Count on the liquidity of an extra time
In the beginning when starting your own business, it is often associated with a lot of expenses. It can range from the deposit to the landlord where it will have its offices to the building of the website or purchasing the first large order. Not to underestimate these costs is everything to be able to hold out financially until the money starts to pour in. Just the gap between that which entrepreneurs often forced to take cost before you get revenues often causes concern. For example. perhaps the new company a large order from a buyer, but they are forced to actually take the cost of this order before they get paid. And it can sometimes take quite a while before you get paid. In between, it is important to have counted both one and two times the cash flows look like. Another example is that in theory can grow very strongly, without self-employed can take out a salary. An example of this is that you invest the entire profit in a new layer. For should you grow as a company, you can not take out the entire profit, but often need to reinvest it in even more products that can be sold. And often continues this process of organic growth for quite some time. During this time, it is important to have calculated how we as individuals can manage, even if everything on paper looks good.
Test on a small scale
Often we see companies from the start build the entire solution. It can range from web who want to have your own video player instead of using an existing solution that has been significantly cheaper, or service provider who wants to have its own CRM system rather than using an existing (though it lacks that little feature that course had made it even easier). The point is that these functions can usually added gradually, and that the most important thing in a starting stage is to test if the business model is. Make it there are no barriers to create a perfect universe as profitability keeps it, but adding the mass of unnecessary time and take lots of unnecessary costs in the initial phase fills rarely function. So focus on testing the core of the business model as simple as possible!
Think through all the bottlenecks
When you start a business thinking hopefully through all the hazards that may exist. Is the programming that will be difficult? Or is it to find that the supplier in China? Or is it the threat of the competitor makes a similar thing may cause troubles in the future? Often usually already in the business plan writing down these threats and challenges, and the solutions they have against these potential problems. We want to raise a warning finger to the list of problems usually done shortly. What you think is the challenge may actually prove to go just fine, but instead it"s that simple thing, which of course would be resolved just like that which proves to be a real problem. For example. finding the perfect venue in the city"s main street where the were so many vacant spaces. Or find your employees as of course would just take care of that simple thing after all, anyone should be able to fix. To actually see not only the likely problems, but to see all the potential problems (well, as many as you can think of in each case) that can occur is a good way to avoid future problems, then you will be very much better prepared.
Take in capital
We have seen countless examples of cases where owners want to retain 100%, and instead choose to grow slowly when capital hinder faster growth. Instead, you end up in a position where you can not hire the seller which would accelerate growth significantly, or buy into a twice as large warehouse that would allow a higher margin on each product sold due to lower purchase price. One way to make an investment, if you for example sell 10% of your company to raise capital, so actually need the company"s value only increased by a bit more than 10% for it to be the right decision. So, do not sit and “stingy" with the shares of a hefty capital injection could make a difference, and see not venture as something evil. You will in addition to the capital probably also access to a large network and experienced businessmen and women can come with super tip to your company.
Keep track of Accounts
Finally, we as the accounting firm of course also strike a blow for the importance of beginning to have a solution on how accounts should be managed. Although all companies from the beginning is small, so it will quickly deadlines as example VAT declarations to be submitted to the Tax Agency. We can not emphasize enough how important this is, and how stressful the situation is for business owners who realize that “VAT is supposed to be declared on Monday!". Most often this had been avoided by either yourself acquainted with the books and manage it as long as it is manageable, or by starting a dialogue with a bookkeeper. At this post is attributed to the time of year when all the annual reports to be produced at accounting firms, and very many therefore busy. The daily gain a range of calls from stressed entrepreneur who now realize that the Tax deadlines creeping closer, and inform them that unfortunately we will not have time to help because time is so short is not fun. But it provides an important lesson; whether you want to do bookkeeping yourself or take help from an accountant, you should not wait too long. For the same time you will need to help with your accounting will probably very many others also have it.
Finally, we say as usual; do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns when to start their own businesses or questions regarding your account!