This post originally appeared on CoffeeBreakUniversity.com
If you are looking for a little encouragement as you start your business, you can turn to inspirational quotes to be inspired. There are numerous inspirational quotes, but some quotes tend to be more time-transcending than others. Consider these five famous quotes for inspiration for your business:
1. Ray Kroc
Quote:“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” – Ray Kroc
Few companies understand this concept, and if you check their financials, these are the companies that are usually struggling financially. It’s typically because they do not understand how to treat customers. The company’s employees not only mistreat the customers, but the company never makes any gestures to rectify the situation.
These companies will not have long term success because they do not recognize how to treat customers. Ray Kroc, McDonald’s founder, knows that customers should be put first, and products and services should be provided to customers fast.
2. Jim Stovall
Quote:“You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.” – Jim Stovall
Collaboration is the focus for 2013. Everyone wants to collaborate to improve their business’s product. When teams work together, they can develop a quality product in the fraction of the time that it would take one person to develop an idea. When you study the successes of others, you can develop a better product. If you encourage and acknowledge their success, you create good karma that will follow your company.
3. Le Iacocca
Quote:“Management is nothing more than motivating other people.” – Le Iacocca
If your management style does not involve encouragement, but it involves bringing people down, consider reviewing Le Iacocca’s methods. Iacocca thinks that every manager should motivate their employees for success.
Quote:“The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” – Confucius
Confucius is one of the great thinkers of all time, but his quotes are still relevant today. He stresses the importance of continuing education and keeping skills fresh. Continuing education is one of the most important business tips for 2013. Everyone should study the deeper meaning of Confucius’s quotes for business.
5. Richard Branson
Quote:“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.” – Richard Branson
Everyone who has a business should create a fun environment. Branson is a firm believer in creativity in an organization. The more creative the environment is, the more apt the employees will have fun and create better products.
Read These Quotes for Inspiration
Consider reading these quotes for inspiration. If you follow the quotes, maybe some of these business leaders’ genius will rub off on your company, and your sales will increase.
Dale is a successful Entrepreneur from Australia. His business is now a global success, but in its early stages he used a virtual office in Australia to give himself a more professional appearance. Dale has drawn great inspiration from these quotes and he hopes you will too.