The simple way to run your small business

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All businesses face challenges, but none as much as start-up companies. Their challenges depend on the size an

d functionality of the company. With a minimal amount staff, small business owners can find themselves having to manage  more than just one aspect of their business. They will have their hand in selling, delivering, financing, managing and growing the business, all while trying to keep the company afloat. Small business owners know that the long hours, sweat and tears are all worthwhile if they want to run a lucrative business. And, there are a few simple processes to implement to assist them in succeeding with their business ventures.

 

Have an outline of the finances

Often times, once the outline of the finances are complete and handed over to potential investors, it’s stored away in the filing cabinet never to be opened again. Don’t let the financial plan gather dust. Always go back and see where improvements can be made. Whenever you devise a plan to add a new product or service to your small business, consider the following:

  • How will the product or service generate income?
  • How much profit is expected?
  • What are the cost involved in producing the product or service?

 

Keep track of your credit  

 

One way of keeping track of your stock is by installing inventory management software. Inventory should be frequently rotated to do away with slow sellers and replacing them with new items. Stock control is an important aspect of any business but very often, small business owners fail to manage their day-to-day cash collection and customer credit control tasks. Fortunately, there are apps available to help manage cash flow and credit. These apps allow for business owners to take-on new customers, monitor existing ones, seek invoice payments or securely run cash collection.

 

Hire a financial professional

 

Trust in a professional accountant to take care of your financial affairs. Not only will they be in control of your profitable income, but they can also identify areas of your business that are not running efficiently. You don’t necessarily need to hire a full-time employee, but someone who will  keep an eye on the books for you. Your accountant will be able to maximise your profits and handle your cash flow.