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6 Ways to Survive Your Start-Up's First Crucial Year

June 06, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 147

So, that is the scary part, realizing that after a year of constant battle for survival, your business succumbs to failure. Here are 6 simple ways to help your business survive its most crucial first year:

1. Plan. This is a must-have battle plan for any endeavour - actual war, career path and business! When you have a plan, you are giving your business options that will help dictate its fate. It is a fact: unexpected issues and problems will always surface later on especially during the first year of your business as it struggles to find its rightful spot in the world of businesses. Having a plan for any inevitable misfortunes for your business will give you time to thwart any further adversity.

2. Choose your business location sensibly. Location is everything when it comes to business. Unless you are an online business entrepreneur, you need to find the most strategic location for your business to help market it to probable customers. If you happen to own an online business, finding a good location is synonymous to fashioning the appropriate-easy-to-remember website name or domain name, this way, people will not have a hard time remembering and typing your business name on their browser.

3. Minimize unnecessary expenses. Similar to saving your personal money for more important matters at home, you might want to cut down on expenses that are not that important for your business and instead, find ways and resources that will help you and your business earn extra revenue.

4. Communicate to your clients. Communication is an essential element that will help your business succeed; most especially the communication you have with your customers. Know what your clients think of your business so you can do necessary improvements; know what works with them and what doesn't. This can also be a medium for your evaluation. There will always be room for enhancements and your customers are the best gauge for designing such.

5. Take time to evaluate and analyze how your business is going. It is important to take time to pause and analyze the numbers in your business. Are the revenues doing well? Are the sales climbing up by the minute? After you have evaluated how your business is doing, you can have several changes that could help you take another course of actions that will help your business go the right path.

6. Trust your gut. Statistics, numbers, and evaluations may be very helpful when it comes to determining how your start-up is doing; and that little tingly feeling you have knowing that all the twists and turns your business have had will eventually lead it to further heights is most of the time correct, so do not be afraid to trust your gut once in a while.

The start-up phase of each business is the most difficult part of doing it because your business is still on the process of establishing its stability. Open your mind and consider some minute but important things when undergoing this phase. Who knows, you might be the one exactly sharing the tips to other start-up entrepreneurs the time your business has already skyrocketed to the horizons.

Bonnie Dell Doguiles is a registered nurse with a Masters Degree. She has practiced her profession as a college professor in one of the well-known universities in the Philippines. She writes various informative articles on different niches like health and wellness and web development. For more of her work, check out

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