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Things not going quite how you might have liked them?

Sit back, take a deep breath and scroll your way through our five pieces of simple advice to help you stay on track when you’re struggling to move onward and upward.

Revaluate how realistic your objectives really are

As an aspiring entrepreneur, there is no way on earth you haven’t encountered the cliché mantra of: ‘shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you might catch a star’ yet. Okay, it’s cute – we’ll give it that – and so is furious ambition but is this attitude just setting yourself up for failure?

The jury’s out on that one but what we’re trying to say here is that while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having big dreams, it can cause you to become your own worst enemy.

So, if things aren’t quite going to plan right now, revisit your initial objectives and honestly assess whether they’re really attainable or not.

Maybe you’re not failing at all – perhaps you just need to be a little more lenient with your deadlines or more aware of your own skill gaps. That way, you can address the issues and move forward accordingly.

Take stock of your current tactics

Where entrepreneurial success is the destination, there really is no one prescribed journey which works for everyone, every time.

As a result, many of the methods you choose along the way will transpire to be nothing more than an unsatisfactory example of trial and error.

If something isn’t working, park it and give Plan B or C a go. And if that doesn’t work? Go straight back to the drawing board and come up with a Plan D, E, F… however many it takes to get you where you want to go.

Which leads us nicely onto…

Use what’s gone Pete Tong to your advantage

Don’t see Plan A nosediving as a failure – see it as an invaluable learning curve that will enrich your experience as a business owner and help you make more solid and informed decisions going forward.

There is a lesson to be learnt from every mistake you might make along the way so when evaluating your tactic or approach, be sure to extract this information and use it to consolidate your next strategy.

Take a break and plenty of deep breaths

Seriously, take some time away from the problem to regroup, rejuvenate and return in a more refreshed state of mind.

Although turning your attention away from what’s going on might seem borderline insane, it might actually the best thing you could possibly do for your own personal wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of your venture.

Consider enlisting an extra pair of hands

If you feel like you’re buckling under the weight of a hefty workload that may very well be hindering your success, don’t be afraid to delegate some of the responsibility.

You can’t possibly give something your all if you spread yourself too thinly so be bold enough to accept your limits and appreciate where somebody more qualified might be able to step in and help out.


If you’d like us to take your accounts and bookkeeping off your hands, get in touch today to find out more about how our team of trained experts can support your journey to business success. 

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Karl Bilby

We work very closely with our expert accountants to bring you the latest factually correct tax and accounting news. We also enjoy writing about small business news that we hope you find useful!

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