How To Prevent Your Business From Failing

Struggling businesses seem to be common in today’s market. Statistics indicate that 99% of all new businesses will fail within the first 5 years of being in business, and only 30% will survive more than 10 years. Those are staggering statistics and may make you rethink owning a business.

prevent business failingDo You Have What It Takes To Be A Business Owner?

The fact is, that many business owners start their business not really knowing how to run a business, and what signs to look for if the business is in trouble. If you talk to a successful business owner, they will tell you that it took them several tries before they had a profitable and stable business. While that is disheartening, and the feeling of disappointment that comes from a failing business can be overwhelming, there are things you can do to prevent your business from failing.

Here are some tips to help you prevent your business from failure:

  • You need to learn how to remove yourself from the equation. You must look at your business objectively in order to grow your business and prevent failure. It is hard for new business owners to do this, but viewing it as a separate entity will help you put the business in perspective and identify areas that need work.
  • As the owner, you must be involved in the day-to-day operations. You cannot save a sinking ship without knowing where the hole is. You must know the ins and outs of your operations and determine where the problem areas lie. This is the only way you will be able to analyze both income and expenses, and determine how to correct the issues and prevent failure.
  • Leadership is a great attribute for anyone to have, but as a business owner, it is critical. Your staff will look to you for all the answers, and you need to have them. By showing consistency and leadership, you will be able to provide the necessary guidance to get through any hard times.
  • Re-evaluate your market and your marketing plan, if you even have one. The market changes daily and with the technology driven world we live in today, you must keep current on all the market changes in order to stay competitive. Depending on your industry, you should be very familiar with your competition and what they are doing, so you can do it better!

There are a large number of things that can bring your business down, however, you are the only one that can save it. You are not necessarily to blame, but you sure have the power to turn it around and prevent the failure. Don’t take everything personally – it is business – you have heard this saying. Learn from your mistakes and move on. Don’t become another member of the failing statistic – prevent your business from failing by following the tips above.

Elizabeth Roberts

Elizabeth Roberts

Liz Roberts and her team are continuously providing information to people who are ready to repair their credit and improve their credit score. Also NewHorizon.org team strives to empower the homebased and small business owners by bringing information that can help them to manage and grow their businesses. Let our 24+ years of business finance experience help you to get the financing you need! CONTACT US if need financing for your business.

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  1. it is so true and it is so important to keep it in mind. Thanks, i am enjoying these more and more! Thank you again 🙂

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