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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.

Should You Lease or Buy Assets?

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.

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.

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.

How to Scale Your Business for Growth

Growing a business is one of the most fundamental goals for all small business owners. Successful businesses are those that are always looking for opportunities to grow and making the most of them.

Changing Your Business Model

Your current business model is the way your business earns money. A change in your business model can bring substantially more income – sometimes for less work and lower overhead costs.
Technologies and markets change at an ever-increasing rate, opening new growth opportunities that may just require a shift in your thinking.

Key Drivers to Boost Profitability & Cash Flow

It’s important to identify and monitor the key drivers of your small business to boost profitability and cash flow.
Boost profitability by recognizing your key drivers
Identifying the key drivers of your business is critical to boosting profitability. A key ‘driver’ is something that has a major impact on the performance of your specific business.

Handy Tips for Improving Your Cash Flow

Cash flow – the lifeblood of any business. The aim of any business owner is to have more cash coming in than is going out. You’re in business to make money, and one of the most effective ways of doing this is to examine your cash flow and look for ways to improve it.

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.

What to Do if Your Business is Operating at a Loss

Operating at a loss simply means you’re spending more money than you’re making. And while it’s not uncommon, especially for new businesses, it’s still not an ideal situation and one that shouldn’t be allowed to continue in the long term. Otherwise, eventually you’ll run out of cash reserves and be out of business.
So the first thing you need to identify is why you’re operating at a loss. If it’s because you’re still in the start-up phase, then you don’t need to worry too much as long as you’ve got enough cash to meet your costs. But if the losses are due to a decline in sales, then it’s time to review your business and, if necessary, get professional help.

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?

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.

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