205 Business Quotes To Inspire Entrepreneurs And Leaders


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Last updated on June 4th, 2024

 

Motivational Small Business Quotes To Inspire Young Entrepreneurs And Leaders

 

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.”

– Jim Rohn

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Small Business Quotes To Inspire Entrepreneurs And Leaders: If you want to be your one and only boss, If you love taking risks, If you want to live an extraordinary life and moreover if you are crazy enough to think that you can change the world then nothing is better than the business. However, being an entrepreneur is not easy, it’s a road full of hardships, struggles, sacrifices, patience, and commitment.

Business is sometimes a risky affair – You have to believe in what you do and must have a burning desire. Business is not a sprint. It is a marathon, and only he can be a winner who has immense patience to run steadily for a long time. So have the courage to fight every day until you succeed.

Here are some inspirational business quotes that will inspire leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals to achieve their lofty dreams. Remember, Life is an adventure. It’s what you make out of your life that is better. Never settle for just a peaceful life.

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Things are easier to control while things are quiet. Things are easier to plan far in advance. Things break easier while they are still brittle. Things are easier to hide while they are still small. Prevent problems before they arise. Take action before things get out of hand. The tallest tree begins as a tiny sprout. The tallest building starts with one shovel of dirt. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single footstep. If you rush into action, you will fail. If you hold on too tight, you will lose your grip.

– Lao Tzu (Tao Te Ching, Verse: 64)

Believe Big. The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think of little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -certainly no more difficult – than small ideas and small plans.

– David J. Schwartz

Nearly one in four small businesses reported that their holiday sales will determine if their business can survive into next year. Remember that the next time you wonder if shopping small this holiday matters. It does. It truly does.

– Natalie Franke

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.

– Soichiro Honda

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

– Theodore Roosevelt

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.

– Andrew Carnegie

If you’ve been making excuses out of fear, you might be afraid that you’re going to tell people about your dream that they’re going to laugh at you.

– Alex Fitel

People are afraid to pursue their most important dreams because they feel that they don’t deserve them, or that they’ll be unable to achieve them.

– Paulo Coelho

Success is not the result of making money, earning money is the result of success and success is in direct proportion to our service.

– Earl Nightingale

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

It is only when you take responsibility for your life, that you discover how powerful you truly are!

– Allanah Hunt

To be successful, you have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart.

– Thomas J. Watson, Sr. Misattributed to An Wang

No star is ever lost we once have seen, We always may be what we might have been.

– Adelaide Anne Procter (The Ghost in the Picture Room, 1859)

If you beat your head against the wall, it is your head that breaks and not the wall.

– Antonio Gramsci

The further you want to climb, the more carefully you need to construct your tribe.

– James Clear

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.

– Catherine of Sienna, Misattributed to Matthew Kelly

There is no finish line. There are only mile markers.

– Michael Ventura

And so each venture is a new beginning.

– Thomas Stearns Eliot

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Business Quotes To Inspire You To Stand Up Again After A Failure

When life backs you into a corner and offers you no escape, when your friends, your lover, and your family abandon you, when you’re at the end of your rope, panicked, alone, and losing your mind, you know you’d give anything to make your problems go away. Then, desperate and eager, you will come to Unicorn Lane, seeking salvation in its magics and secrets. You’ll do anything, and pay any price. Unicorn Lane will take you in, shroud you in its power, fix your problems, and exact its price. And then you will learn what ‘anything’ really means.

– Ilona Andrews

The best ROI early in your career is to work closely with someone in the .01% of their field. It will show you what good habits, clear thinking, and perseverance look like. Thereafter, you can tweak their “models” to fit your worldview. This is the fastest path to greatness.

– Brian Norgard

If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L means “First Attempt In Learning”. End is not the end; in fact, E.N.D means “Effort Never Dies”. If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”.

– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The purpose of a business is to create a mutually beneficial relationship between itself and those that it serves. When it does that well, it will be around tomorrow to do it some more.

– John Woods

If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not the falling down, but the staying down.

– Mary Pickford

Imagine how many dreams have died, how many lives have stayed average, and how many business ideas haven’t been executed because of fear of failure.

– Michael Santchi

If you didn’t succeed, it’s just as important to keep in mind that there has never been a success story without failures and lessons along the way.

