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Big ideas about small business

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Tips for Small Business Owners

Small Business, Big Idea

When it comes to small business, people have a lot to say as noted in the following quotes.

“Oh, I’m all about small business. I think what we’ve learned from big business and big Wall Street is that unchecked greed and the creation of false value gets us all in trouble. If we look at the American economy, who’s really creating value? It’s the small businesses.” – Robert Herjavec

“Every small business will give you an entrepreneurial way of looking at things. I guarantee you that for every plant that closes, if you gave it to one small-business person in that community, he or she would find a way to make it work. The small-business attitude is you always find a way to make it work.” – Hamdi Ulukaya

“What most people don’t understand is the bulk of business in this country is small business.” – Alphonso Jackson

“Small business is the backbone of our economy. I’m for big business, too. But small business is where the jobs are generated.” – Michele Bachmann

“I’m a big fan of small business ownership. I think it’s the backbone of American innovation. But to be successful, you first have to have the courage to go for it.” – Bill Rancic

“Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing. All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.” – Paul Ryan

“For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family.” – Tony Abbott

“As a small business owner for the last 15 years, when I think of what truly changed my life, it was my faith, a strong family, my mom did a really, really good job of encouraging me in very clear and discernible ways.” – Tim Scott

“In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.” – Hillary Clinton

“It’s not government that creates jobs; it’s small business. Our job is to make sure they have the access to capital, the access to contracting opportunities, and the help, advice and mentoring that they need to go out and be successful.” – Karen Mills