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How to Recession Proof Your New Business

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A weakened economy provides many advantages for the ambitious entrepreneur ready to start a new business. This is mostly a consequence of turmoil among existing businesses when a recession hits. The entrenched competitors are deep in debt and can’t react quickly enough to reduce costs.

Your new business venture is immune to recession when you start in an economy that demands the mentality of maintaining low costs. This places you in the right position to benefit from economic upturns.

Waiting until the economy improves only give competitors a chance to adapt with reduced costs. Moreover, visionary entrepreneurs will emerge ahead of you because they took the leap. Here are some of the ways that smart new business operators maintain low costs.

Many entrepreneurs start their companies while keeping their jobs. They have steady income to pay living expenses and can afford to reinvest their business income into expansion. This permits them to try new marketing ideas and gradually expand their reach to new customers.

Another way to reduce costs is to avoid renting office space. You can operate for many years as a home-based business. Wait until absolutely necessary before renting a business location. You can accomplish a great deal of commercial growth using a home office and a computer.

Use independent contractors for services required of your new business. You don’t need to hire employees until you have permanent duties that are well defined. Don’t spend a lot on money on advertising when you start your business. Establish innovative ways to reach your market. Use networking and social media avenues.

There are always opportunities to recession proof a business even as the economy improves. That means making permanent some of the cost cutting techniques you developed as a new business. For example, have systems in place to regularly evaluate vendor relationships. Lower cost alternatives with comparable quality can arise.