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Starting a new business is an exciting but challenging endeavor. The journey can be filled with ups and downs, and at times it can be challenging to stay motivated and focused on your goals. That's where motivational quotes come in - they can provide the inspiration and encouragement you need to push through difficult times and keep striving towards success.

In this blog, we've compiled over 60 motivational quotes from a range of sources that are perfect for startups and new businesses. From famous entrepreneurs to business leaders and thought leaders, these quotes offer valuable insights into what it takes to succeed in business.

Whether you're looking for inspiration to overcome challenges, guidance on how to build a successful business, or simply a little motivation to keep pushing forward, these quotes are sure to help. So, let's dive in and get inspired!

69 Motivational Quotes for Startups and New Business

1. Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. -Guy Kawasaki, AllTop Co-founder

2. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. -Bill Gates, Microsoft Co-founder

3. We have a “strategic” plan its called doing things. -Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines Cofounder

4. We are our choices. Build yourself a great story. -Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

5. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. – Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

6. Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors. – Chris Dixon, Investor

7. If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. -James Cameron

8. When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. -Elon Musk, Tesla founder

9. Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me. -Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

10. The value of an idea lies in the using of it. – Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

11. It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. – Scott Belsky, Behance Co-founder

12. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. -Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder

13. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-founder

14. The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow. – Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

15. Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you. – Mark Cuban, Entrepreneur

16. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. – Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

17. It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower. – Paul Graham, YCombinator Co-founder

18. An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create. – David Karp, Tumblr founder and CEO

19. When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue. – Josh James, Omniture CEO and co-founder

20. The best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch. – Michael Arrington, TechCrunch founder

21. If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful. – Pierre Omidyar, Ebay founder and chairman

22. Stay self-funded as long as possible. – Garrett Camp, founder of StumbleUpon

23. Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success. – Biz Stone, Twitter co-founder

24. The only thing worse than starting something and failing… is not starting something. – Seth Godin, Squidoo founder, author and blogger

25. When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe. – Tom Preston-Werner, Github Co-founder

26. Turn a perceived risk into an asset. – Aaron Patzer, Mint founder

27. If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out. -Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

28. Sustaining a successful business is a hell of a lot of work, and staying hungry is half the battle. -Wendy Tan White, MoonFruit co-founder and CEO

29. Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney, J.C. Penney founder

30. There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world. — Phil Libin, Evernote CEO

31. See things in the present, even if they are in the future.” – Larry Ellison, Oracle co-founder

32. If you’re going to put your product in beta – put your business model in beta with it. – Joe Kraus, Google Ventures partner

33. You can’t make anything viral, but you can make something good. – Peter Shankman, HARO founder

34. It’s more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you. – Jason Cohen, Smart Bear Software founder

35. Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever. – Noah Everett, Twitpic founder

36. Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not. – Michael Dell, Dell chairman and CEO

37. Data beats emotions. – Sean Rad, Adly and Tinder founder

38. I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying. – Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

39. You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea. – Larry Page, Google co-founder

40. Trust your instincts. – Estee Lauder, Estee Lauder founder

41. You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down. – Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

42. All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA. -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

43. Before dreaming about the future or making plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do. -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

44. No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

45. The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. -Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn co-founder

46. I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over. -Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway chairman and CEO

47. In the end, a vision without the ability to execute it is probably a hallucination. -Steve Case, AOL co-founder

48. I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know. – Harland Sanders, KFC founder

49. Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things differently from everybody else. – Sara Blakely, SPANX founder

50. 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, Founder, Wendy’s

51. As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big. – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization president

52. Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right. – Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company founder

53. Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – Bruce Levin

54. Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me. – Arianna Huffington The Huffington Post Media Group president and EIC

55. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. – Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

56. Diligence is the mother of good luck. – Benjamin Franklin

57. You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. – Steve Case, AOL co-founder

58. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney, Disney founder

59. A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader. – Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures co-founder

60. Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. – Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions, OWN founder

61. Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down. – Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg L.P. founder

62. Always deliver more than expected. – Larry Page, Google co-founder

63. Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. – Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics founder

64. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” – Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder

65. I never took a day off in my twenties. Not one. – Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

66. Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt. – Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive co-founder

67. High expectations are the key to everything. – Sam Walton, Walmart founder

68. Don’t take too much advice. Most people who have a lot of advice to give — with a few exceptions — generalize whatever they did. Don’t over-analyze everything. I myself have been guilty of over-thinking problems. Just build things and find out if they work. – Ben Silbermann, Pinterest founder

69. You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done. – Russell Simmons, Def Jam founder

Key takeaways

Starting a new business can be an exciting, yet challenging experience. It takes determination, hard work, and a lot of persistence to turn your vision into a successful reality. However, there will be times when you may feel discouraged and need a little extra motivation to stay focused and committed to your goals.

That's where motivational quotes come in. In this blog, we've shared over 60 motivational quotes from a range of sources that can inspire and encourage entrepreneurs, startups, and new businesses.

These quotes offer insights into what it takes to succeed in business, providing inspiration to overcome challenges, and guidance on building a successful business. Remember, starting a new business is a journey, and it's important to stay focused, motivated, and committed to your goals. So, stay inspired, stay focused, and keep pushing forward – success is just around the corner!

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