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3 business risks that can seriously harm a vulnerable new startup

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2024 | Firm News

The exhilaration of launching a new business venture can be intoxicating, making it easy to overlook risks and potential problems. For example, unexpected financial or legal hurdles can arise that hinder your startup plans.

Go ahead and enjoy the excitement of building your enterprise. Just remember to reflect occasionally on things that might go awry. Here are three common challenges.

Cybersecurity threats

Traditionally, security concerns focused on safeguarding physical assets from theft or vandalism. Today’s digital landscape demands protection for your intellectual business property, including things like branding and trade secrets. Implementing a robust cybersecurity plan is essential to shield your data and innovation. At the same time, it’s important to implement physical barriers to your sensitive files and folders for extra protection.

Non-payment issues

A steady cash flow is crucial for any business, but especially startups. Even just a few late or missed payments from customers can derail your ability to flourish and turn a profit. Develop a clear strategy to deal with non-payment issues before officially beginning operations.

Legal disputes and lawsuits

Legal troubles can quickly hamper a young business. Here are some common legal issues that startups often face:

  • Employee discrimination claims
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Breach of contract lawsuits
  • Personal injury or premises liability claims

Understanding your responsibilities as an employer and proprietor can significantly reduce your legal risks.

While these are not the only potential challenges your startup might face, getting experienced legal guidance can help you identify and address other concerns, such as ensuring compliance with specific business regulations in Georgia.