20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business

Writers Write is a comprehensive resource for writers. In this post, we share a selection of our favourite quotes to read before you start a business.

20 Quotes To Read Before You Start A Business

  1. Stop trying to find the formula that will instantly make your idea into a winner. Instead of being scientists the best marketers are artists. They realise that whatever is being sold is being purchased because it creates an emotional want, not because it fills a simple need. ~ Seth Godin
  2. Business is not about money. It’s about making dreams come true for others and for yourself. ~ Derek Sivers
  3. By building respect and inspiring love business can move the world. ~ Kevin Roberts
  4. The goal of business then should not be to simply sell to anyone who wants what you have, but rather to find people who believe what you believe. ~ Simon Sinek
  5. Given the chance people will buy from people who care. ~ Paco Underhill.
  6. Leaders do stuff that matters. ~ Tom Peters
  7. The most powerful narcotic in the world is the promise of belonging. ~ Kalle Lasn
  8. Don’t use language to sound like someone who knows what they’re talking about; know what you’re talking about and use language to get it said. ~ Mark Tredinnick & Geoff Whyte
  9. One must understand what people are thinking, feeling and believing in order to enchant them. ~ Guy Kawasaki
  10. The greatest competitor you’ll ever come up against is self doubt. ~John McGrath
  11. Good is the enemy of great. ~Jim Collins
  12. Values are meaningless without stories to bring them to life and engage us on a personal level. ~Annette Simmons
  13. Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do. ~Steve Farber
  14. Too many people never connect with their true talents and therefore don’t know what they are capable of achieving. ~Ken Robinson
  15. We are still in the position of waking up and having a choice. Do I make the world better today somehow, or do I not bother? ~Tom Hanks
  16. We relish news of our heroes forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too. ~ Helen Hayes
  17. Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~ Albert Einstein
  18. The person who knows how will always have a job. But the person who knows why will be his boss. ~Carl C. Wood
  19. The market for something to believe in is infinite. ~ Hugh MacLeod
  20. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. ~ Richard Branson

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Posted on: 12th June 2012