Small businesses and startups (mostly service-oriented) ask me for how much should we raise or take loan after basic investments? Here’s a simple math that works fine:
Base money: Get expenditure for the next 6 months covers (this is min. Better is 12 months)
Wastage: Get additional 20% for wasting charges (all company waste money in additional stuffs not needed) Lo an installments: Make sure you don’t have installments from day one. Else include them too.
What to do in these 6 months?
Do enormous tests: assign 10 customer/sales to each test depending on your product or service. each test shouldn’t go beyond 2-3 weeks. take a note of everything you learnt from these tests.
Prepare a plan: now take a list of approaches you are going to follow from your observation of your test.
Define target market: Keep only 1-2 in mind and washout everything else.
What to do in next 6 months?
focus, focus: Scale up on that target market and on that approach, while experimenting narrowly on side.
Do scaleup investments: hire, productivity tools etc.
If needed take another funding for 6-12 months: Make sure you are doing good in that.
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