How to Regain Control of Your Small Business Finances

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Every small business needs to look after its financial situation. Not doing so is the most common reason why small businesses go under and fail before they have even had the chance to find any success. So, it is not something that should be taken lightly. If you need to regain control of your business’s finances, this guide will help you get on the right tracks. Below, there are tips and advice on how to regain control. 

Review Costings Regularly 

Reviewing your costings is something that should be done as regularly as necessary to help your business survive financially. If you don’t look closely at how the money is being spent, you will end up with holes in your budget that you can’t even explain. All businesses waste money from time to time. The important thing is how you address that waste and put it right for the future. 

Reduce Travel Costs 

Travel costs can hit small businesses very hard if they’re not careful. That’s not something you can allow to happen if you want your business to stay financially healthy. These days, conference calls can be carried out easily for free, so there is less need to travel at all in many cases. Definitely be sure to assess your travel needs and make changes as and when you need to. 

Be Clear About Where Your Cash is Coming From 

Your money needs to come from somewhere, and if it’s a big tangled up mess that’s impossible to understand, you will simply cause yourself unnecessary problems. That’s not the way it should be, so know where your money is coming from. Strong accounting practices will help to make this clear. If you don’t have an accountant, it could be time to hire one or outsource the task to an external accountant. 

Don’t Mix Personal Money With Business Money 

This is one of those rookie mistakes that so often gets made, but it really shouldn’t. If you want your business to do well and find success, you should be sure never to mix your personal money with the business’s money. If you need to use a credit card, don’t use your personal one. Instead, head to our Finance section and find a solution that way. It will be much cleaner and easier in the long-term. 

Pay Yourself First 

Paying yourself might seem like a luxury that you can leave until later, but that’s not a healthy way to run a business. Your business will never be successful or profitable if you can’t even afford to pay yourself a modest wage. No one is saying that you need to siphon off the profits for yourself, but you do need to be paid a wage for the work you do for the business. 


Regaining control of your business’s finances should be your number one priority right now. If it’s not, you run the risk of putting your business in further trouble, which is certainly the last thing you need right now.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about how to regain control of your small business finances and stop the financial bleeding. 

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