Not only does this role ask for focus and passion, but it requires a certain kind of resilience, despite all the setbacks and failures along the way.

Even if you're the most motivated business owner in the world, a little more inspiration couldn't hurt. Enjoy these motivational quotes on your journey to small business success.

1. "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

2. "Don't worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow." -- Oprah Winfrey

4. "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 duplicable way." -- Clay Clark

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

6. "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

7. "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

8. "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion." -- Jack Welch

9. "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

10. "It's not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas." -- Edwin Land

11. "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -- Conrad Hilton

13. "You are not your resume, you are your work." -- Seth Godin

14. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." -- Vince Lombardi

15. "The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer" -- Nolan Bushnell

16. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." -- Albert Einstein

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

Published on: Dec 13, 2018
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