74+ Best Small Business Owner Quotes: Exclusive Selection

To be a small-scale business-owner, you must own a business with fewer than 500 employees and less than $7 million in annual revenues. Profoundly inspirational small business owner quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Small Business Owner Quotes

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. — Tom Peters, 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

People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. — John C. Maxwell

The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well. — John D. Rockefeller Jr.

You manage things; you lead people. — Grace Murray Hopper, computer scientist and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral

Just go for it. Don’t be afraid. You’re always going to wonder, ‘What if?’ — Sarah Lawrence, owner of Black Sheep Boutique

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. — Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist

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 failed my way to success. — Thomas Edison

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. — Milton Berle

Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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

It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. — Bill Gates

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.

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. — Norman Ralph Augustine

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. — Henry David Thoreau

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill

Only those who are asleep make no mistakes. — Ingvar Kamprad

When you cease to dream you cease to live. — Malcolm Forbes

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. — Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. — Henry Ford

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, chef and owner of Bubble and Brown Bakery

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. — Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce

If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large. — Jeff Bezos

I can give you a six — word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through. — Edward Rickenbacker, World War I fighter ace

The best way of learning about anything is by doing. — Richard Branson

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. — Bruce Lee, actor

It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be. — Richard Branson

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. — Pablo Picasso

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. — Jim Rohn

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. — Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. — George Addair

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. — Douglas MacArthur, U.S. general

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.

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. — Mark Twain

I would rather earn % off people’s efforts than % off my own efforts. — John D. Rockefeller, oil industry businessman

Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers. — Elizabeth Arden, founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Good order is the foundation of all things. — Edmund Burke

This might shock you, but you should fail during the course of your business. — Mike Kappel, founder and CEO of Patriot Software, LLC

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity — Albert Einstein

Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. — Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and speaker

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. — Frederick Douglass

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. — J.K. Rowling, author

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. — John Quincy Adams

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. — Lou Holtz

The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be. — Reid Hoffman

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him. — David Brinkley

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. — Robert Collier, author

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

The secret to getting ahead is getting started. — Mark Twain, author

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. — Coco Chanel

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. — Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. — John C. Maxwell

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. — Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft

You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are. — C.J. Hayden

When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’ — Tom Preston — Werner

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. — Truman Capote, author

Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last. — Ian Hutchinson, author

Fall seven times and stand up eight. — Japanese Proverb

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

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. — Zig Ziglar

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, Olympic track and field sprinter

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes. — Andrew Carnegie

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

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. — Robert Frost

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, former U.S. president

There is little success where there is little laughter. — Andrew Carnegie

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. — Oprah Winfrey

Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. — Theodore Roosevelt

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. — Jim Rohn

You don’t need to have a 100 person company to develop that idea. — Larry Page

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.

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

Whatever you are, be a good one. — Abraham Lincoln

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