Budgeting Expenses and Income Through Business Credit Cards
There comes a time in the life of any small-business owner when he or she poses the question: Can I apply credit in a smarter way without getting my business into too much debt? The basic answer to that is: Yes, by protecting your credit.
The first three years of a business’ life are the most crucial. During this time, the business owner will need to carefully budget business expenses and realistically project income. This forces the owner to give the important numbers a good hard think. It is important to develop a picture of the monthly cash flow, particularly in the first year. This ensures that you know where your money is going and that you are keeping tabs on every aspect of the business.
The Small Business Administration says that many businesses fail because of undercapitalization – that is, not recognizing how much you really need to start the business and / or not having the means to access the capital. This is where business credit cards can help. Business credit cards are a common funding option for small businesses. So good, in fact, that there is a general observation that small business owners often overuse their business credit cards during their first years of business. And, if they do not yet have small business credit cards, they normally end up overloading their personal credit cards.
Small business owners understandably heavily rely on business credit cards to help them over … Read more