Business Failures

Business FailureThe 8 Traps Causing Failure And The One Attribute Which Ensures Business Survival

An analysis of the reasons for business failure suggests that over 60% of all business failure is due to poor management practices.

Learning Management Skills: There are two very good ways for small business owners to learn management skills.

One is to find out what the “high-fliers” in your industry do, and do the same! Perhaps then you will become a “high-flier” too!

Another is to study the mistakes of others.


The following are the 8 traps, which cause business failures:

  • Trap 1 – Discounting the need for experience


  • Trap 2 – Sloppy Bookkeeping


  • Trap 3 – Spending more than you receive


Often a shortage of cash is a symptom of other problems with the business, so your first move should be to your accountant.

If you don’t PLAN training for employees
you are wasting time and money.
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  • Trap 4 – Failing to Plan


  • Trap 5 – ‘Dilly Dallying’

A trap for the unwary is to allow the business to run the proprietor instead of the proprietor running the business. Sometimes this a symptom of poor planning, but often owners fritter away their time on trivial matters doing insignificant tasks which staff should do while vital jobs are left undone.

  • Trap 6 – Poor Marketing
  • Trap 7 – Poor Employee Management
  • Trap 8 – Assuming the proper role as an owner
Make Your Strategic Plan A Living Dynamic Document. Get it out of the drawer.

Making Strategic Planning Work teaches you how to make sure your strategic plan doesn’t end up as a forgotten document buried in the back of desk drawers. You invested the time. Now, make sure the plan guides managers and employees every day of the year.

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