Ten Signs You Started the Wrong Business

I have wanted to start a business for as long as I can remember. While in college, I subscribed to Entrepreneur and Business Start-Up magazine. I even ordered their business start-up kits.

I finally got my chance to run a business in 2001. My husband and I became the owners of our family owned office product business. I became the CEO and he was the COO.

Running this business was a far better way for me to understand business. Far better than my college education. I reshaped how I viewed starting and running a business. I learned a lot.

My experience running the office product company was that it was not the right fit for me. I needed a lot more flexibility than it could give me. I wasn’t running the right business for me.

I realized one of the biggest mistakes people make when choosing a business is they chose the wrong business model. Or as I call them, Entrepreneurial Paths.

Are you running a business that is right for you?

10 Symptoms of Running the Wrong Business

Overwhelm

Are you overwhelmed and feel tired? Do you start the day with a to-do list that is far too long and don’t feel inspired to accomplish it?

Underwhelm

Do you wake up in the morning not wanting to work on your business? Do you have to force yourself to actually work because you find it boring? Is the pace too slow for you?

Stagnation

Do you feel stuck and don’t know why? Is your business growing at the pace you would like? Are projects getting started?

Restructuring

Do you find yourself constantly making changes to your business?
Have you spotted a competitor you admired and changed your business to be more like their business?
Do you feel you waste a lot of time because of these changes?

Dislike

Do you dislike your business? Do you wonder why you ever started it in the first place?
Do you dread working each day?

Procrastination

Do you find yourself looking for something else to do?
Do you feel lazy when working?
Do you put off tasks that would bring in income but put them off?

Disconnection

Feeling a disconnect from your customers?
Do have empathy towards the issues your clients want to solve?

Indecisiveness

Are you having trouble making up your mind about important issues?
How about having trouble focusing?
Do you put off making decisions because none of the options feel right?

Stress and Anxiety

Is your business causing you a lot of stress?
Do you feel a knot in your stomach when you think about your business?

Lack of Cash Flow

Are you struggling financially?
Is your business growing slower than you thought?
Does your target market seem limited or is it slowly dying?

So, what’s behind all these symptoms?

Most likely it’s because you started a business without understanding yourself as an entrepreneur. You most likely chose a business that doesn’t fit you and the entrepreneurial path you are meant to lead.

Stay tuned to learn more about how you can create a business that fits YOU.

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