The question of moving forward at a rapid rate is a critical one. Timing and an intelligent analysis of your business performance is key here. Here are the reasons why the element of speed will be critical for your business in the coming year.
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?
Every business no matter how good the product may be, or how much funding they have are bound to have some trouble if their cash flow management is off. A company’s cash flow is dependent on timely invoice payments from their customers. A 2016 survey by Atradius on B2B Payments in APAC showed that Indian businesses face a delay of 65 days on an average to receive payments from the day of invoicing. The business struggles to stay afloat when these payments are delayed. This is one crucial aspect of any business that can spell success or doom for them. Here we outline some of the most common cash flow mistakes small business owners should stay clear of to avoid jeopardising their survival.
If you’re anything like the vast majority of small businesses in the logistics industry, you too would probably find bookkeeping a daunting task. Putting it off could spell disaster as you could lose track of all the details and little expenses. So what should you do? Here are 6 bookkeeping secrets every logistics business needs to know!
While the blockchain technology is still in exploratory stages, there is tremendous potential for it to transform into a mainstay in supply chain finance. It can help enterprises to process payments in real time and can bundle and sell invoices at a discount to manufacturer using a secured ledger mechanism.
Negotiation plays an important role in every walk of life; from street shopping to job offers to business deals! What we’re trying to say is that the importance of this valuable skill can never be downplayed. But far too often, even seasoned negotiators falter and the negotiation backfires. How can you make sure that you walk away with the deal in your kitty? How can you ensure that the terms of the deal are what you had in mind? Read on to find out how to do just that!
All businesses, at some point of time, would require a financial impetus to help with their expansion goals or capital needs. A popular way to finance this is to avail a commercial loan. But how sure are you that your loan application will be sanctioned by the lender? Here are three factors that one must keep in mind before applying for a Business loan.
The invoice due date and its timely payment is crucial for any business to remain afloat. One of the least pleasant experiences for business owners is to chase late payments. As per a report by Atradius on payment practices – Indian economy is doing well with a bright future prospect. A stable political situation, low…