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I founded Core Business Solutions with the goal of helping business owners improve operating results, add value, and recapture the energy and passion that was present when the business was new. We also have the expertise to assist start-up companies create the foundational structure needed to provide the best opportunity for the business to grow and prosper in uncertain economic times. Our goal is to help the business entrepreneur/owner, through mentoring and coaching, develop or enhance managerial skills while providing that independent and objective advice and expertise usually provided by a board of directors.
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Friday, July 10, 2009

Top 7 Reasons Businesses Fail...Part Four

In my past 3 blogs in this series, I reviewed the third of the 7 areas that I think contribute greatly to business failure. The first three were 1-A Lack of Planning(No business plan), 2- Starting a Business for the Wrong Reasons and the last reason reviewed was "Insufficient Capital".

"Poor Management" was to be the next topic, but after a discussion with one of my clients recently, I decided to change the next topic for discussion.

The next top 7 reason businesses fail I'll cover is:

No Website

Simply put, if you have a business today, you need a website. PERIOD!

In the U.S. alone, the number of Internet users (about 70 percent of the population) and e-commerce sales (about 70 billion in 2004, according to the Census Bureau) continue to rise and are expected to increase with each passing year.

Since 2004, the U.S. has led the world in Internet usage.

At the very least, every business should have a professional looking and well-designed website that enables users to easily find out about their business and how to avail themselves of their products and services. Later, additional ways to generate revenue on the website can be added; i.e., selling ad space, drop-shipping products, or recommending affiliate product and others as well.

Remember, if you don't have a website, you'll most likely be losing business to those that do. And make sure that website makes your business look good, not bad -- you want to increase revenues, not decrease them.

When it comes to the success of any new business, you -- the business owner -- are ultimately the "secret" to your success.

For most successful business owners, failure was never an option. Armed with drive, determination, and a consistently positive mindset, these individuals view any setback as only an opportunity to learn and grow.

Here is an interesting fact: Most self-made millionaires possess average intelligence.

What sets them apart?

A-They have an openness to new knowledge and new ideas.

B-They have a willingness to learn whatever it takes to succeed.

C-They seek guidance and help from experts.

So, if your business does not have a well designed and positioned website, you are falling behind your competition every day and losing money. Invest in a website for your business. Remember, it takes money to make money.

Next time I'll cover another reason(#5) of the Top 7 Reasons Businesses Fail.

It was Napoleon Hill who said it best : "Success Requires No Explanations---Failure Permits No Alibi's" [From 'Think and Grow Rich']

Have a great day and most of all...Have a Great Time!

All The Best,

Walt Morey - Executive Advisor- Accredited by the Institute for Independent Business



Unknown said...

Great post Walt! I love it!! Thank you for your wisdom!

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