50 Quotes to Inspire Business Owners

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Feeling like you need a boost in motivation? Check out these inspiring business quotes!

1.    Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again - Richard Branson

2.    Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else - Alan Sugar

3.    A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work - Colin Powell

4.    Confidence is learned by doing – Sara Millis

5.    If people like you, they'll listen to you, but if they trust you, they'll do business with you - Zig Ziglar

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6.    There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you've been in the business - Oscar De La Hoya

7.    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work - Kevin McCarthy

8.    I started the site when I was 19. I didn't know much about business back then - Mark Zuckerberg

9.    Find your tribe and love them hard – Danielle La Porte

10.  Smart marketing is about help not hype – Jay Baer

11.  The secret of getting ahead is getting started – Mark Twain

12.  Success starts with love and a passion for what you do – Natalie McNeil

13.  The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary - Vidal Sassoon

14.  I never dreamed about success, I worked for it - Estee Lauder

15.  Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit - Conrad Hilton

16.  YOU are the epicentre of your new business and YOU will ultimately be the driving force – Sara Millis

17.  Confidence, like art, never comes from having all answers. It comes from being open to all questions ― Earl Gray Stevens

18.  The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus - Bruce Lee

19.  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

20.  Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time - Thomas Edison

21.  If you can't fly then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward - Martin Luther King Jr.

22.  It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change - Charles Darwin

23.  One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes - Richard Branson

24.  Dream Big, but start small – Sara Millis

25.  Part-time effort means part-time results ― Tony Curl

26.  Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that —Anthony Volodkin

27.  Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop — Jeffrey Zeldman

28.  In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity Sun Tzu, A Arte da Guerra

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29.  First of all you need to understand who it is you are selling too – Sara Millis

30.  Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do — Steve Jobs

31.  There's no luck in business. There's only drive, determination, and more drive ― Sophie Kinsella

32.  Research takes a good deal of the guess work out of those important decisions and reduces the risk of spending time, money and energy on something that doesn’t work at improving your sales – Sara Millis

33.  I don’t think an economic slump will hurt good ideas —Rob Kalin

34.  Anything that is measured and watched, improves —Bob Parsons

35.  One of the best things I learnt to do very early on was to keep a note of everything I came across that could be useful – Sara Millis

36.  Do an evening review at the end of the day to reflect on what went well, and what you'd do differently next time ― Marilyn Suttle

37.  The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow — Ingvar Kamprad

38.  VALUE marketing is a clearly defined, consistent delivery of content that you both create and curate for your followers that answers their problem — Sara Millis

39.  The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. 'Someday' is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it 'eventually,' just do it and correct course along the way - Tim Ferriss

40.  A craft business is a BUSINESS and it’s bloody hard work! – Sara Millis

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41.  Make sure your business is creating a service experience so good that it demands loyalty ― Steve Maraboli

42.  People do business with people they like - ― Michelle Tillis Lederman

43.  Before you can decide on your brand fonts, colors or imagery, let alone your messaging, you need to know who you're trying to attract first ― Amber Hurdle

44.  Find a part time job in the industry you wish to work in, while you hone your business idea… it’s the best way to understand your market – Sara Millis

45.  Many companies expect loyal customers without providing loyal service. This has been the visionary failure of countless corporations ― Steve Maraboli

46.  Creating an ideal customer profile helps you understand who are you talking to through your marketing, and it helps you carry that message and vibe through to your customer
experience ― Amber Hurdle

47.  If you are not happy with your business then there is something wrong – Sara Millis

48.  Some creators shy away from systems because they seem overpowering and rigid. However, in reality, strong systems are the only way in which you will ever have time and space for flexibility. This is true for content production, business, and many other areas of life ― Laura Busche

49.  Branding is the art of differentiation ― David Brier

50.  Catch a customer with emotion and you will have a customer for a day; but, capture a customer with value and you will keep a customer for a lifetime ― C. JoyBell C.