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Trick or Treat?

Posted by ehayden on October 20, 2015

The Indy Chamber, is here to ensure there are no tricks, only treats, when you’re working to get your business off the ground. Take a look at these common mistakes businesses make and work to avoid any chance you get tricked:

  • Procrastination
  • Ignoring the competition
  • Sloppy or ineffective marketing
  • Ignoring customer needs
  • Incompetent employees
  • Lack of versatility
  • Poor location
  • Cash flow problems
  • A closed mind
  • Inadequate planning

Instead, make sure you’re following this list of treats for launching a successful business!

Top 10 Things You Need to Start a Successful Business

  • Clear vision with measurable goals
  • Desire and commitment
  • Entrepreneurial character
  • Operational skills
  • Industry knowledge
  • Handle on finances
  • Resources
  • Support
  • A market
  • A plan

Learn more about starting down the path toward entrepreneurship and how we can help you start, grow and improve your business. Through educational workshops, one-on-one business coaching, financial planning and more, the Indy Chamber's Business Ownership Initiative has the resources you need to succeed! Call 317-917-3266 or visit for more information.