It is not a cakewalk to become an entrepreneur. Whether you are in the early stages of your startup or you have just secured funding, there will always be a bunch of people who will keep on asking you whether it was a right decision to become an entrepreneur.
At some or the other point of your journey, you will like quitting and throwing up. So, instead of giving up, keep your head up and have a look at following 23 quotes by entrepreneurs for the aspiring ones to motivate them during their bumpy ride.
“Every time you think you want to give up, you should know that you can go on for another month.”
Deep Kalra is the co- founder at MakeMyTrip, an Indian online travel company. (image via)
“Scale is important for a startups. Think big, but take one day at a time”
Kunal Bahl is the co-founder and CEO at Snapdeal, an Indian ecommerce company based in New Delhi.
“Never hire someone to do initial sales, Infact you must acquire your first 100 customers yourself.”
Shashank ND is the founder and CEO at Practo, Bengaluru-based online healthcare platform. (via)
“Don’t be jerk, even if you are brilliant, don’t be a brilliant jerk.”
Girish Mathrubootham is the founder and CEO at Freshdesk, a cloud-based customer engagement software provider. (via)
“Stay close to the ground, focus on the customers. Buzzwords can often be misleading”
Alok Mittal is an active angel investor and Co-founder at Indifi Technologies, a fintech startup.
“Avoid jumping into an unfamiliar market without understanding all the nuances of the business.”
Nitin Motwani is the co-founder at BookMyForex, an online marketplace for foreign currency exchange and international remittances.
“If you’re fighting an ingrained problem always be ready to face the challenges and the resistance that come with it.”
Akhil Saraf is the founder at Loyalie, a digital loyalty rewards and advanced marketing platform.
“Don’t do a startup just because it is cool. Clarity of mind is the prerequisite for any startup and one must possess far-sightedness and passion to succeed.”
Dinesh Agarwal is the founder and CEO at IndiaMART.com, an ecommerce company that provides B2C, B2B and customer to customer sales services.
“I look forward to the day when the internet will show more results of women-led businesses and opportunities rather than stereotyping them as people who are interested only in cooking, parenting and shopping sites.”
Sairee Chahal is the founder and CEO at SHEROES, a career destination for women professionals.
“There lies a vast difference between a “new idea” and a “great idea.” In other words, Is there a market for product, when you’ve run through the three “f’s” of bootstrap financing, family, friends and fools.”
Bruce Schwack is the co-founder and Director Communications at Netmeds.com, an online pharmacy based in Chennai.
“Focus on the basic. Hustle your way through. Work hard and play hard.”
Abhiraj Bhal is the co-founder at UrbanClap, one stop destination for all urban lifestyle services.
“Before building a business, entrepreneurs should always ask themselves if they would have invested in this business idea had they had the money. And unless the answer is yes, they should keep reworking on their strategy.”
Saahil Goel is the CEO & Co-Founder of BigFoot Retail Pvt. Ltd
“Alluring it may seem to kick-start a business from scratch, living it, owning it and nurturing it as your own baby, each success comes with its own share of pain and sacrifices.”
Samar Singla is the CEO and founder at Jugnoo, a hyperlocal on-demand multi-service provider startup based out of Chandigarh.
“Entrepreneurship is by far the toughest career path to pursue. It’s a long race so don’t look for shortcuts.”
Prateek Bhargava is the CEO and founder at Mindler, a technology driven platform that helps students and parents to choose career path.
“An idea is only as good as the execution and to execute effectively, you need a good team that shares your passion and one that trusts your vision.”
Sonya Hooja is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at Imarticus Learning, a financial services and analytics institute.
“Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride where the highs are very high and lows are very low. The only key to pass through is BELIEF – in yourself, the opportunity and your people.”
Devesh Rai is the CEO and founder at Wydr, a mobile-first wholesale B2B marketplace.
“Work on the 4Ps, the product, the pricing, the place, the promotions and most importantly know your target group well. Focus on one niche and choose the product that makes a difference in people’s lives.”
Vishwas Shringi is the co-founder at Voylla Fashions Pvt. Ltd, a fashion jewelry brand launched in May 2012 .
“The choices we make today don’t need to make sense looking forward. And when we look back in the rear view mirror of life, everything will make sense. All you need is to trust yourself, listen to your gut and follow your dream.”
Akshay Verma is the co- founder at FITPASS, a platform for fitness enthusiasts.
“The founders or entrepreneur cannot do everything on their own, so one needs to build a team, who can understand his/her vision & are equally passionate about bringing the idea to a reality.”
Arun Kumar is the founder and CEO at Xenture Technologies, a company which is geographically local yet with global standards.
“Be Passionate about your vision. Your Passion should be Contagious.”
Sameer Grover, founder and CEO at Crownit, local merchant discovery and privileges platform.
The quality of man-power is definitely important, but quantity isn’t – you can do big things with a small team.’
Mayank Bhangadia, co-founder and CEO at Roposo, the social media platform for fashion addicts.
“Perseverance, constant research and continuous evolving is the key. What matters is how one responds to all the micro economic and macro economic factors and evolves and this happens through constant research.”
Dhruv Suyamprakasam, founder and CEO at iCliniq – an online doctor consultation platform that brings doctors and patients together in real time.
Simply trying to replicate a successful idea from the US fails in India most of the times. So, focus on building real businesses and remember the fundamentals of adding value to your customer, make more money than you spend and build an organisation that can do it better than anyone else in the market.
Rishi Das is the Co-founder & Chairman at Indiqube, a platform that creates a right business environment for emerging companies to thrive by providing space to grow with key growth drivers like scalability and flexibility.