Motivational Quotes About Business

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We have compiled over 1000 of the best inspirational and motivational quotes and sayings about business, entrepreneurship, and success.

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned veteran, we all know that the most important factor in your journey is keeping a sharp mind.

Negative thoughts always have a way of creeping back in and effecting your decision making process.

This is why its important to fill your mind with positive words each day so you can stay focused and committed to the task at hand.

Here are some great quotes about business that will get you pumped up!


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

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. – Suzy Kassem

If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you. – Steve Jobs

100% of customers are people. 100% of employees are people. If you don’t understand people, you don’t understand business. – Simon Sinek

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me

Create a vision that makes you wanna jump out of bed in the morning.

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

At first they’ll ask you why you’re doing it. Later, they’ll ask you how you did it.

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

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

Networking is not collecting contacts! Networking is about planting relations. –

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change. – Unknown

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

Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.

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

Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.

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

If people like you they’ll listen to you but if they trust you they’ll do business with you. – Zig Ziglar

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

Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once. – Drew Houston

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

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

If the plan doesn’t work change the plan not the goal. – Unknown

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

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

I create. I take risks. I live my passion. I am an entrepreneur.

Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get. – Nelson Boswell

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do. – Roy L. Smith

Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success. –
Thomas J. Stanley

The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live every day being fearless.

Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves it s amazing what they can accomplish. ― Sam Walton

Work so hard that one day your signature will be called an autograph.

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. ― Simon Sinek

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

A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts. – Richard Branson

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

The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. ― Peter F. Drucker

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

Quality is the best business plan. – John Lasseter

The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.

Focus on being productive instead of busy. – Tim Ferris

Truth builds trust. ― Marilyn Suttle

Sell the problem you solve, not the product.

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – R Colier

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

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.

The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. – Henry Ford

Be so good they can’t ignore you. – Steve Martin

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

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

After a while I looked in the mirror and realized … wow after all those hurts, scars, and bruises, after all of those trials, I really made it through. I did it. I survived that which was supposed to kill me. So I straightened my crown … and walked away like a boss.

The only limits are, as always, those of vision. – James Broughton

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

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

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

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

To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart. – Sr. Thomas Watson

Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming. – Richard Branson

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. ― Warren Buffett

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life. – Michael LeBoeuf

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea. – Robert Half

You can have everything you want in life if you just help enough people get what they want in life. – Zig Ziglar

Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult.

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

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. – Dwight Eisenhower

If you aren’t making a difference in other people’s lives, you shouldn’t be in business – it’s that simple. – Richard Branson

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

Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. – Farrah Gray

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. – Theodore Isaac Rubin

The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place. – Orison Swett Marden

There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them. – Seth Godin

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

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them. -Benjamin Jowett



1. Choose Your Customer

One of the biggest mistakes business owners do is they focus on what they really want to give customers.

They get lost in their idea and forget that a successful business is dictated by customers.

Rather than focusing on what you think they should want, give them what they want.

So when evaluating a business idea, find a sector of customers that need to be served.

Decide that “this group of customers” are going to be the ones I want to serve.

2. Solve Their Problems

Once you decide who your customer is, now it’s time to either solve their problems or make their lives easier.

Your product or service can only do one of these two things.

This is where you get to be creative and innovative because you can put your spin on how you will solve their problem or make their lives easier.

3. Innovate & Improve

Never become complacent in what you do.

Always look to improve and innovate your product or service.

Sometimes it can be a big change. Others it can be a small change.

But no matter what, you should always be looking to make some form of improvement otherwise you give your competitors a chance to sneak in and lure your customer away.

4. Focus On Yourself

While there can be some benefits to keeping an eye on your competitor, never spend too much energy on them.

For one, it can be mentally and emotionally draining.

Second, they could be wrong and wasting time, money, and resources.

But third, it takes away from the time you should be focusing on yourself.

5. Know Your Numbers

A business is nothing but a spreadsheet: money in versus money out.

As a business owner, you are a professional gambler making small and large bets each day.

Never lose sight of your numbers.

You should know your CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) like the back of your hand.

6. Sweat The Small Stuff

In your personal life sweating the small stuff would not be a good idea.

But as a business owner, it is.

Your business is nothing but the sum total of the details that make it all up.

So pay attention and take the time to know every aspect of your business.


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