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900 Motivational Quotes To Inspire Small Business Owners

1. “It used to be that the big eat the small; now it’s the fast that eat the slow. Fast is the new big.”


2. “When you support a small business, you’re supporting a dream”


3. “Support women. Support freelancers. Support creatives. Support small businesses.”


4. Thank you for supporting my small business. We are honored to have you on board.


5. “Supporting small businesses is like that first sip of coffee in the morning. So gooooood……”


6. “The most powerful thing we can do is get involved locally. Help our local community and become community activists in our own smaller circle.” – Gavin Creel


7. “Walking into a small business is like that warm feeling you get in a small country town where everyone smiles and says hello. Whereas a corporate store, the people look at you as another dollar sign.”


8. “We have to keep small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong.”


9. “Every small purchase makes a big difference!”


10. “When you support handmade you are not just supporting a person, small business, family, our economy; you are purchasing a small part of an artist’s heart.” — Unknown


11. “When you raise taxes on small businesses, from 35% to 40%, you will kill jobs.” — Mitt Romney


12. “Small businesses represent the creative consciousness…” – Maayan Zilberman and Alex Burn


13. “If you’re going to run a small business, you need to know what everyone is doing, be the first one in and the last one out, and work weekends.” – Glen Mazzara


14. “Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy, Do what is great while it is small.”


15. “Small businesses are the heartbeat of your neighborhood, the spine of your local economy, and the spirit of your town.”


16. “No protection for the small-business owner. Only taxes and extortion.”


17. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” —Robert Collier, author


18. “The self-employed need business strategies that are relationship-based, not transactional, authentic to who you are, and right-sized for small business.”


19. “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.” — Unknown


20. My favorite movie is 'Forrest Gump.' He said nobody makes money catching whales, people make money catching shrimps. So we serve small business.


21. “I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid.” — Kevin McCarthy


22. “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.” — Sue Kelly


23. “The good news for small businesses is that the big ones rarely bother to use their advantage to its maximum. Why? Because they’ve forgotten how to think like entrepreneurs.”


24. When you support a small business, you support a dream. – Anonymus


25. “I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I would like to see small farmers empowered. I feed my daughter almost exclusively organic food.” – Anthony Bourdain


26. “As someone who has owned a small business in the past, I understand how difficult it can be to get a loan.” — Tony Cardenas


27. “Small business. Big heart.”


28. Every small purchase makes a big difference. – Anonymus


29. “If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”


30. When you support handmade you are not just supporting a person, small business, family, our economy; you are purchasing a small part of an artist’s heart. – Anonymus


31. “My favorite movie is ‘Forrest Gump.’ He said nobody makes money catching whales, people make money catching shrimps. So we serve small business.” – Jack Ma


32. Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard-earned dollars. – Annia Bukhman


33. “In America, small business is a big deal.” — Bob Beauprez


34. “Run a home like you would a small business and treat it with the same seriousness.” — Anthea Turner


35. “For Small Owner Operated Businesses:


36. “A big business starts small.” – Richard Branson


37. A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in. – Nicole Snow


38. “Small businesses represent the creative consciousness...”


39. “A big business starts small.” — Richard Branson


40. Celebrity makes $80+ million a year, you will never meet them. You pay them full price or extra for what they sell. A small business owner makes $25K – $100K a year, they live next door, and you want a discount. – Anonymus


41. Small Business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient, & the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. - Unknown


42. “When you buy from a small business, you’re not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom and dad to put food on the table.”


43. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.”


44. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” – Paul Ryan


45. “We need to keep our small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong.”


46. “As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work.” — Kevin McCarthy


47. “Supporting a small business means you’re supporting a Family. You’re helping to pay a mortgage, electric bill, buy groceries, transportation, a child to get braces or sending a student to college.”


48. “Plan for what it is difficult while it is easy. Do what is great while it is small.”


49. When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance. – Anonymus


50. “By using locally manufactured products, you will be able to help the small entrepreneurs in your area to a great extent.”


51. “A big business starts small” – Richard Branson


52. “Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”


53. Giving a gift from a small business is giving a gift twice. – Anonymus


54. “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.”


55. “A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.” – Nicole Snow


56. “I was just trying to do a small business it grow that big, take that much responsibility and got in so much trouble. Every day is as busy as a President and I don’t have any power and then I don’t have my life.”


57. It’s time for a change. It’s time to #shoplocal and get back to the small businesses who know what it’s like to build a business, who understand that we need to #shopwithoursensorysenses.


58. “Small businesses create more jobs than large corporations.” — Kevin McCarthy


59. “Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget.” — John Boehner


60. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” — Paul Ryan


61. “The biggest mistake a small business can make is to think like a small business.”


62. I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it. – Bill Rancic


63. “By using locally manufactured products, you will be able to help the small entrepreneurs in your area to a great extent.” – Ram Nath Kovind


64. A big business starts small. – Richard Branson


65. “When you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance.”


66. “Small business people are people with goals and values that can’t be calculated on a profit and loss statement.” — Linda McMahon


67. Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere. – Paul Ryan


68. We’re a small business, but we make big changes.


69. “Just a small business that decided to go for it.”


70. “A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.” — Nicole Snow


71. Do something today that your future self will thank you for. - Sean Patrick FlanerySean Patrick Quote - Small Business Struggles5. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is


72. “A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.” Nicole Snow


73. “Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard-earned dollars.” – Annie Bukhman


74. “probably contributes to an explanation of why people litigate, why they start wars, and why they open small businesses.”


75. “Every small purchase makes a big difference.”


76. “Know your communities well! Ask your customers questions and get feedback, get to know them and their needs, chat with other small businesses, work together, and above all: support each other!” —Andrew Young, chef and owner of Bubble and Brown Bakery


77. “A big business starts small.”


78. We need to keep our small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong. – Keith Haynes


79. “We are going through tough economic times but things are looking up, and the indicators are improving not only for large corporations but also for small businesses.” — George Pataki


80. “If we were all rational, there would be no small businesses, there would be no exploration, there would be very little innovation and there would be no great leaders to inspire all those things.”


81. “If people support independently owned small businesses in their community, they can make a difference.”


82. “Support your friend’s small business and progress the way you support the celebrities you don’t actually know.”


83. Thank you for supporting my small business!


84. “The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation.” — Sandy Adams


85. “As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways.” — Tim Scott


86. “When you support handmade, you are not just supporting a person, small business, family, our economy; you are purchasing a small part of an artist’s heart.”


