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Entrepreneur Monday Motivations

 

 

Entrepreneurship isn’t easy.

But it is rewarding!

 

 

We understand that very well and are here to help you

in small business guidance, training

and motivational thoughts

to keep you going and growing day to day.

 

 

Here are some

Entrepreneurship Monday Motivations

to get your spirits and thoughts channeled for growth.

Stay tuned, we’re publishing a new motivational quote every other Monday!

 

 

Enjoy!

 NOTE: We’re proud to say that these images are of the New Jersey landscape.


Monday, February 13, 2017  |  Every Great Dream – Harriet Tubman

Beautiful view of the Statue Of Liberty and Port of Jersey City on moonlight seen from Brooklyn Bridge.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.  Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”  —  Harriet Tubman


Monday, January 30, 2017  |  Success Represents – Soichiro Honda

A thin blanket of snow covers the beach at the Jersey Shore

“Success represents the 1% of your work which results from the 99% that is called failure.”  —  Soichiro Honda


This image of a wooden bridge is from NJ, in the fall of 2013.

“Good, better, best; never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”  —  St. Jerome


Monday, November 14, 2016  | No Secrets to Success – Colin Powell

This image of a wooden bridge is from NJ, in the fall of 2013.

“There are no secrets to success.  It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”  —  Colin Powell


Monday, October 31, 2016  | You Can – Stephen King

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“You can, you should and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”  —  Stephen King


Monday, October 3, 2016  | Greatest Glory – Confucius

Little Red Lightouse Big Gray Bridge

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  —  Confucius


Monday, September 26, 2016  |  Build a Reputation – Henry Ford

From the sea silhouette of New Jersey port with fire sunset sky

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”  — Henry Ford


Monday, September 12, 2016  |  Winning and Losing – Walt Disney

wooden bridge leading into the lake with a beautiful sunset

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting”  — Walt Disney


  Monday, August 15, 2016  |  Give it Everything – Vince Lombardi

An in-camera multiple exposure photo of grain and grass stalks.

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything.”  —  Vince Lombardi


  Monday, August 1, 2016  |  Keep on Walking – Buddhist Proverb

Long exposure at sunset of pier pilings in the Delaware Bay at Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey.

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.”  —  Buddhist Proverb


  Monday, July 18, 2016  |  Hard to Beat – Babe Ruth

Landscape image of the New Jersey Pine Lands in Summer.

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”  —  Babe Ruth


Tuesday, July 5, 2016  |  Get the Oyster – Andrew Carnegie

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“The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.”  —  Andrew Carnegie


Monday, June 20, 2016  |  Cross the Sea – Rabindranath Tagore

Late summer flowers bloom in a New Jersey park.

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”  —  Rabindranath Tagore


Monday, June 13, 2016  |  A Smooth Sail – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Barnegat Lighthouse

   “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  —  Franklin D. Roosevelt


 

Monday, June 6, 2016  |  Don’t Count the Days – Muhammad Ali

American Goldfinch (male), in bright Summer plumage perched in Backyard Flower Garden

“Don’t count the days.  Make the days count.”  —  Muhammad Ali


 

Monday, May 23, 2016  |  Think You Can – Henry Ford

Newark, NJ cityscape by night

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”  —  Henry Ford


Monday, May 16, 2016  |  Success and Rest – Russian Proverb

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“Success and rest don’t sleep together.” — Russian Proverb


Monday, May 2, 2016  |  If You Wish to Move Mountains – African Proverb

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If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today.”  — African Proverb


Monday, April 25, 2016  |  Hard to Fail – Theodore Roosevelt

NJSBDC Monday Motivation - Hard to Fail (Theodore Roosevelt)

“It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”  —  Theodore Roosevelt

 


Monday, April 18, 2016  |  Do What You Have to Do – Epictatus

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“First say to yourself what you would be and then do what you have to do.”  —  Epictatus


 

Monday, April 4, 2016  |  On the Right Track – Will Rogers

NJSBDC Monday Motivation - On the Right Track (Will Rogers)

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”  —  Will Rogers

 


Monday, March 28, 2016  |  The Best Way Out – Robert Frost

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“The best way out is always through.”  —  Robert Frost


Monday, March 13, 2016  |  Ant on the Move – Lao Tzu

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“An ant on the move does more than a dozing oz.”  —  Lao Tzu

 


 

Monday, March 7, 2016  |  If There’s No Wind – Latin Proverb

NJSBDC Monday Motivation - If There's No Wind (Latin Proverb)

“If there’s no wind, then row.”  —  Latin Proverb


Monday, February 29, 2016  |  Great Believer – Thomas Jefferson

NJSBDC Monday Motivation - Faith Looks Up (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“Sorrow looks back.  Worry looks around.  Faith looks up.”  —  Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, February 22, 2016  |  Great Believer – Thomas Jefferson

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“I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”  —  Thomas Jefferson


Monday, February 15, 2016  |  We Can Succeed – Abraham Lincoln

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“We can succeed only by concert.  It is not can any of us imagine better but can we all do better.”  —  Abraham Lincoln

 


Monday, February 8, 2016  |  Excellence is a Habit – Aristotle

NJSBDC Monday Motivations - Excellence is a Habit (Aristotle)

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence then is not an act but a habit.”  —  Aristotle


Monday, February 1, 2016  |  Afraid of the Light – Plato

This tiny plant was still standing out on the snow covered ground. Taken at Wharton State Forest in the NJ Pine Barrens.

