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Hope, not hate in businessPeople say that around 80% of small business start-ups fail within the first 5 years.

I do not believe that this figure is accurate. In fact the Small Business Administration actually says the percentage is much less.

However, any one who has started a business only to have it fail will know first hand the devastation this causes.

That is the reason for this website.

People start a business full of hope.

But when things go south, they end up full of hate. Hate for customers. Hate for banks. Hate for employees. Even hate for their partners and family relationships.

As a small business consultant I have personal experience of people who have ventured into a small business without doing their homework properly and then having it all come unstuck and lose everything.

There is no need for that.

Running your own business can be the best thing in the world. It gives you independence. It gives you control It gives you financial rewards.

But…

To achieve this you must learn about business. You must get the right advice and follow that advice.

The core elements of every business is the same. Don’t say ‘My business is different’ as this is an indicator that you are not on the road to success.

Michael Gerber, author of ‘The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It’ talks about business being all about systems. By the way, this book is a ‘must read’ for anyone starting out in business. You can buy it on Amazon for just over $10.

It is my goal that you will find this website a valuable resource on your business journey. I believe that you deserve success for even thinking about starting your own business. So, I plan to bring you articles and resources that will help you along the journey.

My goal for you is to have the HOPE that business can bring and not the hate that others can often experience.

Here’s to your success.

Michelle