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'Within a few weeks of joining we'd taken advantage of FSB’s Online Legal Documents. We started a graduate programme and access to these documents gave us an understanding of the legal side, and has helped us to create a number of processes and procedures.'
'When we first took on a member of staff, we used the online legal document template library. FSB does more important stuff than you think it does, there are lots of member benefits, probably more than we actually use.'
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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has a fixed price of £129.
British small businesses are tired of chasing payments, with new research from Xero revealing a total 64 per cent of small business invoices are paid late. It also reveals that business owners spend an average 10 per cent of their day chasing up late payments.
Besides the wasted time and stress, chasing invoices can have a significant impact on the cash flow of a business. Below are five things you can do now to improve the invoicing process and ultimately boost your cash flow.
Money goes out, but will it come back? By mapping your finances out on a weekly, monthly, quarterly basis you will start to get an idea of when a surge is likely to happen, or a drought that might cripple your payroll.
If standard payment terms are 30-days, don’t assume your suppliers don’t offer a discount for early payment.
Any confusion or something wrong with an invoice, for example the date on the document doesn’t match the date it was sent, or the reference number is wrong, could create a payment lag. Administrative errors happen, but repeated errors will look unprofessional as well as disrupt cash flow.
It goes without saying that regular payments offer the chance for businesses to build relationships and support each other. Establish a routine and keep each other informed of best practice, policy innovation and tech advances.
Use cloud accounting software that allows you to send invoices straight from your phone and allow multiple people to view account data and check reports regularly via desktop or mobile, at home or on the beach – and even send polite, automated reminders for payment while you sleep.
Xero makes beautiful online accounting software for small business that helps more than 130,000 UK subscribers stay on top of their finances - anytime, anywhere, on any device. Try it free for 30-days.
Independent Financial Services provide unbiased, independent sound advice on personal and corporate financial planning to FSB members.
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