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The unique challenges of starting a startup

On Behalf of | Oct 12, 2022 | Business formation

You’ve taken the bold step of going into business on your own. This can be a rewarding move, but there are also a number of challenges that you’ll need to overcome. 

The reality is that many new businesses don’t make it. That’s not to say that yours can’t be a raving success, but you’ll need to address potential roadblocks appropriately. Identifying potential issues early gives you a much better chance of resolving them. Outlined below are a few things to keep in mind. 

Securing funding 

Very few businesses have the luxury of starting out with excessive funds in the bank. There is nearly always a certain amount of borrowing and risk during the launch period of a company. With the appropriate funding and financial planning, it is possible to eliminate a lot of debt within the first year, and even turn a profit soon after that. To do this, you’re going to need accurate projections and equitable contractual agreements with financers. 

Unanticipated delays 

The success of your company relies on both you meeting your deadlines and other parties living up to their side of the bargain. One unanticipated delay can have a domino effect that can soon leave you with serious issues. The best way to ensure that delays are managed is by having watertight contracts in place. This way, you always have something to fall back on and can even be compensated if a party has breached their end of the deal. 

With planning and organization, there is no reason why your company cannot succeed. Having experienced legal guidance behind you will also help ensure that you are treated fairly in what can be a ruthless corporate climate.