Whether it’s the seasonal ebb of low cash flow, or a more pressing problem that is weighing on your business, money crunches are tough for everyone involved. Your debts may be too high to correct, or your margins too low. Perhaps it’s your current sales volume. More than a need to simply chase invoices and offer incentives to entice prompt payments, these times of negative cash flow are more complicated and more detrimental to the health of your company. And cash flow management is as important as liquidity. (more…)
The best way to evaluate the success of your business is to use key performance indicators, or KPIs. These indicators are core metrics which are used to monitor progress toward financial results and main goals within a company. The values which are used to assess success can help you make key decisions about your own business’s development and growth. (more…)
If you’re a small or medium sized business or freelancer, invoicing can feel tedious, but it is essential in maintaining a positive cash flow. Being paid on time means that you need to be proactive in establishing a system that works with your clients’ needs as well as your own, and certifies you as a professional.
Getting an invoice paid on time feels pretty great. You appreciate your clients’ attention to the due date, because it helps your business to maintain a consistent cash flow. You also know how difficult it can be to track down late payments, as well as the amount of work that can go into that task. Prompt payments are a boon to your profitability as well as your own time. And according to research, a simple ‘please’ when it comes to invoice reminders, and ‘thank you’ when the bill is paid can increase the percentage of paid invoices by more than 5%! (more…)
Increased competition can stall business growth, especially for small and medium sized businesses. Without strong sales, a company’s future is at stake. Growing your business is not easy; the dedication and perseverance needed can be overwhelming. But understanding how to manage growth and profitability is key to ensuring longevity. (more…)