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31 Quotes About Launching a Startup (Startup Quotes)

Everyone has got ideas, while some among them are decent, others are not that good. Although your idea might be great, all great ideas can’t lead to a successful startup company.

Do you think you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? If answered yes, here are few startup quotes that will boost your spirit through your journey.

Best Business Startup Quotes

1] Take a chance even though that’s scary!

1) Josh James, Co-Founder of Omniture

When you get an idea that you can’t stop brooding over, that is definitely a great idea that you have to pursue.

2) Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

I knew that if I failed, there wouldn’t be anything to regret but I knew one thing I might ever regret is not trying at all.

3) Victoria Ransom, Co-Founder of Wildfire Interactive

Even though you may not have the appropriate idea to start off with, you can still adapt.

2] Explore the market to know where you fit in

4) Ron Conway, Noteworthy Angel Investor

Anytime can be considered as a great time to start a company.

5) Aaron Patzer, Founder of Mint

Solve a real issue. You never start a company just because you want to become an entrepreneur or the glory and fame that come with you. You become an entrepreneur to solve a real issue.

6) Tony Hsieh, Co-Founder of Zappos

If there are too many competitors in the market, even if you seem to be the best, it’s much tougher to win.

3] Know how to draft your product

7) Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook

If you simply work on things that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t always require a master plan about things will turn out.

8) Mark Twain, American Author

The secret of getting ahead is to get started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complicated overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable ones and then starting with the first one.

9) Michael Dell, Founder of Dell, Inc.

Ideas are commodity. Execution of ideas is not.

4] Locating your target audience

10) Matt Mullenweg, WordPress Founding Developer

For ideas, usage is like oxygen. This means every moment you work on some task without it being in public, it is actually dying. It is being deprived of the oxygen of the real world.

11) Jeff Atwood, Co-Founder of Stack Exchange

Writing code? That is the easiest part. Placing your application in the hands of users and creating applications that people actually want to use is the hard job.

12) Lauris Liberts, Co-founder of Draugiem Group

Grab the customers first, then build the tech. Never do it the other way round.

5] Hiring a great team

13) Sahil Lavingia, Gumroad Founder

Make something that people will want and this also includes forming a company that people would love to work for.

14) Naval Ravikant, Co-founder of AngelList

The ideal founding team is two people, with a history of working together, of similar financial standing and age, with mutual respect.

15) Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

The secret to successful hiring is to look for people who earnestly want to change the world.

6] Time to move from concept to product

16) Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator

Be apprehensive of any work that is not building your product or grabbing customers. It’s easy to get trapped into an infrastructure rewrite death spiral.

17) Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder of LinkedIn

As against waiting for an appropriate product, you should be eager to launch a minimum viable product, the thinnest product and then you iterate and develop.

18) Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder

Ideas are easy to come but implementation is hard.

19) Leah Culver, Co-Founder of Convore

Learn not to add too many features at the same time, get the core idea built and tested.

7] Collecting Feedback

20) Joel Spolsky, Co-Founder of Stack Exchange

Talk to your customers and find out what they’re looking for. Don’t pay heed to the competition as that is not relevant to you.

21) Edwards Deming, Management Consultant

Without proper data, you’re simply another person with an opinion.

22) Aaron Levie, Co-Founder of Box

You’ll learn more while talking to customers than a week of brainstorming, a month of watching competitors or a year of market research.

23) Bob Parsons, Founder of GoDaddy

Anything that is measured and supervised, improves.

24) Jay Samit, Author & Seachange CEO

Data might disappoint you at times but it never lies.

8] Modify things and retest

25) Geoff Teehan, Co-Founder of Teehan+Lax

A successful product is never perfect. It is a constant process of assessing the landscape, making tough choices and accepting the trade-offs.

26) Steve Jobs, Co-Founder of Apple

I’m convinced that around half of what differentiates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is sheer perseverance.

9] Bootstrap your company

27) Noah Everett, Founder of TwitPic

If you don’t need funding, don’t keep worrying about it. Nowadays, it is cheaper to start off with a business than ever.

28) Andrew Filev, Founder of Wrike

Bootstrapping will always help you remain honest. It offers you a clear path towards designing strong product because if you don’t build what people need and want, the money will stop coming in.

29) Tom Preston – Werner, Co-Founder of GitHub

Bootstrapping is a way of doing something regarding your problems you have without having to seek permission from someone to do them.

10] Get fund to move further

30) Biz Stone, Co-Founder of Twitter

Investors are your employees whom you can never fire. You can choose investors that you think like you.

31) Richard Harroch, Author and Venture Capitalist

It is usually tougher to raise capital than what you thought it would be and it takes longer than ever. Hence plan for that.

So, if you’re looking forward to starting your own business and yet you’re not getting the boost from within, try and motivate yourself by reading and believing in the quotes mentioned above.

It takes lot of hard work, money, dedication, sleepless nights and also some failure to become an entrepreneur.
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Ankita Neogi

Ankita Neogi Khan is a freelance writer by profession and is also a web enthusiast, a nature lover, a photographer (amateurish), a travel freak, a music lover and a fitness freak by hobby. She has done her graduation in English Literature and her Post-graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is in love with her profession of curating articles on different niches like health, fashion, finance, lifestyle, technology, business and her USP is her simple yet appealing style of writing.

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