Inspirational Business-Related Quotes

For many people, running a small business is the embodiment of the American dream. It’s highly rewarding and empowering but does come with inherent difficulties. If you’re feeling lost or disillusioned, a little encouragement via business-related quotes can go a long way.


Customer Satisfaction

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”

~Michael LeBoeuf


“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

~Jeff Bezos


“What helps people, helps business.”

~Leo Burnett



“You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.”

~Dale Carnegie


“If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

~Zig Ziglar


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

~Henry Ford


“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make a difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.”

~Mary Kay Ash



“Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

~Jack Welch


“The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.”

~Walter Lippman


“I think that in any group activity – whether it be business, sports, or family – there has to be leadership or it won’t be successful.”

~John Wooden



“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

~Steve Jobs


“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.”

~Mattie Stepanek


“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.”

~Brian Tracy



“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”

~Mark Twain


“I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.”

~Leonardo da Vinci


“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 conjure up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.”

~Thomas J. Stanley


Quotes like these from successful people can provide a little encouragement that sparks inspiration and leads to brilliant insights. Sometimes that’s all you need to get back on track in a time of difficulty and gain the confidence necessary to excel in your industry.


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