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"A successful business is either loved or needed." - Ted Leonsis

"A successful business is created before there is a business." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort. It's not about what you can dream of. That's easy. It's about whether or not it's important enough to you to do the work to be ready to be successful in that business." - Mark Cuban

"Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business." - Sara Blakely

"The key to successful business is self belief and application." - Felix Dennis

"You cannot run a successful retail business from memory." - John Hartford

"Monopoly is the condition of every successful business." - Peter Thiel

"The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress." - James Cash Penney

"You know that great prejudice exists against all successful business enterprise - the more successful, the greater the prejudice." - John D Rockefeller

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart." - Thomas Watson

"To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart." - Thomas J Watson

"Do you want a successful career or a close relationship with your family? Both! Do you want a focus on business or have fun and play? Both! Do you want money or meaning in your life? Both! Do you want to earn a fortune or do the work you love? Both! Poor people always choose one, rich people choose both." - T Harv Eker

"Business schools reward complex behavior but it's the simple behavior that makes you successful in life" - John C Maxwell

"The successful investor is usually an individual who is inherently interested in business problems." - Philip Arthur Fisher

"To be successful in business and life, spot the possibilities while others look for problems." - Robin S. Sharma

"Organizations are successful because of good implementation,not good business plans." - Guy Kawasaki

"Business schools don't create successful people. They simply accept them, then take credit for their success." - Josh Kaufman

"To be successful in show business, all you need are 50 good breaks." - Walter Matthau

"A business, successful or not, is merely a reflection of the character of its leadership." - S Truett Cathy

"Business leaders often get credit for the successful decisions that were forced on them." - Oliver A. Fick

"Whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes successful in show business." - Francis Ford Coppola

"Every business is successful exactly to the extent that it does something others cannot." - Peter Thiel

"To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big." - Aliko Dangote

"I would like to see more successful business people run for office." - Hillary Clinton

"The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip." - Zig Ziglar

"I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business." - Celine Dion

"A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality." - Donatella Versace

"I made so many mistakes in my first successful business I'm almost embarrassed to recount them." - James Altucher

"I do believe that any successful business starts from the top and works its way down." - Dolly Parton

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision." - Peter Drucker

"When the government makes loans or subsidies to business, what it does is to tax successful private business in order to support unsuccessful private business." - Henry Hazlitt

"Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business." - Richard Branson

"The satellite business is a very successful business, very profitable business, and serves the broadcast market in addition to the telecoms market." - Chua Sock Koong

"Women are successful in the business world because the business world was created by men. Men are babies. And women areGood With Kids." - P. J. O'Rourke

"A successful business is a good way to create significant wealth, but not every business will grow into a News Corporation or a McDonalds." - Paul Clitheroe

"... all too often, a successful new business model becomes the business model for companies not creative enough to invent their own. [2002] p.46" - Gary Hamel

"If you hate to lose, you do whatever you need to do to make sure you're business is successful." - Magic Johnson

"In the world of business, the people who are most successful are those who are doing what they love." - Warren Buffett

"There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them." - Betty Grable

"There is no mystery about successful business.... Exclusive attention to the person who is speaking to you." - Charles William Eliot

"If you don't have a positive attitude in business and in life, you will never, ever be successful." - Donald Trump

"Let every one ascertain his special business and calling, and then stick to it if he wants to be successful." - Benjamin Franklin

"Successful charitable fund-raising has much in common with managing a business: It requires leadership, persistence, and creativity." - David Rockefeller

"Successful people, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession." - Napoleon Hill

"Learn as much as you can about your proposed business. Ask questions. Join industry associations. Study successful competitors carefully." - Paul Clitheroe

"People are grateful when you make a difference in their lives. That is the essence of any successful business" - Stelios Haji-Ioannou

"It's not government that makes business successful. It's not government investments that makes businesses grow and hire people." - Mitt Romney

"I am a great believer that you need passion and energy to create a truly successful business." - Richard Branson

"We are aware that the business of Swaraj will thrive only if the boycott of foreign cloth is successful." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Be it $15 million here and $11 million there, it takes hundreds of millions to be successful in this business." - David Neeleman

"If our business is successful and achieves excessive profits we're under no obligation to share that with our workers." - John Schnatter

"There's a pure and simple business case for diversity: Companies that are more diverse are more successful." - Mindy Grossman

"The bold enterprises are the successful ones. Take counsel of hopes rather than of fears to win in this business." - Rutherford B Hayes

"You can never be satisfied as an entrepreneur, and the basis of any successful, growing business is new clients." - Robert Herjavec

"Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him." - Henry David Thoreau

"The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do." - Roy L Smith

"Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality." - Henry Ward Beecher

"It doesn't matter how successful you are in this business, it's tough to get through the next door." - Kevin Sorbo

"I'm very happy to be employed. I always contend that in show business that if you're employed, then you're successful." - Lance Burton

"All really successful coaches have a system." - Jim Valvano

"A successful business maximizes the present value of future earnings. The first requirement, therefore, of business success is sustainable profits. One-time winnings, in business as in casinos, are disappointing. We expect more from our investments than that." - Stephen Young

