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4 problems with cashflow

✦ Cashflow is the lifeblood of your business.

1. Not enough red blood cells

Red blood cells are the cash coming into the business from profitable sales.

A sale isn’t completed until payment has been made.

Can you improve your margins? If you discount your prices, what effect is that having on your margins? How much more do you have to sell to get the same profit?

Can you collect the money owing to you sooner? Are you invoicing promptly? Are your terms of trade clear? Are there other products or services you can add? “Do you want fries with that?”

2. Haemorrhaging

Am I paying the people I owe money to earlier than I need to? Am I paying cash for equipment that I should be financing over its expected period of use? Have I got the structure of my business right?

3. Arteriosclerosis

Where are the blockages? Are the people who owe me money paying too slowly? If so, why?

4. Too many white cells

If I’m selling products then I need inventory. But am I overstocked? I worked with one business which had purchased at least 4 years’ worth of stock because the purchasing officer had been told the wholesalers were going to increase their prices.

These are just some of the areas businesses can look at to improve their cash flow.

How to start?

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As always the advice in this article is general and you should seek advice from a professional advisor on your circumstances.

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Join a networking organisation. The Micro Business Forum in Port Macquarie is made up of small businesses that encourage and support members.

John Clarke, Success Tax Professionals and President of the Micro Business Forum Port Macquarie

The Micro Business Forum in Port Macquarie is a friendly not for profit association made up of small and micro businesses and provides networking and training at its meetings. Very often in small businesses we’re working by ourselves. We learn and share in a friendly, fun environment.

At the AGM in August I was elected President. For me the Micro Business Forum is important because it provides small businesses with practical advice and information we can use in our businesses straightaway.

Contact John Clarke, Success Tax Professionals

a/ 5/124 Horton Street, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444, Australia

t/ 0481 039 851


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