“We can easily forgive a chile who is afraid of the dark.  But the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”  —  Plato


Monday, January 25, 2016  |  Resolution to Succeed – Abraham Lincoln

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“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”  —  Abraham Lincoln


Monday, January 18, 2016  |  Courage to Continue – Winston Churchill

The sun goes down over a field on a cold Winter day in Freehold New Jersey.

“Success is not final.  Failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill

 

 

 


Monday, January 11, 2016  |  Nothing is Impossible – Audrey Hepburn

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NJSBDC Monday Motivation – Nothing Is Impossible (Audrey Hepburn)

 

 

 

 


Monday, January 4, 2016  |  Plant A Tree – Chinese Proverb

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NJSBDC Motivation – Plant A Tree (Chinese Proverb)

 

 

 


Monday, December 14, 2015  |  Too Much Time Thinking – Bruce Lee

 

 

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NJSBDC Motivation – Too Much Time Thinking (Bruce Lee)

 

 

 


Monday, December 7, 2015  |  Well Done – Benjamin Franklin

 

 

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“Well done is better than well said.”  —  Ben Franklin

 


Monday, November 30, 2015  |  Attitude Not Aptitude – Zig Ziglar

Fall foliage at Lake Topanemus Park in Freehold, New Jersey

 

“Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude.”  —  Zig Ziglar

 


Monday, November 23, 2015  |  Create It – Peter Druker

Bayonne Bridge at dusk. The Bayonne Bridge,the 5th longest steel arch bridge in the world, spans the Kill Van Kull and connects Bayonne, NJ with Staten Island, NY

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”  —  Peter Drucker

 


Monday, November 16, 2015  |  Nothing Works – Maya Angelou

 

NJSBDC Monday Motivation: Nothing Works - Maya Angelou

“Nothing will work unless you do.”  — Maya Angelou

 

 


Monday, November 9, 2015  |  Dream – Malcom Forbes

The George Washington Bridge spans the Hudson River from Fort Lee, New Jersey to the Washington Heights neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York, New York.

“When you cease to dream, you cease to live.”  —  Malcom Forbes

 


Monday, November 2, 2015  |  Impossible – Nelson Mandela

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NJSBDC Monday Motivations – Impossible (Nelson Mandela)

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  —  Nelson Mandela


Monday, October 26, 2015  |  Destination – Jimmy Dean

NJSBDC Monday Motivations - Destination (Jimmy Dean)

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”  —  Jimmy Dean


 Monday, October 19, 2015  |  Build A Door – Milton Berle

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”  —  Milton Berle


Monday, October 12, 2015  |  A Little Extra – Jimmy Johnson

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Quote – Schuller (NJSBDC Monday Motivations)


Monday, October 5, 2015  |  Take Off Against the Wind – Henry Ford

Delaware River

 

 


Monday, September 28, 2015  |  Problems are Not Stop Signs – Robert H. Schuller

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Quote – Schuller (NJSBDC Monday Motivations)

 


Monday, September 21, 2015  |  You Have to Win It – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Monday, August 24, 2015  |  If You Can’t Run – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Monday, August 17, 2015  |  Adjust Steps – Confucius

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Quote – Confucius (NJSBDC Monday Motivations)


Monday, August 10, 2015  Most Important Days – Mark Twain

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Monday, August 3, 2015  I Am An Entrepreneur – Jacqueline Teo

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Quote – Jacqueline Teo (NJSBDC Monday Motivations)

 

 


 

 

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NJSBDC Small Business Voice | Winter/ Spring 2016

Find out tips, insight and other information useful for New Jersey’s small business community in the Small Business Voice.

 

The Winter/ Spring 2016 Issue Includes:

  •  2015 Small Business Success Awards/ Winners
  • Tabatchnick Fine Foods Wins Contract
  • What You Should Know About Social Media for Business
  • Contract Opportunities for Small Businesses Get Boost: SBA Increase for Surety Bond Guarantee
  • FranNet Partners with SBDCs
  • How to Get Capital for Your Business
  • 2015 NJSBDC Network-wide Economic Impact
  • America’s SBDC National Association Meeting
  • Gov. Christie’s New Jersey State Budget Legislature Submission
  • Small Business Owners Should Be the Legislature’s and Administrations Top Priority
  • NJSBDC Network Participates in Small Business Saturday Events Across the State
  • The Future Depends on Correcting the Inequities of Our Economic System
  • News & Updates



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