Category Archives: Small Business Finance

Is it just the weather we should be forecasting?

If you mention forecasting in mixed company you can see a small shudder run around the room. Many business owners don’t know how much money is in their bank account on a day to day basis and look at their … Continue reading

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Price effectively

¬†Pricing is a big problem for most businesses. In simple terms if you charge too much you may struggle to get customers. Charge too little and you won’t make enough money. But pricing can reveal more about your company than … Continue reading

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Master your Business Finances

If you are interested in mastering your business finances perhaps you would like to download the interview I did with Alan Philpott of Glastonbury FM.

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Are you an April fool?

        Over the years I have met business owners who offer a great product or service but are really struggling with their cash control. One of the reasons is exemplified by a conversation I had the other … Continue reading

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Know your finances inside out!

        As business owners we need our businesses to make money. In my opinion an established business which does not pay its owner(s) a decent wage is really a hobby. So given that we need our businesses … Continue reading

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What should I charge?

Pricing is an area many businesses struggle with. It is part science, part art and part psychology. Confident pricing is as much about how we feel about our business and our product/service, as it is about rules and processes. Many … Continue reading

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How do you know if you are doing well or not?

Many business owners, especially if they are a sole trader, struggle to know whether they are doing well or not. The reasons for this are as follows: Firstly, many business owners do not have a plan for their business. This … Continue reading

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To delegate or not to delegate – that is the question!

I was talking to a businesswoman recently – she is successful in her field but is starting to get bogged down in the day to day running of her business. In particular, administration and bookkeeping are starting to grind and … Continue reading

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Scammers R Us!

More and more scammers are out there trying to get something for nothing, and the sad fact is that it is often the elderly who fall for their tricks. This has come to home to me in the last couple … Continue reading

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Is big beautiful?

It may seem strange advice to beware of winning big contracts. After all most small businesses dream of catching that biggee which will set them up for the future. However, many a great small business has failed because they won … Continue reading

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