We cannot stress this enough; stable cash flow plays a vital part in the success of your business. Poor cash flow may mean that you can’t pay your suppliers, this can damage your reputation and your relationships. A poor cash flow can hamper your business’s ability to grow and potentially means that you will have…

Halloween is a time where people are scared by ghosts, witches and zombies but for many businesses, it’s late payments and unstable cash flow that cause the real fright. While risk in business is unavoidable, a credit check can help you to manage and even prevent unexpected scares. Overdue and missed payments are an inevitable…

If you are considering extending a line of credit to your customers, you need to be sure that you are not damaging your own cash flow and risking your business. It is important that you do your due diligence on a client before entering into a credit agreement to make sure that they will be…

Working capital is important for the successful, every day running of your business. It is defined as the amount of money that your business needs to meet your daily financial obligations. Working capital is an indicator of how effectively your business operates; an unhealthy working capital means that you will be unable to make payments…

We have all experienced the impact that a personal credit score has on our lives. The ability to apply for credit cards, loans and mortgages is hinged on our credit score, and it’s the same for our businesses. Your business credit score determines if suppliers will trade with you if you can secure new funding…

There’s no doubt about it, running a business can take up a lot of your time, meaning that you can’t focus on growing your business and making important connections. Outsourcing certain tasks, like credit control, can not only ease the pressure on your team but boost productivity and help you to control your cash flow….

Time and time again we speak with clients that are struggling with their cash flow because of late payments and evasive customers. Using a third party, like Commercial Domestic Investigations can help to improve your cash flow. However, there are some ways that you can take care of these problems before having to call in…

At Commercial Domestic Investigations, we have spent a lot of time talking about the negative effects of late payments on your business; you can even lose customers over unpaid invoices. But what do you do when one of your most valuable customers misses a payment? Of course, all of your clients are valuable and to…

In a bid to try and ease the pressure associated with late payments, the Government have introduced a new Pre-Action Protocol that came into force yesterday (1st October 2017). The Protocol applies to any business (including sole traders and public bodies) that is claiming a debt from an individual (including sole traders). The Protocol doesn’t…

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