10 Great quotes that help you run the best business possible…

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by Tom Watson on October 25, 2015

When you wake up one morning and decide to start your own business you are embarking on an amazing journey. You’ll have some up’s and downs along the way.

There is no way around that, but you can minimize the “downs” by studying what the super-successful people do in their own businesses.

One way to do that is to buy books written by those people. I’m a big fan of that approach, but it can be hard to read book after book each month. This is why I’ve always been a fan of reading quotes by successful people.

I like it because some of the best quotes out there can basically summarize key concepts in just a sentence or two. You get a business lesson for just a minutes worth of pondering what the quote was all about.

So it’s making the best use of your time. That’s not to say you should stop reading books, because you shouldn’t, but it’s just another technique for expanding your business acumen. Well, I’ve done enough talking, lets read some high quality business quotes!

Great Business Quotes

“The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.”

Barbara Corcoran, real estate magnate and ‘Shark Tank’ investor

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“We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes — understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.”

Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post

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“One thing is certain in business. You and everyone around you will make mistakes.”

Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group

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“Your customers are judging every aspect of every transaction and rating everything, from friendliness of people to ease of doing business to quality of product to service after the sale.”

Jeffrey Gitomer, American author, professional speaker, and business trainer

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“I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.”

Zig Ziglar, American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

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 “We’re all working together; that’s the secret.”

Sam Walton, Founder of Walmart

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“Start with good people, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all those things effectively, you can’t miss.”

Lee Iacocca, automobile executive

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“Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers.”

Ross Perot, American businessman

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“The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.”

Rupert Murdoch, business magnate

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“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.”

William Edwards Deming, an engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant

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I hope this collection of business quotes helps you get just a little more out of your business. Every quote has a lesson in it to some degree. My favorite of this groups is the last one. That is so true for the cleaning business. Share which one was your favorite in the comments below or add one of your favorites!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Wayne garcia October 25, 2015 at 11:01 am

I like Lee Laccoca quote. I agree totally. Important to reward your workers, and praise them, they will give that extra!

Recently you mentioned giving out flyers and going to real estate companies. Another one to contact is companies who build houses, offer to clean up after
All the builders and workmen have been.
I have had a lot of business doing that recently, but don’t make the mistake I made giving a price per square meter, go and see the property, the one I had was full of really high windows which were so difficult.
Is it me or do you find some Windows, when you do them in sunlight, they are near impossible!?

2 Tom Watson October 25, 2015 at 11:16 am

Thanks Wayne! Yes… you need to see them in person for best results (that is the only way in my opinion). And YES… windows in bright sunlight are a monster.

3 Cole Engle November 5, 2015 at 6:33 am

A good cleaning company asserts there
fine quality’s and completes there customers needs in a timely and fair manner. The customer’s needs are always first and then you can blend
experience and education to round the
Price that bridges their business desires.

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