75+ Support Small Business Quotes To Help You Shop Consciously

Small business support quotes help us realize the potential of uplifting local entrepreneurs

Subscribe for virtual tools, STEM-inspired play, creative tips and more

A small business owner is an entrepreneur who puts their heart and soul behind the small business they begin.

Love and ideas are what fuel their business to success, and us as customers! In today's world small businesses deserve our support more than ever before, so let's inspire others to show their support with these great quotes.

As any entrepreneur or small business owner will find, to open a small business is a passion project that requires life-long skill, dedication, and a big heart. Small business owners will also find that they have to learn, grow and develop a lot to make their business a success, so let's show them our support!

These quotes emphasize why it is so important to support a small business, and show how to support a small business too. If you liked these small business quotes and would like to learn more, check out these women in business quotes and [conservation quotes] perfect for business owners too.

Quotes About Conscious Shopping

These small business quotes remind us how important it is in life to be leaders and believe that we can make a difference. Conscious shopping is all about sustainability and supporting small businesses is a great way to take a stand against unethical companies. You can learn about supporting small businesses to improve your own social conscience here!

1. “There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.”

-Mahatma Gandhi.

2. “Fast fashion is not free. Someone somewhere is paying.”

-Lucy Siegle.

3. “It isn’t enough just looking for the quality in the products we buy, we must ensure that there is quality in the lives of the people who make them.”

-Orsola De Castro.

4. “As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.”

-Emma Watson.

5. “What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

-Jane Goodall.

6. “Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.”

-Vivienne Westwood.

7. “Once people become knowledgeable and passionate about ecological issues and see how their day-to-day actions impact the future, they don’t go back.”


8. “Clothes could have more meaning and longevity if we think less about owning the latest or cheapest thing and develop more of a relationship with the things we wear.”

-Elizabeth L. Cline.

9. “Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility.”

-E.F. Schumacher.

10. “What if we started by slowing down and not consuming so much stuff, just because it’s there and cheap and available.”

-Andrew Morgan.

Quotes For Small Business Owners

Let’s take a step back and applaud the people who refused to be fazed by failure. An entrepreneur today could be among the strongest leaders tomorrow. Small business owners are true heros Working in a sector that doesn’t see success as much as large businesses or a global company, a small business needs greater amounts of love in order to grow. Keep reading for some inspirational small business quotes for a small business owner needing some inspiration.

11. "A big business starts small."

-Richard Branson.

12. "Starting a successful business is not tricky. Starting a successful business does not require above average intelligence."  

-Clay Clark.

13. “Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.”

– Richard Branson.

14. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone. Know your customer and have a burning desire to succeed.”

– Dave Thomas.

15. “A small business is an amazing way to serve and leave an impact on the world you live in.”

-Nicole Snow.

16. "... business is a cobweb of human relationship."  

-Henry Ross Perot.

17. “A business absolutely devoted to service will have one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.”

– Henry Ford.

18. “I don’t know the word ‘quit.’”

– Susan Butcher.

19. "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

-Albert Einstein.

20. “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”

-Jack Welch.

Quotes About Why We Should Shop From A Small Business

We know that small business owners risk failure before they become a success. Here are more business quotes to inspire you to choose a small business next time the opportunity arises. There is something so special about a small business. Becoming a success is not easy, but there is nothing more deserving of success in life than a small business. Learn about the importance of supporting small business owners with these small business quotes.

21. “Good things come to those who shop local.”

-Melinda Lemay.

22. “Behind every small business, there’s a story worth knowing.”

– Paul Ryan.

23. “If you think you are too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”

– Ekaterina Walter.

24. “I’m happy as long as I am making other people happy.”

– Dominique Ansel.

25. “When you support an independent business, you're supporting a true reflection of the person or people behind it.”

- Stella Ishii.

26. “Every time you spend money, you are casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”

-Anna Lappe.

27. “Supporting another person’s success won’t ever damper yours.”

– Layla Fidel.

28. “These are establishments that are often the character of a neighborhood, a community.”

- Rembert Browne.

29. “It’s a common misconception that money is every entrepreneur’s metric for success. It’s not, and nor should it be.”

-Richard Branson.

30. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.”

-Jeff Bezos.

31. “Most independent businesses are run by people - not by boards, not by stockholders, not by algorithms.”

- Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur.

32. “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

-Abraham Lincoln.

33. “Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick.

34. “Independent business bring originality and variety in a world that’s becoming increasingly homogenized.”

- Craig Costello

35. “In a world where you can shop anywhere, shop local.”

-Robyn Liechti.

36. “You don’t need to have a 100–person company to develop that idea.”

– Larry Page.

37. “Support each other. Why do you need a reason to do that besides the fact that it’s the right thing to do?”

- Scarr and Los Franco.

38. "All the corner shops in our towns and cities, the restaurants, cleaners, gyms, hair salons, hardware stores – these didn’t come out of nowhere.”

– Paul Ryan.

39. “If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.”

– Zig Ziglar.

40. “Independent businesses are where innovation happens - it’s where things move forward.”

- Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen.

41. "If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”

– Mark Zuckerberg.

42. “Independent businesses create and offer choice.”

- Lyndsey Butler.

43. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”

—Bill Gates.

44. “You want to shop and live near places that actually mean things to people; places that have a real effect on communities.”

- Sandeep Salter.

45. “When you buy something made by a person, there is something special there, and you feel it.”

– J. Donald Walters.

46. "The relationships created between customers and those that work in independent business frequently go beyond just purchases — it becomes familial."

- Rembert Browne.

47. "And so you get a different kind of care and quality in their product because their work is a reflection of themselves."

- Erica Cerulo and Claire Mazur.

48. "You can feel when someone really cares about the neighborhood they’re running a business in."

- Sandeep Salter.

49. "The consciousness with which a thing is made is often more important than the thing itself."

– J. Donald Walters.

Celebrity Quotes On Small Businesses

Here are some more small business quotes all about supporting small companies with hard workers who make social contributions. These small business quotes are from celebrities who have decided to shop local, why not share your favorite quote with a friend today?

50. “Think globally, act locally.”

-Paul McCartney.

51. “Independent businesses make neighborhoods healthy; they ground them.”

- Bernie Telsey.

52. “I always take the time to eat well and eat locally because it's common sense.”

-Eliot Page.

53. “Independent businesses give cities their shape, texture, color, and taste... often literally.”

- Hasan Minhaj.

54. “I think I'm a critic of corporate power, whether locally or globally.”

-Naomi Klein.

55. “Independent businesses feel like home.”

- Yasmin Daguilh and Mackenzie Gleason.

56. “Some of the most green people in our lives are our parents and grandparents, who always bought locally and carefully.”

-Su-chin Pak.

57. “We need to keep our small businesses healthy in order to keep our economy strong.”

– Keith Haynes.

58. “Independent businesses are where most interesting concepts and new ideas are generated.”

- Sabrina De Sousa.

59. “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

–Thomas Edison.

60. “Independent business is the fabric, man.”

- DJ Clark Kent.

61. “The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locally grown or locally produced food into one's nutrition plan, is of great importance.”

-Tyler Florence.

62. “Small businesses provide the feeling that a real person is behind it all, someone who cares more about giving us a quality product or service, over just taking our hard-earned dollars.”

– Annie Bukhman.

63. “Small businesses represent the creative consciousness...”

- Maayan Zilberman and Alex Burn.

64. “When I go to a new place, I'll find the locally made natural lip balms and buy them as my little memento.”

-Betsy Hodges.

65. “They’re the ones that are actually of, and not just in, a community.”

- Nigel Sylvester.

66. “Independent businesses are the lifeline of every community.”

- Wilson Tang.

67. “Authenticity and hustle - that’s why you should support independent businesses.”

- Yu-Ming Wu.

68. “I try to eat locally and go to the farmer's market.”

-Nikki Reed.

69. “Why help make big companies bigger when you can get the same thing from the little guy and actually help someone accomplish their dream?”

–Trevor D. Richardson.

70. “I always believe in buying things locally; anything locally made is a big plus, along with organic materials.”

-Jessica Hart.

71. “By doing so, you’re directly putting money back into your own community. You’re funding great ideas and ventures that can only exist outside of mainstream, corporate chains.”

- Tamara Santibanez.

72. “By using locally manufactured products, you will be able to help the small entrepreneurs in your area to a great extent.”

-Ram Nath Kovind.

73. “You’re helping real people - who you may know personally - do what they do better.”

- DJ Neil Armstrong.

74. “It’s important to support people who put their heart, soul, and last dollar into something they believe in.”

- Jillionaire.

75. “There’s a feeling of shared responsibility and ownership when you support an independent business.”

- Angie Martinez.

76. "... they [small businesses] contribute tremendously to the unique identities of communities everywhere.”

- Maayan Zilberman and Alex Burn.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 75+ support small business quotes, then why not take a look at these small town quotes and [conscience quotes] for more quote ideas to share with friends and family?


Written By

Kidadl Team

The Kidadl Team is made up of people from different walks of life, from different families and backgrounds, each with unique experiences and nuggets of wisdom to share with you. From lino cutting to surfing to children’s mental health, their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your everyday moments into memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to have fun with your family.

Was this article helpful?

Subscribe for virtual tools, STEM-inspired play, creative tips and more

By joining Kidadl you agree to Kidadl’s and and consent to receiving marketing communications from Kidadl.