83 Business Quotes (Small Business Motivation)

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There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.
There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. Sam Walton
Have the end in mind and every day make sure you're working towards it.
Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it. Ryan Allis
Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.
Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come.  Get up and make them.  Madam C.J. Walker 
Play by the rules, but be ferocious. Business Quotes
Play by the rules, but be ferocious. Phil Knight
Always deliver more than expected.
Always deliver more than expected.  Larry Page  
You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.  Warren Buffett
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships. Stephen Covey Quotes
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done. Peter Drucker
The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.
The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.  Sergey Brin
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.  Michael LeBoeuf

Small Business Quotes

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. Andy Warhol
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.
Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.  Tony Robbins
A big business starts small.
A big business starts small. Richard Branson 
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.Business Quotes
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.  Michael John Bobak 
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. Business Quotes
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming. Richard Branson Quotes
All lasting business is built on friendship.
All lasting business is built on friendship. Alfred A. Montapert

Business Motivational Quotes

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. Abraham Lincoln
In real estate it is location, location, location. In business it's differentiate, differentiate, differentiate.
In real estate, it is location, location, location. In business, it’s differentiate, differentiate, differentiate. Robert Goizueta
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.  Ralph Nader
Quality is the best business plan.
Quality is the best business plan.  John Lasseter
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell
Don't be the same, be better!
Don’t be the same, be better!  Unknown
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. Steve Jobs
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. Henry Ford
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. Napoleon Hill
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something. Thomas A. Edison
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. Theodore Isaac Rubin
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. Business Quotes
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. Robert H. Schuller
There's no shortage of remarkable ideas, what's missing is the will to execute them.
There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.  Seth Godin 
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. Napoleon Hill
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. Colin Powell
Train people well enough so that they can leave. Treat them well enough so that they don't want to.
Train people well enough so that they can leave.  Treat them well enough so that they don’t want to. Richard Branson
Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn't, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team's mission.
Management must speak with one voice.  When it doesn’t, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission.  Pat Riley
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. W. Clement Stone
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.  Steve Jobs Quotes
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, ‘Make me feel important.’ Never forget this message when working with people. Mary Kay Ash
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality. Henry Ward Beecher
We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers. Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use.
We entrepreneurs are loners, vagabonds, troublemakers.  Success is simply a matter of finding and surrounding ourselves with those open-minded and clever souls who can take our insanity and put it to good use. Anita Roddick
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.
If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.  Steve Jobs

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.

In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. Harold S. Geneen
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy  
Every problem is a gift--without problems, we would not grow. Business Quotes
Every problem is a gift–without problems, we would not grow.  Tony Robbins 
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust. Zig Ziglar
If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.
If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.  Dhirubhai Ambani
If you want more money in your business, stop waiting on other people, start serving more people, start sharing your story, start loving your work. Start giving and you'll start receiving.
If you want more money in your business, stop waiting on other people, start serving more people, start sharing your story, start loving your work.  Start giving and you’ll start receiving.  Howard Britt
I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.
I never dreamed about success.  I worked for it.  Estee Lauder
Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.  Robert Kiyosaki
Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.
Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.  David Ogilvy
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.  Coco Chanel
For every sale you miss because you're too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you're not enthusiastic enough.
For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.  Zig Ziglar
The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.
The essence of a successful business is really quite simple. It is your ability to offer a product or service that people will pay for at a price sufficiently above your costs, ideally three or four or five times your cost, thereby giving you a profit that enables you to buy and to offer more products and services.  Brian Tracy

Business Summary  

A business is defined as an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities. Businesses can be for-profit entities or non-profit organizations. Business types range from limited liability companies to sole proprietorships, corporations, and partnerships.
Small business is defined as corporationspartnerships, or sole proprietorships which have fewer employees and/or less annual revenue than a regular-sized business or corporation. Businesses are defined as “small” in terms of being able to apply for government support and qualify for preferential tax policy varies depending on the country and industry.
How to stay motivated as a small business owner? Running or working at a small business is not an easy task, the way to success is full of uncertainty and rough patches.  As an entrepreneur, you can be faced with challenges of every level on a day-to-day or hour-to-hour basis. But being your own boss is a rewarding experience despite the challenges.

Here are some tips to stay motivated in your small business:

Always challenge yourself to grow. Richard Branson shares a tip, “My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”

Set or renew your goals. NOW is a great opportunity to sit, reflect and review the progress your business has achieved so far. This will help you evaluate the effectiveness of your strategies so far and will help you set your sights on new goals and objectives for the year ahead. Your goals are a part of your business plan and they are your business objectives. (source)

Remember why you started your business.  Ask yourself what motivated you to start the business Getting back to the reason why you started your business can help motivate.
Rejection is just a stepping stone. It is important that you develop the inner strength and wisdom to see rejection as stepping stones to success rather than obstacles to your progress.

Find inspiration from your peers.  You can give each other advice and feedback about being in the small business field. It is helpful and comforting and also encouraging to hear that you’re not alone in these challenges.

Execution is the Motivation. Nolan Bushnell, founder of electronic game company, Atari, says this is his secret of motivation: “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

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