As a business owner, you are probably working on pretty thin margins.

And there are some things you can do that may fatten them up. (You may be tempted to divert personal money into your business. Don’t. At best, commingling funds complicates bookkeeping. At worst, it may violate contractual agreements with backers.)

There are other common-sense strategies for managing your company’s money. Put a tax plan together; you don’t want to be surprised when the government says it’s time to ante up. Set aside a rainy-day fund of three to six months of expenses for emergencies. And don’t be afraid to haggle with your vendors.

At the end of the day, though, there are two absolute financial mandatories to keeping your business in the black: Increase revenue and cut expenses.

Driving Additional Income

In the modern business environment, there are ways other than simply increasing in-store sales to bring in more money. A couple of options include:

Crypto Trading. One of the most interesting ways to attempt to bring additional funding in for your business could be through investing in cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, which could allow you to potentially boost the income of your business through crypto trading.

Crypto is a tricky business, though, and highly volatile. But, as in all investments, if prices fall off, you don’t take a loss unless you sell, so the old adage applies: Buy for a penny, sell for a dime. Crypto investing requires specialized tools to allow you to compare important information like ETH current prices with other cryptocurrencies in order to make fiscally profitable trades.

eCommerce. Alternatively, suppose you wanted to boost the income of your business by offering digital products via eCommerce. Music store owners might consider offering relevant ebooks, how-to videos, digital art. This strategy is growing in popularity among entrepreneurs who want to monetize their skills and expertise and reach a wider market.

Keeping Expenses Under Control

Of course, there are two sides to the equation of profit, and as effective as it can be to boost your revenue, you are never going to fully realize the potential of your business until you work to drive down the expenses you are incurring as well.

There are, as you might expect, plenty of ways in which you can do this—and in all likelihood, the most effective options will rely on the specific circumstances of your business.

So, if you want to get an idea of where you can—and should—be cutting down on expenses for your business, then you should start by compiling a comprehensive list of costs that your company is currently paying for.

Then, you can consider each expense on the list, the impact they have on your business, and whether you could afford to cut them out from your company. In doing so, you should be able to reliably identify any superfluous expenses and remove them from your business, allowing you to further optimize your profits.