Cash flow

Effective cash flow management is crucial. The business cliché is true: turnover is vanity; profit is sanity; cash is reality. But what does it mean?

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Controlling credit

Every year, thousands of start-up businesses go bust. Many are profitable but are owed money by customers and are eventually forced to cease trading.

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Manage your cash flow

In this video Sharon Coull, head of finance at Sage’s Small Business Division, explains how to manage your cash flow, crucial for any business.

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Business budgeting

Budgeting sets out the financial targets for your business. It helps you anticipate problems and compare what has happened with what you expected.

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How to maximise your cash flow

With cash flow remaining a huge challenge for thousands of businesses, what help is available to ensure SMEs stay in the black and out of the red?

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Q&A: Debt recovery

Solicitor Kiranjit Virk of Tollers LLP answers key questions about recovering debts through the courts, including using the 'small claims track'.

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How to control a budget

Checklist starting with: Make sure the budget you have prepared includes all the key indicators you wish to control, with other useful tips.