Reasons why you haven’t started your business yet.

Why you haven’t started a business yet (and how to get past them!)

Started a business yet? Have you been talking about how you are starting a business forever, but you haven’t actually done it yet? Here are the top reasons why most people put off starting their businesses.

  • You are not clear about what you’re selling.

If someone asked you what you were selling, could you easily sum it up in a line or two? If you can’t then it is not clear in your own mind. This lack of clarify can leave you lacking motivation to get started.

  • You don’t have time to start a business.

However busy your life is, you can make time if you are really determined to start your business. You can eliminate time-wasting activities and use that time to make to-do lists of what you need to do to get started.

  • You haven’t made your first sale

We can sometimes be so worried that we will fail, and no one will want what were selling, that we put it off. But all feedback is good feedback. Knowing what they love, or hate will help you know what you need to change and improve.

  • You don’t have a plan

The first thing you need is a business plan. It gives you direction, motivation and, funnily enough, makes your business work. If you don’t have one already, start one.

  • You don’t have a goal

When you have a clear goal, you know where you need to get to. New business starters with real drive are the ones who have a clear vision of where they want to be, and what they want their business to look like.

  • You don’t have any money

Having a big budget is easier to launch with as its easier to fill any holes in your business. Starting with a small fund is not bad and can allow you to see unnecessary purchases before you fund into them. This is why self-funding and starting small can be an advantage.

  • You don’t have a team

It is important to find a team when you start a business for a number of reasons. They are there for you to moan to, support you, push you and to turn to for advice. When working alone it can be hard to keep up the enthusiasm day after day. They can help with the business aspect of things that you all have in common.

How Mums at Work can help with starting your business


In our Networking events, we ask our attendees to sum up what they do in 60 seconds or less. What they do, why they do it, and who they do it for, how they do it and how customers can book or buy.

  • Download our app the task planner, to create short but achievable goals and hold yourself accountable to small jobs to take one step closer to building your business.

Our App has our member directory, free resources, our networking events, our newsfeed and our task planner! Everything you need to build your business. Download from the AppStore and Google PlayStore.

  • Use our group of over 4000 members to promote your business or to gather feedback on your business.

Using a group of your peers to help you get your business out there is the quickest way of spreading the word about your business. Ask a question in our group, run a trial, challenge or beta version of a product to try and test your product.

  • Download our free planners from our website; daily, weekly, monthly and yearly planners so you can navigate and plan your business journey.

Without an action plan, your can’t achieve a goal. and without a goal, you can’t reach high and achieve your dream. Our planners are free to all members.

If you don’t have any money to start your business, it is essential that you learn from others who have walked the same path in the past. As well as that, as part of a network, you can always learn new things from others.

  • Who needs a team when you are part of a network of diverse and talented women, who have different backgrounds and skills!

No matter what your question is, or obstacles to overcome when stuck in starting your business, you can always obtain an answer in our VIP Members Group! We all have started a business, and we can share our experience with you!

Use Our Tools to Help you and your Business

Firstly, join our Facebook Group for Female Business Owners – The Mums at Work Network Group

Secondly, find us also on Instagram and see all of our top tips, events, featured members and more!

Most importantly, you can also download the Mums at Work App from The Google Playstore or the Apple Appstore and get updates and top tips straight into your hand.

Finally, if you are interested in joining our network, read more here, or visit our membership area.

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