Best 143 of Startup quotes - MyQuotes
No matter what your reason for wanting to start your own business, developing the foundation is the same. Laying a solid foundation for you business will provide you with a road map to follow as you build your business. As you work through the Start a Business Step-by-Step Workbook you will define the company’s mission, decide what business entity is right for your business, name your business, determine the pricing for your products or services, formulate your financial projections, define your competitors, survey consumers regarding your products or services, determine the marketing methods right for your business and more.
Remove this quote from your collection “Humans are born to build something outrageous.
One of the things I’ve learnt about goals is people will write them or wrong them.
In the end it's all about the Zeroes you make
Instead of waiting to start big, start small so that you can grow big
An entrepreneur without funding is a musician without an instrument.
A company’s revenue engine is a critical success factor. I had seen from my own direct experience how easy it was to get caught in silos: marketing people would just think of marketing, salespeople would just think of sales, and accounting wouldn’t think of itself as part of the revenue engine at all. Furthermore, product and the revenue engine were too often thought of completely independent of each other. The need for a more integrated approach was on my mind from the beginning. The revenue engine is a whole system. It encompasses a diverse set of integrated components, each doing its part to advance the system’s purpose. The engine is not just comprised of marketing and sales— it includes product, accounting, and the underlying technology and data infrastructure required to keep everything flowing. It involves people, tools, workflow, and metrics. Its purpose is to optimize reach, conversion, and expansion of customer spend. I call my revenue engine model “the bowtie schema.” It was the product of continuous iteration. As I interacted with marketing and sales practitioners and waded through the research, the model slowly emerged. The final model conveys not just the product and customer journey across the bowtie, but also the foundational layers that support that journey-- the interaction between people tools, workflow, and metrics that make it all happen. The most basic question a CEO must answer is whether the product has achieved a value breakthrough. Without that, the revenue engine is irrelevant. Once product-market fit is confirmed, the next step is to clearly identify your ideal customer profile (ICP) and your business model. This includes the lifetime value (LTV) profile of your company. Assuming a strong product, a clear ICP, and a solid understanding of the constraints composed by your unit economics, the path forward is clear. Then, the focus will turn to uplifting the maturity of your revenue engine and scaling it efficiently.
You need to become intimately acquainted with the value of adding value.
At least half the job of CEO is communication - because of human nature. People fear what they don't know. If the board wasn't hearing that things were going well, they assumed that things must be going badly.
Ideas become reality. once you hit that reality, you get a new idea. it's a virtuous upward spiral. However, the majority are satisfied living within the idea of the reality instead of the reality of the idea.
The difference between successful and unsuccessful people is that successful ones know that the most unprofitable thing ever manufactured is an excuse.
Be creative while inventing ideas, but be disciplined while implementing them.
To be humble is to be teachable. Meek, not weak. The most humble people are the most aggressive leaders. Aggressive because to be truly taught, is to sincerely do. To lead. To start. To achieve. Willingly and urgently doing the work to make change.
If you're scared of choosing the wrong idea to start, you're going to keep yourself from starting altogether.
If you focus on the strength of the team, you will begin to find work as a positive challenge.
The business world is littered with the fossils of companies that failed to evolve. Disrupt or be disrupted. There is no middle ground.
If you can’t develop a lot of paying customers for your product, you don’t really have a business to build.
Startups don't just die, they commit suicide
Starting a business with brother either ends business or ends brotherhood.
if you begin, you win.
Business is still more often about whom you know, not what you know.
But between the founding and the actual PayPal, it was just this tug-of-war where it was like, 'We're trying this, this week." Every week you go to investors and say, "We're doing this, exactly this. We're really focused. We're going to be huge." The next week you're like, "That was a lie.
Rebels revel in rewriting reality's restrictions.
I call my revenue engine model “the bowtie schema.” It was the product of continuous iteration. As I interacted with marketing and sales practitioners and waded through the research, the model slowly emerged. The final model conveys not just the product and customer journey across the bowtie, but also the foundational layers that support that journey-- the interaction between people tools, workflow, and metrics that make it all happen.
If you can imagine a solution, you can make it happen.
<...> I think we didn't know what we were doing. I think the hallmark of a really good entrepreneur is that you're not really going to build one specific company. The goal—at least the way I think about entrepreneur- ship—is you realize one day that you can't really work for anyone else. You have to start your own thing. It almost doesn't matter what that thing is. We had six different business plan changes, and then the last one was PayPal.
Succeed despite the odds, and they’ll say it was a fluke. Fluke it up anyway.
Smart entrepreneurs learn that they must fail often and fast.
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Two questions I'm pondering: 1. If money didn't exist, would you still chase your dreams? 2. If money didn't exist, would you still keep your job? If the answer is "YES" to both, you're on track. If the answer is "NO" to either, what needs to change?
CEOs will gladly overpay for a company if the acquisition enables them to keep their jobs.
Success doesn't teach as many lessons as failure
Disruption isn't about what happens to you, it's about how you respond to what happens to you.
Yesterday is a pile of rubble. Today is a pile of opportunity. Life takes a new dump each morning
It's called entrepreneurSHIP, not entrepreneurSTAY. Don't wait. Just ship.
Regret nothing. Everything broken can be remade. And everything remade can once again be broken
Consumers love novelty; businesses just call it risk
You can truly have it all, just not all at the same time.
No one who ever led a nation got there by following the path of another.
Investing in a startup does not make you an entrepreneur any more than buying a grand piano makes you a concert pianist.
We are not creators; only combiners of the created. Invention isn't about new ingredients, but new recipes. And innovations taste the best.
Perfectionism is a disease. Procrastination is a disease. ACTION is the cure.
An idea that does not take some risks, is probably an idea not worth taking.
Uninspired leaders can't inspire.
Paul Buchheit: Then you have what we do with PCs, and that's technically pretty challenging—to take this big network of machines that are unreliable and build a big, reliable storage system out of it.
QUIT = Quickly Uphold Important Things
Today, with a cellphone, Internet connectivity and a name, you can know anything about anyone who ever did anything you are interested in.
Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner.
The revenue engine is a whole system. It encompasses a diverse set of integrated components, each doing its part to advance the system’s purpose. The engine is not just comprised of marketing and sales— it includes product, accounting, and the underlying technology and data infrastructure required to keep everything flowing. It involves people, tools, workflow, and metrics. Its purpose is to optimize reach, conversion, and expansion of customer spend.
Creating a brand is not a one-time affair. Your brand lays the foundation for a long-term relationship with your client, which will succeed or fail based on whether your products and behavior deliver what your clients have been led to expect. If you fail to live up to the values you profess to represent, your brand will fail.