When running a small business, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and lose sight of the big picture. But if you’re not careful, those little mistakes can add to big problems. Build a Wealth System shares some common financial mistakes small business owners make — plus ways you can avoid them.
Another common mistake small businesses make is inefficient invoicing. This can take several forms, but some of the most common include not sending invoices out promptly, not following up on past-due invoices, and not using automated invoicing software.
One of the most important things you can do for your small business is to create a budget and stick to it. But surprisingly, many small businesses don’t have a budget — or if they do, they don’t stick to it. Zoho explains that, without a budget in place, it’s impossible to know where your money is going or where you could be saving.
Another mistake small business owners often must correct is commingling their personal and business finances. This can create problems, including difficulties tracking expenses at tax time and issues if your business is ever audited.
If you’re selling products, then inventory management is key to ensuring that you always have enough products on hand to meet customer demand, but not so much that you’re tying up too much capital in inventory costs. Unfortunately, many small businesses need a better handle on their inventory levels, leading to stockouts and excess inventory costs.
Failing to negotiate with vendors as a small business can have serious consequences. It may lead to overpaying for goods and materials, resulting in higher production costs, and limiting potential partnerships with more competitive vendors. Negotiating also often means better terms, such as more favourable payment schedules and bulk discounts that help manage cash flow without taking on debt. When negotiating as a business owner, aim to be alert, unyielding, and unhurried.
One of the most common — and costly — mistakes small businesses to make is hiring the wrong people. Whether hiring someone who’s not a good fit for the job or simply failing to perform adequate background checks, hiring mistakes can lead to many problems down the road, including high turnover rates, decreased productivity, and legal headaches.
Another mistake that far too many small businesses make is failing to carry adequate insurance coverage. Whether they’re trying to save money on premiums or simply don’t understand their risks, not having enough insurance coverage can lead to serious financial difficulties if your business is sued or faces an unexpected loss.
In today’s fast-paced world, it’s more important than ever for businesses to stay up-to-date on changes in their industry. But far too many small businesses fail to do this, instead continuing to operate as they always have without adjusting to changing market conditions or customer needs and wants. As a result, these businesses often find themselves at a competitive disadvantage when new competitors enter the market with fresh ideas.
Another mistake many small businesses make is failing to invest enough in marketing. Essential to any successful business, yet some companies either skimp on their marketing efforts or fail to invest in them. This often leads to a stagnation in growth or even a decline in sales as customers become aware of competing products and services.
Small businesses often need some level of debt to grow. However, taking on too much debt can be detrimental, especially if your revenues cannot support interest payments. This can quickly lead to falling into serious financial issues, including bankruptcy.
Small businesses play a vital role in our economy, but they need help to avoid financial pitfalls. By being mindful of common money mistakes, such as failing to negotiate with vendors and budgeting poorly, entrepreneurs give their businesses the best chance at long-term success. Even if you have made some of these mistakes, it’s not too late to fix them and set your business up on the right track for success.
I have known Charles Vincent Kauwasha for many long years now since we first met in Accident and Emergency department of Hutt Hospital Lower Hutt New Zealand, where he was an emergency nurse. I had a problem with my heart and very quickly learnt to trust him with my life! we got talking about our businesses and exchanged contact details. Charles has been a loyal friend and business contact here and on whatsapp etc ever since that time, even after he moved from New Zealand to Australia. Charles is a very honest, loyal and trustworthy person, both in business and as a friend. I highly recommend Charles as a safe person to know and do business with.
Charles has provided me with many – free but easy to use marketing tools. If you are new to affiliate marketing – Charles is the best person to go to
With his humble beginnings overseas, Charles would be a perfect mentor for someone feeling trapped with not much to look forward to in future. Listen to his story and be amazed and inspired… starting with nothing to where he is! He will teach you about the power of perseverance. Well done Charles
A unique and profound CEO I have seen in our times, I have seen the calibre in Charles. Charles has a performing influence drive from his desires to do work in an extraordinary way. Charles is adeliver, you will not regret working on projects with him
I Studied with Vincent Kaluwasha during this programme. A highly skilled and knowledgeable individual. Passionate about Occupational Health and would suitably work in the is capacity anywhere in the world”.
JACOB JOSEPH SAKALA-NURSE CONSULTANT
Charles is a man with a great deal of integrity and takes pride in his work
I’ve known Charles for many years and every encounter has been a happy one….he has a wonderful attitude towards life. He is a man of integrity
C J Investiment helped me to secure my first investment with couple of weeks. I will recommend their services to anyone looking for best investment in any city or country
I have seen how Charles has evolved from nothing to setting up a real estate portfolio with determination -Jessica McDade He is a man of integrity and passion who leaves a stone unturned!
