Here are some useful resources to help you with various aspects of managing money:
Financial management: An introduction for community shops (pdf download 2.5MB)
A manual to demystify the principles and jargon used in finance. Provides practical advice and tips to help with day to day reporting and other business needs.
Keeping a register of shareholders and issuing share certificates (pdf download)
Retail cashflow forecast template (Excel download)
Excel spreadsheet template to help you manage cashflow.
Top tips selling to public sector (pdf download)
There is huge market potential for social enterprises to sell to the public sector. However you must research the market thoroughly and ensure enough capacity to deliver.
Trading for success (pdf download 4MB)
A practical guide to marketing and financial management for community food enterprises. From Making Local Food Work (MLFW)