Investing in a powerful tool and not using the tool does not do that much. I know when it comes to running a business, it requires multiple hats to wear and very often you are running 10 different projects, conversations, meetings, presentations and maybe the business itself may be at risk. Here are the most costly mistakes Ive seen in the last 15 years.
Not transferring the transition from a single holder to a separate legal entity. If you started a company in your own name for a few months before you formed a device, the odds are part of what you performed as an individual and you must connect the dots to the new device. If you submitted a DBA (do business as) with yourself as the applicant that must be interrupted and connected to the device. That means your device must be the applicant, not you. If you do not, you are still exposed to unlimited liability and submit a schedule C with higher audit potential. Next thing is to open a bank account in the company name, not just keep the account in your personal name. Use a corporate credit card in company name, not just your personal credit card and keep track of the costs. You will want to minimize the amount that occurs in your personal name. Update all affiliate programs, sellers with your new company information so that any income comes to your business unit, not to your name personally. Update your websites, business cards, stationery with the new name of your company. Another important tip is that your website is consistent, most of it is not.
Funding considerations. 95 percent of companies fail within 5 years and undercapitalization is the main reason. The pattern Ive seen is that small business owners hope that revenues come in as the main source of money to grow their business. What if your earnings are off or not at all? You may work with the great new product and all your emails will expire and no one will be converted. Thats a real problem. The key is to model success. Almost all successful companies not only use their own money to grow. I know you know the concept OPM, others money, but do you? Are you self-financing of your company on your own personal credit? Did you know that when the companys credit bureaus started to create a file they scan the state secretarys registry to create a file with some new archives. They are looking for company name, start date and name of managers or managers address. If you do not pay attention to how to enter forms with company address, company license, government forms you can create disconnect from the database. In a corporate credit bureau, NCP spells four different ways. The NCP part is the same, but one way has Inc., one has Inc. others have , Inc and the last one is Inc. Have you noticed the differences with commas and period? It created four different files. Do not make the same mistakes.
Safe and risky access. Blending asset classes is a big risk to your wealth that is unnecessary. A risk claim is an asset that would be responsible for your device. It can be a business, real estate, equipment, again, anything that can cause responsibility for a device. A secure asset is one that does not cause responsibility for a business such as money, ownership of another company, investment If your company falls and you must respond to your secured assets to recover in the short term, why do you immediately your safe assets at risk? Its happening all the time. There are two reasons why this may happen to you, first, you have thought that your amount of safe assets is not big enough to protect. Imagine having $ 25K on a broker account in your name and losing all this because of a personal trial.
Now clear about who does what? A partner can help you grow quickly and destroy it even faster if youre not on the same page. Very similar to being married. I have been married for 16 years with three girls and it is a lot of work and requires meetings, discussions to do the best to be on the same side. Businesses like marriage can be very exciting first and you really need to be able to communicate as well as what you want to achieve. The fun part of the business is to discuss how to bring in revenue and all opportunities that can happen with profit. The part thats not that fun is the cost of the book. Almost, not everyone, but close, partnerships who refuse to take the time to put things in writing fail. Its like clockwork. If anyone wants to start a business with you and they refuse to put things in writing, run. For the most part, the only one who earns money in the situation that the lawyer is after the parties are right. Take the time to be clear and write it.