Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Functions of Business Finance

By Arfan Ul Haq Subscribe to RSS | March 8th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Strength and soundness of business depends on the availability of finance and competency with which it is used. The abundance of finance can do wonders and its scarcity can ruin even a well established business. Finance increases the strength and viability of business. It increases the resistance capacity of a business to face losses and economic depression. It is just like a lubricant, the more it is applied to the business, the quickly the business will move. Following headings explain the importance of finance to business:

(1) Initiating Business: Finance is the first and fore most requirement of every business. It is the starting point of every business, industrial project etc. Whether you start a sole proprietary concern, a partnership firm, a company or a charity institution, you need ample amount of finance. It is equally important for profit seeking and non-profit activities. It is equally important for a multinational organization and for a free dispensary.

(2) Purchase of Assets: Finance is needed to purchase all sorts of assets. Even if credit is available some down payment is to be made. Mostly finance is needed at the start of business for the purchase of fixed assets. These fixed assets consume a large amount of initial investment of the entrepreneur, so he may face liquidity difficulty in running day to day affairs of the business.

(3) Initial Losses: No business attains high profit on the first day of commencement. Some losses are normal before the business reaches its full capacity and generate enough revenue to match cost. Finance is necessary so that these initial losses can be sustained and business can be allowed to progress gradually.

(4) Professional Services: Certain business need services of specialized personnel. Such personnel have rich experience in specialized fields and they can provide useful guidance to make business profitable. Nevertheless these services are costly. Finance is always needed so that services of such professional consultants can be hired.

(5) Development: Business is always exposed to change. New innovations and emergence of new technologies replaces old techniques out of market. So in order to remain in the market, it is needed to keep the business well equipped with all emerging tools and techniques. This required finance. New technology is always expensive as it is better than others. So finance is needed to purchase new equipment and keep the business running.

(6) Information Technology: Information technology has now changed the geography of the business battle field. The home markets have now extended virtually to other comers of the world. The whole world can be your customer or competitor. To face such a fierce competition, IT is needed. Skills and competency in IT can perform miracles. But finance is again the decisive factor. It is very much needed to incorporate expensive IT products in the business.

(7) Media War: The advertisement and promotion have now become a vital elements for the success of business. The way a businessman approaches a customer and convinces him to purchase his product has become more important than the quality of product. With advertisement on International media, a businessman can reach the minds of millions of people around the globe. However, advertisement is a luxury which every business can't afford. Huge finance is required to meet advertisement expenses.

(8) Resource Management: Finance is very essential for efficient resource management. Resources here include capital and human resources. Maintenance of plant and equipment and training of employees all need finance. Establishment of new industrial units, expansion of plant capacity, hiring of well learned skilful laborers - all

these factors can lead to huge revenue but at the first place they need finance to start with.

(9) Stock Investments: These investments are those which are made to hold ample stock of raw materials in hand. Bulk purchase of raw materials is profitable in a sense that purchase discount can be attained and there is no danger of production halts. So companies most often hold huge amount of stocks and raw materials. But such an investment can be made only if a company has sufficient capital or finance to carry out its daily operation easily besides holding huge stock.

(10) Combating Risks: Everything is exposed to one or more risks. A business is also exposed to variety of risks. These risks include natural hazards, burden of any huge liability, loss of market or brand name etc. Finance is needed to make business powerful, so that it can sustain occasional losses and liabilities.

Arfan Ul Haq - About Author:
Arfan Ul Haq is an Asian author. He writes articles about scope of development economics, principles of micro economics and managerial economics.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/investing-articles/functions-of-business-finance.htm

Related Investing Articles Subscribe to RSS

Get fast business funding within days of applying
Published by Merchant Cash on March 29th 2012 | Finance
As with any business, your organisation is all about your ability to manage your customers and your ...
 
Quick Text Loans- astonishing opportunity to obtain finance quickly
Published by Calvien Peter on November 30th 2011 | Finance
Quick Text Loans are enormous funds that are availed to candidates on sending an easy text to your a...
 
Unsecured business loans your funding option for urgent business funding
Published by Macrobusinesscapital@gmail.com on December 21st 2011 | Finance
There are certainly such times with business people, no matter whatever kind business they are deali...
 
Getting the most out of your unsecured business loans
Published by Mathias Scott on June 14th 2012 | Finance
An unsecured loan is one that you get without having to put forth a collateral. In this form of lend...
 
Bookkeeping services...Utilizing tricks for development and growth of business
Published by Nelson on January 27th 2012 | Finance
Complete End to End Business Solution offering various services such as Incorporation, Bookkeeping, ...
 
Overcome finance related business issues with a reliable insolvency company
Published by Ashish Pandey on January 16th 2012 | Finance
Any business might go through different kinds of hurdles and when things get out of control it is go...
 
Small business loans for women business owners
Published by Merchant Cash on March 29th 2012 | Finance
Gone are the days when business was thought to be the exclusive domain of men, and women were consid...
 
What digital options are in stock market business?
Published by Alvin Cook on February 20th 2012 | Investing
Latest stock market strategy which provides huge gain in terms of large investors...
 
Business loans or business grants what is better?
Published by Macrobusinesscapital@gmail.com on December 10th 2011 | Finance
Pumping up your business with adequate funds is always what you need as an entrepreneur. To get the ...
 
Meet all small tasks with ease with short period online finance
Published by Sandra Jeux on March 1st 2012 | Finance
Now don’t bother about urgent cash you need at the time of emergency, apply online with easy short...
 
Merchant cash advance is the new kind of business loan
Published by Sadie Rad on April 16th 2012 | Finance
Small businesses are on the rise everywhere and all they need is funding. It is absolutely necessary...
 
Give your business organization an overall development with Benchmarking process
Published by Tommy Jackson on August 1st 2012 | Investing
Benchmarking process is one of the tools you’ll get once you hire these consultants. These are som...
 
Benefits of using business lines of credit
Published by Kemar Roach on June 12th 2012 | Finance
Small business line of credit is a kind of financing that is offered by a lot of business banks and ...
 
BROKERAGE CASA DE BOLSA identifies the business of a stock broker.
Published by Saundra Macdonald on June 8th 2012 | Investing
He or she acts as an intermediary between a purchaser as well as vendor of financial loans. For this...
 
Consider outsourcing your debt settlement business
Published by John Taylor on December 5th 2011 | Finance
If your business involves debt resolution services, the business may quickly spin out of control due...
 
Cash Loans No Credit Check Canada: Alleviation of finance crisis
Published by Lily Jacobs on March 12th 2012 | Finance
Cash loans no credit check Canada are an ideal option available to the salaried people of Canada to ...
 
Set up new strategies for your business with Bookkeeping
Published by Nelson on March 14th 2012 | Finance
Complete End to End Business Solution offering various services such as Incorporation, Bookkeeping, ...
 
Solve many of your problems in a while through quick finance
Published by John Harry on February 18th 2012 | Finance
Easy finances through financers help an individual to fight with the devils of unexpected expenses. ...
 
If you accept Visa and MasterCard you can get Bad credit small business loans
Published by Joseph Richard on April 4th 2012 | Finance
Despite it being a popular means of finance, there are several business operators who are unsure of ...
 
Bookkeeping performs an extremely important role in every business
Published by Nelson on February 29th 2012 | Finance
Complete End to End Business Solution offering various services such as Incorporation, Bookkeeping, ...