Being A Prudent Business Leader
If you’ve ever thought about quitting your job and starting your own business, money may be a major concern. When becoming self-employed, most forget about the out-of-pocket costs along with the fact that you need to focus on making a profit so you can support yourself and your family. On the plus side, when starting a business, it doesn’t have to cost you a few limbs. If you focus on setting a clear and concise budget, you can cut down the costs of launching and growing your business.
Go Digital and Go Paperless
Naturally, going digital with your business will allow you to go paperless too. While there are tremendous opportunities to run a digital business its remarkable how often we invite paper back into the equation. By operating without paper and diligently keeping digital documentation, you will gain flexibility and freedom from the constraints and pitfalls of paper based solutions.
Designated Office Space at Home
When working from home, your couch is not a feasible office space. If you’re going to be serious about your business having an appropriate workspace is critical. The couch isn’t going to cut it. A desk, a designated space will go a long way towards your success. If you have a spare room and can convert it into an office space, you may be able to write it off on your taxes.
Free Apps and Websites
When starting a business, you’ll eventually be faced with new expenses that include monthly subscriptions to websites with services that can help simplify your processes. Though you may have a list of your favorites that you’re happy to pay for, there are quite few ways to save here as well.
Organic Social Media
Yes, you could pay for advertising for your business, but you can also grow your reach by organically increasing your following on social media platforms. People will see your promotions via social media which can then increase your leads.
With a prudent and pragmatic approach, you’ll be able to stretch your dollars further and drive your business growth and profitability. Be sure to visit the Bullfrog Blog often for more tips on marketing, productivity and risk mitigation.