October 10, 2014 / Melissa Faudree

Whether you need inspiration in your job or other aspects of your life, every now and then we could all use some. It can be extremely important in the business world. For those start up companies, inspiration can be difficult to find. What do you focus on? What works and what doesn’t? I’ve created a collection of some of quotes to hopefully help you feel more you inspired and motivated.

1. “As you’ve noticed, people don’t want to be sold. What people do want is news and information about the things they care about.”
–Larry Weber (Author of Marketing To The Social Web)

2. “Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue.”
–Andrew Davis (Author of Brandscaping)

3. “Take a risk and keep testing, because what works today won’t work tomorrow, but what worked yesterday may work again.”
–Amrita Sahasrabudhe (Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing at PetSmart)

4. “Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make, but about the stories you tell.”
–Seth Godin (Author and Entrepreneur)

5. “You should be building great things that don’t exist.”
–Larry Page (Co-founder of Google)

6. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.”
–Benjamin Franklin (Writer, inventor and scientist)

7. “By publishing content that show buyers you understand their problems and can show them how to solve them, you build credibility.”
–Ardath Albee (B2B Marketer)

8. “The best marketing doesn’t feel like marketing.”
–Tom Fishburne (Founder and CEO of Marketoon Studios)

9. “Your customers are not you. They don’t look like you, they don’t think like you, they don’t do the things that you do and they don’t have your expectations or assumptions. If they did, they wouldn’t be your customers; they’d be your competitors.”
–Mike Kuniavsky (Author and Researcher)

10. “Marketers always ask me how to make more or better content, and it’s almost always the wrong question. The right question is: ‘How do I get my content in front of the right people?’”
–Joe Chernov (Vice President of Content at Hubspot)

11. “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need before they realize it themselves.”
–Steve Jobs (Co-founder and CEO of Apple)

12. “Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising.”
–Milton Hershey (Founder of Hershey Chocolate)

13. “People share, read and generally engage more with any type of content when it’s surfaced through friends and people they know and trust.”
–Malorie Lucich (Facebook Spokesperson)

14. “Twitter is not a technology. It’s a conversation. And it’s happening with or without you.”
–Charlene Li (Co-author of Groundswell)

15. “Never write an advertisement which you wouldn’t want your family to read. You wouldn’t tell lies to your own wife. Don’t tell them to mine.”
–David Ogilvy (Advertising Executive)

What are some of your favorite inspirational quotes? Share some of your favorites in the comments.

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