Top 40 Great Quotes from Award-Winning Small Business Owners

Forbes Magazine published a terrific list of 40 insights and inspirations from the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year gala in Monte Carlo, and sponsors The Kauffman Foundation For Entrepreneurship.

“We applaud and support the Entrepreneurs of the Year in every category, as well as the Kaufman Foundation for their identification of this important class of business leaders”, says Norris Lozano, CEO of BusinessUS, “BusinessUS looks forward to providing small business financing support that helps winners in the future.”

The article is full of 40 great quotes from entrepreneur winners.

Here’s #17: “Failure does not mean stop, it’s simply a u-turn to keep going.” – Lisa Williams, Founder & CEO, World Of EPI, 2013 EY Winning Women.

We’ ll be posting these regularly.


Wall Street Journal Report: Entrepreneurs

Word-EntrepreneurNo one said being an entrepreneur was easy. The Wall Street Journal wants you to know that starting a business is really difficult.

To wit:

  • Are you willing to bear great financial risk?
  • Are you willing to sacrifice your lifestyle for potentially many years?
  • Are you comfortable making decisions on the fly with no playbook?

“We hope the Journal doesn’t scare off too many budding entrepreneurs”, chuckled Norris Lozano, CEO of BusinessUS, a non-bank lender to small businesses, “but seriously, it’s hard to dissuade a small business person when the need is strong enough.”

In any case, here are some links for those bold enough to forge ahead:

…and for information on an SBA small business loan, contact BusinessUS.

Lozano hails the “energy and creativity” of fellow entrepreneurs during National Entrepreneur Month

Word-EntrepreneurAbout half a million small businesses will be started this year, according to SBA data, or about 42,000 in the month of November, which was proclaimed by President Obama and National Entrepreneur Month.

“What a great testament it is, to the energy and creativity of the American people, that so many endeavor to start their own businesses”,  observed Norris Lozano, CEO of BusinessUS, a non-bank provider of SBA 7(a) loans. “Under any circumstances, it’s phenomenally complex and difficult to start a company. And these days, even more so. This month we have celebrated our fellow entrepreneurs, and look forward to continuing to help them achieve their goals.”

BusinessUS is working to identify and assist entrepreneurs, franchisees, and other small business owners nationwide with their lending needs by providing SBA 7(a) loans.