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5 Smart Money Moves for a Profitable Business with Molly Asplin

In today’s episode, I’m digging into some smart financial strategies for entrepreneurs that can help boost business profits, which in turn can lead to a path of personal financial freedom. Bringing in some tips based on my own experiences, I want to help you see the value of financial independence and guide you in building a strong financial foundation for your business.

00:02 Pay it Off 

I want to stress how crucial it is to pay off your personal debt, especially if you’re looking to grow a business. Carrying debt can be a huge burden and can limit your ability to invest in your business. It’s important to tackle high-interest debts first, like credit card balances, because they can compound quickly and become overwhelming. By becoming debt-free, you’ll have more freedom to allocate resources to your business without the stress of personal financial obligations hanging over your head.

03:28 Live Modestly 

Another essential tip: living below your means. It’s tempting to splurge on a fancy house or a new car, but delaying these gratifications can be incredibly beneficial. By choosing more modest options, you can save and invest the difference, which can pay off significantly in the long run. This approach not only helps you accumulate wealth but also ensures you’re not stretched too thin financially, which is particularly important when you’re trying to grow a business.

07:56 Business Structures 

Understanding the financial implications of each type of business structure is key to your success. Network marketing can offer low startup costs and built-in support, but it’s important to be aware of the potential for saturated markets. Brick and mortar businesses provide a tangible presence, which can build customer trust, but they come with higher overhead costs. Service or consulting firms often have lower overhead and can be started quickly, but they rely heavily on your expertise and network. Each structure has its own tax considerations and legal requirements, so it’s crucial to choose the one that aligns with your goals and resources.

11:12 Save Up 

Now, let’s talk about financial stability. I always advise building a solid financial runway. This means having an emergency fund that covers 3 to 6 months of living expenses. It’s your safety net in case of unexpected events. Additionally, don’t forget about your future self – contributing to a retirement fund is a must. Whether it’s an IRA, a 401(k), or another retirement plan, these contributions can grow over time and provide you with financial security when you’re ready to retire.

15:30 Create a Plan

Lastly, let’s discuss the importance of an exit strategy. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been in business for a while, knowing your way out can give you peace of mind. An exit strategy can take many forms, such as selling your business, passing it on to a family member, or even liquidating assets. It’s a plan that helps you mitigate risks and ensures that you’re prepared for all outcomes. Having this strategy in place can also make your business more attractive to investors, as it shows that you’re thinking ahead and managing risks effectively.

Resources from this episode:

Dave Ramsey Free Money Saving Tools 

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Molly Asplin 

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I founded Team Hustle With Heart, which is a powerhouse of dynamic women who are driven and committed. We value relationships, community, and believe in collaboration over competition. We are here to bring good to the world, make a difference, and dream bigger together.

I am married to my husband, Steve, and we have 3 littles. We love being outside, staying active together, and traveling as much as we can! I look forward to getting to know you better and want to thank you for being here – I am so grateful to do what I do everyday!

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