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How to get your startup investor-ready to get your startup investor-readyNothing gives an entrepreneur impetus to work harder than when he sees his business grow. But truth be told, starting and running a successful business is no mean task. It is a tough row to hoe. For starters, few small business owners have a load of cash stashed somewhere to keep the business afloat. 2021/09/28 10:00:00 PM
Has COVID-19 trigged a reinvention of SME financing? COVID-19 trigged a reinvention of SME financing?While financing solutions for small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) have typically been geared towards providing growth capital for business expansion, the COVID-19 crisis has elicited a rapid shift of focus to the provision of relief finance – which requires a very different approach. In a sense, COVID-19 has therefore driven financiers to radically reinvent their approach to SME funding.2020/08/26 10:00:00 PM
Nine critical habits of good cash flow management critical habits of good cash flow managementIf cash is to your business what oxygen is to the body - you die very quickly if it runs out - it also needs to be said that most businesses work in environments where air can indeed run out at any moment. 2018/02/27 10:00:00 PM
Debt is good for your business as long as it is well managed is good for your business as long as it is well managedThe word “debt” often has negative connotations as something to be avoided. This is because it can be perceived to spell out financial trouble, but Siphethe Dumeko, chief financial officer of Business Partners Limited, believes that debt is more often than not, a vital, nourishing resource that allows a business to grow.2017/07/30 10:00:00 PM
Ten tips for managing the lifeblood of your business tips for managing the lifeblood of your businessNothing is as important to the financial health of a growing small business as the constant, predictable flow of cash, because if the cash dries up, the business will die.2017/07/30 10:00:00 PM
Assessing your company's financial position your company's financial positionIf you're not so clued up about the accounting and financial side of your business, you may not realise how an in-depth financial analysis can benefit your company. Learn how to get the most out of your financial information.2017/02/13 10:00:00 PM
How good is your credit rating? good is your credit rating?No matter what kind of business you have, there will probably come a time when you have to apply for a loan or overdraft to expand your business, buy equipment or finance some other aspect of your operations. This is when have a good credit history becomes very important. 2017/02/13 10:00:00 PM
Six ways to improve your business budgeting ways to improve your business budgetingAt the best of times, budgeting is one of the most important habits that separates thriving business owners from the mass of plodders and stragglers. When times are tough, the ability to budget becomes a matter of survival.2016/03/28 10:00:00 PM
Six essential tips for sound business budgeting essential tips for sound business budgetingA business without a working budget is like a car without a fuel gauge – it will drive for a while, but will run out of fuel when the driver least expects it. How can business owners put their budget, that most basic of business tools, to best use? Anton Roelofse, regional general manager of Business Partners Limited (BUSINESS/PARTNERS), has six essential tips for sound business budgeting.2015/03/19 10:00:00 PM
Cutting the costs under pressure the costs under pressureWhat is the sequence of events when a business starts to buckle under financial pressure? Though the details can differ depending on the situation and who the entrepreneur is, there are certain stages that businesses could experience when they face the crunch.2014/10/26 10:00:00 PM
How much profit did you make? much profit did you make?Often many small, and even medium sized businesses are run by people who come from a technical background. They have what we call "technical know- how", but they may not necessarily have the knowledge or the dedicated time to manage some other disciplines, such as human resources, marketing or financial management.2014/09/26 10:00:00 PM
The science and art of valuing a business science and art of valuing a businessThe question : What is the value of this business? is one of those best answered by another question: Who wants to know?2014/06/20 10:00:00 PM
No business is too small for a proper budget business is too small for a proper budgetMany business owners mistakenly think their operation is too small for a formal budgeting process. The budget (of sorts) that many business owners keep inside their heads is often more like a basic recipe, and is usually inadequate to deal with the constant change that every business is subject to.2014/02/20 10:00:00 PM