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Business Tips Every Beginner Must Know

By Special Guest
Dennis Eivan Martin
June 07, 2019


There’s no doubt that running a business takes a lot of time and effort. For someone who has just begun in this field, it’s important that you have a clear vision and goal at all times.

Although there is no definite formula for success, tips and tricks can still help you grow your business.

Ahead, we compiled some words of advice that are perfect for beginners:

Know your finances inside and out.

No matter how little, track every money movement happening in your business. It can be frustrating dealing with numbers at all times, but business needs a polished financial side.

In a nutshell, this is not for the fainthearted. Revenues, expenses, capital requirements, profits (gross and net), debt, cash flow and effective tax rate — these are just some words you'll likely to hear in the future.

Plus, your financial account also plays a big role in your business. If you have plans to get a loan for your capital funds, it is best that you keep your credit account as clean as possible. Meaning, if you were ever charged with late payment or you had credit card balances before, you are in for a lot of troubles.

Collections and charge-offs are bad news as well. knows that removing these negative listings in your account can be challenging and exhausting, but still, having a decent and good credit account matters a lot when you’re a business owner.

Learn from the expert.

Find mentors, join groups with like-minded people and learn everything you can about your industry. Consider attending workshops, seminars and training courses. Of course, make the most of the Internet, too and enrolled in online courses.

Master digital marketing.

Digital marketing proves to be a handy companion when you’re starting a business. Digital presence is a must-have to widen your customer base. To start, establish a website showcasing your services and goods, and produce a meaningful channel in any social media platforms.

Never stop learning.

Staying on top of things is how you’ll likely succeed in this business world. Learning new things should not be neglected as it is crucial for a business owner like you to keep up with the trends.

You can also keep an eye on the trends by reading business blogs and newsletters.

Keep your day-job.

Taking care of your business takes time and effort. For some, it’s only reasonable to quit their day job to center all their energy into launching their startup, but for some that are struggling with funding their capital expenses, having a day job may be mandatory.

Plus, it is no news that some startup will take time to earn a steady income. It may be tough but at least, you will have a financial safety net.

Talk about your business.

If putting up an expensive marketing material is out of the question, simply seizing every opportunity to talk about your business is a great alternative as well. Start with your close circle. Think of them as your ideal market and tell them about the goals and story of your business. Once you find your own voice, use online platforms, strengthen your story and elevate your influence.

Use passion and skills.

Taking care of a business is, no doubt, hard. To help you conquer the challenges of being a businessman, you need to have enough passion and motivation. As Steve Jobs said, the only way to be satisfied in your life is to do work that you truly believe in.

Still, passion may be your catalyst, but only skills and knowledge will point you at the right direction.


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