New business owners are quite often throwing themselves into the deep end without knowing a thing. Doing this and adopting this “wing-it” attitude is causing more problems for businesses. I’m going to talk you through three of the most common problems new businesses face.
As a new business owner, you want to keep costs at a minimum – I understand that. Given the resources on the internet, you can probably learn a new skill overnight but It’s not going to be as good as trade professional is it? Keeping everything in-house works but only for so long – eventually you will become overrun tasks you can’t do as well as a professional could. At this point, you need to outsource or hire a member of staff. There is no shame it, you’re allowed to ask for help.
Doing this will help you filter through the good and bad business ideas. A good business idea will have a need or demand and its target market won’t so extremely niche but won’t be so widespread to include anyone who walks past your office or store. At this stage, it’s good to review how are you going to make money – what will be your main source of passive income? What will be the logistics of your product or service? Conducting solid market research will help you work out the kinks in your business helping you strive for success.
What defines a business? Take a look at this example; if you go to your local car boot sale to sell some old kids toys or that lamp you don’t want anymore on a one-off basis, are you a business? After all, you are making a profit. In the example, you would not be a business but you can work out if you are a trading business and should be paying tax on your earning by watch this helpful video from HMRC.