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Managing your cash flow

Effective cash flow management is vital to ensure that your business has the funding needed to keep trading and make the most of opportunities to grow. A business can survive for a short time without sales or profits, but not without cash.

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Business plan tool

Whether you want to raise funding or to understand the best opportunities for your business, a business plan is essential.

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Being a treasurer

An effective treasurer is a vital part of running a community organisation. But taking on the role is a significant responsibility, with even the smallest organisations facing financial red tape and tax regulations.

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Choose and use accountants and lawyers

Good advisers can make a huge difference to a business. From the start, they can ensure that a new business is set up the right way, with effective financial systems, the right contracts and an understanding of the key legal issues.

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Drawing up a budget - checklist

A helpful checklist on drawing up your business budget, including what to put in it and who to involve in the process.

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Budgeting

Budgeting sets out your financial expectations for the business. While it’s not possible to know exactly what the future holds, budgeting reduces the level of uncertainty and helps you anticipate problems.

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Controlling a budget - checklist

Staying on top of your finances is vital if you want your business to succeed. Read our handy hints on controlling your budget.

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Would your business finances pass the stress test?

A financial stress test considers an organisation’s ability to withstand a crisis. Large international banks have been stress testing their own balance sheets for decades, and more recently, financial regulators around the world have been carrying out their own stress tests to examine the robustness of banks.

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How badly is late payment affecting your business?

Research by accounting software provider Xero suggests that the average UK small firm now spends a tenth of the working day chasing payments and waits an average of 14 days after due date to get paid.

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