10 Inspirational Quotes About Independence From Successful Entrepreneurs

As you prepare to celebrate the U.S.'s Independence Day today, entrepreneurs around the globe ought to similarly celebrate their freedom.

Just like our founding fathers took a massive risk to break away from British rule in 1776, entrepreneurs have sought independence from a career path controlled by others. And for those who've yet to get started, here are a few encouraging words of wisdom about being independent from famous entrepreneurs:

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1. Este Lauder, co-founder of Este Lauder Companies

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2. Bestselling-romance author Nora Roberts

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3. Rachael Ray, businesswoman and TV personality

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4. Co-founder of CanWest Global Communications Gerry Schwartz

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5. Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics

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6. Richard Branson, serial entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group

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7. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple

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8. Serial entrepreneur and real-estate mogul Donald Trump

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9. Niklas Zennstrm, co-founder of Skype

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10. Former CEO of United Artists and film producer Jerry Weintraub

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