Business finance

This section contains tips on everything from raising finance to maintaining good financial control...

Raising finance
Maximise your chance of raising funds.
Three steps to cheaper financing
Keeping down the costs of external financing.
Obtaining better financial control
The importance of monitoring projections and results.
Can you cut your interest payments?
Minimise the payments on your borrowing.
Don't cut costs - manage them
An introduction to target costing.
Negotiate credit card fees
Make sure you get the best credit card deal.
Reduce your utility bills
A checklist for utility savings.
Track your leases
Set up a tracking system for your equipment leases.
Watch your margins when the good times roll
Beware a common trap of allowing margins to slip with business is good.
Save money on office furniture and equipment
Advantages of buying secondhand.