3 Financial Things You Need to Know Before You Start A Business

I know, you're SO excited to jump on a new idea and just start your business already. You just want to hit GO. I know, because I've been there so many times. 

But wait. 

Be smart. Be elegant. 

Figure out your basic financials before you begin so you don't entangle yourself in a bad decision or become too broke to keep pushing forward. 

Take an hour of your life to get a snapshot view of your current and projected financial reality. Know the base from which you launch.

Yes, it can be dry. It's not as exciting as sketching big ideas and planning the steps to starting a side gig, but it is essential.