5 Key Steps to Your Businesses Financial Success!
Q: How can someone living in Melbourne fund a brick & mortar startup with very little capital of their own and still ensure your businesses financial success? A. Taylor Melbourne, Au.
It really doesn’t matter if you live in a large city, a small town, or even which hemisphere. The key steps to your businesses financial success is in your “business practices”. Today we are going to give you five key steps you can take today and some very strait forward advice that has helped thousands of businesses become financially successful.
Start small and build strong to ensure your business financial success.
You may want to be the next Elon Musk, but your businesses financial success is not going to happen overnight no matter how hard you work. Start small to test your business model. Then if is proves worthy, build from there. Remember, many of our most successful business today were stated in their parents garages. Don’t employ staff until it makes financial sense to do so.
Your Businesses Financial Success Depends on You Getting it in Writing.
I don’t care if you’re borrowing from your old boss, your best friend, or your parents, your businesses financial success depends on getting the terms of the loan in writing. I know it’s highly unlikely you’ll take advantage of one another. However, you will be able to refer to the contract to protect your relationship from those awkward conversations about whether or not you owed them a payment last month.
If you need more cash, create additional revenue streams.
It is critical for your business financial success especially in difficult times to have multiple streams of income both personally and professionally. If one stream is slow or struggling your others can help support your business while you make the necessary adjustments.
Never and I mean NEVER use personal assets, credit cards, or household cash to fund your businesses financial success. Period.
To fund your start-up business I strongly recommend that you set up a savings account well in advance of starting your business and contribute to it as often as you can. It is very normal to work your regular job for awhile as you build your business into something that can financially sustain you and your family. Once your reach that point you can leave your old job and work your own business full time. This is an extremely common practice in many start-ups and a wise strategy.
To improve your businesses financial success before you start, make sure you have a high demand market for your product or service that is not adequately being met by others in your industry. Identifying a potentially successful market niche begins with determining the emotional motivation of your customers or clients. Ask the following questions to clarify your niche market ideas and identify the ones that will be worth you time and effort to pursue and test. This simple test can save a tremendous amount of work, stress ,time, and money. Here is how to get started. Ask yourself the four questions below when considering a niche market. If you get four yes’s then you have a good niche marketing idea and you should test it. If you don’t get all four yes’s then you need to fine tune your idea until you do. Use this test each time you are considering launching a new product or service and you will dramatically increase your chances of success.
- Is my customer or client experiencing an urgent need, worry, pain, or strong desire?
- Is my customer or client current searching for solutions to their most urgent need or problem?
- Does my customer or client have few if any recognized options or solutions to their current problem or urgent need?
- Is there a large group of people (1 in 500) who are currently looking for a solution right now?
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