What if you first decided what profit you wanted in 2014 and then determined the revenues that you needed to generate those profits? What if you started at the bottom of your 2014 profit and loss statement and worked up?
Business plans that I see often show three to five years of projections, demonstrating profitability at the end of so many months of operation. Most every one of these uses an accrual basis for determining break-even, never attempting to predict the cash impact of major items.
If you’re a small business, what’s the best way to budget and how much should you spend? If you’re like 67% of small businesses you’re spending just about $2,000 a year on your marketing—which depending on your industry can be too much or too little.
Retail space… expensive equipment… unanticipated extra costs… these can be significant costs of running a small business. Reducing expenses help maximize the bottom line. Here are some tips on how to reduce the start-up costs of your small business.
The economy in the past few years has not been kind to businesses owners. Sometimes you can’t cling to idealistic notions of how your business should be run, and hard tactics have to be implemented to ensure the survival of your company.
Most families and small business owners are still unaware on exactly how the rules work when it comes to contributing to a traditional IRA account. So here are a few facts you should know about these accounts almost forty years into the making.
Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) plans can provide a significant source of income at retirement by allowing employers to set aside money in retirement accounts for themselves and their employees. A SEP does not have the start-up and operating costs of a conventional retirement plan and allows for a contribution of up to 25 percent of each employee’s pay.
Opening a business is as hard as it is fulfilling. As a future business owner you will need to take many precautions to ensure that your business will be lucrative. While a solid marketing strategy and insurance plan will not ensure that your business will have enough funds to operate, it will at least give you and your business a fighting chance.
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