There are many more entrepreneurs of color than ever. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, “Minority-owned businesses grew more than four times as fast as U.S. firms overall between 1992 and 1997, increasing from 2.1 million to about 2.8 million firms, according to a report released today [PDF] by the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau.” And over the last approximately 18 years, black women-owned firms grew 322%. Great news, but it’s tough launching a small business. As Rainy Hamilton Jr., the co-founder of Hamilton Anderson Associates, a 100% minority-owned Detroit-based firm said about starting a business, ” There will be long days and nights, anxiety, worry, obstacles, politics— both in-house and out—and many, many other challenges” Maybe you are feeling particularly challenged as an entrepreneur. Sometimes you just need a word of encouragement. Well, we got you, Here are 25 motivational quotes for entrepreneurs from other diverse entrepreneurs to keep you inspired and focused.
And if you need even more motivation or specific advice such as how to get your business minority-certified, we have the resources for entrepreneurs and small business owners to help you. Check out:
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