Many entrepreneurs may struggle with their franchise because they lack business experience or business acumen. However, the following five quotes from top business leaders will provide inspiration and information to anyone who wants to start a franchise.
Steve Jobs was one of the most influential entrepreneurs and visionaries who helped revolutionize technology and how people access digital media and information. Steve Jobs famously said, “your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” This means that many people become entrapped in the destructive and narrow minded viewpoints of other people. As a result, they are imprisoned by second-hand ignorance and resistance to change. Steve Jobs did this and so much more. In the end, he transformed how people and technology interact.
Bill Gates is equally as important as Steve Jobs, but in different ways. Mr. Gates’ led the creation of his company Microsoft, which created the personal computer industry. In fact, their products and services are the golden standard for both personal and commercial computer programs. Bill Gates famously said, “it’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” In other words, business people must have a level head when it comes to dealing with their success.
Warren Buffett is considered to be the most successful investor in all business history. His advice and decisions are valued by millions of investors, business people and even franchises around the country. Mr. Buffet famously said, “it takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.” This means that entrepreneurs must consider PR management and corporate social responsibility (CSR) to be among their top priorities.
Jeff Bezos is the CEO and chairman Amazon, which is the largest online retailer in the world. Amazon was one of the first companies to embrace e-commerce and as a result, they are the global e-commerce leader. Mr. Bezos famously said, “you don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” This means that people shouldn’t force themselves to engage in activities that they aren’t truly committed to. Instead, they should find empowerment through following their interests and inspirations.
Henry Ford, the entrepreneur who created the American car industry, famously said that “whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” While this adage is old, it still rings true today. Entrepreneurs must understand that their attitude will determine their personal and business future.
In the end, all entrepreneurs should seek and follow the wisdom of successful business moguls. Doing so will help them follow their dreams and intuitions, develop their professional skills and adapt to market changes.