You should always run your business with a positive mindset. If you work hard, put your ideas into practice, and get an inch of luck, then things will go right. However, though you'll hope for the best, it's always important to remember that things can go wrong from time to time. Sometimes this is because of something you've done, sometimes because of something that happened to you. Nevertheless, it's important that you're aware of what they could be. If you know what to look out for, then you'll be in a position to prevent them from happening.

Customer Complaints

The internet has more or less changed everything to do with business. In the olden days, customers did have outlets for their grievances against a business, but it was nothing like it is today. If a customer thinks that you've fallen short of their expectations, then they can take to the web and make sure that the whole world knows about it. While this is a good thing in some ways, since it holds companies accountable, there are negative aspects too. Some people have ridiculously high expectations, for example, that you could never meet. It's best to manage your online reviews, responding to all of them, both good and bad.

Social Media Controversies

We live in sensitive times, there's no doubt about it. And like reviews, this has been a good thing -- that people are getting angry about injustices and bad behavior is helping to push the world in the right direction. But sometimes, relatively innocent parties can get caught in the crosshairs. There have been companies who have received a lot of negative feedback because of what they've posted on Facebook and Twitter. Because of this, it's best to leave anything remotely shocking out of your marketing strategies.

Employee Accidents

Everything could be going swimmingly at your business, and then, in a blink of an eye, everything changes. If you work in a place where accidents could happen (which is more or less everywhere), it's hyper-important that you're taking steps to keep your employees safe. This will include conducting safety checks, providing employee training, and making sure you have things like safety harnesses and first aid kits on site. While you can't always prevent accidents from happening, you can severely reduce the odds and their severity by taking these steps.

Legal Matters

Sometimes, your mind will be entirely on what you need to do for your business to progress. But always be aware that you'll have legal obligations for your business that you'll need to meet. It's recommended that you hire a lawyer in the early days of your company to ensure that you're fully compliant with the law.

Personal Problems

Finally, remember that problems in your personal life could derail your business, too. When you're in charge of a company, it's really important that you're looking after yourself; it'll help to ensure that you stay at your best. If you're going through a tough time, then try to leave your problems at the door when you go to work.