Managing Cashflow

The Managing Cashflow archive. Articles and guides on how small businesses can manage effectively cashflow. Learn why it is important, how to improve it and get expert advice on tax, accounts and software to help you with the necessary calculating and forecasting jobs.


Small firms £7.5bn poorer due to low savings rates

Figures from Allica Bank found that small firms are £7.5bn worse off, partly because they're offered lower savings rates than large firms.

Taking payments as a small business

Five tips to get started taking card payments

Andy Macauley, chief operating officer of Handepay, gives some concise pointers to taking card payments

Alternative finance

The benefits of invoice finance

Digital technology and open banking are evolving invoice financing, explains Hector Macandrew. Digital entrants are disrupting the market, driving down costs


Small firms forced to use savings to survive

Investec research shows that SMEs are running down their savings to keep their businesses afloat in the face of rising costs


Make money move to avoid a cashflow crunch

Strong cashflow is the lifeblood of any business with cashflow issues cited as one of the most common reasons why businesses fail.

Business management

Good cash flow habits – the difference between surviving or thriving

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Business management

Why a business savings account is smart business

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Business Loans

Alternative business funding for small businesses

UK SMEs collectively missed out on £3.6bn of funding from traditional lenders in 2021

Finding and selling to customers

Avoiding the overtrading trap: When to take orders, and when not to

Overtrading means when you are selling more products than you can afford to buy. Simon Rigby offers tips to avoid this tricky situation


The importance of credit control 

Keep your small business cash flowing through this handy guide to best-practice credit control


15 ways to improve cash flow

Here, we present some top tips for start-ups and SMEs on how to improve your processes and manage your cash flow smartly.


Debt recovery explained – a guide for your small business

Commercial debt recovery: how can I help myself and what do I need from a third-party collections business?

Finding and selling to customers

How Amazon Ads is supporting entrepreneurs

Digital ad campaigns aren't just for big businesses. Here's why you should be considering it...

Partner content

What are the funding options for hospitality businesses?

Hospitality businesses have faced a number of challenges in the last couple of years. Find out what funding and support is available.


6 types of business funding for UK tech companies

Here we explore six types of business funding that can help your UK tech company expand and reach its goals.

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.