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50 pieces of business advice you need to know

Finding inspiration at work when you’re consistently busy is difficult and, without inspiration, it’s harder to become a truly great recruitment business.To help you out, we’ve pulled together 100 pieces of business advice to use everyday. The first 50 are below, grouped into different business categories. We hope they inspire and motivate you, your team and your business to grow.


Team Business Advice



Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie

Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.
Richard Branson

Bad leaders care about who is right. Good leaders care about what is right.
Simon Sinek

We rise by lifting others.
Robert Ingersoll

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
African Proverb

Leadership is the ability to get extraordinary achievement from ordinary people.
Brian Tracy

Hire character. Train skill.
Peter Schutz

When you have trust and you get that trust in place throughout the company, people are empowered – people are free.
Angela Ahrendts

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.
Sheryl Sandberg


Customer Business Advice



Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
Maya Angelou

Think like a customer.
Paul Gillin

The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.
Peter Drucker

When you treat customers right, they come back…and they tell others.
Shep Hyken

Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.
James Cash Penney

Your customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
Damon Richards

Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.

The golden rule for every business man is this: put yourself in your customer’s place.
Orison Swett Marden

A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.
Michael LeBoeuf

Successful and healthy networking, also known as the activity of cultivating relationships, is the practice of staying in touch with others when you don’t need something from them.
Neil Beyersdorf


Productivity Business Advice



What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston

Change your focus, from making money to serving more people. Serving more people make the money come in.
Robert Kiyosaki

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.
Mark Twain

Never let defeat have the last word.
Tibetan Proverb

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
Milton Berle

It’s not just about being better. It’s about being different. You need to give people a reason to choose your business.
Tom Abbott

What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.
Simon Sinek

If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late.
James Goldsmith

One year = 365 opportunities.

Do you work with your whole heart. You will succeed: there is so little competition.
Elbert Hubbard


Growth Business Advice



You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

No great achievement is possible without persistent work.
Bertrand Russell

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Michael John Bobak

Without continual growth and progress, words such as improvement, and success have no meaning.
Benjamin Franklin

The road to success is always under construction.
Lily Tomlin

Focus on being productive instead of busy.
Tim Ferris

If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.
Zig Zigler

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.
Tony Robbins


Success Business Advice



Work hard in silence. Let your success be your noise.
Frank Ocean

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm Forbes

Success seems to be connected to action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill

If you can dream it you can do it.
Walt Disney

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Success will be within your reach only when you start reaching out for it.
Stephen Richards

If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
Will Rogers

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work gains success. Greatness will come.
Dwayne Johnson

It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
Bill Gates

How to grow your contract recruitment agency

Discover everything you need to know about entering, scaling and thriving in the UK contract recruitment market.

In this ebook

  • State of the contract market
  • Why enter the contract market?
  • Outsourcing to grow
  • Setting your growth strategy in motion
  • How to find the clients hiring contractors
  • How to work compliantly
  • How to build a network of contractors
  • 5 Sectors primed for growth in 2020

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