It is fairly easy to start a business. To grow the business and make it successful is the real challenge. There is a lot that goes into growing a successful business: business plans, product development, marketing strategies, product launches, customer service, financial obligations, and more. Growing the business is hard, which is why it is easy to become discouraged.
Luckily, there are many entrepreneurs and successful CEOs that have shared stories of their challenges and successes. They all probably had difficult days and faced numerous challenges. Here are some quotes from successful business people to help inspire you and your business.
“Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all” – Michael Leboeuf
“There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” – Sam Walton
“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.” – Jack Welch
“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.” – Steve Jobs
“The golden rule for every business man is this: ‘Put yourself in your customer’s place.’” – Orison Swett Marden
“Great companies are built on great products” – Elon Musk
“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter Drucker
“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” B.C. Forbes
Learn from the entrepreneurs that came before you and the businesses that surround you. Business is an ever changing landscape. The sooner you learn, adapt and change, the bigger chance you have at being successful.
By Ashleigh Cue