Practical Business Skills - Managing Business

Once you start your business, it’s time to get to work running day-to-day operations. From sales to customer service, small business owners often get involved in every part of their business. To finish the course, all modules must be completed.
Business Stage Start Up
Duration 100 minutes
Language/s English

New or even experienced business owners can benefit from learning more about business management. Whether you want to inspire your staff, promote your business or increase your income, there’s always more to learn. Continuing your education can also help you stay ahead of changes in the law, such as a new regulation that impacts your business’s industry, and learn about better ways to run your business.

Financial Management
Day-to-day financial management can include deciding how to accept payments from customers, knowing where and how to borrow money, timing your revenue (incoming money) and expenses and making sure your business is making money. 

Keeping clear records of income, expenses, employees, tax documents and accounts is more than good business. It will bring you peace of mind, help you monitor progress toward goals and save you time and money. 

Planning for Emergencies
An emergency fund keeps you prepared for unplanned expenses, whether they are the result of a slow sales period or an unplanned event. Having an insurance policy for your business may cover your expenses and lost revenue in the event of a disaster or other mishap, but having cash reserves can help keep your business running. 

Financial Statements
Your company's financial statements are important records that can give you insight into the financial well-being of your business and help you plan your company’s future. By creating and reviewing financial statements, you’ll be able to quickly determine which parts of your business are making or losing money, if you’re making enough money to cover expenses in the future and whether your business is growing or shrinking. 

Promoting a Business
No matter how in-demand your product may be, you’ll still need to reach new customers and generate interest in your offerings. Luckily, there are many ways you can attract customers without spending a lot of money, such as creating social media profiles and promoting word-of-mouth referrals.

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