5 Common Small Business Mistakes

AAA

For every story of a successful business that takes off from a modest start, there are many more tales of failure or regret. While this shouldn't discourage one from take a brilliant idea and turning it into a thriving business, there are some common mistakes that should be avoided in doing so. These errors aren't just common; they can be deadly to any entrepreneurial endeavor. (For related reading, also check out Are You An Entrepreneur?)
Related Articles
  1. Managing Wealth

    Top 3 Mistakes That Cause Traders To Fail

    Find out how to avoid these common investing errors that have sunk many investors' portfolios.
  2. Entrepreneurship & Small Business

    7 Strategies Small Business Owners Should Know

    Use these techniques to make your business stand out from the pack and thrive.
  3. Financial Advisor

    5 Biggest Money Mistakes & How To Fix Them Fast

    Financial mistakes - like most mistakes in life - can generally be avoided with forethought, planning and self-discipline.
  4. Professionals

    9 Tips For Growing A Successful Business

    Give your business what it needs to thrive and it will reward you for years to come.
  5. Entrepreneurship & Small Business

    Reality Check: Why Startups Fail

    New ventures have only a 50% chance of making it through the first five years. Find out why.
  6. Entrepreneurship & Small Business

    Why New Businesses Fail

    While it’s unclear exactly how often new businesses fail, many do.
  7. Managing Wealth

    The 4 Most Common Reasons a Small Business Fails

    Discover the most common reasons small businesses fail, including capital formation, management concerns, planning issues and marketing missteps.
  8. Managing Wealth

    How Many Startups Fail And Why?

    Why do so many businesses fail? And for that matter, how many of them actually do fail?
  9. Personal Finance

    3 Big Financial Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

    Here's how to avoid these three big and costly financial mistakes in 2016.
  10. Trading

    Retirement Funds To Fund Startups

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" and retirees who want to stretch their dollars are looking to invest here.
Hot Definitions
  1. Dove

    An economic policy advisor who promotes monetary policies that involve the maintenance of low interest rates, believing that ...
  2. Cyclical Stock

    An equity security whose price is affected by ups and downs in the overall economy. Cyclical stocks typically relate to companies ...
  3. Front Running

    The unethical practice of a broker trading an equity based on information from the analyst department before his or her clients ...
  4. After-Hours Trading - AHT

    Trading after regular trading hours on the major exchanges. The increasing popularity of electronic communication networks ...
  5. Omnibus Account

    An account between two futures merchants (brokers). It involves the transaction of individual accounts which are combined ...
  6. Weighted Average Life - WAL

    The average number of years for which each dollar of unpaid principal on a loan or mortgage remains outstanding. Once calculated, ...
Trading Center