Tag - Cash flow

Surviving 2014 as a small business

South Africa’s economic outlook for year 2014 remains the subject of a national discussion and economists continue to emphasise that the country is not out of the woods yet. Early in 2014, consumers were greeted by yet another petrol price increase when the Department of Energy announced a rise of nearly 40 cents per litre for unleaded and high...

Knowing your break-even point

A small business owner learns the importance of knowing his break-even point Nico Jano runs a waste management business in Pofadder in the Northern Cape which in his words is “making some money”. He is now in a position where he needs to start managing his finances in more detail and to build a cushion to protect his business during difficult...

Managing cash flow for a small business

James is an estate agent who focuses on both commercial and residential property leasing and sales. He recently moved from Durban and started his own agency in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg. “I have a challenging situation. I have no cash flow and as a result my business is under pressure. I am struggling to raise capital to inject into...