If you’re someone who does a significant amount of research on what it takes to make a business run successfully, then you’ve probably come across the statistic that states that approximately 50 percent of all new businesses close their doors within five years. So, if you happen to have a company that has not only been open for quite some time, but has also turned over a profit in the process, you might already have some ideas of how you want to spend your money. And, there’s a chance that reinvesting your profits may not be on the top of the list.

We’re hoping that after you read this article, though, that you might reconsider. Indeed, there are a myriad of reasons why reinvesting your business profits can be a really wise thing to do. We have enclosed five of those reasons below:

You can pay off any debts that you might have. There aren’t a lot of business that don’t have some amount of debt whether it’s due to the loan that they took out to start the company, some renovations that they made to their office space or equipment and office supplies that they purchased. When you use some of your profits to pay off these debts, it becomes just one less expense that you have to worry about later.

You can save money. Oftentimes, you tend to read articles about how important it is to save money when it comes to your household, but it’s just as vital to do for your business. Having money stored up in a savings account will not only help in the case of an emergency (like if an unexpected expense occurs), but it’s also a good idea to have some money saved around tax time; just in case you end up owing the IRS more than you initially planned (and that happens often when you’re running your own company).

You can put money into marketing. We’ve all heard the question regarding if a tree falls and no one was around to hear it, did it make a sound? This line of questioning can also apply to a lot of companies because no matter how great your product or services may be, if people are not aware that you exist, it really doesn’t matter very much. Therefore, having a monthly budget for advertising is always a smart business move.

You can continue to educate yourself. One of the best ways to be a top competitor in the marketplace is to stay knowledgeable about your particular line of work. One of the smartest ways to do that is to pay to get the kind of training that you (and your co-workers) need. That can include attending local and regional seminars and conferences, taking some software classes and even offering tuition reimbursement to those who want to get their degree. All of these things can help to create a more progressive working atmosphere and the more productive your office is, the more money you can ultimately make.

You can make investments. There are a lot of business owners who make financial investments into other companies. That’s because there are plenty of stocks to buy and pieces of commercial property that you can own; however, you need money in order to purchase them. If your plan is to put your investment earnings back into your company, which is just one more brilliant way to reinvest your business profits. Plus, it’s a method that could actually pay off big time.

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