25 Inspiring Small Business Quotes

Inspiring small business quotes

Do you want to start a new Small Business? or have a running a one?  Are you unsure how to make your next idea profitable? Don’t stop working on it.

It’s very tough to Running a Small Business and demanding at times. You’re juggling multiple tasks, approaching numerous deadlines, dealing with employees quitting, and handling canceled orders. Then, there are the high moments of success that keep you going.

The truth is Small Business owners need an extra dose of encouragement to continue on. These business owner quotes will motivate you to be a perfect guide of your business. Thomas John Watson Sr says – To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.

5 Small Business Quotes about Motivation

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” 

— Debbie Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

“I’m happy as long as I am making other people happy.”

– Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery

“I make a conscious effort to keep things in perspective when I get burned out. It is easy to get stuck in the daily grind, but if you think about all the distance you have covered, and what lies ahead, it is much easier to feel motivated and optimistic.” 

Alex Litoff, Event Farm

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

– Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.”  

– Michael Jordan, NBA Legendary Basketball MVP

5 Small Business Inspirational Quotes about Leadership

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.” 

Norman Schwarzkopf, United States Army general

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower, American army general

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” 

– Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States

“I would rather earn 1% off 100 people’s efforts than 100% off my own efforts.” 

—John D. Rockefeller, oil industry businessman 

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” 

— Rosalynn Carter, former U.S. first lady

5 Small Business Quotes about Customers

“Ask your customers to be part of the solution, and don’t view them as part of the problem.”
Alan Weiss, Author “Million Dollar Consulting 

“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” 

— Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft

“The more you engage with customers the clearer things become and the easier it is to determine what you should be doing.” 

— John Russell, former vice president of Harley-Davidson 

“The single most important thing is to make people happy. If you are making people happy, as a side effect, they will be happy to open up their wallets and pay you.”

— Derek Sivers, Founder CD Baby

“I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” 

— Herbert Swope, journalist

5 Small Business Quotes about Employees

“The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” 

— Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

“The secret of getting ahead, is getting started.”

Mark Twain, American writer

“The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.”

— Sybil F. Stershic, speaker and author 

“It’s better to grow your employees, steer them into a place that they can learn and succeed, and want to work hard and be loyal, than to have a revolving door of employees. That’s demoralizing.” 

— Glen Mazzara, television producer and writer

“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” 

— Tom Peters, author

5 Small Business Quotes about Failure

“The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbie Fields, Spokesperson

“No matter how fast you push to open and how hard you try to stay on budget, little things pop up constantly. But, we’ve learned to deal with them with laughter and a shrug rather than with anger and frustration.” 

— Cayla Marvil, co-founder of Lamplighter Brewing Co.

“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”  

Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder and CEO 

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” 

— Truman Capote, author 

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” 

— Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.



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