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Bootstrapping A Business – How To Self-Fund Startups

Companies / SME Apr 14, 2016 - 01:40 PM GMT

By: Boris_Dzhingarov

Companies Funding is a huge challenge for many entrepreneurs, especially those that are now starting their business journey. It does not really matter what option is considered since it is a certainty that everything will be complicated. You want to invest like a fund manager and even if you are really good, when you launch your own business, it is a certainty that everything will become subjective to some degree. That is why bootstrapping a business is normally a failure.


When talking about bootstrapping and any other type of self-funding, it is important to first come up with something that people are going to use. For instance, VoucherBin managed to be successful as a bootstrapping business launch because everyone wants vouchers. With other services or products the launch might not be great as there is a need to have people support. Besides this, whenever you want to bootstrap, consider the following steps.

Lower hiring Costs

Costs should be kept as low as possible. That is especially the case during the initial launch days. The business owner has to tackle as many daily tasks as possible and needs to remain focused on hiring only the staff that is actually needed. Owner flexibility is highly beneficial for every single business out there.

Seriously consider working with freelancers. This is something that few people consider but it is one option that can drastically reduce costs. However, never sacrifice quality as this is the worst thing that you could do.

Carefully Choose The Team

Self-funding is never successful in the event that the team that will do work is bad. Expanding the full-time team is all about extra care. What you need to understand is the employee turnover is really expensive. Try to not lose time with bad hires. You want to have a team that is made out of people that do think differently and that can add to the value of the work done. Also, do consider working with an advisory board.

Create Scalable And Repeatable Processes

Bootstrappers have to always analyze spending decisions since there is no possibility to buy things that are not needed for the business. Investing in the wrong things can be a really bad idea. Focusing on what works particularly well is what is necessary and the smart business owners will always continually built on that so that the company can scale.

Proper Planning Is Vital

You want to always focus on planning and you want to plan as much as you can. There are almost always some unforeseen costs that will appear with the startup. Entrepreneurs have to save cash and that is necessary way before the launch happens. In order to succeed, you want to be sure that everything is planned properly. On the whole, bootstrapping and self-funding in general is tricky. It basically requires a lot of planning and smart investments. The more time you spend on planning the steps that you will take and you will prepare for unforeseen costs, it is a certainty that the work done will be better!

By Boris Dzhingarov

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