Avoid Start-Up Failure


Business start

The high mortality rate of start-up businesses is something that we at WinWeb strive to help lower. Most business failures are due to relatively simple errors that occur through lack of experience. With this in mind, consider some of the following common mistakes that a rookie business owner can make.

Don’t become arrogant and start assuming that just because your business started off well it will continue to do so. You need to continue to work just hard as you did at the start. Also, don’t be held back in the mindset that your company is too small to compete with the big boys and will never grow any further, or this will become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Be careful not to underestimate how much start-up capital you will require. The early days of your business are likely to be quite slow and you will need a lot of capital to fall back on. It is advisable to have around three times the amount of capital you expect to need. This will safeguard against miscalculation and economic slowdown.

Try to avoid cutting corners wherever possible, especially in terms of the technology that your business requires. It may seem cost effective to purchase cheap second-hand equipment but if it breaks or is unreliable it will affect your profitability.

The most important thing to remember is that your primary goal in business is always to be profitable. It is wonderful to be creative, but it is very easy to head off on a tangent and lose focus on your core business. Your ideas must be able to be monetised or else they are useless to your business.

WinWeb offers practical solutions that allow small business owners to focus on their business by making the back-office of the business run smoothly. Just visit our website for a free trial and see what a difference it can make to your small business.

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