Starting a company is a tricky venture, and one small mistake can ruin you. Many things can go wrong, and the majority of those are caused by you, the person that started the whole project. Some mistakes are very common, and people tend to make them repeatedly.
You have two ways to avoid mistakes. First one is to hire professional help that will aid you in opening the business for a fee. The other option is to learn from mistakes that other people make. We want to help you, and thus we will make a list of common pitfalls that other people fall into.
You can open a company and still go down due to bad pricing. Many people ended with ruined business because their prices were too high. It’s important to start off with low prices to attract enough people and create (if possible) regular clientele that will generate steady profit. You can introduce more expensive products (services) down the line, but don’t do that at the beginning.
Hire an attorney, and you will save a lot of money in the long run. They might be expensive, but dealing with all parties from which you have to get licenses and permits is a complex process, and lawyers are perfect for that. They will make sure that everything goes according to law and that you got all documents that are necessary for running the company.
Write a business plan, or pay someone to do that before you start working. It requires a lot of research and time, but it will tell you whether it is smart to start a company and provide services (products) of that type, or not.
Some people make other kinds of false steps in the whole company creation process, and that leads them to bankruptcy. One of the things that many new and upcoming business owners do is hiring people that they know rather than people that are experts in the field. They hire relatives with limited knowledge because they want to help them and it costs less than hiring professionals. This backfires and causes immense losses to the business, as amateurs can’t perform as well as experts can.
“Do your dream job” is one of the most stupid things that people can say. Individuals that do this will lose money they worked hard to earn because following ideas rather than doing research leads to ruin. You should start a company that has a good chance of making a profit, not a business that you would like to run. Your dream job should stay in your head because it might be a part of oversaturated market where everyone experiences losses.