Challenges faced by new businesses

We live in rapidly changing times, especially for businesses which makes managing the process hard. Here are some recovery options for some of the problems faced by new businesses.

Uncertainty - Predicting the market trends, customer trends, and uncertainty in how new regulations affect the business, how the competitors are doing and what the customers want are of utmost importance to any business. These challenges are not very easy to predict. Hence it is important to balance the need for a reactive short term focus and strategically plan five years into the future.

Technology - As technologies change at the speed of light it more often than not leaves companies behind. The need to adapt and spend on new technologies to stay updated and the constant need to check on your competitors makes it hard for companies to sustain themselves. A long term technology strategy must be developed in order to take advantage of unforeseen developments in technology.

Finances - Cash flow is something everyone struggles with especially businesses that haven’t reached the point of stability. This can be solved by keeping a budget for unforeseen expenses. There are also cash management tools that keep track of the cash flow.

Recruiting the right talent - This is a big issue that companies face, it is a time-consuming project. The goal should not be to mix talent as too many different workloads reduce productivity but must be about finding the right person for the right job.

Government regulation - Governments create rules and regulations in which businesses are allowed to compete against one another and often these fundamentals are updated or changed. The way to solve this would be to understand the government rules and regulations in your industry, its implications for your business, and to develop the necessary skills to deal with it.

June 11 at 9:57 am

by Ahana Machaiah