Barriers that stop mums starting a business and how YOU can overcome them: Fear of failure

What is stopping you starting your own business right now? If you’d love to earn money in a flexible way, help boost the family budget and show friends and family that you can succeed, read this series of tips from Antonia Chitty of

Are you paralysed with fear about starting your business? Fear of failure can hold many mums back from becoming entrepreneurs. If you’re feeling like this try to work out what exactly is scaring you as that can help you overcome the barrier:

Are you worried about investing money into the business?

Are you afraid of what other people will think?

Or is it just fear of trying new things? Maybe you have been out of the workplace for a long time or worry about your business knowledge.

Whatever the reason, worrying about failure is a very real fear, but one you need to push aside. This is because it can take failure before you find success. On a small scale, you may try out three different ways to find clients or customers before finding the one that works. Or, you may try three business ideas before finding the one that is right for you. Failing is part of the learning process. Like a baby learning to walk, you may stumble or fall, but if you pick yourself up again you’ll be a little closer to your goal. Without carrying the analogy too far, with the right support, you can work through failure faster and get to the goals you want to achieve more easily.

So, don’t let fear of failure hold you back. I’m sure that every business owner has tried projects that have failed: the key to success is to learn from your failure and take what you have learnt into your next project. You’re closer to success already!

Get support and learn about starting a business with the ‘Mumpreneur in a Month’ eCourse.

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