Don't concentrate on making a lot of money, but rather on becoming the type of person people want to do business with. - Patricia Fripp
Businesses must invest in products and people in order to create new wealth. - John Hoeven
We shall have 'better business' when everyone realizes that while it pays to invest money in their industries and develop natural resources, it pays still higher dividends to improve mankind and develop human resources. - H. E. Steiner
Entrepreneurs have two basic assets: their creativity and their relationships. - Mark Victor Hansen
Whatever your job title, you are in the business of customer satisfaction. Who is your customer? - Brian Tracy
Internalize the 'Golden Rule' of sales that say, 'All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.' - Bob Burg
Make sure you don't end up the richest person in the cemetery. You can't do business from there. - Colonel Harlan Sanders
Business success comes from identifying and targeting specific customer groups or market segments for your product or service. - Brian Tracy
Choose a job that you love and you won't have to work a single day in your life.
It isn't the number of people employed in a business that makes it successful, it's the number working.
Live together like brothers, but do business like strangers. - Arab Proverb
Business? It's quite simple. It's other people's money. - Alexandre Dumas the Younger
Humor is the great equalizer. When you make someone laugh, you make them feel good. When they feel good around you, they tend to feel good about you. When they feel good about you, they want to do business with you.
You have to have your heart in the business and the business in your heart. - Thomas J. Whatson, Jr.
Exposure plus 95 cents might buy you a decent cup of coffee. The key is to 'position' yourself in your market as the expert, the resource, the only person your prospect would ever even THINK of doing business with, or referring to others. - Bob Burg
Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business has two basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. - Peter Drucker
Proper business planning demands that you focus on the self-interest of the customer at all times. - Brian Tracy
Your memorable actions create a classic opportunity to examine how customers can make or break your business after a transaction has taken place. - Jeffrey Gitomer
Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. - W. Edwards Deming
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. - Peter F. Drucker
When everyone is looking for gold, it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business. - Mark Twain
Imagine if your business burned down and you had to walk across the street and start again, what would you do differently? - Brian Tracy
When people ask each other for a referral, or a business reference -- it's given based on their past personal experience -- or what they 'heard' from others. What's the word out on you? - Jeffrey Gitomer
You create a customer by convincing him overwhelmingly that you are the lowest-risk, highest-value, easiest person and company to do business with. - Brian Tracy
Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental capacities. - Walter D. Scott
In business, everything costs twice a much as you expect and takes three times longer than you planned. - Brian Tracy
Get Real... People hope for friendly, but rarely get it. You can capture business with friendship gestures. You can lose business without them. - Jeffrey Gitomer
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