Creating a Business Budget For Your Staffing Business

two people crunching numbersAs a business owner, you know every fine detail of your business. From the products and services to your clients, you have it all down. What many staffing businesses forget to consider is the long term success of their business

The best, and easiest, way to accomplish this is to set a business budget for your staffing company. You will be able to see your expenses and profits in one, easy to manage, place.

How do you create a business budget? Here are 4 reasons why you should start and maintain your business’s budget.

1. Track Profits and Expenses

When it comes your business’s finances, you should never guess. Keeping track of your finances is the sole, most important reason to create a business budget is to track your incoming and outgoing cash. This will tell you how much money your company makes each day, week, month, and even year.

2. Know Your Spending Budget

A large part of running your business calls for spending money. This is one thing that we see most that is mismanaged buy businesses in all industries. In your staffing business, you need cash for more than just your employees. You need cash for:

  • Inventory
  • Office Supplies
  • Advertising
  • Utility Expenses, and more

By creating a budget for your business, you will know and understand what you can and cannot afford to purchase throughout any given time period.

If you see that your staffing business’s cash flow is running low, you can always turn to staffing factoring. Because of the contract based nature of the staffing industry, your cash flow can easily suffer. With staffing factoring, you will get an advance up to 96% of your outstanding invoices with low rates to help you build a strong source of capital for your business.

3. Judge if Your Business is Growing or Shrinking

With your business budget, you will be able to judge your annual spending and profit reports against each other to determine if you are taking the right measures for growth. This information will also allow you to be able to judge your spending and whether or not you have enough money to build your business.

When you have your financial records accurately recorded, you will know if your company is doing well and meeting your customer’ demands or if your business is actually shrinking and losing a vital account.

4. Helps Direct Staff

By creating your budget, you are not only helping yourself, but also your staff. You can use your budget to gauge the direction of where your staff should focus to bring more profits to the business.

Your staff’s priority is to ensure your company’s long-term success, and by spelling out your budget, you will be able to make it easier for them to accomplish this. You can easily motivate your team to drive profits to the areas that need it most.

Creating and managing your a business budget is the best, and most effective, way to stay on top of your finances. We hope that you have benefited from these four simple, yet necessary, reasons.

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About the Author:

Robert Bernfeld started in the commercial finance industry in 1974. His early years included positions with Aetna Business Credit and Foothill Group. During the next thirty five years. Mr. Bernfeld established both equipment leasing and accounts receivable factoring companies. He partnered in founding Business Facilitators, Inc. in 1999. Mr Bernfeld graduated from the University of California, Riverside in 1974 and received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law in 1977.

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