How Frugal Thinking Can Progress Your Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 10, 2013

Frugal Business ThinkingFrugal  thinking is very important to a small business. By thinking frugally,  you can invest your money wisely and control your spending. Businesses have a tendency to overspend when they start to become successful. They spend too much money on things that could be outsourced or done for a considerably cheaper cost. A frugal business owner can evaluate their business based on the numbers and spend the money  wisely. This can progress the business forward by making it more profitable and the business will have a much brighter future.

Control your spending habits

Business owners have to spend a lot of money to progress their company forward. Unfortunately, a lot of this money goes down the drain.  For instance, marketing and advertising expenses are a must in order  for a business to brand their name and reach out to their target  audience. However, some businesses today are still spending money for  ads in phone books. The results are minimal because customers do not use  phone books anymore. This is money that would be much better spent with  online advertising, where you are going to see immediate results.  Controlling your spending habits means stopping any bad purchases that  you are making and funneling your investments in a more profitable  direction.

Invest wisely

Investing is key to starting a successful business. If you don’t  invest in your own business, then it’s unlikely to gain the traction  that it needs to take off. Investing in your own business means buying  equipment, advertising, and marketing services, so that you can reach  out to your customers and spread the word about your products and  services. It also means bringing new employees on board so that you can  upscale production and improve the efficiency of your business. Thinking  frugally allows you to invest in what’s profitable and working for your  business.

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Get proper funding

Businesses that do not think frugally will sometimes use payday loans  or other types of short-term loans to get funding for their company.  This is a big mistake and it can lead to debt and hardship for the  business. By thinking frugally, you can get proper funding for your  business. You can find investors, use bank loans with low interest  rates, and gain funding through traditional methods that are safe and  cost-effective.

Better accounting

A frugal business owner is likely to have better accounting than a  business owner that is not frugal. Better accounting means your business will be more organized and successful. Evaluating your profit and loss and utilizing deductions on your taxes is essential to saving money and  it can help the business progress forward.

Use free resources

Free software like can help you manage the accounting  aspects of your company. There are lots of free resources that business  owners can utilize and a frugal thinking business is more likely to take  advantage of those. This can progress the business forward by saving  money and freeing up the budget for more important expenses. Using free  resources is a must if you want your business to progress forward.

Stevie Clapton can be found providing financial article full of frugal advise all over the financial blogging atmosphere.

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Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.


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