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    Never start anything, without doing this budget first | Entrepreneur

    Money can go so fast, you might not even realize you have used it all up. Therefore, budget!

    Picture by Stevepb

    I am dead serious!

    When you are going to startup, you will need a startup budget. There are many templates out there but the one I use is these budgettemplates, which I have modified myself. 

    This is a version I used for my first online store. The numbers are fictional but I tried to make them a little realistic. 


    This budget is not only for when you startup a company. This is also, for when you need to start a new project, even in your private life.

    • For example when remodeling your old house or when buying a new one. 
    This ways you will get a good overview of the money going out of the company or your pocket. It is very easy to use, you just have to plot in your numbers, and it will total it all for you.

    If you do add a new line, make sure to add it in the calculation otherwise, you will get a wrong total.


    Importance of budgeting

    It is very important to use a budget. If you don’t you, will probably go over budget and not have any idea of how you used all that money at once.


    It is also a guideline for you, to make sure that you have the money, before you start using them on other things.


    Never ever

    Never use money you don’t have. Unpredictable things happen all the time, like …
    • You didn’t sell enough
    • You had to buy something expensive
    • You bought too much on credit and don’t have money to pay
    • You might have a break-in
    • Or something else unpredictable 



    Bonus tip

    Maybe you have heard many entrepreneurs say that you should always multiply your budget with a number of times. Some say three, others five, some even ten.

    I think this is a very hard thing to specify since it depends on the type, size, etc. of your company and how cost effective you are.


    I think multiplying first year’s budget with five to seven and then later years with two to three gives a good overview.


    Again, it does depend on how many expenses are connected to your type of company.
    After doing a startup budget, you should do an operating budget for the first three years. It will give you a goal and an overview of the company. Read more about it why and how on X2Writers blog.

      
       Sincerely,
       Hafsa Farooq
       Freelance Copywriter
       Digital Marketer


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    P.P.S. Here is the link to my budget templates. Get to it, now!

    No strings attached!

  • English Posts / Entrepreneur / Muslimpreneur

    Backstage part 2: Unhealthy entrepreneur life, reflection | Entrepreneur

    Reflection on unhealthy entrepreneur living.
    Picture by 5688709

    You might wonder, why I wrote those two scenarios.

    If you do not know what I mean, you should read my post:

    On both scenarios

    You might be single or with someone. It makes a difference.

    If you are lucky enough to be with someone who understands you and you are able to talk to, but you are still going down the wrong path, you need to take a step back and figure out, if you keep want to hurt yourself and your loved one.

    If you are single, you need someone in your life to tell you to take that step back; otherwise, you are going on hurting yourself.

    I will be that person, at this moment.
    For both of you.

    Breakdown, stress, heart attack and worse

    There are many examples that living can be stressful.

    Some people, need a job, but cannot get one.
    Some people, struggle all their life with money.
    Some people have deadly diseases.
    Some people, are under so much stress, that they breakdown.
    Some people get mental issues.
    Some people work so hard, that it becomes the end of them.

    We all react differently to different kind of pressure.
    And we all have different issues.

    That is why it is important to know yourself and your body.
    Know your limits.
    And don’t cross them.

    I do not remember the name, but he is a very successful Danish entrepreneur. My guess is he is in his forties.

    He has a pacemaker.
    I do not think that needs a comment. You know why one gets a pacemaker.

    Cherish life

    Life is a fragile thing and it is our job to make sure we make the best of it.

    Enjoy yourself.
    Enjoy the small wins.
    Enjoy your surroundings.
    Enjoy the things to come.

    Do not run so hard for a while, that you collapse right before reaching your goal.

    Lift your foot from the gas pedal and put on the cruise control.

    Taking care of your loved once, starts by taking care of yourself.

       Sincerely,
       Hafsa Farooq
       Freelance copywriter
       Digital Marketing Consultant


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  • English Posts / Islam / Muslimpreneur

    Always think of Him | Islam

    Remembering Allah. Dhikr and a dasbhi.
    GIF by Hafsa Farooq (me)
    It is not a secret that I am a Muslim entrepreneur. So sometimes, my understanding of a situation or reaction is different than you would normal think.

    As an entrepreneur is it hard to always keep the same motivation, even when you are winning.

    For me, it is important to stay humble and stay focused, so this is something that helps me.

    Instead of writing a long post, I decided just to sum it all up in a small poem.

    By ‘Him’ I mean Allah  (The most High), God that is.

    Think of Him

    When in doubt, think of Him.
    When in pain, think of Him.
    When successful, think of Him.
    When in bankruptcy, think of Him.
    When happy, think of Him.
    When sad, think of Him.
    When scared, think of Him.
    When in peace, think of Him.
    When full of life, think of Him.
    When lost, think of Him.
    When in love, think of Him.
    Always, think of Him.

    – Hafsa

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