21 Pieces of Advice on Entrepreneurship That Will Inspire You

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker

“I consider myself an inventor first and an entrepreneur second. In real life, my hero is Thomas Edison. He was a great inventor, but also an outstanding entrepreneur who was able to sell his inventions to the masses. He didn’t just develop the light bulb; he invented the entire electric grid and power distribution system.” – Aaron Patzer

“I’d rather invest in an entrepreneur who has failed before than one who assumes success from day one.” – Kevin O’Leary

“I try not to dwell on big mistakes but to move on when I make a mistake. I make mistakes most of the times and that’s part of the risk profile being an entrepreneur. I guess one big mistake I did was not to start my own company earlier. I spent nine years working for others before starting Kazaa in 2000.” – Niklas Zennstrom

“As an entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building your brand. The ultimate goal is to set your company and your brand apart from the crowd. If you form a strategy without doing the research, your brand will barely float – and at the speed industries move at today, brands sink fast.” – Ryan Holmes

“An entrepreneur assumes the risk and is dedicated and committed to the success of whatever he or she undertakes.” – Victor Kiam

“You can’t be an entrepreneur for other people. You can’t start a company for other people. You have to love it more than you ever thought of loving something that wasn’t a human being. The demands will kick you down and rob your life – but yet, it is so rewarding.” – Blake Lively

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“I think if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve got to dream big and then dream bigger.” – Howard Schultz

“The life purpose of the true social entrepreneur is to change the world.” – Bill Drayton

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” – Richard Branson

“Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.” – Zig Ziglar

“I want to be happy. I realized that being happy isn’t necessarily about getting there, it’s how you get there. It almost sounds like a cliche, but every entrepreneur I’ve talked to – every good entrepreneur – really enjoys the ‘how you get here.'” – Ben Huh

“‘Entrepreneur ‘just denotes that you recognize that you’re doing things across disciplines and that you’re blazing your own path.” – Pharrell Williams

“I’m a freestyle creative entrepreneur. Not a businessman. I like to create ventures in which creativity stands at the centre.” – Lapo Elkann

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“Unstructured play gives kids the space they need to tinker and take risks – both vital for the budding entrepreneur.” – Darell Hammond

“What an entrepreneur does is to build for the long run. If the market is great, you get all of the resources you can. You build to it. But a good entrepreneur is always prepared to throttle back, put on the brakes, and if the world changes, adapt to the world.” – Vinod Khosla

“A successful entrepreneur can’t be afraid of failures or setbacks. An initial setback can be a great opportunity to take a new and more promising approach to any problem, to come back stronger than ever.” – John Roos

“Everyone is an entrepreneur. The only skills you need to be an entrepreneur: an ability to fail, an ability to have ideas, to sell those ideas, to execute on those ideas, and to be persistent so even as you fail you learn and move onto the next adventure.” – James Altucher

“Any entrepreneur worth their salt knows that their brand is worthless if it doesn’t somehow contribute to society or the overall good of the planet.” – Lynda Resnick

“I think a good entrepreneur has a very clear grasp of what the goal is, an unwavering sense of the goal, an utterly agile approach of getting there.” – John Katzman

“The heart of the entrepreneur can beat freely in anyone.” – Ciputra

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