Are You Under-Banked?
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Are You Under-Banked?

Are you under-banked? If so, you’re not alone. A recent article I read indicated that among CFO’s, being under-banked has landed on the growing list of challenges most CFO’s face. Here’s why:  A recent report stated that the financial landscape for small to medium sized businesses (SMB’s) has changed significantly.  Credit markets have become increasingly biased toward bigger…

2 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Talk to a Bank
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2 Questions You Need to Answer Before You Talk to a Bank

Every business owner wants abundant cash flow in their business. It’s emotional and practical. Cash is like oxygen. Your business can’t function without it.  When cash is in short supply, owners become lightheaded, then despondent, then desperate. Cash represents success and lack of it, failure. It’s not a question of “if” cash is in short supply,…

Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 3, The Cash Flow Statement
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Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 3, The Cash Flow Statement

Every business owner wants to increase cash flow to have more cash. But it’s frustrating trying to figure out which “levers” to pull to increase cash flow. It shouldn’t be so hard to have a business that brings in more cash than it spends. Recent studies show that the lack of cash flow is the…

Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 2, The Income Statement
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Teaching Financials to Drive Performance: Part 2, The Income Statement

Every business owner has a big vision for their company and wants to make it happen. However, when the owner is struggling with making the company bigger, they often get confused or frustrated that it’s not happening. They didn’t teach you how to grow your company in college and there’s no on-the-job training when you’re…

What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Leverage
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What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Leverage

COVID-19 was public enemy #1 last year, wreaking havoc on businesses across the country. Business owners were faced with declining revenue, operating losses, and layoffs. Many business owners who had never been through a recession before were devastated, overwhelmed, and anxious as they dealt with cash flow issues they had never faced. They weren’t sure if…

What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Accounts Receivable

What You Really Need to Know About Changes in Accounts Receivable

80% of startup businesses fail in the first 5 years and 50% of those fail because of cash flow issues. I hate to see so many failures because of cash flow when it’s something that can be prevented or mitigated. One major cash flow killer in a business is the slowdown of collecting accounts receivable….

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