52 Inspirational Richard Branson Quotes On Business

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Richard Branson Quotes On Business

“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.” — Richard Branson

“You get the idea. Every business, like a painting, operates according to its own rules. There are many ways to run a successful company. What works once may never work again. What everyone tells you never to do may just work, once. There are no rules. You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over, and it’s because you fall over that you learn to save yourself from falling over. It’s the greatest thrill in the world and it runs away screaming at the first sight of bullet points.” — Richard Branson

“Well, I think that there’s a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you’re likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.” — Richard Branson

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

“A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?” — Richard Branson

Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.

“Good brands reflect the histories of the time and the group of people that made them. They can not be copied. They can not be recycled.” — Richard Branson

“In business, if you realize you’ve made a bad decision, you change it.” — Richard Branson

“to be successful, you have to be out there, you have to hit the ground running” — Richard Branson

“From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better.” — Richard Branson

“Throughout my business life I have always tried to keep on top of costs and protect the downside risk as much possible. The Virgin Group has survived only because we have always kept tight control of our cash. But, likewise, I also know that sometimes it is essential to break these rules and spend lavishly.” — Richard Branson

Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.

“We have teams of people working on electric cars. So you never know – you may find Virgin competing with the Tesla in the car business as we do in the space business.” — Richard Branson

“For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again. Business makes a profit to exist. Surely it must exist for some higher, nobler purpose than that’ – Ray Anderson, founder of Interface Inc.” — Richard Branson

“Starting your own business isn’t just a job – it’s a way of life.” — Richard Branson

“If you aren’t having fun, you are doing it wrong. If you feel like getting up in the morning to work on your business is a chore, then it’s time to try something else.” — Richard Branson

“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

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.

“Entrepreneurial business favors the open mind.” — Richard Branson

“When I started Virgin from a basement in west London, there was no great plan or strategy. I didn’t set out to build a business empire… For me, building a business is all about doing something to be proud of, bringing talented people together and creating something that’s going to make a real difference to other people’s lives.” — Richard Branson

“Building a business is not rocket science, it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” — Richard Branson

“Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business.” — Richard Branson

“Happiness is the secret ingredient for successful businesses. If you have a happy company it will be invincible.” — Richard Branson

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.

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

“Whatever business you are in, every company can shoot for the start in their own way.” — Richard Branson

“Most people would assume my business success, and the wealth that comes with it, have brought me happiness. But I know I am successful, wealthy, and connected because I am happy.” — Richard Branson

“You can’t do a good business with a bad person. Find the right people to work with and you can’t go wrong.” — Richard Branson

“Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It’s also the right thing to do for people and the planet. Setting a net-zero GHG emissions target by 2050 will drive innovation, grow jobs, build prosperity, and secure a better world for what will soon be 9 billion people.” — Richard Branson

All you have in business is your reputation so it's very important that you keep your word.

“I felt that I could make a difference. That’s the best reason to go into business.” — Richard Branson

“I’ve never gone into business to make money. Every Virgin product and service has been made into a reality to make a positive difference in people’s lives. And by focusing on the happiness of our customers, we have been able to build a successful group of companies.” — Richard Branson

“If you want to be a Millionaire, start with a billion dollars and launch a new airline.” — Richard Branson

“An entrepreneur is an innovator, a job creator, a game-changer, a business leader, a disruptor, an adventurer.” — Richard Branson

“More businesses should be following Apple’s stance in encouraging more investment in sustainability.” — Richard Branson

Richard Branson Quotes

“The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor or even a mentor, it is you.” — Richard Branson

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.” — Richard Branson

“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

“I never get the accountants in before I start up a business. It’s done on gut feeling, especially if I can see that they are taking the mickey out of the consumer.” — Richard Branson

“What does the name Virgin mean? We are a company that likes to take on the giants. In too many businesses, these giants have had things their own way. We are going to have fun competing with them.” — Richard Branson

The one person who can make your business succeed is not an investor or even a mentor, it is you.

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

“Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that is the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.” — Richard Branson

“An important priority for me is a business must get their own house in order. Be or become an agent of positive change in your own enterprise and adopt responsible practices to eliminate the risks that often lie at the root of inequality and poverty.” — Richard Branson

“Business and awards don’t mean that much. There is nothing more important than the health of you and your loved ones. Life is certainly too short not to appreciate people who have been significant in it.” — Richard Branson

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

Starting your own business isn't just a job - it's a way of life.

“I believe that business is nothing more than a group of people trying to make a difference.” — Richard Branson

“My early business ventures included growing Christmas trees and breeding birds.” — Richard Branson

“It’s very important to take risks in life and business, but they need to be calculated — there is no point risking your neck for something with little chance of success.” — Richard Branson

“Can you imagine what a different world we will live in when businesses do what’s right for the communities and the environment in everything they do?” — Richard Branson

“Never take your eyes off the cash flow because it’s the life blood of business.” — Richard Branson

One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.

“Entrepreneurs are natural problem-solvers, which means that we always have ideas for new businesses popping into our heads. Having a lot of options is great, but sometimes it can be hard to focus on one when you are keen to move onto the next.” — Richard Branson

“Your company should act as a springboard for ambitious employees, not a set of shackles.” — Richard Branson

“If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.” — Richard Branson

“Launching a business is essentially an adventure in problem-solving.” — Richard Branson

“Every successful businessman will have experienced set-backs and failures – they’re lying if they say they haven’t. Virgin has had some tremendously successful businesses and some that have not quite worked out. Virgin Cola springs to mind – the product wasn’t distinct enough from Coca-Cola.” — Richard Branson

“Doing good is good for business.” — Richard Branson

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