At some point, most new businesses will come across rough patches in their business operations. One of the ways you can help your business survive is by re-negotiating terms with your vendors, suppliers, and/or distributors. In particularly your payment terms. Ask them for payment discounts or extended payment terms. Part of being a business owner is the ability to wear many hats, including the hat of a Negotiator. This is a skill that will be very beneficial for the success of your new business.