The Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) was set up in the late 1940s as a vocational training center. The primary function then was to provide a means of employment for people who were displaced because of the partition. Later, the Micro Small and Medium Development (MSMED) Act came into being in 2006…
Most small business owners work hard to keep their businesses running smoothly by cutting corners, reducing unwanted expenses and making smart business move. But in all their hard work, most often they forget and undermine the importance of taking care of their business’s credit rating. Creditworthiness plays a big role when you need to look for financing options through business loans or alternative financing sources such as KredX’s invoice discounting services to support or grow your business. In simple terms, a business’s creditworthiness is a valuation performed by these lenders to determine if they are a good fit to be given money to and won’t default any debt. It usually takes factors such as repayment history and credit score into consideration.
Invoice discounting is a form of short-term borrowing often used to improve a company’s working capital and cash flow position. Invoice discounting allows a business to draw money against its sales invoices before the customer has actually paid, helping in growth & expansion without impacting the books of accounts.
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We wanted to give our readers something informative yet different and thought what better way for that than with a quick recap of the major events from 2016 to early 2017 from across the globe, India and us at KredX. 2016 has been quite a rollercoaster ride for the world and us in India. From terrifying events to groundbreaking changes and new opportunities, it certainly was a mixed bag of emotions. Let’s take a look back at some of the most impactful stories from the last year and early 2017.
Every small business owner would be familiar with the panic associated with customers paying late. It wrecks havoc with your business operations, your planning and regular payments to employees and other operational charges. In fact, it has been found that over 55% of the total value of B2B invoices in India were reported to be paid late according to a 2016 report by Atradius. This causes problems for the business and in turn, the other businesses it works with, thereby causing a negative cascading effect. To counter this, most businesses have in place a process called credit control. In simple words, it is a practice followed by businesses to ensure that customers don’t take too long to pay you by following up through emails or calls.
Most businesses inevitably face a cash crunch or two during their lifespan. To tide over such lean periods, a business can opt for financing options available in the market, the most obvious of which is a business loan or alternative financing solutions such as invoice discounting. How is invoice discounting different from a business loan? What are the advantages of it over a regular business loan? Here’s how!
It’s important to move with the times and evolve; as an individual, an entity or any kind of organisation. If you’re a business, it is imperative that you stay on top of the latest trends in your industry and use it to better your business. As technology continues to evolve rapidly, businesses need to embrace emerging, cutting-edge technologies before it is too late else you will run the risk of becoming an industry laggard.
We scouted the internet for reports from leading sources like the SMB Group, Cerasis, Deloitte, KPMG and many more for the 2017 technology trends for small businesses to bring you a consolidated list of tech trends your business should not miss out on! Are you and your business on top of these technology trends listed here?
Setting up a business and running it successfully is not a simple task. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve won half the battle but you’re stuck in a rut and you’re wondering what’s next. How do you take your business to the next level? Taking it there requires a lot of work and getting through some challenging times while still keeping your business running and profitable. The first step you need to take is to ascertain if your product or service has enough scope for you to consider expansion. Can the demand for your company’s product sustain its growth? If you just answered yes and if you’re prepared to put in the work and dedication your small business requires to up its game, here are some simple steps you can follow to take your business to the next level.
There comes a time in every business when there really isn’t much cash left after paying your bills, employee wages and operational costs. So, how can you ensure that you have a substantial amount left in your account at the end of the month? Cost-cutting! But we’re not talking about cutting corners from an already tight budget or laying off your employees. We’re talking about practical ways like the ones below to save your business a substantial sum of money!