You’ve been working for other people for many years now. You’ve been loyal and always carried out your job to the highest standards. Nonetheless, you’ve always had an entrepreneurial streak and it’s time to go it alone.
As you form your own company it’s important to think about any setbacks you might suffer along the way. Outlined below are some of the more common challenges that entrepreneurs face.
Landing that major client
Your business idea may revolve around landing only a few major clients. You managed to set up a meeting and it went relatively well, but you get the impression the client is still going to look elsewhere. You may have to rethink your price points, delivery times and sales methods before you can attract the clients you need to make your company a success.
Damage to your brand
You’ve had a little success so far and that hasn’t gone unnoticed. Rival firms are starting to think of you as serious competition which they don’t need right now. Rather than come up with innovative ideas for themselves, they’ve simply stolen your branding and passed it off as their own. It seems that someone has even stooped so low as to leave false reviews online that reflect poorly on your business.
You can’t do everything on your own and you need a solid team around you. You’ve hired some big personalities to fill various roles, and they’re not gelling as you had hoped. Disputes among employees is one thing you’re always going to have to be prepared for as a business owner.
It’s perfectly feasible that you’ll manage to go your own way and establish a successful company. Having legal guidance behind you at each step of the way will help you to achieve this.