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The word 2020 written on highway road in the middle of empty asphalt road at golden sunset and beautiful blue sky. Concept for new year 2020.

Looking Forward to 2020

Owning and operating a small business takes dedication and hard work. As 2019 comes to a close, it’s a good time to take a look back at the business practices that worked well, and which ones need to be improvement.

Consider these tips to make sure your business remains successful in the coming year.

FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT

One of the biggest challenges with running a small business is distraction. This often stems from the need to wear many hats. Since you may not have the financial muscle to employ top talent, you’ll often find yourself being the accountant, attorney, and marketer of your business at the same time. Studies show that such “multitasking” can seriously derail your progress and possibly even put you out of business.

So, in 2020, stop being a jack of all trades and put all your energy on what you set out to do. If need be, bring in other people with requisite skill sets to help in those other areas.

INVEST IN THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Aside from hiring skilled talent to help you run the day to day tasks, in the upcoming year, something else that will help you accelerate your growth is using the right tools. Tools here refer any software or hardware that can help you solve problems more easily or cost-effectively.

If properly used, these tools will increase your efficiency and help you reach your goals faster. Remember, the keyword is – right. Pick only what you need; tools that can truly help you grow. Find an expert to help you pick out the most efficient and cost effective  systems for your business.

CONSIDER OUTSOURCING NON-PROFITABLE BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

In some cases, it may make more sense to outsource certain activities than to keep them in-house.  If slow-paying customers are creating cash flow problems you may want to consider partnering with a Factoring company.

Accounts receivable factoring, also known as invoice factoring, allows you to receive immediate cash for your outstanding invoices in exchange for a small fee.  Depending on your particular circumstances, invoice factoring for enhanced cash flow may be an attractive alternative to time-consuming in-house collections.

BE AHEAD OF THE GAME

Lastly and most importantly, don’t let anything fall behind. From your finances to technology and talent-wise, don’t be left behind in 2020. The digital world is evolving at a dizzying pace. Things change pretty much every day. In 2017, for example, we saw a lot of movement in payment technologies. Social media too witnessed a lot of changes. More changes have come about in 2018 and 2019.  Stay up with technology and the best option for your business.

If you want to fast-track your growth in 2020, you can’t let such movements escape you. Collect data at every step and use this data to manage your finances and adjust your priorities. Don’t be caught lacking cash flow to continue growing your business. 

We hope you found these tips helpful.  Call American Receivable today, or email us to learn more about how  invoice factoring can put your  business ahead in 2020 with positive cash flow. You may also click here to submit an application for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.