Doing Business in Texas — Increasing Your Bottom Line

dollar signFinding ways to increase your bottom line starts with taking a hard look at your overhead expenses. Even a business in a saturated market can grow if you find new ways to reduce the costs of doing business. The same premise holds true when predicting how long it will take your start up to turn a profit.

Review your goals

Most businesses pay certain fixed expenses every month for rent, insurance and capital equipment payments. Other expenses vary in proportion to business volume, such as inventory expense, banking fees and utilities. Adding monthly fixed expenses and average variable expenses gives business owners a break-even point. Monthly sales goals should always exceed the break-even point.

Consider your options

Payroll expense is often the first line item business owners consider when looking for ways to shave overhead, but it may not be the most effective way to save money. If your employees are using their time effectively to generate revenue, look elsewhere to save money, such as shopping for better credit card processing rates and lower insurance premiums.

Of course, another way to increase the bottom line is to increase your gross revenue. It may be time to refresh your marketing plan and consider ways to reach more potential customers without increasing expenses.

For more information about starting a business, or for help with other matters related to managing your business, contact the attorneys at Peterson Law Group. We provide assistance and answer questions for clients throughout Brazos County and the surrounding areas. Call 979-703-7014 to make an appointment, or visit us online.

About Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson is an attorney and the owner and founder of Peterson Law Group, a Texas law firm with offices in Bryan/College Station and Kingwood. He mainly practices in the areas of Estate Planning and Business Planning. Chris is also a Certified Estate Planner. Besides his law practice, Chris is a serial entrepreneur and community volunteer. He is known for his cutting edge law practice that utilizes technology to deliver efficient, excellent work.