Business Money Milestones by FAIRWINDS

1. Save for an emergency.

Having at least 30 days’ worth of operating expenses to continue operations in the event of a business shock is critical to avoiding high-interest credit cards and loans.

Determine how much to save first.

We recommend all businesses have at least 30 days’ worth of operating expenses in reserves for unexpected and costly expenses.

What are my operating expenses?

To build your cash reserves, list and track all of your current monthly expenses. These expenses include, but are not limited to: rent, storage, administration costs, supplies, and utilities. Make sure to include any seasonal expenses, depending on the type of business you own.

Open a separate Business Savings Account.

A different account allows you to keep your emergency fund out of sight and out of mind.

A business savings account is an easy way to keep your 30 days’ worth of emergency operating expenses separate from your other reserves and cash accounts.

Open a FAIRWINDS Business Savings Account with convenient online and mobile access.

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Use a Business Debit Card for purchases.

It’s important to keep your business purchases separate from your personal purchases to ensure your budget stays as accurate as possible.

Using your FAIRWINDS Business Visa® Debit Card can help you stay on track with your business budget, you’ll also avoid incurring costly credit card interest.

You can also connect your card to your mobile wallet using the Business Banking Suite, including setting up automatic recurring payments.

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