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Watch-out for 5 Business Failure Signals

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Watch-out for 5 Business Failure Signals

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1. Business with poor profit

This is partly due to inability to attract new customer and unawareness of break-even sales. Set a sales goal and a profit margin to help set priority.[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”#ffffff” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

2. Poor trade receivable management

When business is growing, receivable management is neglected. In bad times, long overdue debtors could threaten your cash flow position. Solid collection procedure strengthen your debt recovery.[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”#ffffff” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

3. Did not prepare cash flow forecast

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4. Unable to measure business performance

Fixed cost is not fixed when business is growing. Fixed costs is not reduced when sales is declined. Fixed cost could spread over a range of products and services. Identifying and eliminating the unprofitable products could turn around a loss in business.[/fusion_text][separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”10″ bottom_margin=”10″ sep_color=”#ffffff” border_size=”” icon=”” icon_circle=”” icon_circle_color=”” width=”” alignment=”center” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]

5. Business without long term plan

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