Reducing your lock up days to free up cash

Reducing your lock up days to free up cash

It’s vital for businesses to free up as much cash as possible, particularly in these tough economic times. Your ‘lock up days’ is the number of days it takes to convert your debtors, stock and work in progress into cash. A high number of lock up days means your...
Critical numbers – Your lock up days

Critical numbers – Your lock up days

Your lock up days is the number of days it takes to convert your debtors, stock and work in progress into cash. The higher your lock up days, the more cash is needed in the business (either from you or the bank), and the higher the risk of losing that cash. Worse,...
Collect your debtors faster

Collect your debtors faster

Did you know that you still have to pay tax on your debtors, even if you haven’t yet collected them? This is because you pay tax on your sales figures, whether you’ve collected the cash or not. So, how do you collect your debtors faster? Agree your payment terms at...
Cash is NOT equal to profit

Cash is NOT equal to profit

Have you ever been in a meeting with your accountant, hearing how much profit you’ve made and being congratulated on a lift in performance, but in the back of your mind you’re wondering where the cash is and how you’re going to make payroll tomorrow? Don’t worry,...