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Quotes About Small Business

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Jarod Kintz
“I should open up a dry cleaners/pizza parlor. Extra Stain Sauce will be free, but removing it out of your clothes will cost you.”
Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Lorii Myers
“The code-of-ethics playlist:
o Treat your colleagues, family, and friends with respect, dignity, fairness, and courtesy.
o Pride yourself in the diversity of your experience and know that you have a lot to offer.
o Commit to creating and supporting a world that is free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
o Have balance in your life and help others to do the same.
o Invest in yourself, achieve ongoing enhancement of your skills, and continually upgrade your abilities.
o Be approachable, listen carefully, and look people directly in the eyes when speaking.
o Be involved, know what is expected from you, and let others know what is expected from them.
o Recognize and acknowledge achievement.
o Celebrate, relive, and communicate your successes on an ongoing basis.”
Lorii Myers, Targeting Success, Develop the Right Business Attitude to be Successful in the Workplace

Shirley George Frazier
“Surround yourself with like-minded people who support you on the road to success.”
Shirley George Frazier, Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business: Solutions You Can Use Today

John Greenleaf Whittier
“As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.”
John Greenleaf Whittier

William Manchee
“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, Go Broke, Die Rich: Turning Around the Troubled Small Business

Sheryl WuDunn
“...when women gain control over spending, less family money is devoted to instant gratification and more for education and starting small businesses.”
Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Nicole Fende
“Not a single person has died of boredom reading this book.”
Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

Anita Campbell
“Update a traditional element of your business with social media designs. Facebook, Twitter, and other social media are hot right now, and leveraging their popularity can make your business stand out, be memorable, and seem fresh and up-to-date.”
Anita Campbell, Visual Marketing: 99 Proven Ways for Small Businesses to Market with Images and Design

“Mom & pop stores are not about something small; they are about something big. Ninety percent of all U.S. businesses are family owned or controlled. They are important not only for the food, drink, clothing, and tools they sell us, but also for providing us with intellectual stimulation, social interaction, and connection to our communities. We must have mom & pop stores because we are social animals. We crave to be part of the marketplace. ”
Robert Spector, The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving

William Manchee
“There are few experiences in life as painful and brutal as the failure of a small business. For a small business conceived and nurtured by its owner is like a living, breathing child. Its loss is no less traumatic than losing a loved one.”
William Manchee, Go Broke, Die Rich: Turning Around the Troubled Small Business

Michael Dorris
“How long does it last?" Said the other customer, a man wearing a tan shirt with little straps that buttoned on top of the shoulders. He looked as if he were comparing all the pros and cons before shelling out $.99. You could see he thought he was pretty shrewd.
"It lasts for as long as you live," the manager said slowly. There was a second of silence while we all thought about that. The man in the tan shirt drew his head back, tucking his chin into his neck. His mind was working like a house on fire
"What about other people?" He asked. "The wife? The kids?"
"They can use your membership as long as you're alive," the manager said, making the distinction clear.
"Then what?" The man asked, louder. He was the type who said things like "you get what you pay for" and "there's one born every minute" and was considering every angle. He didn't want to get taken for a ride by his own death.
"That's all," the manager said, waving his hands, palms down, like a football referee ruling an extra point no good. "Then they'd have to join for themselves or forfeit the privileges."
"Well then, it makes sense," the man said, on top of the situation now, "for the youngest one to join. The one that's likely to live the longest."
"I can't argue with that," said the manager.
The man chewed his lip while he mentally reviewed his family. Who would go first. Who would survive the longest. He cast his eyes around to all the cassettes as if he'd see one that would answer his question. The woman had not gone away. She had brought along her signed agreement, the one that she paid $25 for.
"What is this accident waiver clause?" She asked the manager.
"Look," he said, now exhibiting his hands to show they were empty, nothing up his sleeve, "I live in the real world. I'm a small businessman, right? I have to protect my investment, don't I? What would happen if, and I'm not suggesting you'd do this, all right, but some people might, what would happen if you decided to watch one of my movies in the bathtub and a VCR you rented from me fell into the water?"
The woman retreated a step. This thought had clearly not occurred to her before.”
Michael Dorris, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

Nicole Fende
“If you don’t laugh reading this book I’ll eat my pocket protector. Wait, did I just admit I had a pocket protector?”
Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

Nicole Fende
“Many small businesses would rather face an angry barbarian horde than tackle their cash flow statement or price a new product.”
Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

Nicole Fende
“I see dead Presidents. Lincoln, Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington.”
Nicole Fende, How to be a Finance Rock Star

K. Raveendran
“90% of new business fail in the first three months of launching, due to lack of proper planning, wrong selection of niche/products and marketing platform.”
K. Raveendran, How to Start a New Business from Scratch and Skyrocket your Income in 9 Easy Steps

Jim Blasingame
“Every small business has to become a publisher—a publisher of marketing messages and customer resources, and a publisher of stories.”
Jim Blasingame, The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance

Nkem Paul
“If leadership is the way forward, vision is its walking stick.”
Nkem Paul

Dawn Fotopulos
“The goal is to build a profitable business, not maintain an expensive hobby that will leave you in the poorhouse.”
Dawn Fotopulos, Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners

Trevor D. Richardson
“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, Dystopia Boy: The Unauthorized Files

Jim Blasingame
“In the marketplace, small businesses are the face and voice of humanity, which provides them with a great advantage in the Age of the Customer.”
Jim Blasingame, The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance

Jim Blasingame
“If you don’t have regular and accurate financial statements, you’re driving your business 100 miles an hour down a one-way street the wrong way, at night, in the fog, without lights.”
Jim Blasingame, The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance

“Profit isn’t and shouldn’t be the mission of business. The mission of business is to help people. To help your customers, your co-workers, your employees, and your partners. Success is not a number — it’s not X dollars or Y customers — it’s a measurement of VALUE.”
Fran Tarkenton

“As a small business owner, you must sell or you will go out of business. Therefore, you must prospect (it's an integral part of the process). You have to bring people to your business, not just wait for them to show up.”
Diane Helbig, Lemonade Stand Selling: Accelerate Your Small Business Growth

“The New Economy is one where small business has the advantage. What is it
about small business that is unique? Today’s small businesses are lean, smart, complex – eternally entrepreneurial – not just small versions of big business. These entrepreneurial models are the survivors in today’s economy.”
Diane Helbig, Thriving in the New Economy

Jeff Jarvis
“Managing relationships (with start ups) is more like teaching.”
Jeff Jarvis, What Would Google Do?

Alexis  Hall
“It's ironic, since they're supposed to be immortal, but vampires are kind of like small businesses: half of them go down within their first year”
Alexis Hall, Shadows & Dreams

Nylus Stanton
“The Best Marketing Is Education!”
Nylus Stanton, Viral-Marketing Professor: The Best Marketing Is Education!

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