Top 5 Mistakes Most Business Owners Make and How To Fix Them – Run A Successful Business!

By | August 15, 2019


Hey guys, itís Brandon from SoldWithVideo.com.
And today I want to show you the top 5 mistakes that most small business owners are making.
So, are you making this mistakes? Probably. But Iím going to show you guys what they
are and how to fix it. So, letís check it out.
First mistake what business owners make is try to do everything themselves. If you do
this, youíre going to drive yourself insane. If youíre doing all the bookkeeping, all
the marketing, opening in the morning, closing at night, and all the advertising and answering
all the calls, and taking care of customers, youíre going to quickly find that you built
yourself a job and not a business. Thatís not a situation you want to be in, because
you limit the growth that your company can go.
The solution to this is simple. Delegate, delegate to your employers, delegate to another
companies, hire people that help you, or find a marketing company, find a bookkeeping service,
find other companies and other services that can help you with your business. When you
do this, youíll find more time to spend rolling your business, instead of working in your
business. You never want to work in your business, you want to work on your business. So, learn
how to delegate. The second mistake that most business owners make is only focusing on one
type of marketing. There are many types of marketing, you should be really taking part
in all of them to really get the best marketing and advertising campaign possible. There is
online marketing, print marketing, direct mail, and TV and radio, and more. And the type of business you own could affect
the type of marketing you do. So, if youíre in online business you may want to spend a
little bit more time and money in online marketing, but it doesnít mean you should eliminate
all the other ones. And you can go even further in that, so if you want to do online marketing,
you can do video marketing, you do website SEO, you can do video SEO. You can do paper
click campaigns, you can do banner ads, you can focus on social media. There is million
different ways to go, and each category can go deeper, and deeper, and deeper. For example,
if you want to do video marketing, you can do video SEO marketing, Google marketing,
or YouTube marketing. It will take some type, and it may cost you a little bit of money,
but in the end youíll have a huge, powerful marketing campaign that will be setup in multiple
different out news and thatís really the best way to go.
Mistake no. 3 is that most business owners think that they are marketing genius. And
the truth is, youíre not. There are lot of things you can do on your own, and there is
a lot of research you can do, and you can learn a lot of things. But really, focus should
be on your business. And so, what you should do is hire employees
who know marketing, or seek out a marketing company. So, if you want to do a video marketing,
hire a video marketing company. If you want to do website SEO, do website SEO. If you
want to do some print advertising, hire a print advertising company. And if you do marketing
on your own you need to realize it may not be as powerful and effective as it should
be. For example, if you own a coffee shop, and you probably make a really good cup of
coffee. Now I can make a cup of coffee, my neighbor can make a cup of coffee, almost
anyone can make a cup of coffee, but since you own a coffee shop you do that on a daily
basis, you know hot to make the perfect cup of coffee. So, when you compare my cup of
coffee to your cup of coffee, yours is going to blow mine out of water. Yes, Iíve got
it done, but itís not very good. So, the same thing goes with marketing. If you really
want to get effective marketing you should hire people to do it for you. So, if you want
to do online marketing, hire an online marketing company. If you want to do video marketing,
hire a video marketing company. If you want some video SEO done, hire a video SEO company,
or hire employees to do it for you. Mistake no. 4 is that most business owners
donít cater to their customers. As a business owner there is a lot of you need to be doing,
and like I mentioned in mistake no. 2, you should be focusing lot on marketing. And if
you are, thatís awesome, but you can not forget to cater to the customers that you
do have. Now, you want to focus on your customers you have, because you want to keep back to
them again, and again, and again. And if youíre spending too much time on marketing, driving
new customers into your business, thatís great. But what happens if they donít come
back again. You want your customer service to be so stellar that it keep coming back
again, and again, and again. There is a few things you can do to ensure
your customers are happy, and they keep back to you time and time again. If you notice
there is a regular customer keeps coming in, offer them to give them a free cup of coffee,
if you own a coffee shop, or if you own a running store, maybe give them a water bottle
with your logo on it. Or if you own a retail store, give them a discount on the next purchase.
Or if you own an online store, you notice that some kids buying from you time and time
again, contact them, let them know youíre thankful for the business, and then offer
them the discount code use on their next order. A small things make a customers happy, and
they end up telling their friends, and they say, hey this company gave me a free water
bar, I have a free cup of coffee here, or this company gave me a discount on my last
