Why Do Businesses Struggle ?
Having a Struggling Business on your hands is no fun, it’s not what you signed up for. We get it, running and growing a business is hard. There’s plenty of risks involved, one of which being cash flow. Unsurprisingly this is the leading cause of business failure.
Other reasons you might come across are: starting with too little money, lacking a well developed business plan, incorrectly pricing your assets and probably most importantly, most small to medium sized business owners can’t recognise their own faults and don’t seek external help.
If you’ve identified a problem within your business and feel there’s a few areas that need improving then we’ll be helping you to pre-empt these. The key thing to remember is don’t throw the towel in. It can be all too easy to give up once things start to get tough but trust us on this, please persevere.
How To Get Your Business Back Up And Running
There are a number of things you can do to turn things around and get your struggling business back on its feet.
More often than not, encountering some challenges is a natural part of running a business. When you’re just first starting out, you’re definitely going to hit a few hurdles. But like anything, once you power through, you’ll have that knowledge and experience to not make the same mistakes again.
It’s only when you’re continuously experiencing hurdles and problems, then this could spark your downfall. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, then take a step back. Take a critical approach and root out any problems within your business. Sometimes you can be too involved that you fail to see any issues. If you and your team can research and analyse what’s going wrong, then hope is in sight.
So before we go any further, here are a few reasons why your business might be struggling.
You don’t understand your market and customer
Before you even open your business you’ll have needed to research the market place. You’ll have already picked out your product and service, but where does it sit? Who is likely to buy what you’re offering? You should have carefully planned out your target audience and buyer persona. This will allow you to market your product in the right way. If you launch without conducting this research, without knowing who your ideal customer is, you’re likely to fail.
You don’t have a clearly defined pricing strategy
Again, this point requires research. You need to look to your competitors who are selling a similar product. What does it cost? Is it ever on offer? If you set your price too high or too low, this is going to affect your profit.
Have you calculated how much money you need?
Please conduct a thorough review on how much money you’ll need. Some months you might need more, others not as much. If you’re a business that’s growing, you need the right funds behind you. So create a proper calculation of the correct type of financing you and your business needs.
You don’t react to change
Nobody wants to be left behind, we’ve seen what that does to businesses. We live in a world that’s constantly changing and adapting to new technologies and ways that we work. You need to keep a close eye on your competitors, the market and industry trends.
You don’t have to be alone
We get it. You’ve grown your business and you’re proud of it. But you need to loosen the reigns from time to time. You can dish out some responsibility to others and rely on them to get the job done. If you’re unwilling to let go and seek help from others, this could lead to failure.
Seeking External Help
Dependent on your budget there are many avenues you can take. Just know there is no shame in asking for help. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the business, at some point we all need help. That’s where we come in.
How Ampios Can Help
Here at Ampios, we have a team of dedicated specialists that can help point you in the right direction and help save your struggling business. We can work with your people and can help align the overall vision and strategy of your company. If you need to get in touch, we’d love to have a chat. Give us a call on T: +44 (0)333 987 4672 or send us a message via our contact form.