From the point of company formation, business owners are constantly told how important managing a business’s cash flow is to the future success of their company.
One of the first steps to keeping a handle of your cash flow is establishing which costs are fixed – i.e. costs which will be incurred regardless of how profitable your company is – and costs which are flexible – i.e. paying suppliers and marketing and advertising.
Most small business owners identify the cost of their business premises as a fixed cost and while in essence this is true, according to a recent report; in the current economic climate there is scope to negotiate better deals on leases and rent.
The report, conducted by British Commercial Property Forum, found that recently formed companies are increasing negotiating shorter leases and better monthly rental rates.