“If you had to encourage a college entrepreneur with one word what would it be and why?”
“Because if you are passionate about something you will make it through the tough times (which there will be) and you are not only doing something to make money.”
Danny Kofke How To Survive (and perhaps thrive) On A Teacher's Salary www.dannykofke.blogspot.com
“If you are passionate enough about your idea it will carry you over the delays, disappointments and rough spots that coming with starting something new. Money is never enough without passion.”
Professor Daniel M. FergusonOhio Northern University Assistant Professor of EntrepreneurshipDicke College of Business Administration www.onu.edu
“Passion will get you up every morning, make you work harder than you ever thought possible, get you through the rough days and times and, through it all, you’ll still be happy at the end of each day which makes for less stress!”
Dayna Steele – www.daynasteele.com
“Passion is the most important thing you need to have if you ever want to succeed as an entrepreneur. If you’re not passionate about your product or service, no one will be. Passion can be contagious, so keep it up and others will follow.
Passion will keep you focused. Don’t let others discourage you. Along the way, there may be people who tell you your idea won’t work. Your passion will help you push forward and prove them wrong.
And finally, without passion, you will never succeed. Being an entrepreneur is one of the most rewarding jobs you can have – but it’s also the hardest. There’s no boss/supervisor telling you to get up and go to work every morning. And there probably won’t be a steady paycheck coming in every week to keep you going. You need passion to motivate you. You need passion in order to succeed.”
Jill FrechtmanFounder & PresidentFretzels by Jill, Inc.http://twitter.com/fretzelswww.fretzels.com
“For making a difference. Passion for creating value with your own idea. Passion for brining partners, team members, investors and customers into your vision. Passion for the business of turning an idea into reality. It's been said that if you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life. That is saying has been and continues to be true for my life. For college entrepreneurs the last two passions I listed will allow them to live exciting, fulfilling lives full of the first two. One of my favorite sayings does a much better job of explaining the concept: "The entrepreneur that thoroughly understands how to run a single company can run multiple companies at the same time." J.P. Getty. By learning the business of bringing ideas to life an entrepreneur can make many contributions over their career.”
Giovanni Isaksen Ashworth Partners Ltd. www.ashworthpartners.com
“Your Passion for a chosen path may not make sense to anyone else, but that's OK, let them have their own Passion. Each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill; Passion is the spark that ignites uncontainable potential. Passion is what keeps you up at night, stirs you while you sleep, and wakes you in the morning with excitement to take on the day. Passion is the shield you cling to when the naysayers attack. Passion is knowing that what you are doing will make a difference.”
Amanda Weihrauch/BlackFuze Marketing www.blackfuze.com