The last thing you want is for your business to fail before it ever gets up and running. This is a huge disappointment that nobody should have to deal with. There are many reasons why this happens. The good thing is that you can avoid these common issues if you know what they are, and take the proper preventative measures.

Here are four reasons why many businesses fail at a very early stage:

1. Not enough funding. Only you know how much money your venture needs to get off to a good start. If you are not willing to find this much cash you need to think long and hard about what you are doing. You may find that you can make a few changes to your financial plan that give you a better chance of early success.

2. Not enough time. Do you have enough time to work on your business day in and day out? Although you may not be doing it full-time just yet, you need to put in as much time as you can find. If you are away for many days at a time you will find it very difficult to grow your business in the early days. It is essential that you are hands on, and taking care of the most important tasks.

3. Not enough help. Are you able to run your business by yourself? Unless you are 100 percent sure that the answer is yes, you may need to take a step back and reevaluate your position. There is nothing wrong with hiring help early on so that you have others assisting with details that you are unsure of. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks and rely on others – this is part of starting and owning a business.

4. Not enough expertise. When you decide on a business you must make sure that you have enough expertise to carry out the necessary tasks. If you do not have the right level of expertise you should begin to search for people to hire.

It is a shame, but many businesses never have a chance. Are you worried that you will be facing one of the four problems above during the early stages of your business? Have you already run into these issues? If you can avoid these potential problems you will increase the chance of early business success. And that is exactly what you want!