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Are my projects profitable?
Cash flow forecasting tool for project accounting Cash flow forecasting is crucial for every business, but project-based businesses may feel particular pain when trying to keep track of all the moving parts. We’ve created a brand new feature to help you better manage your money and plan for the future. What is project accounting? Project […]
Top Tips For Business Goal Setting In 2022
Are you setting New Year’s resolutions? No, we’re not talking about hitting the gym or eating less takeaway food. We mean setting business goals and objectives. Coming into the new year, it’s the perfect time to set some goals – both realistic and aspirational – for your business to work towards. Why set business goals? […]
Setting (And Sticking To!) Your New Year Business Resolutions
Most people make new year’s resolutions. Whether it’s to take up running, try to eat more healthy foods, or make more time to read. But have you ever thought about setting new year’s resolutions for your business? What type of resolutions might you make for your business? Whether you want to increase your client base […]
What Is A Start-Up Accelerator?
If you’re a start-up looking to scale up, you might consider entering a start-up accelerator. But what are they, why might you use one – and how do you find one? We answer all of your questions in this guide to start-up accelerators. What is a start-up accelerator? A start-up accelerator is a short-term growth […]
Hybrid Working: How To Make It Work For Your Business
The working landscape has changed unrecognisably over the last 18 months or so. Whilst most offices were once full of staff working 9-5, nowadays many of us are still working from home whilst others are venturing back into the office on a part-time basis. As a CEO, you might be faced with a dilemma: How […]
How To Forecast Revenue
As a business owner, it’s important to forecast your revenue so you can guide the company in the right direction, based on solid decision-making. But how can you work out how much money your business will make? What’s the difference between revenue and income? And what’s the best way to work business revenue into your […]
How To Use QuickBooks Online
If you run a small business, you’ve likely heard of QuickBooks Online, the smart accounting software that helps you keep on top of everything from taxes to payroll. But if you’re new to QuickBooks (or perhaps you’ve switched from QuickBooks desktop version), you might be wondering just how to use it. Don’t worry – we’ve […]
Why Do Small Businesses Use Float?
For over 10 years, thousands of small businesses have been using Float to help them make their biggest business decisions. But why do they use it? And what exactly do they use it for? This video shows you why small businesses use Float and how it could benefit your business too. What is Float? Float […]
What Is Burn Rate?
As a new business owner, you know how delicately things must be balanced to ensure that you have enough cash in the company whilst you’re seeking new investment opportunities, growing your customer base and generally getting things off the ground. You may have some venture capital for your start-up and are worried about running out […]
Understanding Your Cash Runway
To help your business grow, it’s essential you understand your cash runway. But what is? And why is it so important? Read on to find out…
Establishing A New Cash Culture
We all know that the sign of your business doing well is a healthy cash flow. But what’s the trick to keeping the business bank balance looking good? The answer: a cash-focused culture. What is a cash-focused culture? It might sound obvious, but businesses with a cash-focused culture don’t lose sight of the money going […]
Infographic: Scenario Planning Trends
Scenario planning is a business owner’s secret weapon on the path to success. Find out how businesses have been using scenario planning to navigate through the uncertainty of the pandemic and beyond…
7 Crucial Cash Flow Mistakes To Avoid as an Entrepreneur
In this guest article, we welcome Financial Coach Shishir Khadka to the blog to share some insights into cash flow mistakes he’s learnt to avoid from working with entrepreneurs and business owners. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself”. I believe […]
3 Essential Resources Your Business Needs To Thrive Post-Lockdown
As businesses across the UK reopen their doors to the public, business owners will understandably want to be as prepared as possible for success post-lockdown. With multiple priorities to juggle, we’ve made it easy for you to identify three essential business resources to give your business a boost and make the transition a smooth one. […]
How Important Is Cash Flow For A Start-Up Business?
Starting a new business is an exciting time. It’s also an extremely busy time, when you have to make important decisions under pressure – decisions that could impact the future success of your start-up business. Understanding your business’s cash flow is essential to guiding your decision-making. There are three important questions we believe every start-up […]
3 Cash Flow Graphs Every Business Should Use
Using cash flow graphs is a quick and powerful way to really get an accurate picture of the flow of cash in and out of your business. Whether you want to delve into highly granular, detailed information or more of a bird’s eye view of your cash position, cash flow graphs can help you understand […]
How MATAX Accountants Use Scenario Planning To Help Their Clients Find Hope
There are some calls you are never prepared for. This was the case one afternoon when MATAX Founding Partner, Dawn Hatch, received a call to let her know one of her clients had sadly and unexpectedly passed away. The client had been Dawn’s main contact at the company and he was the business owner – […]
When Can I Afford To Take On More Employees?
Are you ready to take on a new employee? Whether it’s your first hire or your 28th, you’ll want to make sure you have enough cash in the business to cover the expense of an extra pair of hands on board. How will you know when the right time to take on a new employee […]
Taking The Fear Out Of Finance – with Claire Grimes of Paper Plane
Claire Grimes wanted to take the fear out of finance and create a service that made good quality financial information accessible and understandable, meaning that business owners could get clarity on their numbers and use cash flow forecasting to anchor their decision-making. In 2015, armed with a MacBook and the burning desire to help small […]
Do I Have Surplus Cash?
