3 Liquidity Traps to Avoid
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3 Liquidity Traps to Avoid

You might be in a growth phase of your business. Growth always requires cash and cash is generally at a premium. Further, there are some liquidity traps to be avoided as you grow. Here’s 3 to watch out for:  1) Excess build-up of accounts receivable  It’s normal for your receivables to increase when you grow. However, if…

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…

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
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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….

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

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020!  It’s a new day and a new year. If COVID taught you anything, it’s that when a business is in crisis mode, it often goes undetected for a while. Through no fault of their own, many business owners either lost control or felt out of control when money…

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