You might have just started your trade business or have been in business for a while now, but one of the things that any business owner looks for is profit. Profit is why most people start their own businesses because it comes with early retirement or peace of mind knowing your income is secure.
Making the decision to start your own business is a bold move that involves risk but can also come with greater rewards. As a potential entrepreneur you need to conduct your market research in order to estimate the size of the potential market, competition and potential sales, as these are some of the factors that will determine your business’ success.
It is a plan to:
1. Control your finances
2. Enable you to make confident financial decisions and meet your objectives
3. Ensure you have enough money for your future projects
There is so much to organise to be ready to close up shop over the holidays. Planning and scheduling now can save you a lot of headaches on your return and save you disruptions throughout your break.
Cloud Accounting or online accounting has garnered a significant stake in today’s globalised market. It is very similar to your old accounting software, however your information is no longer stored on your personal computer, instead all data is securely stored and processed on offsite servers known as “the cloud”, enabling you access from any device as long as you are connected to the internet.
How can a business making plenty of sales possibly go bust, you may wonder? The answer is cash. Your cash can be in a surprising number of places other than where it belongs - in your account.
Managing your cash flow is more than simply looking at what goes in and out of your accounts and paying your bills on time. Here, we suggest how to prioritise your cash flow to make the most of what is available to you while moving your business forward.
Knowing this ‘financial lingo’ will assist when analysing your Trade business profit and loss statement.