Financing a business

Many people struggle with the financial side of managing their small business. Not everyone has a head for figures or goes into business seemingly to become a part-time accountant.While there are many things to get through in an average day and finance might be something you find hard or uninspiring, it's something you can't ignore.

Owners with more start up cash might employ someone to take care of the financial management of their business. More complex tasks might be delegated to an out-of-house accountant. But if your budget is tighter, your involvement will need to be more hands-on.

In any case, you can't divorce yourself completely from the numbers. Being up to speed with your cash position is pivotal to making day-to-day decisions, while keeping an eye on the overall financial picture of your business will help you to make important calls that affect the future.

Maybe, despite a lack of knowledge and experience, you're relishing the prospect of crunching the numbers. Even fairly basic financial know-how can prove valuable, while information technology has made financial management easier than ever.

Find out more about managing your business finance with this helpful online guide provided by the Start Up Donut.