For young Africans who aspire to be entrepreneurs, the road to success is paved with a number of obstacles and challenges. Even before starting their entrepreneurial journey, some may think that overcoming those challenges is mission impossible.
InsAfrika has selected 5 quotes that will inspire you to take your first step into entrepreneurship.
“If you think you have a solution to a particular problem or challenge that you see in society or in a particular market sector, then just go for it because that is the starting point that can lead you to be able to start a business”
“Just wake up and start that project you have been thinking about for years/months/ days. Just start, and you’ll see that you have more resources than you thought.” – Jean-Patrick Ehouman, Co-founder of Akendewa, Côte d’Ivoire
“Things happen in two ways; first they are created in the mind and then you do them. Nothing is impossible. I just think that if you can dream it, you can achieve it.” – Dorothy Ghettuba, Co-founder of Spielworks Media, Kenya
“I believe a lot that corporate success comes with assembling the right people, motivating them and realizing that the boss alone cannot deliver everything…If people understand the vision, the destination, the direction, they are better able to support you to realize it.” – Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Nigeria
“Work hard, think big and never give up. When you do experience success, stay humble. Success is not linear; you will experience ups and downs. Humility helps keep it all in perspective.” – Rebecca Enonchong, Founder of Apps Tech, Cameroon