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Defund: Making Your Startup Cheaper

When starting a new business, one of the biggest things on a lot of people’s minds will be the funding which they need to collect for it. With loads of little purchases to make, getting a venture off the ground can be an expensive process, and most won’t be able to afford everything which they need in the beginning. Of course, though, getting funding is an incredibly challenging thing to achieve, leaving loads of companies without the means to get started. To help with this, this post will be exploring some tips which can make your company far cheaper to get started.

The Business Idea

When you’re approaching something like this, the most important factor you have to consider is the business idea you’re starting with. This feature of your company is incredibly important, and it will dictate how much you have to spend, with some businesses being completely free to run. By simply moving your initial product offerings into the digital realm, you will be able to save a small fortune which you’d otherwise have to spend. Of course, though, this sort of approach won’t work for everyone.

DIY Tools

Having the tools you need to do your work is essential, making it possible to handle the projects you win, while also giving your teams the chance to make their jobs easier. Of course, though, like anything in life, these tools will never come cheap. To take the edge off of this, you can use your building skills to put together tools for yourself. A heavy duty caster or two, a work surface, and some legs can be put together to build a very sturdy desk, for example. You have loads of options when it comes to making things yourself.

Shop Secondhand

There will be some equipment which you simply can’t build for yourself, though, and this will mean having to look down other routes to make it cheaper. Second hand electronics like computers and televisions are far more affordable to buy than when they are new. If you go to the right place, this sort of product can be found in great condition, and will last your company for years to come if they are maintained properly.

Go Freelance

Finally, as the last area to consider, it’s time to think about your employees. Hiring people to work for you is an extremely expensive process, from the recruitment to the salary you have to pay them. To make this easier to handle, loads of small businesses have started using freelance workers to handle their projects, all without directly hiring anyone at all. When you’re using a team like this, you have the power to drop and pick up new people whenever you choose.

With all of this in mind, you should be feeling ready to take on the challenge of making your startup cheaper. A lot of people find it hard to get past this stage, looking for funding for many years until they give up. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, as long as you’re willing to work to make a difference.

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

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