11 Inspiring Quotes About What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur

True, being an entrepreneur can be exhausting, lonely, frustrating and terrifying. But truer, it’s worth every drop of blood, sweat and tears when you are pursuing your passion, turning your dream into a reality.

In an ongoing series called Real Entrepreneurs, we pick the brains of small business owners about what it is like to have every decision big and small rest on their shoulders and have compiled their thoughts on what it takes to succeed on the long, sometimes crazy journey of an entrepreneur.

Jon Snyder, CEO and Co-Founder of Contenders, a licensed apparel company. Read his full interview here.

Victoria Cairl, VP of Business Development at, a Broadway theater ticket and community startup.

Read her full interview here.

Greg Berry, who launched the meal kit company BurgaBox.

Read his full interview here.

Anne Reilly, Founder/CEO of Mott50, the first anti-aging fashion collection with built-in sun protection. Read her full interview here.

Husband-wife team Jason Payne (CEO) and Lindsay Reinsmith (COO), who launched Ada Diamonds, a Silicon Valley bespoke fine jeweler of lab-grown diamonds. Read their full interview here.

Jim Patterson, CEO of Eaze, a marijuana technology company that connects people with doctors and dispensaries to deliver medical marijuana in 20 minutes or less. Read his full interview here.

Harold Clarke, a real estate broker and the owner of Luxury Big Island by Harold ClarkeRead his full interview here.

Chrissy Crawford Corredor, Founder and CEO of ArtStar, an online platform for discovering and collecting contemporary art. Read her full interview here.

Willie Degel, Founder and CEO of the New York-based Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse chain. Read his full interview here.

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