Seven great ways of investing as a small business owner

Here, we look at seven of the best investing tips that small business owners should know:

Having money work for you is every small business owner’s dream. To have a healthy small business, there are a number of investments which prove to be worth every penny in the long run.

In the early stages, survival is the key focus and a gradual growth in sales and new customers coming in indicates the business is on the right track.

Let us look at seven of the best investing tips that small business owners should know:

Have a plan

Ensure that investments are aligned with your business goals, debt load, financing ability and business plan.

Make the interests of your business the first priority; therefore do not gamble off a part of your business so as to multiply assets.

In case the investment turns sour, you will end up losing both the investment and your business.

Penny stocks

It is a great place to start as a new investor. Penny stocks are companies which trade with a share price that is low, usually sold for less than £3, and it is a highly volatile investment.

The low share price allows the investor to have a lot of shares for a very small amount of capital to be invested.

It is not worth a lot making it an ideal place to start out as you move to other different investments.

Evade from leverage

Having leverage works two ways, it can work for you or against you. As a small business owner, buying investments on the margin can result to huge losses if there is a drop in the holding value.

If this happens and the deal turns sour, the broker will issue a margin call that requires the investor to make up for the scarcity by putting up extra cash.

Diversify investments

This ensures that you give yourself a good chance of making profit with other investment alternatives when any one of your stocks devalues. This move also helps to reduce overall risk.

Take control of taxes and fees

You have to put into consideration the taxes and fees that come along with trading and selling within a market.

You have to find a way to minimise these costs right from the beginning and determine whether it is even worth the risk.

Consider mutual funds

Mutual funds offer a great balance between the risks and returns. When starting out the lower risk is considered the better option.

Large funds consists of hundreds of stocks put in one place and the fund manager ensures the growth rate of the fund keeps on increasing.

Stocks keep growing slowly, helping a starting investor to learn the market trends and prepare for even bigger ventures. The risk of losing money here is quite low, making it an ideal investment alternative.

Take your time

What every investor needs to bear in mind is that investing is not a make money quick project but it should be long term.

Emotions should not get in the way when the market is not good. You should not pull out because once the bear market is out, the returns that returns afterward are usually higher.

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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