– Eric Christian

The process is about doing the right things, right now. Not worrying about what might happen later, or the results, or the whole picture.

– Ryan Holiday

Don’t depend too much on anyone in this world because even your own shadow leaves you when you are in darkness.

– Ibn Taymiyyah

Failures are a part of life. If you do not fail, you do not learn. If you do not learn you will never change.

– Anonymous

Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.

– Brian Tracy

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Colin Powell

I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.

– Hussein Nishah

Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell and got back up again.

– Nelson Mandela

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

– Marc Benioff

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.

– Richie Norton

If you try you may fail, if you do not try you are guaranteed to fail.

– Jesse Jackson

No dark cloud forever prevents the sun from shining!

– Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Top Business Quotes That May Help You To Grow Your Venture

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.

– Kenneth B. Elliott (An Interview in 1941), Misattributed to Gandhi, Leon Leonwood Bean, Ray Noyes, Paul T. Babson

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends, there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

– Thomas Alva Edison

The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest market opportunities. And that’s a huge thing. Solve hunger, literacy, and energy problems, get the gratitude of the world, and become a billionaire in the process.

– Peter Diamandis

No matter how much time has passed, these things, still affect us and the world we live in. If you do not pay attention to the past, you will never understand the future. It’s all linked together.

– Sarah Dessen

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

– Henry Ford

Business is a game, played for fantastic stakes, and you’re in competition with experts. If you want to win, you have to learn to be a master of the game.

– Sidney Sheldon, Master of the Game

If I see determination and doggedness, I lend a hand in making those dreams come true. I have little patience for whining and negativity.

– Lorraine C. Ladish

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.

– Guy Kawasaki

Do not read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.

– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization.

– James Cash Penney

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

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.

– Edmund Hillary

If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.

– Sun Tzu

If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing.

– William Edwards Deming

Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.

– Peter F. Drucker

The nicest thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

– Ken Olsen

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

– John Wooden

If you have discipline, drive, and determination…nothing is impossible.

– Dana Linn Bailey

Stand up for what you believe in. Even if it means standing alone…

– Andy Biersack, Misattributed to Prem Jagyasi,
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Quotes About Business That Show Why To Think Out of The Box

The disease of our times is that we live on the surface. We’re like the Platte River, a mile wide and an inch deep. I always say, “If you want to become a billionaire, invent something that will allow people to indulge their own Resistance.” Somebody did invent it. It’s called the Internet. Social media. That wonderland where we can flit from one superficial, jerkoff distraction to another, always remaining on the surface, never.

– Tim Ferriss

I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.

– Warren Buffett

You gotta act. And you’ve gotta be willing to fail, you gotta be ready to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, with whatever. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.

– Steve Jobs

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile.

– Gary Ryan Blair

Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

– Henry Ross Perot

Anyone who imagines they can work alone winds up surrounded by nothing but rivals, without companions. The fact is, no one ascends alone.

– Lance Armstrong

We succeed in enterprises that demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those that can also make use of our defects.

– Alexis Charles Henri Tocqueville

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures.

– Tom Peters

If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem.

– Jean-Paul Getty

Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.

– Steve Jobs

Making something people want includes making a company that people want to work for.

– Sahil Lavingia, CEO of Gumroad

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.

– Aristotle Onassis

The secret of success in any field is redefining what success means to you.

– RuPaul

You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.

– Dale Carnegie

The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.

– Robert Iger, CEO of Disney

If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.

– Jack Welch

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.

– Edward Gibbon

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Short Quotes That Show Why Leadership Is Important In Business

As Aristotle said, ‘Excellence is a habit.’ I would say furthermore that excellence is made constant through the feeling that comes right after one has completed a work which he himself finds undeniably awe-inspiring. He only wants to relax until he’s ready to renew such a feeling all over again because, to him, all else has become absolutely trivial.

– Criss Jami

Organizations endure, however, in proportion to the breadth of the morality by which they are governed. Thus the endurance of organization depends upon the quality of leadership; and that quality derives from the breadth of the morality upon which it rests.

– Chester Irving Barnard

The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them up as leaders and continually develops them.

