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Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA® (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA® (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Feb 22, 2021

In episode 338 of Financially Simple, Justin looks at the main reasons that a small business will likely fail within the first few years.

Failure to plan is planning to fail, and never is this more true than with new businesses that start out without proper planning. In this episode, Justin lists the seven main reasons that small businesses don’t last more than a few years and offers solutions to overcome each of the issues.

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00:45 - 7 Reasons Small Businesses Fail

02:58 - Failure to Create a Business Plan

05:13 - Failure to Investigate the Market

07:21 - Financing Obstacles

08:33 - Poor Marketing Decisions

09:57 - Failure to Innovate

12:06 - Expanding too Quickly

13:11 - Poor Management

14:47 - Summary



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Host Justin Goodbread, Certified Financial Planner, Certified Exit Planning Advisor, Certified Value Growth Advisor. He is a serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, educator, Investopedia Top 100 advisor, and business strategist with over 20 years of experience. Justin owns Heritage Investors LLC, a registered investment adviser with the State of Tennessee. Heritage Investors only transacts business in states where it is properly registered or is excluded or exempted from registration requirements. This material is for general information only and is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for individuals. To determine what is appropriate for you, please consult a qualified professional. The Financially Simple podcast provides information, guidance, and support to Small Businesses in the United States.