November 15, 2016

When you’re a new business owner, the learning curve is steep. You'll face more obstacles, challenges and distractions in your first year than the average person faces in a whole career. Here are 5 tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize.

Keep your Goals in Focus.

You started this business with a singular, brilliant idea. Along the way, new opportunities will present themselves. Avoid getting sidetracked. Juggling several ventures can divide your time, compromise your efforts, limit effectiveness and suppress productivity. It can also distract you from your original vision. Focus on a single objective and pursue it with single-minded determination.

Expect the Unexpected.

While focus is key, you also need to be adaptable. As a new business owner, it’s not always possible to foresee the challenges and opportunities that will come your way. Trust yourself and make decisions based on your goals. It’s okay if you make a mistake. Just make sure you learn from it. That’s what being a new business owner is all about.

It’s a Team Effort.

It’s your business. Your vision. But it’s important to realize that you can’t — and shouldn’t — do it alone. Trust in the people you surround yourself with to bring their own unique contributions to the table. Delegating responsibilities will make your job easier. When you put faith in your employees, they'll reward you with a passionate commitment to your goals.

You’re a Startup. Spend Like One.

As you launch your business, think lean. Preserve precious capital not just for business costs, but for the slow business cycles, unforeseen expenses and slow-paying customers that could drain your coffers.  Be frugal, watch every dollar, closely monitor expenses, and manage your cash flow diligently. Your discipline will be rewarded with a healthy balance sheet.

Factor Invoices.
Speaking of cash, the last thing a new business needs is a delay in getting paid. When you have to wait for payment, you may struggle to finance payroll, vendor costs and other operational expenses. By factoring your invoices with TBS Capital Funding, you'll have no delays in getting paid. With factoring from TBS, you can keep your invoices organized, get paid immediately, and maintain sufficient capital to keep your new business on the right track.

To learn more about factoring, explore our site or call us at 888-707-5188.