As a business in operation, there are a lot of things to be attended to ensure that things are being done and money is being made. The idea might be simple, but entrepreneurs find that the acting out of those ideas becomes increasingly complicated as the business grows. In business, the number one concern is that the company is equitable and that the cash flow statement reflects positive numbers.

Sometimes it takes businesses a little while to enter into a profitable state of production, but as a business in the beginning stages, it’s crucial to get a handle on these type of matters as soon as possible. If you’re looking for ways to make your company more equitable in 2017, here are 3 ways you can do that:

Reign in Production Costs

The dirt is in the details, and as a business, if you don’t pay attention to the details that make your business stand out or operate at optimal capacity, you’ll lose control over operations pretty fast. If you want to make more money in 2017 through your business, look into ways you can reign in production costs. Your goal is to spend as little money as possible while maintaining a certain standard and selling the product at a cost that will make you money. Look into different ways you can package and ship your product that is going to save time and money and watch as your profit margins start to increase.

Manage Inventory

Businesses that run on inventory are tricky businesses because you have to put out a massive amount of cash to acquire enough product to meet a wide variety of demand. An example is a retail clothing company. If you want to sell product, you have to have a lot of money in inventory to fill out the variety of sizes and products you might sell.

If you’re good at managing inventory, you can make a good profit, but if you’re not, you could end up in the hole pretty quickly. If you want to increase your equity, or more specifically, your return on equity in 2017, manage your inventory well, or cut out the middleman altogether.

Limit Number of Investors

If you want to see high equity from your company, you’re going to want to avoid divvying out the money to investors. You may need money to get your business off the ground, but investors will take a percentage of your company and the profits in return for their investment.

If you want to see maximum income, keep as much of the company for yourself as possible, or if you’re going to give up a large share of the company’s equity, make sure it’s a deal with an investor who will give you more perks for the deal. It’s better to have half a watermelon over a whole grape, so keep that in mind.

By Eddy

Eddy is the editorial columnist in Business Fundas, and oversees partner relationships. He posts articles of partners on various topics related to strategy, marketing, supply chain, technology management, social media, e-business, finance, economics and operations management. The articles posted are copyrighted under a Creative Commons unported license 4.0. To contact him, please direct your emails to [email protected].