"Not every successful man is a good father. But every good father is a successful man." - Robert Duvall

"Successful people tend to become more successful because they are always thinking about their successes." - Brian Tracy

"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

"To be a successful business owner and investor, you have to be emotionally neutral to winning and losing. Winning and losing are just part of the game." - Robert Kiyosaki

"I like that combination between creativity and the creative process and the organization needed to make a business like this successful worldwide." - Bernard Arnault

"I dont have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price." - Jason Patric

"I think that in any group activity - whether it be business, sports, or family - there has to be leadership or it wont be successful." - John Wooden

"There is no way of making a business successful that can vie with the policy of promoting those who render exceptional service." - Andrew Carnegie

"Most successful businesses in the country were started on a kitchen table. As long as people have needs unmet or problems unsolved, there are business opportunities." - Brian Tracy

"I have gotten disturbed at some of the Democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it's very counter-productive." - Jamie Dimon

"The difficulty with businessmen entering politics, after they've had a successful business career, is that they want to start at the top." - Harry S Truman

"I can quit boxing now and practically go into any kind of business and I'll be successful just as well as I was in boxing." - Mike Tyson

"I have always been convinced that one can be more successful in business with honest, fair and legal behavior than with tricks." - Heinrich von Pierer

"Many assume my business success has brought me happiness. But the way I see it, I am successful because I am happy." - Richard Branson

"A business is successful to the extent that it provides a product or service that contributes to happiness in all of its forms." - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

"One of the most heinous, insidious lies is the notion that you have to be an asshole to be a successful business person." - Alan Cooper

"As a career, the business of an orthodox preacher is about as successful as that of a celluloid dog chasing an asbestos cat through hell." - Elbert Hubbard

"One way to think about running a successful business is to figure out what the least you can do is, and do that." - Seth Godin

"There's no question that positive thinking has a place in business. [...just as it has in the the rest of a happy, successful person's life.]" - David Mason

"So far as business and money are concerned, a country gains nothing by a successful war, even though that war involves the acquisition of immense new provinces." - Havelock Ellis

"When you reach that kind of successful pinnacle, it is the nature of the business and the press and everything that they go about tearing you down." - Joni Mitchell

"If you want a successful business, your people must feel that you are working for them - not that they are working for you." - Sam Walton

"Anytime you find someone more successful than you are, especially when you're both engaged in the same business - you know they're doing something that you aren't." - Malcolm X

"How do you build a successful organization or culture? It's the people. The people part, in business and basketball, is huge." - Bob Myers

"Wrestling pretty much consumes my thoughts. I think for people that are really successful in this business, that's the way it is." - Edge

"It's one of the old show business axioms. No matter how successful you've been, there's always a younger and sexier seal coming along." - George Burns

"Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time." - Desi Arnaz

"To be a successful businessman, you must have remarkable talents; and if you have such talents, why waste them on business?" - Yisroel Salanter

"Lunch should consist of at least 1/3 relationship building talk. If you don't have time for business talk, it was a very successful lunch." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful." - General Robert E. Woods

"My wife has a line of fine Indian foods, that's kind of a very successful business. It's an interesting way to see life." - Guy Lawson

"I think the responsibility of running a huge business, which happens if you become a successful designer, probably makes you more careful." - Susan Orlean

"When successful, forming strong user habits can have several business benefits including: higher customer lifetime value (CLTV), greater pricing flexibility, supercharged growth, and a sharper competitive edge.
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"Know the business you're in for whatever you do, know it and understand how it works so you can be successful." - Ledisi

"In my business you cant trust anyone because you dont know whos your friend. Becoming successful means you become a prisoner" - Michael Jackson

"I'm very driven, and I always have been. So I'd like to release a successful album, continue in musical theatre, and be more involved in business." - Gareth Gates

"I have gotten disturbed at... some of the Democrats' anti-business behavior, the sentiment, the attacks on work ethic and successful people. I think it's very counter-productive." - Jamie Dimon

"Everyone I know who is successful has issues with their father, regardless of whether it was sports or business or entertainment." - Bret Easton Ellis

"God has blessed me with a wonderful family, a successful business, and outstanding employees. I do not take these blessings lightly." - David Green

"I think that in any group activity - whether it be business, sports, or family - there has to be leadership or it won't be successful." - John Wooden

"When a business becomes successful seemingly overnight, no one knows about all the months and years you've invested, all the projects you've tried before that didn't work." - Niklas Zennstrom

"Every successful business, even Google, Facebook, Twitter, started with a combination of manual improvements and friends of the founders using the site." - James Altucher

"I love performing, but I never really liked show business. My success is my family. I want to be more successful as a mother." - Celine Dion

"When they take surveys of women in business, of the Fortune 500, the successful women, 80% of them, say they were in sports as a young woman." - Billie Jean King

"I routinely make trips to China and India where we have offices to continue to maintain the linkages that are necessary to run a successful business." - Douglas Leone

"By making a company successful, you can provide more employment, and, if you treat your staff well, then your business itself becomes a charity." - Guo Guangchang

