Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ways to Avoid Over Budgeting In Your Business

Axis Capital Business Funding Group in Jakarta Review - Jakarta, Indonesia - You have finally been granted a loan for your dream business. Having that ample amount of money gives you a lot of ideas and makes you plan exciting concepts. The opportunities are limitless.  The only problem is you don’t know where to start. You may deem yourself capable and expert when it comes to the nature of your business, the ins and outs in the market and what niche and audience to target but bookkeeping is something you are not trained for. The good thing is, you have already been able to estimate the cost and inclusions, the liabilities and possible profits. The only issue is to maintain the cash flow and regulate it, be able to pay off loans and still get a good ROI.

According to Axis Capital Business Funding, a credit loan source for small business owners in America, most businesses suffer bankruptcy because of improper handling of budget. As there are more pressure for start-ups and small companies, management administration is a big factor in determining the success of the business. Monthly statements come afterwards that is why some business owners have no idea that they have already spent more than what the budget provided for.

With the business up and running, you may already have the idea on the trend in your profit by reviewing the consistent operational system. For start-ups, the assumptions can be based on the trends through geographical location, average competition costs and revenues and ratio of the market to the local businesses.

Planning the budget ahead of its execution is to prevent over spending. Here are some of things you can do:

1.         Learn about the Industry standards
Although businesses are different in nature, they are still bound by some similarities. Do some research on local industries on similar fields. Ask around for the average revenue expected and their allocations on cost groupings. The information may give you a general idea and will be able to keep you up with expenses.

2.         Create a spreadsheet
Spreadsheets are oftentimes considered tedious. With the operation continuously running everyday, updating it can also be tiresome. Yet, having a spreadsheet for the expenditures and revenues can help you monitor the finances.

3.         Consider Cost Cutting
Some factors which contribute to over budgeting is allocating on projects when you shouldn’t be. Know what is not needed and cut it out. While doing this, expect to hear complaints and experience frustrations and prepare yourself for it.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Axis Capital Business Funding Group Review: What Startup Entrepreneurs Ought to Know about Social Media

Many young entrepreneurs struggle to create their online presence. As the fierce world of competition extends to the internet, building an audience and sustaining virtual communities can be a great challenge. Yet, these business amateurs have no option but to try. We have passed the time when social media is only one of the go-to options for marketing, a good addition to the tool box. Now, social media is a must-go-to, a necessity for success.

It’s not even just start-ups who struggle to maintain their online presence. Many already established companies spend millions of dollars for online marketing campaigns, even engaging with their clients through these platforms. Online advertising is already one of the biggest expenditure of both start-up and established companies, and in which ample amount of budget is allocated.

In an international seminar event attended by Axis Capital Group Business Funding, one of the sources of credit loans for small business owners across America, Sophia Clark, Marketing Operations Manager, has given some pointers for aspiring new entrepreneurs who attended the event in Kota, Jakarta, Indonesia. Based on the panel discussion with her, here are some of her emphasis on Social Media and how it can be overcome:

1. Know which Strategy to Use

Going into the business with innate knowledge of how the product is being produced is not enough to compete. It takes a lot of time, effort and more studying. It is the same for using social media. The worst that can happen for a company is to take whatever platform is available and cram it with whatever contents. You have to pattern your social media usage to the business you are doing, the people who mostly use the social media network and the image you are targeting. Diversity of usage is what is important. You can connect to more professionals through LinkedIn, give out in depth information through Twitter and show the company’s culture through Facebook.

2. Use SM for feedback

Social Media is one of the greatest tools to know what the audience wants the most, their dislikes, and their preferences. You can see negative and positive reviews and suggestions, their complaints and their opinions with brands. There are ample amount of things to be learned from them from which you can outline the best possible technique to use.

3. Content is King

Always and always, people, no matter if they are minimalist or not, will look into the content. This is the most basic rule in building an online presence. People would know who you are on the way you market yourself. They can read between the lines and know if it seems like a scam. After all, content is what people are looking into these platforms