I love being a small business owner! Wouldn't trade my gig for anything! Although maybe I could be persuaded under the right circumstances... but you know what I mean. I like managing my own company. I've liked seeing my business grow, but am still pretty happy fitting into the "small" category of business. Bigger isn't always better. Sometimes it's just bigger. The size my business is now gives me certain controls and flexibility — professionally and personally — that I'd miss if it were a publicly-held behemoth. That said, I'm absolutely impressed with people who start something small and make it huge. Someone I admire who did just that is Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and gazillionaire business genius. Amazon is so big that it's easy to forget that there's an actual founder, as in one person, who got it all started. Isn't that kinda crazy? I think so! This week I'm giving a shout-out to Amazon's head honcho ('cuz the poor guy needs a shout-out from the likes of me) with some Jeff Bezos quotes that I like. Hope you do too!
Jeff Bezos Quotes That Even We Can Relate To!
It's hard not to be impressed by successful ventures that got their start in a garage or other humble digs: Google, Microsoft, Apple, The Who, Martha Stewart, Spanx. Even The Party Goddess!. Of course I still occupy my humble-beginnings Alhambra location, but that's by choice now — all part of my strategy to not spend money on trappings I don't need.
But seriously, imagine starting your business in a literal garage and ending up with a company the size of Amazon, recognized as a global leader in business and technology! Pretty mind boggling, yet that's what Jeff Bezos did. It makes for a great story too! Unfortunately, we may have to wait a while for the Amazon movie to hit Amazon Prime or the What Would Jeffrey Say? reality show. So in the meantime, I bring you words of wisdom — Jeff Bezos quotes — that even us small business owners can learn from. Some ideas and principles are universal, regardless of the size of your business or even what type of business you have.
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Be Oh So Quotable This Week!
I always say running a business means the work never ends! Ain't that the truth? I bet your to-do list is a mile long! Make sure that the items at the top of your list are the things that relate to being more profitable. Everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus!
Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Jeff Bezos Quotes – Tip #1:
"One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passion; your passion chooses you." – Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos Quotes – Tip #2:
"The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’" – Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos Quotes – Tip #3:
"If you do build a great experience, customers tell each other about that. Word of mouth is very powerful." – Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos Quotes – Tip #4:
"We can’t be in survival mode. We have to be in growth mode." – Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos Quotes – Tip #5:
"Put the customer first. Invent. And be patient." – Jeff Bezos
Let's talk! I'd love to hear what you think about these Jeff Bezos quotes!
What is it about running a business that you love? Have you seen any other Jeff Bezos quotes that resonate with your small business? I would LOVE to hear from you! Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week!
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