Trying hard to grow your small business? I’m sure you have already hired the right people, reduced your risk, are adaptable and are focusing efforts on a good customer experience, all while investing in yourself and your current clients. So, now what? Here are 20 quotes that will help inspire you to grow your small business even more:

  • "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together." - James Cash Penney, Founder of JC Penney
  • “For me, the most fun is change or growth. There are elements of both that I like. Launching a business is kind of like a motorboat: You can go very quickly and turn fast.” - Tony Hsieh, CEO of
  • “Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." - John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States of America
  • “All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.” - Ellen Glasgow, American Novelist
  • "Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the opportunity for creativity and growth." - Tom Barrett, U.S. Politician
  • "Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time." - Jamie Dimon, President, and CEO of JPMorgan Chase
  • “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” - Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook
  • “Only those who will risk going too far can find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Eliot, Author
  • “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.” - Charles Darwin, Naturalist
  • “The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first." - Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google
  • “Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher.” - Oprah Winfrey 
  • "If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs." - Dhirubhai Ambani, Founder of Reliance Industries
  • “Play by the rules, but be ferocious.” - Phil Knight, Founder of Nike
  • "To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." - Thomas Watson, Sr., Former CEO of IBM
  • "Employees want to feel inspired by their leaders...hire individuals who will lead by example." - Jody Kohner, VP of Employee Marketing & Engagement
  • “A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.” - Unknown
  • "No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t." - James Cash Penney, Founder of JC Penney
  • “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” - George Bernard Shaw, Playwright
  • “People will try to tell you that all the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours.” - Ken Hakuta, Inventor
  • “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” - William Durant, Co-founder of General Motors


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