"Profits are one of the most important goals of any successful business, and investors are one of the most important constituencies of public businesses." - John Mackey

"I have no use for men who fail. The cause of their failure is no business of mine, but I want successful men as my associates." - John D Rockefeller

"A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing." - Charles M Schwab

"The mother is the one supreme asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist." - Theodore Roosevelt

"A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing." - Charles M Schwab

"I want to see the numbers that prove that show-business marriages are any less successful than other marriages. It's just very public when they fail." - Kevin Bacon

"The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses. In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful." - Kathy Ireland

"When you are a successful business person, you are only as good as your team. No one can do every deal alone." - Magic Johnson

"I made mistakes, but I'm luckier than most. I've got a successful business, lots of fans who think a lot of me and a family who loves me." - Sugar Ray Leonard

"I was never a hugely successful theatre designer. I painted a lot of scenery and did the lighting, and my lighting business grew out of that." - Kevin Mccloud

"I've made 30 movies and for the most part my movies work. In a business where success is an exception and not the rule, I've mostly been successful." - Eddie Murphy

"I don't have a problem with fame. I got into this business intending to be very successful, but I wanted it to be at my price." - Jason Patric

"Good design is good business." - Thomas Watson Jr

"If I were in this business only for the business, I wouldn't be in this business." - Samuel Goldwyn

"I think that being a business a leader that treads all over people to get to the top is actually not the way I think to become a successful business leader." - Richard Branson

"For me, politics is not a career. For me, my career was being in business and starting a business and making it successful. My life's passion has been my family, my faith and my country." - Mitt Romney

"We Experiment Endlessly, With New Products, New Methods, New Companies And New Marketing. A Successful Business The Emphasis Is On Experiment And Development, Ideas Are The Lifeblood Of Business." - Richard Branson

"Before there is a business, a successful entrepreneur is designing this type of business in his or her mind's eye. According to my rich dad, this is the job of a true entrepreneur." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Find a business mentor. Connect with others who are successful in other lines of business. Bounce ideas off them, pick their brains. Maybe they can re-write a proposal for you." - Cory Trepanier

"I could've always worked shows, clubs, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but I was successful in business ventures, and things weren't happening in show business, so I said, 'Let me see what I can do.'" - Gabe Kaplan

"Companies will need to pursue a more diversified business model, but I think those companies that have what I call a focused diversified business model will be more successful." - Kenneth Chenault

"I grew up in a family business... that really has provided the core of my belief in American small business, and in America's ability to grow and operate important businesses that can compete and be successful." - Karen Mills

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy." - Rod Blagojevich

"As much as I'd only like to concentrate on the creative side of acting, the whole business in general is just that - a business - and you have to do your homework if you want to be successful." - Margot Robbie

"Healthcare is a very complicated business and you need a very different business model to be successful in India; yet at a global level, there are a lot of challenges and opportunities." - Malvinder Mohan Singh

"I'm not a business girl. I will never be a business girl, but I will say, for Anna Wintour, that I respect successful people; I like things that are success." - Carine Roitfeld

"In business, you can have one massive success that earns $50 million overnight, and that's it. You're successful. End of story. But in the music business, you have to keep on doing it." - Noel Gallagher

"Whatever made you successful in the past won't in future." - Lewis E. Platt

"To be successful you need to have good, happy Players." - Norm Sloan

"A successful coach is one who is still coaching." - Ben Schwartzwalder

"If you fully believe you will be successful and can visualize yourself being successful, you will succeed" - Tom Platz

"Successful people follow successful patterns." - Sterling W Sill

"If you run your business fairly; if you treat people well; if you try to move your business into areas that are making a real positive difference to other peoples lives; I think you'll A. have much pleasant life, but B. I think you'll have a much more successful business." - Richard Branson

"Without music I wouldn't have the ability to be in business. The opportunity to be in business came with the finances from music and the notoriety that comes with being successful as an artist. So I see myself as an artist first, but I'm absolutely conscious of business." - Curtis Jackson

"The average small-business owner uses 18 apps to run their business every day, and if those applications don't allow data to flow seamlessly and they don't integrate, it's going to become a point of friction. It's going to prevent the small business from being successful." - Brad D Smith

"Call on a business man at business times only, and on business, transact your business and go about your business, in order to give him time to finish his business." - Arthur Wellesley

"It's a normal way of doing business." - Newt Gingrich

"I'm not in the speech making business. I'm not in the seminar business. I'm not in the writing book business. I'm in the changing lives business." - Zig Ziglar

"True prayer is a lonely business." - Samuel Chadwick

"Every great business is built on friendship." - James Cash Penney

"I'm sometimes described as a flamboyant leader and a hip-shooter, a fly-by-the-seat-of-the-pants operator. But if that were true, I could never have been successful in this business." - Lee Iacocca

"A business woman needs a successful mix of design and practicality. I look for that special piece that sets the watch apart from the norm. I want to have something unique that differentiates itself with style and glamour." - Donatella Versace

"If a man successful in business expends a part of his income in things of no real use, while the poor employed by him pass through difficulties in getting the necessaries of life, this requires his serious attention." - John Woolman



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