I recently noticed that a local business down the road has failed and gone out of business. Over a short amount of time I was able to see that the business had less and less traffic coming and going. There are many different reasons why the business could have failed but I have a few of my own opinions on why I think it did. Since I am in business, I know what it takes for a business to be successful and know of some things that could cause it to go downhill and not succeed at all. If someone is in business just to make a quick buck, that could be a big reason why their business would fail. If you are not focused on making a long term goal out of it, you might not do as well. It takes a lot of hard work for a business to not fail.
I believe the local business down the road has failed because the business owner was not willing to get down and dirty and problem solve when issues arose that could have caused the business to hear in the wrong direction. If you let something stand in your way and bring you down, you business will not go where it needs to, it will only fail. I believe the local business down the road would not have failed if actions were taken and not just a vision to succeed was formed. If the business owner had any past experiences to use with this business, along with their intelligence and common sense, the business may not have failed. But it seemed as if none of that was being used when running their business. You have to make mindful decisions when running a business that you do not want to fail and see succeed.
I think the business owner of the business down the road was scared of the new challenges that were being brought up and could not handle them. I think their business failed because they were not willing to take a giant leap of faith in pursuit that their ideas would work, or at least give them a shot. The business was not even open for very long and that shows me that the owner gave up and did not give it their all to see their business succeed. They did not spend enough time experimenting with different things to see what actually worked and what did not. The business owner did not search for the success that drove the value of the business and instead let it fail. If the business owner of the local business down the road would have had a bit more of patience and gave their business time to grow and expand, I believe that their business would not have failed and actually become very successful. You cannot succeed in business if you give the life of it a cut off notice when it is not yet ready to be cut off.
Something that is important to remember is what it means to be in business. If you are a business owner, you know that it takes a lot of time and dedication. Being in business means you have to be passionate and very dedicated to what you are doing. If you are not any of these things, then your business will most likely will not do very well or will not succeed. Being in business is creating something, nurturing and leading it. It is a labor of love, guts, and a ton of hard work. There is a lot more to it than that and a business owner will grow to love it. It is never easy and the road can be very windy. If you are in business, you will want to embrace any and all challenges that come your way. It is always a long and exciting journey to have things thrown at you and see how you will handle them. This is all a part of what it means to be in business.
When you are building a business from the ground up, you sometimes will need to get into the weeds and problem solve. All of this weed whacking often allows you to better hone in on a better big-picture strategy. You will be able to ask yourself why it happened and see how you ended up solving the problem. If you are new to business, a new challenge can be a growing pain. So while it can be very difficult to get through, it is for the best possible reason of your business getting bigger. Being in business means it is about taking action and having more than just a vision. You have to have the courage to persevere through all of your failures you may have so that you can find the one success that drives the value of your business. By using your past experiences, common sense, and intelligence to make mindful decisions in reaction to the results, both positive and negative, you will be able to transform your vision into what it means to be in business.
By being in business, you will be taking a giant leap of faith in the pursuit of a belief that your idea or product will be something that others will need or greatly benefit from. You will have to work tirelessly to validate that belief and never give up on it. You will have to experiment with something’s to find out what works and what will fail. Hard work and persistence is the key when being in business. You will also have to see the possibilities in the people that can help you grow in your business. It is critically important to see many options in any situation. There will be unending challenges that will test your hustle. Being is business means you are not doing it to make a quick buck or deal, it means looking past the “quick” buck and instead looking at the bigger picture.