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120 Motivational Quotes for Small Business Owners

Starting and running your own business is exciting, but certainly stressful. There’ll be days when you feel overwhelmed and stressed out. There are so many responsibilities to handle. You feel like giving up.

Here are 120 motivational quotes to keep small business owners inspired and continue doing the work you love.

1. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”

Jason Fried, Founder & CEO of Basecamp
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2. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author

Takeaway: Start doing your best today, and you’ll be well-prepared for tomorrow. You’ll never be prepared if you wait until the perfect moment to start taking action and striving your best.

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

Aruna Bhayana, Lawyer & Digital Marketer

Takeaway: Open your horizons and think out of the box. Think “How can I make this happen?” instead of “This is not possible for a small business.”

4. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”

Muhammad Ali, Professional Boxer

Takeaway: You may have times when you think “I’ve been doing this for a year and nothing seems to be better.” Instead of feeling lost and demotivated by those thoughts, try to do your best every day.

5. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple

Takeaway: Think creatively to create innovative products.

6. “The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.”

Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney

Takeaway: The product is the core thing that makes a company stand out. How can you create a product that makes you stand out? Creativity and innovation.

7. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”

Mark Twain, American Writer and Publisher

Takeaway: The first step is always difficult. Getting started is scary for sure, but only when you get started do you have the momentum to get ahead.

8. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.”

Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart

Takeaway: Invest in improving customer service skills and practices, you’ll never go wrong.

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

Steve Jobs, Co-founder of Apple

Takeaway: Sometimes, customers don’t know what they need and you’re the one pointing that out for them. But in order to do so, you need to understand them well.

10. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher and Writer
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11. “Great customer service is a critical competitive advantage for a business.”

Steve Benson, Editorial Cartoonist

Takeaway: In this day and age when the competition is fierce, a higher level of customer service is a criterion for many customers when choosing a brand.

12. “Always give your best effort even when the odds are against you.”

Arnold Palmer, American Professional Golfer

Takeaway: Bad things happen, and you may feel like the whole world is against you. But don’t give up. Just give your best effort.

13. “Never ever give up! Constant effort is the key to success.”

Xavier Davis, Jazz Pianist and Music Educator

Takeaway: Besides giving your best effort, you should also make it a consistent habit.

14. “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, Inventor of Electric Self-Starter

Takeaway: Keep doing what you’re pursuing, and who knows what you’ll discover in your journey.

15. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”

Ralph Marston, Professional Football Player

Takeaway: Whenever you feel like “What am I doing this for? Why should I continue?”, remember this quote.

16. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”

C.S. Lewis, British Writer and Lay Theologian

Takeaway: On the journey of running into and experiencing hardships, we learn new things that make us extraordinary people.

17. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”

Hasidic Proverb

Takeaway: If you’re confident in what you’re doing, people will trust you and follow your leadership.

18. “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have.”

Thomas Jefferson, Former U.S. President

Takeaway: Patience and hard work are better strategies than waiting for some subtle luck.

19. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.

Roy L. Smith, Author

Takeaway: You should constantly review your business strategies and operations to figure out your weaknesses and improve them.

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

Nicole Snow, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author
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21. “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.”

John Hancock, Statesman and President of the Second Continental Congress

Takeaway: To get people to choose you and buy your stuff, you need the ability to get along with them and influencing their choices and actions.

22. “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”

Bill Phillips, American entrepreneur and author

Takeaway: You can dream and fantasize all the way you want, but only when you start doing something will it force you to be who you want to be.

23. “You don’t build a business. You build people and people build the business.”

Zig Ziglar, American Author and Motivational Speaker

Takeaway: You can’t build a business alone. You need the help of other people. But they should want to make it work, too. To engage your people, you need to upgrade your leadership skills.

24. “You have to work on the business first before it works for you.”

Idowu Koyenikan, Consultant and Author

Takeaway: You can’t expect your business to reach success right away. You have to sweat over it first.

25. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

Rikki Rogers, Writer and Marketer

Takeaway: We’re stronger than we think.

26. “Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy. Do what is great while it is small.”

Sun Tzu, Chinese Strategist, Writer, and Philosopher

Takeaway: No matter what you’re planning on, you need to take the first step.

27. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”

William Prescott, Military Commander

Takeaway: Obstacles are an inevitable part of life and we simply need to learn to face them.

28. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”

Scott Belsky, Entrepreneur and Author

Takeaway: It’s important to find ways to execute your ideas and make them become real.

29. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

Walt Disney, Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor, and Film Producer

Takeaway: No more “what-ifs”, just start doing it.

30. “To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.”

Aristotle Onassis, Greek Shipping Magnate
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31. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

Takeaway: You’ll discover opportunities when you experience hardships.

32. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”

Drew Houston, Entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of Dropbox

Takeaway: Getting something right for once will motivate you to make other things right. Of course, you don’t always get it right, but failure is just a part of entrepreneurship.

