All Presidential candidates talk about what they can do to help business, but it is the unknowing advice from past U.S. Presidents that can help shape entrepreneurship. Many quotes from U.S. Presidents can be adapted to business situations and help entrepreneurs become successful.

“It is better to offer no excuse than a band one.” – George Washington

Great quote from Washington that can be applied to customer services situations. Retailers should not make excuses unless they have a valid reason. Take the time to investigate a complaint and offer a reason to the customer. Don’t simply make an excuse without investigating the entire situation.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

Adams reiterates what it takes to be a leader. All entrepreneurs need to inspire their teams as they are the backbone of success. Create inspiration in the workplace as opposed to friction and you will reap the reward of the people you lead.

“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln has given us many quotes that can be used for business. Here is something that everyone can take to heart as an entrepreneur. No matter what situation you are in with your business, do the best you can at it. Don’t cut corners and always make sure to give 100%. Anything less would be cheating yourself.

US President Quotes

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