87. “When you support a small business, you support a dream.” — Unknown


88. Your purchase has just helped a small business. Thank you for your support. We can’t wait for you to try your [product] and tell us what you think.


89. “Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard earned dollars.”


90. A big business starts small.


91. “Small business people are people with goals and values that can’t be calculated on a profit and loss statement.” – Linda McMahon


92. “My grandfather had a paint store. It’s what put my mom through college. Small business is part of my family history.” — Sheryl Sandberg


93. “Think big, shop small.”


94. “Small business owners have great passion and conviction for their product or service, but sometimes they need some additional support.”


95. “… they [small businesses] contribute tremendously to the unique identities of communities everywhere.” – Maayan Zilberman and Alex Burn


96. “We need to keep our small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong.” — Keith Haynes


97. “When you support a small business you are supporting a dream.”


98. “It takes YOU to start the trend. Shop small. Shop local. Eat local. Spend local. Enjoy local.


99. “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.” — Sue Kelly


100. Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier


101. “It’s not the government that creates jobs; it’s small businesses.” — Karen Mills


102. ... they [small businesses] contribute tremendously to the unique identities of communities everywhere.”


103. “When you shop small, you are backing the small businesses that strengthen and diversify our communities.” – Elizabeth Rutledge


104. “I didn’t realize how hard it was to run a small business.” — Andrew Mason


105. “...when women gain control over spending, less family money is devoted to instant gratification and more for education and starting small businesses.”


106. Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. – Unknown


107. “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.”


108. “After working for 14 years on Wall Street and growing up in a family with strong roots in small business, I know how important the entrepreneurial spirit is to attaining the American dream.” — Ellen Tauscher


109. “Every small purchase makes a big difference.” — Unknown


110. “If I don’t support other small businesses, how can I expect others to support my small business.”


111. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into smaller manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain, American Humorist, and Author


112. “Small opportunities are often beginning of great achievements.”


113. “Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.” — Michele Bachmann


114. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.” – Paul Ryan, politician


115. “Many small businesses are doomed from day one, not from competition or the economy, but from the ignorance of their owners . . . their destiny is already decided because they have no idea how a business should be operated.” –William Manchee, author


116. “Many small businesses would rather face an angry barbarian horde than tackle their cash flow statement or price a new product.”


117. “Family farms and small businesses are the backbone of our communities.” – Tom Allen


118. “And what most people don’t understand is that the bulk of business in this country is small business.” — Alphonso Jackson


119. “A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.”


120. “We need to keep our small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong.” – Keith Haynes


121. “It’s not how far you fall but how high you bounce that counts” is a quote that will inspire your small business team.


122. “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” – Jack Ma


123. “We are so lucky”: Community keeps small business founders going after blaze tears through Melbourne warehouse


124. When you buy from a small business you’re not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home. You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy his team jersey, a mom put food on the table, a dad pay a mortgage or a student pay for college. – Anonymus


125. “70% of small businesses are owned and operated by a single person.”


126. “When you create more small businesses, you create small entrepreneurship. Out of that comes self-determination and employment.” –Jesse Jackson


127. “If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” – Ekaterina Walter


128. “Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard-earned dollars.”


129. “Big businesses can help by engaging aspiring entrepreneurs and promoting initiatives which support small businesses from within.”


130. “The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”


131. “Independent businesses give cities their shape, texture, color, and taste… often literally.” – Hasan Minhaj


132. “Don’t just stand for the success of other women – insist on it.” –Gail Blanke, President and CEO, Lifedesigns


133. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.”


134. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”


135. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


136. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” – Japanese proverb


137. “You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”


138. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” — Dave Thomas


139. “One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want.” –Zig Ziglar, Motivational Speaker, and Author


140. “Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.”


141. “I’m happy as long as I am making other people happy.”


142. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.”


143. “Never ever give up! Constant effort is the key to success.”


144. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Just keep pushing forward.” - Daymond John


145. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos


146. “Resilience isn’t a single skill. It’s a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.” – Jean Chatzky


147. “You are not your resume, you are your work.” — Seth Godin


148. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.” – Dennis Waitley


149. “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” –Nelson Mandela, South African Leader


150. “When you buy something made by a person, there is something special there, and you feel it.” – J. Donald Walters


151. “People think innovation is just having a good idea, but a lot of it is just moving quickly and trying a lot of things.” - Mark Zuckerberg


152. “It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.” – Orsola De Castro


153. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.” – Ralph Marston


154. “Think globally, act locally.”


155. I can’t imagine a person becoming a success who doesn’t give this game of life everything he’s got. – Walter Cronkite


156. “Entrepreneurs aren’t looking to go backward. They are looking to go forward, toward their prize of realizing their dreams.”


157. “If you broke a lot of rules as a kid, you’d probably make a great entrepreneur.” - Harley Finkelstein, president of Shopify


158. “Independent businesses are the lifeline of every community.”


159. “What if we started by slowing down and not consuming so much stuff, just because it’s there and cheap and available.”


160. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.”


161. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.”


162. “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


163. “I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials.” — Jessica Hart


164. “I don’t build to have clients. I have clients in order to build.” – The Fountainhead


165. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”


166. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do” – Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple


167. “Anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.”


168. “Study successful people and businesses, then do what they did to become successful while making slight modifications to fit your lifestyle, your values, your business model & your goals.” – Clay Clark


169. “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin, naturalist, biologist, author


170. “In order to succeed. We must first believe that we can.”


171. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”


172. “Starting a successful business is not tricky. Starting a successful business does not require above average intelligence.” – Clay Clark


173. “Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.” – Anonymous Entrepreneur


174. “Don’t spread yourself too thin… focus trumps freneticism any day.”– John Coleman


175. The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. – Debbie Fields


176. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell


177. “If you look at history, innovation doesn’t come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” – Steven Johnson, author and speaker


178. “I think local shopping areas and markets are terribly important, both for tradespeople and the local feeling of an area.” – Prunella Scales


179. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey


180. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric


181. “Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” – Jim Rohn


182. “Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.” – Frank Zappa


183. “Bringing great people onto your team is about demonstrating that size really doesn’t matter – people do.”


184. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


185. “You can feel when someone really cares about the neighborhood they’re running a business in.” — Sandeep Salter


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


187. “Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.”


188. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” – Josh James, CEO and co-founder of Omniture


189. “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


190. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”


191. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” — Oprah Winfrey


192. “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” – Newt Gingrich, politician, author


193. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill


194. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” —Bruce Lee, actor


195. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” –Guy Kawasaki, Alltop Co-Founder, and Entrepreneur


196. “You don’t need to have a 100–person company to develop that idea.”


197. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg


198. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman and motivational speaker


199. And so you get a different kind of care and quality in their product because their work is a reflection of themselves.


200. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra


201. “Make something people want" includes making a company that people want to work for.”


202. “I want to support my friend’s business but I’m just not into (fancy nails, jewelry, vegan baking, hipster sweaters for pugs, etc)”


203. “In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.”


204. “As a leader, it’s a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow.” - Himanshu Bhatia, founder & CEO of Ricovr Healthcare


205. “A Knock Down Does Not Have To Be A KnockOut.” – Kyle Vidrine


206. “Don’t be afraid to assert yourself, have confidence in your abilities, and don’t let the bastards get you down.” –Michael Bloomberg, Former Mayor of New York and Founder of Bloomberg L.P.


207. “Not a single person has died of boredom reading this book.”


208. “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


209. “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.” - Vince Lombardi, football coach and NFL executive


210. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn't need to talk to you. It just works.” - Jeff Bezos


211. “You don’t learn to walk by following the rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” — Richard Branson


212. “In a world that’s changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” - Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook


213. “Don’t deliver a product, deliver an experience.”


214. “Failure is not to be feared. It is from failure that most growth comes.”


215. “Find a great mentor, someone who has already been through the many challenges of being an entrepreneur.” -Jodi Levine


216. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” —Jeff Bezos


217. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.” – Albert Einstein


218. “Think globally, act locally urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and take action in their own communities and cities.” – Patrick Geddes


219. “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” — Napoleon Hill


220. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best but legendary.”


221. “Most independent businesses are run by people – not by boards, not by stockholders, not by algorithms.” — Erica Cerulo


222. “I see dead Presidents. Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington.”


223. “These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community.” – Rembert Browne


224. “Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”


225. “Any time is a good time to start a company.” –Ron Conway, Noted Startup Investor, SV Angel


226. “The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.” -Michael Gerber


227. “Buy local fruits and veggies at the grocery store. You will support local businesses and cut down on all the fuel that is used to truck produce around from state to state.” – Ashlan Gorse Cousteau


228. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain


229. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” – Nikos Kazantzakis, Greek writer and Nobel Prize nominee


230. “Authenticity and hustle – that’s why you should support independent businesses.” – Yu-Ming Wu


231. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.” Eleanor Roosevelt


232. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”


233. “There are no working hours for leaders.”


234. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” — Henry Ford


235. “Success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves—their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.” - Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, and author


236. Pivoting is not the end of the disruption process, but the beginning of the next leg of


237. There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard. – C.J. Walker


238. “Just go for it. Don’t be afraid. You’re always going to wonder, ‘What if?’” —Sarah Lawrence, owner of Black Sheep Boutique


239. “Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress.” –Seth Godin, Author


240. “When you support an independent business, you’re supporting a true reflection of the person or people behind it.” – Stella Ishii


241. “To create success in your business, you have to protect your capacity to serve others by learning to work efficiently and effectively.”


242. “Everything starts with the customer.”


243. “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”


244. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” – Jeffrey Zeldman


245. I’m happy as long as I am making other people happy. – Dominique Ansel, Dominique Ansel Bakery


246. “Setting goal is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”


247. “You can’t lose confidence in yourself, or you’ve lost already. When you get knocked down, you’ve got to keep getting back up.” -Tim Tebow


248. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody.” —Herbert Swope, journalist


249. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.


250. “Decision making and problem solving are not the same. To solve a problem, one needs to find a solution. To make a decision, one needs to make a choice.”


251. “Fast fashion is not free. Someone somewhere is paying.” – Lucy Siegle


252. “Most independent businesses are run by people – not by boards, not by stockholders, not by algorithms.” – Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur


253. “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.”


254. “The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker


255. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” –Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder, and former CEO


256. “Good things come to those who shop local.”


257. “The biggest risk is not in what you build. It is in not supporting what you build.”


258. “Shop local, cause Amazon won’t sponsor your kid’s ball team.”


259. “When you cease to dream you cease to live.”


260. “By doing so, you’re directly putting money back into your own community. You’re funding great ideas and ventures that can only exist outside of mainstream, corporate chains.” – Tamara Santibanez


261. “Always treat your employees exactly as you want them to treat your best customers.” –Stephen R. Covey, Author


262. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” –Marc Benioff, Salesforce CEO


263. “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


264. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” — Albert Einstein


265. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer and have a burning desire to succeed.”


266. “I would rather earn 1% off 100 people’s efforts than 100% off my own efforts.” —John D. Rockefeller, oil industry businessman


267. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.” – Joe Girard


268. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison


269. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”


270. “Bringing great people onto your team is about demonstrating that size really doesn’t matter – people do.” Jess Campbell


271. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison


272. “I’m tough, ambitious, and I know exactly what I want. If that makes me a bitch, okay.” –Madonna, singer


273. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison, inventor


274. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” —Truman Capote, author


275. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?” –Trevor D. Richardson, author


276. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein


277. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”


278. “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.”


279. “Your number one customers are your people. Look after employees first and then customers last.” —Ian Hutchinson, author


280. “Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.” – Tom Peters, author


281. “What helps you persevere is your resilience and commitment.”- Roy T. Bennett


282. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”


283. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” —J.K. Rowling, author


284. “You manage things; you lead people.” —Grace Murray Hopper, computer scientist and U.S. Navy Rear Admiral


285. “Don’t start a business unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” - Mark Cuban


286. “It's stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion, perspective, and are able to align the interest of a great team.” - Steve Case


287. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.”


288. “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain


289. “Build systems for the business to come, not the business you have.”


290. “It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.” — Mary Kay Ash


291. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” — Coco Chanel


292. “Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it.” - Reid Hoffman


293. “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


294. “I’m a normal consumer but try to do the best I can. I try to buy locally, and I mostly avoid supermarkets.” – Imelda May


295. “I definitely see a correlation between how many things a company gets right and how fast a company grows.” - Garrett Camp, co-founder of Uber


296. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”


297. “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell, former U.S. National Security Advisor


298. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.” - Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker


299. “I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it's common sense.”


300. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison, inventor


301. “You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!”


302. “Note to self: every time you were convinced you couldn’t go on, you did.” ― Unknown


303. “Support your friends. Don’t ask for free stuff, pay for it. Go to their shows, be the first to buy their products and promote their ideas.” — Unknown


304. “I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials.” – Jessica Hart


305. “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”


306. “The goal as a company is to have customer service that is not just the best, but legendary.”


307. “I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.” — Eliot Page


308. “You have to work on the business first before it works for you.”


309. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


310. “What is the difference between coaching, consulting, and training?


311. “Independent businesses create and offer choice.” — Lyndsey Butler


312. “Independent business is the fabric, man.”


313. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


314. “In a world where you can shop anywhere…shop local.”


315. “What if we started by slowing down and not consuming so much stuff, just because it’s there and cheap and available.” – Andrew Morgan


316. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln


317. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”


318. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”


319. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” —Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist


320. If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”


321. “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho, author


322. “Independent businesses are where innovation happens - it’s where things move forward.”


323. “As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.” – Emma Watson


324. “Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”


325. “The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts.”


326. “No matter what, expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.” - Lynda Barry, cartoonist, author, and motivational speaker


327. “Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” -Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter


328. “One of the marks of successful people is they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is they are talk oriented.” – Brian Tracy


329. “You only have to do a few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.” – Warren Buffett


330. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill


331. “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”


332. “How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.”


333. Support your friend’s business and progression like you support the celebrities that you actually don’t know. – Anonymus


334. “Don’t be cocky. Don’t be flashy. There’s always someone better than you.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO


335. “One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.” - Jeff Bezos


336. “Buy GOOD things from REAL people.”


337. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”


338. “There is little success where there is little laughter.”


339. “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs


340. “What can go wrong, will go wrong.” – Ozzy Osbourne


341. “Independent businesses make neighborhoods healthy; they ground them.”


342. “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” — Edwin Land


343. “You need to spend all of your time and energy on creating something that actually brings value to the people you’re asking for money!” – Gary Vaynerchuk


344. “Support each other. Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?”


345. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.”


346. “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”


347. “Good order is the foundation of all things.”


348. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” – Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook


349. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”


350. “Hakuna Matata… it means no worries!” – Lion King


351. “Supporting another person’s success won’t ever damper yours.”


352. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer and have a burning desire to succeed.” – Dave Thomas


353. “Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”


354. “Chase the vision, not the money. The money will end up following you.”


355. “Independent business is the fabric, man.” – DJ Clark Kent


356. “A person who is quietly confident makes the best leader.” – Fred Wilson, co-founder of Union Square Ventures


357. “Never let yourself be pushed around–but treat the good people great.”


358. “I don’t believe in luck, I believe in preparation.” – Bobby Knight


359. “Some of the most green people in our lives are our parents and grandparents, who always bought locally and carefully.” – Su-chin Pak


360. “The first one gets the oyster, the second gets the shell.” – Andrew Carnegie


361. “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower, former president


362. “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”


363. “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, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox


364. “The way to get started in business is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney


365. “Great customer service is a critical competitive advantage for a business.”


366. “If people haven’t laughed at your dreams, then you aren’t dreaming big enough. Just keep pushing forward.” - Daymond John, founder, President, and CEO of FUBU


367. “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” – Babe Ruth


368. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”


369. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.”


370. “I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”


371. “Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open.” – Thomas Dewar, distiller, businessman


372. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor and director


373. “The best compliment is the referral of family and friends.”


374. “When life gets you down, you know what you gotta do? Just keep swimming.” — Dory


375. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”


376. “An obstacle is often a stepped stone.”


377. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” - Thomas Edison


378. “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.” –Wayne Gretzy, Hockey Star


379. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” – Bill Gates


380. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”


381. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” - Henry Ford


382. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: The fear of failure.”


383. “Make the customer the hero of your story.”


384. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” Thomas Watson, CEO of IBM


385. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t — you’re right.” –Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder


386. “Most independent businesses are run by people - not by boards, not by stockholders, not by algorithms.”


387. “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” —Rosalynn Carter, former U.S. first lady


388. “Support each other. Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?” – Scarr and Los Franco


389. “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”


390. “If we did all the things we were capable of, we would astound ourselves” – Thomas Edison, inventor


391. “Some of the most green people in our lives are our parents and grandparents, who always bought locally and carefully.” — Su-chin Pak


392. “In the face of adversity, we have a choice. We can be bitter, or we can be better. Those words are my North Star.” ― Caryn Sullivan


393. “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” – Mahatma Gandhi


394. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” – Richard Branson


395. “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” —Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce


396. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” —Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing


397. “Be passionate and move forward with gusto every single hour of every single day, until you reach your goal.” - Ava DuVernay, filmmaker


398. “These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community.”


399. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” - Sara Blakely


400. “Independent businesses are the lifeline of every community.” — Wilson Tang


401. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: forget about making mistakes, just do it.”


402. “If you don’t laugh reading this book I’ll eat my pocket protector. Wait, did I just admit I had a pocket protector?”


403. When you buy something made by a person, there is something special there, and you feel it. The consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself. – J. Donald Walters


404. “An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements.” - Scott Belsky


405. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. - Steve Jobs


406. “Some of the most green people in our lives are our parents and grandparents, who always bought locally and carefully.”


407. “Don’t count the days, Make the days count.”


408. “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”


409. “Independent businesses create and offer choice.” – Lyndsey Butler


410. “I try to eat locally and go to the farmer's market.”


411. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”


412. “I think I'm a critic of corporate power, whether locally or globally.”


413. “You’re helping real people - who you may know personally - do what they do better.”


414. “The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.”― Robert Jordan


415. Support your friends. Don’t ask for free stuff, pay for it. Go to their shows, be the first to buy their products and promote their ideas. – Anonymus


416. “Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?” – Alex Noble


417. “It is not your job to prove your value to anyone. It is your job to find the people that already value what you do.”


418. “If you don't love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” - Mia Hamm


419. “Have the end in mind and every day make sure you’re working towards it.” – Ryan Allis, co-founder of iContact Corporation


420. “Startups are the truest passion projects.” - Vinay Kanchan


421. “When nobody fails, everybody loses. Feedback and resilience are vital.” ― Alan Froggatt


422. “Hope is the thing with feathers” — Emily Dickenson


423. “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.”


424. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estée Lauder


425. “And so you get a different kind of care and quality in their product because their work is a reflection of themselves.” – Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur


426. “When you support an independent business, you’re supporting a true reflection of the person or people behind it.” — Stella Ishii


427. “You don’t need to have a 100–person company to develop that idea.” – Larry Page


428. “You want to know who your real friends are? Start your own business and ask for their support.”


429. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” – Phil Knight


430. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson Sr., CEO of International Business Machines


431. “There’s this joy that comes from sitting down to solve a problem and standing up when it’s done and good. Building a company or managing people is never just done.” - Drew Houston


432. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass


433. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant


434. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” - Napoleon Hill


435. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.


436. “Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get.”


437. “Business opportunities are like buses: there’s always another one coming.” - Richard Branson


438. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”


439. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”


440. “The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locally grown or locally produced food into one's nutrition plan, is of great importance.”


441. “You don’t build a business, you build people, then people build the business.” – Zig Zigler


442. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful business entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” –Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, and CEO, Apple


443. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” – Charles F. Kettering


444. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing—that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar, author, salesman, and motivational speaker


445. “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”


446. “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”


447. “Friends don’t let friends shop at chain stores”


448. “The only way you survive is you continuously transform into something else. It’s this idea of continuous transformation that makes you an innovation company.” – Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM


449. “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, author and motivational speaker


450. “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars — I look for 1-foot bars that I can step over.” – Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway


451. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’”


452. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox


453. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”


454. “Know what your customer want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.”


455. “Independent businesses make neighborhoods healthy; they ground them.” – Bernie Telsey


456. “When you serve the customer better, they always return on your investment.”


457. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” –Babe Ruth, Baseball Legend


458. “Fast fashion is not free. Someone somewhere is paying.”


459. “Patience: This is the greatest business asset. Wait for the right time to make your moves.”


460. “If you hear a voice within you saying ‘you are not a painter’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent Van Gogh


461. “Make the choices that make you nervous. If you make the choice that’s the easy way out, that wasn’t the big vision or big choice to make.” – Eileen Burbidge, partner of Passion Capital


462. “Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.” – Wayne Huizenga, serial entrepreneur


463. “You want to know who your real friends are? Start your own business and ask for their support.” – Steve Jobs


464. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill


465. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”


466. “You want to shop and live near places that actually mean things to people; places that have a real effect on communities.” – Sandeep Salter


467. “Failure is not to be feared. It is from failure that most growth comes.” -Dee Hock


468. “Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes playing a poor hand well.” –Jack London, Author


469. “On the other side of a storm is the strength that comes from having navigated through it. Raise your sail and begin.” – Gregory S. Williams


470. “You can’t be successful in business without taking risks. It’s really that simple.”


471. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”


472. “When I go to a new place, I’ll find the locally made natural lip balms and buy them as my little memento.” — Betsy Hodges


473. “You’ve got to be willing to say the thing you didn’t think you would say and do the thing you didn’t think you would do to get the results you’ve always said you deserve.”


474. “Shop where you stay, shop where you see smile, shop such so they sustain.” – Amit Kalantri


475. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” - Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr


476. “Even the tiniest of flowers can have the toughest roots.” ― Shannon M Mullen


477. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” – Steve Case, co-founder of AOL


478. “Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.” – Anna Lappe


479. “There’s no luck in business. There’s only drive, determination and more drive.”


480. “You’re helping real people – who you may know personally – do what they do better.” – DJ Neil Armstrong


481. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”


482. “Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt


483. “Everyone has an innate capacity to bounce back from setbacks, reconnect with their passion for work, do their best and thrive no matter how dire external circumstances may seem.” ― Rani Bora


484. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” –Steve Case, AOL Co-Founder, and CEO


485. “Always give your best effort even when the odds are against you.”


486. I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs


487. “We used to build businesses with all effort and hard work. Today, we create businesses by paying attention to what the market wants and co-creating with those we serve.”


488. “In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local.” – Robyn Liechti


489. “Surround yourself with like-minded people who support you on the road to success.”


490. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”


491. “Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners.” - Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks


492. “Customer don’t expect you to be perfect. They do expect you to fix things when they go wrong.”


493. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden


494. “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president


495. “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.”


496. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” – Jeff Bezos


497. “The only way around is through.” – Robert Frost


498. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.” –Ray Kroc, McDonald’s Founder


499. “Here is the simple but powerful rule… always give people more than they expect to get.” – Nelson Boswell


500. “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” - Jessica Herrin


501. “I do a lot of reading about food and the food industry, so I try to eat locally and go to the farmer’s market.” – Nikki Reeds


502. “This might shock you, but you should fail during the course of your business.” —Mike Kappel, founder and CEO of Patriot Software, LLC


503. “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.”


504. “Risk is essential. There is not growth of inspiration in staying within what is safe and comfortable. Once you find out what you do best, why not try something else?”


505. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.” – Henry Ford


506. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” — Jeff Bezos


507. “The consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself.” – J. Donald Walters


508. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” - Virginia Rometty, former chairman, president and CEO of IBM


509. “My advice for anyone thinking of starting their own business is, above all, don’t wait. If you get an idea in the shower in the morning, try to make it the next day.” - Harley Finkelstein


510. “If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.” – Peter Singer


511. The best compliment you can give is a referral. – Anonymus


512. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Nelson Mandela


513. “Vision without action is a daydream.” - Karthik Shankar


514. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” – Oprah Winfrey


515. “Business has only two functions – marketing and Innovation.”


516. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney


517. “The secret of success in any field is redefining what success means to you.” – RuPaul


518. “Independent businesses create and offer choice.”


519. “The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake, founder of Flickr


520. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. – Dwight D. Eisenhower


521. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed. You only have to be right once.” - Mark Cuban


522. “Independent businesses are the lifeline of every community.” – Wilson Tang


523. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer


524. “When I go to a new place, I'll find the locally made natural lip balms and buy them as my little memento.”


525. “Authenticity and hustle - that’s why you should support independent businesses.”


526. “The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” —Tom Peters, author


527. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister


528. ”It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”


529. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


530. “Good things come to those who shop local.” – Melinda Lemay


531. “You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.” – Johnny Cash


532. “We don’t let go of something until the benefits of what’s ahead are greater than what we’ve been holding on to.”


533. “When you make the effort to spend and support the mom and pop business owners, you are supporting and building your community.”


