6 Tips to Overcome Obstacles and Take Your Business to the Next Level

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 16, 2013

Overcoming Business Obstacles

“I love to compete I want to get out there and kick your ass in the business world. That is what inspires me.” By Mark Cuban, Owner, Dallas Mavericks

Are you struggling with your business? Is your business taking too much of your time? Are you becoming perplexed because you’re giving so much time and energy to your business, only for you not to get the same in returns?

I know how difficult this can be, especially if you’re a serial entrepreneur, who is just starting out even though you have the necessary experience your business requires.

Often times when a business starts newly they often don’t anticipate most of the unpredictable challenges they’re most likely going to experience.

It’s usually a case of trial and error.  But in an attempt to really avert some of the challenges associated with business risks and failure we have decided to provide these highly helpful insights that can take your business to the next level:

1.     Listen.

As a business owner it’s imperative that we listen to whatever forms of complaints our customers have about our businesses and also from time to time observe what our competitors are doing to increase sales, win more customer over, how they’re getting things done for their businesses.

Little details like this have a way of overturning events for good in a business environment. There’s absolutely no business that doesn’t experience challenges but being smart about resolving it could be the smartest decision we could’ve ever taken in attempting to uplift our situation as an enterprise or entrepreneur. 

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2.     Control Your Expenditures.

If we are just starting out, it will be required to extremely pay attention to our expenditure in other not to over spend way beyond the income.

By not obeying this rule of thumbs, is like you deliberately setting a house on fire with the intention of putting it off later, the danger of this is that it could get out of hand before you know it. Such could happen to our recently started business, if absolute care is not taken.

3.     Marketing the Business.

Marketing a business as the potential of skyrocketing our business to the next level of expected business success. If marketing consideration isn’t giving to support the recently launched startup, the chance of our business services or product being known, stands at zero which you don’t want to experience in anyway. This part at time is one part the small businesses owners often commonly overlook as they underestimate the vital role it plays in restoring or averting some of the consequences.

Remember that as a result of Coca-Cola constant marketing campaign they have been able to achieve so much today, in Coca-Cola first year of operation it loosed money. 

4.      Who Are Your Targeted Customers?

As a business owner, erroneously believing that everyone is your customer could be seriously bad for the company. As a startup company it’s highly necessary to quickly have your targeted customers identified early enough and from there you can subsequently expand the business on the relative track success. Later on you may identify other markets or customer you may likely consider at the long run.

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5.      Ensure You Set Goals.

The effect of setting goal cannot be overemphasized on our business, disciplining our self to ensure we set worthy goals for the business could be a step in the right direction.

Doing this will undoubtedly impact on our business in a positive mannerism except we want to be grossly unfair to ourselves we might risk not setting goal. But mind use affording our self, such gratifying privileges could be advantageous to us as a business owner. We can borrow a leave from the case of Steven who ensures that he doubles his businesses every 18months.

6.      Staff Motivation.

Staff motivation is important in ensuring that business objectives are being realized. Company employees are instrumental to small startup success because without their support the company might not exist.

Ensuring that company staffs are rewarded in the form of incentives and bonuses should be encouraged to boost their morale within the working environment. As this might impact positively on the performances of the business which could take it to the next level in spite of any challenges ahead. As they could also use their own ideas in helping to resolve some organization issues.

Olatunji Femi is a freelance writer/content creator and blogger with the aim of helping small businesses create quality content that exponentially increases their traffic and make them more income. 

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About The Author

Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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