What is the hardest part of starting a business?

Corazon

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I agree with you, building up your clientele is the hardest. That's why there should be a thorough market research before starting up with the business. Lacking information in this area will just lead you to a quicksand. I have 2 colleagues who put up a partnership for a fastfood outlet. Before 1 year in existence, the outlet closed shop due to lack of customers. Now it appeared that they just went with the tide of opening up a business in that area where people are passing by. And so it happened that the people were really passing by... but not buying.
 

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Yes, I agree as well. I started my first business with a built in clientele base and didn't realize until starting my second business how difficult it is to get people interested. Marketing and market research is extremely important to the viability of your business.
 

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The hardest part of starting a business on my part is consistency. No sooner have I started a venture than another idea crops up. I am a false starter. I have initiated many ventures in the past only to abandon them midway and later witness others excelling in these areas. I have come to realize that perseverance and persistence pays.
 
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For an online business, the hardest part is getting traffic. Without traffic to your website, you cannot sell your services or products. For offline business the hardest part is getting loyal customers. Without customers, you cannot make money.
 

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For me it's the back end of any business that peeves me the most as I find it to be the most boring. If it's a site then I dislike all the work that goes on in the background such as getting the initial traffic, as you have mentioned, and in a physical business it's all the paperwork you'd have to deal with in the background. Most of the work on the surface is what I find fun, such as designing and operations when it's already actually up and running, which I guess is true for most people.
 

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The hardest part is realizing that now you are in charge of a business, and that's different than just being an employee or even a manager. When we are employees we tend to believe that the whole business is the technical work that we do and nothing is further from the truth if anything, that's the easiest part! The hard part is all about financing that activity, accounting, paperwork, securing deals, laws and regulations, finding investors, being responsible for each and every problem, from paying the internet service at your office to making sure that you will at least make payroll this month.
 

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I guess, it's all about the financial part. The initial investment is very important. Good initial investment, I mean. Also, all the time you have to be sure and believe that your plan will eventually work out. This is not easy, especially If you start your business just on your own and don't have much experience, positive or negative. Btw, the latter makes us grow to some extent. We should realize it.
 

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I'd say that staying committed and determined may be one of the hardest parts. When the times get tough and you aren't sure whether you've made the right choice; that's when your willpower will show through. Starting up is obviously quite hard as well.
 
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I totally agree with you, the hardest part of starting a business is getting traffic, but I think finding an idea is tough. Firstly you have to think about what you have to start.
 

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For me, the hardest part of starting a business is getting traffic for my niche site or product. Build up the clientele is always the hardest part for me. What is the hardest part for you?
Hi, I think that the Hardest part in running a successful business is to get a recurring flow of leads and sales. Traffic is difficult too, but lesser traffic and more leads are always better than too much traffic and negligible leads.
 

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For me, the hardest part of starting a business is getting traffic for my niche site or product. Build up the clientele is always the hardest part for me. What is the hardest part for you?
The hardest part of starting a business is getting angel investors to invest in your business idea. Then building a solid clientele which are loyal business associates can be hard. We have to take them as a challenge and keep pursuing our dreams& goals.
 

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It depends on the day or month or project. The hardest part today may be not enough funding, while tomorrow it may be too many clients and not enough qualified employees to handle the work load.
 

Nicole Adam

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Well it depends on the type of business you want to start. Every business have different criteria. generally initial stages are more tough than later ones. Finding a new idea with strong strategy and working on it with consistency is hard i think.
 

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For many people the hardest part of starting a business is getting going and Not stopping ,no matter what. Of course getting traffic is hard but once you get the email list as your persist it does become easier . Also ,of course,as you get more experienced you know what youre doing so its less stressful . I used to do google ads for getting traffic .Nowdays I usually just do facebook ads which I find end up being very profitable.
 

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Getting the first clients and turning them into the regular customer is the hardest part according to me.
I would say when you get clients please ensure they are happy with the service so that they return back to you and also word of mouth will get you new clients
 

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In my experience the hardest parts of starting a business are:

Managing Cashflow
Systematizing the business
Hiring the right employees
Not investing in marketing
 
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The search for traffic and everything related to the site is not as difficult as with regard to financial management. Monetary and accounting management issues are really difficult.
 

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