If I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard.— Madam C. J. Walker
Sentimental Business Owners quotations
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
If you're going to be thinking anyway, think big!
How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
If you think you can't, you're right.
Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day.
This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth.
Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.
If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going.
To obtain financial freedom, one must be either a business owner, an investor, or both, generating passive income, particularly on a monthly basis.
Instead of complaining about your circumstances, get busy and create some new ones.
A business owner who is liberal probably inherited the business.
To have a healthy and thriving business, there must be healthy relationships with the C.E.O.S. in the organization and I'm not referring to the Chief Executive Offficers. I am talking about the Customers, the Employees, the Owner (or stockholders), and the Suppliers.
Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat the well enough so they don't want to.
Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.
A business owner can become rich exponentially and people who work for wages become rich incrementally.
If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100 percent from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement.
Love your parents. We are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
The ability to sell is the number one skill in business.
If you cannot sell, don't bother thinking about becoming a business owner.
To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game.
Corporate executives and business owners need to realize that there can be no compromise when it comes to ethics and that there are no easy shortcuts to success. Their companies need ethics carefully sewn into their fabric.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
All good businesses are personal. The best businesses are very personal.
Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.
The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year.
Either get busy living or get busy dying.
I grew up always admiring business owners.
I was always interested in knowing who pulled what strings. I've always been in love with the decision making process, not just the product.
Asset-heavy businesses generally earn low rates of return - rates that often barely provide enough capital to fund the inflationary needs of the existing business, with nothing left over for real growth, for distribution to owners, or for acquisition of new businesses
Formal education will make you a living;
self-education will make you a fortune. A successful business owner never stops learning. They educate themselves on the things they need to learn, and they never stop growing. They never arrive at a certain point and think, ahhh... now I don't need to learn anymore.
Customers will never love a company until the employees love it first.
The best ideas lose their owners and take on lives of their own.
Every successful business creates or provides something of value that other people want or need at a price they're willing to pay, in a way that satisfies the purchaser's needs and expectations and provides the business sufficient revenue to make it worthwhile for the owners to continue operation.
The Obama administration is not helping small businesses create jobs.
In fact, it is responsible for the regulatory uncertainty nearly 50 percent of small-business owners cite as responsible for their lack of hiring.
Focus on being productive instead of busy.
As a business owner or manager, you know that hiring the wrong person is the most costly mistake you can make.
We do not view the company itself as the ultimate owner of our business assets but instead view the company as a conduit through which our shareholders own assets.
When employees unite, they form a union but when business owners unite, they form a team.
I think I need to keep being creative not to prove anything but because it makes me happy just to do it... I think trying to be creative, keeping busy, has a lot to do with keeping you alive.
I have a hard time believing athletes are overpriced.
If an owner is losing money, give it up. It's a business. I have trouble figuring out why owners would stay in if they're losing money.
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance.
there are all kinds of wonderful new inventions that give you nothing as owners except the opportunity to spend a lot more money in a business that's still going to be lousy. The money still won't come to you. All of the advantages from great improvements are going to flow through to the customers.
Building a business is like building a home.
If the foundation rests on an unstable setting or is constructed with subpar materials, it doesn't matter if the rest of the home is perfect. It will never be a joy to its owner