Forget Wolf of Wall Street and Glengarry Glen Ross—small businesses are a whole different ball game. These movie characters know what it means to build something from the ground up.
“Just remember this, Mr. Potter: That this rabble you’re talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community.”
George Bailey does what every small business owner wishes they could do when he gives Mr. Potter and the nefarious Loan Board a piece of his mind.
“We were destined to get thrown out of this dump.” “For what purpose?!” “To go into business for ourselves.”
Sometimes inspiration strikes in the darkest hour. For Venkman and Stantz, that hour was getting fired from Columbia University.
“The truth is, I’m heartbroken.”
Try not to get misty-eyed as Meg Ryan says goodbye to The Shop Around the Corner, before it becomes “something depressing, like a Baby Gap.”
“That is literally the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.”
For anyone who’s ever pitched a brilliant business idea and been met with the sound of crickets, Emmet gets you.
“I’m almost there, I’m almost there / People down here think I’m crazy, but I don’t care”
Aspiring restaurateur Tiana gives us this jazzy, irresistible anthem every dream-chasing entrepreneur can relate to.