17 Business Quotes That Inspired Us In 2015 | SMB Forum by Web.com

<p>As a small business owner, you have tough days – we all do. When you’re facing a challenge that seems insurmountable, are frustrated by a client, or feeling so exhausted you just want to nap for a week, read through these business quotes that inspired us in 2015<br> </p> <p>And here’s to a great 2016!</p> <p>Perfect is nice, but you can’t afford it. None of us can. – <a href="https://twitter.com/ThisIsSethsBlog" target="_blank">Seth Godin</a></p> <p>Purpose motivates the best people and the best in people. –<a href="https://twitter.com/nilofer" target="_blank">Nilofer Merchant</a></p> <p>What we fear doing most is usually what we need to do most. – <a href="https://twitter.com/tferriss" target="_blank">Tim Ferriss</a></p> <p>You become happy when you watch someone do something really remarkable and shine a light on it. – <a href="https://twitter.com/KareAnderson" target="_blank">Kare Anderson</a></p> <p>Understand the deeper meaning of what clients say to get to the root of what they want. – <a href="https://twitter.com/petershankman" target="_blank">Peter Shankman</a></p> <p>When you can’t go forward, the only way to keep moving at all is to take a step back. – <a href="https://twitter.com/johnsonwhitney" target="_blank">Whitney Johnson</a></p> <p>If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later. – <a href="https://twitter.com/richardbranson" target="_blank">Richard Branson</a></p> <p>We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success. – <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arianna_Huffington" target="_blank">Ariana Huffington</a></p> <p>Businesses are no longer the sole creator of their brand; it is co-created by consumers through shared experiences and defined by the results of online searches and conversations. – <a href="https://twitter.com/briansolis" target="_blank">Brian Solis</a></p> <p>A large part of this relationship marketing concept is allowing yourself to be a little bit vulnerable and let people in. – <a href="https://twitter.com/MariSmith" target="_blank">Mari Smith</a></p> <p>Bet on your strengths. Don’t give a f**k about what you suck at. – <a href="https://twitter.com/garyvee" target="_blank">Gary Vaynerchuk</a></p> <p>Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential. – <a href="https://twitter.com/sherylsandberg" target="_blank">Sheryl Sandberg</a></p> <p>What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. – <a href="https://twitter.com/simonsinek" target="_blank">Simon Sinek</a></p> <p>You can’t have everything you want, but you can have the things that really matter to you. – <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marissa_Mayer" target="_blank">Marissa Mayer</a></p> <p>They key is, no matter what story you tell, make your buyer the hero. – <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisbrogan" target="_blank">Chris Brogan</a></p> <p>To be really great, you need to be naturally funny in order to stand out. But you can work at it, and find the best vehicle that you have to communicate what you’re saying to people. – <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Schumer" target="_blank">Amy Schumer</a></p> <p>Make your marketing so useful, people would pay for it. – <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybaer" target="_blank">Jay Baer</a></p> <p>What inspires you?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Photo by&nbsp;<a href="https://unsplash.com/photos/08M0vQW3eMw?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank">Shane Rounce</a>&nbsp;on&nbsp;<a href="https://unsplash.com/search/photos/inspire?utm_source=unsplash&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_content=creditCopyText" target="_blank">Unsplash</a><br> </p> <h3>Author information</h3> <div><div><div><h4>Monika Jansen</h4> </div> <div><p>Monika Jansen is a freelance copywriter and editor who helps with companies of all shapes on sizes kick their content up to the next level. You can find her online at <a href="http://www.jansencomm.com/" target="_blank">www.jansencomm.com</a>.</p> </div> <div>| <a href="http://twitter.com/monikacjansen" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/in/monikacjansen" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> |</div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>