Many businesses fail within the first 5 years... It is just a common known fact and it's because many business start of with a bad business model and allocate their funds very inefficiently. When you are first starting out with a business you are going to have to learn how to manage your time very effectively and even more importantly - you are going to have to learn how to manage your money very effectively.
Here are a few tips for managing your startup effectively in terms of it's financial status:
Make sure you are investing in software that makes processes more efficient: Whether you are a
company that sells T-Shirts or a law firm, software integration (well - the right software integration) can really help scale your business out effectively.
Even more so, it's best to get involved in new software. A lot of the times these software companies are great prospects because they allow you to grow with them and sometimes (if you get in early enough) you can even shape and mold their company by feeding them suggestions and feedback on their software.
Get in with Other Start-ups: Building relationships with other start ups that are at the same level that your start up is on is a great way to help accelerate your businesses growth. Find a stratup that can benefit your business as well as one that you think your business can help out. Strong and long lasting business relationships can be built this way.
Choose a model - Charge more or pay less: Saving money can sometimes seem like a full time job (hence the need to pay big dollars for accountants), which is you want to decide right away whether or not you are going to be a firm that charges a lot more or a firm that charges less and but saves a lot more. There are all sorts of different ways to save moeny within a business, and if you get rid of the impulsive company buys that probably are not going to pan out in the long run then you can end up saving yourself a lot of money and time
Reduce your overhead: Do you really need a $300 coffee machine? D you really need the best types of chairs for your office? Even a small office can cost something like $80K to run. There are a million different ways to decrease your costs, and before you try to hire someone to 'figure out' how to reduce your company's cost for you, trying running a little audit yourself.
Those are just a few tips to help your start up save a little bit of money here and there when you are working on your business and trying to save money along the way so it doesn't ever go under.
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