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How To Get Rid Of Your Cash Flow Worries

Posted by Kathy Martin on 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00

Good cash flow is critical to the success of any business. Yet for many business owners, it's a constant struggle and the bane of their lives. Read the full post

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Are You Making These 7 Mistakes When Dealing With Your Bank?

Posted by Kathy Martin on 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00

Many business owners underestimate the pivotal role played by their bank. Sometimes it's deliberately ignored.  But often it's an inadvertent mistake. Unfortunately, the importance of banking relationships is often learnt the hard way. There are seven mistakes many business owners make when dealing with their bank.Read the full post

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Renegotiating With Your Bank Can Lead To Huge Benefits: Here's How

Posted by Kathy Martin on 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00

When you put new finance in place, it's usually a big relief. But often these financial arrangements are never revisited. You keep making the repayments and think no more of it. Yet it's important to check that these arrangements match what's available now.Read the full post

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How To Get A Better Deal With Your Bank

Posted by Kathy Martin on 19 Oct 2017 00:00:00

Are you hoping your bank is giving you the best deal it can but you're not sure? You might worry if you rock the boat they might ask for more information than you want to give them. Or you can’t afford the time to find out.Read the full post

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Are We Ready For The Money Squeeze?

Posted on 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00

In the NZ Business Magazine, October 2017 issue, Ashley Balls writes a short and to-the-point article.   He states "the era of 'free money' is almost over, and it may be quite painful for the SME sector and the general public".Read the full post

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Get More Money in the Bank

Posted by Kathy Martin on 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00

Increasing the amount of money in your bank account doesn't always have to be hard work.  Any number of the following strategies and tactics can be implemented within a month. Some of them will take a short time to implement, others can be done overnight at little or no cost to your business.Read the full post

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7 Ways To Get Your Invoices Paid Faster

Posted by Kathy Martin on 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00

If your business is like most, you don’t get paid upfront in cash. Relying on issuing invoices to your customers means it’s vital to speed up the time it takes to get paid. This is a key issue in managing your cash flow. Read the full post

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How To Make Sure You Get Paid On Time

Posted by Kathy Martin on 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00

Wouldn't it be great if your customers paid the entire price up front - before you started the job?  Read the full post

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How A “Poacher Turned Gamekeeper” Can Solve One of Your Biggest Headaches

Posted by Kathy Martin on 20 May 2016 00:00:00

Colourful raconteur and impressive orator, keen hunter and former professional deer culler - Trevor de Cleene - once coined the phrase “Poacher turned Gamekeeper”.  This stemmed from his appointment within the Lange Government as "hatchet-man" on taxation after a high-profile career as a criminal lawyer.Read the full post

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Cashflow: From Juggling Act To Peace Of Mind

Posted by Kathy Martin on 05 Jun 2015 00:00:00

Talk to any business owner and they’ll tell you that managing cash flow can be a real juggling act. It’s one of the most common problems that cause business owners to lose sleep. If you can gain control of your business’s cash flow you’ll go a long way towards reducing...Read the full post

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