The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has devised a course which enables financial and non-financial professionals the chance to run a virtual business.
Julia Manley argues that in tough times investing in business intelligence tools can stimulate sales growth. They can help serve existing customers and boost working capital.
Drew Hofler at Ariba looks at how Pcards could benefit the complete financial supply chain by improving working capital.
The factoring arm of RBS procvides the case study of CVR which continued to grow through using factoring following a management buyout.
Here Ian Johnston of independent broker, Factoring Solutions, looks at how one offer on your factoring costs might look like a good deal but a closer look at your figures, and knowing what to look out for, can save a company a lot of money.
Here we outline the basics of factoring and points to watch out for.
Greenwich Associates, says U.S. companies expect a deep and long economic downturn. Its research shows that even the biggest and strongest U.S. companies are reporting difficulty accessing essential credit.
Ross Jackson, managing director of Fleet Operations, takes a look at the state of Britain's car market. He gives a personal view on why the fleet market is changing and why you should be taking a fresh look at both your fleet and funding partners if you want to stay in control of your costs.
Although factoring has become more important to the cash flow of British business, it still has its pitfalls. Here Gerry O'Kane looks at how to truly value your deal and points to other pitfalls and benefits.
British companies are historically poor at improving working capital. Finance Week figures show they are increasingly looking to factoring and asset-based lending to boost their cash flow. Here Gerry O'Kane looks at cash management and warns poor payers may cost more than you think.