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Get Your Startup Going: 7 Financial Tips for Business Startups

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About to launch a startup? Exciting times, indeed. But there are a lot of things you need to sort out first, especially when it comes to your finances. Let’s face it—building a startup is one of the most difficult things you ever have to do, albeit exciting. A lot can go wrong if you don’t manage your finances right. Therefore, we will share with you some tips to help you avoid these common financial mistakes. 

Prioritize Cash Flow Management

One of the reasons startups fail is poor cash flow management—they just run out of money. And this something you don’t want to happen. Proper cash flow management will ensure you know where every single amount is coming from and where it’s going. Moreover, a part of this is establishing a realistic budget for your business. 

Track and Monitor Expenses

As you launch your startup, you will be dealing with a lot of expenses left and right. Tracking and monitoring your expenses is crucial for cash flow management and tax filing. While hiring an accountant to handle this may be the best choice, the fear of not being financially ready for it as a start-up is real. Don’t fret; there are accounting firms that cater explicitly to startups and scale-ups!

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Put a Limit on Fixed Expenses

At the early stages, it’s essential to keep your expenses low. So, before you rent a huge and beautiful office space, think again. Operate at a low cost first so you can allocate most of your capital to growth that will let you reach your goals quickly. A lot of startups focus on the wrong things and forget that their revenue should always come first. 

Be Prepared

When starting a business, you never know what can happen; therefore, you need to prepare yourself for the worst possible situation. Have reserves for both personal and business in an emergency savings account. You can never be too prepared for bad situations. 

Value Your Time

As a business startup owner, you need to remember that every minute of your time is valuable. Therefore, consider that when planning your schedule and your daily activities. Remember that every second you spend doing something unrelated to your business is time and money wasted. 

Put Focus on Customer Acquisition

Your startup will be nothing if you don’t have customers. So, focus on identifying different acquisition channels and work on optimizing your costs. Indeed, you can’t test every possible acquisition channel at first, which is why you should focus more on lucrative opportunities. 

Pay Yourself

Compensate yourself enough to live. You don’t need to pay yourself a lot of money at first, but it should be enough to put food on the table. Also, your hard work and dedication to your startup are valuable. 

Start It Up Right

Launching a business startup requires careful planning. One of the things you need to focus on is your finances because one wrong move with it can be detrimental to your business. Use these tips to sort out your finances that will set you on the right track. 

Do you need help with your startup business? FiBrick is a people-centric accounting firm based in New York, NY that offers a range of services for startups and scale-ups. Contact us today!

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