Estimates say that the number of freelancers entering the marketplace is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 15%. Enterprise company layoffs and the demand for more flexibility after the pandemic are two of many reasons that more people are considering freelancing. If you're ready to hang out your shingle, you definitely want to make sure you're on steady ground, so preparation and planning are necessary.
Listed as an asset on financial statements such as the balance sheet, accounts receivable is an important resource to your business. It's considered an asset because it can be converted to cash if collected within the payment terms set in your client contracts. If it's not collected in a timely manner, it becomes a drain on company resources. Policies and procedures must be documented to increase the success of these collections.
Does your business use an accounts receivable policy?
Accuracy and details are crucial when invoicing business clients on retainer or for goods or services provided by your company. In fact, there are some attributes that can be added to invoices to prompt early payment or at least reduce the risk of late payments.
Use these invoicing best practices so your B2B clients pay on time.
The results are in. After a 6-month trial of over 60 companies in the United Kingdom, nearly every company in the pilot study has chosen to continue a four-day workweek. Company revenue stayed roughly the same during the trial but showed a 35% increase compared to similar periods in previous years. Most importantly, employee turnover was reduced by 57% with reports of improved well-being, better work-life balance, and reduced stress.
Looking closer, is a four-day workweek right for your growing business?
As accounts receivable (AR) begin to fall delinquent, your business expenses could fall delinquent as well. With every late-paying client, cash flow for payroll, rent, or other vendors falls short, threatening your company's bottom line and growth. The effectiveness of your accounts receivable department may be one of the most important measurements to determine the success of your business.
Use these tips to efficiently collect AR and get invoices paid faster.
The recent Silicon Valley Bank crisis sent ripples through the world of small businesses, startups, and venture capital. Thankfully, the crisis was mainly thwarted by getting bailed out and addressed by calls for regulation by the Biden administration. But it set enough investors on edge to recognize that it's not the first crisis to affect businesses, and it certainly won't be the last.
Here's how your business can find cash and stay resilient in a crisis.
When you own your own business, something always demands your attention. Whether it's troubleshooting office issues like internet outages, customer service challenges, or trying to get paid, entrepreneurship is a busy vocation. To grow your business, you may need to adjust your focus from putting out fires to looking at your business differently.
Adjust your perspective with this helpful advice for busy business owners.
When you agree to do business with another company, the expectation is that you'll provide goods or services, and they'll pay in a timely manner. Providing the goods or services costs your company in overhead, salaries, expenses, and more. So what happens if your client doesn't pay on time or at all? Is there anything you can do to get paid or prevent late payments?
Here's how to deal with clients who don't pay.
Financial statements are as important to business leaders as they are to investors. Working capital provides a financial snapshot of your business on the balance sheet - the difference between the company's current assets and its current liabilities. A cash flow statement offers insight into the expected cash generated over a certain period of time. Both cash flow and working capital affect each other and are valuable measurements of financial health.
Let's review these important financial statements to keep your business running smoothly.
It's time that we review our blog posts from the past year to discover any trending topics for 2023. In previous years, we've used this annual review to learn insights on how we can do better for our readers. Let us know if there's a topic that we can do better for you in the upcoming year.