For small business owners, incorporation can mean greater profitability and sustainability, but there are pros and cons to be considered. These include safeguarding data (back-ups, redundant systems, off-site storage), having a plan to maintain essential functions (with appropriate role assignments and back-up assignments to fill in for people who are likely to not be there), and understanding the needs of employees who may be cut off from their families.
A survey done during the financial year 2007-08 by the National Small Business Association of the United States of America, has reported that 44% of small business owners use credit cards for meeting their daily needs, exceeding any other source of funding.
For small businesses, an employee benefits program should not be considered as another business cost, but rather an investment that can reduce a company’s tax bills and improve HR management performance, boosting personnel morale and building a competitive working environment.
If you are running a business or have recently started a small business set up, it is advisable to get as much credit as possible on your credit cards – but do this at a reasonable rate, because getting too much credit will surely make your credit score fall.
Whether it means the company does not have a successful business plan, their expectations are impracticable, there is no limits on spending, or just bad decisions made in the financial department overall, businesses such as these need to realize the importance of accounting and what a difference it can make for their company.