Top 7 Movie Quotes To Inspire New Entrepreneurs

In today’s day and age, new businesses and companies are popping up almost on an hourly basis. However, the vast majority of those unfortunately see their demise before anyone even hears about their brand.

This typically happens due to lack of:

  • motivation,
  • freshness of ideas,
  • sheer perseverance.

If you are a strapping young lad who is thinking about joining a company, or creating his/her own business from scratch, here’s the list of our top 5 favorite business lessons we gleaned from some of the most awesome movies to ever be made.

If you manage to transfer some of these from the silver screen to your own business model, your biopic might just end up on that very silver screen in the near future.

But first things first.

7. There’s No Room For Skepticism

“Don’t tell me I can’t do it; don’t tell me it can’t be done!” – Howard Hughes (The Aviator, 2004)

Skepticism is a huge no-no, but along the way you are bound to face A LOT of naysayers. Some of them will be skeptical because the odds are against you and they will hide behind their alleged “realistic point of view.” Others will just be a little bit jelly of your enthusiasm.

Either way, Howard Hughes got it right.

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6. Don’t Fear Your Competitors, Learn From Them Instead

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” – Michael Corleone (The Godfather: Part II, 1974)

Obviously, your “enemies” here are your competitors. It’s important to have a firm grasp of the landscape you are entering and to know your market competition, both larger and smaller than you.

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5. Always Stand Up For What You Believe In

Be nice. Be nice until it is time to not be nice.” – Road House, 1989.

We must stand up for our business, our workers, our co-workers, and our customers.  Being nice in business does not always provide desired results. Oftentimes, we simply need to press our point.

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4. Be Original

“Find a truly original idea. It is the only way I will ever distinguish myself. It is the only way I will ever matter.” – John Nash (A Beautiful Mind, 2001)

Mediocre companies do ok, unique companies with original ideas become a brand. If you are going to build a company and distinguish yourself from the competition, you better do something nobody else has done before.

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3. Offer Your Customers Something They Truly Need

“I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – Don Corleone

Companies offer their customers a product or a service of some kind. Think about what you can offer your target audience that nobody else can.

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2. Don’t Give Up After You Come Across The First Obstacle

“Just keep swimming.” – Dory

Even the most successful entrepreneurs faced both good AND bad days. No matter how south your plans go, you just need to keep swimming (even if you find yourself swimming against the currents).

Check Out Finding Nemo On DVD Here

1. Don’t Just Play The Game, Change It!

“We’re going to change the game.”– Billy Beane

Speaking of swimming against the currents, this one emphasizes the boldness of startups that try to change the game. One of the biggest accomplishments an entrepreneur can achieve is not making a lot of money (you are going to die anyway, so money is pointless), it is knowing that your product, service or business is going to change the world.

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