Manage Your Money - Budget
Lose the Baggage - Steer Clear of Debt
If you already took out a loan to start a business, start working to get that loan zeroed out ASAP. Strive to run your business debt free; there are many businesses out there today that do it and use it as part of their marketing strategy. Customers like a business that isn't under the stress of debt, it shows reliability and discipline. Here's a great blog by EMyth that lays out the pros and cons of going debt-free as a business.
Plan for the Off-Season
Planning for the off-season is crucial to not only sustaining your business, but also to growing it. What's not immediately apparent to most new business owners is that the "off-season" is the best time for expansion. It's when you have time to renovate your storefront, upgrade a computer system or invest in an honest marketing strategy.