Planning on starting a business? This time is filled with thrill and passion.  However, it’s a serious matter that needs diligence and persistence. A recent article, Starting a Business in 2016? Avoid These 5 ‘Beginner’ Mistakes by Jonathan Long says that as you plan on your new business endeavor, you have to ensure that you proceed with care to avoid common pitfalls that cause business failure

Here are four mistakes to avoid on starting a business.

1. Expecting sudden success

Only a few businesses in agile offices are going to be successful in a short span of time. Yes, meteoric rise to success is possible, but it’s phenomenal.  If success happens quickly, that’s awesome, but it’s better to have realistic expectations and gradual success than to be frustrated.

2. Reckoning sales will increase by chance

Expecting that your target audience will discover your brand magically is nonsense. Regardless how awesome your product or service is — if nobody knows it exists, your business will fail.

Get ready to work hard to gain momentum– you have to promote your business and place it directly in front of your target audience.

3. Not going in with a well-thought-out plan

It’s entrepreneurial suicide when you run a business without a long term, concrete plan. Running a business “on the fly” can lead to mismanagement of funds and resources which will cause bankruptcy.

Having some long-term planning will help you avoid fatal mistakes.

4. Not accepting the lifestyle change heartily.

Starting your own business requires you to embrace the lifestyle that comes with the territory. Working on longer hours, constant problem-solving and stress, less time for family and social time, are just a few changes to expect when you have your own business.

When you’re willing to embrace it, then you’re on your way to launching a business.


Avoiding these common pitfalls is essential to a successful startup. YourOffice is looking forward to help you with your new business venture. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers both beautifully appointed short term offices and permanent individual office space. Our offices are move-in ready and equipped with top furnishings and technology that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression.

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