Businesses in their initial years often need external funds in order to maintain their operations and invest in future growth.
Developing a new Service (SaaS) product isn’t as easy as it sounds. It involves a lot of time, efforts and definitely costs which as a founder, you are liable to endure.
The hurdle rate is the minimal amount of rate of return an investor needed from his investment in a project. It also called as “minimum acceptable rate of return” (MAAR).
Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced budget 2018 on 1st February 2018. This budget brings some disappointment for investors also for some other sectors as custom duty hiked.
Arun Jaitley said that he proposed this budget keeping in mind the growth of Indian economy.
Here are some highlights of “Budget 2018”
Every year new start-up’s join the business industry with creative ideas and with a hope to establish themselves as business giants but some fail in achieving this goal.
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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