21 inspirational quotes about business

QUOTES ABOUT BUSINESSIf you want to get seriously rich, then having your own business is probably the best, if not the only, way to do it.

Certainly, that would be true for most people.

Unless you’re a Hollywood A-lister, an investment banker on Wall Street or a top player in the NFL, the English Premier League or the Indian Premier League.

Otherwise, very few jobs would provide you with the means to get seriously rich beyond your dreams.

However, business is not for the faint-hearted; that’s important to recognize.

You’ll need to think big, and you must be prepared to take calculated risks. You must also be prepared to work very hard if you’re going to succeed in business.

There is no such thing as easy money. Your business must add value to people’s lives.

Adding value means offering customers products that provide them with real solutions to their problems.

You must offer good customer service too.

Great products and exceptional customer service will certainly attract customers, but the other key ingredient for business success is to manage money carefully, particularly when it comes to costs.

Money will flow into your business, and money will flow out too. The trick is to make sure that MONEY IN always exceeds MONEY OUT. And that’s easier said than done.

Get it the other way around for too long, and your business will go bankrupt.

Business success can be yours, but you have to be serious about it, and you have to be very professional too.

That said, it can be done, and people do. And if other people can do it, so can you.

Here are 21 inspirational quotes about business to help you think about it.

Quotes About Business (1-10):

  1. A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. ~Michael LeBoeuf
  2. If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. ~BC Forbes
  3. It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. ~Will Rogers
  4. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. ~Andy Warhol
  5. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. ~Aristotle Onassis
  6. An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. ~Dee Hock
  7. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell
  8. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well. ~Jeff Bezos
  9. If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem. ~ Paul Getty
  10. If you’re trying to create a company, it’s like baking a cake. You have to have all the ingredients in the right proportion. ~Elon Musk

Quotes About Business (11-21):

  1. All lasting business is built on friendship. ~Alfred A. Montapert
  2. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. ~Mary Kay Ash
  3. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~Henry Ford
  4. I like Mr. Gorbachev; we can do business together. ~Margaret Thatcher
  5. More business is lost every year through neglect than through any other cause. ~Rose Kennedy
  6. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold Geneen
  7. In modern business, it is not the crook who is to be feared most; it is the honest man who doesn’t know what he is doing. ~William Wordsworth
  8. It takes more than capital to swing business. You’ve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get by – Advertising, Initiative, and Dynamics. ~Isaac Asimov
  9. Business is simple. Money comes in, and money goes out. The skill is in making sure the former exceeds the latter, so you make a profit. ~Roy Sutton
  10. Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. ~W Edwards Deming
  11. There is only one boss; the customer. And he [or she] can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his [or her] money somewhere else. ~Sam Walton

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35 business quotes to inspire you today

BUSINESS QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUIf you’re looking for some business quotes to inspire you then I’ve curated 35 that you might find interesting.

From some of the great entrepreneurs, business thinkers and political figures, these quotes will certainly get you thinking.

So, take a few minutes to take a look and see what you think.

And please, feel free to pass them on.

Business quotes to inspire (1-10):

  1. Business is a combination of war and sport. ~Andre Maurois
  2. All lasting business is built on friendship. ~Alfred A. Montapert
  3. Industry is fortune’s right hand, and frugality its left. ~John Ray
  4. A company is only as good as the people it keeps. ~Mary Kay Ash
  5. A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. ~Henry Ford
  6. It’s not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts. ~Will Rogers
  7. It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. ~Tom Brokaw
  8. If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business. ~B.C. Forbes
  9. We don’t have a monopoly. We have market share. There’s a difference. ~Steve Ballmer
  10. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. ~Napoleon Hill 

Business quotes to inspire (11-20):

  1. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. ~Andy Warhol
  2. The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. ~Aristotle Onassis
  3. If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it. ~Charles Kettering
  4. Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything. ~John Kenneth Galbraith
  5. In business or in life, don’t follow the wagon tracks too closely. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  6. Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. ~Robert H. Schuller
  7. Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. ~Thomas A. Edison
  8. An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it. ~Dee Hock
  9. Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority. ~William Arthur Ward
  10. The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. ~Peter Drucker 

Business quotes to inspire (21-30):

  1. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell
  2. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn a reputation by trying to do hard things well. ~Jeff Bezos
  3. If you owe the bank $100 that’s your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that’s the bank’s problem. ~J. Paul Getty
  4. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work. ~Robert Orben
  5. An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage. ~Jack Welch
  6. Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing, layout, processes, and procedures. ~Tom Peters
  7. Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers. ~Ross Perot
  8. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. ~Howard Aiken
  9. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard for their own interest. ~Adam Smith
  10. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later. ~Harold S. Geneen

Business quotes to inspire (31-35):

  1. Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. ~W. Edwards Deming
  2. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. ~Dale Carnegie
  3. There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else. ~Sam Walton
  4. And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. ~Andrew Carnegie
  5. Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. ~Gary Ryan Blair

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