Top 5 mistakes new business owners make

Setting up and running a new business is definitely a challenge, but avoiding these mistakes will help you on the path to success.

1. Not planning ahead

Starting out on your business journey is exciting but it can also be overwhelming. Planning ahead will ensure you understand what to expect when working towards your business goals.

2. Not putting money aside for tax

If you’re just starting out, don’t forget to put aside a portion of your earnings for tax. Speak to us for guidance on how much is best.

3. Not budgeting

A budget helps you track expenses, manage cash flow, and make informed financial decisions. It’s the road map to financial stability.

4. Mixing business & personal finances

It’s best to have separate accounts for personal and business finances. Mixing the two can lead to confusion and accounting difficulties.

5. Not record-keeping

Effective record-keeping is crucial for financial management. Keep track of all transactions, invoices, and receipts. This practice not only helps with accurate bookkeeping but also assists during audits and facilitates financial analysis.


By avoiding these common pitfalls, you’ll set a strong foundation for your business’s financial success. However, If you have already made one of these errors on your journey, remember that every mistake is an opportunity to learn and grow!

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If you need support with your finances, we are here to help.

Contact us today at 01865 379272 or fill out our contact form to book a no obligation consultation.

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