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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…Read more
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7 Australian Accountancy Blogs We Love
Australian accounting blogs come in a range of shapes and sizes and cover a huge variety of different topics. From small business advice to detailed updates on legislation changes, there’s something for everyone. Here we round up some of our favourite Aussie accountancy bloggers, who are keeping Australia up to date on all kinds of […]
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 […]
Can I Plan Ahead To Pay My Tax Bill?
Good tax planning is essential to minimise your tax bill and prepare for the impact tax payments will have on your business’s cash flow. Whether you’re getting ready to pay your VAT, GST, sales tax or corporation tax – the best way to keep your business cash flow healthy is by planning ahead. Most business […]
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 […]
Lattice Career Paths, Shifting Economies, And Purposeful Work: How Accountants Can Leverage These Trends
This is the second of two guest blog posts from technology and lifestyle accountant Heather Smith. You can read part one here: The rise of automation, the gig economy, and data: how accountants can leverage these trends. Recently I sat down with Kevin Fitzgerald, Managing Director of Xero (Asia) to talk about some of the […]
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 […]
The Rise Of Automation, The Gig Economy, And Data: How Accountants Can Leverage These Trends
We were delighted when technology and lifestyle accountant Heather Smith agreed to write two special guest blog posts for us on trends in the accounting industry. We hope you enjoy reading this insightful article as much as we did! The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants regularly publishes Professional Insights Reports that aim to answer today’s […]
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 […]
Small Business, Big Questions
We can help you answer the business questions you’ve been asking for years. Find our solutions to the most common business ‘what ifs?’.
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 […]
10 Cloud Apps To Help Your Business Get Through COVID-19
Cloud apps and add-ons are revolutionising business as we know it. With coronavirus lockdowns continually looming, business owners need all the help they can get with streamlining their current services and improving ways to reach new customers. Wherever lockdowns have left your business, whether you’re still preparing to open your doors, starting to un-furlough staff […]
G-Hold’s Alison Grieve Gets To Grips With Her Finances
“When I grow up, I want to be an inventor,” said 7-year-old Alison Grieve into her cassette recorder. Years later, the very same Alison Grieve is once again being recorded – this time on popular TV show, Dragon’s Den. And while Alison’s hand-hold inventions, created to reduce repetitive strain injury (RSI), didn’t quite catch the […]
Expert Advice: Helping Your Agency Thrive In A Pandemic
How has agency life has changed? What are agency owners doing to keep their teams motivated? How can you keep your clients happy? And what you can do to help your agency thrive – despite the global pandemic? There’s something about Float that agency owners just love. We suspect it’s because our founder Colin came […]
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 […]
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Job Retention Scheme
With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme or ‘furlough’ scheme coming to an end in October, the UK Government has announced a plan to prevent mass job losses as businesses emerge to a post-lockdown world amidst the coronavirus pandemic. What is the Job Retention Scheme? Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled plans for a Job Retention Bonus, […]
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 […]
5 Steps To Successful Budgeting And Forecasting
Most business owners know they should be budgeting and forecasting as part of the financial plan for their company. However, short term priorities and the day-to-day pressures of running a business can often distract from this important task. We’re here to help, so read on to learn the five most important steps to successful budgeting […]
Creating A Community With Your Clients – With Accountant Alasdair McGill
Alasdair McGill is more than just an accountant. He’s a man with a family, a successful and forward-thinking business, a dedicated workforce and an unshakable determination to do the right thing. He’s passionate about people and community, and like many of us, is searching for that elusive work-life balance. Or in his words, “workplaces that […]
Product Update: Move Your Budgets From Scenario To Forecast
At Float we’re obsessed with making your life easier. So when some of our customers mentioned a small tweak to budgets that could make a big difference to their cash flow forecasting, we sprang into action. Scenario planning has always been a favourite feature of Float users. It’s great for examining the ‘what-ifs’ around important […]
Growing A Digital Agency With MadeBrave’s Andrew Dobbie
Ever wondered how to start a digital agency? Travelling the world and working with top-class creatives are just two of the reasons Andrew Dobbie loves agency life. From his early days as a freelance designer to founding Glasgow-based creative brand agency MadeBrave, Andrew has shared some brilliant insights with us on how to grow a […]
How Helen Crapper Uses Float For Cash Flow Forecasting Flexibility
Learn how accountant Helen Crapper uses Float to plan ahead for business recovery after COVID-19 and practises cash flow forecasting flexibility in this case study.
Why You Need a Long-term Cash Flow Forecasting Habit
What do puppies and Float have in common? Neither are ‘just for Christmas’. And while Float can’t offer you an adorable waggy tail every time you enter the room (yet…), we can offer peace of mind that your future cash flow is under control. Recently, businesses have been scrambling to get cash flow forecasting in […]
How To Make Operating Cash Flow Decisions On Fact, Not Fear
Your five year plan went up in the air when we went into lockdown; there’s a ‘new normal’ in town and we’re having to embrace it in everything we do. Whether it’s providing food for our families, adjusting to working from home (or keeping ourselves safe if we can’t), and video calls with unexpected Zoom […]
Now You Can Duplicate Existing Cash Flow Scenarios
In this ever-changing world in which we’re living (thanks, Mr McCartney) scenario planning has never been more important. So in response to customer feedback, we’re delighted to let you know you can now use an existing cash flow scenario as the basis for a new scenario at the click of a button. Picture the scene: […]