5 Key Small Business Mistakes and What to Learn From Them
You’ve packed up your cubicle in pursuit of your dream, your real one. You’re done working toward someone else’s, even if it means losing the security and stability of a regular job. And as you make your way out of the drabby office, you smile and decide it upon yourself to never make the same mistakes you’ve seen firsthand here…
Fast forward a few months, maybe even years, and you find yourself making some pretty common mistakes after all. Sure, you’re working for yourself, toward what you believe in, and that feels so good! But at the same time, you can’t escape the… genuine, deep-rooted, painful sense of doubt that makes you look back at your mistakes, and wonder if it’s time to wave the white flag.
Well, it’s not.
Business owners make many mistakes, whether they’re starting out or not, whether they’re running a small business or a big one, etc. It’s all part of the process.
So, perhaps avoiding these mistakes shouldn’t be the goal. You can have control over whether or not you learn from those mistakes, and use those lessons to guide you forward. That should be the main focus.
To illustrate that point, let’s dive a little deeper today, and highlight five of the mistakes most all small business owners make, and what you can learn from each one.