33. “Make the customer the hero of your story.”

Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer, Speaker and Author

Takeaway: Don’t make the mistake of making your products the hero. The hero should be your customers.

34. “Patience: This is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.”

J. Paul Getty, British American Petrol Industrialist

Takeaway: Be patient! Wait for the right opportunities and grab them.

35. “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, Belarusian-American Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

Takeaway: Your customers care about the value your products can offer them.

36. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”

Oprah Winfrey, Talk Show Host, Television Producer, Actress, Author, and Philanthropist

Takeaway: Focus on your effort rather than when you’ll be successful.

37. “Make a customer, not a sale.”

Katherine Barchetti, Owner of K. Barchetti Shops

Takeaway: Focus on building relationships with customers and make them want to come back. Don’t just sell something for them once and that’s it.

38. “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”

Napoleon Hill, Author of Think and Grow Rich

Takeaway: Being the captain means you have to make tough decisions and take risks. But you can steer that ship in any direction you want.

39. “Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose them.”

Kevin Stirtz, Author

Takeaway: Focus on creating the best experience for customers when they interact with your brand.

40. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho, Brazilian Lyricist and Novelist
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41. “Never give up. Great things take time.”

Dhiren Prajapati

Takeaway: Great results don’t come in a day or two. It’s a whole process of being consistent and sticking to your goals.

42. “Starting a successful business is not tricky. Starting a successful business does not require above average intelligence. Starting a successful business does require having a pig-headed, purpose-driven tenacity about achieving your life goals and fulfilling your life’s vision through providing products and services that offer uncompromising quality in a scalable and duplicatable way.”

Clay Clark, The Wheel of Wealth

Takeaway: To start a business and provide true value, you need patience, as well as an understanding of your products and customers.

43. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”

Robert H. Schuller, Televangelist, Pastor, Motivational Speaker, and Author

Takeaway: Difficult times will pass, but persistent people stay.

44. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

Sheryl Sandberg, Business Executive, Billionaire and Philanthropist

Takeaway: The fear of failure holds you back from taking risks and striving for what matters. So what if that fear is muted? What actions will take next?

45. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

Aristotle, Greek Philosopher

Takeaway: Knowing something that your competitors do not will give you a competitive advantage. Of course, building a business is more than just a secret. The aim is to actively and innovatively search for aspects that make you stand out.

46. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”

Michael Korda, Writer, Novelist and Editor-in-Chief of Simon & Schuster

Takeaway: Don’t get too comfortable. Once things have become easy, try to aim higher and push yourself a little more.

47. “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, Business Magnate

Takeaway: Doing business is a combination of developing products, services, and relationships.

48. “A winner never stops trying.”

Tom Landry, American Football Player and Coach

Takeaway: Even when you’re doing great and better than your competitors, don’t rest on your laurels.

49. “Failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.”

Jeff Bezos, Founder, Chairman, CEO, and President of Amazon

Takeaway: Be bold in making decisions. If you fail, you’ll learn something.

50. “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, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wendy’s
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51. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”

Margaret Thatcher, British Stateswoman, Former British Prime Minister

Takeaway: Seek innovative ideas that people haven’t thought of instead of following what everyone has done.

52. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist

Takeaway: When you start solving a problem, you often choose approaches that you’re familiar with. But they don’t always work. You have to find and experiment with other approaches to figure out a solution that works.

53. “Never give up. Today is hard and tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”

Jack Ma, Founder Alibaba Group

Takeaway: Be perseverant and you’ll see the light at the end of the tunnel.

54. “Customer don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.”

Donald Porter, Actor

Takeaway: Post-purchase experience affects your customers’ loyalty toward your brand.

55. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”

Harold Geneen, President of the ITT Corporation

Takeaway: Focus on the process and putting in the effort first, and you’ll reap the rewards later.

56. “Great things in business are never done by one person.”

Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple Inc.

Takeaway: It takes cooperation and support from every individual in your business to achieve great results.

57. “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, Writer and Business Visionary

Takeaway: Innovation is taking risks. In order to take risks, you need to put aside your fear.

58. “Business is the salt of life.”

Voltaire, French Writer, Historian and Philosopher

Takeaway: Doing business makes your life worth living.

59. “Know what your customer want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.”

Kevin Stirtz, Author of More Loyal Customers

Takeaway: Figure out your customers’ needs and wants, then your company’s strengths, and focus on improving the overlapping area between the two.

60. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Confucius, Chinese Philosopher
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61. “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”

B.C. Forbes, Financial Journalist and Author Forbes Magazine

Takeaway: Be responsible and take charge of your business.

62. “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”

James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenney

Takeaway: Growth requires the collaboration of people in a business. It doesn’t simply come as a coincidence.