order, because I buy from them so often. They are great company. And thatís what you want,
you want word of mouth, because those are the best types of marketing you can do. And
you canít really pay for that. Now, let me give you an example how I use
this last month in my own business. So, I had a customer who ordered a video SEO package,
and he was so happy what we did for him through our video marketing, that he told all his
friends, and all his colleagues about us. And so he ordered 2 more packages with us,
and I gave him a 20 percent of discount on both of these packages. And now that I give
him a discount I know he is going to remain loyal , he will continue to go up and tell
his all friends and colleagues about SoldWithVideo.com. And tell everyone about my video SEO service.
And thatís what you want as a business owner. You want your customers go out and tell other
people about it. If youíre giving things right, your customers will go out, and they
will tell everyone they know about your service. And other great thing you can do is run a
contest or a giveaway. So, what you do is, you going to give card for 25 or 50 bucks,
and you tell your customers that are coming to your store everyday, or you tell them via
e-mail or how are you want to do it, that weíre running a contest, weíre giving away
a free gift card at the end of the month. So, all you need to do is to enter, like our
Facebook pageÖ And so whatís going to happen is, youíre
going to get a tone of likes to your FB profile, and youíre going to get a tone of leads,
because now every single person that uploaded their picture to your timeline is now your
new client, and you can contact them, say hey, Iím sorry you didnít win a contest,
but here is the discount, you know, check us out, come in and get a free coffee, or
whatever. And you get these people into the doors. And all it really cost you is 25 or
50 dollar a gift card. The fifth mistake that most business owners
make is that they donít listen or test new ideas. And this is really important for any
of business, because business is always evolving, methods are always evolving. So, if youíre
not changing things up, youíre getting to get left behind. And if you havenít changed
anything, or tested anything in last 6 months, itís about time you do. And the best way to do this is ask your employees,
or ask your customers what they like and they donít like, or what they would change about
the business. The best way to do this, is to ask your employees, hey, are there any
things you would do differently, what do you like, what do you donít like. Is there a
ways we could be more efficient, the things that you would change. And you start getting
a list of things together, and then you can pick the best ways and methods that start
testing and changing. Now, before you implement something you make a standard procedures,
you should always test it. What may look like a great idea, may not be a great idea. But
what doesnít look like a great idea could be, so only way to do this is to really just
test it, and then find out what works. Now, the next thing you do is ask your customers.
Your customers are what keep you in business. So, you want to make sure that they are happy.
If thereís things that they donít like you really want to change this, but what you should
do is send out comic cards, ask peopleís opinions, tell them, hey, can win a gift card
in a month, if you fill out this survey. Things like that. You can really get a lot of feedback
from your customers. Now, if your customers are telling you, hey, I really like this,
and I really like this, theyíll keep those things, obviously. But, if theyíre saying
things like, I donít really like this, or it takes too long to do this, or I donít
like your hours, or whatever, those are things to begin testing, and those are things to
begin changing. And sadly, a lot of business owners donít
do this, they get stuck in their ways, and they think, hey, business is great, I donít
really need to change anything. But yes, even if the business is great, it could be even
better. There is always things to improve on, if youíre not improving on anything,
then youíre going to be left behind eventually. That goes for marketing as well. If you have
the marketing technique thatís working for you, thatís great, but there could be one
that works even better. And you need to test things, and you need to try things, you need
to try different marketing techniques, and if youíre not doing that, than youíre not
really having the best marketing campaign possible. So, if youíre not testing things
you should, you should be testing new methods, new marketing ideas, new procedures, and really
if you do this, youíll actually notice your business is running a lot smoother, lot more
efficient, and youíre making a lot more money. So, I hope you find these useful, and we wrote
an article on this on our website with a few more ideas, and you can access it on the link
below. And we also made another video with the top 5 ways for you to get on the first
page of Google, and to really dominate your online marketing. You can access it by clicking
on the video above. And if you have a friend who is making these business mistakes, do
them a favor and send them this video. If you enjoy this video let us know, leave us
a comment below, or slam that like down. If you enjoy this video, and you want to get
more marketing advice, and see my future videos, do not forget to subscribe here, and youíll
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out.

