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Hurdles when Starting a Small Business

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Starting a small business can be a very rewarding experience, but there are several hurdles that new business owners may face along the way. Here are some common hurdles that small businesses may encounter when starting out:

  1. Lack of capital: Many small businesses struggle with limited funds when starting out, which can make it difficult to cover initial expenses such as rent, equipment, and marketing.
  2. Legal and regulatory requirements: There are many legal and regulatory requirements that small businesses must comply with, such as registering the business, obtaining licenses and permits, and complying with tax laws.
  3. Competition: Small businesses may face competition from established businesses in the same industry, as well as new entrants.
  4. Marketing and branding: Building a strong brand and marketing strategy is crucial for small businesses, but it can be challenging to create a distinctive brand and reach potential customers without a large budget.
  5. Finding the right talent: Finding and hiring the right talent can be difficult, especially for small businesses that may not have the resources to offer competitive salaries and benefits.
  6. Time management: Starting a small business requires a lot of time and effort, and it can be difficult to balance the demands of running a business with personal life.
  7. Scaling and growth: Small businesses may struggle to scale and grow due to limited resources and infrastructure.

When getting Hello Penny Bar up in running we had to consider all these. By understanding these common hurdles, we could better prepare for the challenges we would  face and develop strategies to overcome them.