– John C. Maxwell

Management is focusing on getting someone to get a result. Leadership is producing a standard in someone that when you’re gone, they will live by to produce higher-level results consistently.

– Tony Robbins, Life Coach

A leadership culture is one where everyone thinks like an owner, a CEO, or a managing director. It’s one where everyone is entrepreneurial and proactive.

– Robin S. Sharma

My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to take these great people we have and to push them and make them even better.

– Steve Jobs

Your role as a leader is even more important than you might imagine. You have the power to help people become winners.

– Anonymous

Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be led.

– Ross Perot

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

– Max De Pree

The effective leader recognizes that they are more dependent on their people than they are on them. Walk softly.

– Brian Tracy

Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths.

– John Peter Zenger

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.

– Henry A. Kissinger

I am reminded of how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be.

– Warren G. Bennis

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.

– Arnold H. Glasow

Leaders are innovative, entrepreneurial, and future-oriented. They focus on getting the job done.

– Brian Tracy

Dare to be free, Dare to go as far as your thoughts lead, and dare to carry that out in your life.

– Swami Vivekananda

In the beginner’s mind, there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind, there are few.

– Shunryu Suzuki

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

– Warren G. Bennis

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.

– John F. Kennedy

Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.

– Peter F. Drucker

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Business Quotes That Inspire You To Commit Yourself To Work

Find something that you love to do, and find a place that you really like to do it in. I found something I loved to do. I’m a mechanical engineer by training, and I love it. I still do. My son is a nuclear engineer at MIT, a junior, and I get the same vibe from him. Your work has to be compelling. You spend a lot of time doing it.

– Ursula Burns, Xerox

Many corporate leaders and employees have the right intentions, but it can be overwhelming when you consider how everything is affected from leadership styles to organizational structure, to employee engagement, to customer service and the marketplace.

– Simon Mainwaring

The inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.

– John C. Maxwell

Know your communities well! Ask your customers questions and get feedback, get to know them and their needs, chat with other small businesses, work together, and above all: support each other!

– Andrew Young, Bubble and Brown Bakery

You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.

– Steve Jobs

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

Counting down the days for something special can be difficult, but most of us would agree there are things well worth waiting for.

– Susan B. Townsend

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork.

– Igor Sikorsky

It is rare to find a business partner who is selfless. If you are lucky it happens once in a lifetime.

– Michael Eisner

I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

– Johann Sebastian Bach

You don’t build a business, you build the people, and then people build the business.

– Zig Ziglar

More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause.

– Rose Kennedy

Don’t blow off another’s candle for it won’t make yours shine brighter.

– Jaachynma N.E. Agu, The Prince and the Pauper

Success requires no explanations. Failure permits no alibis.

– Napoleon Hill

Never ever give up! Constant effort is the key to success.

– Xavier Davis

It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.

– Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance

I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.

– Bobby Knight

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Short & Powerful Quotes About Small Business For New Owners

Whenever I meet a successful CEO, I ask them how they did it. Mediocre CEOs point to their brilliant strategic moves, or their intuitive business sense, or a variety of other self-congratulatory explanations. The great CEOs tend to be remarkably consistent in their answers: They all say, ‘I didn’t quit.’

– Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz

The fields of industry are strewn with the bones of those organizations whose leadership became infested with dry rot, who believed in taking instead of giving… who didn’t realize that the only assets that could not be replaced easily were the human ones.

– LeRoy H. Kurtz

Economic depression cannot be cured by legislative action or executive pronouncement. Economic wounds must be healed by the action of the cells of the economic body – the producers and consumers themselves.

– Herbert Hoover

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words – people, product, and profits. Unless you have a good team the other two cannot help you too much.

– Lee Iacocca

Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role models.

– A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.

– Douglas H. Everett

TEAM of all the things I’ve done, the most vital is coordinating those who work with me and aiming their efforts at a certain goal.

– Walt Disney

Professional intellectuals are the voice of a culture and are, therefore, its leaders, its integrators, and its bodyguards.

– Ayn Rand

Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down.

– Michael Bloomberg

A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well.

– Jeff Bezos

Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.

– Wayne Huizenga

We must accept the end of something in order to build something new and better.

– Anonymous

One must be convinced to convince, to have the enthusiasm to stimulate others.

