Halloween is a holiday where many aim to give others a fright. But, for small business owners, starting a company and keeping it running is a scary proposition in and of itself. This October 31, focus on these four inspiring quotes about overcoming fears and moving beyond them.

"Always do what you are afraid to do."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet and essayist

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

-Henry Ford, basically the Steve Jobs of the 1920s

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."

-Rosa Parks, civil rights activist

"Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold."

-Helen Keller, author and activist