Finance

  • If you’re in retail, there’s money to be made online and it’s important your new business finds its place in the online market. Survey your regular customers Many retail businesses are now offering online shopping features. Their keys to success involve measuring the market first to make sure their time, money and effort bring about Read More
  • Getting paid correctly and on time by customers can be a constant frustration for business owners. Communicating your terms is the best way of making sure you aren’t out of pocket – or are left chasing debtors. Setting your terms of payment Your terms of payment let customers know when and how you expect to Read More
  • 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. The art of cross-selling Cross-selling is the art of convincing your customers to buy a complementary item Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • 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. An important step is assessing the current Read More
  • 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. An important step is assessing the current Read More
  • 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. Increase margins gradually It’s vital you keep a close eye on Read More
  • Before you go down the path of seeking capital from outside your business, identify any other ways of raising capital. For example, do you have any savings (either in the business or you personally) that you could use? If you have unused assets in the business (machinery that’s not used very often, buildings or excess Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • So you have a great business idea and are convinced you can make it work, but you don’t have much capital to get your business off the ground. Juggling existing financial commitments such as a mortgage or bank loans could put a squeeze on your business plans. A growing number of entrepreneurs are using creative Read More
  • Gaining larger profits depends on accomplishing all the little things better – rather than making one huge change. You’ll need to focus on every little detail to reduce your expenses and increase your sales turnover over the coming 90 days. Decreasing your costs For most small businesses, the easiest way to increase profitability is to Read More
  • Successfully exiting a business is a dream for many owners. Follow these ten steps and you’ll be in great shape to make your dream become a reality. Many entrepreneurs desire to build and sell a thriving business. A financially successful exit is certainly achievable, but it requires several years of hard work and planning. Many Read More
  • Sales and profit are two very different things – as a business owner, you can find yourself without the cash to pay bills despite making sales you knew were profitable. You may also be startled to discover that strong cash flows from sales deliver little profit. What exactly is cash flow? A cash flow forecast Read More
  • 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. To effectively Read More
  • 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 Read More
  • How can there be a profit if the year’s ended with no cash? It’s quite common for businesses to end the year with little or no cash, only to be told by their accountant that they made a profit and must now pay tax. The reason for this is that tax is decided on the Read More
  • There are a number of ways to arrive at the price to charge customers. Regardless of which method you use for pricing your product, you’ll need to know what it costs to supply your product to be sure you’re able to operate at a profit. Alternatively, you’ll need to know the cost to your business Read More

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