“Like aiming a rocket ship into orbit, if you get [corporate culture] wrong from the start, your trajectory will only get worse over time,” shares Harvard Business Review. No matter how many priorities are on your plate, equally as important is establishing a corporate culture that attracts and retains top talent.

The new AppExchange guide, Small Business Growth: 5 Secrets to Growing Your Small Business Faster, includes insights and quotes to help businesses grow quickly without ruining their culture. Here’s a look at 10 of those inspirational quotes.

Get a head start with technology

1. “Over 90% of SMBs now use at least one cloud business solution and 87% use at least one cloud infrastructure solution.” — The SMB Group [Click to Tweet]

2. “67% of best-in-class companies automate their employee performance management.” — The Aberdeen Group [Click to Tweet]

3. “Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.” – Arthur Schlesinger [Click to Tweet]

Have a clear plan

3. “Running a small business without a plan is a lot like driving without directions.” — Goldman Sachs [Click to Tweet]

4. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry [Click to Tweet]

5. “If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.” ― Yogi Berra [Click to Tweet]

Encourage team bonding

5. “No matter how smart and experienced a new hire is, if the individual’s values do not align with the company’s culture, overall productivity will go down.” — Wall Street Journal [Click to Tweet]

6. “There is no substitute for direct contact with the folks who set the agenda.” — The Wall Street Journal [Click to Tweet]

7. “When 30 employees from a professional services firm agreed to help one another more, they created $261,400 worth of business value and saved 1,244 hours of work.” — McKinsey & Company [Click to Tweet]

Create a sense of purpose

8. “Organizations benefit when employees freely contribute their knowledge and skills to others.” — McKinsey & Company [Click to Tweet]

9. “More than 80% of executives 
and employees who work for an organization with a strong sense of purpose say they’re confident that their organization will be able to scale.” — Deloitte [Click to Tweet]

10. “You need to begin by understanding your ‘why’ from the inside out. This is about mission, not marketing. What calling does your business serve?” — Harvard Business Review [Click to Tweet]

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