Inspirational Quotes for Entrepreneurs

“Opportunists seek for a chance. Entrepreneurs make new chances.”  Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

 

“Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea.” Jack Dorsey

 

“Believe in yourself, refuse to waiver! Once you control your mind, you control your DESTINY here on earth.”  Ron Barrow

 

“Those who don’t jump will never fly.” Leena Ahmad Almashat, Harmony Letters

 

“When someone tells me “no,” it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” Karen E. Quinones Miller

 

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” Jordan Belfort

 

“When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

 

“The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”  Nolan Bushnell

 

“The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” Anthony Robbins

 

“There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.” Richard Branson

 

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Never give up on becoming an entrepreneur

I found this great infographic that made my day actually after a long busy day because it reminded me why I wanted to become an entrepreneur

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If you believe you have great Idea then take an action and start, do not give up.

Do your homework first and accept criticism.

Am not in a position to tell anyone what to do but sometimes we need encouragement to remind ourselves of our dreams, to never forget positive thinking and try positive actions too.

Sometimes you will get rejected, find out why because that will make you do better next time.

Good Luck for all of us 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk48xRzuNvA

Elevator Pitch

I would like to share my humble experience in elevator pitch with you.

Elevator pitch is a powerful way to outline your business and to get invitation to deliver a more detailed presentation.

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As entrepreneur you need to present your idea or startup to investors interested in early stage investment.

How much time do you think you need for your pitch?

Well, i thought i will have 30 minutes but actually I only had less than 2 minutes.

What are the main points that should be in the elevator pitch?

1. Describe clients pain.

2. Describe your solution.

3. Your potential Market ; be specific while addressing the market size.

For example do not say internet users, instead internet users ages between 18 – 30 from the Middle East = 5,000,000 users and the market is growing 20% every year.

4. Business Model “How do you make money” ; use simple and straight revenue streams.

5. Competitors, remember every business has competitors; describe how your business is different and better.

6. Money, you are here to raise money:

  • How much money do you need and how would you spend it : Marketing Campaign, Hiring people … etc
  • When your business will break-even

7. Summary

  • Why investors should invest in you

How Should you pitch?

  • Use simple language
  • Try to start your pitch with a simple story that will describe clients pain to create a visual image to investors.
  • Talk with confidence.
  • Practice, Practice, Practice , pitch to friends and family.

This is my first elevator pitch at ArabNet Beirut, I admit that I was a little bit nervous 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opwv3o88Ais

Why it is important to talk about your idea?

Sharing your idea with others will motivates you more to learn and understand and you will gain valuable insight and perspective.

With whom should you share your idea and how they might help:

1. Close friends and Family members that will help you see your idea from different angle and You’ll get suggestions for improvements.

2. Participate in events that aims to showcase entrepreneurs with great ideas, that will help you get exposure for your idea and get live reactions, and even connects you with someone that might help you turn your idea into reality.

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Take action. Put ideas into practice.