of weakness that allow brilliant ideas to emerge. 

It's the attention to customer expectations and satisfaction that frame the foundation for profitable products and services. 

In an attempt to provide a guiding light for people looking to grow their businesses, we've scraped the Internet clean to compile a list of insights and expertise from entrepreneurs of all ages, industries, and backgrounds. 

Below you'll find the 50 best pieces of entrepreneurial advice you'll ever hear. 

 

"Have the fortitude to look at criticism as constructive, rather than something to make you quit." - Veronika Scott [Click to Tweet]

"The greatest competitive advantage in life and business is self-awareness." - Scott Belsky [Click to Tweet]

"We buy a lot of things for the stories behind them, so show your scars." - Josh Long [Click to Tweet]

"You can't just know a thing, master it, and then rest on your ass." - Baratunde Thurston [Click to Tweet]

"A lot of the best work I’ve ever done started out as something completely different." - Merlin Mann [Click to Tweet]

"Anyone can release something, but it's much harder to polish and refine it over time." - Jason Fried [Click to Tweet]

"In some weird way, I think we need failure to keep us adhered to our proper path." - Brad Smith [Click to Tweet]

"Who can I impact today and in what way that in 4 years from now, they'll be glad I did?" - Seth Godin [Click to Tweet]

"Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that. " - Anthony Volodkin  [Click to Tweet]

"The more informative your advertising, the more persuasive it will be. " - David Ogilvy [Click to Tweet]

"The secret to successful hiring is this: Look for people who want to change the world. " - Marc Benioff [Click to Tweet]

"You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. " - Reid Hoffman [Click to Tweet]

"It's not about how many years of experience you have. It's about the quality of your years. " - Jacob Cass [Click to Tweet]

"The earlier you start, the more time you have to mess up. " - Emil Motycka [Click to Tweet]

"Trust your idea enough to know that it can challenge the status quo." - Arlyn Davich [Click to Tweet]

"You demonstrate your best-in-the-world status by using your brain to create best-in-the-world content for your business." - Brian Halligan [Click to Tweet]

"As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big." - Donald Trump [Click to Tweet]

"Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don't tell." - Lisa Stone [Click to Tweet]

"Successful people are always looking for an opportunities to help others." - Brian Tracy [Click to Tweet]

"If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken." - Gary Vanyerchuk [Click to Tweet]

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance." - Debbi Fields [Click to Tweet]

"Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best." - John C Maxwell [Click to Tweet]

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon [Click to Tweet]

"The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning." - Guy Kawasaki [Click to Tweet]

"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn [Click to Tweet]

"Get big quietly, so you don't tip off your competitors." - Chris Dixon [Click to Tweet]

"Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving." - David Ogilvy [Click to Tweet]

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions." - Catherine Cook [Click to Tweet]

"The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg [Click to Tweet]

"You'll fail ten times before every success." - Adam Horwitz [Click to Tweet]

"Great products sell themselves." - @KevinSystrom [Click to Tweet]

"If it doesn't sell, it isn't creative." - David Ogilvy [Click to Tweet]

"Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time." - @StanleyTang [Click to Tweet]

"Start today, not tomorrow. If anything, you should have started yesterday" - Emil Motycka [Click to Tweet]

"My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself" - Richard Branson [Click to Tweet]

"Don't put a ceiling on yourself." - Oprah Winfrey [Click to Tweet]

"Playing it safe is risky." - Seth Godin [Click to Tweet]

"People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it." - Simon Sinek [Click to Tweet]

"My acronym is WWSJW: What Would Steve Jobs Do?" - Aaron Levie [Click to Tweet]

"Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I'll show you a person who never did anything." - William Rosenberg [Click to Tweet]

"If you ever find that you're the most talented person in the room, you need to find another room." - Austin Kleon [Click to Tweet]

"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." - Malcolm Gladwell [Click to Tweet]

"Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant." - Dharmesh Shah [Click to Tweet]

"Everything I've done, I've made up. Some of that might have been right; most of it was probably wrong. " - Biz Stone [Click to Tweet]

"Know your business and your industry better than anyone else in the world. " - Mark Cuban [Click to Tweet]

"I've been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have." - Russell Simmons [Click to Tweet]

 
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