Sometimes, words can really help. They can help you get through that long day, wake up refreshed or inspire you to do the best. Here are 5 small business quotes that will help any self-employed worker, freelancer or small business owner.

“I didn’t realize how hard it is to run a small business.”

– Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon

Running your own business is hard. Really hard. But there’s value in acknowledging this difficulty. You’re doing something really tough, so be sure to give yourself a break once in a while.

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“If we look at the American economy, who’s really creating value? It’s the small businesses.”

– Robert Herjavec, investor on TV’s Shark Tank and CEO of Herjavec Group

Beyond doing well for you and your family, know that you’re having a major impact on the economy as a whole. Small businesses are a job-creating engine. No matter how big you are right now, these tips and resources may help you as you start to expand:

“Success is about creating value.”

– Candice Carpenter, former CEO of iVillage,

“Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

– Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company

There are few things that hurt more than having your business not be successful. But some stumbles along the way don’t mean the end of the world. In fact, there are instances where not being successful can lead to tax advantages.

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

– Walt Disney

Yes, being self-employed or running your own small business is hard work. Sometimes, you’ll fail and it will hurt. But if you take the right approach, work hard and maybe find a little bit of luck, the sky is the limit.

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Marin Perez

Marin Perez

Marin is part of the marketing team at MileIQ. He's excited to see how entrepreneurs are using tools like MileIQ and Spend to be more successful. When not working, he's thinking about his next trip.
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