All the developers of D5 Creation have come from the disadvantaged part or group of the society. All have established themselves after a long and hard struggle in their life
Thanks to you Charles, we can be there when the worst happens to give people the emergency medical care they need – and rapid transport to hospital. Your support means that CareFlight can fly at a few minutes’ notice, to some of the most inhospitable places in this country. It means patients like Simon can be reached quickly with hospital-level emergency care at the scene – and in cases like Simon’s every minute counts.
On behalf of everyone at CareFlight, thank you for your generosity – and have a wonderful holiday season. Thank you so much
Dear CVK, Awesome, a huge thank you for your prompt response!!! I feel blessed to know you.I love your inspiring video and I have learnt a lot from your nicely arranged presentation. I can’t remember the question I paused to you myself but it feels like whatever it was I asked you has been effectively dealt with in your powerful video. By the way, I strongly feel you can make a good mentor of mine considering the massive education and experience you have acquired through the years. Let me know if you can do this for me because I firmly believe there is a purpose why God brings certain people into our lives which is to help us achieve our fullest potential and arrive at our God-given destiny. Remain blessed forevermore in Jesus mighty name, Amena!!! By the way, many thanks for your quick encouraging feedback and for the free book offer on how to attract people to my biz.Will study the book ASAP and I should be able to implement what I will learn and will see where that will take me. I am looking forward to a rewarding interaction between the two of us. Once again, thank you for your non-wavering support and encouragement you have rendered to me over the years. I thought you had given up on me and forgotten about me since I appeared to be wasting your time. I am still interested in salvaging my life and do something new and big because I am tired and sick of living a mediocre kind of life. Please help me if you can by God’s grace. Have a blessed day my Brotherman
Charles, right now, a lot of people in this country are saying, “Thank you.”Thank you for being there when they needed help most. Thank you for taking charge when their world was turning upside down. Thank you for giving them confidence, when they were afraid and needed life-saving help. As a CareFlight Support Crew Member, you are making such a difference for so many people. Your regular donations help save lives and keep families together. Patients like Thomas, who told us, “You made it possible for me to survive.”And Agnes, who said, “I’m very grateful a service like CareFlight exists.”Below are some more messages of thanks: Thanks from the patients you help. As we head into another year, we know there will be even more people who will call on our services. So, I’d like to add my heartfelt thanks to those of our patients, for your steadfast support. Together we are ensuring CareFlight is always there for people when they call for our help. Whether it’s intubating a patient at the scene of an accident, or ensuring a newborn is safe on a flight from a remote area to a major hospital for treatment, our patients cannot speak highly enough of the care they receive. Charles, that care is part of a chain that starts with people like you. These expressions of gratitude, from all over the country and from all walks of life, show you how much your support is valued – and how much it is needed, more than ever. We can’t do what we do without you.
If this year has taught us anything so far, it’s that none of us ever truly know what is around the corner.
That’s why I can’t thank you enough for your support that ensures we can continue to provide life-saving aeromedical care to Australians most in need.
Our CareFlight crews are in a unique position to understand what Australians have been going through. Every day, we care for people who have found their world shaken by a sudden accident or illness – coping with circumstances almost none expected to face when they woke up that morning.
People like Simon Bowman don’t like to rely on others for help. But one day, as he lay trapped inside his car after a terrible road accident, with suspected injuries to his spine and shoulder and a possible head trauma, Simon needed life-saving help desperately. CareFlight was there in a matter of minutes.
CareFlight’s rapid response helicopter service is so vital in situations like this. Our crew can be airborne in minutes and by the side of our patient, delivering hospital-level emergency care as fast as possible.
Simon doesn’t remember much about his accident, but he does recall the voices of the CareFlight crew as they worked urgently to treat his injuries. Simon told us: “I knew there was someone looking after me and that I was in good hands.”
Our mission is to deliver people the very best care. We’ve spearheaded international aeromedical innovations such as our stretcher bridge system and become the first civilian service to carry blood plasma to the scene of an accident.
The care, the state-of-the-art equipment, those voices which reassure patients that they are in the hands of skilled professionals they can trust – it’s all thanks to people like you.
Simon has recovered and recently visited our base to meet some of the crew. He has never forgotten the help he received from CareFlight, so meeting them again was an emotional experience.
