Maybe you hit a slump, maybe debt is racking up, and you’re worried you’ll have to close the doors. There’s still hope. Don’t just give up and let your business fail if you might be able to keep things going and get your head back above water.
All businesses go through a slump from time to time, even big ones that have been around for decades. Instead of giving up and calling it quits, figure out some ways to make some more money and maybe make a few changes to your business. Sometimes getting your business popular again is simply about introducing your customers to something new.
Fix Your Business Credit
Your first step should be to fix any credit issues that your business is having. Whether you have loans that haven’t been paid or credit cards that are maxed, you can get help to deal with them. You can look into consolidating your debts, and you might even be able to get a small business loan for bad credit that can help you get some of your loans covered.
Do not take out any personal loans, or use any of your personal credit cards to help pull your business out of debt. That’s just asking for trouble. Your business debt could already be affecting you personally so you don’t want to make it worse.
Try A Benefit Or Crowdfunding
If you don’t want to owe more money than you already do you can try to get some donations to help your business keep going. Try having a benefit. Depending on what type of business you have there are all sorts of things you can do for a benefit, from having an auction to hosting a rummage sale.
Crowdfunding is a much easier version of trying to get money through a benefit. Instead of renting a venue and getting people to donate stuff to sell or auction you just start a campaign online. The best way to make a successful campaign is to offer rewards for donations and to share your campaign everywhere you can, from email to social media.
Make Some Structure Changes
What your business may be in need of are some changes. Consider doing some things differently, like cutting back on bills or adding new products. Maybe it’s time to move your business into a smaller building that costs less for rent, or maybe it’s time to move your office to your home to cut that entire expense.
Add some new products or services, if it’s been awhile since you made these kinds of changes. Your customers may be ecstatic to see you offering something new. You could also consider having a sale to attract some extra business, and maybe even some new customers. This is a good way to get rid of old stock quicker too!
Originally posted on January 18, 2017 @ 3:58 pm