If you are an entrepreneur, it goes without saying that you must take care of many things associated with your business. Not only do you need to maintain a good relationship with your clients, you also need to allocate and manage different tasks for your employees, and make sure that everything gets delivered at the right time.

Owning and running a startup means having employees, and you must know that their finance is completely dependent on the stability of yours. That is why it is so important to have all your financial details organized and addressed, that you avoid the most common mistakes related to financial security.

Thinking strategically on the matter helps considerably. What can you spend money on? What is most important? Are bills getting paid on time? Are you overspending?

If you need some help, we are here to tell you about the best tips we have which can help improve your financial life as an entrepreneur and owner of your startup.

1.  Open a business account

Separate your personal assets from your business assets as soon as possible. Opening a business account allows you to deposit all the revenue you receive, plus you can use this account to pay bills, pay your employees, and pay for the office space you rent out – if applicable.

Personal account should pay for personal expenses that do not benefit either your business or your employees, such grocery shopping, rent, or even streaming services.

2.  Track and monitor your spending

We recommend getting an accounting software to stay organized in the present, as well as stay on track for the future. When you decide to be an entrepreneur, a lot of expenses are going to be made. That is why it is so important to track every dollar that you spend.

Where is your money going? What are you using it for? Is it vital that you spend money on this specific thing? These are only a few of the questions you ought to keep in mind whenever you want to invest in something you think you need.

When your startup grows, the accounting system will get more complicated along with it. When that happens, we recommend hiring a professional who can guide you along the way.

3.  Remember that time is money

Nothing has more value than your time, therefore time management is what will make you finish your everyday tasks and earn money consistently.

Our recommendation is to have a planner filled with things related to your business that you have to do every day. Your planner can be organized weekly, or even monthly.

Regardless of how it’s laid out, the most important thing is to fill up your workday as much as possible. Because every second that you spend doing nothing translates into nothing in terms of benefit.

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA