Alert: A Business Crisis is Starring at You

by | Jan 7, 2023 | Startup

Alert: A Business Crisis is Starring at You

Business is a game of balance and once you start losing it, your business might face setbacks which can eventually be a deadly crisis. Maintaining a business is as difficult and important as it is for building it. If certain factors are not looked into and cared about enough, that might gradually lead to the collapse of the entire whole you built.

If your eye fails to reach any nook or corner of your business, it might prove fatal on the run. 

Hence, it’s important to be aware of how to identify such flaws or indications that your company is screaming for attention and correction. Let’s discuss this.

Losing Clients:

Clients are the drivers of a business to heights. And when the drivers start resigning, it’s difficult to move forward. Losing clients a grievous loss to a business firm if in larger numbers. Otherwise, one or two clients leaving is inevitable and it’s also likely that new clients would come too. It will not just reduce the revenue to the company but also keep the entire business at an anxious phase of gaining back the losses and it’s an uphill task to cope up to the previous phase or better if the magnitude of clients bidding bye is huge.

Hence, maintaining the trust and satisfaction of your clients is essential for the smooth running and growth of your business. 

Higher Employee Turnover:

Employees get the business done. Efficient employees result in quality products and appreciable service. It’s not an easy task to get a sincere and skilled human force. Once you have a herd and suddenly when its number starts decreasing, especially at short notice, it’s catastrophic. Such goodbyes on a large scale while simultaneously showcasing the retention capacity the work culture of the company beholds. It implies burning internal matters and the chaos in the chambers of the firm. Recruiting the ones that fit your priorities is tedious and this whole phase takes a toll on the productivity of the business firm.

Remember, finding a job is a lot easier for the employees leaving you but building a team of loyal employees is. 

No Considerable Growth:

If year-on-year growth is not visible in the scale and your business is rather stagnant, it’s a bad sign. It implies that you are trudging forward to face an eventual loss and the ashes of your business. The situation can be of two types- Either no profit but just surviving and the other is business remaining stagnant. And we can see these two are interdependent.

Be it a small percentage but growth is indispensable. Or it’s like expenses from your pocket to maintain something you started without yielding any profits. If your capitals are on credit, then you should be cautious enough.

When business is stagnated in all aspects including new clients, technology, updates, etc.. then that can also lead to the downfall of the firm.

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Excessive Client Dependency:

This is possibly unnoticeable but a grievous mistake many firms make. The firm might be doing great but it’s heavily dependent or perhaps exclusively runs relying on few clients. This is not safe as any dissatisfaction, misconception or even a better opportunity to them might drag them away.  Its consequence will definitely be your business toppling down. 

It’s riskier that any inconvenience that occurred, which was even totally out of your hands and non-deliberate, might lead to your clients parting their ways with you. This again lessens the number of your clients which was already a short list. To avoid it, diversify your client base rather than relying heavily on a few.

Dramatic Market Shift:

The market keeps changing according to several factors like geopolitical changes, socio-economical reasons, cultural shifts, technological-shift, pandemics, climate change, disasters, changes in consumer behavior and the list goes on. Hence, it’s necessary to be adaptable to the changes around and evolve accordingly. Unless one can change according to the requirements of the clients and cope with the ruffles around, they will disappear in the next wave.

Be vigilant about what’s happening around you, and observe accordingly to adapt yourselves like others to be competent enough.

Aggressive Competition:

Equip oneself with evolving technology and popular trends to keep pace with the competitors around in your specific domain. Competitors in your domain who have deeper and filled pockets as well as those who are timely updated with new technology are always a threat. If you don’t grow up to the level of budding sprinters and deep-rooted veterans you seldom survive in the ground and will see yourself merge with nothingness. But also be wise enough not to spend thrift to the top of the list and amplify your business forgetting your coffers and credit requirements.

Hence, live with the competition taking part in it but wisely taking any step be it financial, technical, or social. The aim should be to not fall back in the competition but to win it by not taking a toll on capital and credit many ways out of hand.

We have witnessed the collapse of reputed business giants. We have also seen many newly sprouted business startups which had a sprawling crowd in the initial days however diminishing and eventually disappearing in less time. Be established or launched recently, your business needs your constant care and nourishment wherever and whenever necessary. Hence, remember the above points to shield your company from any leaks.

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Parikshit Shah

Parikshit Shah


This is Parikshit Shah welcoming you to my space. I was born with a disease which commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease and medically termed as Osteogenesis Imperfecta.
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