When Sage, (or Softline as it was known back then) opened its doors in 1988, the few small businesses that actually had PCs were the early adopters of a new wave of technology. The company’s founders needed to drag a hefty desktop computer around to show prospective clients how they could benefit from automating their accounting and payroll practices with its new software.
A financial director is responsible for keeping the company financially afloat while helping to plan for the future. He or she takes on a vast responsibility, as poor cash flow or debt management can ruin a company’s chance of survival.
By Daryl Blundell, Managing Director for Sage SSB (Start-up and small businesses) Accounting South & Southern Africa, consisting of Sage One and Sage Pastel Accounting
The start of a New Year is always a great time to re-evaluate your business plans and operations, and ask yourself if there’s anything you could do better.