Starting a business is no easy task. It takes planning, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to your product or service. However, inspiration can be fleeting. When this happens, your business plans can lag behind or you may start to doubt yourself. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of inspiration available on the Internet.
Instagram is just one of those places. While this social media platform is a forum for users to post vacation photos or life-changing events, it’s also a source of excellent inspiration. If you’re in need of something to ignite your entrepreneurial spirit, check out these motivational Instagram accounts.
There’s perhaps no one who embodies an entrepreneurial spirit more than Richard Branson. At the age of 16, he founded his own business and never looked back. Today, he owns Virgin Group — a worldwide conglomerate that control over 400 subsidiaries from music to transportation to health and wellness.
On his Instagram account, Branson posts motivational quotes, business-related ideas, and pics of his adventures. If you need motivation to get your idea off the ground or you want the feel of success, Branson’s pictures of exotic locations should fire you up.
You may know him as the owner of the Dallas Mavericks or one of the sharks on “Shark Tank,” but Mark Cuban is also one of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs. Thanks to a warm and charismatic personality, Cuban is more relatable than some of the other business personalities, and his Instagram account makes him seem like a regular Joe.
His Instagram account is a mishmash of vacation photos, pictures with fans, motivational quotes, and his latest business ventures. Here, you get a sneak peek into the life of true, self-made billionaire. You might not be able to make $1 billion off the bat, but it’s always awesome to see what hard work can do through someone who’s done it.
When you want to get the creative or entrepreneurial juices flowing, the Amway U.S. Instagram account provides daily postings that are sure to help. With inspirational quotes, healthy breakfast recipes, and pictures of work/life balance, you can visualize the advantages of becoming your own boss.
If you’re interested in joining Amway as a way to complete your quest of financial independence, the Instagram account also has pictures of the products you’ll be selling. Whichever path you take to success, this Instagram account will push you in the right direction.
With internet-based jobs and the far-reaching effects of globalization, traveling, and working don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Many of these digital nomads can earn a living while also visiting far-off places on their bucket list. No one does it better than Alex Strohl.
Based out of Montana but always on the move, Strohl is a photographer who used social media and his lifelong passion to turn his dreams into reality. His photos have been featured in numerous publications including Vanity Fair and Buzzfeed, but you can get a glimpse into his life via Instagram. With such beautiful scenery in his photos, you can find the motivation to turn a hobby into a career.
Having a person to model your entrepreneurial spirit after is awesome, but if you aren’t enamored with anyone in particular, StartUp Creative’s Instagram account is worth visiting. StartUp Creative is a company that provides mentoring and professional development, but you don’t have to subscribe to their services to get some motivation.
This account provides inspiring quotes and messages with attractive imagery, giving you a boost if you’re feeling drained or uninspired.
If you love inspirational quotes, Zig Ziglar’s Instagram account is a mandatory follow. Not only does it offer up words of advice, but also lesser-known or more modern quotes you may not have heard before. It’s a fresh take on a popular idea, and it’s sure to motivate you for your entrepreneurial venture.
Any time you need a push or just a bit or reassurance, you can find accounts from people and companies who have been there before. From successful individuals to profitable companies, Instagram offers plenty to feed your entrepreneurial zest.