How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top— Yvon Chouinard
Useful Small Business Owners quotations
The lion doesn't turn around when the small dog barks.
If you think you can't, you're right.
Sheer persistence is the difference between success and failure.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.
Show me a person who never made a mistake, and I will show you a person who never did anything.
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.
One small positive thought in the morning can change you whole day.
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.
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.
One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart.
The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance.
The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
There is no greater country on Earth for entrepreneurship than America.
In every category, from the high-tech world of Silicon Valley, where I live, to University R&D labs, to countless Main Street small business owners, Americans are taking risks, embracing new ideas and - most importantly - creating jobs.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
Social media requires that business leaders start thinking like small-town shop owners. This means taking the long view and avoiding short-term benchmarks to gauge progress. It means allowing the personality, heart and soul of the people who run all levels of the business to show.
Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.
Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U.
S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
Closing the gap for women entrepreneurs should be a priority for the federal government - and yet the Small Business Administration has failed in their promise to women business owners.
Most small businesses failed because the owner was under skilled, not under capitalized.
Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law.
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.
In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime.
You're generally better off sticking with what you know.
It's far more difficult being a small-business owner starting a business than it is for me with thousands of people working for us and 400 companies. Building a business from scratch is 24 hours, 7 days a week, divorces, it's difficult to hold your family life together, it's bloody hard work and only one word really matters - and that's surviving.
Dream Big. Start small. Act now.
The death tax causes one-third of all family-owned small businesses to liquidate after the death of the owner. It is also an unfair tax because the assets have already been taxed once at their income level.
As a member of the House Committee on Small Business and because of my own experience as a small business owner, I am appreciative of the impact these small businesses have on our local economies.
Most small business owners are not particularly sophisticated business people.
That's not a criticism; they're passionate about cutting hair or cooking food, and that's why they got in the business, not because they have an MBA.
Be grateful for small things, big things, and everything in between. Count your blessings, not your problems.
We dont need more of the same, typical politicians fighting for themselves and for special interests. We need someone to believe in our small-business owners again and someone to champion those folks who play by the rules.
Any small business owner wears many hats.
We [New View Window Cleaning] are the salesman, bookkeeper, scheduler, cleaner, customer complaint department, etc. If you aren't organized and willing to do all these things (at least in the beginning) you are better off working for someone.
There is no such thing as a 'free' government benefit.
Ask small-business owners who are footing skyrocketing bills for bottomless jobless benefits.
People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.
Most owners of small businesses openly state that they believe in the value of skills and operational training. However, they also admit that they themselves undertake very little training, or offer only limited training to their employees, because of time restraints.
Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was.
As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way
Like any small business owner, I experienced the pressures of building a company from the ground up - developing a business plan, balancing the books, meeting payroll and building a customer base.
We want to help U.S. entrepreneurs, small business owners, and brands and companies of all sizes sell their goods to the growing Chinese consumer class. Chinese consumers will get to buy the American products they want. This, in turn, will help create American jobs and increase U.S. exports.
When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses.
Most small-business owners have no financial education when they started.
They weren't trained to be entrepreneurs.
There are millions in this country of people who bring a lot of qualifications to the table, but I feel that there's an opportunity to be a voice for those people - as somebody who has been a small business owner, who's worked in the tech community, who is a mother of two small children, but also has experience in the public policy arena.