Manage your cash flow
- Build a cash flow plan – monitor what’s coming in and going out weekly or monthly
- Put money aside for contingencies – you’ll be in much better shape if customers don’t pay on time, or unexpected costs and shortfalls come up
- Stress-test your cash flow – for example, if your debtors take an extra 30 days to pay or if your creditors want payment up front, how will this impact your cash flow?
- Tell suppliers if you need time to pay – the earlier you speak, the more flexible they may be