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Female Entrepreneur Sayings

Entrepreneur quotes: the word “entrepreneur” can go to hell.  It’s too long, too hard to spell, and has too many E’s.  But um, you came here looking for cute quotes on entrepreneurship, so here goes.

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

Age is something that doesn’t matter, unless you are a cheese.” – Billie Burke

“Do not focus on numbers.  Focus on doing what you do best.  It’s about building a community who want to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.” – Cassey Ho

“Only the paranoid survive.” – Andy Grove

“We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off.” – Mi Oon

“Don’t assume that borrowing lots of money can make your startup fly.  There are many things to the business other than investors, and it’s possible to succeed with your startup without breaking the bank.” – Barnaby Lashbrooke

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Sally Berger

“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

“Don’t let others convince you that the idea is good when your gut tells you it’s bad.” – Kevin Rose

“My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

“Don’t try to do everything by yourself, but try to connect with people and resources.  Having that discipline and perseverance is really important.” – Chieu Cao

“People are the most important thing.  Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.” – Adam Neumann

“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.” – Roy Ash

“Don’t get distracted.  Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world.  Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow.  So, set yourself manageable targets.” – Jas Bagniewski

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.” – Christopher Morley

“If you can offer a free tier that provides a lot of value, it will naturally help your product to spread much more rapidly.” – Melanie Perkins

“It’s necessary to find a mentor who can invest time to know your personal capabilities and business model.” – Nigel Davies

“Ignore the hype of the startups that you see in the press.  Mostly, it’s a pack of lies.  Half of these startups will be dead in a year.  So, focus on building your business so you can be the one left standing.” – Jules Pieri

“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

“You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed.  Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.” – Sean Rad

“In the age of transparency, honesty, and generosity, even in the form of an apology, generate goodwill.” – Alexander Asseily

“When in doubt, bootstrap.  Using your own personal resources is the easiest way to start a business.  You don’t have to convince investors about the merits of your idea.  You just have to convince yourself.” – Ryan Holmes

“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” – Jessica Herrin

“Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act.  It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline.  Because, in the end, people buy from people.” – Subroto Bagchi

“Fear is the disease.  Hustle is the antidote.” – Travis Kalanick

“It’s important to realize that brand is much more than a logo and slogan.  A brand is who your company is: how you function and make decisions.” – Joanna McFarland

“If you know too much before the start, then you will get overwhelmed.  Come up with an original idea, and don’t copy because there will be no passion.  You need that otherworldly passion.  Just start.” – Jeni Britton Bauer

“To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now.  If you don’t, you’re going to regret it.” – Catherine Cook

“It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.” – Paul Graham

“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?  A terrible thing, no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.” – David Ogilvy

“There’s nothing wrong with staying small.  You can do big things with a small team.” – Jason Fried

“Ideas are easy.  Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki

“Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone

“The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.” – Reid Hoffman

“An entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and a want to create.” – David Karp

“It’s not about ideas.  It’s about making ideas happen.” – Scott Belsky

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.” – Pierre Corneille

“It’s very important for entrepreneurs to look for people in the company who are not afraid of failures.  For example, intrapreneurs.  They make a business more successful by thinking like an entrepreneur – but within a company.” – Chirag Kulkarni

“There is something artificial when everyone is agreeing with each other.  It’s useful to indulge people who don’t agree, and see their viewpoint or force yourself to explain things better.” – David Sack

“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale

“No matter how many customers you have, each is an individual.  The day you start thinking of them as this amorphous ‘collection’ and stop thinking of them as people is the day you start going out of business.” – Dharmesh Shah

“You have to get good at ceding control and not taking things personally.  Even seasoned entrepreneurs have struggled with that.  I think it’s about not taking failures personally and also not taking successes personally.” – Leila Janah

“It starts with not having a hangover with the way things used to be.” – Kevin Plank

“Dear entrepreneurs, you can start a thousand businesses, launch 100 projects, and take dozens of companies public, but you only have one shot at being part of your kid’s childhood.  Your kid doesn’t care about your platform, they care about your presence.” – Jon Acuff

“The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” – Ralph Nader

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John Shedd

“Empower yourself and realize the importance of contributing to the world by living your talent.  Work on what you love.  You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.” – Catharina Bruns

“When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James

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