11 inspiring Instagram accounts to follow as a start-up business Posted on: October 19, 2017 by Gemma Russo Instagram has over 300 million monthly active users. That’s huge, right? So if you aren’t yet taking advantage of it as a start up to feel more inspired and be more productive then now is the time to get a little more cosy with it. Running a start-up is hard work – there’s no denying that. So we’ve pulled together 11 beautiful and wonderful feeds that can help you feel more inspired and empowered! 1. Start up creative A beautiful feed full of bold inspiration quotes and vibrant photography of life as an entrepreneur. From the classic ‘coffee cup on the table’ shot to awe-worthy places to visit when you’re earning megabucks, it’s a truly beautiful feed. For us, it summarises life as a start up – the fun, the excitement… and the need for inspirational quotes. Did you know… Absolute freedom exists? That you are creator of your life experience & that it is absolutely and only up to you? Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to design & live the life of your dreams? Do not give away your freedom so easily, it’s time for you to commit to being who you truly are… You are free. You always have been free. You always will be free to make your own choices. Do not give your power away by allowing others to dictate how you ‘should’ live your life. It’s time to let go of the conditioning that you have received from your circumstances, step into your power & design the life of your dreams. #startupcreative A post shared by StartUp Creative (@startupcreative) on Oct 15, 2017 at 9:50am PDT 2. Etsy Success Many businesses now start from hobbies, with people selling items on sites such as Etsy. It’s a beautiful dream for most to share their passion and creations with the world. Etsy’s Instagram feed manages to encompass what it means to be a crafty start-up while sticking to their brand values and beautiful warmer toned images. They regularly share inspirational stories of success as well as quotes and tips about running a business. It’s perfect for crafty business start ups. What goals did you work toward today? Illustration by @katieisadaisy A post shared by Etsy Success (@etsysuccess) on Oct 10, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT 3. Sketch Daily I dare you to try and look at this feed without scrolling endlessly at the beautiful artwork. It contains stunning photography, art and video in novel formats. Sometimes it’s just what you need to feel inspired or to pop a smile on your face when you’re having a tough day. If you looked up ‘inspirational’ in Google, you’d most likely find this gorgeous feed. Comment “ELEPHANT” in your language!!❤️🐘 Follow @art_daily | #art_daily – By: @isteef A post shared by ART | 365 Days a Year 🎨🔥 (@art_daily) on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT 4. YFSMagazine This account inspires with quotes about start ups. Using a mixture of background styles, they provide a daily source of start-up inspiration with a hint of fun. The quotes are punchy and true and should make any start-up have a giggle with a distinct nod of approval. First you learn and then you drop the ‘L’. ⠀ Follow @yfsmagazine // #yfsmagazine⠀ ⠀ A post shared by Entrepreneurship Culture (@yfsmagazine) on Sep 28, 2017 at 9:20am PDT 5. Bulletjournal What do you mean you haven’t discovered the magic of bullet journals? I started a bullet journal for work and it’s revolutionised my workflow. Everything goes into the diary in a format that works for me, that I’ve chosen. It takes a bit of work to set it up, but once you’ve managed it, it’s incredibly liberating. Follow this feed and you’ll find your life more organised and potentially more beautiful. Apologies in advance if you become a little obsessed… #Repost @bujoella (@get_repost) ・・・ Hello everyone Sorry for not posting much at the moment 😔 I have a new job and we’re moving soon but I’ll try my best to post more Alles liebe, Ella . . . . . . #bulletjournal #journalling #filofax #planner #planwithme #bujo #bujoweekly #mildliner #bohoberry #bujoweekly #germanbujojunkies #handwritting #bujoweekly #bulletjournalcollection #bujolist #bujoinspiration #bulletjournalinspiration #travelersnotebook #leuchtturm1917 #lettering @showmeyourplanner @bujoinspire #midori A post shared by Ryder Carroll (@bulletjournal) on Aug 22, 2017 at 7:54pm PDT 6. You Baby Me Mummy – Mumapreneur Revolution Many parents start up businesses while their children are young in order to achieve that perfect work-life balance. Aby – the face behind You Baby Me Mummy – creates free courses to help mumpreneurs reach their business goals, with her Instagram feed full of inspirational and motivational quotes. Follow her for great advice on how to move your business to the next level! Have you ever had those days, you know the ones when you feel like there simply aren’t enough hours to get everything done? You’re SO not alone! We all have days like this, many of us even have weeks, months or years like this. The longer I’m in this blogging world, the more I learned to accept the fact that there will always be more projects than I have time for, and more tasks that should be done than actually will get done. If I let that stress me out, I will spend my life being stressed. So I choose instead to simply do the best I can. A post shared by Aby Moore (@youbabymemummy) on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:00pm PDT 7. Brook McCarthy from Hussle and Heart Brook is a business coach in creative and health blogging. Her Instagram feed is full of images that make you look twice and consider a different perspective. Thoughtful stuff! Perspective is everything, especially in business 💫 By @wit_myt A post shared by Biz Coach In Creative & Health (@brookmccarthy) on Oct 18, 2017 at 11:15pm PDT 8. Jamie Out I mean wow. Jamie’s feed features breath-taking photography where you can capture a moment of peace and see the bigger picture. Grab a cup of tea, disembark from the madness train for a moment and take a breather in the wilderness. What a place to take in the view. From a blustery day up Sarrail Ridge. @travelalberta #explorealberta A post shared by Jamie Justus Out (@jamieout) on Oct 16, 2017 at 9:43pm PDT Nicole k Montez Nicole hits the nail on the head when it comes to having a motivational pep talk. Her feed is full of pink and gold hews, giving a glam feel for your morning inspiration. 😂💗One of those mornings. But coffee solves it all right? Hump day coffee love ☕️☕️ #bfflife #momlife #coffeelover #coffeetime A post shared by SavvyPreneur / Biz Mentor💖 (@nicolekmontez) on Oct 18, 2017 at 8:40am PDT Fiverr As an entrepreneur, if you haven’t heard of Fiverr yet then you’re missing out. Freelance services for just £5 (as the name suggests…) means that you can get things off your ‘to do’ pile that you’ve been procrastinating about. Their Instagram feed is full of inspiring stories from people who use their services. Words wise enough to #regram from one of the youngest #entrepreneurs in our community: @steelejax! Check out his skate and 🏂 #brand @genius.life, which aims to make being smart cool again. #WednesdayWisdom #MadeOnFiverr A post shared by Fiverr (@fiverr) on Oct 11, 2017 at 4:13pm PDT People Per Hour As with Fiverr, if you have a freelance business, then People Per Hour is a great place to get your business noticed. OR, a great place to hire freelancers for one off jobs that need doing. With 4.85 million freelancers in the UK, People per hour’s Instagram is a great place to hear about their latest offers and get a bit of inspiration. Double tap if you’re a UK freelancer! #Entrepreneur #StartupLife #Startup #entrepreneurship #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurlifestyle #entrepreneurmindset #entrepreneurial #entrepreneurquotes #SMB #success #work #girlboss #SME #smallbusinessowners #startups #girlbosses #internetbusiness #motivateyourself #startupbusiness A post shared by PeoplePerHour (@peopleperhourhq) on Oct 17, 2017 at 4:43pm PDT Where do you get your inspiration from? If we’ve missed someone off who you think should be added, please do let us know!