Finance tips for first-time entrepreneurs

Finance tips for first-time entrepreneurs


Starting a new business is a big commitment.

There are many financial factors a first-time entrepreneur must consider if they are aiming to create a long-term business.

Check your personal credit score
Funding a new business will depend upon what state your personal credit score is in. A low credit score may stop you from acquiring a business loan. Banks assess an individual’s credit history to help determine whether they could be a good or bad investment.

Set short-term financial goals
Long-term goals are vague and take considerable time and hard work to accomplish. The most effective way to realise a long-term financial target is to break it down into short-term goals. Meeting quarterly, monthly or weekly revenue targets will encourage you to achieve an overall financial goal.

Time is money
Time is your most valuable asset as an entrepreneur, so it is important to be organised. Using methods like task-batching and to-do lists help to complete your daily tasks in less time.

Manage cash flow
Creating and sticking to a budget is essential for the survival of a new business. Building a profitable business will take time, so first-time entrepreneurs must make sure they have raised enough capital to keep their venture afloat in the meantime. Many new businesses fail because they run out of money.

Being financially prepared is critical if you want to take on the challenge of launching a new business from the ground-up.

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If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.


Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.


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