Is your business in the enviable position of having surplus cash? You’d be surprised how many business owners have no idea whether they have a little extra cash in the bank to play with. If you have more cash in the business than you need for day-to-day operations, then congratulations my friend – you have […]
What Do I Need To Break Even?
Whether you’re in the early days of running a business or your business has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, knowing what you need to do to break even is essential to keep your business afloat. Breaking even means your total costs and total revenues are equal – your business isn’t making a loss, […]
How Do I Calculate How Much Cash Is Coming In?
Getting a strong handle on how much cash is coming into your business is essential to making informed decisions for your business. Right now, it can be hard to predict what money is going to come into your business and when. The current situation is constantly changing and the uncertainty is inevitably causing many business […]
How Do I Keep Track Of My Bills?
Many business owners are concerned about a lack of money coming into their business as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and its knock-on effects. However, keeping track of money leaving your business in the form of bills is also essential to keep your cash flow as healthy as possible at this unpredictable time. So […]
How Much Can I Pay Myself?
Business owners are facing tough decisions in the current climate. Caught between retaining staff and keeping a business viable, there’s also the question of how much you can actually pay yourself. It’s no secret that a CEO that pays themselves before they pay their employees can badly affect morale. And it’s a particularly pertinent point […]
When Will I Have To Dip Into My Business Savings?
As any cash-savvy business owner will tell you, keeping some savings aside for a rainy day is an important part of looking after your business finances. Now it would appear that rainy day is, in fact, upon us. But is it time to dip into those cash reserves? And if not now, when? Understanding when […]
How Can I See Where We’re Overspending?
Overspending can cause serious problems for a small business. Too much cash going out and not enough cash coming in can spell disaster for a business’s cash flow. And, in the current climate, keeping tabs on overspending in your company has become more important than ever. Because no one quite knows what’s around the corner… […]
How Can I Predict Cash Gaps?
Potential cash gaps can cause business owners serious headaches. Yet it is possible to identify a cash gap before it happens – and to use this information to take action to avoid any major disasters. While future cash gaps may be hard to predict, planning for a deficit is key to your business’s survival. With […]
How Construction Businesses Can Build Strong Foundations With Cash Flow Forecasting
Recently, we were delighted to be joined by accountant Laura Taylor from Empowered by Cloud and her client Richard Stone of Stone Contracts for our webinar on How To Prepare Your Trade Or Construction Firm For The Coming Months. Laura and Richard were incredibly insightful and generous in sharing their collective wisdom on how construction […]
Can A Business Grant Or Loan Keep You Afloat?
Seeking a business grant or loan to stay afloat has become a top priority for SMEs across the globe in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. With many business’s cash flow forecasts indicating worrying cash gaps ahead, business owners are exploring their options to inject a much-needed cash boost into their companies in the form […]
12 Ways To Boost Cash Flow
Being a small business owner can be a tricky business, and unless your company is swimming in free cash, you might need to find ways to boost your cash flow. Does it seem like there’s always money going out of your business before there’s money coming in? If that sounds familiar, you’re going to need […]
Why Is Cash Flow Important To A Small Business?
If you’ve got plans for your business, you’re going to need cash to make them happen. Dreaming big and running out of money isn’t a situation a small business wants to find itself in, which is why cash flow is critical to sustaining and growing a business. Time for some hard facts: it’s known that […]
VAT Cut For The Tourism And Hospitality Sectors
On 8th July, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced in a statement to the House of Commons plans to reduce VAT rates for hospitality and tourism businesses. The VAT reduction announcement comes as many businesses have been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, particularly through forced closures and post-lockdown social distancing rules. In a bid to boost […]
The End Of Furlough – What’s Next?
As the furlough scheme winds down, what does that mean for you and your business?
Find out how to keep your business’s cash flow healthy at this uncertain time, read this article.
Understanding Short Term vs Long Term Cash Forecasting
How much thought have you given to short term or long term cash flow forecasting recently? Most business owners know they should have a cash flow projection. But with the pressures of getting a business back up and running as lockdowns ease, prioritising cash flow is easier said than done. However, with Xero recently reporting […]
How Will Making Redundancies Impact Your Cash Flow?
Choosing to make redundancies is an incredibly hard decision for any business. But with the government’s furlough scheme coming to an end and many businesses’ survival at stake, for some it is the tough reality of running a business during the coronavirus pandemic. Understanding your cash flow position can help you make these business-critical decisions […]
Meet The Accountant Who’s Helping The Beauty Industry Manage Cash Flow In A Crisis
If you’d walked into Ria-Jaine Lincoln’s home several years ago, you would have found yourself surrounded by tin cans. Tin cans on every windowsill. Inside the cans were pound coins – these were the kind of tin cans with a hole in the top which you could put money into, but could only take back […]