Holiday cash flow for your small business

January 15, 2024
Holiday cash flow for your small business

Small businesses often face challenges during this time of year. By taking a proactive approach and planning ahead, you can ensure a financially stress-free holiday season. Reach out to us for assistance and let us help you navigate through this period with ease.

Are you planning to take a well-deserved break from your business this year?

During this time of year, small businesses often face challenges. While expenses persist, cashflow can be affected when debtors go on holiday.

Leading up to the holiday period, is your business cash flow in good health to carry you through? With a bit of pre-planning and being proactive, you can set yourself up for a financially stress-free holiday.

Planning your cash-flow over the holiday period

Invoice early - Send any invoices that you can, and in advance if possible. Perhaps consider whether you have any regular clients or customers that you could offer a retainer or similar deal to if they book services or make a purchase from you in advance.

Chase payment - Use this opportunity to chase up any outstanding payments. Strong communication and relationships matter - talk to clients and chase invoices.

Talk to suppliers - A little honesty can go a long way. Perhaps they can extend a line of credit for your payments to them. In most cases, a good supplier would rather offer a little flexibility to keep an ongoing business relationship.

Review your costs - Make sure you have a clear picture of your payroll, and any other planned expenses that will need to be accounted for. It’s also a good idea to do a general review of expenses. Business costs can creep up, and it’s a great idea to make a time to check on your expenses regularly, no matter what your financial situation. Review all of your regular payments and subscriptions as well as upcoming costs. There may be travel, functions or purchases which you can decide on an alternative approach to.

Talk to the bank or tax department - If cashflow is tight, make sure you have conversations early so you have everything in place to see you through.

We can help you navigate the holiday period and help you alleviate cashflow worries. So you get a well deserved break.

When you’re planning for a break, book an appointment with us.

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