Resources for Increasing Profit

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The Key to Growing Your Business

The Key to Growing Your Business

For a business to thrive and grow, it essentially needs two things: a strategic plan and an ability to continually find new customers and tap into promising markets....

When to Invest in More Equipment

When to Invest in More Equipment

Is it time for your business to invest in some new equipment? And if so, is it a smarter business decision and more cost-effective to hire or buy?
Why you might need new equipment
The right equipment can enhance your processes, productivity, capacity to innovate, and bottom line, but should you buy now or wait till a later date?

10 Steps to Successfully Franchise Your Business

10 Steps to Successfully Franchise Your Business

Franchising can be an excellent way of growing your business rapidly and earning a good return. It can also be a pathway for ultimately exiting your business and leaving it in the capable hands of franchisees.
Here, we’ll outline ten steps to successfully franchise your business with a view to leaving it behind at some point in the future.

The Power of Cash Flow Forecasts

The Power of Cash Flow Forecasts

At some point in its lifetime, every small business suffers from cash flow problems. The trick is to think ahead and figure out when these problems are going to arise, so you don’t have to unexpectedly postpone a purchase or hurriedly seek out additional finance. This is where cash flow forecasts come in.

How to Increase Your Profit Margins

How to Increase Your Profit Margins

Profit margins are fundamental to business success and growth. How you choose to increase your margins so your business can achieve sustainable development is up to you – but taking small steps on a regular basis will help keep your customers on your side.

How to Handle Debt So You Always Get Paid on Time

How to Handle Debt So You Always Get Paid on Time

If your customers owe you money, the faster you’re able to obtain it using effective collection tactics, the better. Ideally, you want to reduce the chance of bad debts and pressure on your business’s cash flow.
It can be easy to neglect managing your debtors when you’re busy growing your business, but smart credit control is important.

How to Develop New Products & Services

Markets are dynamic and constantly evolving so no business can afford to stand still. No matter how excellent your products or services, they have a finite lifespan, so they must be developed or replaced if you’re to continue growing your business.
New products and services are the hallmarks of a go-ahead business.

Should You Lease or Buy Assets?

Finding money for the essential assets you’ll need to run your business efficiently can be a challenge. You’ll need to decide whether leasing or buying is best for your business.

Cost Reduction Tactics for Small Businesses

Cutting costs can be a quick and easy way to improve the profitability of your business. Introducing cost-control measures can bring immediate savings and ensure you remain profitable in the long term.
But it’s important that cost-control measures are carefully managed. Eliminating errant expenses is clearly beneficial, but indiscriminate cost-cutting could lead to a drop in quality, or poor morale if staff fear being made redundant or are not given the tools they need to do their job efficiently.

How to Avoid Three Common Profit Mistakes

What exactly is profit in a business? This article shows you how to avoid three common profit mistakes that can seriously affect the success of your business.

Grow Your Business by Raising Your Cash Potential

Growth has its risks but a well-designed strategy can deliver stability, security and long-term profits.
When it comes to expansion, it’s not always necessary to borrow money. You’d be surprised how your own internal resources can be maximized to provide at least some of the cash you’ll need.

How to Handle Debt So You Always Get Paid on Time

If your customers owe you money, the faster you’re able to obtain it using effective collection tactics, the better. Ideally, you want to reduce the chance of bad debts and pressure on your business’s cash flow.
It can be easy to neglect managing your debtors when you’re busy growing your business, but smart credit control is important.

5 Ways to Increase Your Profit

For many small businesses, the best way to improve profitability is to increase turnover, as there’s no limit to sales but there is a limit to how much you can reduce your costs.
Let’s look at how you can focus on each of the five ways in our profit increase calculator to achieve your goal of improving profits.

How to Reduce Your Tax Bill

Taxes – there’s no avoiding them. But there are ways to reduce the amount you have to pay so that your business is more profitable. All it takes is some preparation, planning, and the advice of a good tax specialist.
So, one of the first things you need to do is talk to your accountant about all the legal strategies available for minimizing your tax bill.

Cross-Selling & Upselling to Increase Your Sales

Both cross-selling and upselling can be useful methods for increasing your business’s sales. But there are also genuine benefits for your customers. They’ll appreciate being offered an item that either complements or adds value to their original purchase.

10 Steps to Successfully Franchise Your Business

Franchising can be an excellent way of growing your business rapidly and earning a good return. It can also be a pathway for ultimately exiting your business and leaving it in the capable hands of franchisees.
Here, we’ll outline ten steps to successfully franchise your business with a view to leaving it behind at some point in the future.

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