Small businesses are constantly faced with problems before they can claim success. However, the difference between a well run business and one that is not is how they tackle their problems. They can often be faced with financial problems. Since business has its good and challenging months you may be swamped with bills when the tough months come. There are wages, rent etc to be paid and you don’t know where to get the money. It is therefore advisable to always have an emergency account that can cushion you through the tough months.
Incompetent employees are yet another problem faced by small businesses. In comparison to larger companies, small businesses have a high employee turnover. It is always a real challenge for the business owners to get reliable and trustworthy employees. You may have employees who lie to customers about specific products or services for their own selfish gain. Unfortunately it is you who will end up “looking bad.”
Customers can also be a source of problems for the small business. This is because sometimes you could have an in house problem like the office machinery lets you down and you cannot give your customer the service they require. Many customers get easily irritated and may think you cannot effectively run your business. They may even ask for their money back.
You can also be faced with problems if your suppliers do not deliver on time or as agreed on. This can be really frustrating and nerve racking especially if it is an order that is being waited for. Your family can also be a part of the problem especially if they are not willing to understand why you work so hard or late. They may begin to feel that they are secondary in your life. It is even difficult to go on vacation because you are constantly “on call”. You should be ready to make sacrifices if you want to succeed in your business.