Managing a Cash Loan for Your Startup

Have you started your own company? That’s commendable, but are you prepared to take the hurdles that come along with owning your very own company?  To make sure your startup is a success, you need a lot of things, and financial freedom is one of them. Well, you can take a cash loan to get things started, but the real magic lies in your ability to manage them. Following, we are giving you some insight.

Pay Attention to Your Finances

The hardest part of owning a startup is you have to stick up your nose in your finances every other second. Let’s admit it, there is a lot to do, and you have more responsibilities than you can see properly. Getting a cash loan only takes care of your finances, it doesn’t manage them. That’s up to you, and this is why you have to update yourself with your current financial situation now and then.

Put it in a Separate Account

If you use your loan funds to fund an ongoing project, then you want to put the money somewhere else than your regular account. You should do it to pretend you don’t have the means and keep yourself from overspending. If you have to transfer money from one account to another, and from one bank to another, you will give it second thoughts and won’t do it unless it’s really necessary.

Cut Corners

Never let your account balance go to your head. You have to save money by cutting your budget and plan the future of your company. Even if you have the funds you need to cover your expenses; you have to be prepared for a financial turmoil.

Never assume you will be fine once you got funding. You will never know when you get another big opportunity, so anticipate the future funding needs, and always look for a way to save money.

You need to cut corners from your utilities on equal payment plans, and vendor discounts. You can also pay your distributors early for a discount. Forward your savings into your reserve.

Automatic Payments

When it comes to a cash loan, late payments can land you into big trouble. If you don’t abide by the deadlines, it will leave a negative score on your credit score, and you won’t be able to borrow money in future. You can ensure you stay up to date with your payments by setting automatic debits. Most lenders offer online banking system that offers automatic repayments. It saves you the trouble of moving the funds yourself.

This ensures your payments are made on time. It’s one less thing you have to worry about if you are running your own business.

Don’t Spend Because You Can

There are new expenses you bear because of your cash loan.  You need to plan how you are going to spend every penny. Yes, don’t thinkto spend a few bucks here and there won’t do any harm. If you are not careful, it will become a habit, and it will deteriorate your reserve. So you have to keep your shopping urges in check, and use the money instead of spending it.

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About Dequiana Jackson

Dequiana Jackson, CEO of Inspired Marketing, Inc., is a small business marketing coach who shows women entrepreneurs how to use solid marketing strategies to turn their life’s passion into a profitable, service-based business. Dequiana is the author of Know Your Business: How to Attract Ideal Clients & Sell More and runs the award-winning blog,

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