Author Archives: Andrew

Barriers to Weight Loss #3 (Emotional Barriers)

emotional barriers to weight lossSo far in this article series we have discussed 2 of the 3 key buy topamax (topiramate) barriers to weight loss.  These obstacles might help to account for why around 60% of the UK population are overweight or obese.  We have looked at the Physical Barriers (medical issues, injuries, etc.) and Environmental Barriers (work schedules, other commitments, gym accessibility, etc.).

Today we will discuss the 3rd and final barrier according to ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #3 – Emotional Barriers’. Continue reading

Barriers to Weight Loss #2

barriers to weight lossIn my last post, we established that more than 60% of the UK population are overweight or obese, yet many of these people are unwilling or unable to improve their health and longevity by losing weight.  Inspired by an article on , I wanted to address some of the fundamental weight loss barriers faced by people in this difficult situation, with a view to offering some words of encouragement.

Today we will discuss: ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #2 – Environmental Barriers’. Continue reading

Barriers to Weight Loss #1

It should come as no surprise that more that 60% of the UK’s population are considered to be overweight or obese (according to the government’s public health website).  With this seeming epidemic, why are so many people either unable or unwilling to lose weight?

weight loss barriers

I recently read an article on which identified 3 primary barriers to weight loss.  In this article series I will discuss them in detail.  Today we will look at ‘Barriers to Weight Loss #1 – Physical Barriers’. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail – Concluding Remarks

business successIn this article series, I have reflected on the 7 reasons why small businesses fail, according to ‘’.  In summary, the reasons cited for small business failures are as follows:

  1. Starting a small business for the wrong reasons
  2. Poor management of the business
  3. Lack of funds to finance the business
  4. Location (for a traditional business)
  5. Poor business planning and speculation
  6. Over-expansion of the business
  7. Lack of website to promote the business

Today I intent draw conclusions in the context of a Home Based Network Marketing business, such as my own, as well as offering further suggestions on how each of these barriers can be overcome. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail #7

no-websiteWe have already analysed and reflected on 6 key reasons why a significant number of small businesses fail in the first 18 months.  Most of these reasons have focused on factors which can inhibit growth, but we have also considered the impact of unmanageable, rapid growth.

According to the article on, the final reason why small businesses fail is because they have ’No Website’.

Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail #6

We have already reflected on 5 of the 7 reasons why small businesses fail (according to an article on’).  It should be apparent that all of these factors have something in common.  They all represent obstacles which may prevent a business from growing fast enough to be sustainable.  As expected, lack of growth accounts for the majority of small businesses failures in the first 18 months of operation.

Today’s discussion may seem a little counter-intuitive on first inspection, as the sixth reason why small businesses fail is: “Overexpansion”.

overexpansion business failure

Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail #5

Having reviewed 4 of the 7 fundamental reasons why small businesses fail (according to an interesting article on’), it is evident that many home-based Network Marketing businesses have a better than average chance of success.  They offer high potential returns for low investments and are not subjected to the geographical constraints of some traditional businesses.  What’s more, they cultivate a culture of peer support and mentoring, which can help to fast-track a new associates business to success.

Today we are going to explore the fifth reason why small businesses fail: “Lack of Planning”.

he-who-fails-to-plan WC Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail Reason #4

If you have been following my blog over the last few weeks, then you will know that I have been discussing an interesting article that I read on’, which outlines the 7 reasons why small businesses fail.  I have been reflecting on each these ‘reasons’ in the context of my own home-based Network Marketing business to better understand how to help fellow locationhome business and small business owners to succeed.

Reason number 4 is a little harder to contextualise as a home business owner, but I believe that I have some valuable insight to share nonetheless.  So let’s consider reason number 4: “Location, Location, Location”. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail Reason #3

In my previous blog posts I discussed the first 2 reasons why small businesses fail, according to an interesting article on  I reflected on each of these reasons in thesmall business capital context of my own home business, highlighting some of the benefits of Network Marketing instead of a traditional business ventures.

In this post we will be looking at one of the fundamental barriers which prevents many people from running, or even starting a small business in the first place.  We will delve into reason number 3: ‘Insufficient capital’. Continue reading

Why Small Businesses Fail Reason #2

In my last post I discussed an article that I read recently on’, which outlined the 7 key reasons why small businesses fail.  I provided my personal reflections on reason number 1: ‘starting a business for the wrong reasons’ and offered some possible solutions for getting your business back on track if you have lost sight of the importance of offering real value to your customers.

In this post I will discuss reason number 2, which sites poor management as one of the primary reasons why small businesses fail. Continue reading