We were also very cross – Springsteen, McCartney, Twist & Shout, rock’n’roll history in the making right before your eyes, something truly unique and someone pulls the bloody plug!
Cashflow – five ways to manage cashflow and make more money
Cashflow is the lifeblood of all businesses. We continue to live and to trade in uncertain times, which makes cashflow management even more important.
We also face a very difficult banking climate which puts a huge premium on self-reliance, being the master of your own cashflow destiny and not having to look to your bank for funding.
So here are five ways to manage cashflow and make more money.
There’s often no such thing as a full-time Finance Director role
Once your accounting and finance procedures are running on “automatic pilot” there’s no need for an expensive FD. So the trick is to get to the automatic pilot position and only bring in extra experience when you need it.
Cashflow – sit down, have a cup of tea and let’s mend your business
It matters less what happens to sales, so long as profits are increasing and the objective is to earn good gross profits from the best-selling products.
LinkedIn groups can be goldmines of help – if you ask the right questions
All LinkedIn group members get to see the answers which, as well as being potentially useful for them, allows them to form a view as to whether the respondent knows what they’re talking about.
Business processes – get them right and make more money
A common theme in companies we have seen recently is that where their business processes are poor they have less money in the bank and more nasty surprises than they should have.
It doesn’t matter what size your business is, you must get the processes right or you lose value.
Graduate unemployment – a huge opportunity for SMEs
Our guy got six months of invaluable work experience and we got some very useful things taken from the backburner and put on the “done” list.
Mid-year reforecast – now is the time to do it
Recent developments in the UK economy and from the EU suggest that 2012 will be a year of great uncertainty and low growth, but there will still be lots of opportunities – the UK economy is a big place.
Find the real value of your business – think about selling it
The trick is to stand back from your business and ask where the value lies that others can see but which you might not see simply because you are too close.
Sarah Perrott of Cresco Consulting – How did I get here?
Sarah Perrott, MD of Cresco Consulting, shares her thoughts on taking the plunge of starting her own company – and never looking back!