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Avoiding Small Business Pitfalls

by Matej Njiri7. June, 2016

Avoiding Small Business Pitfalls

If you are starting new business, there is no way you are not going to be faced with obstacles, and if along the way there’s something you don’t know it could potentially end up being total disaster. Big number of small businesses are failing in a span of 5 years. Most of it happens cause of mistakes that could easily be avoided. The main reasons for failing could be lack of planning, not having enough money, choosing the bad location, good competition or getting low sales. In order for functioning properly, every business needs money. New startups can have problems when trying to find resources for starting. Companies who are more experienced can also suffer from not having enough money when they start to spend more then what is their revenue. It’s important to monitor flowing of the cash and make cuts if it’s necessary. Another crucial reason for failure is having the poor speed of growth. Entrepreneurs can perceive it as not growing to fast and that can be problem, because you will start to invest more and more money into it and wasting time.

Never underestimate the power of your competition. Good competition can break your company completely if you are not careful enough. Sometimes when people come up with a new idea they are so sure in it that they don’t even keep an eye on market to see what’s happening. Many businesses can fail because they are too much dependent on just one thing. It can be experienced and talented worker or customer that is highly valuable. Everything of this can change but don’t allow yourself to depend on something because this way you are going for total disaster. Last reason for failing but not least important is that company doesn’t have enough funding and they simply run out of their money, thus disabling chances to stay active on the market. When you are starting up, always plan for the worst scenarios and you should wait around 2 years before you see your company turning something to profit.

So if you are planning to start something new there are some pointers you should follow in order to avoid having a terrible pitfall.  You need to understand terms of your payment. Owning business sure has its drawbacks and one of them are schedules for payment. Expect to wait for it even if you are in business by yourself. Also be prepared for the new type of taxes, as they can be real nightmare, especially if you are owner of smaller business. When you’re building up startup use contracts and anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong. Before you hammer anything into your work, look out for all the terms that are on paper.

Without the right tools and proper knowledge, your dream of building great business can transform into total nightmare. It is after all your own success so you need to take full responsibility for everything that comes with it. Take a shoot, but first check out how deep is the water so you can avoid all those pitfalls.

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