Keeping track of your inventory, the time it takes to sell and the profit made on each product is essential if you want to manage your business effectively. What counts as inventory? Inventory is anything you buy to on-sell, including fully-completed items to sell in your store, products that you install in people’s homes or […]
Your profit and loss statement (P&L) helps you understand your business performance and profitability over time. It’s sometimes called an Income statement and its main purpose is to list income and expenditure. Whereas a balance sheet is a snapshot in time, the P&L shows transactions over a specific period of time. This can be a
Holding too much stock regardless of what industry you are in, can have its pitfalls. In busy times it can be beneficial to buy more stock than you require if you know you will be using it or can sell it later. You may even have that buying power when you purchase more or have
If you’re a business owner you have most likely sent your employees off on training courses, workshops, or seminars. You see it as a necessary investment so they can upskill, step up, and further themselves in order to further the business. But how many of you – as business owners – take the time and
Improvements can always be made at the margin. Small tweaks to your processes or systems can make a massive difference to the end result. It’s the same with your business margin – a 1% increase in your gross margin on $500,000 of sales is an extra $5,000 on your bottom line. The best part about
Turning a profit is at the heart of running any successful company. But should profits be the only financial focus if you’re looking to create a stable, long-term business? Cashflow is the beating heart of your business. Without an even and predictable flow of cash into the company, you can’t cover your overheads, you can’t
Are you ready for what 2021 may bring? It is fair to say that out of all the challenges and disruptions that were thrown upon us in 2020, there were many accomplishments that we achieved which should be remembered and brought into this new year. A lot of businesses were able to pivot while others
5 Questions to kickstart your 2021 planning. We hope you all have a break planned that involves being away from work this year. Sometimes the best of plans are created when you are not in your workplace, as you can get a fresh perspective of things and look at your business from the outside in.
We usually like to send out our 12 Days of (Business) Christmas at around this time each year. The 12 tips below are still relevant and are timely reminders of things employers and business owners need to plan for – especially taking time out for yourself!
Get in Control of Cashflow It’s a well-worn phrase, but cashflow really is the lifeblood of your business. When your cash inflows are greater than your cash outflows, that puts you in a positive cashflow position – giving you the liquid cash needed to trade, improve and grow as a business. But if costs start