Friday, 23 February 2018

Information and commentary for the small business banking industry

How small businesses can grow by maximizing cash potential

31 Oct

When it comes to expansion, it’s not always necessary to borrow money. Business owners might be surprised how their own internal resources can be maximized to provide at least some of the cash they’ll need.

An important step is assessing the current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to their business and how well it’s equipped to handle them. Then they can move on to the next stage: finding the money.

Improving cash flow is always the essential first step. Tightening up collection practices, granting less credit to late-payers, offering more instant payment methods and incentivizing early payments are all good ways to improve cash flow. Then there are alawys costs that can be reduced, helping boost cash flow.

Exploring investment options is something that business owners often don’t consider, and it can be a great way to get the money they need. Angel investors and venture capitalists are worth looking into, and depending on the expansion plans, so are crowdfunding options.

It’s important to be realistic and practical when considering growth plans. Will they have enough money to finance the development without impacting their core activities?

Be careful to avoid expansion they can’t afford. Plenty of businesses have tripped up on their growth path by trying to expand too quickly. The below article looks at other ways businesses can move forward with their growth plans.

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