• What happens if I don't have up-to-date information to make the right decisions about my business? Feb 22, 2019
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    Successful businesses are only as strong as their strategies. This means that it is absolutely vital to keep on top of how your business is performing at all times, enabling you to set targets, foresee problems and shape a perfect business strategy.

    Without this information, your business will have limited knowledge of its strengths, weaknesses and how it is performing on a daily basis – which can prove problematic if unforeseen challenges arise.

    In addition, without a sufficient overview of the ins and outs of your cash flow, you could be at risk of missing important warning signs of any problems until it is too late, and this could have irreparable consequences.

    The benefits of management accounts

    Management accounts can ensure that businesses are always armed with the right information to help them react in the right way at the right time.

    Every good set of management accounts should enable you to keep track of:

    • Cash flow
    • Profitability
    • Customer activity
    • Credit control
    • Budget comparisons
    In addition, management accounts can also be a huge benefit if you are interested in disposals, or mergers and acquisitions (M&A) later down the line.

    This is because businesses that are looking at expanding, selling or moving premises can compare such management information in order to assess the viability of such actions beforehand. The information is treated almost like a business ‘health check’.

    And it doesn’t end there. Management accounts can also be offered up to finance providers by businesses who are trying to obtain funding, too.

    Sadly, many businesses will dismiss management accounts as ‘non-essential’, but in reality, being confident in your decision-making capability at all times is the key to running a successful, flexible business.

    To find out how Lamont Pridmore can help you keep on top of the ins and outs of your business
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