100 thoughts on “Top 5 Mistakes Most Business Owners Make and How To Fix Them – Run A Successful Business!

  1. Evan Hutcheson, CPA, LLC Post author

    The first one is spot on. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help from others if you’re a new business owner. Delegate and outsource. 

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  2. maximus cheetah Post author

    My friends and I are making a business so I wanted to know what things you can do in like yard work. So far we got macinery, timing bushes, gardening, lawn mowing, and your idea in this video discounts. So I need a few more ideas to tell my friends, Thanks!

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  3. Imanka Rathnayake Post author

    Hey it was a great vedio , i stated on my own very recently and your points in this vedio showed me the path to be better like u have said in it , thank you so much 🙂

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  4. Dia Mia Post author

    Thank you for your comment it was all very true and a great reminder

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  5. Ebany Hamlin Post author

    Great video!!! Very helpful!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  6. jerraldean beukes Post author

    thank you for the video i need all the help i can get and this was a real big help! thank you i would love to see more of your videos!!!

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  7. celly louw Post author

    i made notes! thank you, You high-lighted a lot of things we lost along the way

    xxx Grateful business owner

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  8. Richard Gray Post author

    what is SEO. It's mentioned many times through this video, but I'm not sure what that is?

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  9. Jesse Weiman Post author

    Thanks for the video. I am nervous to ask costumers what they think haha

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  10. idaho38 Post author

    the first mistake I am a 100% guilty and even when my helper is around I still do things myself …

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  11. Lucas Bligh Post author

    Thank you very much this has helped me with my homework and I am looking for a job in business in the future 😀😀😀😀😀

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  12. Alex Thomson Post author

    Under Facebook guidelines you can't run a competition whereby entry involves liking a page or uploading content to a wall in order to enter. Everyone does it, but maybe point that out. Funny how you put a link to Facebook T&Cs there though.

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  13. aygecko Post author

    Gotta do everything myself at first. That way, I know how to run everything and will never be caught off guard by my "helpers" cheating me.

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  14. DIGÃO Post author

    Ok, I can't do all the stuff and I need to hire more employees… But, if I don't have money enough to hire many people?

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  15. Amaris Plays Post author

    thank u for the vid it is realy important thank u

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  16. Faisal Alenzi Post author

    THANKS ….. Sounds great advises and nice Technic will try some of these

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  17. Pachirisu Master Alex Post author

    Thank you. This helped me because I'm only 12 and I think I might go into business. Thank you for all these tips

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  18. Suchanda Sarkar Post author

    Hi, I really liked your video and would follow each and every advice.

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  19. Miss Naz Post author

    Your ides are great. We all really likes . One thing is very important is SMILE ,when u smile during contact to customer ,customer will attract ,Smile is a weapon.

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  20. Tommy Chappell Post author

    how do I come up with a business on my own, is that even possible to have a self-ran business? is it possible to be able to be self-sufficient in a business and work for myself. e.g. If i am into creative art, is there a way I can start earning money from a creative art business.

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  21. Janice Brideas Post author

    Thanks for letting me realize these things and appreciate your tips!!

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  22. Raj Viper Post author

    Thank you so very much , i appreciate your hard work in this video , very informative , again thanks a ton peace !!!!

