Motivational Monday: 4 Quotes to Inspire Beginning Businesses

We're back! Motivational Monday was put on temporary hold, but we're back and better than ever. This one may look familiar so take a closer look, we just want to make sure you don't miss out on the advice of these amazing entrepreneurs. And check in every other Monday for new motivations and inspirations!

Have something that motivates you day after day? Share it with us!


Launching an eCommerce business is no easy task. Combine that with the weekly challenges of a Monday and you have a recipe for defeat. That’s why we are starting our Motivational Mondays series. We want to see your business grow and help you in anyway we can. So check-in with us every other Monday to start your week in the right frame of mind.

Entrepreneurs are full of real-life experience garnered from their own experiences. It doesn’t matter if they’re brand new or established, their struggles and insights can give you a new perspective. The following four entrepreneurs are all seeing success build from their eCommerce ventures and whether they’re just getting started or relishing continued success their advice is priceless.

Getting Started

Our biggest mistake was not planning for extreme situations.
— David Gilboa, Warby Parker

Founded in 2010 Warby Parker was launched as an answer to extravagant prices for eyewear. By creating their own frames, meaning no licensing costs, and selling online to cut down on retail markup, the company is redefining the eyeglasses market. As a company Warby Parker is already worth $150 million and shows continued growth. David Gilboa is Co-Founder (with Neil Blumenthal) and CEO of the company.

Gaining Speed

Be humble, be curious and listen to the people who have come before you
— Jennifer Hyman, Rent the Runway

Now with a personal net worth of $300 million, Jennifer Hyman was a co-founder (with Jennifer Fleiss) of Rent the Runway in 2009. With the purpose of allowing women to rent dresses for a fraction of the cost of purchasing the very same items, Rent the Runway has seen continued growth year after year.

If you believe that what you’re doing will have promise, it will - even if it’s not immediately obvious.
— Sophia Amoruso, Nasty Gal

At just 22 Amoruso started the now multimillion dollar company Nasty Gal as a single eBay page selling vintage clothing. In 2006 it was a one woman company, but has since grown to employ over 300 individuals. Amoruso is now worth an estimated $250 million, was named to Inc.’s 2013 30 Under 30 list and recently had her book #GIRLBOSS published.

Growing Success

I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.
— Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Bezos founded Amazon in 1994 during a cross country trip from New York to Seattle. The company is now a household name, sees millions of visitors each day and continues to revolutionize the eCommerce industry. Bezos is worth an estimated $30.5 billion.

Images by forbes.com

What are some of your favorite motivational quotes from successful entrepreneurs?