Save A Sinking Business This Year

Two of the focuses of my blog are Financial Literacy/Money and Business/Entrepreneurship. A key to running any business is understanding how to ‘course correct’ and make the necessary adjustments in your operations when necessary. The following contributed post is thus entitled; Save A Sinking Business This Year.

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If you are either working for or own a business who is struggling to make ends meet, it can feel as if all hope is lost and the idea of saving a business like this can seem out of the realms of possibility. However it is not impossible to save a sinking ship even when on board, and today we are going to have a look at how you can do it.


The first thing you will want to think about doing if your business is failing is to sell things you no longer need and let go of staff to save as much money as you can. It might mean you have to downgrade the office and work from your own house for a while, but the money you can save here will be used later on to help you get back on track and dominate your industry once more.

Increase cash flow

Cash flow is of course always going to be the be all and end all of business, and you might think if you are struggling to sell your products that increasing cash flow will be a mammoth task. However, from a simple point of view, if you can sell product you will make money, and you can use and other methods to increase cash flow by reducing the prices of your products or offering bulk buy discounts for people. It will never be totally ideal but it is better to have cash flow than nothing at all.

Save on office rental

Office rental is likely one of the biggest costs you are incurring each month to keep your business alive, but this isn’t always a necessary cost and it can be doing you more harm than good in the long term. Think about moving to a smaller office space or taking up some spare desks in a new office and this can make a big difference to your profits each month and mat just be your saving grace. You can find co-working spaces in mot big cities and have a look here for more info:


It is sad to admit, but a lot of the time the biggest costs you will see in your business are the employees who work for you every day. The idea of having to let employees go is never nice however it is something which sometimes is necessary for the security of your business venture. You can think about hiring outsourcing companies to come and do things like marketing and finance and this will be much cheaper than paying someone a full time wage.

Save on everything

Need paper? Get recycled paper. Looking for a desk? Find one on eBay! There are so many ways you can save on every day items when you come to run a business and taking the time to research and locate the best deals might be just what you need to bring the business back from the brink of failure.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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