105 Small Business Quotes To Inspire And Motivate You

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You want to come up with a motto for your business. You need the very finest counsel from some of the most influential figures in business. These are the small business quotes to keep on hand for when you need them, whether you’re starting, leading, or taking cautious efforts to expand and evolve your organisation.

Remember that business isn’t perfect and that the road to success is frequently long and winding; the majority of overnight successes had to go through a lot of trial and error to get to where they are now.

You may occasionally only need a little assurance. Build a solid foundation for a successful business by reading some of the top motivational small business quotes.

Business Quotes

1.     “All you have in business is your reputation – So it’s very important that you keep your work.” ~Richard Branson

2.     “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” ~Bill Gates

3.     “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” ~Steve Jobs

4.     “I knew that if I failed, I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~Jeff Bezos

5.     “Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.” ~James Cash Penny

6.     “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer and have a burning desire to succeed.” ~Dave Thomas

7.     “I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.” ~Bobby Knight

8.     “Customer service is an opportunity to exceed your customer’s expectations.” ~John Jantsch

9.     “Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationship.” ~Henry Ross Perot

10.  “Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it.” ~Seth Godin

Small Business Quotes

11.  “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” ~Edwin Land

12.  “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” ~Peter F. Drucker

13.  “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” ~Oprah Winfrey

14.  “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” ~OG Mandino

15.  “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.” ~Peter F. Drucker

16.  “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have.” ~Thomas Jefferson

17.  “Preparation doesn’t assure victory, it assures confidence.” ~Amit Kalantri

18.  “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.” ~Sam Walton

19.  “Study successful people and businesses, then do what they did to become successful while making slight modifications to fit your lifestyle, your values, your business model & your goals.” ~Clay Clark

20.  “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” ~Albert Einstein

Inspirational Business Quotes

21.  “Never ever give up! Constant effort is the key to success.” ~Xavier Davis

22.  “How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.” ~Zig Ziglar

23.  “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” ~Lao Tzu

24.  “A winner never stops trying.” ~Tom Landry

25.  “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.” ~Hasidic Proverb

26.  “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” ~Henry Ford

27.  “Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” ~Sun Tzu

28.  “Satisfaction is a rating. Loyalty is a brand.” ~Shep Hyken

29.  “Capital isn’t scarce. Vision is.” ~Sam Walton

30.  “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” ~Joe Girard

Motivational Business Quotes

31.  “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” ~Jeff Bezos

32.  “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” ~Thomas Watson Sr.

33.  “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” ~General George Patton Jr.

34.  “You are not your resume; you are your work.” ~Seth Godin

35.  “You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.” ~Johnny Cash

36.  “Never Give up. Today is hard and tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” ~Jack Ma

37.  “Patience: This is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.” ~J. Paul Getty

38.  “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” ~Bill Gates

39.  “There is no such thing as a no-sale call. A sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client something or he sells you a reason he can’t buy. Either way, a sale is made, the only question is who is gonna close? You or him? Now be relentless, that’s it, I’m done.” ~Boiler Room

40.  “Don’t find fault. find a remedy.” ~Henry Ford

Support Small Business Quotes

41.  “The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.” ~Robert Iger

42.  “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ~Nelson Mandela

43.  “Business is all about relationships, how well you build them determines how well they build your business.” ~Brad Sugars

44.  “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” ~Mark Twain

45.  “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” ~Walt Disney

46.  “One of the marks of successful people is they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is they are talk oriented.” ~Brian Tracy

47.  “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller

48.  “Know what your customer wants most and what your company does best. Focus on where these two meet.” ~Kevin Stirtz

49.  “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” ~Seth Godin

50.  “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” ~Michael LeBoeuf

Business Growth Quotes

51.  “You don’t build a business. You build people and people build the business.” ~Zig Ziglar

52.  “Great things in business are never done by one person.” ~Steve Jobs

53.  “A business absolutely devoted to service will have one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” ~Henry Ford

54.  “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.” ~Rikki Rogers

55.  “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~John D. Rockefeller

56.  “The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.” ~James Cash Penney

57.  “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” ~Damon Richards

58.  “Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” ~Anonymous

59.  “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” ~Bill Gates

60.  “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” ~Albert Einstein

Quotes About Business

61.  “If your business is not on the internet then your business will be out of business.” ~Bill Gates

62.  “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” ~B.C. Forbes

63.  “Make the customer the hero of your story.” ~Ann Handley

64.  “The secret of success in any field is redefining what success means to you.” ~RuPaul

65.  “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” ~Bob Hooey

66.  “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.” ~Walt Disney

67.  “Starting a successful business is not tricky. Starting a successful business does not require above average intelligence. Starting a successful business does require having a pig-headed, purpose-driven tenacity about achieving your life goals and fulfilling your life’s vision through providing products and services that offer uncompromising quality in a scalable and duplicatable way.” ~Clay Clark

68.  “Never give up. Great things take time.” ~Unknown

69.  “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask: ‘compared to what?” ~Sydney Harris

70.  “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.” ~Harold Geneen

Quotes About Small Business

71.  “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” ~Steve Jobs

72.  “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” ~Truman Capot

73.  “An obstacle is often a stepped stone.” ~William Prescott

74.  “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.” ~Henry Ford

75.  “Business has only two functions – Marketing and Innovation.” ~Peter Drucker

76.  “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~Margaret Thatcher

77.  “Action is the foundational key to all success.” ~Pablo Picasso

78.  “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” ~Bruce Lee

79.  “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent Van Gogh

80.  “Luck is what you have left-over after you give 100%.” ~Langston Coleman

Business Success Quotes

81.  “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.” ~Sam Walton

82.  “Hakuna Matata – it means no worries!” ~Lion King

83.  “There are no working hours for leaders.” ~James Cardinal Gibbons

84.  “The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.” ~Aruna Bhayana

85.  “What can go wrong, will go wrong.” ~Ozzy Osbourne

86.  “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” ~Chris Grosser

87.  “You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money.” ~Gary Vaynerchuk

88.  “Make a customer, not a sale.” ~Katherine Barchetti

89.  “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” ~Farrah Gray

90.  “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney

Best Business Quotes

91.  “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” ~Mark Twain

92.  “Here is the simple but powerful rule – always give people more than they expect to get.” ~Nelson Boswell

93.  “Everything starts with the customer.” ~Lou Gerstner

94.  “I have learned that champions aren’t just born; champions can be made when they embrace and commit to life-changing positive habits.” ~Lewis Howes

95.  “Customer don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.” ~Donald Porter

96.  “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” ~Sam Levenson

97.  “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” ~James Cash Penney

98.  “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” ~Ronald Reagan

99.  “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” ~Oprah Winfrey

100.  “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” ~Dennis Waitley

101.  “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” ~Scott Belsky

102.  “The golden rule for every business is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place.” ~Orison Swett Marden

103.  “You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.” ~Dale Carnegie

104.  “If you aren’t first, you’re last.” ~Talladega Nights

105.  “You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.” ~Adena Friedman

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Hello, I am Kunal Om and welcome to my website. 

After having practiced  Meditation, Mindfulness and Self-Transformation, and witnessing positive changes in my life, I started this blogging website to inspire, motivate and help others.  

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