Managing Cashflow

The Managing Cashflow archive. Articles and guides on how small businesses can manage effectively cashflow. Learn why it is important, how to improve it and get expert advice on tax, accounts and software to help you with the necessary calculating and forecasting jobs.


Ten ways to manage your cashflow

Cashflow is the lifeblood of any business.


Freelancers continue to struggle with bad debt

UK freelancers are owed an average of £5431.03 in late payments, with 36 per cent borrowing from a payday loan firm to cover a shortfall.


Businesses fall foul of forgotten, as well as late, payments

Nearly half of all debts owed to businesses are as a result of forgotten or late payments, rather than more expected reasons such as customers not having the means to pay, research finds.


Unpaid invoices hitting small businesses hard 

Typical UK micro-businesses write off an average of £1,804 in unpaid invoices per year, research finds.


Top tips to maintain a healthy cash flow

Picture the scene. Your customers can’t get enough of your products or services, you want to embrace growth and take on more projects. ‘Cash is king’ and is the lifeline of all businesses.


Majority of small businesses owed money from late payments

More than half (53 per cent) of Britain's small companies are owed money from late payments, with estimates totalling as much as £255 billion outstanding.


Corporate FX: What you need to know when sending money overseas and hedging

Small businesses often lose out when it comes to transferring money overseas. Here's how to level the playing field.


Five spooky creatures who do not pay on time (and how to deal with them)

Emily Coltman highlights the five most common characters lurking in your books and explains how to work with them when it comes to getting your outstanding invoices paid.


Four things that could help your small business get paid quicker

In the wake of government plans for a small business commissioner to help companies tackle the issue of late payment, Emily Coltman gives some tips on getting the money in on time.


Small business employees show little tolerance for payroll errors 

More than a third (35 per cent) of employees say they would look for a new job if their employer paid them incorrectly just once, research finds.


Prompt payment still a problem for customers of small businesses

UK micro-businesses are owed over £16.9 billion by their customers, research finds.


Customers are paying suppliers three weeks later than they were last year

Suppliers are bankrolling their customers for an average of 103 days from the point they issue an invoice before they threaten legal action, figures show.

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