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Is having a financial contingency plan a smart business move?

One of the significant decisions to be taken when starting a business with risk is taking risks itself. A decision must not affect the business and the stock market to bombard its future without having any recovery as business entities must choose a particular period to go into the business. The business entity must build a sufficient amount of contingency funds within the determined time frame.



Every business includes sufficient amounts of risk while maintaining it, as business owners must have the capability to bear any jeopardy at the market. That doesn’t mean the entrepreneur should make his company vulnerable to enemy targets and accidental acts. The vulnerability assessment should be made, and the backdoor for the same must also be created. The back door for such vulnerability can be availed by using an emergency corpus, otherwise known as a financial contingency fund. This fund is designed to solve critical problems in the industry and use the same to elevate the company’s business progress.

Why it’s considered a smart business move

Having a financial contingency plan is very useful as the business will recover from disasters. The disaster also refers to the stock market crash, in which most organizations will see a great fall. To save a firm from a significant blow, the financial contingency plan is regarded as the best way out. Some ways to prove the importance of contingency plans are:

Creating a Contingency plan based on the business location

Some businesses may have their location in disaster-prone areas as the stock market for that particular business is located over there. As the business entity willingly goes to that place of business, it can be understood that the risk factor is high along with the proportion. To safeguard the business and its future, insurance for covering the natural disaster can be taken by the business entities to bear a sufficient recoverable claim.

Time factor in making the plan

One of the significant decisions to be taken when starting a business with risk is taking risks itself. A decision must not affect the business and the stock market to bombard its future without having any recovery as business entities must choose a particular period to go into the business. The business entity must build a sufficient amount of contingency funds within the determined time frame to be ready for any problems.

Creating contingency funds based on the assets

Small business entities conducting the business within a small set of demands need to have a different set of contingency funds from the others. A small business’s common characteristic is its minimum risk factor, as it has less liability compared to others. But the demerit for every small business is the possession of assets on which they have to rely a lot when having any problem or to get their products on the stock market. Instead of losing their assets to issues, they can go for revenue-generating help, fixing the financial matters.

Using the casualty claims in the tax returns

While generating a contingency fund, the tax advisor also plays a vital role as his cost-cut management subsequently contributes to the contingency fund. Taxes are also being paid for the property, which generates revenue through market positions. There will also be a hit in the property price as the property, in turn, has a diminishing rate in the market due to various factors. The proper taxpayers can use this period to apply for tax casualty claims to safeguard their funds.

Organizing goals according to the contingency plans

Another critical factor in creating a financial contingency plan is the coherence between the business progress and business funds. This is because the business entity should not enter any activities that might harm the business, funds, and assets, including the contingency fund, which is to be used to revive the whole industry.

Creating a risk factor in every possible area

Contingency plans must be taken based on every possible factor which will be present in the prevailing business. On the other hand, the company should create a report on the potential damages and a task budget that will be used to build a pool of funds to manage every factor in the market.

Maintaining the contingency plan through key persons

One of the critical factors in the contingency fund is creating key authorities to safeguard the contingency plan. They should also appoint a pivotal person to look after the generation of financial contingency funds so that the business-related functions can be taken good care of. To perform this, every employee should be a team and not a hierarchy where they are disregarded. This chain of command ensures proper consideration of the company’s monetary funds, and the same can be rotated for addressing the key issues such as monitoring the stock market and creating a proper business plan.

Increasing surplus funds through surplus profits

Sometimes businesses will experience a high level of turnovers where surplus profits will be stagnant, as there will be confusion as to where these excess profits should be applied. One possible and proper place to allocate the extra profits is in the contingency fund. The surplus amount will rise, giving the company an upper hand to go for a more significant project or a bigger platform for its business functions.

Financial Emergencies

The worst enemy for every business is born from financial emergencies. Financial emergencies arise from varied factors of business surroundings where the business entity is on the verge of collapsing. Business entities have to safeguard themselves through being insolvent or to dissolve the company. This might be a painful situation where the companies will have a staggered mindset, and they will look for an escape window to release all the burdens imposed through financial emergencies. There must be a systematic basement to battle the financial tanking without facing any losses.

The motivation behind a business contingency plan is to enable your business to continue typical business tasks after a problematic function. An alternate course of action can likewise assist associations with recuperating from fiascos, oversee hazard, evade negative exposure, and handle representative wounds. By building up a contingency and a business plan, your business can respond quicker to startling functions. The quicker your association can get back going, the less harm your benefits and incomes will take. An ever-increasing number of schools are beginning to encourage students to create their own business plans for understudy business people to have a taste of what it’s like in the business world.


In short, there must be a reasonable approach over the planning of creating a corpus for safeguarding the growth of the company. Many business entities won’t even consider planning to create a separate corpus fund, which will be maintained and supervised by the companies responsible. 


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As a finance expert and educator, Mary Jones has had over a decade’s experience interacting with students and professionals. She is also the co-founder of Top My Grades, a platform that delivers online sessions to accounting students and help with financial reports, accounting projects etc. Beyond work, you can find her baking fresh batch of cookies and reading a rom-com novel!