Business Challenges

Starting a business is not easy. As you strive to start and grow your business while improving your bottom line, you will be faced with a number of challenges. These business challenges will include anything from product development to marketing to maintaining profitability to problematic employees. You will also be faced with business challenges that are out of your reach, such as a sudden economic downturn or international conflict elsewhere.

The ideal situation, of course, is to go through the process of starting a business without a single misstep. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. You sometimes trip; or even stumble; or worse, fall flat on your face. Discounting complete ineptitude and bad luck, you can expect to make some mistakes when starting or growing your small business.

If you are going to survive and be a long-term success in business, then you need to be aware of the most common mistakes and pitfalls that can ruin your best-laid plans. Read tips, articles and advice on common business challenges and mistakes — and learn how to avoid them.

Learn most frequent small business startup mistakes that new businesses make and advice on avoiding them.

5 Tips to Reduce Risk When Starting a Small Business

October 16, 2014 | By | Reply More
5 Tips to Reduce Risk When Starting a Small Business

Like many adventures, taking a headfirst dive into a shiny new small business involves taking a big leap of faith. Learn some of the basic measures you can put in place to reduce this risk and give yourself the best chance of being successful.

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Branching Out Your Business: Lessons from Independent Retailers

August 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
Branching Out Your Business: Lessons from Independent Retailers

Businesses often branch out to some other segments or niches, and small businesses are no exception. With all the branching out, it is imperative that you understand how each part of the segments contribute to your overall business. Start by asking yourself these questions

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How to Deal with Business Failure

February 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
How to Deal with Business Failure

Despite our best efforts, our business ideas sometimes fail. Here are some advice to help you deal with business failure and unfavorable business outcomes.

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Managing Fear: How to Reduce Stress and Make Your Business Succeed

February 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Managing Fear: How to Reduce Stress and Make Your Business Succeed

It is very tough to own and manage a business in today’s times. Many businesses are going bankrupt and others are struggling just to survive. Learn about managing fear and how to reduce stress and make your business succeed.

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The 10 Biggest Business Blunders (and How You Can Avoid Them)

January 6, 2014 | By | Reply More
The 10 Biggest Business Blunders (and How You Can Avoid Them)

From the book The Maui Millionaires for Business: The Five Secrets to Get on the Millionaire Fast Track by David Finkel and Diane Kennedy, here are the 10 biggest business blunders — and how you as a small business owner can avoid them

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9 Killer Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
9 Killer Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a Business

When starting a business, you are bound to make mistakes. The key is to make sure that the mistakes you commit are not fatal to your business. From the book So, You Want to Start a Business?: 8 Steps to Take Before Making the Leapby Ed Hess and Charles Goetz, here are nine killer mistakes […]

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Achieving Success: Faith Versus Fear Mindset

August 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
Achieving Success: Faith Versus Fear Mindset

Starting a business requires you to take calculated risks daily. Will you let fear rule or will you have faith that will allow you to be open to opportunities?

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7 Priorities for Your Startup’s First Year in Business

August 28, 2013 | By | Reply More
7 Priorities for Your Startup’s First Year in Business

To increase your startup’s odds of not only surviving, but growing and prospering for decades, you need to establish a strong foundation in the very beginning. Here are seven priorities for every startup’s first year in business.

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Starting a Business You Know Nothing About

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Starting a Business You Know Nothing About

Can you start a business that is drastically different from your present career or background? Of course you can! Many entrepreneurs have done it ­ and so can you.

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8 Deadly Mistakes of Small Businesses

March 20, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
8 Deadly Mistakes of Small Businesses

If your business is going to survive and succeed, you must avoid the common mistakes that can ruin your best-laid plans. Learn how to avoid these mistakes.

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Challenges Facing Small Businesses

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Challenges Facing Small Businesses

Small businesses face a number of challenges. From the startup phase to maintaining the business to growing the business, entrepreneurs need to constantly face a number of challenges

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Four Common Mistakes of Business Start-Ups

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Four Common Mistakes of Business Start-Ups

There is no sure thing in business, and a lot of things could go wrong. It is important for entrepreneurs to be aware of the common pitfalls in business and take extra precautions. Here are some common mistakes that entrepreneurs make

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