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Develop Negotiating Skills

OBJECTIVE: In this session we cover the important impact of good negotiating skills in growing your business. We will also explore ways to build up sk...

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Cash Forecasting

Cost control and budget discipline are very important, but as you know only too well, cash is king. Without sufficient cash your business will fail. A...

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Production Planning in 5 Steps

    Are you a manufacturing firm? If so, you will need a production plan to ensure that you have all the inputs for production ready at the...

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Accessing Procurement Opportunities: Frequently Asked Questions

  Below are the most common questions from companies interested in winning new business through procurement.  1. What type of procurement op...

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Quick Ratio

This is a very similar ratio to the current ratio. The difference is that stocks or inventories are deducted from the current assets figure. This prov...

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Debt to Asset Ratio

This ratio measures the extent to which the assets of the business are funded by loans and other borrowings including trade creditors. Assets can be f...

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Current Ratio

This ratio measures the ability of the business to pay off all short-term debts and borrowings using the value of current assets (stocks or inventorie...

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Gross Profit Margin

This ratio is used mainly for manufacturing businesses or those that purchase and further develop materials for sale. It measures the value added to p...

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Return of Equity

This is a measure of the return that owners of the business make on their investment. In an owner owned business, it represents the rate at which prof...

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Debt to Equity Ratio

This ratio measures the extent to which the owners' equity (including retained earnings) is available to fund the debts of the business. It is usually...

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Return on Assets Employed

This measures how much profit is generated from using the assets of the business. One of the true skills of managing a business is to get the best use...

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Operating Profit Margin

This is similar to the gross profit margin, except it measures the extent to which the total sales figure is converted into profit after the normal co...

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