Seeing the helicopter that transported him to hospital, he was amazed at its size. He confessed he’d never been that keen on helicopters, “but I was very keen that one was there that day.”
Your support for CareFlight is helping to save so many lives, like Simon’s.
Thank you so much.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CEO!! peacemaker, Shepherd, wise, intelligent, focused, hardworking, caring, loving, forgiving, Husband, Granddad and most importantly best Father Charles V. Kaluwasha. We’ve been truly blessed to have you as our mentor and protector. We thank God for keeping you alive and healthy. Today we celebrate your 60th, a blessed milestone! Next, we count down to your 100th BIRTHDAY. WE LOVE YOU and pray we have you as our father in the next life- @Kendy Kaluwasha
Charles is a very intelligent individual and is very knowledgeable in regards to the Australian Real Estate market. We continue to work a long side each other and we will be for a very long time. He is a much needed asset to my business and growth of my business in the future.
Charles, is very knowledgeable about real estate and great person to connect with. He teaches what he has done himself.
My great sponsor, you inspired me a lot, you are really God sent, to make life better for me, I will not hide it from you, that I really have a little bit of financial contains, because all what I was saving for my travel I left 60%of the money to take care of my two children, to buy a bag of rice and different foods stuff. so here in Monrovia I don’t want to sit idle I just want to start some clothing business, so I am pleading what everything you help me with for the sake of God Almighty, God will surely triple it in return. Thanks sir and God bless you the great man one day you will be the richest man in Zambia, God bless you. I pray that the money will grow more than ten billion dollars. Amen sir, thank you sir, one day you will be a leader in Zambia, by the Grace of God, that my vision for you sir.
Thank you sir hope your work and business expand. Greatness is your portion on a daily basis. You inspire many to pursue their dream, so good to see you pave the way.
You are just not any other resource mwanta, but a creative, proactive and as sharp as a double-edged sword. I love the way you have put together connected opportunities available in our programme and the turning of light by the blind buddy. This is awesome, This is incredible!! https://www.entredevec.com/
Hello. How was the day?
Mine was fine, and I was reading the testimonies people are presenting about you.
You are great, and I want to learn from you.
I am really impressed with your work, experience and expertise. Continue helping us.
The book Launch speech
On 25 November, my co-authors and I had to present our speeches.
One week later, this is what people had to say…
Mwebantu…who has @Charles Kaluwasha speech at the book launch 😄
It was POWERFUL-Cranston
I tell you, that was captivating I don’t think people remembered to press record.
For the book am reading ba @Charles Kaluwasha story and while reading am imagining it being told just like the speech 😀. -Cranston
I hope someone captured it; maybe check the zoom recording as well.
He was on fire 🔥 🔥🔥🔥🔥
It was fun to listen to. –Cranston
Personally, I can confess…after technical difficulties and having to personally meet and speak to the VIPs I invited…it was VERY refreshing to sit in the audience and just take in what you had to say. It was so good 😄-Cranston
Yeah, he was on fire…I thought he was going to make a book launch altar call 😄. There was so much energy, and time was not our best ally; otherwise, we were going to spend a night there.- Paster Kennedy Phiri
The story is also good, so authentic and inspiring. If I was not yet abroad, that is the story I would like to read.
The speech made me want to read it first, despite being the last reading 📖.-Theresa D’Amaden
Hi Charles, I hope this message finds you well. I have been inspired by your achievements as the Founder & CEO of CJI, a Real Estate Investor & Developer, as well as your status as a #1 Amazon Bestselling author. Your entrepreneurial skills and dedication to delivering exceptional results for over 10 years are truly commendable. As a mortgage broker, I understand the importance of having a strong network of professionals to support and empower success. I wanted to reach out and offer my assistance as well as explore potential collaboration opportunities with you. Whether you need assistance with home loan refinancing, business loans, or any other financial solutions, our team is here to help. We specialize in tailoring our services to meet the unique needs of busy professionals like yourself. With our expertise, we can provide the support you need to fuel your real estate ventures and continue your entrepreneurial journey. Additionally, I wanted to highlight our referral program. We believe in the power of collaboration and building strong relationships within the industry. If you come across any individuals or clients who could benefit from our services, we would be more than happy to assist them. Likewise, we would be glad to refer clients to you whenever there is an opportunity to leverage your exceptional entrepreneurial skills, coaching, and mentorship. I would love to have a quick chat with you to discuss how we can collaborate and support each other’s success. Looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you, Charles, and empower each other’s entrepreneurial journeys. Jay Menon www.jjmfinancespecialists.com.au