60+ Inspiring Quotes About Small Business Growth

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Even though you are a small business, there is so much potential for growth and success. With these quotes about small business growth, you will be inspired to develop a business from an idea to a multifaceted business.

If you thought starting a business is difficult and complex, then think again. In reality, launching a business is the easy part. The tricky aspect is how you plan to expand and stay relevant in a competitive world, one of the main challenges owners face is keeping the business growth ball rolling.

  1. “The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” Socrates
  2. “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.” Nelson Mandela
  3. “It’s not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
  4. “We find comfort among those who agree with us – growth among those who don’t.” Frank Howard Clark
  5. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” T.S. Eliot
  6. “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol
  7. “Dragons take on many forms – the hardest task of the day, a new responsibility, an impending deadline, or even dealing with conflict – and the trick is to just slay the dragon and move on. Don’t overthink it. To succeed, you have to have the confidence to take things head-on and keep moving forward.” Sarah Mannone
  8. “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” John F. Kennedy
  9. “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” William Durant
  10. “Companies that invest more in digital transformation actually outperform their peers over time. These companies are more prepared for disruption, better able to monetize new digital channels, and better able to build a bigger user base. What’s more, this phenomenon exists regardless of industry.” — Geoff Cubitt
  11. ” Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” N. R. Narayana Murthy
  12. “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” Phil Knight
  13. “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” John D. Rockefeller
  14. “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” Tony Hsieh
  15. “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” Jim Rohn,
  16. “Fall seven times and stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb
  17. “Incredible things in the business world are never made by a single person, but by a team.” Steve Jobs
  18. “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
  19. “Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally, and don’t take no for an answer; you never know what you’re going to learn along the way.” Sophia Amoruso
  20. “Rarely are opportunities presented to you in a perfect way. In a nice little box with a yellow bow on top. ‘Here, open it, it’s perfect. You’ll love it.’ Opportunities – the good ones – are messy, confusing, and hard to recognize. They’re risky. They challenge you.” Susan Wojcicki
  21. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” Mark Pincus
  22. “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.” Henry Ford
  23. “When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation.” Carol S. Dweck
  24. “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston S. Churchill
  25. “Avoiding mistakes costs more than making them.” Omer Shai
  26. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” Sara Blakely
  27. “I do not know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” Susan Butcher, Sled-dog Racer
  28. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
  29. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” Colin R. Davis
  30. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney
  31. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” Napoleon Hill
  32. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas A. Edison
  33. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” Bill Gates
  34. “You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay.
  35. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.” Michael Arrington
  36. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” Albert Einstein
  37. “I like the impossible. There, the competition is smaller.” Walt Disney
  38. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” George Hérbert
  39. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come to your strength.” Sigmund Freud
  40. “There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.” Ronald Reagan
  41. “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin
  42. “Consumers now expect to be able to get things, talk to someone, and do what they want at any time. That’s led to a divide. Some companies and products provide such a perfect, seamless experience that it has raised the bar. In fact, it’s so easy and seamless that we kind of forget to be impressed. But what they’re doing is making the ones that don’t deliver that kind of great experience all the more obvious.” — Susan Weinschenk
  43. “Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it’s a really good thing to remember.” Ginni Rometty
  44. “Building a business is knowing how to do something, being proud, is to create something that will make a real difference in other people’s lives.” Richard Branson
  45. “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence—it is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Peter Drucker
  46. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” Babe Ruth
  47. “Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping.” Julia Margaret Cameron
  48. “You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow
  49. “I don’t focus on what I’m up against. I focus on my goals and I try to ignore the rest.” Venus Williams
  50. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Dhirubhai Ambani
  51. “Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.” – Michelle Obama
  52. “Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” – Clayton Christensen
  53. “Every problem is a gift — without problems, we would not grow.” – Anthony Robbins
  54. “Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” – Andy Rooney
  55. “Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.” – William George Jordan
  56. “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  57. “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” – T.S. Eliot
  58. “The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.” – Sergey Brin
  59. “I do not know the word ‘quit.’ Either I never did, or I have abolished it.” – Susan Butcher
  60. “To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.” – Thomas Watson,
  61. “It’s very easy to be different but very difficult to be better.” – Jonathan Ive
  62. “Almost everything worthwhile carries with it some sort of risk, whether it’s starting a new business, whether it’s leaving home, whether it’s getting married, or whether it’s flying in space.” – Chris Hadfield
  63. “Happy employees lead to happy customers, which leads to more profits.” – Vaughn Aust
  64. “Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders…hire individuals who will lead by example.” – Jody Kohner
  65. “Many companies get trapped by the paradox of hitting numbers ‘now’ versus improving sales for future quarters or years ahead.” – Tiffani Bova
  66. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu
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