35 Richard Branson Quotes on Entrepreneurship & Business

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Entrepreneur and businessman Sir Richard Branson is the man behind the Virgin group of companies, with over 400 companies under this brand.  From a high school dropout to a net worth of $5 billion, Sir Richard Branson sure knows a thing or two about running successful businesses!

In this collection of 35 inspirational quotes from Sir Richard Branson, we will be focusing on the themes of entrepreneurship, business, success, failure and life. Which quote inspires you the most?

35 Inspirational Quotes on Business and Entrepreneurship from Sir Richard Branson

On Business

1. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”– Richard Branson

2. “One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.”– Richard Branson

3. “A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson

A business has to be involving – Richard Branson Quote - Mindset2Millions

4. “As much as you need a strong personality to build a business from scratch, you also must understand the art of delegation. I have to be good at helping people run the individual businesses, and I have to be willing to step back. The company must be set up so it can continue without me.” – Richard Branson

5. “The brands that will thrive in the coming years are the ones that have a purpose beyond profit.” – Richard Branson

6. “To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.” – Richard Branson

7.Business is what concerns us. If you care about something enough to do something about it, you’re in business.– Richard Branson

8. “Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” – Richard Branson

On Failure

9. “Learn from failure. If you are an entrepreneur and your first venture wasn’t a success, welcome to the club!” – Richard Branson

10. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”– Richard Branson

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11. “If you don’t succeed at first, there’s no need for the F word (Failure). Pick yourself up and try, try again.”– Richard Branson

On Entrepreneurship

12. “Entrepreneurship is about turning what excites you in life into capital, so that you can do more of it and move forward with it.”– Richard Branson

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13. “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

14. “Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind. It favors people whose optimism drives them to prepare for many possible futures, pretty much purely for the joy of doing so.” – Richard Branson

15. “I believe that drudgery and clock-watching are a terrible betrayal of that universal, inborn entrepreneurial spirit.” – Richard Branson

16. I wanted to be an editor or a journalist, I wasn’t really interested in being an entrepreneur, but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in order to keep my magazine going.”– Richard Branson

17. “If you want swashbuckling action in your life, become an entrepreneur and give it a go.”– Richard Branson

On Success

18. “You’ve got to take risks if you’re going to succeed. I would much rather ask forgiveness than permission.” – Richard Branson

You've got to take risks if you're going to succeed. – Richard Branson Quote - Mindset2Millions

19. “My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be.” – Richard Branson

20. “To be successful, you have to be out there. You have to hit the ground running and if you have a good team around you, and more than a fair share of luck, you might make something happen. But you certainly can’t guarantee it just by following someone else’s formula.” – Richard Branson

On Life

21. “My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.” – Richard Branson

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22. “My general attitude to life is to enjoy every minute of every day. I never do anything with a feeling of, ‘Oh God, I’ve got to do this today.'” – Richard Branson

23. “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had–every day I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson

24. “Life is a hell of a lot more fun if you say yes rather than no.”– Richard Branson

25. “Life is a series of ups and clowns. Make it worth your wild!”– Richard Branson

26. “Ridiculous yachts and private planes and big limousines won’t make people enjoy life more, and it sends out terrible messages to the people who work for them. It would be so much better if that money was spent in Africa – and it’s about getting a balance. – Richard Branson

27. “I cannot remember a moment in my life when I have not felt the love of my family. We were a family that would have killed for each other – and we still are.” – Richard Branson

28. “If you don’t have time for the small things, you won’t have time for the big things.” –Richard Branson

29. “If your dreams don’t scare you they are too small” – Richard Branson

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30. “I don’t think of work as work and play as play. It’s all living.– Richard Branson

31. “Spend more time smiling than frowning and more time praising than criticising.” – Richard Branson

32. “Take a chance. It’s the best way to test yourself. Have fun and push boundaries.”– Richard Branson

33. “I think it’s quite great to set yourself a big challenge, and then you’ve got another reason for keeping fit.” – Richard Branson

34. “The best advice I could give anyone is to spend your time working on whatever you are passionate about in life.” – Richard Branson

And lastly, my personal favourite…

35. “Screw it. Let’s do it.” – Richard Branson

What is your favourite quote? Please share below!


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