Bootstrapping and budgeting are the name of the game when it comes to startups. As a result, the success of a new business venture depends in large part on the owner’s ability to scale as well as knowing when & where to crack down and stop overspending. When it comes to growth and performance, scalability affects the speed at which your startup can successfully add employees, products, facilities, supplies, etc. More often than not, startups scale too soon (not unlike peaking in high school). Here are a few of the most common ways in which new businesses tend to overspend and a little savvy about how to avoid getting in the red.