We all make mistakes, in fact some would argue that mistakes are an inevitable part of business. If you try to be perfect all the time in business you will never take risks or take chances and taking risks is part of what it means to be an entrepreneur. However there are some straightforward mistakes that business owners make time and time again that they can avoid. These things may seem pretty obvious but some of these simple mistakes are blocking so many business owners and entrepreneurs from achieving great things in their businesses.
Mistakes are not here to break us so even if they happen in your business you do not need to get too attached to the disappointment or feel like a failure. Mistakes offer us an opportunity to learn and grow – sometimes we become so caught up in our own way of doing things that we do not take the time to assess where we went wrong when we make mistakes or indeed how we make mistakes in the first place. That is not to say that these mistakes will necessarily cause your business to unravel but sometimes these mistakes can have a negative impact on your reputation and lead to more problems in the future. This video looks at 6 of the most common mistakes that small business owners and entrepreneurs make.
Take the time to think about some mistakes that you have made in your own business. Could they have been avoided? What did you learn from those mistakes?