– Stefan Zweig

You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.

– Adena Friedman

People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.

– Thomas Sowell

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun.

– Don Marquis

What helps people, helps business.

– Leo Burnett

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Quotes About The Importance of Customers & Employees In Business

Cash – in savings accounts, short-term CDs, or money market deposits – is great for an emergency fund. But to fulfill a long-term investment goal like funding your retirement, consider buying stocks. The more distant your financial target, the longer inflation will gnaw at the purchasing power of your money.

– Suze Orman

You know, I think the greatest gift in the world is a good employee, you know, or people who can do your work for you and do it well the way you’d like to have it done. And I’ve always been able to surround myself with really good people.

– Kenny Rogers

Your employees come first. And if you treat your employees right, guess what? Your customers come back, and that makes your shareholders happy. Start with employees and the rest follows from that.

– Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines

My advice is to focus on the importance of forging a long-term relationship, whether with colleagues, partners, or customers. It is often easy to get caught up in short-term decisions.

– Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Care.com

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

As a leader, you’re probably not doing a good job unless your employees can make a good impression of you when you’re not around.

– Patrick Lencioni

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.

– William Edwards Deming

Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.

– Mark Cuban

Be dramatically willing to focus on the customer at all costs, even at the cost of obsoleting your own stuff.

– Scott Cook

The magic formula of a successful business is to treat customers like guests and employees like people.

– Tom Peters

Success depends on employees. For me knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.

– Divine Ndhlukula, DDNS Security Operations Ltd.

If we win the hearts and minds of employees, we’re going to have better business success.

– Mary Barra, General Motors

No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit.

– Andrew Carnegie

Customer service is an opportunity to exceed your customer’s expectations.

– John Jantsch

Good managers learn to focus on employee’s strengths and not weaknesses.

– Anonymous

Great customer service is a critical competitive advantage for a business.

– Steve Benson

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

– Bill Gates, Microsoft

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.

– John Paul Getty

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Small Business Quotes For Ambitious Entrepreneurs With Pictures

Observe yourself. See how you push away unpleasant thoughts, delay important decisions, postpone difficult conversations, and avoid hard tasks. Observe how you avoid discomfort and take refuge in comforting distractions. Self-observation is the beginning of self-transformation.

– TheAncientSage

When you are building a startup, it’s difficult. Particularly, a startup that is expanding at the rate of Tinder. You have to give 100%, and you have to be committed. Solving the problem has to be personal or else you’re going to disintegrate.

– Sean Rad, Tinder, Inc.

Don’t let your imagination be crushed by life as a whole. Don’t try to picture everything bad that could possibly happen. Stick with the situation at hand, and ask, “Why is this so unbearable? Why can’t I endure it?

– Marcus Aurelius

Patience matters in a successful negotiation. A lot of negotiators can attest to this: When a person rushes while negotiating with another person, they’re more likely to commit mistakes.

– Patrick Kennedy

Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it who makes a difference.

– Nolan Bushnell

My advice to young entrepreneurs is not to accept defeat in the face of odds, but to challenge negative forces with hope, self-confidence, and conviction.

– Dhirubhai Ambani

The only thing you care about when you’re afraid is results. The only thing you care about when you’re calm is doing the right thing.

– Maxime Lagacé

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

– George Bernard Shaw

Don’t worry about being successful, but work toward being significant and success will naturally follow.

– Oprah Winfrey

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.

– Niccolo Machiavelli

Every day is a good day to shop for local, small, Black & brown businesses in our community.

– Ayanna Pressley

A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.

– Nicole Snow

There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.

– Jason Fried, CEO of Basecamp

Plan for what is difficult while it is easy. Do what is great while it is small.

– Sun Tzu

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great achievements.

– Demosthenes

The best time to support small businesses is always today.

– Gisele Barreto Fetterman

A company is only as good as the people it keeps.

– Mary Kay Ash

A big business starts small.

– Richard Branson

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Quotes That Help To Grow Your Business By Overcoming Fear

If you deal with every customer in the same way, you will only close 25 to 30 percent of your contacts, because you will only close one personality type. But if you learn how to effectively work with all four personality types, you can conceivably close 100 percent of your contacts.

