Avoiding The Growing Pains

Small businesses are constantly evolving and often depend solely on the abilities and personalities of their owners.

One of the main small business growth problems exists internally. Lack of management can lead to poor results which could simply be a problem of having little time to deal with problems, or not having the skills and experience necessary to tackle steady growth problems with a sound strategy. However, management issues can be overcome by using common sense.

Financial issues are also a big challenge of slow or inconsistent business growth problems. In order to expand and experience steady growth, a business requires capital to buy equipment, supplies, human resources, etc.

Commenting, Gerald Irwin of Sutton Coldfield based Licensed Insolvency Practitioners and Business Advisers, Irwin Insolvency said, “As a small business owner, you are likely to have explored the various sources of capital. You can grow capital internally by reinvesting earned profits back into the company or putting your own savings into your business. But internal financing can be slow and be a major contributor to slow business growth problems. External sources of capital might be from bank loans, venture capital, investors, or even government grants. For those wishing to plan a strategy for steady growth, it is wise to get a handle on cash sources to finance the necessary capital requirements.”

Often business growth problems arise from a lack of focus in the business long-term objectives as it is so easy to become sidetracked or distracted by non-priority issues that do not contribute to steady growth. There should always be a plan for steady growth setting out the long-term objectives, short-term goals, and ways to implement the steps needed to achieve them.

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About the author

Gerald Irwin

Gerald Irwin is founder and director of Sutton Coldfield-based licensed insolvency practitioners and business advisers, Irwin Insolvency. He specialises in corporate recovery, insolvency,
 rescue and turnaround.