Inspiring Quotes for Entrepreneurs Launching or Growing a Small Business

Some days, the busy, and possibly overwhelmed entrepreneur needs to slow down and refocus. It may sound trite, but the right quote can give you direction, ideas and inspiration.

The SmartBiz Loans® team has curated inspiring words of wisdom to help you get motivated.
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Chris Brogan is an author, journalist, marketing consultant and speaker considered to be a social media guru. Chris runs one of the most influential blogs worldwide covering business, social media and advertising. Follow him on Twitter here:

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Seth Godin is a writer, a speaker and a self-described agent of change. He’s the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. His blog is one of the most popular in the world.

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Sir Richard Branson describes himself on Twitter as a “Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality.” Branson had an entrepreneurial spirit from a very early age. At 16, he founded a magazine, in 1970, he set up a mail-order record business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson’s Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. This guy knows business and has lots of inspiring content on his twitter feed.

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Nick Woodman is an American businessman, philanthropist and the founder and CEO of GoPro. Woodman’s first venture as a businessman was to sell t-shirts at high school football games to raise money for his high school surfing club. After college, he founded two unsuccessful startups but soon rocketed to success by launching GoPro.

Woodman’s sacrifices (he moved back in with his parents – Yeeow!) paid off big when his company went public. He even rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock market. We’re guessing that his parents are proud – and relieved.

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Scott Belsky, entrepreneur, author and investor has 7.5k Twitter followers. He co-founded Behance in 2006, and served as CEO until Adobe acquired the company in 2012. He gave a popular Ted Talk, “How To Avoid The Idea Generation Trap”.

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Tim Fargo posts tons of great content on his Twitter feed, followed by almost a half of a million people. He’s an author, keynote speaker, angel investor and entrepreneur. Fargo is best known for co-founding insurance fraud investigative company that became the second biggest insurance fraud investigative company in the United States, acquired by First Advantage in 2003 for $20 million.

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