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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Warning signs of insolvency for directors.

Top Ten Directors Insolvency Warning Signs ?
  1. Fire fighting - you don’t get your work done because of lack of focus. 
  2. Lack of information or wrong information and concentrating on non-essential issues. 
  3. Compartmentalising" problems - in other words do you deal with one creditor problem and ignore others? 
  4. Do you blame the bank? Your creditors? The customers (debtors)? Your accountants? Your advisors? In other words do you blame everyone except yourself for your cashflow pressure? 
  5. You don’t have a business plan. 
  6. You don’t have regular team, management and board meetings or up to date financial information. 
  7. You don’t like changes. 
  8. Directors are taking big salaries and expenses. 
  9. You think that one more sale, one more contract, one big customer payment will solve the cashflow problem? (It won’t)! 
  10. Really number one)! You have an overdrawn director’s current account. See a guide to this issue here: directors overdrawn current account in insolvency. 
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