When I started a company where customers would be able to hire a boat and a guide to take them fishing out on the water, I thought it would be easy enough to make money. I soon realized that it was a bit harder than I had expected just because all of the operating costs were so high. I had to take care of the boats and pay the guides. With limited business at the beginning, I thought for sure we’d go under.
While I was trying to market the company and make it a success, I looked at my different expenses to find out what I could do to make everything more affordable. I eventually decided to buy bulk motor oil instead of small amounts since I could get it cheaper in large quantities. This helped me to keep costs lower while I turned my business around.