Business tips, this is what this blog is all about. We share and publish articles, stories and short tips to help you grow your business and succeed in your entrepreneurial journey. Success tips and wisdom are all around the corner. We just need to dig for them to possess and use them. They have been all around even during the ancient times. And if you look back to our history thousands of years ago, you will realize that our ancient ancestors are filled with wisdom that we can use to bring our business to prosperity. The following are business tips and quotes from the ancient time which you can apply in your day to day business activities.
1. “It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow.” –Aesop (620 BC – 560 BC)
This encourages business planning and financial budgeting.
2. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” –Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)
Passion gives us the energy and determination we need to succeed in our work and in all we do.
3. “Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.” — Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)
Business plans, mission and vision must be accomplished with the right results.
4. “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” –Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)
We should always value our decisions and actions.
5. “A bad beginning makes a bad ending.” –Euripides (484 BC – 406 BC)
We should have a good business from planning to execution.
6. “It is destruction to the weak man to attempt to imitate the powerful.” –Phaedrus (15 BC – 50 AD)
Rather than imitate, let’s innovate.
7. “Know thyself.” –Thales (640 AD – 546 AD)
Let’s assess ourselves and determine both our weaknesses and strengths.
8. “Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.“ –Demosthenes (384 BC – 322 BC)
Be patient, be resourceful and strive to grow your small business to a big business that you desire.
9. “Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration.” –Apuleius (124 – 170)
Always come up with a unique business idea.
10. “Let each man pass his days in that wherein his skill is greatest.” –Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.), Roman elegist.
Be a better manager. Hire the best people and assign them on the tasks where their talents and skills will be maximized and optimized.
11. “Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.” -Pericles (490 BC – 429 BC)
Be patient and learn how to wait. Success is not done overnight.
12. “It isn’t positions which lend distinction, but men who enhance positions.” –Agesilaus the Second 443 ~ 359 BC, King of Sparta 401-360 BC
Do your duties and responsibilities. Be a great leader, manager, employer and whatever positions you are holding on.
13. “One good turn deserves another.” –Gaius Petronius Arbiter 27-66 A.D, Emperor Nero’s advisor
Be consistent. Don’t stop doing the things that gives you success. Don’t stop learning; don’t stop helping.
14. “Haste in every business brings failures.” -Herodotus (484 BC – 430 BC)
Be wise and prudent.
15. “There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly.” –Publius Terentius Afer
Be fixed in your business decisions. Create strong decision and stand with it.
16. “He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.” –Horace (65-8 B.C.) – Roman Poet and Satirist
Do not procrastinate. Time is gold. Starting to work helps you find your momentum
17. “And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more, and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 NIV
Be diligent and be independent.