Want to Prevent Business Failure? Follow 3 Lessons

Failures in business have increased all over the world; this happened because there is an economic pandemic going around
  • BY Jaspreet Kaur

    Feature Writer, BusinessEx

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  • Jul 02,2021
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  • 13 Mins Read

Startup failures are around 90 per cent per year globally. On the flip side, the startup success rate is around 3 per cent. It means that the startups, which do not die, will probably achieve something. Many people believe that small business failures are much higher than just 'rumors'.

Failures in business have increased all over the world. This happened because there is an economic pandemic going around. Financial institutions and businesses that operate internationally face a healthy pool of diseases and a big umbrella, which makes them vulnerable to catching the disease at any given time. The umbrella is called debt.

The COVID has had several adverse effects on business because of economic and social changes. Even, well-established businesses under INR 20 lakh and big businesses under INR 30 lakh have borne the effects of the pandemic. One of the major causes of COVID worsening the business scenario in India is the rising cost of living. Not only consumers but businesses too have to spend more money to run their shops, offices, factories, or other establishments. The rise in this cost is on account of many factors including increasing inflation, high taxes and tariffs, and also, the fact that manufacturing sectors are not allowed to produce the range of products they want to produce.

Here are some of the important things that entrepreneurs can do before business failure hits them. 

Test Potential of the Market that You are Serving

The business market is more than it seems. Only a few people truly know what this is, even though most of us have some business in human lives. The best reason to start a company is that you see people who deserve a better product, and are willing to pay for it.

Balancing the possible and impossible takes imagination. To get a sense of a market's scale, you need to imagine what would happen if your product or service were deployed on a global scale. The bigger the market, the bigger the payoff, but also the greater the challenges.

Budget Your Business When Possible 

Budgeting the business is a tool to help you plan, create and stick to the financial part of your business plan, budgeting keeps the ball rolling till the last moment. A well-thought-out budget can be a pain reliever when it comes to the growth of your business and help in smooth execution.

A business budget is a necessary part of running your business successfully and getting the outcomes you want. It enables you and your employees to see where the money goes during the year. Creating a budget may be tough but it is worth it if you can find out where your business spends every dime. The process of creating a budget is an exercise in planning, an exercise in thinking ahead so that as you enter the following year, you already have plans on how to utilize them.

Employ Skilled Professionals 

Invest in people with the right skills. This may be the most important thing that business leaders can do to develop their enterprises, particularly small companies. Skilled professionals mean different things depending on your business context and what resources you have. The specific skills you need are probably clear enough: marketing for an Internet company, for example, or product design for a consumer-goods maker.

Skilled professionals solve problems in a better way than inexperienced amateurs but they also make a difference by enabling other people to become skilled professionals. That's why companies grow when they develop skilled individuals and invest in their professional development.

Follow these steps to avert failure to affect your business. Bigger businesses under INR 20 lakh and INR 30 lakh can also implement these steps to preserve themselves. Apart from these steps, there are many more tips that you can implement depending on the type of business. If you know any such tip, then share with us in the comment section below.   

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