Debt can be one of the biggest things you can overcome as a business owner, especially if the amount of debt you are in is considerably high. This only gets worse depending on how long you have been in business, because the more profitable you are or the more affordable you are, then the more manageable the debt is.
Debt is the hardest to overcome when you are first starting, but when you are first starting it is the most common to see yourself in debt to begin with. There are many business owners who take out a significant amount of loans while finding ways to finance their business, to the point the overall debt owed is significant. When you are first starting and your business is not very profitable, that debt starts to seem more like a mountain than it does money.
Some business owners also get into business while they are already under quite significant personal debt, and this will only amplify things. When you are in personal debt, it will make it much harder to take out a business loan to begin with. This once again will make it even harder, because any significant loans that you will be able to take out will only have significant interest rates attached to it. This makes your debt potential hit a ceiling that you may not overcome.
That is why it is important to limit your debt as quickly as possible. If you take a loan out, don’t consider doing so until you know that even with the loan repayments added on, you will still make a profit rather than just break even. Affordability is significant in this case, and unless you can be sure that you will always turn even a penny of a profit, you will never be in a position where you cannot pay any debt that you owe monthly back.