25 Quotations To Help You Run Your Business
For the last 35 years, I have worked with over 1,000 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs - in broad brush terms, start-ups to turnover of £25 million) as an adviser, mentor, strategic planner, non-executive director, chairman, and corporate financier. During this time, I have picked up many tips of what works in business - and what does not.
In business, there are many ways to be successful and much depends on the skills and personality of the business owner. Hence, I have gathered together 25 Quotations, which morph into anecdotes, stories, checklists, tips etc. It is a ‘dip -in, dip out’ book - so you can start reading anywhere. These quotations have been selected to help SME owners cover the main aspects of running a business, namely: planning, implementation, marketing, finance, personnel matters, management skills, and risks - together with several miscellaneous items.
I rarely tell SME owners what to do – it’s best when their inner voice tells them the way forward. So, I am just throwing out some ideas to readers to challenge their thinking, which hopefully will then help them carry out their business activities in a better and more effective way.
As a certain Albert Einstein famously observed: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”.
Onwards and Upwards - and Whatever It Takes!