13 Inspiring Quotes to Motivate Small Business Owners

November 16, 2021 – Loriel Chung

Are you constantly seeking inspiration to motivate your inner entrepreneur?
It is no secret that beginning a small business is not an easy task. It is a constant process of trial and error, learning from past mistakes and listening to your own inner voice to bring your idea to life.
You can reach a certain point in your entrepreneurial journey where you get frustrated because you spend countless hours without seeing any fruits from your labor. Approximately, 20 percent of small businesses fail within the first year and over 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business. However, it is your motivation and focused vision on your dream business that will drive you to achieve success.
We have gathered inspiring quotes from successful entrepreneurs that once were in your shoes to motivate you and help you dust off those days where everything seems impossible.

1. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”

–Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

2. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

–Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, Apple

3. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”

–Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder and Entrepreneur

4. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”

–Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO

5. “User experience is everything. It always has been, but it’s undervalued and underinvested in. If you don’t know user-centered design, study it. Hire people who know it. Obsess over it. Live and breathe it. Get your whole company on board.”

–Evan Williams, Co-Founder, Twitter

6. “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, Wendy’s

7. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.”

–Steve Case, AOL Co-Founder and CEO

8. “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.”

–Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay Cosmetics Founder

9. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”

–Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder

10. “Trust your instincts.”

–Estée Lauder, Founder, Estée Lauder

11. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

–Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder and former CEO

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

–Josh James, Omniture CEO and Co-Founder

13. "You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end."

-Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of Stella & Dot

Owning a business can be challenging but very rewarding. To achieve success in your business you must be focused, determined but, most importantly, believe you can accomplish great things. Read these inspirational quotes every day to remind yourself that even great minds have had bad days and you are not alone in this entrepreneurial journey. If you are in need of mentorship or experience-based guidance with your business, Perspectivas Globales is here to help. Contact us to see how PG can be part of your team of success.
What inspirational quote inspires you? Let us know in the comments!
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