The Cash Flow News Weekly

This week in the Cash Flow News… MPG in Administration MPG Print group has been said to go into administration – although this hasn’t been officially confirmed. The publishing business, formally known as MPG Books, recently took over Cambridge University Press and opened a new plant in Cambridge. However the new plant, originally costing £500,000 was eventually revealed to have cost £1.7 million. The company admitted that they had a “cash flow problem”, with Cambridge University Press commenting, “The management team of MPG today announced it is to go into administration… [we] will be taking … Continue reading

The Cash Flow News Weekly

This week, an increasing number of experts from all over the world warned that cash flow issues must be addressed. Entrepreneurs – Stay Positive A business advisor stated that “many entrepreneurs don’t watch the numbers” – warning that new business can get a false impression from positive cheque-books. Given that there’s a 49% chance of an American small business failing within 5 years, business owners should be more involved than ever with their cash flow. “I beg, plead and verbally hit people over the head: Please create a cash flow forecast!” said Charlene Finerty, owner … Continue reading

The Essential Business Questions: Have You Asked Them? Part 1

The owner – or manager – of every single business, whether it’s personalised piggy-banks or prisons, should ask themselves if they’re making the right decisions. As part 1 of our Essential Business Questions Blog, we turn the attention to you. We’ve compiled a list of 10 questions – more in part 2 – that business owners and managers should ask themselves to ensure their management, whether it be cash flow or personnel, is as it should be. The interesting thing about these questions is that they are universally relevant, big business or micro – so how many of these … Continue reading

The Cash Flow News Weekly

What’s in the news this week… Detroit’s finance worries A bankruptcy attorney released a report anticipating that Detroit would end the year with negative cash flow of around $90 million – leaving the city nearly bankrupt and running out of money. The city’s spending has been over by an average of $100 million per year. Read more… American businesses are hopeful  A survey showed that American small-business owners were ‘slightly more optimistic’ in April 2013 – with nearly half of all business owners saying that their companies’ cash flow over the past year as ‘very … Continue reading

The Essential Business Questions: Have You Asked Them? Part 2

The owner – or manager – of every single business, whether it’s personalised piggy-banks or prisons, should ask themselves if they’re making the right decisions. In part 1 we compiled a list of 10 questions that business owners and managers should ask themselves to ensure their management, whether it be cash flow or personnel, is as it should be. Here, in part 2, we ask another 10. All 20 questions are available for download in .pdf format below The interesting thing about these questions is that they are universally relevant, big business or micro – so how many of … Continue reading