ZIMSEC O Level Business Studies Notes: Internal Sources of finance
- These are funds that can be raised from within the business
- Internal sources of finance include:
- Funds raised through the sell of goods and services (products) during a business’s normal operations
- Retained earnings-this is when funds are ploughed back into the business for example in companies this may be in the form of what are called reserves e.g. General Reserves etc
- This is the most popular source of finance in most businesses more especially sole traders
- The sale of fixed assets that a business owns.
- This might be coupled by a sale and leas back strategy where the business immediately leases back the assets from the seller so that it can keep using them
- Additional injections by current owners are sometimes considered an internal source of finance even though some authorities treat them as an external source of finance
- Depreciation-these is when amounts are set aside to cover the depreciation of an asset.
- Although they are treated as an expense in the Profit and Loss Account depreciation is actually a source of finance
- It represents funds that are accumulated by the business for the purpose of covering for the depreciation of assets.
- Increasing creditor’s payment days and decreasing debtor’s days
- Increasing creditors and decreasing debtors
- Reducing the amount of stocks held by the business
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