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Six deadly mistakes all entrepreneurs should avoid

by John Saunders
24th Mar 20 3:43 pm

Enthusiastic about starting your own business? We hope this enthusiasm does not fade away when you face new challenges. One mistake can lead to a number of mistakes which ends up giving unsatisfactory outcomes and results in low motivation. One thing you need to understand is that there is no magic bullet that can help you win the complicated startup game. However, there are a number of recorded mistakes that lead most of the entrepreneurs towards a massive failure. Here are the most common deadly mistakes an entrepreneur should avoid:

1. Not maintaining healthy employee relationship

Yes, we know that you want to do most of the work yourself but you need to have a proper team for the startup. Sometimes, maintaining a healthy work culture can be a dilemma that can be hard to seek out depending on the genre of your startup. There will be times when you will feel frustrated, stuck and bored as a business manager but maintaining a relationship with your employees is as important as maintaining a relationship with your clients or investors.

One of the best ways to sustain a culture that promotes growth is by keeping an employee handbook. This handbook will give your employees an idea about what goals and aims you have and the benefits you can offer to employees. There are a number of good examples of employee handbooks templates available online. Go through them to compose the content of your company’s employee handbook. It is a daunting task but the invested time and energy will pay off.

2. Making the idea work

Having an idea now and then is quite common, but making it work is quite rare. The first step to which is analyzing your goals. Why are you investing everything in this genre of business? What are your goals? Are your goals even suitable for today’s fast paced world?  You will have to revise these goals since the same goals and aims are to be shared with your employees and investors. Unless you have a clear idea of why you want to pursue that specific business, you won’t be able to communicate it to others. They will only believe in your company’s goals if they find a purpose in them.

3. Not listening to others

To be very honest, not listening to others can be a solution to many problems but not in the case of setting up the business yourself. Your decisions are not going to be perfect and therefore taking advice from an expert will not hurt. Instead, it may turn around the whole situation for you. Make sure that the person you are seeking advice from is in position to even provide practical advice.

4. Being impatient

Humans are blessed with the emotion called impatience by birth. There are times you can overcome this feeling but the other times this feeling loses wrong control. Especially when you are an enthusiastic young entrepreneur. There is no such thing as an overnight success. It takes time and your brain to show up at your door.

5. Not enough funds

Many will tell you that once you start the business, money is going to land in your pocket and you do not have to worry about the money. This is a false assumption since this is the most important element of a start-up. Try to send your profile and proposals to companies and professionals you think have the ability to invest in your business. Some of them will not reply but don’t give up. Even if one or two give you a response, you can get the required funds. And you don’t necessarily have to stick to big sponsors to fund your project, you can try out other ways to fund your business to begin with.

6. Thinking it’s a one man show

A number of times, entrepreneurs think that they can run the business themselves. They will not need a team but the truth is that doing everything is going to get you in trouble since you will spend most of the time in that specific task without generating new ideas.

Starting your business is one of the most daunting ideas. However, you have been brave enough to take it. Now stay consistent with your practices.

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