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Business Plan Diagnostic

Grow your business by raising your cash potential

Growth has its risks but a well-designed strategy can deliver stability, security and long-term profits. When it comes to expansion, it’s not always necessary to borrow money. You’d be surprised how your own internal resources can be maximized to provide...

Growing your business – checklist

Once your business is up and running, it’s important not to rest on your laurels. Successful business owners are always looking at ways they can grow their business and maximize their profits. We’ve put together a guide and checklist that...

Five top ways to research your market

It’s easy to come up with a number of business ideas but to make sure your idea is viable and can be run at a profit, you’ll need to do quite a bit of market research. The good news is...

Calculating start-up costs – how much money do you need?

Before you start a business, you need to know exactly how much money you’ll need, and where it’s coming from. You’re out of business fast if you fall short before you’ve started. Why you need to plan ahead If you...

Planning for disaster recovery

Anyone who has been through a major earthquake, flood, fire or other disaster can confirm that a lot more could have been done – and should have been done – to lessen the impact. Forethought is the key to recovery....

How do I choose the best accounting software for my business?

When you’re deciding what you really need to manage the books in your small business, it’s important to focus on your core business needs. So, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before you go ahead and make...

How to accurately forecast sales

Start-ups are at a disadvantage when it comes to their first sales forecast because, clearly, they don’t have any historical data to base it on. But there are still ways to create an accurate sales forecast, and it’s important to...