The second reason why Businesses fail is because the founders lack knowledge. They started the business without a sound knowledge of the kind of business. If you want to start a business, make sure you read everything regarding the business from different sources because it helps you to anticipate the types of challenges you will be facing. Your ability to anticipate the problems help you prepare for them and when they occur, you can easily solve them; but if you know nothing about the business, the problems may occur and you will not be able to solve them.
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How I get information about Business I want to start to prevent Business Failure
You can get knowledge about anything on Google, Bing, or other search engines. What I normally do is search about the business online and I will read on all the topics on the first page, second and third pages of google. I will also go to youtube and watch the videos about the business. By doing this, you will have enough information about the business and you will greatly reduce your chances of failure in business. You need as much information as possible. I do read and read, watch and watch until any information I get becomes a repetition then I will know I have exhausted everything on that particular topic.
Types of Information needed before starting a business and avoiding business failure
You need to know if the business is legal. Knowing whether it is legal prevents you from getting into trouble. It helps you not to start something that the government will close it up after you must have invested much money in it.
Know the problems or challenges associated with the business. This will help you make arrangements or set up systems for solving these problems should they arise.
Know whether the business can be expanded. Is it seasonal or it is not affected by seasons? Is it something you can increase the number of sales by increasing production or is something that can only be expanded by increasing the number of locations?
How stressful can the business be? What amount of work will you put into it before it becomes profitable?
Who is your competition? What are they doing and how can you improve on what is existing already? Is it possible to provide the same quality of product or services with low price?
Knowledge of any Business is vital to the success of that business. Where there is lack of knowledge, business failure is inevitable. If you cannot find information about the business, then you can ask people that are already into the business. You can also find a business partner with the business experience more than you; this will help your business grow as quickly as possible because the partner has the experience.
How long did it take those that have been into the business before you to succeed and how are you going to go into it to model this success? Is it possible to manage it alone or you must have partners?
How can I manage the business? The number of staff you need and how can they be paid? How much capital is needed for the business? All these questions must be answered. Your Customers acquisition and form of marketing strategy. Are you good in marketing and sales? What type of people are you targeting to be your main customers? Is it going to be kids whom the parents buy for them? or Youths who are having jobs or parents who need some services?
Learn to get information about any business even before you start and not when you have started because it will help you to avoid business failure that is caused by Lack of Knowledge.
Dr. Brown is the founder of Jotscroll, he is a Medical Doctor, Entrepreneur, and author. Dr. Razi Brown holds a medical degree from the University of San Diego. He has invested in many startups and is currently working on his fifth book to be published in the upcoming year.