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Common business mistakes to avoid

Business owners in New York face numerous challenges. Every business will face a problem at some point. These issues often require unique solutions tailored to fit the needs of their company. As a business owner, you should have a plan drafted to help you address and resolve problems as they arise.

Understanding the most common mistakes can help make sure your plan is right for your company before it’s too late. Here are a few of the most common mistakes business owners run into and what you can do to protect your business.

Poor financial planning

Do not make the mistake of failing to plan for financial ebbs and flows in your business. Your business should plan for the unexpected. This means you should have an emergency or contingency fund to help pay for expenses when your company does not bring in as much growth as planned or if a problem arises that causes financial strain. Your emergency fund can ensure business will continue as planned and any financial strain that does happen will not impact your bottom line.

Failure to address Employment problems

Employees may not stay with your company for as long as you plan. Just like with financial planning, you should have a plan to address employee departures before it impacts your business operations. Your plan should address what actions to take when an employee quits or is terminated as well as if you need to hire a new employee to prevent burnout among your current staff. You should also consider different incentives to keep your employees happy and excited to work with your company to prevent turnover.

Failure to plan for the future

Business owners need to plan for the future to protect their business goals as well as their personal financial goals. Do not make the mistake of failing to have a succession plan for your company. Your plan should address who will run the company if you no longer can along with who will manage the finances and any other specific business decisions you may want to split up between members.

Our attorneys at Rich Michaelson Magaliff in Manhattan understand the complex nature of running a business. We have helped business owners for decades properly plan for the future. Visit our website to learn more about our firm and how we can help you.

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