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3 Strategic Mistakes that kill a startup

3 Strategic Mistakes that kill a startup

Strategic mistakes of Startup firms greatly contribute to their failure. It has been found that, along with a bad idea & un-doable business model, self killing strategies are also greatly liable for death of Startup business at the beginning. Lets check some of them:

Competing with price: You cannot make money by selling products at lower price than your costs. To enter into market many start-up firms start with a low price strategy that is; they sell products at a lower rate than their competitors even sometimes below their production costs. Delivering low price products means losing money in a continuous basis. This strategy derives from a mistaken assumption that, once a product enter into market with a low price and get customers acceptance, it can charge a higher price later and make profit. But, the strategy has proved wrong in many cases.

Rigid system & model: Small firms maintain lots of system. System kills innovation. Without innovation survival is just impossible in today's market. There is no golden rule of doing business. Rather seek to find better ways.

Founders always do not make good CEOs: Most of startup Entrepreneurs just want to be CEO of their own firms. But they never think whether they are capable to do that or not. But the truth is that, founders  always do not make good CEOs. So, do not be stubborn. Just think and do what is good for your firm.

Ruhul Kader is a technology and business analyst based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Future Startup and author of Rethinking Failure: A short guide to living an entrepreneurial life. He writes about internet business, strategy, technology, technology policy, and society. He can be reached at [email protected]

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