Cash flow management

While your long-term goal may be to build sales and profitability, in the short-term it's vital to ensure you have enough cash to keep trading.

Cash flow management - overview

If your business runs out of cash to keep trading you could be in big trouble, even if your sales pipeline looks good. Read our overview.

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How to take payments

Getting paid is crucial for any small business. Whether you invoice, take payments online or in person, make it easy for customers to pay you.

Controlling credit - checklist
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Controlling credit - checklist

To avoid the risk of late payment - or no payment at all - it's essential to vet the people you offer credit to, and make your terms clear.

Collecting debts - checklist
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Collecting debts - checklist

Almost every business will experience late payment at some point. This practical checklist will help you recover the money you are owed.

Controlling stock - checklist
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Controlling stock - checklist

Poor stock control can seriously impact your cash flow, lead to inefficiency in supplying customers, increased storage costs and wastage. Here's how to control your stock levels.

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Essential guide to credit control

Credit control helps you optimise your cash flow and avoid late payment or non-payment. Read our guide to setting up a credit control system.