The Biggest Mistake A Small Business Can Make


Starting a small business is always going to be a great risk, especially if your going about it by yourself. There’s a lot to be thinking about and considering. Making business decisions as risk free as possible is what we all want to be striving for but can be difficult when your mind is occupied with a million other decisions.

A small tip to bear in mind is that saving money is making money and saving on the small things will all help towards those end of year profits we want to be making. So what can be done to save money? Always remember, there’s always more than one option. It’s time to know what they are. Fast.

Overlooking Everyday Items

It’s easy to overlook the everyday items you need to buy that will be necessary for small businesses to function and it’s even easier to make ill informed purchases whilst being preoccupied with bigger worries. Finding the tools that work best for you and your business can be a tedious task until you discover there are so many options available. But just jumping right in and buying the first option presented to you will always be a major risk. A small amount of time spent on research will go a long way. With the power of the internet it’s never been easier to get yourself a quick quote.

Paying Too Much

Once you know what your business needs it’s vital to get the best deal out there. Comparing prices on the market all in one place, reducing the stress of searching through millions of web pages, is an idea that has existed for a while now. In areas such as insurance, hotels, phone bills and mortgages we see it advertised everyday but are their anymore options available for everything else involved in running a small company. Is anyone out there comparing prices on literally everything from the paper and ink in your printers to the badges on staff uniforms?

Of course you don’t want to be trawling through pages and pages of information because time is money. Websites like will help cut your research time in half. Getting the best deal early on will be a massive investment for the future which in turn will be one of the best ways of turning those pennies into pounds.


Not Being Organised

Staying organised at all times is a sure fire way of saving your company’s valuable time. Files that haven’t been kept in order can quickly become a nightmare. Clutter is a quick route to stress. Don’t put yourself through it when there are several services available to reduce such headaches. Again finding everything in one place will be the best way of finding what you’re looking for.

As you can see there’s a lot to think about when starting a small business but there are always ways of reducing your risk. Freeing up your time and energy with the ideas given will allow you to concentrate your focus, helping to expand and progress your company.


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Ben is a follower of Christ, a rabid computer geek, small business owner, and breaker of things. He is married way above his station in life and has three wonderful children who have made driving him insane their mission in life.

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