4 Ways Start Ups Can Save Money

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When you’re starting a new business, every penny counts — even if you don’t have a small budget. Ideally, you want to keep your business’s cash flow flush. You don’t want to have a lot of debt, especially in the beginning. Check out these tips to learn how you can save money during your new business startup.

Internet Access

Every company needs internet service, but it’s not something that should cost you a small fortune. To make sure you get the best deal contact several different internet service providers for their current rates before making a selection. Also, makes sure you ask each provider if they offer a package deal for businesses — you may be able to save money by bundling your business phone service and internet service together.

Accounting

Many new business owners assume they need an accountant right off the bat, but that isn’t always the case. People often confuse accountants and bookkeepers, which can be a costly error. When considering your businesses finances, you might need to talk to a small business accountant to determine whether you want to register your business as a sole proprietor, LLC, or a corporation. The accountant should also review your business’s cash flow basics so you know how money should be moving through your company. Other than that, you might only need an actual accountant when it’s time to file your taxes or you need specific financial advice. For your regular bookkeeping purposes, you can hire a bookkeeper — which is cheaper than an accountant — or handle the bookkeeping yourself until your business is making more money.

Advertisement and Marketing

Advertising and marketing costs can be massive if you aren’t careful. However, thanks to social media platforms and the internet in general, business owners can find ways to bootstrap their marketing and advertising costs in the beginning — although, keep in mind, the more you scale back your advertising and marketing efforts, the slower your business will grow. Typically, it’s a good idea to set a budget for advertising and marketing. Then, choose advertising and marketing options that keep you within your budget. For example, if your target market hangs out on Facebook, you can run Facebook ads to grab their attention, but in addition to those ads, you can spend time building your Facebook fan page following. You can even create a Facebook group to keep your followers engaged and attract new business. In addition to using social media platforms to build an audience for your business, you should focus on search engine optimization to make sure the popular search engines are ranking your website well — this makes it easier for people in your target market to find your company. By doing a few things that help you expand your reach organically, you can afford to spend a bit less on actual ads.

Productivity

Productivity is an important part of business, and one that you might assume won’t cost you a dime. After all, it shouldn’t cost you money to stay focused and get stuff done, right? (Other than paying employees.) However, if your productivity levels aren’t up to par, they might be costing you quite a bit of money. That’s why, even though it’s an extra expense, you should consider in investing in productivity software from the beginning. Productivity software helps you create workflow processes that streamline your workflow. This means, you’ll get more work completed during the day, but it also helps keep all of your employees and contractors on the same page so everyone on your team maintains high levels of productivity.

Starting a new business can be scary. There are a lot of things you need to take into consideration and some aspects that will cost a small fortune if you aren’t careful. Before making any decisions or spending any money, make sure you consider all of your options. This way, when you make a purchase, you know that you’re getting the best deal possible.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

Comments

  1. Absolutely – especially in these first stages of development, using money wisely is a crucial step to ensure the company’s future.

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