When you’re just getting your business off the ground, you may start brainstorming things you can do to quickly reach your goals. This can sometimes mean that you spend more than you need to. This excess spending may be the reason that your business is not growing as much as you’d like.

Sure, everyone wants to start making money as quickly as possible- but sometimes, spending money on things you don’t need to before you start making money could be the reason you’re not growing.

9 things that it would be best to put to the side until your business starts making money:

  • Hiring too many full-time employees.
  • Hiring underqualified workers.
  • Renting office space
  • Implementing cheap, ineffective, short-term solutions to long-term issues.
  • Offering “over the top” perks for your employees
  • Booking business travel at the last minute instead of planning a head
  • Outsourcing leadership roles
  • Reimbursement of costly business expenses
  • Throwing high-cost celebrations  


As a business owner, it’s important that you understand that improving your business and ensuring it operates smoothly does involve spending money. However, it is not possible to make up for spending too much when you’re just starting out.

Before you start spending a lot of money on your business, you need to work on building your income first. Then, you can start spending money to improve the business. If you will wait on these 9 things until your business starts making money, it will be more than worth it in the end. This way, you can decide if these are really worthy expenses or if you should just leave them alone entirely.

If you want to learn more about spending money on your business, contact Artis Commercial Capital. We’ll be happy to help you learn what is necessary and what can wait.