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  23. learn English Post author

    should be how to spend money and give products away for nothing and ask others how to run your business

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  24. Paul Woodhead Post author

    Seriously , hire someone to do everything , yeah if you have a massive wedge of cash to fund it , this is utterly stupid , small business's can't afford to do this , weapon

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  25. Dashira A.O. Post author

    These are good tips. But it is hard when you start your own company from the ground up and don't have enough money pay for employees. All these tips are great for business owners who can afford to pay or whom have started with good amount of money to pay whoever to do all those jobs. But as for us business owners that don't have that luxury to just pay someone, we have to be the ones to build it doing everything ourselves. I don't find it as a mistake. Could it have been better if we had money to start with? yes. But I don't think it's wrong or a mistake with doing everything yourself at first until you achieved being able to afford employees.

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  26. Carl B Post author

    yh thanks a lot ,coz I'm 14 but want to open a clothing brand when I'm older

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  27. electricalron Post author

    Good informative video. Always remember that if you don't jump, your parachute will never open.

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  28. IIAlbertII Post author

    biggest mistake is there dont care about there clients and workers. clints is what brings the money in.

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  29. Rita Zant Post author

    where can i get money to pay the employees, bookkeepers and marketing company. i d like to keep a couple of bucks for myself. my company s customers are return customers. you sure like to spend money . . . .people like good service and good value. your ideas are really great if you make at least 80% profit. And you don't give discounts, you give good service because it is worth it . . discount's bogus. People don't appreciate discounts just good products or service. Been doing this 30 years at a profit.

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  30. Tabasco Kid Post author

    It sounds great if you have a big bank account to start up. Not trying to be negative ,just my case and some others,where do you find funding for thus kind of growth, I'm a micro mini pmp business.

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    If you are looking to sell your business quickly contact me.

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  32. Stevo07 Post author

    I don't agree with the first 'mistake'. Not every new, small business has employees to delegate to. My business has started with me and only me. Doing everything yourself to begin with is a good way of understanding every component of your business. If you start asking other companies to do certain aspects from the get go, you'll soon enough have no money left to pay yourself, and a day will come when that company won't be able to help you quick enough and you'll be stuck because you'll have no idea how that part of the business really works.

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  33. Henok Kiflom Post author

    Thankyou so much bro 👍 respect..its realy helpfull Video.✌👌👍👏

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  34. Voiceover Article Post author

    I think procrastination is what kills a lot of small businesses. I've heard a lot of successful people use procrastination bulldozer to get work done, stay focused, motivated and avoid laziness…

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  35. Leeanne Anderson Post author

    Hello, I am only a new business owner and I'm needing some help. I have a Facebook page called Tattoo Ideas For Everyone and I am marking the tattoo industry. And I am hoping to have in the next 12 months some mechanise for my business t-shirts, singlet etc.

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  36. Harsh Naik Post author

    This is a nice video. I will not to do this mistakes.please add more videos.I want to do business and i am starting to find business ideas from now. I'm now 15.

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  37. Mr.Veg/ Gamer & vlogger Post author

    where u going to get the money from for all this hiring

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  38. NiCoOo Post author

    I'm stuck on doing everything on my own 🙁 I've got great products but don't know how to market them

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  41. Cameron Sizemore Post author

    Link is broken for top 5 ways to dominate online marketing. Wouldn't let me click through.

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  42. Nichole Post author

    Hiring all these people costs money. Ideas for startup capital?

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  43. Fanatic Fingerboards Post author

    I am 11 years old and I am just starting out. I sell fingerboards and I have 13 orders this week I will possibly make 58 dollars this week😁😁💰💰💰😎

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  45. charlie 1963 Post author

    One of the better videos I've seen on this subject, thanks!

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  46. Calum Pulham Post author

    Thank you this helped me make a business and an good company which lots of supply's co founder speaking

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  47. Korooti Ad Post author

    Small new businesses can’t hire people.

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  48. BIBO Weekly! Post author

    Great advice and tips on entrepreneurship….thanks for sharing

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  49. David French Post author

    This video should be titled… "How to hire me"

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  50. Harry Vu Post author

    Hi guy, I really like your attitude at the video. You made me feel you live for your job.

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