534. “Resilience is built from real hardship and cannot be bought or manufactured.” ― Julie Lythcott-Haim


535. “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall


536. You can feel when someone really cares about the neighborhood they’re running a business in.


537. “If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.”


538. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”


539. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau


540. “Please start a business during this depressive recession. Your opportunity only goes up from here. Opportunities come and go but if you do nothing about them so do you.”


541. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg


542. “Never give up. Great things take time.”


543. “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!” – Henry Ford


544. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”


545. Supporting another person’s success won’t ever damper yours. – Anonymus


546. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


547. “The best way of learning about anything is by doing.”


548. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local and that’s kind of the same. – Anonymus


549. “Luck is what you have leftover after you give 100%.” – Langston Coleman


550. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.” –Dave Thomas, Founder, Wendy’s


551. ”It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”


552. “You can’t have a million-dollar business dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” – Stephen C. Hogan


553. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” - Estée Lauder


554. “There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin


555. “Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.” - Marva Collins, educator and businesswoman


556. “I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” - Virginia Rometty


557. “Customer service is an opportunity to exceed your customer’s expectations.”


558. “Resilience is born by grounding yourself in your own loveliness, hitting notes you thought were way out of your range.” ― Gregory Boyle


559. “Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.”


560. “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. First Lady


561. Do not judge me by my success. Judge me


562. “Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” – Theodore Roosevelt


563. “Business is all about relationships, how well you build them determines how well they build your business.”


564. “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy local. And that’s kind of the same.”


565. “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”


566. “If you aren’t first, you’re last.” – Talladega Nights


567. “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” - Steve Jobs


568. “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.”


569. “Where do you put the fear when you choose to innovate? The fear is there, but you have to find a place to put it.”


570. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” - Walt Disney


571. “If your business is not on the internet then your business will be out of business.”


572. “It’s during our very worst fall that we can either die or learn to fly.” ― Sira Masetti


573. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.”


574. “Every business has its own story and its own personality.”


575. “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” - Albert Einstein


576. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk


577. “The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.”


578. “Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.”


579. “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”


580. “The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and to influence their actions.”


581. “You can feel when someone really cares about the neighborhood they’re running a business in.” – Sandeep Salter


582. “People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.” –John Maxwell, author


583. “Independent businesses feel like home.”


584. “Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.” – Orison Swett Mard, inspirational author


585. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” - Napoleon Hill


586. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”


587. “Independent businesses are where most interesting concepts and new ideas are generated.”


588. “Work 9-to-5, spend a couple of hours with your family, 7 to 2am is plenty of time to do damage.” – Gary Vaynerchuk, chairman of VaynerX


589. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill, self-help author


590. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”


591. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” - Jim Rohn


592. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” – Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga


593. Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right. - Henry Ford


594. “One of the marks of successful people is they are action oriented. One of the marks of average people is they are talk oriented.”


595. “I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it.” Maya Angelou


596. “All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.” – Paul Ryan


597. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” — Kahlil Gibran


598. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”


599. Starting a successful business is not tricky. Starting a successful business does not require above average intelligence.


600. “Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – Jimmy Carter, 39th U.S. president and philanthropist


601. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”


602. “Hard work without a solid plan isn’t likely to get you where you want to be. You need to be teachable; you need to be dedicated, and you need to work smart.”


603. “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson, author, speaker and international advisor


604. “Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading. Buying and selling.”


605. “The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” – Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA


606. “The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases—it becomes familial.” — Rembert Browne


607. “I don’t know the word ‘quit.’”


608. “Support movers, makers, hustlers, shakers.”


609. Just Keep Swimming. - Dory, Finding Nemo


610. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?” –Trevor D. Richardson


611. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” — Charles F Kettering


612. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


613. “Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.” - Arianna Huffington


614. “You are on the eve of a complete victory. You can’t go wrong. The world is behind you.” - Josephine Baker, entertainer and civil rights activist


615. “Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.” –Sloan Wilson, writer


616. “Help your team feel more connected to your company by incorporating the right digital technology tools into their workflow.”


617. “Support your friend’s businesses and progressions in the same way you support celebrities you don’t know.”


618. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”


619. The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases — it becomes familial.


620. “Failure and invention are inseparable twins. To invent you have to experiment, and if you know in advance that it’s going to work, it’s not an experiment.”


621. “When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’” – Tom Preston-Werner, co-founder of Github


622. “My best advice to entrepreneurs is this: forget about making mistakes, just do it.” – Ajaero Tony Martins


623. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” – Drew Houston


624. “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” - Mae Jemison


625. “I think I’m a critic of corporate power, whether locally or globally.” – Naomi Klein


626. “The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel


627. “There’s a feeling of shared responsibility and ownership when you support an independent business.”


628. “To be successful you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart.”


629. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”


630. “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”


631. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”


632. “Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway.” —Eleanor Roosevelt, former U.S. first lady


633. “A full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” - Mark Twain


634. “To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” – Bill Gates


635. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” –Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder, and CEO


636. “If you make customers unhappy in the physical world, they might each tell six friends. If you make customers unhappy on the internet, they can each tell 6,000.”


637. “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


638. “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” - Seth Godin


639. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.” –Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Founder, and CEO


640. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.”


641. “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” –Ralph Nader, political activist


642. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” -Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder and CEO


643. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


644. “Satisfaction is a rating. Loyalty is a brand.”


645. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar


646. “When I go to a new place, I’ll find the locally made natural lip balms and buy them as my little memento.” – Betsy Hodges


647. “In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local.” — Robyn Liechti


648. “The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”


649. “Clothes could have more meaning and longevity if we think less about owning the latest or cheapest thing and develop more of a relationship with the things we wear.” – Elizabeth L. Cline


650. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton


651. “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have.”


652. “Independent businesses give cities their shape, texture, color, and taste... often literally.”


653. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” -Jack Welch


654. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”


655. “In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local.”


656. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.” –Walt Disney, Co-Founder, Disney


657. “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.”


658. Never give up. Today is hard. Tomorrow is worse. But the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. - Jack Ma


659. “Success depends on employees. For me, knowing and connecting with my employees is very important.” - Divine Ndhlukula, founder and Managing Director of DDNS Security Operations


660. “The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases — it becomes familial.” – Rembert Browne


661. “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines how your life’s story will develop.”


662. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” —Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa


663. “I don’t know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher


664. “The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the importance of shopping and buying local.” – Mike Parson


665. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius


666. “The way your employees feel is the way your customers will feel. And if your employees don’t feel valued, neither will your customers.” —Sybil F. Stershic, speaker and author


667. “Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be.” – John Wooden, basketball player and head coach at the University of California


668. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”


669. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” — Jack Welch


670. “I dream, I test my dreams against my beliefs, I dare to take risks, and I execute my vision to make those dreams come true.” - Walt Disney


671. “Running a startup is like being punched in the face repeatedly, but working for a large company is like being waterboarded.” –Paul Graham, co-founder of Viaweb


672. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right.”


673. “We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.”


674. “If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti, Legendary Race Car Driver


675. “Preparation doesn’t assure victory, it assures confidence.” – Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Worlds


676. “Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph: a beginning, a struggle, and a victory.” –Mahatma Gandhi, Political and Spiritual Leader


677. “Work 9-to-5, spend a couple of hours with your family, 7 to 2 am is plenty of time to do damage.”


678. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” - Albert Einstein


679. “Too many people measure how successful they are by how much money they make or the people that they associate with. In my opinion, true success should be measured by how happy you are.” - Richard Branson


680. “Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.” –Brian Tracy, author


681. “Never, never, never give up.” –Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister


682. “Once people become knowledgeable and passionate about ecological issues and see how their day-to-day actions impact the future, they don’t go back.”


683. “Eat. Live. Breathe. Shop Local.”


684. “Good things come to those who shop local.” — Melinda Lemay


685. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?”


686. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” –Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO


687. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.”


688. “Independent businesses are where innovation happens – it’s where things move forward.” – Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen


689. “Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity”


690. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” ― Margaret Thatcher


691. “People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” – Peter Drucker, management consultant, educator, author


692. “Don’t count the days. Make the days count.”


693. “Don’t pass up something that’s attractive today because you think you will find something better tomorrow.” - Warren Buffett


694. “It’s important to support people who put their heart, soul, and last dollar into something they believe in.” – Jillionaire


695. “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G.K. Chesterton


696. “A winner never stops trying.”


697. “It’s important to support people who put their heart, soul, and last dollar into something they believe in.”


698. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton, hotelier and founder of Hilton Hotels


699. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.” –Tim Westergen, Pandora Founder


700. “Great things in business are never done by one person.”


701. “You never achieve real success unless you like what you are doing.”


702. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and activist


703. “To be successful, you must act big, think big and talk big.”


704. “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein


705. “The best customer service is if the customer doesn’t need to call you, doesn’t need to talk to you. It just works.”


706. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” ― Jack Dempsey


707. “Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.”


708. “There is no better measure of your values than how you spend your time.” - Scott Belsky, co-founder of Behance


709. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.”


710. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”


711. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.” –Josh James, Omniture CEO and Co-Founder


712. “All you have in business is your reputation – So it’s very important that you keep your work.”


713. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” —Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc.


714. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.”


715. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” –Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister


716. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn, entrepreneur


717. 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. – Zig Ziglar


718. “If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail.”


719. “I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through–then follow through.” —Edward Rickenbacker, World War I fighter ace


720. “You don't build a business, you build people, then people build the business.”


721. “Capital isn’t scarce. Vision is.”


722. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” –Maya Angelou, author


723. “If you can dream it, you can do it.”


724. “My wardrobe comprises of the world’s top designers and is equally filled with shopping from roadside stalls and local shops because I believe ‘if it looks good, it looks good!’ full stop.” – Pooja Bedi


725. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar, writer and salesman


726. “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”


727. “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” - Bill Gates


728. “Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.” – E.F. Schumacher


729. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”


730. “The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.”


731. “The more you engage with customers the clearer things become and the easier it is to determine what you should be doing.” —John Russell, former vice president of Harley-Davidson


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


733. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman and motivational speaker


734. “Never Give up. Today is hard and tomorrow will be Worse, but the day after Tomorrow will be Sunshine.”


735. “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller, Jr., businessman and philanthropist


736. “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” —Mark Twain, author


737. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller, industrialist and philanthropist


738. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”


739. “You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” – Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


740. “Fall seven times, rise eight.” – Japanese Proverb


741. “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” —Ronald Reagan, former U.S. president


742. “There is no finish line. There are only mile markers.” – Michael Ventura, novelist


743. “Having a successful life and business requires that we first learn who we are, then do what we have to do in order to have what we want.”


744. “Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.” – Vivienne Westwood


745. “The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.”


746. “Don’t find fault. Find a remedy.”


747. “Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.”


748. “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon


749. “Life is what happens when you’re making other plans.” – John Lennon


750. “You must not only aim right but draw the bow with all your might.”


751. “If I’m hunting down gifts, I like to buy locally.” – Arabella Weir


752. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?” — Trevor D. Richardson


753. “Independent business bring originality and variety in a world that’s becoming increasingly homogenized.”


754. “Ideas are a commodity. Execution of them is not.” –Michael Dell, Dell Chairman, and CEO


755. “Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.”


756. “Shop local, because Amazon won’t sponsor your kid’s ball team.”


757. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” –Richard Branson, Virgin Group Founder


758. “Independent businesses feel like home.” – Y. Daguilh and M. Gleason


759. “Once people become knowledgeable and passionate about ecological issues and see how their day-to-day actions impact the future, they don’t go back.” – Saloni


760. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” —Bill Gates, founder and CEO of Microsoft


761. “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” - Sadie Delany, educator and civil rights pioneer


762. “Trust your instincts.” –Estée Lauder, Founder, Estée Lauder


763. “If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.” - Larry Page, CEO of Google


764. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. – Norman Schwarzkopf


765. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon


766. “Always deliver more than expected.” –Larry Page, Co-Founder, Google


767. “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”


768. “The key to success is not through achievement, but through enthusiasm.” –Malcolm Forbes


769. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford, industrialist, inventor


770. “A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” –Melinda Gates, businesswoman


771. “Clothes could have more meaning and longevity if we think less about owning the latest or cheapest thing and develop more of a relationship with the things we wear.”


772. “Independent businesses make neighborhoods healthy; they ground them.” — Bernie Telsey


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


774. The consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself.


775. “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin


776. “When you buy something made by a person, there is something special there, and you feel it.”


