15 Inspiring Entrepreneurship Quotes from Dragons’ Den Investors

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If you have never watched Dragons’ Den episode, then you should definitely find some time for it. Put it on your schedule if necessarily! Dragons’ Den is an inspiring British television series in which entrepreneurs are given the chance to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires. The pitch is just three minutes long but the opportunity is tremendous! There is so much to learn from watching the series – things like what makes a great 3-minutes-long pitch, what type of questions the investors tend to ask, what do they look for in entrepreneurs and how effective negotiation is done are just a small part of it.

To help you get a glimpse on how thought-provoking the show is, here we’ve put together some of the most significant and inspiring quotes from Dragons’ Den investors.

“The thing I preach constantly is do your research; build your knowledge base. Don’t just go into business on a whim or a prayer – and don’t think ‘I’m an entrepreneur so I have to take risks’. Entrepreneurs don’t take risks. They take calculated risks; only the good ones.” Theo Paphitis

“There are three reasons to be in business. To make money, to have fun – and to make money.” Theo Paphitis

“Recession always encourages entrepreneurialism and innovation. It does that every time because when people have no options they look at other things.” Theo Paphitis

“Believe in yourself, never give up and go about your business with passion drive and enthusiasm” Peter Jones

“It’s not where you come from, it’s where you’re heading.” Deborah Meaden

“There isn’t a single path to success – there are many.” Deborah Meaden

“True entrepreneurs never stop learning from their own successes and failures – and from one another.” Deborah Meaden

“Never give up. Learning from failure is an essential part of the entrepreneur’s experience.” Rachel Elnaugh

“Business has been so drab, all grey suits and cufflinks. But there’s a whole new generation of entrepreneurs starting to make it fun.” Simon Woodroffe

“Set goals for yourself and put actionable steps in place to ensure that you achieve them. Whether you aim to get a promotion at work or set up your very own business, these ideas will only remain dreams until you write plan out how you are going to reach them by writing down realistic steps towards hitting your targets.” Kelly Hoppen

“Failure was not an option. It just wasn’t in my vocabulary.”  Hilary Devey

“Nothing is ever as straightforward as you think it’s going to be.” Hilary Devey

“If you don’t have faith in yourself, then nobody else will have faith in you.” Hilary Devey

“The advice you don’t want to hear is probably the advice you should listen to the most!” Duncan Bannatyne

“Good ideas rarely make good businesses.” Duncan Bannatyne

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