Businesses may offer outstanding products, maintain satisfied customers, and experience steady growth, but still face challenges in generating profit. This issue is frequently seen in small businesses but it’s not exclusive to them. Even long-standing, well-established businesses can experience this problem. In this month’s blog, we will explore the common reasons businesses struggle financially and provide practical solutions.

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Lack of Budgeting and Financial Planning

Failing to plan is planning to fail, especially in business finance. Many businesses don’t have a detailed budget or financial plan, leading to overspending or misallocation of resources.

Solution: Keep a close eye on your finances. Implement strict budgeting and use integrated accounting software to track expenses and revenues. Regular financial audits can also help identify and rectify issues before they escalate.

Related: Learn more about when to consider a financial audit for your startup here.

Inadequate Tax Planning and Compliance:

As a business, it is your responsibility to ensure you’re paying the appropriate amount of taxes specified. Any non-compliance with tax laws can lead to hefty fines and penalties. For instance, in Texas, ignorance regarding the filing of tax returns will result in a 5% up to 20% penalty.

Solution: Work with a tax professional who can help in strategic tax planning and ensure compliance. This may involve tax-friendly business structures, tax deductions, and credits that your business can benefit from.

Related: Learn more about the reasons you need to hire a tax expert here.

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Unstructured Financing

Borrowing money or having a line of credit is expected and useful for growing businesses that feel the pressures of tight cash flow. However, what should relieve pressure can become a source of stress if it is not well-structured. High-interest business loans come with high monthly payments, which can tighten cash flow and increase monthly costs.

Solution: Businesses with high monthly payments should seek accountants for professional guidance on how to manage their debts effectively. An expert accountant can assist in creating a customized strategy for managing debt, pinpoint ways to save costs and guarantee the financial stability of your business.

MARIELA RUIZ, CPA, PLLC: Your Partner In Managing Your Business Finances

At MARIELA RUIZ, CPA, PLLC, we help businesses just like you thrive by providing comprehensive financial solutions. Our approach combines personalized financial planning, innovative financing strategies, and cutting-edge technology to empower your business’s growth journey. Visit our website at or give us a call at (956) 997-0067 to learn more about how we can transform your financial challenges into growth opportunities.