Category Archive: Cashflow

How to get the most from your networking 121s and coffee chats.

The phrase “would you like a coffee?” is often heard at networking meetings and business shows. Whilst hot beverages are almost certainly involved, having the opportunity to chat with someone on a one to one (121) basis can be extremely valuable. This time together, away from the office and other distractions, can lead to profitable […]

What does a Business Performance Data Analysis do?

In a nutshell, business performance data analysis is getting your hands dirty digging into the data generated by your company and making sense of the numbers. Knowing your numbers, and not being scared by figures, can dramatically change and improve the way you operate your business on a day to day basis. There’s no shortage […]

Do you get scared by figures?

When I chat with business owners, one of the key topics that keeps recurring is how to manage the figures in behind the scenes to the best effect. As a business owner one of the crucial parts of running your business is the accounting. Without accurate, up-to-date, accounts how can you really know how well […]

New Workshop – Why do you talk to me like that?

In February, I’m excited to be running a Communications and Cashflow workshop at the Warrington Golf Club with James Perryman from MomentUs. James is known as the Communication King and I’ll be there as the Cashflow Queen, wearing my crown! Together we are helping business owners and staff members learn how to deal with common […]

What do you need to check when thinking about your contract?

There are six elements to every legal contract and I cannot recommend enough that you get your contract professionally written and reviewed regularly. There are so many times consumers and businesses get caught out by badly written contracts. Yes, it costs money to create a solid contract, but I am sure it will cost a […]

When should I raise my invoice? Why does it matter?

A question I sometimes get asked by my clients is “when is the best time to raise an invoice” and it can vary from client to client, depending on the type of business and the terms in their contract. Ideally, an invoice should be raised as soon as your customer wants your product or service […]

How long does an average company take to pay an invoice?

Even though you could send the same invoice for the same product or service to two different companies you’ll probably find one of the companies pays you quicker than the other. You might find one company pays up front and extracting money from the other company is like squeezing water from a stone. Overall there […]

What you can do instead of offering a free trial

What do you do when you’ve got a new customer and they want to try your product or service before paying? Do you offer them free samples or a free trial? You might want to let them try your product or service for a 7 day trial, or a 30 day trial and make sure […]

What is a Written Word Agreement?

A written word agreement is exactly what it sounds like, it’s writing down things you have agreed verbally between yourself and your client. There’s the saying, “the pen is mightier than the sword” and this is especially true in business where things that have been agreed and written down will stand up if ever there […]