Now that you’ve made the decision to start your own business, it’s time to make sure you acknowledge certain issues you may face and how to overcome them. Some of these will be inevitable, some will depend on sensitive you are as a person, and some will occur only in rare cases.
1. The Evil People
Yes, for every good prosperous thing you do, there will be a list of evil, envious people looking to pull you down. This reference is not to your competitors, because they’re expected be harsh, this is directed to those around you who will change after you’ve made it. Your friends may also get on board with this attitude, also your old colleagues who can’t bear to see you finding your own and being successful. Certain family members have the tendency to bring you down for the heck of. In general there will be a good fleet of people who would not be taking your success positively. But you have to stay focused and remember that arrogance will be not be a great response to them, just be you, do what you do, and make more money!.
2. Failure of Business
Most businesses fails in their first year, so you won’t be alone if yours does to. The idea is to not sulk and get depressed. Keeping in mind that this could very well be a possibility will give you enough strength to cope with it later; also you will be cautious about every move you make, keeping in mind the future. Incurring too much expenditure in the first year can prove to be really non-profitable for a new business. It’s better to have an aim of break-even by the time the accounts close for the year. However, being too cautious can make you lose your foresight and focus only on today and tomorrow. Risk taking is essential when your business is still starting to pick up clients and customers, the trick here is to take calculated risks, but be realistic.
3. Micromanaging The World
Here’s something every new business owner has to face. Initially micromanaging will be the only option due to lack of personnel, or lack affordability for personnel. But once it’s all picked up by the employees, you may still be stuck in the bubble of knowing everything, and doing everything. This can cause more harm than good for your organization, the stress itself can hamper your ability to focus on the big picture, leading to a failed business due to over-controlling. By delegating responsibilities, you can focus on what’s important, i.e. The business.
4. Natural Disasters
Now this is something totally out of your control, but can make you lose control over your business. It may even just disappear with a Tsunami strike or an earthquake. The most important thing to remember at these times is that you couldn’t help the situation even if you wanted to, and that everything does happen for a reason.
It’s very important to keep the above points amongst many in mind when venturing out into a business. Being prepared is always better than feeling resentment or stress later.