Having business is a great, and it actually will give life lesson more than any education institution can give. The lesson typically comes from a mistake, and if you learn this way it means that you learn it the hard way. Fortunately, here are some lists gathered from entrepreneurs who experienced unfortunate mistakes in their development.
- Not listening to customers
Customers are those who are using your products and services. Even though the company assumes to provide the best stuff that people ever use, yet it does not mean the customers are completely satisfied. Therefore, it is always good to listen – not just hear – complaints from the customers for the development and betterment of the company.
- Too much planning and perfectionist
Some people plan something before establishing a business. It is actually very good because it means there is a clear path for the future. However, thinking too much about planning to achieve perfect road map to the future is not a good idea. The reason is perfect is subjectively measured, and there is no exact level of satisfaction in achieving the perfect result. Moreover, one important thing in business is an action which is represented through business service. Too much planning will kill the company even before it is established.
- Choosing wrong people
Creating a business is typically not limited to a single person only because it involves many people at once. In this matter, it is necessary to find out the right people who share similar intention and vision. It is important to make sure that the person you are working with has knowledge in the same field so that s/he can be trusted to deal with everything. Moreover, that person also needs to have good intention and plan towards the business development.
Those are the three common mistakes that new businessperson made before and after establishing a business. There are actually still much more to learn about mistakes, but it is actually more important to act now to find out their solutions while making way to the top.