47+ Best Business Owner Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A business owner is the legal proprietor of a business. An individual or group that owns the assets of a firm and profits from them. Profoundly inspirational business owner quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Famous Business Owner Quotes

The entire idea of building a series of systems in a business is simply this – to create the tools that allow you, as a business owner, to increase productivity and get the job done. The idea behind these systems, of course, is to quit needing your judgement or input in every area of the business. — Michael Gerber

Any business owner can tell you that if their company isn’t performing profitably and up to standards, one of two things will happen: either you make changes to improve its efficiency, or a competitor will drive you out of business. Market forces have a way of cutting to the chase rather quickly. — J. B. Pritzker

When you look at me see the father, the awesome dad, the author, film director, business owner, champion, friend, Hufflepuff beast. — Martellus Bennett

I am a local economic revitalization strategist. But I am also a TV/radio host, and a small business owner. I find ways to use money more efficiently to realize positive goals for everyone. — Majora Carter

I’m a business owner. — Wayne Messam

The best thing about being a business owner is that you get to run your own schedule. — Kate Spade

During the day, I’m a business owner. I’m a teacher and a mentor. — Alyssa Edwards

The importance of inclusive behavior was modeled for me early in life. I have many childhood memories of my mother – an entrepreneur and business owner – drawing people to herself and inspiring them with the genuineness of her interest in them. — Lynne Doughtie

After several trillion dollars of stimulation by the Obama Administration and the Fed, one might think the economy would be chugging along at a pretty good clip. But, it just isn’t so, and the light at the end of the tunnel is pretty dim. Just ask a small business owner. — Bob Beauprez

The Big Dream of any entrepreneur really has very little to do with the entrepreneur. If you truly love repairing automobiles, chances are, you’ll be a lousy business owner. Likewise, if you are fascinated by debits and credits, the dream of building an accounting firm with you at the helm is probably best left unfulfilled. — Michael Gerber

Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up – developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base. — Gavin Newsom

How can you, as a small business owner, figure out what you are and, from there, begin to take action? Simple – you have to understand what part of the job you are doing and, if it isn’t fulfilling the role of the entrepreneur in your business, you must make the decision to take on that role. — Michael Gerber

I am a business owner. I’m a teacher. I think Justin’s actually kind of plain, kind of nerdy. But when I morph into Alyssa, I’m like this… Well, this creature, everything that Justin couldn’t be. — Alyssa Edwards

I am a small business owner; I’m in the agri-business. That’s about as blind a trust as you can get. We trust in the Lord for rain and many other things. — Sonny Perdue

At Shopify, we are trying to make things as simple as possible, but for the business owner, it’s not unlike starting your own little shop along Main Street somewhere. — Tobias Lutke

I’ve built employee perks programs before and it’s impossible to manually build a program that makes everyone happy. I’d make a deal with one gym then hear about another gym an employee would prefer. As a small business owner, I didn’t have the time or leverage to negotiate and manage dozens of vendor relationships. — Paige Craig

As an entrepreneur and a small business owner, you are intimately familiar with goals. You’ve dreamed of the ‘right’ ones, you’ve projected ‘real’ ones for the banker and the investor, and, secretly, you’ve imagined how life can be if you can reach the ones you’ve set. — Michael Gerber

Believe it or not, the biggest obstacle for a business owner with any size business is the internal response to the question – ‘Now what?’ Often this question is followed by a – deer in the headlights – response, which is then followed by stagnation. Following stagnation comes fear. — Darren L Johnson

As a business owner, what’s the sense in having droves of followers and connections if you aren’t able to turn them into paying customers? — Lewis Howes

As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways. — Tim Scott

As a small business owner, I’ve had to find ways to keep costs as low as possible while still providing customers with the ability to use their credit cards for payments. Many credit card processing companies are so expensive when it comes to fees that it started to feel like a losing proposition to offer this payment option. — John Rampton

As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies. — Melissa Bean

When designing algorithms as a business owner, your incentive is your profit, something for your business, it’s not an incentive to maximise something for the individual. — Hannah Fry

In 2007, Michael Grimm, former Marine, former FBI agent, accountant and attorney, was poised for success as a small business owner. Instead, as alleged, Grimm made the choice to go from upholding the law to breaking it. In so doing, he turned his back on every oath he had ever taken. — Loretta Lynch

The world of the small business owner is all about moving multiple items forward at once, and it’s a fool’s errand to believe one person can do it all when the shift comes from linear to parallel. — Michael Gerber

In addition to being a nurse, I’m also a small business owner and I taught at a local community college. I’m also a proud mother of three and grandmother of six – all of them wonderful. — Diane Black

As a small business owner myself, I talk to so many other business owners who delay seasonal hiring by waiting until the last minute to make their temporary hires. — Fabrizio Moreira

As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet. — Sue Kelly

I’ll never have the seniority of lions of the Senate who’ve been in office for decades. What I do have is a lifetime of experience as a parent and activist, small business owner, and lieutenant governor of Minnesota. — Tina Smith

As a small business owner, you may not have the luxury to throw good money after bad, but if you can ascertain the ‘why’ of the failure, you can draw some significance from it and then turn it into something that clients will buy. — Michael Gerber

My father was a small business owner. When I was growing up, he ran a one-hour photo store – back when there were one-hour photo stores. — Randall Park

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

I’m looking forward to being a mom and a wife and a business owner. — Melanie Roach

Why – because as a oil and gas small business owner – I know if someone is not doing their job, they should not get paid. Again leadership by example. — Jeff Landry

As the son of a small business owner, I know how regulatory overreach can stifle our economy and cost Americans jobs. — Todd Young

Sir Richard Branson started out as a small business owner and now owns a conglomerate that will give you a ride to the moon. If you pay for your ride with bitcoin, you’ll be using the first truly universal currency! — Perianne Boring

As a business owner who is looking to market his or her company, you should be on the lookout for opportunities to get face time with movers and shakers in your network. — Lewis Howes

As a business owner, leadership is more than just telling others what to do. Leadership is about the investment we make into others and the responsibilities we accept for being the voice and direction that others count on. — Lewis Howes

The challenge of any business owner is not only to keep the saw sharp, but also to know if you even have a need for such a tool. — Michael Gerber

The average small-business owner uses 18 apps to run their business every day, and if those applications don’t allow data to flow seamlessly and they don’t integrate, it’s going to become a point of friction. It’s going to prevent the small business from being successful. — Brad D. Smith

I now have 10-year-olds asking me about how to become successful, how to become a business owner, which is crazy – at 10 I was trying to figure out which Barbie I wanted. — Michelle Phan

I’m the guy who’s started businesses, I’ve been a small business owner. I’ve employed hundreds of Pennsylvanians. I know how to get jobs moving in the private sector, rein in the excesses in Washington, and bring some balance to a town that’s lost all balance. — Pat Toomey

I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth. — Melissa Bean

We need to get out of the way of the small business owner – and big business owners – and allow them to do what government can only dream of doing: creating jobs and thereby creating wealth. — Diane Hendricks

I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid. — Kevin McCarthy

As a business owner, I understand the importance of prioritizing your bottom line, but it’s equally as important to consider how you can succeed while also thinking about the long-term impact on the community. — Daniel Lubetzky

It’s the job of any business owner to be clear about the company’s nonnegotiable core values. They’re the riverbanks that help guide us as we refine and improve on performance and excellence. A lack of riverbanks creates estuaries and cloudy waters that are confusing to navigate. I want a crystal-clear, swiftly flowing stream. — Danny Meyer

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