thinker1 What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight Eisenhower
On the Internet, you can definitely compete against the big fish. Provide a superior product and position yourself as the small company that will give your customers the personalized attention that big companies can’t offer. You are smaller; fight harder.

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin
You can plan your business for years but nothing will happen until you get out there and do something about it.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
Author Unknown
Don’t think that your idea has to be completely innovative or else you won’t succeed. Most successful businesses get into the market offering what others are offering but in a better way. Have you ever found yourself saying “I wish there were a company that…”? Capitalize on those opportunities.

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
Carol Burnett
How many times have you screwed up and thought that there was no way out? You will make mistakes; it’s not a big deal. Learn from them and move on. In a few years, you’ll be laughing at your screw-ups.

90% of success is showing up.
Woody Allen
It’s very true! Work hard every day. You won’t see a significant improvement overnight, but keep working hard. In a year or two, you will be in a much better position. Keep showing up.

You can do anything, but not everything.
David Allen
This is probably the most common mistake I see among online entrepreneurs. They want to start 10 businesses at the same time. Focus, focus, focus.

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This is the piece of advice that you need to keep in mind when it comes to web design. Don’t clutter your pages with a bunch of useless information. Keep your site as clean as possible and remove all the things that aren’t completely necessary.

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
Wayne Gretzky
This is one of my favorite quotes. So many people are afraid to fail! But they don’t realize that even if they fail they’ll be better off failing that not trying it, because of the amazing deal of knowledge they’ll get from failing. And what if they actually make it? A wise man once told me that he wanted to live his life in a way that from his deathbed he didn’t have to use the words “I wish I would’ve…” It gives you a lot to think about.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon
One of the most common misconceptions about entrepreneurs is that they are fearless. They are not; they just decide to act despite of their fear.

When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.
This is what business is all about: common sense. If your business needs more clients, do more and better marketing. If too many of your employees leave you, do something about it. If you have a cashflow problem, fix it.

To the man who only has a hammer, every problem he encounters begins to look like a nail.
Abraham Maslow
Never stop learning. Read books, go to seminars, find a mentor. The more tools you have, the more prepared you’ll be to overcome obstacles.

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
John Ruskin
Again, action is the only thing that matters. Nothing happens until you do something.

Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
Ellen Goodman
If this quote doesn’t make you want to be an entrepreneur or get the job that will fulfill your dreams, nothing will.

When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours. That’s relativity.
Albert Einstein
And here comes the most important lesson: have fun! If you love what you do, you’ll add five days to your week for the rest of your life!