97+ Best Small Business Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Small businesses contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community in which the business is established.  Inspirational small business quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Famous Small Business Quotes

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

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

A big business starts small. Richard Branson

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

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

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

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. Chris Grosser

The Golden Rule for Every Business is this Put Yourself in your Customer’s Place. Orison Swett Marden

If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. B.C. Forbes

Never Give up. Today is hard and tomorrow will be Worse, but the day after Tomorrow will be Sunshine. Jack Ma

To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big. Aristotle Onassis

If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. B.C. Forbes

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

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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

Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. Chris Grosser

Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you. Tony Hsieh

Great things in business are never done by one person. Steve Jobs

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

Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers. Seth Godin

Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field. Denis Waitley

Patience This is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves. J. Paul Getty

My best advice to entrepreneurs is this forget about making mistakes, just do it. Ajaero Tony Martins

A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. Michael LeBoeuf

The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business. Aruna Bhayana

There are no working hours for leaders. James Cardinal Gibbons

The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do. Bill Phillips

Make a Customer, Not a sale. Katherine Barchetti

You have to work on the business first before it works for you. Idowu Koyenikan

Capital isn’t scarce. Vision is. Sam Walton

The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description. Caterina Fake

To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks. Bill Gates

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

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

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

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney

Never give up. Today is hard and tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma

Satisfaction is a rating. Loyalty is a brand. Shep Hyken

If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter F. Drucker

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

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare. Walt Disney

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading. Buying and selling. Anita Roddick

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine De Saint Exupery

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

Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you. Margaret Thatcher

Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationship. Henry Ross Perot

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

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

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

The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs one step at a time. Joe Girard

Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom. General George Patton Jr.

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

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary. Sam Walton

If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will. Bob Hooey

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. Bill Gates

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

Listening to your customers deeply, or you will have none. Bryan Clayton

It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work. Jeff Bezos

The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just best but legendary. Sam Walton

An obstacle is often a stepped stone. William Prescott

Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves. Steve Jobs

Business is the salt of life. Voltaire

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

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. Sam Levenson

Make the customer the hero of your story. Ann Handley

Don’t count the days, Make the days count. Muhammad Ali

What would you do if you weren’t afraid? Sheryl Sandberg

In order to succeed. We must first believe that we can. Nikos Kazantzakis

Make a customer, not a sale. Katherine Barchetti

The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business. Aruna Bhayana

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams. Michael Jordan

Setting Goal is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln

Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest. Kemmy Nola

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

Small opportunities are often beginning of great achievements. Demosthenes

Luck is what you have leftover after you give 100%. Langston Coleman

To be successful you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart. Thomas J. Watson

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

A winner never stops trying. Tom Landry

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follow. Steve Jobs

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain

You must not only aim right but draw the bow with all your might. Henry David Thoreau

Never ever give up! Constant effort is the key to successn. Xavier Davis

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. Steve Jobs

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis

If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail. Jeff Bezos

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Walt Disney