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Managing funds are always a tough job, a management student needs to know--Part--2

A management student needs to know that managing funds is never an easy job

Funding is one of the five most important elements for starting any business. As simple as home business involves different types of start-up costs that includes the registration of business name, business card printing, installing other infrastructure, such as telephone line etc. Different sources are there that contribute to the financial resources. The easiest source is the company founder’s personal account. Other than this credit line and the loans from the financial institutions, private investors, relatives & friends are the many sources; interestingly, USA Government also comes in this category of lenders. Further to it, both public and private sources grant financial supports to different personal and demographic situations.

The strength and the talent of the employees of any organization, work as the pillars for its success. With a view to carrying out the company’s goal and mission an efficient and competent manner, the organization needs to hire experienced professionals who must have proven excellence and track records in their areas of expertise. Various methods need to be taken for recruiting strong team members. Executive search firms and staffing agencies render specialised services for arranging talented personnel at all levels for a particular niche for different types of industries. There remains other alternative such as referrals from different individuals with trust worthy judgments.

With greatest optimism, an entrepreneur must acquire best possible education for establishing any new business.  Any entrepreneur must understand the competition in addition to having sufficient knowledge of the industry, so that he/she can lead the firm in a right direction with right decision. Professional trade associations facilitate educational resources that match with the particular industry need, keeping close proximity with the Small Business association and the chamber of commerce.

Be it a multi-located retail operation or small home business, each organization must be saddled with proper physical resources for its survival. The resources must be effective marketing material, adequate information system, working telephone and over and above a proper work place. Such type of well organised business planning may be a costly affair, so a prudent entrepreneur must be a good assesse for his/her needs before going ahead with the purchases.

Stress is an inevitable factor for the initial stage of any businessman/woman. It is pertinent for any entrepreneur to remain motivated and maintain sanity and be with such a supportive team, which can be the source for the required guidance and inspiration. Such types of team may be the professional groups, mentors, family & friends.

What are the reasons for the probable failure of start-up businesses?

Being the start-up businesses risky, there is every reason that in this stage a business fails. Many start-up businesses fail to sail smoothly for a long time. As per the different researches, many new enterprises those started in the year 2003, could not survive more than 2007.

There are many stamping causes for the failure of any new start-ups and its market. Of course, different common factors are responsible for such failures.

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