For those not familiar with it, Instagram is an online mobile photo- and video-sharing social network that allows its users to share their pictures and videos, as well as other people’s media on a variety of networking platforms, like Twitter (www.twitter.com), Facebook (www.facebook.com), Tumblr (www.tumblr.com), Flickr (www.flickr.com), and so forth. For entrepreneurs, Instagram offers not only a way to view other’s media, but to also boost their social media presence of their business, develop their brand, and even stay motivated and current by following Instagrams of successful individuals.
Here’s a list of notable Instagrams that entrepreneurs shouldn’t miss out on:
Richard Branson: (instagram.com/richardbranson/)
A quick look at Sir Richard’s Instagram shows all the things we love about his ethics: inspirational quotes, his insouciant behavior, Virgin’s expansive and ever-present ventures, the CEO living an active lifestyle and enjoying the fruits of his labor. And always that wide, toothy grin.
Mark Cuban: (instagram.com/mcuban/)
Outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks and numerous other ventures in film, media, and computers, Mark Cuban’s Instagram shows a surprisingly large focus on his family life (then again, he’s never been media-shy). Of course, it is peppered with his beloved Mavericks and business-related events, but his Instagram clearly shows that, despite his consummate business sense, he is first and foremost a devoted father and husband.
Zig Ziglar: (instagram/zigziglar)
Tagline: “Inspiring True Performance – Encouragement to fuel your life from one of Earth’s most quoted leaders www.ziglar.com”
If you’re looking for inspiration for your entrepreneurial pursuits, you won’t have look further than famed author and motivational speaker Zig Ziglar’s Instagram feed. Ranging from Zig’s “there are no traffic jams on the extra mile” to quotes by Napolean Hill, and others, Zig Ziglar’s Instagram shows why he has been inspiring and motivating the world since his earliest seminars.
Entrepreneur Magazine: (instagram.com/entrepreneur/)
This one is a no-brainer. Want to be updated on the latest trends, recent successes and near-infinite resources for entrepreneurs? The obvious answer is to follow Entrepreneur Magazine’s own Instagram account (@entrepreneur). Each image reveals excerpts from their always-engaging articles, ranging from a plethora of industries and angles to keep you updated and inspired as your pursue your business goals.
Lux Quotes: (instagram.com/luxquotes/)
Tagline: Quotes, Motivation & Love ?
If you’re looking for inspirational quotes with a motivational edge? Then look no further than Lux Quotes (@luxquotes), an Instagram featuring quotable sayings aimed at hard-working entrepreneurs like yourself to achieve more in life and business. Getting motivated and staying motivated has never been easier than scrolling through their numerous photo archives.
Elon Musk: (instagram.com/elonmusk/)
Tagline: Elon Musk
Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity & PayPal
Wondering where all of Elon’s Instagrams are (he’s got 19 up as today)? Maybe we can take an object lesson from all of this and realize that “Iron Man” is probably too busy with his numerous ventures to really be concerned with social media. Following suit, SpaceX has 9 posts (instagram.com/spacex/). But then we luckily find Tesla Motors, the revolutionary brand of vehicles Musk is responsible for, has 400+ posts. Phew! It’s a relief to see at least one of his companies engaging in Instagram. Better get back to work…
Alexis Ohanian: (instagram.com/alexisohanian/)
As the cofounder of Reddit, one of the web’s biggest and busiest sites, and being dubbed by Forbes magazine as “The Mayor of the Internet” after participating in anti-SOPA/PIPA protests, Alexis Ohanian’s Instagram mirrors the ethos of Reddit and his activism: a cluster of engaging information, followed by cat pictures. And, of course, “snoo,” the cute alien mascot of Reddit.