Cash Flow management is key in a turbulent economy

Author: Nigel Simmons FCCA
May 16, 2022

Do you agree? Most of our other clients do.  In this economy cash is king and managing your cash flow is more important than ever.

If you are concerned about the future of your business, then take some time to reflect on where you are and what could happen in the next few months. It is now vitally important for all businesses to plan ahead for a range of scenarios. Cash flow and business planning in these uncertain times may appear difficult but there are some practical steps you can take to minimise potential disruption to your business.

·        Review your Budgets and set realistic and achievable targets for the remainder of 2022.

·        Get your employees involved in a discussion of likely trading conditions and get their input on reducing costs and maintaining revenues.  

·        Review and flow chart the main processes in your business (e.g.Sales processing, order fulfilment, shipping etc.) and challenge the need for each step.

·        Put extra effort into making sure your relationships with your customers are solid.

·        Review your list of products and services and eliminate those that are unprofitable or not core products/services.

·        Pull everyone together and explain the business strategy and get their buy-in.

 

We specialise in helping our clients manage their cash flow.  We do this by preparing and updating detailed cash flow forecasts, using the latest and most powerful software.  We can also help you negotiate or renegotiate overdraft facilities and find specific funding to help you grow!

Please talk to us about cash flow planning for the next few months, we can help with a template so you can do this yourself or work together to produce estimates for a variety of scenarios.

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