– Rod Nichols

I made a resolve then that I was going to amount to something if I could. And no hours, nor amount of labor, nor amount of money would deter me from giving the best that there was in me. And I have done that ever since, and I win by it. I know.

– Colonel Sanders

Fear it’s not Real: It is only an illusion that created within your mind, fear exists only in our thoughts of the future, it is only our imagination that causes us to fear what is not at the moment or may not be ever existed.

– Hardik Sanghvi

Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.

– Charles F. Kettering

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.

– Marcus Aurelius

During the day, you can control your fear and move forward without worrying or being concerned about the risk. After all, it is only for one day.

– Byron Pulsifer

Nothing can cause me damage except myself; the harm that I sustain I carry about with me, and never am a real sufferer but by my own fault.

– Saint Bernard, Misattributed to Emerson (Essays: First Series, 1841)

If you are putting off taking action that you need to take in your job, etc., to achieve the success you want, ask yourself what you fear.

– Dorothy Wehunt

Lack of clarity holds you back, keeps you in fear and doubt, and can result in you taking lots of actions which are all over the place.

– Wendy Hearn

Fear is without question the prime enemy in business, and is likewise the greatest enemy to human happiness, progress, and success…

– J. R. McCleskey (The Prime Enemy in Business, 1917)

When you’re pursuing your calling, you’ll face many fears, but they won’t come out as fears. They’ll come out as excuses.

– Vishnu

In case you never get a second chance: don’t be afraid!” “And what if you do get a second chance?” “You take it!”

– C. JoyBell C.

Choose hard, not easy. Choose to create, not consume. Choose focus, not distractions. Choose love, not fear.

– Maxime Lagacé

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark, professionals built the Titanic.

– Dave Berry

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

– Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook

Wake up every day stronger than yesterday, face your fears, and wipe your tears.

– Tyga

A man in the wrong may more easily be convinced than one-half right.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

– Peter F. Drucker

Nothing to fear but fear itself.

– Franklin D. Roosevelt (Inaugural Address, 1933)

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Great Business Quotes That Highlight Why Planning Is Important

He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.

– Victor Hugo

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.

– Wilma Rudolph

Fear sells. Fear makes money. The countless companies and consultants in the business of protecting the fearful from whatever they may fear know it only too well. The more fear, the better the sales.

– Daniel Gardner

Do not focus on numbers. Focus on doing what you do best. It’s about building a community that wants to visit your site every day because you create value and offer expertise.

– Cassey Ho

When you work on something that only has the capacity to make you 5 dollars, it does not matter how much harder you work – the most you will make is 5 dollars.

– Idowu Koyenikan

Stay calm; mind your own business and confuse not the business of others with your own… You’ve heard all this from us before, but a reminder never hurts.

– 1 Thessalonians 4:11-18

If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution to a problem in your own life.

– Brian Chesky, co-founder of Airbnb

If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan for how things will play out.

– Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Anyone can launch a new company, but it takes patience, hard work, and commitment to make any new project a success.

– Warren Philip Gates

For I know the plans I have for you: plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

– Jeremiah 29:11

When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.

– Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture

Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it’s the patience of a marathon runner.

– Robert Herjavec

Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect.

– William Clement Stone

What you think you create, what you feel you attract, what you imagine, you become.

– Joseph Murphy (The Power of Your Subconscious Mind &
The Cosmic Power Within You), Misattributed to Buddha

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.

– Henry Ford

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

– Michael Korda

Until you spread your wings, you will have no idea how far you can fly.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

The secret of my success is a two-word answer: Know people.

– Harvey S. Firestone

If you care enough for a result, you will most certainly attain it.

– William James

Who, indeed, can claim to know the mind of the Great?

– Bhavbhuti

People will buy anything that is ‘one to a customer.’

– Sinclair Lewis

The beginning is always today.

– Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Read More Quotes: 201 Quotes About Knowing Your Worth As A Women

We hope these small business motivational quotes may help you to become your own boss. You may also like these 11 Success Stories For Businessmen & Working Professionals. The feeling when you build something successful and great is truly amazing.

Nevertheless, if you want to start a business you must study and research on subject and gain experience because “Experience and knowledge result in better judgment”. Feel free to share these inspirational business quotes with your friends and followers.

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.”

– Dave Barry


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