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What are Positive and Negative Working Capital? (and why they’re important)

What are Positive and Negative Working Capital? (and why they’re important)

Working capital is a figure that is essential for business growth, it keeps the cash cycle moving and allows you to pay suppliers and invest in the business. But what are positive and negative working capital? and how important are they for your business? We take a closer look in this article.

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Modelling best & worst case scenarios to overcome inaccurate financial forecasts

Modelling best & worst case scenarios to overcome inaccurate financial forecasts

Basing your strategic business plan on a single forecast is fraught with issues in the unpredictable world we live in. You already know it’s going to be inaccurate before the ink is even dry. In order to create an effective plan of action, you need to model a range of realistic scenarios to be prepared for whichever eventuality becomes reality.

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18 Actionable Cash Flow Forecasting Tips for Small Businesses & Startups

18 Actionable Cash Flow Forecasting Tips for Small Businesses & Startups

Financial forecasting is a skill you’ve got to put into practice if you want to improve at it. In this week’s article, we’ve formulated 18 top tips to help you improve and create more accurate, useful and meaningful cash flow forecasts. If you can crack this process, you’ll be more prepared for whatever the future will bring.

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6 cash flow confusions that commonly confuddle business planning

6 cash flow confusions that commonly confuddle business planning

Numbers can be open to interpretation, especially if you’re not used to arcane accounting methodologies.

Maybe you usually leave the numbers to the accountant, but if you’re a decision maker, then at some point you’ve got to figure out what it all means.

So, today, I’m going to explain some of the common ways cash flow can cause confusion and how you can avoid it.

Difference between fixed and current assets

Fixed Assets vs Current Assets: What’s the difference?

Fixed Assets vs Current Assets: What’s the difference?

If you’re new to the balance sheet, understanding each of its components can seem like an overwhelming and complicated ordeal. So, today we’re going to tackle some of the most frequently misunderstood components of the balance sheet, fixed and current assets. First, we’ll break down fixed and current separately and explain their categories, then we’ll draw the differences between the two. 

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