Business's Life Cycle

 The Five Stages of Your Business's Life Cycle

Now you are in the "business cycle" beginning the moment you decide to start an enterprise. It will start from the initial stage through the initial phase, and, if your business is successful, onto the maturity, growth, and expansion stages.
While it's true that business can be difficult at times, you will have to be flexible and adapt your strategy as you go. Different approaches may be needed to penetrate the market, and what could be required to grow or maintain market share.
According the Startup Genome Report, 90 percent of the failures of startups are due to their own incompetence or mistakes. Understanding where you are at in your business's lifecycle will allow you identify and overcome any challenges.

In the sense that your business goals, objectives and strategies change as you develop and grow. Knowing what you're doing at the current stage in your business' lifecycle can help.
Stage 1: Seed And Development It's the very beginning of your business's lifecycle, before your startup is even officially in existence. You've got an idea for your business and are ready to go for it. But first you need to determine how viable your startup is likely to be.
It is recommended to seek out advice from friends and family regarding the possibility of your concept. 
In many ways, this stage is soul-searching. Take a step back to assess the feasibility of the business concept. Also, consider whether you have the resources you need to succeed.

Stage 2: Startup  You've done your research and have confirmed your business plan. It is crucial to get your business up and running.
This is where flexibility is crucial. You'll spend a lot of your time tweaking your products or services in response to feedback from customers.  Keep at it. 
Stage 3: Growth And Establishment  At this stage you must be generating consistent revenue and acquiring new customers frequently. You should look at seeing your earnings grow slowly and gradually.

Entrepreneurs at this point have the greatest problem of all: managing growing revenue and dealing with customers and accommodating a growing workforce.

Finding smart individuals with complementary skillsets is necessary to make the most of your company's potential during this stage, and every successful founder will be spending a lot of time directly engaged in the process of recruiting.

It's essential to begin as the head of the company during this phase. Your job is to ensure that your team is working according to clearly defined goals. 
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Stage 4: Expansion At this stage you may feel that it's almost like a routine feeling to managing your company. Staff is in place to handle the areas that you no are able to oversee (nor do you need to manage), and your company has established itself in the industry. Here you might start to think about taking advantage of this level of stability by broadening your options with more options and entering new geographies.
Companies at this stage are likely to experience rapid growth in revenues as well as cash flow. However you need to be careful not to become too comfortable. Complacency can cause slow progress and cause you to become distracted.

The risk of expansion too slow is one of the downsides of this kind of coin. Consider your resources. Always be aware of the effect that growth could have on the quality of the service you offer your clients.
Remember that even though you might have a profitable business model to draw on, that does not mean that your company will be able to succeed in all markets. Be aware of your risks and ensure that your company is ready to handle any situation.
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Stage 5 Maturity and Exit  You've successfully gotten through the expansion stage in your business's life cycle. Your company should now be seeing steady profits year-on instead of experiencing rapid growth rates. 
Entrepreneurs in this situation have two options: expand further or leave the business.  Do you have enough money to pay for an unsuccessful expansion plan? 
Most importantly, are you the right person to manage this growth? Many businesses bring experienced CEOs to handle the new issues.