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Imelda @ Payhip

50 Motivational Quotes for Small Business

Running your own business isn’t easy. There is always a never-ending list of things to do and a glamorous list of external distractions that keep you further away from reaching your goals.

If you’re working from home, committing to getting out of bed to pursue your dreams is a tough challenge at times.

With that, I thought I’d give you a little bit of an uplifting message. When times get tough, you can fall back to this post to cheer you up and give you a dose of motivation to keep going.

I’ve collated a list of inspirational quotes that will hopefully serve as a wonderful reminder for you to chase your dreams.

Reminder to keep pursuing your goals

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
– Jim Rohn

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
– Mark Twain

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.

Inspirational Quotes for Small Business

You will never be completely ready. Start from wherever you are.
– C.J. Hayden

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

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

You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.
― Tom Hiddleston

Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Games are won by players who focus on the playing field –- not by those whose eyes are glued to the scoreboard.
― Warren Buffett

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.
― Shannon L. Alder

To dream of success is to set a goal of where you want to be; to wake up, take action, and achieve it is what true success is all about.
― Idowu Koyenikan

In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love.
― Warren Buffet

The world’s greatest achievers have been those who have always stayed focussed on their goals and have been consistent in their efforts.
― Dr Roopleen

What do you mean I have to wait for someone’s approval? I’m someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!
― Richelle E. Goodrich

Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground.
― Theodore Roosevelt

“Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.
― Timothy Ferriss

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it – then I can achieve it.
― Muhammad Ali

Motivational Quotes for Small Businesses

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
― Warren Buffett

Success in life is not for those who run fast, but for those who keep running and always on the move.
― Bangambiki Habyarimana

Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
– Milton Berle

The best way of learning about anything is by doing.
– Richard Branson

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
– George Addair

Reminder that failure and setback isn’t the end of the world

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
-Winston Churchill

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
-Robert Frost

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

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

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

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
― Thomas A. Edison

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
― Winston S. Churchill

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.
― Paulo Coelho

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
― Joel Osteen

Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
― Winston S. Churchill

Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
― Coco Chanel

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
― Theodore Roosevelt

The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.
― Aaron Lauritsen

Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.
― Coco Chanel

Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity
-Albert Einstein

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

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
-Oprah Winfrey

Small Business Motivational Quotes

What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
― Eleanor Roosevelt

Reminder to be kind to yourself and others

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
– Andrew Carnegie

You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.
– Dolly Parton

Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.
– Charles Glassman

Small Business Inspirational Quotes

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Stop beating yourself up for beating yourself up.
― Eleanor Brownn

Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals.
If you aren’t grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.

― Roy T. Bennett

Self-love is about slipping up, having the bad days and loving ourselves despite of them, forgiving ourselves and, most importantly, having compassion for ourselves and how we’re feeling. So, give yourself permission to fall down, but don’t give yourself permission to stay there.
― Saskia Lightstar

Leaning on others is a beautiful act of self-compassion.
― Sally Clarke, Protect Your Spark: How to Prevent Burnout and Live Authentically

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
― Brené Brown


Thank you for reading this post. Now spread this little dose of motivation to anyone else who might need this today 🙂 Take care!



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