The number one aim of small businesses is to become profitable, and quickly. By nature, a small enterprise will have seasonal ups and downs and a cash cycle dictated by factors beyond their control, so ensuring they have enough cash to hand is critical. Profitable companies might see their cash reserves affected if they are moving too fast, and stagnating companies might find an unexpected liquidity issue unsurmountable.
The Banking Business Model, In Detail – Part I: Cross-Border Payments
Everything has already been invented. How many times have you heard this said? It’s true that since the start of the internet revolution, creating new business ideas seems to be less of a daunting prospect and a increasingly attainable option for all. As a result, it now seems especially difficult to create new added-value services.
As of 2015, the generation known as ‘millennials’ – those born between 1981 and 2005 - is the largest generation in history, surpassing the so-called Baby Boomers, one of the most important generations of our time, according to Pew Research Center. In America, there are currently more than 80 million millennials, the oldest of which will turn 36 this year, and they are expected to generate 46% of all U.S income by 2025.
The exponential growth of technology is the paradigm that was described by Moore’s Law years ago and is characteristic of the present evolutionary process in technology. How fast this technology becomes reality is difficult to quantify, but a first discussion point may be the business context in which innovation will become preeminent. The banking industry is ripe for disruptive innovation, but it is a fact that there is a gap between the latest financial technology developments and the reality that banking customers are faced with.