63. “Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”


Takeaway: Negative impressions may last forever, damaging your brand reputation. You should improve every contact point you have with your customers to make them feel satisfied buying from you or working with you.

64. “If your business is not on the internet then your business will be out of business.”

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft Corporation

Takeaway: Build your business website and build brand awareness on digital channels. Spend time interacting with customers online and invest in digital marketing campaigns.

65. “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”

Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter

Takeaway: When in doubt, just continue doing what you’re doing.

66. “Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?”

Alex Noble, Athlete and Motivational Speaker

Takeaway: Be brave enough to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.

67. “You must not only aim right but draw the bow with all your might.”

Henry David Thoreau, American Essayist, Poet, Philosopher, and Historian

Takeaway: Find your goals and purposes, then put in your best efforts to make them happen.

68. “You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.”

Adena Friedman, President and CEO of NASDAQ

69. “Work 9-to-5, spend a couple of hours with your family, 7 to 2 am is plenty of time to do damage.”

Gary Vaynerchuk, Chairman of VaynerX

Takeaway: How do you spend time for your small business when you have a full-time job and a family? You have to carve out some hours for it.

70. “You don’t need to have a 100–person company to develop that idea.”

Larry Page, Co-founder of Google
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71. “Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get.”

Nelson Boswell, Author of Successful Living Day by Day

Takeaway: Provide the value that exceeds the expectations of your customers and audience.

72. “Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”

Kemmy Nola, Motivational Speaker

Takeaway: It’s hard to take initiative. But once you’ve taken the first step, you’ll get the momentum to keep moving.

73. “How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.”

Zig Ziglar, American Author and Motivational Speaker

Takeaway: No one is successful right from the beginning and in every aspect of life. It’s through failure, mistakes, and learning that we find opportunities to succeed.

74. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”

Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO of Amazon

Takeaway: In an ideal world, customers won’t have to call you because there aren’t any problems with the products, the packaging, or the shipping services. But in reality, we can’t guarantee those aspects will be perfect. You can provide articles, knowledge base, Q&A pages, and video tutorials on your website, written specifically for each stage of customers’ journey, so that customers can find answers by themselves before picking up the phone to call you.

75. “One of the marks of successful people is they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is they are talk oriented.”

Brian Tracy, Motivational Public Speaker and Author

Takeaway: Stop talking and actually take action.

76. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

Henry Ford, Founder of the Ford Motor Company

Takeaway: Concentrate on improving your service, and you’ll receive profits later.

77. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder

Takeaway: You should have a thorough understanding of your business, from the operations, goals, strategies to the people working in it.

78. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”

Ronald Reagan,  American Politician

Takeaway: There are no limits to what we can do, so your business will grow with you as long as you’re still devoted to it.

79. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-American Management Consultant, Educator, and Author

Takeaway: The decision to start that business, ignoring the fear of risks and difficulties lying ahead, is courageous.

80. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”

Robert Collier, Writer
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81. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

OG Mandino, American Author

Takeaway: It’s the determination that gives you the strength to overcome failure.

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

Anita Roddick, Founder of The Body Shop

Takeaway: No matter what industry you’re in or what segment you’re targeting, the basic principle is still buying and selling. Concentrate on making the buying and selling process as seamless as possible.

83. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Assembly

Takeaway: Besides making profits, businesses should also be responsible for the people working there and the planet they’re living on.

84. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”

Dennis Waitley, Motivational Speaker, Writer and Consultant

Takeaway: No matter what field you’re working in, learning continuously will get you far.

85. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”

Seth Godin, Author & Writer

Takeaway: Develop products that match your customers’ needs and wants. Too many businesses have failed because their product doesn’t fit the market.

86. “Business is all about relationships, how well you build them determines how well they build your business.”

Brad Sugars, Chairman and Founder of Action COACH

Takeaway: Doing business requires building relationships with customers, employees, partners, shareholders, and more.

87. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”

John D. Rockefeller, Industrialist and Philanthropist

Takeaway: Sometimes, it’s difficult to give up something that has already been good enough. But if you believe there are greater things to pursue, you need to learn to give up the smaller things.

88. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”

Sam Levenson, Humourist, Writer, Teacher, Television Host, and Journalist

Takeaway: It’s no use counting the time you spent on your business, especially when you’re demotivated. Keep going, just like the clock.

89. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Writer, Poet, Aristocrat and Journalist

Takeaway: To make things happen, you need to define your goal and make a plan for it. Or else it will just stay in your head and will never come true.

90. “Capital isn’t scarce. Vision is.”

Sam Walton, Walmart Founder
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91. “Satisfaction is a rating. Loyalty is a brand.”

Shep Hyken, Author and Speaker

Takeaway: Customers can be satisfied and give you good ratings, but it doesn’t mean they’re loyal to your brand. To build a brand, you need to focus on improving both customer satisfaction and loyalty.

92. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder

Takeaway: Achievements make you feel good, but failures make you wiser and stronger.

93. “To be successful you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.”

Thomas J. Watson, Chairman and CEO of IBM

Takeaway: Love your business and put your best efforts into it.

94. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

Helen Keller, American Author, Political Activist, and Lecturer

Takeaway: You can achieve so much when working with your team and knowing how to collaborate.

95. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.”

General George Patton Jr., General of the United States Army

Takeaway: To reach success, you need to learn to get back on your feet after failures and difficulties.

96. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”

Pablo Picasso, Spanish Painter, Sculptor, Stage Designer, Poet and Playwright

Takeaway: Taking action opens your path to success.

97. “Small opportunities are often beginning of great achievements.”

Demosthenes, Greek Statesman and Orator of Ancient Athens

Takeaway: Take small steps and grab small opportunities first, and you’ll discover greater things later.

98. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”

Bruce Lee, Actor, Director, Martial Artist and Philosopher

Takeaway: Any person can be a warrior, and even a successful one. Determine what’s important, focus on it completely, and fight.

99. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”

Steve Jobs, Co–founder and CEO of Apple

Takeaway: Although it seems like success has come too easy to successful people, it took a long time for them to get there.

100. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”

Theodore Roosevelt, Statesman and Politician
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101. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Assembly

Takeaway: Whether you can or can’t do something, it all depends on how you perceive your potential.

102. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: forget about making mistakes, just do it.”

Ajaero Tony Martins, CEO of POJAS Group of Companies

Takeaway: Making mistakes is inevitable in the entrepreneurship journey. So forget about it and just take action.

103. “Customer service is an opportunity to exceed your customer’s expectations.”

John Jantsch, Author of Duct Tape Marketing, Speaker and Author

Takeaway: Even the smallest things like a handwritten apology or thank-you note can positively change your customer’s expectations towards your business.

104. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.”

Bob Hooey, Author

Takeaway: You should never neglect your business’ customer service!

105. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

Truman Capot, American Novelist

Takeaway: Failure is what makes success sweeter.

106. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”

Chris Grosser, Photographer

Takeaway: You can’t expect great opportunities to come easily. You need to take the initiative and walk on a long path before opportunities show up along the way.

107. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell six friends. If you make customers unhappy on the internet, they can each tell 6,000.”

Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon

Takeaway: In this modern world, one unhappy customer can complain about you on review sites and social channels, which quickly spreads to thousands of people. Develop a plan for those situations.

108. “There are no working hours for leaders.”

James Cardinal Gibbons, American Prelate of the Catholic Church

Takeaway: There are no working hours for leaders because leaders work every hour they’re awake. Even when they don’t sit at their desk or are present at their company, their minds still think about work. Make sure you can find an acceptable balance before suffering from burnout.

109. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”

Walt Disney, Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor, and Film Producer

Takeaway: The hardest part about making dreams come true is to decide to pursue them. Make that decision and things will naturally follow.

110. “A big business starts small.”

Richard Branson, Business Magnate, Investor, and Author
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111. “Setting goal is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”

Tony Robbins, Author & Business Strategist

Takeaway: Goals require you to think closely about what you want to achieve and develop plans for achieving it.

112. “Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.”

Henry Ford, Founder of Ford Motor Assembly

Takeaway: It’s no use to blame someone or yourself for any mistake. Find a solution instead.

113. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”

Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer – Zorba the Greek

Takeaway: Faith in ourselves can be so strong that it leads us through the toughest times.

114. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”

Josh James, CEO and Co-founder of Omniture

Takeaway: If an idea keeps you up at night, consider pursuing it.

115. “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Damon Richards, Professional DJ, and Music Producer

Takeaway: Show that you care and customers will start to pay more attention to you.

116. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”

Walt Whitman, American Poet, Essayist and Journalist

Takeaway: Stay optimistic. Let the positive things perch on your face and leave the negative shadows behind.

117. “All you have in business is your reputation – So it’s very important that you keep your work.”

Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group

Takeaway: Keep up the good work to strengthen and maintain your business reputation.

118. “Help your team feel more connected to your company by incorporating the right digital technology tools into their workflow.”

Andrea Meyer, Journalist, Screenwriter, and Author

Takeaway: The right tools can engage your team and make everyone’s workflow smoother.

If your business runs on shifts, give the Camelo scheduling app a try! It’s free to get started.

119. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Warren Buffett, Business Magnate and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

Takeaway: Are you working on your small business because of yourself, or because you have loved ones to care about? Having a successful business can be a great gift for the people in your life.

120. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks
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We all have those times when we need small doses of inspiration to keep us going.

We hope these 120 motivational quotes will keep small business owners motivated and inspired. Stick them on the wall, in front of your computer, on your phone wallpaper. And keep striving for what you’re pursuing.

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