Startups and especially technology startups begin with a dream; they are full of energy and passion when they begin till the extent that in this strong emotion filled with zeal and zest they forget many important things which result in the business to end the very same it startup. The reason behind is that at the time of beginning they forget how to take their business in the long run and one of the major issues they don’t give the importance it deserves is finance. Major startups either invest too much or not at the right place which results in their budget to get out of control resulting in the closure of their dream. So must entrepreneurs keep in mind from the financial aspects for their startup?
Don’t think for the ideal situation
The major mistake entrepreneurs do is that they calculate the ways their startup will be generating profits. They think of the best-possible scenarios. That is the reason a slight bump makes their business tremble. Whenever you think of your finances take it as conservatively as you can and then do the planning because you never know when a sudden expense or inflation happens.
Seek help from experts
Entrepreneurs as wish to save their finances sometimes go for the amateurs or people who are experts but not exactly in the field you are working in. They might be a great help in recommending you the right people but completely relying on them will bring nothing except troubles for you in the long run. For example your friend is a lawyer but in real estate; then you have two choices: either ask him the right corporate lawyer available or if you ask him to make your business deals then this cost cutting can put you under a risk many folds larger than the money you thought that you saved. Similarly some people think of doing everything by themselves in order to save finances for them they should know that.
Your time and money both are important
While doing business, most entrepreneurs forget that your time and money both are important. You have to make sure that you reduce the misuse of both. While that of money we have discussed above here we have to discuss about time which is sometimes turns out to be more important than your money. Many a time we spend time explaining our plans to everyone or attending the meetings or seminars. It is important no doubt but where it is highly crucial. If it has less value than the profit you can generate you must remove it from your schedule as quickly as possible.
As slightly explained earlier, hiring people is highly important. Neither one can do all the work nor should he. You must make a list of people you will be actually needing and make sure you have in that list someone to do the petty or small chores of your work. It is not necessary that you hire permanently; you can also go for contractual basis which ever suits your needs and your finances. Some entrepreneurs even go to the other extreme side; for example hiring two when you only need one. But whenever you hire go for someone who is expert yet within your budget. Sometimes hiring an intern with an expert turns out to be a good cost saving when you need two people in a specific department.
Most starters think that as they are just at the beginning they should reinvest all they are earning without taking their salary out from it. Yes like the rest of the employees you have hired, you too have worked for your company so you too deserve salary. If you don’t pay yourself not just you are doing harm to yourself but even to your business. At times you won’t be able to invest in something good for your company as you are short of money and your money is in the cycling of your own company.
Remember that if your idea is good and you have carefully executed it. It will sooner or later generate profit for you. In the meantime your own policies especially that of finances don’t take your company to the verge of self-destruction.
A guest post by Matt who is a Business blogger who usually writes about business and finance related topic. He also writes for Watch COD with Terry Bradshaw.