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The fourth cause of poor cashflow – Your debt or capital structure

Mark Greer. TECHNOLOGY

Often a reduction in interest charges as well as significant cashflow improvements can be achieved with a regular review of existing debt. A good place to start is to list all bank loans, mortgages, finance company loans, hire purchases, credit card debts, and any other debts (don’t include amounts owed to suppliers in this list). […]

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The sixth cause of poor cashflow – Overheads are too high

Mark Greer. BUSINESS PLANNING

This isn’t typically a place where you will find a lot of wastage. Our experience is that business owners are very careful about managing their expenses, and the smaller the business is, the truer that statement is. Having said that, as a business grows, so do the layers of hierarchy. Management control can deteriorate, and […]

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The fifth cause of poor cashflow – Gross profit margins are too low

Mark Greer. BUSINESS PLANNING, LIFESTYLE

Your gross profit margin is what is left from your total sales after variable costs are deducted. For example, if you are a retailer and your sales in a given period are $1,000,000 and the cost of the goods you sell in that period is $650,000, then your gross profit margin is $350,000, or 35%. […]

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The third cause of poor cashflow – Your stock turn

Mark Greer. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, BUSINESS PLANNING

Carrying stock for too long means full shelves but an empty bank account. Similarly, if you’re a service provider and are taking forever to bill for your services, then you’re carrying too much stock in the form of work in progress. Consider that work in progress as a form of virtual stock. You can calculate […]

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BUSINESS PLANNING

The sixth cause of poor cashflow – Overheads are too high

Mark Greer. BUSINESS PLANNING

This isn’t typically a place where you will find a lot of wastage. Our experience is that business owners are very careful about managing their expenses, and the smaller the business is, the truer that statement is. Having said that, as a business grows, so do the layers of hierarchy. Management control can deteriorate, and […]

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