Entrepreneurs can have many great ideas for starting a business. They may also possess many great entrepreneurial qualities. However, almost everyone at the beginning often faces fears and doubts, which could become their worst obstacles on the way to success.
Of all the qualities of a successful entrepreneur, courage and willingness to take certain risks is one of the most fundamental. Especially to face the first steps and dare to turn that great idea into a business, you will need courage and wisdom to plan.
If you do not prepare yourself to face and overcome those obstacles that become fears, your project will go straight to failure. Your door to move forward must be a good Business Plan, which will be the fruit of proper planning.
Here is a list of six obstacles to prepare for:
1. Difficulty in consolidating the team
The work team is one of the main variables in which the development of the project must be supported. However, it is one of the biggest barriers when starting a business. People want to start a project, earning money at once and do not want to take the risk on something that has not been proven or does not have immediate results.
2. Not being willing to give up ownership
Once they have an idea, leading entrepreneurs want to be the sole owner of their business. The problem is that, even, they prefer to have 100% of a miserable business, instead of looking for strategic partners to increase their capital.
3. Many projects do not adjust to the real needs of the market.
One thing is what the entrepreneur wants, and quite another is to find the existing need in the market. Entrepreneurs must identify opportunities, seek solutions to problems that may arise and take charge of their solution.
4. Difficulty creating contact networks
Starting from the fact that brand positioning is not an easy task, contact networks become a key tool in the business environment that allows them to take off and have a market share. Those who do not manage to build that network of contacts, are those after six or seven months without generating cash flow, they give up their project.
5. Lack of ambition
Lack of passion and conviction about what is being done can be a great wall in the path of the entrepreneur.
Unfortunately, there are many who are satisfied with what they have and prefer to go slowly. Lack of ambition is what makes many settle for poor results.
6. Getting financing
Contrary to what many believe, financing is not the main reason why projects fall short. The problem here is that many times entrepreneurs do not know how to look for the money to finance their project, or they think they cannot find it. Hence, this factor becomes a mental obstacle; a fear that unfortunately frightens many.