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Unlock cash with capital working days

Working capital, also known as cash flow, is the lifeblood of every business, yet many businesses fail to understand and track it. Michael Fingland, CEO of Vantage Performance, says as a business grows, the amount of working capital increases. He explains the need to calculate working capital days, for example, capturing the period from purchasing …

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Why all Turnarounds must start with aggressive Working Capital Management

Working capital management is critical in any business, but it becomes even more crucial in a turnaround situation. When a business is facing financial difficulties, it needs to address the immediate need for cash to keep its operations going. Working capital management is the process of managing the company’s short-term assets and liabilities to ensure …

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Your financier is not your enemy

Open and candid communication with financiers is crucial in a turnaround situation. However the majority of businesses fear their financiers reaction so they stop communicating. When a company is struggling financially, it is natural for financiers to become concerned about the company’s ability to repay its debts. If communication breaks down or becomes opaque, financiers …

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Chasing the White Knight

White knight is defined by Merriam-Webster as one who comes to the rescue of another. In business, fresh capital is too often assumed to be the white knight, and yet it is not. What you do with that capital is. Chasing the white knight A high proportion of our clients come to us having run …

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How to deal with a workout banker

If a business requires more attention and monitoring from it’s financier than usual, it may be referred to a different section of the bank, colloquially known as workout. So, how does that change your relationship with your bank? Phil Dobbie talks to Matt Jesse in this edition of the Vantage Performance Podcast. Matt has 25 …

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The New Safe Harbour Laws

This week a significant step was made by Australian legislators, introducing a Safe Harbour provision for directors of companies that could be trading insolvent. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No 2) Bill 2017 enables directors to pursue reforms in their business rather than moving the company into administration. In this podcast, Phil Dobbie …

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