Acorns were great! Until bread came. Chariots were super, until cars came. Wired telephones were elegant, until mobile wireless phones arrived. The business world has no place for mediocrity. It is a competing world. During athletic events, we get new speed records broken every other time. Mankind is inventing and reinventing himself daily.
Therefore, to keep up the race, you must strive for excellence in everything you do. Be it in business, in studies, in sports, etc. you have no choice but to invent, research and work smart to improve.
After you've achieved something, pursue for more. Focus passionately on improving yourself. Things you never thought you could come up with, will be staring you on the face and people will be seeking for your expertise which of course puts you in a place of high worth. This is how celebrities come to be.
The biggest enemy of best is good. If you are satisfied with what's good, you'll never have what's best. ("The man who thinks he knows it all has merely stopped thinking. If you think you've arrived you'll be left behind." John Mason.) A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a Job.
Success comes to them that are never contented with what they have achieved. Achievement should thrust us to desire more. Is your small business doing well? Don't settle there but advance to a big business. The internet has a wealth of legitimate business opportunities that you can take advantage of to improve your financial statues. Don't settle at your current position.