777. “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask: ‘compared to what?'” – Sydney Harris


778. “Support your friend’s business and progression like you support the celebrities that you actually don’t know.” — Unknown


779. “Change what you can, manage what you can’t.” – Raymond McCauley


780. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” – Henry Ford


781. “The best way to support your "friend's" business is to pay full price.”


782. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing; that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar


783. “Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”


784. “Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationship.”


785. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller


786. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” — Vince Lombardi


787. “As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.”


788. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”


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


790. “Repetition makes reputation and reputation makes customers.” —Elizabeth Arden, founder of Elizabeth Arden, Inc.


791. “Daily habits that create steady mindsets are vital to be sure the uncontrollable circumstances of business and life don’t derail you.”


792. “There is no finish line. There are only mile markers.”


793. “Management is about human beings. Its task is to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.” - Peter Drucker


794. “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rodgers


795. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle


796. “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” - Iyanla Vanzant, inspirational speaker


797. “Support your friends’ businesses and progressions like you support the celebrities that you don’t actually know.”


798. “You can’t ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.” – Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Apple


799. “Support your friends. Don’t ask for free stuff, pay for it. Go to their shows, be the first to buy their products and promote their ideas.”


800. “They’re the ones that are actually of, and not just in, a community.”


801. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.”


802. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin


803. “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” ― Gever Tulley


804. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


805. “Tough times never last, but tough people do.”


806. “Business is the salt of life.”


807. “Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”


808. “The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.”


809. “Independent businesses are where most interesting concepts and new ideas are generated.” – Sabrina De Sousa


810. “You want to shop and live near places that actually mean things to people; places that have a real effect on communities.”


811. “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” – Ellen DeGeneres, television host, comedian, writer


812. Every time you spend money you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want. – Anna Lappe


813. “It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.”


814. “If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.” –Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn Co-Founder, and Venture Capitalist


815. “By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” –Robert Frost, poet


816. “I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials.”


817. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey


818. “Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.” – Harvey Mackay, businessman, author


819. “When you support an independent business, you're supporting a true reflection of the person or people behind it.”


820. “The human capacity for burden is like bamboo- far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” ― Jodi Picoult


821. ... business is a cobweb of human relationship.


822. “In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.” –Sid Caesar, Entertainer


823. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” - John D. Rockefeller


824. “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.”


825. “Entrepreneurship is the last refuge of the trouble-making individual.” - Natalie Clifford Barney, playwright and novelist


826. “Your success is limited by your personal development- what you think you’re capable of, what you think you deserve, and the mindsets that hold you back.”


827. “Life throws challenges but with patience and resilience, you can convert every challenge into a new opportunity to grow.” – Amit Ray


828. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”


829. “Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”


830. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”


831. “Every problem is a gift—without problems we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins


832. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”


833. “If the fire in your heart is strong enough, it will burn away any obstacles that come your way.” ―Suzy Kassem


834. “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


835. “If someone gives you coaching, be respectful enough to take action.”


836. “Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” -Charles F. Kettering


837. “Think globally, act locally.” – Paul McCartney


838. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.”


839. “Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.” –Lisa Stone, BlogHer Co-Founder, and CEO


840. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.” – Jack Welch


841. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.”


842. “The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.” – Jeff Bridges


843. “I failed my way to success.”


844. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”


845. “Every company’s greatest assets are its customers because without customers there is no company.”


846. “First rule of leadership: everything is your fault.” –A Bug’s Life


847. “It’s failure that gives you the proper perspective on success.” -Ellen DeGeneres, comedian


848. “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”


849. “Every contact we have with a customer influences whether or not they’ll come back. We have to be great every time or we’ll lose them.”


850. “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” — Farrah Gray


851. “Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”


852. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” – Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Co.


853. “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”


854. “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” Joseph Campbell


855. “You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.”


856. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” –Thomas A. Edison, inventor


857. “Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister


858. “You don’t build a business. You build people and people build the business.”


859. “The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.” - Mark Twain


860. “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.”


861. “No matter how you define success, you will need to be resilient, empowered, authentic, and limber to get there.” – Joanie Connell


862. “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”


863. “If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail. It takes backbone to lead the life you want.” – Richard Yates, fiction writer


864. “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney, Founder of JCPenney


865. “Life-fulfilling work is never about the money⁠—when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” - Eileen Fisher, fashion designer and founder of Eileen Fisher Inc


866. “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”


867. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.”


868. “By doing so, you’re directly putting money back into your own community. You’re funding great ideas and ventures that can only exist outside of mainstream, corporate chains.”


869. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.”


870. “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” –Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, and CEO


871. You may encounter many defeats,


872. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Sheryl Sandberg


873. “The Golden Rule for Every Business is this: Put Yourself in your Customer’s Place.”


874. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” — Robert F. Kennedy


875. “I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it’s common sense.” – Eliot Page


876. “Be local, buy local.”


877. “First, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.”


878. “You don’t need to have a 100–person company to develop that idea.” – Larry Page, co-founder of Google


879. “Everyone experiences tough times; it is a measure of your determination and dedication how you deal with them and how you can come through them.” -Lakshmi Mittal


880. “Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.”


881. “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local, and that’s kind of the same.” — Unknown


882. “Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.”


883. “Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel


884. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk.” – Mark Zuckerberg, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Facebook


885. “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”


886. “An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.” – Jasmine Guy


887. “Action is the foundational key to all success.”


888. “Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.”


889. “Supporting another person’s success won’t ever damper yours.” – Layla Fidel


890. “Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one-yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.” -H. Ross Perot


891. “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi


892. “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”


893. “Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.” – Zig Ziglar, author, salesman and motivational speaker


894. “Independent business brings originality and variety in a world that’s becoming increasingly homogenized.” – Craig Costello


895. “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.”-Arianna Huffington, president The Huffington Post Media Group


896. “Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet.”-Robert H. Schuller, pastor


897. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” – Ronald Reagan


898. “As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.” — Emma Watson


899. “There’s a feeling of shared responsibility and ownership when you support an independent business.” – Angie Martinez


900. ”Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.”


901. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”


902. “Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.” – Les Brown, motivational speaker, author


903. “Make a Customer, Not a sale.”


904. “The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locally grown or locally produced food into one’s nutrition plan, is of great importance.” – Tyler Florence


905. “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” –Dale Carnegie, Author, and Motivational Speaker


906. “Supporting another person’s success won’t ever damper yours.” — Unknown


907. “Can’t forget you only get what you give.” – New Radicals


908. “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” —Napoleon Hill, author of “Think and Grow Rich”

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