Managing your cash flow in the hangover period
The January to March quarter is a tough cash flow period for every small business.
We call it the hangover period.
Retail businesses have sold all their stock during Black Friday and Boxing day sales and find themselves scrambling to buy more. Services businesses are suffering from a lack of staff productivity during the silly season.
Most people are still on holiday, so the sales pipeline is on hold until after Australia day.
Combine that with: Superannuation payments due late January, December BAS due in late February, FBT due in April, and Income tax return payments due in May; it often results in small businesses suffering large cash flow challenges.