There are 150 million startups in the world today with 50 million new startups launching every year. On average, there 137,000 startups emerging every day. These are huge numbers by any standards. But the question remains, how many startups tend to survive the violent waves of change that have completely transformed the very nature of today’s startups?
Yes, there is a huge paradigm shift. And that shift has challenged the overall functionality of startups. Challenges are everywhere. And businesses – in general, and startups in particular – are no exception to the myriad of challenges that we face today.
Here I am going to elaborate about some of the biggest challenges being faced by small business startups.
The corporate world is quite fierce. There is always competition between veterans. Competition is one of the biggest challenges for startup businesses. And if you have an online business startup, competition becomes difficult.
The competitive environment places startup at your fingertips because there is no margin of error available. B2B and B2 CE organizations are always feeling the heat of fierce competition. In order to survive in this competitive business environment, to incorporate both traditional and online businesses, the startup needs to be aggressively played, and sometimes in challenging and expanded businesses to grow above their weight.
Success does not come alone. It brings expectations with it. Most of the time, these expectations seem realistic, but in the true meaning of the word, it is only unrealistic. This same concept is true for the young startup business.
After initial success, startups have to face challenges when they set ‘Unrealistic expectations’. Remember, success is short-lived and expectations never end. This is where the startup needs to translate the real expectations? Stability is the name of the game. And persistence requires Consistent efforts.
One of the most important factors that define organizational culture within a startup company is the synergy of the team. A team comprises of individuals with similar capabilities and identical focus. In order to develop a highly successful team culture, startups need to hire suitable candidates.
There is a huge pool of aspiring individuals available. Selecting a suitable candidate that fits the job well enough is a peculiarly tricky task. It is one of the biggest challenges facing the startup businesses in this digital age.
Money earns money. Remember the fact that when income increases, expenditure also increases. there is no doubt about it. One of the biggest challenges facing startup today is related to financial management.
It is a fact that small startups are heavily dependent on financial backup from the so-called investors. Occasionally, when the cash goes down, it is difficult to do the most important startup correctly, and they fall under pressure.
This is the digital age. And surviving the challenges in this age requires small startups – especially the ones operating online – to be super agile to counter the so-called online security threats. Hackers are everywhere, and they are going to take advantage of any loophole within the systems installed within a startup firm.
The rate of cyber crimes has increased dramatically during the past couple of years. The percentage is going to increase in the coming years as well. Startups that are active online do face online security threats. Be its unauthorized access to startup’s sensitive information, employee records, bank accounts’ information, or any other related information that is deemed important for the survival of a tech startup, they are at risk.
In order to face and tackle the so-called challenges of a violent business world, startups need to be resilient and focus on keeping their integrity intact against all odds.