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50 Business Owner Quotes

Updated: Jun 24, 2023

Being a business owner requires a lot of motivation. In this article, you will find 50 business owner quotes to keep you and your team motivated for the first half of the year. Make sure to share these quotes in your company memos and your customer newsletters. The selections will keep your employees inspired and your customers engaged.

business owner quotes

These quotes include the words of famous entrepreneurs, authors, successful enterprise owners, and overall experts in several fields. Being a business owner is a lot of hard work, but hopefully, these business owner quotes can help you carry on with your duties while looking for the best service or product to offer your loyal customers.

Business Owner Quotes

business owner quotes

1. "It doesn't matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once." - Mark Cuban

2. "The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it's so easy to be motivated." - Jeff Bezos

3. "In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love." - Warren Buffett

4. "Business opportunities are like buses: there's always another one coming." - Richard Branson

5. "Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble-making individual." - Natalie Clifford Barney

6. "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from." - Seth Godin

7. "When you build technology it's not just a matter of "what." In most cases the success ends up determined by "how" you build it—which foundations you used, how simple and scalable it is." - Tobi Lütke

8. "When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford

9. "Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow." - Anthony J. D'Angelo

10. "I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein

business owner quotes

11. "I definitely see a correlation between how many things a company gets right and how fast a company grows." - Garrett Camp

12. "Vision without action is a daydream." - Karthik Shankar

13. "We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in." - Arianna Huffington

14. "I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” - Estée Lauder

15. "Startups are the truest passion projects." - Vinay Kanchan

16. "If you wake up deciding what you want to give versus what you're going to get, you become a more successful person. In other words, if you want to make money, you have to help someone else make money." - Russell Simmons

17. "It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius." - Simon Sinek

18. "Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide." - Marva Collins

business owner quotes

19. "Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." - Sadie Delany

20. "Whatever you do, be different—that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you're different, you will stand out." - Anita Roddick

21. "All humans are entrepreneurs, not because they should start companies, but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA, and creation is the essence of entrepreneurship." - Reid Hoffman

22. "People don't take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it." - Michelle Zatlyn

23. "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." - Jim Rohn

24. "There is no better measure of your values than how you spend your time." - Scott Belsky

25. "No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected." - Lynda Barry

26. "If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started." - Drew Houston

27. "There's a silly notion that failure's not an option at NASA. Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough." - Elon Musk

28. "So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard." - Caterina Fake

29. "Success depends on employees. For me, knowing and connecting with my employees is very important." - Divine Ndhlukula

business owner quotes

30. "Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand." - Oprah Winfrey

31. "People don't take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it." - Michelle Zatlyn

32. "Making the decision to not follow a system or someone else's rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful." - Ishita Gupta

34. "If you broke a lot of rules as a kid, you’d probably make a great entrepreneur." - Harley Finkelstein

35. "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

36. "Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners." - Howard Schultz

37. "The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud." - Coco Chanel

38. "It's fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure." - Bill Gates

39. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." - Ray Goforth

business owner quotes

40. "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader." - Simon Sinek

41. "In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks." - Mark Zuckerberg

42. "I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition." - Larry Page

43. "I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist." - Virginia Rometty

44. "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall." - Vince Lombardi

45. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

46. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau

47. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

48. "People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing—that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar

49. "The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds." - Mark Twain

business owner quotes

50. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney

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