Some that might be immune to 'ecessionitis'

Hasenfuss, Marc
November 2008
Finweek;11/27/2008, p21
The article offers investment information guidelines when investing to smaller companies in South Africa. Since small companies are usually affected in a downturn economy, investors need to look into the cash flows irregularity and observe the management teams employed. Since small caps is favored over defensive investment portfolio, investors need to filter a potential investment to greatly reduce the risks associated in small capital investments.


Related Articles

  • SMEs suffering from quick billing and slow payment, says research. Sheahan, Tim // PrintWeek (Haymarket Business Publications Ltd);8/29/2008, p10 

    The article focuses on a survey of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Great Britain conducted by HSBC which revealed that many companies are overly reliant on savings and overdrafts to fund cashflow and major investments. The study showed that SMEs are under pressure from suppliers...

  • UK small-cap sector sees biggest outflows. Hughes, Frances // Fund Strategy;11/6/2006, p10 

    The article reports on the increase in the net retail outflows of smaller companies sector in September 2006 in Great Britain. The monthly statistics from the Investment Management Association revealed that biggest outflows were seen in property funds which counted for 74 percent of sales....

  • Financial Contracting Theory Meets the Real World: An Empirical Analysis of Venture Capital Contracts. Kaplan, Steven N.; Strömberg, Per // Review of Economic Studies;Apr2003, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p281 

    We compare the characteristics of real-world financial contracts to their counterparts in financial contracting theory. We do so by studying the actual contracts between venture capitalists (VCs) and entrepreneurs. The distinguishing characteristic of VC financings is that they allow VCs to...

  • Make life easier for small business.  // Finance Week;12/2/2002, p56 

    Reports the need to alleviate the huge administrative and cash flow burden on registered small businesses in South Africa. Introduction of a three-month payment cycle; Accounts on the fundamental differences between informal traders and formal enterprises; Importance of realizing the full...

  • Small business owners must keep close tabs on cash flow. Bober, Mark // Crain's Cleveland Business;11/27/95, Vol. 16 Issue 48, p15 

    Provides suggestions to small business owners on how to generate excess cash flow. Advantages of using payables to finance investments in inventory; Reduction of inventory levels; Emphasis on the basics of working capital management.

  • Can pay, won't pay. Levy, Mike // Director;Jan2000, Vol. 53 Issue 6, p19 

    Deals with cashflow problems of small companies in Great Britain. Details on the Late Payment Act; Options for small firms; Suggested solutions to the problems.

  • For small biz cash counts. Clement // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);01/14/2000, Vol. 47 Issue 2, p27A 

    Focuses on the importance cash flow for small businesses in Long Island, New York. Companies' use of short-term capital for short-term needs; Importance of planning and organization; Need for focus on inventory.

  • Five tips for improving cash flow for small businesses. Klinger, Carlton // Central Penn Business Journal;5/25/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 22, p21 

    The article offers suggestion on improving cash flow for small businesses, which includes taking advantage of technological innovations, making investments and ensuring access to cash.

  • PRIORITY PROBLEMS. Gome, Amanda // BRW;6/5/2003, Vol. 25 Issue 21, p56 

    Reports on the cashflow problems facing small- and medium-sized businesses, according to the 2003 Yellow Pages index by Sensis.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics