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The disappointing small business
An unfortunate situation, common to small business owners, is the purchase or development of a "disappointing" business. When defining a business as "disappointing", we've concerned ourselves with a conservative, but useful, analysis. If you buy a business, it should provide two returns.
However, many owners will accept a "disappointing" business so long as the wolves are kept from the door. This may be a valid decision, in order to provide a particular lifestyle, for instance. But, on balance, it means that in the short term you're unable to plan and save for the future, and that in the longer term you may lose your investment and livelihood.
The advice from the Shape of Money is to seek advice today. It's not uncommon for small business owners to discover they've invested in a "disappointment". There are many reasons for this, ranging from being ill-equipped to ask the right questions in the first instance, through to being over-sold the potential success of the business.
The following page provides a list of useful resources for the small business owner.