It’s important, in today’s world, to keep business expenses low and to make sure you don’t overspend.
I’ve seen this happen way too many times and certainly, business owners need to have the cash upfront to even spend it.
Many times businesses spend money on the wrong thing. So you have to be very careful about these initial expenses.
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Why Do Businesses Lose Money?
You have to have a discipline that is important in terms of all the costs you need. You’re going to need some money for a rainy day (like now).
Why do business owners lose money? Because they weren’t focused on keeping those expenses tight.
Stay disciplined, pay attention to all operating costs, and stay focused on what matters most.
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Why Time-of-the-Year Matters for Expenses
It’s important for businesses to look at things like… going from Q4 to Q1.
For instance, Q4 is actually a very powerful time of the year. This is Christmas time… it’s November and December.
Why? Because there are huge surges in sales during that time. But guess what? What happens in Q1?
Sales drop down a little bit because now we hit those highs at Christmas. But sales are going to slow down in January, February, and March.
For example, if you’re in a retail business in the mall, you’re busy in December and in January, that traffic slows down.
So if you spent all your money doing things in that fourth quarter —what happens now that you may be losing a little bit in the first quarter?
Why Investing in the Future can Save Money
It’s important for me to warn all of the entrepreneurs out there that you need to make sure that you invest in your business, invest in your future, but don’t spend money in areas that are not needed and necessary for your success.
Rule of thumb… if you have to think twice about it, don’t do it.
So don’t spend until you have a surplus of cash! Having your business live below its means is crucial to the early stages and success… and if you want to be a powerful entrepreneur.
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