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30 Mark Cuban Quotes About Business

Mark Cuban always seems to come out on top in whatever it is that he does. He sold his first company, MicroSolutions, for $6 million. He did even better with his next company, Broadcast.com, which he sold to Yahoo for almost $6 billion. Almost immediately after, Cuban sold all of his Yahoo stock, netting $2 billion in cash for himself. Weeks later, the market crashed. Since then, Cuban has continued to work and invest.

Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks basketball team, Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures and he is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV. He is also an American businessman, film producer, author, investor and philanthropist. You may have also seen him on the hit TV series Shark Tank, alongside Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran.

Here are 30 Mark Cuban quotes about business:

1. “What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.” – Mark Cuban

2. “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.” – Mark Cuban

3. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

4. “Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.” – Mark Cuban

5. “Small businesses don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains, they fail for lack of effort.”  – Mark Cuban

6. “Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom.” – Mark Cuban

7. “Everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than one thing. We are born with it.” – Mark Cuban

8. “If you’re going to compete with me or one of my businesses, you’d better recognize that I’m working 24 hours a day to kick your ass.” – Mark Cuban

9. “Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.” – Mark Cuban

10. “There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really, really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.” – Mark Cuban

11. “Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” – Mark Cuban

12. “You’ve gotta be differentiated and unique. You’ve gotta know what your core competency is and be great at it.” – Mark Cuban

13. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

14. “Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.” – Mark Cuban

15. “If you have managers reporting to managers in a startup, you will fail. Once you get beyond startup, if you have managers reporting to managers, you will create politics.” – Mark Cuban

16. “Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.” – Mark Cuban

17. “For every one of my businesses, what would I have to do to kick my own ass? Whatever business you have, there is always someone trying to put you out of business. It’s better for you to figure how they’re going to do it, than they do it.” – Mark Cuban

18. “Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

19. “Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” – Mark Cuban

20. “If you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

21.     “A sure sign of failure for a startup is when someone sends me logo-embroidered polo shirts. If your people are at shows and in public, it’s okay to buy for your own employees, but if you really think people are going to wear your branded polo when they’re out and about, you are mistaken and have no idea how to spend your money.” – Mark Cuban

22. “It’s not about money or connections–it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone…And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time.” – Mark Cuban

23. “I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.” – Mark Cuban

24. “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?” – Mark Cuban

25. “It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.” – Mark Cuban

26. “I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in.”

27.  “I still work hard to know my business. I’m continuously looking for ways to improve all my companies, and I’m always selling. Always.” – Mark Cuban

28. “What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” – Mark Cuban

29. “The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together.” – Mark Cuban

30. “Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.” – Mark Cuban

Conclusion

Mark Cuban is a perfect example of what what happens with hard work and success. Following in his footsteps can help aspiring entrepreneurs to lead their business to success like he did. In this post, I shared with you 30 Mark Cuban quotes about business.

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