Approximately 20% of new businesses fail during the first year of being open and circa 30% more within the following year. 45% during the first five years, and 65% during the first 10 years. Approx 20% of new businesses make it to 15 years or more!
So why is that?
“We don’t know, what we don’t know” – Donald Romsfeld
Whether you are just starting out, or an established business leader, we ALL face hurdles, stumbling blocks, hold-up’s along the way. Therefore, rather than being in denial, that it “Won’t happen to me” far better to be acknowledging and prepared to address this head-on, that it doesn’t then destabilise the progress made, and prevent further progress.
What would you do if you KNEW you COULDN’T Fail?
The biggest hurdle to SME businesses owners is FEAR!
- Fear of getting it wrong
- Fear of getting it right
- Fear of growing too quickly
- Fear of not growing at all
- Fear of success
- Fear of failure
- Fear of the unknown
It doesn’t matter the cause, the fear of stepping out onto the business owner playing field, or of doing something, it not working and losing all we have already, is sufficient to paralyse progress and prevent most business owners from achieving ALL they are capable of.
So what IS needed to prevent such a colossal failure rate? How do we reduce the risk, and enable more people who have the courage and conviction to become business owners that succeed?
Education – But not SHELF development. Useful, practical, user-friendly information, relevant to the here and now, and delivered in a manner the business owner can implement straight away and see results. I’m not talking about going back to school and studying for years, I’m referring to an easy to use guide, you can dip in and out of, just extracting what you need, where you need, as you need.
Welcome to #ADDAZERO The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable SCALE
“It’s like having a business coach in your pocket“
one reader declared. Whilst another exclaimed;
“Finally, the book EVERY business owner should carry with them. It’s like a Business Bible”
We’ve spent almost 7 years, researching more than 100K SME businesses, to fully understand the hurdles YOU are facing, and the best means of either avoiding or addressing each of those hurdles. We’ve then condensed all our learning, into an easy to read, easy to apply GUIDE book. That at any moment, you can simply flick to the page and gain further understanding and practical guidance on what, where, who, when, how to resolve.
What’s more, we also provide a comprehensive free, bespoke #scaleup report on the current strengths and weaknesses within your business. Again, with practical guidance on what, where and how to review and revise. It’s all part of our mission to support 1,000,000 business owners to #Addazero